Month: September 2018

India Won Silver In Asian Team Snooker Championship

India Won Silver In Asian Team Snooker Championship India defeated Pakistan at the goal of 2-3 in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship. Pankaj Advani and Malkeet Singh represented India while Babar Masih and Mohammad Asif were from the Pakistani side. About Asian Team Snooker Championship It is the premier non-professional snooker tournament […]

BSNL signed deal with SoftBank, NTT to roll out 5G in India

BSNL signed deal with SoftBank, NTT to roll out 5G in India  BSNL Chairman Anupam Shrivastava announced that BSNL with Japan’s SoftBank and NTT Communications may launch 5G internet service and Internet of Things (IoT) technology by 2020 in India. BSNL has signed agreement with Nokia and Cisco as well for developing 5G ecosystem.

India seeks DAC approval to procure SPIKE missiles from Israel

India seeks DAC approval to procure SPIKE missiles from Israel The Army has brought its idea to buy the Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel before the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) for approval. DAC is to conduct some validation trials for the procurement process. The deal is for 170 launchers, 4,500 missiles and 15 simulators. Spike is a fourth-generation, man-portable missile, fire-and-forget […]

IRDA Raised Minimum Driver Insurance Cover To INR 15 Lakh

IRDA Raised Minimum Driver Insurance Cover To INR 15 Lakh Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority raised the minimum insurance cover for owner-driver to Rs. 15 lakh for a premium of Rs. 750 per annum, a move to provide some succour to road accident victims. Currently, the capital sum insured (CSI) under this section for motorized two-wheelers and […]

Scientist Dr VR Lalithambika is heading India’s First Human Space Mission

Scientist Dr VR Lalithambika is heading India’s First Human Space Mission The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has chosen veteran scientist Dr VR Lalithambika to head its Gaganyaan mission to put an Indian in space by 2022. The 56-year-old scientist has 30 years of experience in space missions with ISRO. She was also a key member of the team responsible […]

Corporation Bank & NeSL ink pact for sharing security information under IBBI rule

Corporation Bank & NeSL ink pact for sharing security information under IBBI rule Corporation bank inked a pact on information utility (IU) agreement with National e-Governance Services Ltd (NeSL). Corporation Bank: Headquarters: Mangalore. MD & CEO: Shri Jai Kumar Garg. Tagline: A Premier Public Sector Bank, Prosperity for all. Full form of NCLT: National Company Law Tribunal.

Anil Kumar Chaudhary replaced P K Singh as new SAIL chairman

Anil Kumar Chaudhary replaced P K Singh as new SAIL chairman Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed Anil Kumar Chaudhary as the new chairman of the Steel Authority of India till his superannuation in December 2020. PK Rath appointed as CMD of the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) He is […]

Pavithra Naveen claimed Pan Tech-Abu Dhabi 83rd State senior championships

Pavithra Naveen claimed Pan Tech-Abu Dhabi 83rd State senior championships Pavithra Naveen claimed the Pan Tech-Abu Dhabi 83rd State senior championships at the EISA Badminton Academy, at Ettumanoor, Kerala.  The unseeded Pavithra defeated Kozhikode’s fifth-seeded N.Aswathy 16-21, 21-16, 21-16 in the women’s final.  In men’s final Kozhikode’s unseeded Mohammed Munawar won the title by defeating Ernakulam’s top-seeded M. Shyam […]

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India’s 100th airport, Sikkim’s 1st at 4,500 feet

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India’s 100th airport, Sikkim’s 1st at 4,500 feet 24 September 2018 Current Affairs: PM Narendra Modi today inaugurated Pakyong Airport near Gangtok in Sikkim, which is India’s 100th airport and the state’s first airport situated at an altitude of 4,500 feet above sea level. The first commercial flights would begin from October 4. The reinforcement wall […]

Maana Patel set record in Glenmark 72nd National swimming championship at Kerala

Maana Patel set record in Glenmark 72nd National swimming championship at Kerala    Maana Patel set a new meet record in the 100m backstroke event in the Glenmark 72nd National swimming championship at the Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Aquatic complex, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. She clocked 1:04.33 and smashed her own old record of 1:04.40 which was set in 2015.  Kerala’s swimmer Sajan Prakash won his fifth […]

UP scored 1st place in Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

UP scored 1st place in Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that the state has scored the first position in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) by providing houses to 11 lakh poor families. Further, in urban areas, this scheme has benefited over 4 lakh families. The target of 11 million homes by 2022 under Pradhan […]

