Month: November 2018

Logix India 2019 will be held in New Delhi

Logix India 2019 will be held in New Delhi  ‘Logix India 2019’, which will be held from January 31 to February 2, 2019, in New Delhi. The event is aimed at improving logistics cost effectiveness and operational efficiencies for India’s Global Trade. Ranked 44 in the World Bank Logistics Performance Index 2018, logistics costs in India are 13-15 per […]

RBI launches survey on India’s startup sector

RBI launches survey on India’s startup sector  Reserve Bank of India (RBI) launched a Survey on India’s startup sector (SISS) with an endeavor to create a profile of the startup sector in India and provide dimensions relating to turnover, profitability and workforce. In a recent NASSCOM-Zinnov report titled “Indian Start-up Ecosystem 2018: Approaching Escape Velocity,”, India has emerged as the third largest startup hub in […]

Himachal Pradesh first state to launch single emergency number ‘112’

Himachal Pradesh first state to launch single emergency number ‘112’ Himachal Pradeshbecame the first state to launch a pan-India single emergency number ‘112’ where all kinds of immediate help can be sought in urgent matters. Under this project, an Emergency Response Centre (ERC) has been established in Shimla along with 12 district command centres (DCCs), covering the entire state. The ERC has been […]

Miko 2 IIT-Bombay graduates launch Indias first advanced personal robot for kids

Miko 2 IIT-Bombay graduates launch Indias first advanced personal robot for kids  Graduates of Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-B) who are Co-founders of a start-up called Emotix have launched India’s first advanced personal robot Miko 2 for Kids. IIT Bombay graduates Sneh Rajkumar Vaswani along with his batchmates Prashant Iyengar and Chintan Raikar […]

Donbass won Golden Peacock award at the 49th IFFI

Donbass won Golden Peacock award at the 49th IFFI Donbass, a Ukrainian film directed by Sergei Loznitsa, won the coveted Golden Peacock award at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Panaji, Goa on 28th November. The award carries a cash prize of Rs.40 lakh, a trophy, and a citation. The film tells the story of a […]

President of India Receives the First Copy of the book Making of New India

President of India Receives the First Copy of the book Making of New India  The book is edited by the nationalist think-tank Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation (SPMRF) and members of the Niti Aayog: Dr. Bibek Debroy, Dr. Anirban Ganguly and Shri Kishore Desai. The book contains 51 essays on themes ranging from economy to diplomacy, […]

International Gita Festival to be held from Dec 7-23 in Kurukshetra

International Gita Festival to be held from Dec 7-23 in Kurukshetra   The International Gita Festival, 2018, will be organised in Kurukshetra in Haryanafrom December 7-23, in which Mauritius will be the partner country and Gujarat the partner state. About 200 famous painters from across the country would reach Kurukshetra to draw paintings on the walls of Kurukshetra on the theme of the Mahabharata under […]

G20 Summit 2018 begins in Argentina

G20 Summit 2018 begins in Argentina  The 2018 G20 Summitbegan on November 28, 2018 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is the 13th meeting of Group of Twenty (G20) and the first G20 summit to be hosted in South America. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be representing India at the Summit and is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump, Chinese […]

FAO report says climate change puts food security at risk

FAO report says climate change puts food security at risk The U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said that climate change and depletion of land and other resources that undermine food systems increase the risk of feeding the hungry planet. UNFAO renewed its appeals for better policies and technologies to reach zero hunger. The report also said that the population growth […]

Brazil lost forests equal to 1 mn football pitches due to deforestation

Brazil lost forests equal to 1 mn football pitches due to deforestation In Brazil, the deforestation has reached its height that an area equivalent to one million football pitches was lost in just one year. According to the governmental institution of special investigations said that between August 2017 and July 2018, deforestation increased by almost 14%, with an area of […]

CSIR To Establish A High-End Skill Development Centre In Chandigarh

CSIR To Establish A High-End Skill Development Centre In Chandigarh   CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH) announced a new partnership with Merck, a leading German science and technology company, to establish a ‘High End Skill Development Centre’ in CSIR-IMTECH, Chandigarh. This ‘High End Skill Development Centre’ will enrich skills by conducting workshops, trainings and seminar series on […]

Electric cars set to replace diesel, petrol vehicles in Telangana State offices

Electric cars set to replace diesel, petrol vehicles in Telangana State offices The Telangana government offices are soon to make way for electric cars as the State aims at promoting non-polluting vehicles. The government has brought in the Electric Mobility Policy 2018-2023 to encourage the use of carbon-free cars. It has followed it up by signing with the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The […]

BCCI announces two-year ban for age frauds

BCCI announces two-year ban for age frauds   From the 2018-19 season, any cricketer who is found guilty of tampering his/her date of birth will be disqualified and barred from participating in any BCCI tournament for a period of 2 years i.e. 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. Earlier, a cricketer faced a ban of one year. In September, the BCCI […]

Maharashtra approves 16% Maratha quota

Maharashtra approves 16% Maratha quota  The Maharashtra assembly has unanimously approved 16% reservation for the Marathacommunity in jobs and educational institutes. Following this, the total reservation in the state for OBC, SC/ST groups, other minor social groups, and the Marathas will be 68%. The government created a separate category called Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC).

Arvind Saxena appointed as Chairman of UPSC

Arvind Saxena appointed as Chairman of UPSC  Saxena will have a tenure till August 7, 2020, when he attains the age of 65 years. He has been working as acting head of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) since June 20. He took over charge from Vinay Mittal who had completed his term. Saxena joined the UPSC as a member […]

What Happened On This Day – 30 November

What Happened On This Day – 30 November 1982 Michael Jackson’s Thriller is released worldwide Thought to be the best selling album of all time, the album, which had 9 tracks, won 8 Grammy Awards, including the award for Album of the Year in 1984. 1947 Civil War in Palestine Also known as the Civil War in […]

India recorded highest average real wage growth in South Asia during 2008-17: ILO report

India recorded highest average real wage growth in South Asia during 2008-17: ILO report  According to an annual report named “Global Wage Report 2018/19: What Lies behind Gender pay gaps”, released by International Labour Organisation (ILO), India recorded the highest average real wage growth in South Asia during 2008-17. The Global wage growth in 2017 […]

Fourteen Scientist awarded with Swarnajayanti Fellowships 2017-18 award: Dept. of Science and Technology (DST)

Fourteen Scientist awarded with Swarnajayanti Fellowships 2017-18 award: Dept. of Science and Technology (DST) The awards were given in the areas of Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, and Mathematical Sciences. The Following shows the list of awardees: Sripada S V Ramasastry, Sebastian C Peter in Chemical Sciences KG Arun, […]

Urjit Patel stressed need for autonomy of central bank

Urjit Patel stressed need for autonomy of central bank Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel batted for the autonomy of the institution in strong terms in his deposition before the Parliamentary Panel on Finance. He made a presentation on the impact of demonetization and the status of non-performing assets in the banking sector. Points stressed […]

CNC to celebrate Codava National Day on 2nd December

CNC to celebrate Codava National Day on 2nd December The Codava National Council (CNC) is to organize Codava National Day on December 2 at Madikeri. The theme of this year’s congregation is ‘Right to Live’ and is dedicated to the landslide victims in northwestern Kodagu. The victims should be able to regain their land. The objective of the Codava National Day […]

Tamil Nadu won cadaveric organ donation award for 4th time

Tamil Nadu won cadaveric organ donation award for 4th time Tamil Nadu bagged the Best State Award in cadaveric organ donation from the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The State has been awarded for the fourth consecutive year. Health Minister C.Vijaya Baskar received the award from the Ministers of State, […]

Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurated NDMAs fourteenth formation day

Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurated NDMAs fourteenth formation day Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the 14th Formation day of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).  This Year’s theme was “Early Warning for Disasters”. NDMA released a training manual for masons on Hazard-Resistant Construction and a study report on “Gujarat Floods 2017” A […]

Gauri Khan debuted on Fortune India’s Most Powerful Women list 2018

Gauri Khan debuted on Fortune India’s Most Powerful Women list 2018 Shah Rukh Khan’s wife and Renowned interior designer and co-owner of Red Chillies Entertainment, Gauri Khan debuts on the list of ‘Fortune India’s 50 Most Powerful Women’ in business’ this year. Being the founder and chief executive office of Gauri Khan Designs, Gauri gained the 42nd spot. The top […]

Health Ministry Launches Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme IDSP

Health Ministry Launches Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme IDSP Ms. Preeti Sudan, Union Health Secretary soft-launch of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) segment of the Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) in seven states. The path-breaking initiative will provide near-real-time data to policymakers for detecting outbreaks, reducing the morbidity and mortality and lessening disease burden in the populations […]

Govt proposes Rs 13 crore subsidy for hybrid cars in India

Govt proposes Rs 13 crore subsidy for hybrid cars in India The Department of Heavy Industry has proposed a subsidy of ₹13 crore to promote hybrid cars in India. The move follows lobbying by automobile manufacturers including Toyota, Maruti Suzuki and Honda. The incentives have been sought by the department for potential buyers of 10,000 hybrid cars fitted with lithium-ion batteries […]

ISRO to launch HysIS on 29th November

ISRO to launch HysIS on 29th November Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has planned to launch HysIS, the country’s first hyperspectral imaging satellite for advanced earth observation, on 29th November from Sriharikota. A lowdown of the payload: ♦ PSLV-C43 mission will launch 31 satellite in total into 2 orbits ♦ Slated to last just under 2 hours, it will be […]

Modi to meet Xi in Buenos Aires before G20 summit

Modi to meet Xi in Buenos Aires before G20 summit Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are to meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the sidelines of the G20 summit. The bilateral meeting between the two leaders will cover issues of mutual interest. It was decided at the BRICS summit in Johannesburg that both the leaders will meet frequently and both […]

Tech Mahindra bagged Rs.270 crore deal from CIL

Tech Mahindra bagged Rs.270 crore deal from CIL Tech Mahindra bagged a Rs.270 crore deal to enable the digital transformation of Coal India Limited (CIL). The deal aimed at enterprise modernization and is to span a five-year period. In the first of the project, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) would be implemented in CIL and its two subsidiaries, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited and […]

Ministerial Panel approved strategic sale of AI arm

Ministerial Panel approved strategic sale of AI arm A Ministerial panel approved a proposal for strategic sale of Air India’s (AI) ground handling subsidiary Air India Air Transport Services Limited (AIATSL). The approval comes amid the government working on ways to revive the fortunes of AI, estimated to have a debt burden of more than Rs.50,000 crore, including the sale of non-core assets. […]

Global Wage Report 2018 Released, Bangladesh’s gender wage gap lowest in the globe

Global Wage Report 2018 Released, Bangladesh’s gender wage gap lowest in the globe   According to the report the global average monthly gender pay gap was 21.2% in 2017, while Bangladesh gender pay gap was only 2.2%, the lowestin the world. Pakistan topped the gap chart by 43.8%. Nepal topped the low income group with 26.7% gap and the average gender pay gap is 21.2%.

Reserve Bank to infuse Rs.40,000 crore in December through OMO

Reserve Bank to infuse Rs.40,000 crore in December through OMO The Reserve Bank of India is to pump in more liquidity in December by infusing Rs.40,000 crore into the system through Open Market Operations (OMOs). The Reserve Bank will officially give the details about the auction dates for the OMOs in due course. However, it added that this OMO amount is indicative with […]

What Happened On This Day – 29 November

What Happened On This Day – 29 November 1972 Atari Releases Pong One of the very first arcade games to hit the market, Pong was a 1 or 2 player video game similar to tennis, where the goal is to use a paddle to hit a ball. Around 35000 Pong consoles were sold around the world. […]

Union Commerce Minister revealed logo and brochure of 3-day Logix India 2019 which will be held in New Delhi in 2019

Union Commerce Minister revealed logo and brochure of 3-day Logix India 2019 which will be held in New Delhi in 2019 Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, launched the logo and brochure of Logix India 2019 in New Delhi. A 3-day Logix India 2019 is scheduled to take place in […]

Gujarat tops in implementing Ayushman Bharat

Gujarat tops in implementing Ayushman Bharat Gujarat has emerged as the top performer of the Centre’s ambitious health financing scheme – Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), which was launched on September 23, promises health coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family to over 10 crore poor families. Over 3.4 lakh beneficiaries have been treated under the scheme since its launch […]

Researchers developed new method that uses sunlight to purify water

Researchers developed new method that uses sunlight to purify water Scientists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in Germany have developed a simple process that canremove persistent pollutants in water using mere sunlightunder the most basic conditions. The researchers rely on electrons moving freely in water, called hydrated electrons, to degrade dissolved pollutants. They conducted a field trial in a […]

Hausla-2018 inaugurated in Delhi

Hausla-2018 inaugurated in Delhi  The National Festival for Children of Child Care Institutions (CCIs)- ‘Hausla 2018‘ of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) was inaugurated by the Secretary, Shri Rakesh Srivastava, in New Delhi. The theme for the 4 day Event, from 26 to 29th November 2018 is “Child Safety”.

Azim Premji to be conferred highest French civilian award

Azim Premji to be conferred highest French civilian award  Tech magnate and philanthropist Premji will receive the Knight of the Legion of Honour or Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur from Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler. The renowned entrepreneur will be bestowed with this distinction for his contribution to developing the IT industry in India and his economic […]

Govt launched ‘Paisa’ portal for affordable credit and interest subvenion access

Govt launched ‘Paisa’ portal for affordable credit and interest subvenion access  The government launched a centralised electronic platform for processing interest subvention on bank loans to beneficiaries under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), called ‘Paisa’. PAiSA, or `Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access’, is a web platform designed and developed by Allahabad […]

Reserve Bank of India Eases Hedging Norms For ECBs To 70% From Current 100%

Reserve Bank of India Eases Hedging Norms For ECBs To 70% From Current 100%   Reserve Bank of India relaxed norms for External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs)by reducing the mandatory hedging provision to 70% from the current 100%. The relaxed norms will apply to the ECBs with a maturity period between 3 and 5 years.

Odisha government launched a lexicon for 21 rare tribal languages

Odisha government launched a lexicon for 21 rare tribal languages Odisha government released lexicons of 21 tribal languages for multilingual education (MLE) purposes for elementary schools in tribal-dominated districts. The main aim is to bring back the tribal languages in circulation and prevent them from vanishing. This initiative has been prepared by the Special Development council […]

What Happened On This Day – 28 November

What Happened On This Day – 28 November 1991 South Ossetia declares independence The disputed region of the country of Georgia calls itself the Republic of South Ossetia. The declaration of independence was not recognized by Georgia and was followed by the South Ossetia War. Only a few countries, including Russia and Venezuela, recognize it as […]

Mary Kom Won Sixth World Championship Title, Creates History

Mary Kom Won Sixth World Championship Title, Creates History MC Mary Kom created history by becoming the first woman to win six boxing world titles by clinching the 48 kg gold at the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi. The 35-year-old Indian legend got the better of Ukrainian Hanna Okhota in the summit […]

India To Host 50th Union World Conference On Lung Health In 2019

India To Host 50th Union World Conference On Lung Health In 2019 The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held in Hyderabad, a global organization working in this field announced. The conference ‘Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action’ which will start in October 2019, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease stated.

