Day: October 11, 2018

World Mental Health Day – 10 October

World Mental Health Day – 10 October World Mental Health Day 2018 is observed on October 10 across the world. The goal of World Mental Health Day is to increase awareness about mental health and the importance of mental health in the overall health of a person. The theme of World Mental Health Day 2018 […]

SBI comes to the aid of NBFCs

SBI comes to the aid of NBFCs State Bank of India (SBI) will triple its target of buying standard loans from Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) to up to ₹45,000 crore in FY19. The move is expected to give an additional liquidity cushion to NBFCs who will benefit by selling these loans on full-cash basis. A […]

Pak successfully test-fired Ghauri missile

Pak successfully test-fired Ghauri missile Pakistan successfully test-fired ‘Ghauri’ ballistic missile on 8 October 2018. The missile is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1,300 kilometers. In April 2018, Pakistan successfully test fired an enhanced version of the indigenously-built Babur cruise missile, which has a range of 700 kilometres.

‘Oldest flying squirrel fossil found’

‘Oldest flying squirrel fossil found’ Scientists have discovered the oldest flying squirrel fossil ever. The 11.6-million-year-old fossil was discovered in Spain. The discovery of the fossil has unearthed new insight into the origin and evolution of these airborne animals. Flying squirrels are the most successful group of mammals that adopted the ability to glide.

Senegal will host the youth Olympics in 2022

Senegal will host the youth Olympics in 2022 In 2022, Senegal will host the fourth summer youth Olympic games. Senegal has thus become the first African country to host an Olympic event. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) unanimously made the decision in Buenos Aires. The 2022 Youth Olympics will take place in Senegal between May and […]

‘Conference on Medical Products’ inaugurated

‘Conference on Medical Products’ inaugurated ‘2nd World Conference on Access to Medical Products – Achieving the SDGs 2030’ was inaugurated on 9 October 2018 in New Delhi. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare with the support of the World Health Organization. The main objective of the 2nd World Conference 2018 is […]

BPCL to commission 2G ethanol plant

BPCL to commission 2G ethanol plant Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) plans to commission its second generation (2G) ethanol bio-refinery at Odisha’s Bargarh district by December 2020. The Bargarh bio-refinery will utilize about 0.2 million tonnes of rice straw annually as feedstock. The plant is based on a zero-liquid discharge plant (ZLD) technology where all […]

‘Workshop on Int Arbitration’ inaugurated

‘Workshop on Int Arbitration’ inaugurated In an effort to strengthen dispute resolution mechanisms, a workshop was organised on ‘Best Practices in International Arbitration’ in New Delhi on 10 October 2018. The workshop was organised by NITI Aayog in collaboration with the International Court of Arbitration. The workshop covered basic concepts of international arbitration, selection of arbitrators, and […]

IOC creates refugee team for Tokyo 2020

IOC creates refugee team for Tokyo 2020 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced there will be an Olympic team made up of refugees at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, a refugee team was created which comprised ten refugee athletes from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Syria and the Democratic Republic […]

MoU between India & Romania approved

MoU between India & Romania approved The Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and Romania in the field of tourism. The MoU was signed in September, 2018 during the visit of the Vice-President of India to Romania. The main objectives of the MoU is to expand bilateral cooperation in the […]