India successfully conducted an interceptor missile test

India successfully conducted an interceptor missile test India successfully conducted an interceptor missile test on Prithvi Defence Vehicle mission from Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha on 23rd September. This set a major milestone in developing a two-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system. The is for engaging targets in the exo-atmosphere region at an altitude of above 50 km of the earth’s […]

PM Modi launched revival of Rs 13,000 crore Talcher fertiliser plant

PM Modi launched revival of Rs 13,000 crore Talcher fertiliser plant Talcher fertiliser plant in Odisha, once commissioned, will produce 1.27 million tonnesof neem-coated urea per annum. The Talcher plant is the first fertiliser unit in India to use coal-gasification technology and will reduce dependence on urea and gas imports. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated a new airport named after freedom fighter Veer Surendra […]

ISRO launched two U.K. satellites

ISRO launched two U.K. satellites ISRO launched two U.K. satellites from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR Sriharikota. The PSLV-C42 lifted off NovaSAR and S1-4, the two satellites from the United Kingdom. The two satellites were successfully launched in the desired orbit by ISRO. This was the 12th such launch of a core-alone version of the […]

Union HRD Minister inaugurated 3,404 Test Practice Centres

Union HRD Minister inaugurated 3,404 Test Practice Centres Prakash Javadekar, Union HRD Minister, inaugurated 3,404 Test Practice Centres (TPCs), spread across India, over Google Hangouts. The TCPs are to help students to get familiar with the pattern of competitive exams to be conducted by the newly established National Testing Agency (NTA). This is to benefit the students who can’t afford […]

Maldives defeated India To Lift SAFF Cup

Maldives defeated India To Lift SAFF Cup They defeated India with a goal 2-1. The win for Maldives comes 10 years after their first SAFF Cup title in 2008. About Maldives Capital: Male Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa.

World Ozone Day observed on September 16

World Ozone Day observed on September 16 On December 19, 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed September 16 to be the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date when the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed in 1987. The theme for World Ozone Day 2018 – Keep Cool and Carry On. Ozone layer is […]

First ever dedicated dog park was constructed in Hyderabad

First ever dedicated dog park was constructed in Hyderabad The park is spread across an area of 1.3 acres. It was developed by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) at a cost of Rs 1.1 crore. It is certified by the Kennel Club of India. It has the following amenities: Dog training equipment, Play equipment, splash pool, fountain, […]

Philippines hit by world’s strongest storm this year

Philippines hit by world’s strongest storm this year Super Typhoon Mangkhut, the world’s strongest storm this year, hit the northern coast of the Philippines, brought winds of up to 200 kmph and heavy rains. The name ‘Mangkhut’ means mangosteen fruit in Thai language. The deadliest storm on record in the Philippines was Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

DRDO successfully test fired an indigenous anti tank missile

DRDO successfully test fired an indigenous anti tank missile Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) successfully tested a low-weight indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile(MPATGM) from Ahmednagar test range for the second time. The two flight-tests were tested for different ranges, including maximum range capability. The MPATGM will complement the Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile to be procured […]

Swachh Dhara programme for clean water flagged off in Amaravati

Swachh Dhara programme for clean water flagged off in Amaravati The main objective is to provide clean drinking water across the state. The Tankers providing water across the state will be cleaned periodically. About Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister: N Chandrababu Naidu. Governor: E.S.L Narasimha. Capital: Amaravati. National Parks: Sri Venkateswara National Park, Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Papikonda […]

India ranked third in family-owned businesses

India ranked third in family-owned businesses India has a total of 111 companies and $839 billion total market capitalization. India follows China (159 companies) and the US (121 companies). Korea came in fourth place, with 43 companies followed by Indonesia in the 5th place. About Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI)  Founded:1856; 162 years ago Founder: […]

Jammu-Kashmir panchayat polls to be held in 9 phases from November 17 to December 11

Jammu-Kashmir panchayat polls to be held in 9 phases from November 17 to December 11  The polls will elect 4,130 sarpanch, 29,719 panch and 1,145 ward commissioners. The municipal elections will be held in four phases between October 8-16. People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC) would boycott the panchayat and municipal polls over Article 35-A, which […]

India ranks 130 in United Nation’s Human Development Index

India ranks 130 in United Nation’s Human Development Index India climbed one spot to 130 among 189 countries in the latest Human Development Index (HDI) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). India’s HDI value for 2017 moved to 0.640, up from 0.624 in 2016. HDI measures the progress in key dimensions of human development such as education, health and […]