MoRTH issued notification for inclusion of Quadricycles as Non Transport Vehicles

MoRTH issued notification for inclusion of Quadricycles as Non Transport Vehicles  Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) notified the insertion of the item ‘Quadricycle’ as a ‘non transport’ vehicle under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988. A Quadricycle is a vehicle of the size of a 3-wheeler but with 4 tyres and fully covered like a […]

Indian Constitution Day is observed on 26 November

Indian Constitution Day is observed on 26 November On this day in 1949, the constitution was adopted which came into force on January 26, 1950, marking the beginning of a new era in the history of India. On 19th November 2015, during the year-long celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar, Government of […]

SEBI Unveils Rules For Reclassification Of Promoter As Public Investor

SEBI Unveils Rules For Reclassification Of Promoter As Public Investor  Markets regulator Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has come out with new rules for re-classification of a promoter as a public investor, wherein an outgoing promoter over the affairs of the listed firm and not be allowed to hold over 10% stake. The promoter would […]

Uttarakhand cabinet approved renaming of Dehradun Jolly Grant airport after former PM Vajpayee

Uttarakhand cabinet approved renaming of Dehradun Jolly Grant airport after former PM Vajpayee The Uttarakhand government chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, approved a total of 27 proposals including renaming the Dehradun airport after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

UP government cleared the proposal to build Ram statue

UP government cleared the proposal to build Ram statue The Uttar Pradesh government has cleared a proposal to build a 221-meter-tall statue of Lord Ram on the banks of the Saryu river in Ayodhya. The government did not furnish the details of the funding, the construction agency and the location of the statue. The size of the statue will outdo […]

Union Government to set up a domestic Gold Council in India for promotion of growth in the jewellery sector

Union Government to set up a domestic Gold Council in India for promotion of growth in the jewellery sector  Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu announced the government’s intention to set up a domestic Gold Council in India for the growth in the jewelry sector. The main objective of the council is to constitute […]

Monaco to host 2019 Laureus Awards on February 18 2019

Monaco to host 2019 Laureus Awards on February 18 2019 The ‘Oscars of sports’, the Laureus World Sports Awards 2019 will be held in Monaco on February 18 next year. Sport’s premier global awards ceremony will celebrate the best of 2018 across eight individual and team categories, with the winners collecting a prized Laureus Statuette. Sports […]

Nariman Light House to be inaugurated

Nariman Light House to be inaugurated A rooftop memorial at Nariman House, the Jewish centre in Colaba, is to be formally inaugurated on Monday, the tenth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks. The memorial will be called the Nariman Light House.  The waterfall monument constitutes the names of all the victims of 26/11 terror attack including the policemen and National Security Guards […]

Uber Eats appointed Alia Bhatt as its first brand ambassador of India

Uber Eats appointed Alia Bhatt as its first brand ambassador of India Uber Eats announced the appointment of actress Alia Bhatt as its brand ambassador. India will be the first country where the global company appointed an ambassador.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar unveiled statue of Lord Buddha at Rajgir

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar unveiled statue of Lord Buddha at Rajgir Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled a 70-foot-tall statue of Lord Buddha at Rajgir in Nalanda district. Mr.Kumar unveiled the statue of Lord Buddha, the second tallest statue of Buddha in the country, in the presence of Mahabodhi temple’s chief monk Bhante Chalinda amid the chanting of hymns. […]

Cotton Advisory Board says the Cotton production estimated to decline

Cotton Advisory Board says the Cotton production estimated to decline Cotton Advisory Board said that the cotton production this season might be less than the previous year. The board that met on November 22 said that the production from October 2018 to September 2019 is estimated to be 361 lakh bales as against 370 lakh bales last season. […]

What Happened On This Day – 27 November

What Happened On This Day – 27 November 2005 World’s first successful partial face transplant Drs Bernard Devauchelle, Benoit Lengelé, and Jean-Michel Dubernard used donor tissue to reconstruct the face of Isabelle Dinoire in Amiens, France. Isabelle Dinoire’s face had been mauled by a dog. 2001 Hubble detects the first planetary atmosphere outside the Solar System The […]

InterGlobe Aviation Chairman Devadas Mallya Mangalore passed away

InterGlobe Aviation Chairman Devadas Mallya Mangalore passed away InterGlobe Aviation said its chairman Devadas Mallya Mangalore passed away in the morning of November 25, 2018. InterGlobe Aviation is the country’s largest airline IndiGo. Mr.Devadas Mallya was also a non-executive independent director. He had served as the CMD of Bank of Baroda and Bank of Maharashtra.

FAO to team up with Telangana for seed development

FAO to team up with Telangana for seed development  Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has offered to collaborate with Telangana for South-South Cooperation in the development of the seed sector in African countries. The offer by FAO was made in Rome with Principal Secretary (Agriculture) C. Parthasarathi and Director of Telangana State Seed and […]

Despite rain the migratory birds arrived in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Despite rain the migratory birds arrived in Chennai, Tamil Nadu Despite the rain, migratory birds have started arriving this year in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. With water levels low in many lakes and reservoirs, their numbers have been low in some places, but nevertheless, the birds have kept their date with the city. The arrival of the birds indicates that […]

Delhis AQI improved to poor category

Delhis AQI improved to poor category 26 November 2018 Current Affairs: The National Capital Region’s air quality showed an unusual improvement on 25th November. The change is due to the increased wind speed, favorable for dispersion of pollutants, but settled in the “poor” category. The overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 262, which falls in […]

Mohammed VI-B: Morocco launches its second earth observation satellite

Mohammed VI-B: Morocco launches its second earth observation satellite  Morocco’s first satellite named Mohammed VI-A was launched on 8th November 2017 by Vega rocket from Kourou space center. Mohammed VI-B is the second satellite of Morocco’s ambitious space program- the first in Africa. The satellite is named after Mohammed VI, King of Morocco who launched this ambitious […]

Neighbourly app launched in Bengaluru, Delhi to gather information about a neighbourhood: Google NBU

Neighbourly app launched in Bengaluru, Delhi to gather information about a neighbourhood: Google NBU  Google’s Next Billion Users (NBU) team announced the national roll-out of its Neighbourly app in Delhi and Bangalore. The full-fledged app offers services in 8 vernacular languages and is a targeted app with a geographic radius between 1 to 5 km. The initial […]

IIT-Hyderabad researchers developed smartphone-based system to detect adulteration in milk

IIT-Hyderabad researchers developed smartphone-based system to detect adulteration in milk  Researchers, headed by IIT Professor Shiv Govind Singh, at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, developed a smartphone-based system to detect adulteration in milk. This could be done by using an indicator paper that changes color according to acidity which further can be incorporated with […]

Constitution Day 2018: Why and how is it celebrated?

Constitution Day 2018: Why and how is it celebrated? The Narendra Modi led government declared November 26 to be observed as Constitution Day on November 19, 2015. Constitution Day is celebrated on November 26 every year to mark the day on which the Indian Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly. The Constituent Assembly met […]

UN Environment Chief Erik Solheim Resigns

UN Environment Chief Erik Solheim Resigns   United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Erik Solheim resigned following an internal audit report gobbled up $500,000 in unnecessary and budgeted travel expenses in just 22 months.

