Day: September 18, 2018

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 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: […]