NABARD approves Rs 65,634.93 crore loan for 93 irrigation projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

NABARD approves Rs 65,634.93 crore loan for 93 irrigation projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana Around 18 projects have been completed. About Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) It is a national mission to improve farm productivity and ensure better utilization of the resources in the country. The budget of ₹53 billion (US$740 million) […]

UBI Bank quit its Antwerp diamond hub in Belgium

UBI Bank quit its Antwerp diamond hub in Belgium Union Bank of India, a State-owned bank, said that it has decided to quit the Antwerp diamond hub in Belgium as the branch did not generate expected business. UBI bank has already filed for the closure of the branch and the process related to shutting the office is […]

Mary Kom won gold in Silesian Open boxing tournament

Mary Kom won gold in Silesian Open boxing tournament M.C.Mary Kom, Five-time World champion, won her third gold medal of the year in the 48kg youth category of the Silesian Open boxing tournament for women in Gliwice, Poland. Mary Kom won against Kazakhstan’s Aigerim Kassanayeva and secured 5-0 in a fine tactical performance. India’s junior boxers claimed 13 medals, six gold, six […]

Super Over introduced for the 1st time ever in Asia Cup

Super Over introduced for the 1st time ever in Asia Cup The 2018 edition of theAsia Cup will have a Super Over to decide tied matches, for the first time ever in the history of the tournament. A Super Over consists of six deliveries and two wickets for each side. The 14th edition of the Asia Cup is currently being held in the United […]

Satya Prakash Malaviya, the former Union Petroleum Minister, passed away

Satya Prakash Malaviya, the former Union Petroleum Minister, passed away Satya Prakash Malaviya, the former Union Petroleum Minister, 84, passed away on 16th September at a private hospital in New Delhi. He was suffering from prostate cancer.  Mr.Malaviya was the Petroleum Minister in the Chandra Shekhar government at the Centre. He also served as Environment […]

Six aerodromes of the Airports Authority of India bagged 7 International Awards

Six aerodromes of the Airports Authority of India bagged 7 International Awards The winning airports are Lucknow, Indore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune airports. The Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards 2017 were presented by the Airports Council International (ACI) at the Customer Excellence Global Summit at Halifax, Canada, on September 12. According to a separate release, Delhi and Mumbai aerodromes shared the top slot […]

Reserve Bank to purchase govt securities worth Rs 10,000 crore onSeptember 19

Reserve Bank to purchase govt securities worth Rs 10,000 crore onSeptember 19 The purchase of the government securities (G-secs) will be done through Open Market Operations (OMO). The central bank will conduct the OMO through a multi-security auction – of five G-Secs (maturing in 2020, 2022, 2027, 2030, and 2042) using the multiple price method.

Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record

Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record in Berlin with a time of 2hr 1min 39sec. He covered 42.2km in the Marathon. The 33-year-old Olympic champion smashed the previous record by Kenyan runner Dennis Kimetto who clocked 2:02:57. Kipchoge’s run was the largest single improvement on […]

New Website for 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 Inaugurated

New Website for 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 Inaugurated External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj, along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the website for the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019, www.pbdindia.gov.in. The online registration for participation has started for this biennial event.

Punjab National Bank bagged Hindi implementation award Rajbhasha Kirti

Punjab National Bank bagged Hindi implementation award Rajbhasha Kirti Punjab National Bank got an award for outstanding performance in implementing the Official Language Policy during 2017-18. About Punjab National Bank: ♦ Headquarters: New Delhi. ♦ MD& CEO: Shri Sunil Mehta. ♦ Tagline: The Name you can BANK upon!

Jaipur Literature Festival Begins In Houston

Jaipur Literature Festival Begins In Houston The festival is the world’s largest free literary gathering, started with a soulful music performance by Indian Sufi singer Zila Khan. The inaugural session also saw Congress leader and writer Shashi Tharoor discuss his book “Why i am a Hindu” with writer Namita Gokhale.