Sachin Waze launched app offering data protection and privacy in Mumbai

Sachin Waze launched app offering data protection and privacy in Mumbai  A messaging app aimed at reducing rumor-mongering and ensuring complete data privacy was launched by former police officer Sachin Waze in Mumbai. The app, Direct Baat, is available on Android and is being developed for other platforms. Mr. Waze said the app does not store any data of the user […]

Coimbatore collector released the potential linked credit plan by NABARD

Coimbatore collector released the potential linked credit plan by NABARD  Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district Collector T.N. Hariharan released the potential linked credit plan prepared by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for the district. The plan envisages a 6.61% hike in loans to be disbursed by banks during the next financial year (2019-20). The potential credit […]

SER won the 41st All India Railway bridge championship

SER won the 41st All India Railway bridge championship South Eastern Railway (SER) emerged champion in the team event of the 41st all-India Railway bridge championship at Garden Reach, Kolkata. South Eastern, Eastern, Metro and Central entered the super league before the former won the title with 43.79 VPs. Eastern finished runner-up. South Eastern was represented by Hasibul […]

Karnataka CM launched Badavara Bandhu scheme

Karnataka CM launched Badavara Bandhu scheme Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy launched mobile banks to disburse interest-free loans to street vendors and small traders at the AMPC Market in Yeshwantpur. The mobile bank scheme is called ‘Badavara Bandhu’ (friend of the poor). The scheme announced in the budget this year seeks to free the poor business community […]

Filmmaker Nandita Das to receive FIAPF Award

Filmmaker Nandita Das to receive FIAPF Award  Filmmaker Nandita Daswill be honored with the International Federation of Film Producers Associations( FIAPF) Award at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane on the 29th of this month. She will be presented the award in recognition of her achievement in film in the Asia Pacific region. […]

Metro to Whitefield in 2021 and Electronics City in 2022 says BMRCL

Metro to Whitefield in 2021 and Electronics City in 2022 says BMRCL With the deadline for completion of the entire second phase of Metro pushed back to 2023, work on various reaches will be affected. It will be at least another three years before people working in the tech corridor of Baiyappanhalli and Whitefield can […]

Trump thanked Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices

Trump thanked Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices The U.S. President Donald Trump publicly thanked Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices despite the criticism over his decision not to further punish the kingdom for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi. This happened after the President condemned the brutal slaying of Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

MEA Sushma Swaraj to co-chair 9th Meeting of India-Lao PDR Joint Commission on Bilateral Co-operation

MEA Sushma Swaraj to co-chair 9th Meeting of India-Lao PDR Joint Commission on Bilateral Co-operation   Smt Sushma Swaraj will review the entire gamut of bilateral relations covering areas of Defence, Agriculture, Trade and Investment, Science and IT, Energy, and Mining among others. The Minister will also call on the Prime Minister of Lao PDR Thongloun Sisoulith.

Centre made jute packaging mandatory for all food grains

Centre made jute packaging mandatory for all food grains  The Centre approved a proposal making jute packaging mandatory for all food grains. The decision was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In India, the jute sector employs approximately 3.7 lakh workers directly. The move is significant as it would support […]

Elimination of Violence against Women:25 Nov

Elimination of Violence against Women:25 Nov The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed on 25 November 2018. The aim of the day is to raise public awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to various forms of violence. The theme for 2018 is ‘Orange the World: #HearMeToo’.

Mary Kom won gold in boxing championship

Mary Kom won gold in boxing championship MC Mary Kom won the gold medal in Women’s World Boxing Championship in New Delhi on 24 November 2018. She defeated Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the final match. She became the first female boxer to win six gold medals at World Boxing Championships. She previously won the gold […]

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What Happened On This Day – 26 November

What Happened On This Day – 26 November 2003 Concorde retired from service Concorde retired from service after 27 years of flight 1983 Brink’s Mat gold heist The £ 26 million robbery took place in a Brink Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport in London. The stolen gold, diamonds and cash has never been recovered. 1966 World’s first tidal […]

Odisha’s Baliyatra festival inaugurated

Odisha’s Baliyatra festival inaugurated ‘Baliyatra festival’ was inaugurated in Odisha on 23 November 2018. Baliyatra festival commemorates the ancient maritime glory of Odisha. The festival is associated with ancient mariners, who established trade and cultural links through sea routes with different archipelagos of the Indian Ocean. The festival will end on 2 December 2018.

EIB & SBI to finance wind energy projects

EIB & SBI to finance wind energy projects The European Investment Bank (EIB) and State Bank of India (SBI) have agreed to cooperate on financing renewable energy sector in India. The EIB will also provide new support for wind energy projects across India,  With this collaboration, the promoters of wind projects in India will get low-cost […]

Non-transport usage of quadricycles allowed

Non-transport usage of quadricycles allowed The government of India has declared quadricycle as a ‘non-transport vehicle’ under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988. This will provide a safe and cheap mode of transport for the last mile connectivity. A non-transport vehicle is a vehicle whose usage is allowed under personal capacity only. A quadricycle is a vehicle with […]

Jangalmahal Festival inaugurated in Kolkata

Jangalmahal Festival inaugurated in Kolkata The three-day ‘Jangalmahal festival’ was inaugurated in Kolkata on 23 November 2018. The aim of the festival is to revive and popularise the culture and heritage of the Jangalmahal area. The forested areas of West Midnapore, Jhargram, Bankura and Purulia districts in the southern part of the West Bengal form the Jangalmahal […]

‘Jhiri Mela’ inaugurated by J-K Governor

‘Jhiri Mela’ inaugurated by J-K Governor Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated a week-long ‘Jhiri Mela’ at village Jhiri in Jammu district on 23 November 2018. The annual fair is commemorated in the memory of the martyrdom of ‘Baba Jittoo’. He was a farmer who gave up his life about 500 years ago in protest […]

New technology developed by IMD

New technology developed by IMD The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has developed a new technology called ‘Impact Based Forecasting Approach’. It will be used to assess the rise of water level in rivers and reservoirs by rain. It can help state governments to minutely monitor the impact of rain and take real-time decisions.

World Congress on Mountain Medicine begins

World Congress on Mountain Medicine begins The ’12th World Congress on Mountain Medicine’ began in Kathmandu on 21 November 2018. The theme of the 4-day congress is ‘Mountain Medicine in the Heart of the Himalayas’. The event mainly focused on science and research aspects of high altitude medicine. The event was held for the first time in […]

HDFC ERGO sets up remote sensing lab

HDFC ERGO sets up remote sensing lab General insurance company ‘HDFC ERGO General Insurance’ has set up a remote sensing lab for crop insurance. The lab will work on accurately assessing the risks of the insurers and will also be able to give early warnings about the losses. Remote sensing involves setting up scanning an […]

Sachin is the brand ambassador of Apollo Tyres

Sachin is the brand ambassador of Apollo Tyres Tyre maker, Apollo Tyres has appointed cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as its new brand ambassador on 22 November 2018. He will be the ambassador of Apollo Tyres for a period of five years. Apart from Apollo Tyres, he is also the brand Ambassador for BMW in India. Sachin […]

First ever plane with no moving parts launched

First ever plane with no moving parts launched Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built and flown the first-ever silent aeroplane with no moving propellers or jet turbines. The aeroplane is powered by an ionic wind technology. Ionic wind technology uses a powerful electric field to generate charged ions, which are then expelled […]

