Month: October 2018

Re-appointment of Aditya Puri as MD approved

Re-appointment of Aditya Puri as MD approved The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approved the re-appointment of Aditya Puri as Managing Director of the HDFC bank for another two years. Aditya Puri has been with the bank since 1994, making him the longest-serving head of any private bank in the country. Shareholders had already approved […]

Toxic air killed over 1 lakh children in India

Toxic air killed over 1 lakh children in India The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a report titled ‘Air Pollution and Child Health: Prescribing Clean Air’. Over 1.25 lakh children in India below the age of five died in 2016 due to the impact of polluted air. The report said household air pollution from […]

EWDS system launched by Odisha CM

EWDS system launched by Odisha CM Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) and the mass message system. EWDS was launched on the occasion of Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day, which is observed on 29th October 2018. The EWDS will warn the people residing along the coast in the state through the alert siren […]

India Mobile Congress 2018 concluded

India Mobile Congress 2018 concluded India Mobile Congress(IMC) 2018 concluded on 27 October 2018. The theme for IMC 2018 was ‘New Digital Horizons – Connect. Create. Innovate’. Delegations from 20 countries participated in the event, which saw more than 300 companies showcasing their latest and best technologies, products, services, and applications.

India is Asia’s most investment savvy economy

India is Asia’s most investment savvy economy Standard Chartered has released a new study titled ‘The Emerging Affluent Study 2018– Climbing the Prosperity Ladder’. India has emerged as the most investment-savvy economy in Asia. More than two-thirds of India’s affluent class prefer to use various investment products to achieve their financial goals and greater social mobility.

China-France launched oceanography satellite

China-France launched oceanography satellite China has launched an ‘Oceanography Satellite’ on 29th October 2018. The ‘China-France Oceanography Satellite’ (CFOSAT) is the first satellite jointly built by China and France. The satellite will help scientists to predict dangerous cyclones and climate change by monitoring ocean surface winds and waves.

Urdu writer Qazi Abdussattar passed away

Urdu writer Qazi Abdussattar passed away Professor Qazi Abdussattar passed away on 29 October 2018. He was a noted Urdu writer and former head of Aligarh Muslim University’s Urdu department He was awarded Padma Shri in 1974. He was also the first recipient of Ghalib Academy Award in 1978. His most famous short story ‘Peetal Ka […]

First container movement on inland waterways

First container movement on inland waterways Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) transported container cargo belonging to food and beverage giant ‘PepsiCo’ from Kolkata to Varanasi (National Waterway-1). This would be India’s first container movement on the inland vessel. The vessel, called MV RN Tagore will take 9-10 days to reach Varanasi. National Waterway-1 runs from Haldia to […]

WWF’s ‘Living Planet’ report released

WWF’s ‘Living Planet’ report released World Wide Fund (WWF) has released a report titled ‘The Living Planet’. Australia’s east coast has been compared to the Amazon as a “deforestation front” in the new global report. The report said that global vertebrate populations are declining at a rate of 13.6% a decade. The global populations of […]

Justice Bist sworn in as Sikkim High Court CJ

Justice Bist sworn in as Sikkim High Court CJ Justice Vijai Kumar Bist was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court on 30 October 2018. Governor Ganga Prasad administered the oath of office to Justice Vijai Kumar Bist. Bist was appointed as one of the judges in Uttarakhand High Court in November […]