SpaceX to send tourists around the moon

SpaceX to send tourists around the moon SpaceX has signed on its first private moon traveller. It is yet to reveal the name of the traveller and the timing of the flight to the moon at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California. The original plan called for two paying passengers to fly around the moon […]

Flynas to recruit Saudi women to work as co-pilots and flight attendants

Flynas to recruit Saudi women to work as co-pilots and flight attendants For the first time ever, Riyadh-based carrier Flynas has announced to recruit Saudi women to work as co-pilots and flight attendants. This move is after the kingdom lifted a decades-long ban on female motorists. After the announcement, nearly 1,000 Saudi women have applied […]

Mahindra & Mahindra to become a carbon neutral company by 2040

Mahindra & Mahindra to become a carbon neutral company by 2040 Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) announced that it aims to become a carbon neutral company by 2040 with focus on energy efficiency and usage of renewable power. This decision was stated by chairman Anand Mahindra at the Global Climate Action Summit at San Francisco. The […]

Reliance Infrastructure sold its Mumbai city power distribution business to ATL

Reliance Infrastructure sold its Mumbai city power distribution business to ATL Reliance Infrastructure has sold its Mumbai city power distribution business to Adani Transmission Limited (ATL) for Rs.18,800 crore. Reliance Mumbai Metro is a marquee project. This acquisition makes ATL, the largest deal in the Indian power sector till date. It is presumed that the […]

Russian President Putin is to visit India in October

Russian President Putin is to visit India in October Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit India in the month of October. Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Moscow and held talks with the newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov. During this trip, Putin’s visit to India in October was discussed. Putin’s […]

Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund with an outlay of Rs 10881 crore was launched by Agriculture Minister

Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund with an outlay of Rs 10881 crore was launched by Agriculture Minister The main aim is to help double the income of dairy farmers. The DIDF was started by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF) as per the announcement of Union Budget 2017-18. This is a […]

Tamil Nadu and Centre sign MoU on implementing Ayushman-Bharat with state run CMCHIS

Tamil Nadu and Centre sign MoU on implementing Ayushman-Bharat with state run CMCHIS This association would benefit about 77 lakh poor and vulnerable families in Tamil Nadu. Additionally, the insurance benefit for all those covered under the state scheme will be increased to Rs 5 lakh as per the National Health Protection Scheme.

DEPwD organized National Conference of District Disability Rehabilitation Centres for Divyangans

DEPwD organized National Conference of District Disability Rehabilitation Centres for Divyangans Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, the Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment will be the chief guest on the occasion, the Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, will also preside over the function. The participants in this one day conference include District Magistrates of […]

Iraq replaces Saudi as top oil supplier to India in August

Iraq replaces Saudi as top oil supplier to India in August Ahead of US sanctions on Iranian oil, Iraq has replaced Saudi Arabia as India’s largest oil supplier in August. Iran remained the third biggest oil supplier to India in August. The US is reimposing sanctions on Iran following its decision in May to withdraw […]

Festival of Nuakhai celebrated in Odisha

Festival of Nuakhai celebrated in Odisha Nuakhai Bhetghat is the reap celebration of individuals of Western Odisha. The festival bears significance among the farmer community as they perform puja on their farmland to thank ‘Mother Earth’ for being so bountiful.

Twenty Third Meeting Of India-Russia Intergovernmental Commission Held In Moscow

Twenty Third Meeting Of India-Russia Intergovernmental Commission Held In Moscow The meeting was chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov. About RIGC-TEC RIGC-TEC: India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Technical and Economic Cooperation Russian Capital: Moscow, Currency: Ruble, President: Vladimir Putin IRIGC-TEC last meeting: December 2017, Delhi

Sawai Singh Shekhawat to be honoured with Meera Puruskar

Sawai Singh Shekhawat to be honoured with Meera Puruskar Jaipur-based poet and writer Sawai Singh Shekhawatwill be honoured with Meera Puruskar by Rajasthan Sahitya Academy for his contribution to Hindi literature. The Award function will be held in October, this year. He has published seven books of poetry and his first Rajasthani story, Koonpal, was […]

Cabinet approves 4 New National Institutes of Design

Cabinet approves 4 New National Institutes of Design The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the amendment of National Institutes of Design (NID) Act, 2014, thereby granting approval for introduction of a Bill in Parliament for the declaration of four new NID as Institutions of National Importance (INIs). The four new NID […]

Sardar Singh announces Retirement from International Hockey

Sardar Singh announces Retirement from International Hockey Former India hockey skipper Sardar Singh announced his retirement from international hockey after an illustrious career spanning 12 years. The 32-year-old made over 350 international appearances for India and captained the national team for eight long years from 2008 to 2016 before handing the responsibility to PR Sreejesh. […]

BEML launched India’s first 205T Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck

BEML launched India’s first 205T Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck India’s 1st 205T Electric powered Generate Rear Dump Truck (Product BH205-E), made and produced by Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) was flagged off recently. The dump truck which weighs 335 tonnes when fully loaded, was produced by Mysuru plant of BEML to boost ‘Make in […]

Minister For Minority Affairs Launched ‘National Scholarship Portal Mobile App

Minister For Minority Affairs Launched ‘National Scholarship Portal Mobile App The “National Scholarship Portal Mobile App” will ensure a smooth, accessible and hassle-free scholarship system for students from poor and weaker sections. All the scholarships are being given directly into bank accounts of the needy students under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode through the National […]

BSNL, Unlimit Ink Partnership For IoT/M2M Services In India

BSNL, Unlimit Ink Partnership For IoT/M2M Services In India The partnership between Unlimit end-to-end  Internet of Things (IoT) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will leverage seamless wireless network footprint pan India to provide its solutions and services across industries. About Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)  Founded: 1 October 2000; 17 years ago Headquarters: New […]

Union Government approves 100% Electrification Of Railways By 2021-22

Union Government approves 100% Electrification Of Railways By 2021-22  This initiative will cost the government around Rs12,134 crore. The main aim is to electrify 108 sections of the railways covering 13,675 route kilometres of tracks. Indian Railways is the largest rail networks in the world with 67,368km of tracks and 22,550 trains that carry 22.24 million […]

Delhi government orders all Delhi schools to collect Aadhaar details of school children

Delhi government orders all Delhi schools to collect Aadhaar details of school children The Delhi government has asked all Delhi schoolsincluding government, government-aided and private schools, to collect Aadhaar details of their students. The government is to create a DATA BANK of the students of Delhi. The move is because of the study in two east Delhi schools which stated […]

Ma Zhanwu said Silk route between Kolkata and Kunming is possible

Ma Zhanwu said Silk route between Kolkata and Kunming is possible Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu said that the bullet train, on a daily basis, between Kolkata and Kunming in southwest China, covering the distance of about 1,500 km in two hours could be established. The train will pass through which will pass through other neighbouring countries like Myanmar and Bangladesh. […]

First Ever Secondary Steel Sector Awards For Contribution To National Economy

First Ever Secondary Steel Sector Awards For Contribution To National Economy The awards were given by Union Minister of Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh, at a function in New Delhi. India is the 3rd largest steel producer in the world. Steel contributes to over 2% to India’s GDP and creates a virtuous cycle of employment generation […]

Tata Power signed with DABS, an Afghan power firm

Tata Power signed with DABS, an Afghan power firm Tata Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Da Afghanistan Bresha Sherkat (DABS), an Afghanistan Government-owned power distribution company. The MoU was signed during the second India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment show. The agreement aimed at production, distribution and transmission of power in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, only 35% of […]

Union Cabinet approves new Umbrella Scheme Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan

Union Cabinet approves new Umbrella Scheme Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan The main aim of the scheme is to ensure remunerative prices to the farmers for their produce as announced in the Union Budget for 2018 the announcement was made by the Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh in New Delhi. 1. Price Support Scheme (PSS), 2. […]

Samsung Opens World’s Largest Mobile Experience Centre In Bengaluru

Samsung Opens World’s Largest Mobile Experience Centre In Bengaluru   Opera House, the 33,000 sq ft iconic building in the city’s central business district, has been given a facelift to showcase Samsung’s mobile devices and other consumer electronic products. It has a service centre for phones and is equipped with high-speed public Wi-Fi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces Launch Of Swachhata Hi Seva Movement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces Launch Of Swachhata Hi Seva Movement  The mission, which also celebrates the fourth anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission will take place across the length and breadth of the country and will continue till Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2. The initiative will see people from all walks of life […]

Andhra Pradesh Launches E-Rythu To Boost Cashless Farm Ecosystem

Andhra Pradesh Launches E-Rythu To Boost Cashless Farm Ecosystem  The platform has been developed by global payments and technology company Mastercard and aims to digitize agriculture marketplaces, payments, workflows, and provide farmers an easy and secure way to buy, sell and receive payments for agricultural products via their feature phones. e-Rythu was launched by chief minister N. […]

HDFC Life Elevates Vibha Padalkar as MD And CEO

HDFC Life Elevates Vibha Padalkar as MD And CEO  She is the new managing director and CEO for a period of three years. The terms of appointment are subject to approval by the shareholders and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI). 