J&K Bank made a public sector unit

J&K Bank made a public sector unit The proposal for treating J&K Bank Limited as a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) was approved by the State Administrative Council (SAC). The Jammu and Kashmir bank has been brought under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) act, the Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) guidelines, and the State […]

‘India Skills Report 2019’ released

‘India Skills Report 2019’ released As per the ‘India Skills Report 2019’, Andhra Pradesh has topped the list of states with the highest employability followed by Rajasthan and Haryana. The report also said that the employability levels of engineering graduates have increased across all the sectors. The report was published jointly by Wheebox, PeopleStrong and Confederation […]

Doval, Wang held India-China border talks

Doval, Wang held India-China border talks India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held the ’21st round of border talks’ in China on 24 November 2018. Ajit Doval and Wang Yi are the designated Special Representatives (SRs) for border talks between India and China.  The India-China border dispute covers 3,488-km-long Line […]

Jharkhand Day being celebrated at IFFI in Goa

Jharkhand Day being celebrated at IFFI in Goa Jharkhand Day is being celebrated at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on 24 November 2018. For 2018, Jharkhand is the focus state at the International Film Festival of India. This is for the first time that any state has been made focus state at […]

5% subsidy for non-basmati rice exports

5% subsidy for non-basmati rice exports The government of India will give a subsidy of 5% for non-basmati rice exports from 26 November 2018 to 25 March 2019. The move is expected to boost the exports of non-basmati rice. The subsidy will be given under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS). The products include husked […]

On This Day In World History 25 Nov

2348 BC Biblical scholars have long asserted this to be the day of the Great Deluge, or Flood. 1863 Union ends the siege of Chattanooga with the Battle of Missionary Ridge. 1876 Colonel Ronald MacKenzie destroys Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife’s village, in the Bighorn Mountains near the Red Fork of the Powder River, during the so-called […]

Today In Indian History 25 Nov

What Happened Today 25 November In Indian History , Today In Indian History Date Events 25 – November – 1538 Turkish Armada retired.The arrival of a new Portuguese fleet. 25 – November – 1866 Allahabad court was established for Uttar Pradesh territory, it sat in Agra with five Judges between 1866 and 1868. It also has a […]

Musician Ustad Imrat Khan passed away

Musician Ustad Imrat Khan passed away Classical music stalwart Ustad Imrat Khan has died in the U.S. on 23 November 2018. He dedicated his life to promote the sitar and the surbahar worldwide. Ustad Imrat Khan belonged to the illustrious Etawa gharana, or the Imdadkhani Gharana. The gharana is one of the oldest in India with […]

Baishnab Charan Parida passed away

Baishnab Charan Parida passed away Former Rajya Sabha member from Odisha, Baishnab Charan Parida passed away on 22 November 2018. He was a prominent politician, writer, columnist and a social activist. Mr Parida was elected to Rajya Sabha in July 2010 and his term ended on July 1, 2016. He was president of Odisha Bhasa […]

Broadband subscribers at 463.6 mn at Aug.-end

Broadband subscribers at 463.6 mn at Aug.-end According to official data by the Department of Telecom (DoT), India’s broadband subscriber numbers touched 463.6 million at the end of August 2018. The number of broadband subscribers stood at 460.24 million in July 2018. The total number of telephones rose to 1,189.17 million. Maximum rise in total […]

Filmmaker Nandita Das to receive FIAPF Award

Filmmaker Nandita Das to receive FIAPF Award Filmmaker Nandita Das will be honoured with the ‘International Federation of Film Producers Associations’ ( FIAPF) Award 2018. The award will be given at the ’12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards’ on 29 November 2018. She will be presented the award in recognition of her achievement in film in […]

Forbes India Leadership Awards 2018 announced

Forbes India Leadership Awards 2018 announced The ‘Forbes India Leadership Awards’ was held on November 22 in Mumbai. The award honours the top executives of companies in India. Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Limited, got the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2018’. Vivek Chaand Sehgal, Chairman of Motherson Sumi Systems, got the ‘Entrepreneur for the Year 2018 award’.

Institutions Innovation Council, innovation cell for higher education institutions launched HRD Ministry in New Delhi

Institutions Innovation Council, innovation cell for higher education institutions launched HRD Ministry in New Delhi  HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the Institution’s Innovation Councilthrough video conferencing at the AICTE headquarters in New Delhi. The main objective of this initiative is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by exposing them to new ideas.

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and ICC signed MoU for energizing startup ecosystem in East and Northeast India

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and ICC signed MoU for energizing startup ecosystem in East and Northeast India   The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the IIM Calcutta Innovation Park to help facilitate incubation of start-ups primarily in the Eastern and North Eastern states. The main focus on developing start-up ecosystems that […]

India ranked 5th in the list of most vacation deprived nation in the world: Expedia

India ranked 5th in the list of most vacation deprived nation in the world: Expedia   Expedia Vacation Deprivation Report 2018 was released that stated that India is among the most vacation deprived nation in the world ranking 5th among the 19 surveyed countries. As per data, 53 percent of Indians take fewer vacation days than they […]

Saudi and UAE Announced USD 500 Million In Aid To Yemen

Saudi and UAE Announced USD 500 Million In Aid To Yemen   Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced $500 million in aid to war-torn Yemen in response to the dismal humanitarian conditions. The country is on the brink of famine after the long war which continued since 2015 Saudi Arabia and the […]

WTO panels afreed to review U.S. steel, aluminium tariffs

WTO panels afreed to review U.S. steel, aluminium tariffs The World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to hear complaints from a range of countries over new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, as well as complaints from Washington over retaliatory duties. The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed to establish panels to review U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to hit a long line […]

U.S. suspended USD 1.66 billion assistance to Pakistan

U.S. suspended USD 1.66 billion assistance to Pakistan The U.S. suspended $1.66 billion in security assistance to Pakistan. This happened days after President Donald Trump said the country does not do “a damn thing” for America alleging that its government had helped al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden hide near its garrison city of Abbottabad. Ties between the US and Pakistan […]

Grundfos to invest Rs.25 crore in its new unit by 2020 in Chennai

Grundfos to invest Rs.25 crore in its new unit by 2020 in Chennai  The Indian subsidiary of Denmark-based Grundfos is to set up its third pump production unit by 2020 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It plans to set it up in a State which would offer approvals on fast track. Despite the invitations from several States to […]

Australia and Poland join US rejection of UN migration pact

Australia and Poland join US rejection of UN migration pact  Australia and Polandrefused to sign a UN pact on migration because the agreement would undermine their existing immigration policies. A draft of the agreement, which is not legally binding, was finalized in 2017 after more than a year of work.

