Day: October 5, 2018

India and ADB Sign $240 Million Loan For Safe Drinking Water Service For West Bengal

India and ADB Sign $240 Million Loan For Safe Drinking Water Service For West Bengal The Indian Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed $240 million loans for providing safe and sustainable drinking water to about 1.65 million people in three districts of the state of West Bengal affected by arsenic, fluoride, and salinity. The signatories […]

Haryana MDU Declared Cleanest Government University By HRD Ministry

Haryana MDU Declared Cleanest Government University By HRD Ministry Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the “Swachh Campus rankings” under various categories. The rankings are decided on the basis of a survey under the ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign. “Swachh Campus rankings” under various categories are listed below: Cleanest ‘Government Universities’: 1. Maharishi Dayanand University, Haryana. […]

JAXAs probe Hayabusa2 launched MASCOT to study Ryugu asteroid

JAXAs probe Hayabusa2 launched MASCOT to study Ryugu asteroid Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) probe, Hayabusa2, launched the French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout or MASCOT, a new observation robot towards Ryugu asteroid. MASCOT will pursue its mission to shed light on the origins of the solar system. MASCOT takes data from the surface of an asteroid which is […]

State Bank of India Reduces ATM Withdrawal Limit

State Bank of India Reduces ATM Withdrawal Limit  State Bank of India slashed the daily withdrawal limit on its classic debit card from Rs 40,000 to Rs 20,000. There is no change in the daily withdrawal limits on other cards. The new limit will be effective from October 31st 2018.

Barham Salih Elected As The New President Of Iraq

Barham Salih Elected As The New President Of Iraq  Barham Salih elected Shiite Adel Abdul Mahdi as Prime Minister of the country. The move will pave the way to form a new government nearly five months after national elections. Salih won 220 votes out of the 273 lawmakers. About Iraq Capital: Baghdad Currency– Iraqi dinar Around […]

UN asked India to refrain the deportation of 7 Rohingya refugees

UN asked India to refrain the deportation of 7 Rohingya refugees India plans to deport the seven Rohingya illegals who entered via Assam to Myanmar. But two United Nations (UN) agencies have urged the Indian government to refrain from doing anything that would endanger the lives of the deportees as the current conditions in Rakhine State in Myanmar are not conducive for […]

National Khadi Festival 2018 Held In Mumbai

National Khadi Festival 2018 Held In Mumbai 04 October 2018 Current Affairs: The National Khadi Festival 2018 is being organised by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to promote Khadi products. The festival was inaugurated by Union Minister for Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh in Mumbai on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti 2018. The main aim of […]

Air India launched 6 new flights

Air India launched 6 new flights Air India is to launch six new flights in the month of Octoberat New York, Frankfurt, London, Bangkok and Jaipur. Air India planned this for the better utilization of its aircraft as some of the aircraft were left idle lack of maintenance funds. The airline will be introducing a flight each on the Kolkata-Bangkok and […]

Cabinet approved for Mental Health Institute in Madhya Pradesh

Cabinet approved for Mental Health Institute in Madhya Pradesh The Union Cabinet approved the setting up of the National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) in Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh. The NIMHR at Madhya Pradesh will be the first of its kind in India in the area of mental health rehabilitation. The institute will also serve as […]

Manu Bhaker named as Indias Flag-Bearer at Youth Olympic Games

Manu Bhaker named as Indias Flag-Bearer at Youth Olympic Games Manu Bhaker was named as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 6-18.  Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra announced that the 16-year-old Bhaker will lead the Indian team in the opening ceremony.