Government bans Saridon and 327 other medicines over safety concerns

Government bans Saridon and 327 other medicines over safety concerns The government has banned manufacturing, sale and distribution of 328 Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs including the painkiller Saridon, the skin cream Panderm, combination diabetes drug Gluconorm, antibiotic Lupidicl, x and antibacterial Taxim AZ with immediate effect citing safety concerns. The banned FDCs account for about Rs 2,500 crore.

IWC defeated the proposal to create Whale Sanctuary

IWC defeated the proposal to create Whale Sanctuary The International Whaling Commission (IWC) defeated a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic at a meeting in Brazil. The proposal received support from 39 countries but was opposed by 25. Brazil first introduced the proposal in 2001. Japan and few other nations argued that there is no […]

Putin proposed a peace treaty between Russia and Japan

Putin proposed a peace treaty between Russia and Japan Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Russia and Japan sign a peace treaty in 2018. The proposal was made during a session in the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF). Japan welcomed Mr.Putin’s sudden proposal.  Both Russia and Japan are to resolve the territorial dispute before signing a peace deal. The dispute between […]

NASA to launch ICESat-2 to measure melting ice

NASA to launch ICESat-2 to measure melting ice NASA is set to launch the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), a satellite equipped with the most advanced laser instrument of its kind. ICESat-2 will provide observations of how the Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice are changing. ICESat-2 represents a major technological leap in the ability […]

On Ganesh Chaturthi, 580-kg laddu prepared in Hyderabad

On Ganesh Chaturthi, 580-kg laddu prepared in Hyderabad  The sweetmeat was prepared by Suruchi Food at Tapeswaram in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. The laddu costs about ₹3 lakh, with 220 kg sugar, 145 kg cow ghee, 175 kg Bengal gram flour, 25 kg cashew, going into its making besides other ingredients.

Justice Mukul Mudgal to head selection committee for Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand 2018 awards

Justice Mukul Mudgal to head selection committee for Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand 2018 awards Justice Mukul Mudgal,who headed the Supreme Court-appointed probe into the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal, has been named chairman of the 11-member selection committee to pick this year’s Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awardees. Dronacharya award is presented to coaches for their work on a consistent basis over a […]

Apsara, Asia’s Oldest Research Reactor In Mumbai, recommissioned after 9 yrs

Apsara, Asia’s Oldest Research Reactor In Mumbai, recommissioned after 9 yrs  Apsara, located at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) in Mumbai, was shut down in 2009 for repair. The refurbished version of the reactor is named as ‘Apsara-upgraded’ (Apsara-U). Apsara is a highly versatile swimming pool type of reactor that was built in August 1956. This reactor provides much needed isotopes for medical purposes and […]

Apple unveiled its updated version of iPhones and Smartwatch

Apple unveiled its updated version of iPhones and Smartwatch Apple unveiled its updated version of iPhones along with a new smartwatch which allows users to take their own Electrocardiograms (ECG). Apple revealed its updated iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. They are aimed at maintaining Apple’s share in the premium segment. The new phones have displays of 5.8 and 6.5 inches, […]

Nepal to join military drill with China after snubbing India

Nepal to join military drill with China after snubbing India Nepal will take part in a 12-day-long ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2′ military exercise with China. The exercise will be held from September 17 to 28 in China’s Chengdu city. This comes after Nepal withdrew from the first-ever Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation […]

China and Russia to work together to link the Russian far east

China and Russia to work together to link the Russian far east China and Russia intend to work together to link the Russian far east with the Asia-Pacific as part of a larger Eurasian integration plan. Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, a coastal city in Russia’s resource-rich […]

India, US annual combat exerciseYudh Abhyas 2018to be held at Uttarakhand

India, US annual combat exerciseYudh Abhyas 2018to be held at Uttarakhand The 2-Week long Yudh Abhyas 2018 exercise will be condcuted at Chaubatia in Uttarakhand from 16 to 29 September, 2018. It will be fourteenth edition of exercise in Yudh Abhyas series which was started in 2004 under US Army Pacific Partnership Program. Last year, […]

Scientists have developed drug to treat TB in future

Scientists have developed drug to treat TB in future Scientists from the University of Manchester, England, have developed a non-antibiotic drug that can one day treat tuberculosis (TB) in humans effectively. The drug targets Mycobacterium tuberculosis’ defences rather than the bacteria itself. In the study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, animals with acute […]

Health Ministry implemented HIV AIDS Act 2017

Health Ministry implemented HIV AIDS Act 2017  According to the implemented law, every HIV infected or affected person below the age of 18 has the right to live in a shared household and enjoy its facilities. The act criminalises any kind of discrimination against people suffering from AIDS in terms of treatment, employment and workplace. […]

Forbes Nominated author Preeti Shenoy Pens New Book, ‘The Rule Breakers’

Forbes Nominated author Preeti Shenoy Pens New Book, ‘The Rule Breakers’ The novel set in the ’90s is the story of Veda who harbours big dreams but finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage and realizes that her opinions in real life don’t matter.