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank launches personal loan facility for salaried individuals

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank launches personal loan facility for salaried individuals  The Ujjivan small finance bank a wholly owned subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Limited introduced a new personal loan scheme for salaried individuals. The 14 tier I and tier II locations where the product will be launched are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Surat, […]

Ducati launched Panigale V4 R in India

Ducati launched Panigale V4 R in India Ducati, the Italian super-bike maker launched Panigale V4 R in India. The bike priced at Rs.51.87 lakh. The new model would be limited to just five units in India and bookings were open across all Ducati dealerships in the country. The Panigale V4 R is powered by a 998-cc engine. It […]

Paytm partners with LIC for insurance premium payments

Paytm partners with LIC for insurance premium payments  Softbank-backed, digital payments service provider, Paytm (One 97 Communications Limited) partnered with the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to offer online insurance premium payments on its platform. A simpler and faster method of premium payments will be offered through the Paytm app with the freedom of paying premium […]

Rajesh Exports an order worth Rs.933 crore from UAE

Rajesh Exports an order worth Rs.933 crore from UAE Rajesh Exports, the world’s largest gold refiner, procured an order worth Rs.933 crore from the United Arab Emirates(UAE). The order is to be executed in the month of March 2019. The Bengaluru-based firm has its other refineries located in Uttarakhand and at Balerna in Switzerland. It has a capacity to […]

Sikhs celebrated the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

Sikhs celebrated the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Sikhs celebrated the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. They celebrate the birthdays of all of their ten gurus as ‘Gurpurab‘. The birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak is known and celebrated as ‘Guru Nanak Prakash Utsav’.  Sikhs celebrated 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak It is […]

World leaders to participate in virtual climate summit to cut carbon footprint

World leaders to participate in virtual climate summit to cut carbon footprint World leaders are to participate in an innovative climate change summit that is to be taken place entirely online so it is carbon neutral. The eco-friendly event stands in stark contrast to many other international political summits, which involve thousands of delegates jetting across the world to a venue […]

IIC Program launched by HRD ministry

IIC Program launched by HRD ministry The ‘Institution’s Innovation Council’ (IIC) program under ‘Innovation cell’ of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) was launched in New Delhi on 21 November 2018. The purpose of formation of network of IICs is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by exposing them to new ideas. MHRD has established […]

‘Bhudaar’ portal launched in Andhra Pradesh

‘Bhudaar’ portal launched in Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh launched ‘Bhudaar’ portal which makes land records available to people with unique identification numbers. The ‘Bhudaar’ is an 11-digit unique identification code assigned to each agriculture land holding and rural and urban properties in the state. Two types of Bhudaar cards are available including e-Bhudaar an M-Bhudaar.

National Implementation Committee constituted

National Implementation Committee constituted Prime Minister Narendra Modi constituted a ‘National Implementation Committee’ (NIC) to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in India and abroad. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is the Chairman of National Implementation Committee. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for Culture are the Members of NIC.

Bhadohi got ‘export excellence’ tag

Bhadohi got ‘export excellence’ tag Badohi in Uttar Pradesh has got the ‘export excellence’ tag from the Government of India. It is known for its hand-woven carpets around the world. Under the tag, carpet makers will get financial assistance from the central government to procure modern machines, improve export infrastructure. The status was granted by […]

Manipur’s mega ‘Sangai’ festival inaugurated

Manipur’s mega ‘Sangai’ festival inaugurated Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated Manipur’s annual ‘Sangai’ tourism festival on 21 November 2018. The festival is named after the state animal, Sangai, the brow-antlered deer found only in Manipur. The 10-day festival will see various cultural troupes from different parts of the country. The festival was started in 2010.

Credit guarantee process norms changed

Credit guarantee process norms changed The Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) has changed norms to improve credit guarantee process for Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE). It will now capture key information on the financial status of the borrowers. The modification will be applicable from 1 December 2018. CGTMSE has been […]

Mexico’s highest honour given to Prof. Ganguly

Mexico’s highest honour given to Prof. Ganguly Professor S.P. Ganguly has been awarded the ‘Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle’ on 20 November 2018. The award is the highest civilian honour given to a foreigner by Mexico. The award was in recognition of his outstanding work in the study of the Spanish language and Mexican […]

Youngest-ever goodwill ambassador appointed

Youngest-ever goodwill ambassador appointed British actress Millie Bobby Brown was named the newest United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador on 21 November 2018. She is the youngest person ever to be appointed as the UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador. As a Goodwil Ambassador, she will use her global platform to raise awareness of children’s rights and issues affecting […]

Abhijit Bose named WhatsApp India Head

Abhijit Bose named WhatsApp India Head On 21 November 2018, WhatsApp named Abhijit Bose as its India Head. He will join the WhatsApp in early 2019 and will build WhatsApp’s first full country team outside of California. He was the co-founder of Ezetap, an electronic payments company.

Conference on tuberculosis in India in 2019

Conference on tuberculosis in India in 2019 The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held in Hyderabad in 2019. The conference ‘Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action’ will be held from 30 October 2019 to 2 November 2019. The conference will be organised by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

First batsman to score 11,000 runs in Ranji

First batsman to score 11,000 runs in Ranji On 21 November 2018, Veteran cricketer Wasim Jaffer became the first batsman to score 11,000 runs in Ranji Trophy. Jaffer, who plays for Vidarbha, achieved the feat on day two of the Ranji Trophy match against Baroda. He has played 31 Tests and two One-Day Internationals for […]

Abu Dhabi to host India-UAE Strategic Conclave

Abu Dhabi to host India-UAE Strategic Conclave The UAE will host the second edition of ‘India-UAE Strategic Conclave’ on 27 November 2018. The day-long conference will be held in Abu Dhabi. It will initiate dialogues to widen the scope of bilateral investments between the two countries. The conclave aims to improve the connection between the […]

WCCB got Asia Environment Enforcement Award

WCCB got Asia Environment Enforcement Award On 21 November 2018, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has got the ‘Asia Environment Enforcement Award 2018’. It was awarded for its work in combating trans-boundary environmental crimes. This is the 2nd time in a row that the awards are being given by UN Environment to India. WCCB […]

SBM appointed Sidharth Rath as MD

SBM appointed Sidharth Rath as MD On 21 November 2018, State Bank of Mauritius (SBM-India) has appointed Sidharth Rath as its Managing Director (MD). He was with Axis Bank as the Group Executive and Head of Corporate, Transaction Banking, and International Banking. SBM has received the licence from Reserve Bank of India to operate as […]

Sushma Swaraj began her Laos visit on Nov 22

Sushma Swaraj began her Laos visit on Nov 22 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj began her two-day visit to Laos from 22 November 2018. She will co-chair the 9th Meeting of ‘India-Laos Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation’. The joint commission meeting will further enhance the cooperation between the two countries in various areas. The capital […]

Four new horned frogs discovered

Four new horned frogs discovered Four new species of horned frogs have been discovered in Himalayan regions of Northeast India. They were discovered by a team of biologists from Delhi University, University College Dublin and the National Museum (UK). The four new Indian species are Himalayan horned frog; the Garo white-lipped horned frog; the Yellow […]

‘Land Reforms Bill’ passed in West Bengal

‘Land Reforms Bill’ passed in West Bengal On 19 November 2018, the West Bengal Assembly passed the ‘West Bengal Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill’, 2018 to give land rights to enclave dwellers in north Bengal. The Bill will help in the distribution of land-right documents to the people of the enclaves in the border district of Cooch […]

Himachal govt approved Sashakt Mahila Yojna

Himachal govt approved Sashakt Mahila Yojna The Himachal Pradesh government has approved to implement ‘Sashakt Mahila Yojna’ in the state. The scheme will empower rural women by providing them with an interface for socio-economic development. The scheme will link rural women with sustainable livelihood opportunities and also improve their skill by imparting training.

India & Australia signed five agreements

India & Australia signed five agreements On 22 November 2018, India and Australia signed five agreements to boost investments and enhance cooperation in key sectors like disability, agricultural research and education. The agreements were signed after President Ram Nath Kovind met Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Sydney. President Kovind is the first-ever Indian President to […]

J&K Assembly dissolved by Governor

J&K Assembly dissolved by Governor Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik dissolved the State Assembly on 21 November 2018. The Governor cited four main reasons for dissolving the Assembly with immediate effect. These include extensive horse-trading and possible exchange of money and the impossibility of forming a stable government by parties with opposing political ideologies.

Maldives to rejoin the Commonwealth after 2 years

Maldives to rejoin the Commonwealth after 2 years  The new president of the Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has decided that the country will rejoin the Commonwealth group of former British colonies after a two-year absence. Maldives left the Commonwealth during former President Abdulla Yameen‘s administration in October 2016, amid mounting pressure over corruption and deteriorating human rights.

Chennai Airport awarded for 100% Grievance Redressal

Chennai Airport awarded for 100% Grievance Redressal The Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu, and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app in New Delhi. The Ministry of Civil Aviation launched AirSewa web portal and mobile app […]

Bosch appliances arm to invest Euro 100 mn in different sectors over the next 4 years

Bosch appliances arm to invest Euro 100 mn in different sectors over the next 4 years Bosch Home Appliances plans to invest €100 million over the next four years into different sectors such as personalized solutions, brand building, strengthening its technology centre, and setting up a robust refrigerator factory in India. Bosch is developing solutions based on the […]

India, Russia sign $500-mn deal to build 2 warships in Goa

India, Russia sign $500-mn deal to build 2 warships in Goa  The Goa Shipyard Limited and Russia’s Rosoboronexport signed the agreement for the Grigorovich-class ‘Project 11356’ frigates with technology transfer from Russia. The construction of the warships will begin in 2020 and the first one will be delivered in 2026, while second one will be ready by 2027. India inked an Inter-Governmental Agreement […]

India slips 2 places on ‘Global Talent Ranking’; Switzerland on top

India slips 2 places on ‘Global Talent Ranking’; Switzerland on top India has slipped two places to rank 53rd on a global annual talent ranking released by IMD Business School Switzerland. While Switzerland has topped the global ranking for the fifth year in a row, it is followed by Denmark, Norway, Austria and the Netherlands in the top-five. Within Asia, Singapore has topped the charts with a global […]

UN General Assembly adopts 1st resolution on sexual harassment

UN General Assembly adopts 1st resolution on sexual harassment  The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on sexual harassment, the first of its kind at the world body. The resolution urges countries to address the discrimination faced by women that makes them vulnerable to exploitation, violence and abuse. It also urges states to ensure the promotion and protection of […]

Technical snag hits the first reactor of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project

Technical snag hits the first reactor of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project The first reactor of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), which resumed power generation only on 17th November stopped operations due to a technical snag in the turbine section. The reactor resumed its function after being idle for about 108 days. KKNPP has not given the details on the nature of […]

Global education monitoring report 2019 released by UNESCO

Global education monitoring report 2019 released by UNESCO   The report shows that the number of migrant and refugee school-age children around the world today has grown by 26% since 2000 and could fill half a million classrooms. The literacy levels in rural households of India dip with seasonal migration. About 80% of seasonal migrant children in seven cities lacked access to education […]

India and World Bank Sign $310 million Loan Agreement For Jharkhand

India and World Bank Sign $310 million Loan Agreement For Jharkhand  The Government of India, the Government of Jharkhand and the World Bank signed in New Delhi a $310 million Loan Agreement for Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project to provide reliable, quality, and affordable 24×7 electricity to the citizens of Jharkhand. The Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project […]

Twenty Seventh BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change held in New Delhi

Twenty Seventh BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change held in New Delhi  The meeting was chaired by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India. Ministers welcomed the 184 ratifications, till date, of the Paris Agreement adopted under the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). He listed their priorities under the Paris Agreement […]

Jio partnered with KDDI for international roaming on VoLTE

Jio partnered with KDDI for international roaming on VoLTE Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.partnered with KDDI Corporation launched Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE)-based inbound international roaming between India and Japan. This service makes the international roamers and the Japanese travelers in India to enjoy HD voice and LTE high-speed data. Japan-based KDDI Corporation is the first international service […]

Indo-US joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ commenced in Jaipur

Indo-US joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ commenced in Jaipur  Army’s Indo-US Joint Special Forces Exercise 2018 commenced on November 19 at Mahajan Field Firing Range (MFFR), Bikaner and will conclude on December 2. The American Special Forces will carry out 12 days rigorous joint training in semi desert and rural terrain with an aim to enhance the inter-operability of the two […]

(Bada Loot) Fynd App – Get Rs.5100 On Sign Up+Rs.5000 Per Refer (Free Shopping)

Fynd App Free Shopping – Hi Guys, Here Comes Fynd Loot again , Just Sign Up With Below Process And You Will Get The Rs.1600 On Signup Also When You Refer Your Friend You Will Get Another Rs.1500 Update : 28th November You Can Use Your 80% Referral Cash On Fynd Flash Sale On Online […]

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen in Fortune Business Person of the Year 2018 list

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen in Fortune Business Person of the Year 2018 list The list ranks 20 business executives delivering on the bottom line and beyond. Fifty-six-year-old Shantanu Narayen ranks 12th on the list. The list is topped by Tricia Griffith, CEO of insurance company Progressive.

China unveils the world’s first underground hotel

China unveils the world’s first underground hotel Shanghai unveiled the world’s first underground hotel, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, buried 90 metres deep in an old quarry. Built in the Sheshan Mountain Range, on the hem of Shangai, the ritzy hotel costs $287.9 million. The property was built by British firm Atkins, also behind the Burj Al Arab in Dubai and skyscraper Landmark 81 […]

NASA picked ancient Martian river delta for Mars 2020 rover landing

NASA picked ancient Martian river delta for Mars 2020 rover landing NASA has picked Jezero Crater, an ancient river delta, as the landing site for its Mars 2020 rover. The Mars 2020 mission is to hunt for evidence of past life on the earth’s neighboring planet. Even though the Red Planet is now cold and dry, the […]

Malaria cases declined by 24% in India: WHO report

Malaria cases declined by 24% in India: WHO report   The World Health Organisation (WHO) in a report stated that India is the only country to have recorded a substantial decline in malaria cases in 2017 out of the 11 highest burden countries worldwide. India accounted for 4 percent of global malaria cases in 2017. As reflected in this year’s World malaria report, […]

Indo Japan Business Councils Business Festival Held In Pune

Indo Japan Business Councils Business Festival Held In Pune   The Indo-Japan Business Council (IJBC), hosted KONNICHI WA PUNE – a first of its kind business festival in Pune. The festival was aimed to boost investment, promote businesses and cultural exchange between India and Japan.