IPPB tied Up With FSS To Create Payments Network For Unorganized Retail

IPPB tied Up With FSS To Create Payments Network For Unorganized Retail  Financial Software and Systems (FSS) is a payments technology company to ensure that micro-merchants are able to accept payments over any channel – online, unified payments interface (UPI), quick-response (QR) codes, Aadhaar and IPPB accounts.

Goa prepares draft employment policy aims to ensure zero employment

Goa prepares draft employment policy aims to ensure zero employment  The draft is been formulated by Minister for Employment Rohan Khaunte.

AAI dropped water aerodrome project in Chilika Lake

AAI dropped water aerodrome project in Chilika Lake The Airports Authority of India (AAI) cancelled the proposed water aerodrome project at Chilika Lake in Odisha. Environmentalists and  Chilika Development Authority (CDA) strictly opposed the project planned by AAI as it would have a negative impact on the ecosystem and the surrounding human population at the world’s second largest brackish water lake. […]

UN Security Council holds first-ever meeting on corruption

UN Security Council holds first-ever meeting on corruption  UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that corruption is linked to illicit trafficking of arms, drugs and people as well as terrorism. As per the estimates by the World Economic Forum, the global cost of corruption is at least $2.6 trillion, or 5 per cent of the global gross domestic product […]

Vostok 2018 the largest exercise held in Russia

Vostok 2018 the largest exercise held in Russia  Vostok 2018 – Russian military practice massive airstrikes and measures against cruise missiles. As many as 300,000 Russian troops are expected to take part in large-scale military drills as part of “Vostok 2018,” 

Indias first missile tracking ship to undergo sea trial by HSL

Indias first missile tracking ship to undergo sea trial by HSL Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) is all set to undertake India’s first missile tracking ship for trials. The sea trials would be carried out either by September-end or the first week of October. Once the ship is tested successfully, the vessel will be confidently handed over to the […]

Jhulan Goswami 1st player to pick 300 international wickets in Women’s Cricket

Jhulan Goswami 1st player to pick 300 international wickets in Women’s Cricket Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami achieved this feet after reaching the landmark figure in India’s nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka on September 11. Another Indian Cricketer Mithali Raj went past England’s Charlotte Edwards (117) as the most-capped captain in women’s ODIs with her 118th appearance.

SC orders to demolish structures that threatens the Aravallis

SC orders to demolish structures that threatens the Aravallis The Supreme Court ordered to demolish the structures built illegally by a prominent builder in the protected forests of the Aravallis. The order said that the colonizers have caused irreversible ecological damage to the ancient hills. A Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta ordered to demolish […]

Haryana govt signs MoU with Indian Oil to set up Ethanol plant

Haryana govt signs MoU with Indian Oil to set up Ethanol plant  An ethanol plant will be set up in Bohali village, Panipat with an outlay of over Rs 900 crore. The MoU will be valid for one year. The proposed capacity of this ethanol plant will be of producing 100 kilolitres of ethanol per day. Paddy and Sugarcane crop residues will be supplied […]

ONGC discovers Oil and gas reserves in Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal

ONGC discovers Oil and gas reserves in Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal  Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has found gas deposits in a block in Vindhyan basin in Madhya Pradesh and also in Ashok Nagar of 24 Parganas district in West Bengal. India has 26 sedimentary basins, of which only seven category-I basins have commercial production of oil and gas. ONGC had made a significant natural gas […]

Indian American scientist awarded USD 6.5 million for cancer biomarkers

Indian American scientist awarded USD 6.5 million for cancer biomarkers Arul Chinnaiyan, an Indian-American scientist and professor at the University of Michigan, has been awarded an “Outstanding Investigator Award” along with a grant of $6.5 million by the U.S. National Cancer Institute. This grant is aimed at identifying cancer biomarkers which may improve diagnosis and […]

Hima Das appointed as first ever Sports Ambassador of Assam

Hima Das appointed as first ever Sports Ambassador of Assam India’s ace sprinter Hima Das, who recently became the first Indian woman to win gold in track 400 m event at IAAF World U-20 Athletics Chamipionships in France, was appointed as Sports Ambassador of Assam by the state Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. She is nicknamed […]

Garcha won bronze in the 52nd ISSF World Championships in Korea

Garcha won bronze in the 52nd ISSF World Championships in Korea Gurnihal Singh Garcha won bronze in junior men’s shooting and qualified in the sixth place at the 52nd ISSF World Championships in Changwon, South Korea. Gurnihal, the 19-year old, was defeated by Elia Sdruccioli of Italy. In total India won 22 medals, including seven […]

Paraguay to move Israel embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

Paraguay to move Israel embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv Amid efforts by Israel to achieve recognition of Jerusalem as its capital, Paraguay announced it will move its Israel embassy out of Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. In response, Israel ordered closure of its embassy in Paraguay. Paraguay was third country to move its embassy, following U.S. and Guatemala. ♦ Israel Prime […]

Thailand police academy bans women from enrolling

Thailand police academy bans women from enrolling Since then about 700 women have graduated as officers from the RPCA, which is more than 100 years old.Since then about 700 women have graduated as officers from the RPCA, which is more than 100 years old. There are already too few female police officers, and now this rule will […]

Monetary Limit For Filing Cases In DRT Doubled To Rs 20 Lakh

Monetary Limit For Filing Cases In DRT Doubled To Rs 20 Lakh  The government of India doubled the monetary limit to 20 lakh rupees for filing loan recovery application in the Debt Recovery Tribunals (DRT) by banks and financial institutions. As per the Finance Ministry, the move is aimed at helping reduce pendency of cases in DRTs.

Nagaland Government declared Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary as an elephant reserve

Nagaland Government declared Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary as an elephant reserve The Singphan Elephant Reserve which is the 30th elephant reserve in India, is located in Mon district of Nagaland and spreads over an area of 5825 acres (2357 hac). As per recent census report (2017) Nagaland has around 446 elephants. The creation of new Elephant Reserve will result in protection and conservation of […]

India-Sri Lanka Joint Exercise SLINEX-2018 Begins In Sri Lanka

India-Sri Lanka Joint Exercise SLINEX-2018 Begins In Sri Lanka The exercise which was previously held biannually has been converted to an annual event from this year to enhance cooperation in the maritime domain and to further strengthen mutual trust and interoperability between the two navies. The scope of the week-long exercise has been significantly increased […]

Puducherry bagged top position in National Clean School Award given by HRD Ministry

Puducherry bagged top position in National Clean School Award given by HRD Ministry Seven schools from Puducherry were awarded for cleanliness. As many as 52 schools from across the country were bestowed with National Clean School Award in recognition of their efforts in carrying forward Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Tamil Nadu bagged second position in National Clean School Award. The third position was shared by Andhra Pradesh […]

Butola takes over as Commandant of Air Force Academy

Butola takes over as Commandant of Air Force Academy Air Marshal Arvindra Singh Butola took over as the Commandant of Air Force Academy (AFA) at Dundigal. He has more than 6,700 hours of flying time onboard 21 types of aircraft. Prior to the new post, he was Senior Air Staff Officer of an Operational Command.

Sixth Edition Of Bengaluru Space Expo inaugurated

Sixth Edition Of Bengaluru Space Expo inaugurated  The three-day event showcased industry participation in Indian space programme. ISRO Chairman Dr  K Sivan addressed that the ISRO wants to offer manufacturing of PSLV and small satellite launch vehicles along with small satellites to private industries. A sum of 10,400 crore rupees is earmarked for manufacturing of PSLV […]

RBI directs banks with over 10 branches to have an internal Ombudsman

RBI directs banks with over 10 branches to have an internal Ombudsman  The Reserve Bank of India asked all scheduled commercial banks with more than 10 branches to appoint an internal ombudsman. It has excluded regional rural banks (RRB) from its directive. RBI has reviewed the arrangement and issued revised directions under Section 35 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 in the form […]

China will be Jharkhand’s partner country at the Food processing summit

China will be Jharkhand’s partner country at the Food processing summit  Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das was on a four-day visit to China at the invitation of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC). He invited China to participate in food processing summit, which will be organised by Jharkhand Government in November. Das visit Zhengzhou, the capital of […]