UNESCO along with World Jewish congress launched Holocaust education website

UNESCO along with World Jewish congress launched Holocaust education website The U.N. culture and education agency has teamed up with the World Jewish Congress and launched “Facts about the Holocaust ” site at the cultural agency’s Paris headquarters. The “Fact about the Holocaust” site is a website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism. The site features a trove of historical information about […]

Dr Jitendra Singh releases book Radio Kashmir in Times of Peace & War written by Dr Rajesh Bhat

Dr Jitendra Singh releases book Radio Kashmir in Times of Peace & War written by Dr Rajesh Bhat  The book published by Stellar Publishers. The book explains the role played by Radio Kashmir in serving the people of Kashmir and strengthening democratic institutions in Kashmir, since the inception of Radio Kashmir in 1947. Dr Rajesh Bhat […]

Environment Ministry approved to induce artificial rain via cloud seeding to clear smog in Delhi

Environment Ministry approved to induce artificial rain via cloud seeding to clear smog in Delhi The Environment Ministry approved a project led by scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur to induce artificial rain via cloud seeding in Delhi. The objective is toclear smog in Delhi. The success of the project depends on the presence of a minimum quantity of […]

The domestic LPG price touched Rs.1,000 in Karnataka

The domestic LPG price touched Rs.1,000 in Karnataka The price of non-subsidised domestic LPG (14.2-kg cylinder)has increased around Rs.1,000 mark in most parts of Karnataka. Besides the base price, with taxes and duties, LPG retail price at a particular city is determined by the distance from the bottling plant. LPG requirements in Bidar are catered to by the Belagavi bottling […]

Mary Kom enter semi-finals of Women’s World Boxing Championships

Mary Kom enter semi-finals of Women’s World Boxing Championships   MC Marry Kom, Lovlina Borgohain, Sonia Chahal and Simranjit Kaur enter the semifinals and assure India of four medals on day 6 of the Women’s World Championships in New Delhi. In the quarterfinals, Mary Kom defeated China’s Wu Yu 5-0 and Lovlina beat Kaye Scott of […]

‘Mere Pyaare Prime Minister’ only Asian film screened at Rome Film Festival

‘Mere Pyaare Prime Minister’ only Asian film screened at Rome Film Festival   Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra‘s upcoming film ‘Mere Pyaare Prime Minister’ was the only Asian film which was screened at the Rome Film Festival. The film revolves around four children living in a Mumbai slum. One of them wants to build a toilet for […]

Universal Children’s Day: 20 November

Universal Children’s Day: 20 November Universal Children’s Day is observed on 20 November every year. The aim of the day is to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954. On 20 November 1989, the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the […]

Jalaj Srivastava is IWAI chairman

Jalaj Srivastava is IWAI chairman Jalaj Srivastava has been appointed the Chairman of the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) on 19 November 2018. He is a 1984 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. At present, he is working as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture. The IWAI comes under the Union Ministry of Shipping, Road […]

‘World Malaria Report 2018’ released by WHO

‘World Malaria Report 2018’ released by WHO 21 World Health Organisation (WHO) has released ‘World Malaria Report 2018’ on 19 November 2018. According to the report, India and 10 other countries in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for around 70% of estimated malaria cases (151 million) and deaths (274,000) in 2017. India registered a 24% decrease in malaria cases in […]

Africa Industrialisation Day: 20 November

Africa Industrialisation Day: 20 November ‘Africa Industrialisation Day’ is observed on 20 November every year. It’s a day dedicated to raising necessary awareness about Industrialisation in Africa. 2018 Theme: ‘Promoting Regional Value Chains in Africa: A pathway for accelerating Africa’s structural transformation, industrialization and pharmaceutical production’

‘Ease of Doing Business Challenge’ launched

‘Ease of Doing Business Challenge’ launched The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi launched the ‘Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge’ on 19 November 2018. The objective of this challenge is to invite innovative ideas based on Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and other cutting-edge technology to reform Government processes. The platform for […]

AirSewa 2.0 portal and app unveiled

AirSewa 2.0 portal and app unveiled 17 The Ministry of Civil Aviation has introduced the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app for air travellers. Major improvements include features such as secure sign-up and log-in with social media, chatbot for travellers support, and improved grievance management. The web portal and application will […]

Military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ commenced

Military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ commenced The joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ between India and the United States commenced in Jaipur on 19 November 2018. The aim is to enhance the interoperability of the two armed forces. The armies will train on different aspects including hostage rescue, building intervention, desert survival, medical aid and combat firing.

‘Global education monitoring report’ released

‘Global education monitoring report’ released ‘Global education monitoring report 2019’ was released by UNESCO on 19 November 2018. According to the report, the literacy levels in rural households of India dip with seasonal migration. About 80% of seasonal migrant children in seven cities lacked access to education near work sites. The report said that the construction […]

‘Women Empowerment campaign’ launched

‘Women Empowerment campaign’ launched ‘Nari Sashaktikaran Sankalp Abhiyan’ or Women Empowerment campaign was launched in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on 20 November 2018. The month-long campaign is aimed to empower women in the state through various programmes. The campaign will educate women about the schemes being run by central and state governments for their welfare and […]

RBI’s new body to look into PCA issues

RBI’s new body to look into PCA issues On 19 November 2018, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Central Board decided to constitute a ‘Board for Financial Supervision’ (BFS). BFS will examine the framework for banks under Prompt Corrective Action (PCA). The Central Board also decided to constitute an expert committee to examine the Economic Capital Framework […]

Sanjay Kumar appointed as Chief of ED

Sanjay Kumar appointed as Chief of ED 12 IRS officer Sanjay Kumar Mishra was appointed as the full-time Chief of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on 18 November 2018. He was appointed as the Principal Special Director in ED in October 2018 and was given the ‘additional’ charge of ED director for three months. The post of […]

14th edition of children’s festival began

14th edition of children’s festival began The 14th edition of international children’s theatre festival, ‘JashneBachpan’, was inaugurated in New Delhi on 17 November 2018. The festival is organised by the National School of Drama (NSD). The nine-day theatre festival will see performances from Switzerland, Sri Lanka and Indonesia along with their Indian counterparts. The festival […]

GROWTH-India telescope’s first observation

GROWTH-India telescope’s first observation 12 The ‘GROWTH-India telescope’ at the Indian Astronomical Observatory located in Hanle, Ladakh has made its first science observation which is a follow-up study of a nova explosion. Novae are explosive events involving violent eruptions on the surface of white dwarf stars, leading to temporary increase in brightness of the star. This recurrent […]

Maldives to rejoin Commonwealth countries

Maldives to rejoin Commonwealth countries The Maldives cabinet has approved to rejoin the Commonwealth, two years after withdrawing from the 53-nation grouping. The country left the Commonwealth during former President Abdulla Yameen’s administration in October 2016. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih sworn in as President of Maldives on 17 November 2018.

Report on IPRS released by Commerce Ministry

Report on IPRS released by Commerce Ministry The report on ‘Industrial Park Rating System’ (IPRS) was released on 19 November 2018. The report was prepared by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry. The IPRS is being developed to assess industrial parks in the country. Development of IPRS would […]

HDFC disburses Rs 1,100 crore subsidy

HDFC disburses Rs 1,100 crore subsidy HDFC bank has disbursed over Rs 1,100 crore subsidy to over 51,000 customers under the government’s flagship scheme PMAY (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana). It has provided loans of over Rs 9,800 crore under PMAY-Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS).’ The loans were provided to customers belonging to EWS (Economically Weaker Section), LIG […]

‘Global talent rankings’ released

‘Global talent rankings’ released The annual ‘Global Talent’ rankings was released by IMD Business School in Switzerland on 20 November 2018. The rankings are based on three factors: Investment and Development, Appeal, and Readiness.  India got the 53rd rank. Switzerland has topped the global ranking for the fifth year in a row. Within Asia, Singapore got the […]

APEC summit held in Papua New Guinea

APEC summit held in Papua New Guinea Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit was held on 17 and 18 November 2018 in Papua New Guinea. This is the first time Papua New Guinea, the poorest of the 21 countries in APEC, has hosted the summit. The capital of Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby and its currency is […]

SBI CAP Ventures launches SME & Housing Fund

SBI CAP Ventures launches SME & Housing Fund SBI CAP Ventures Ltd. has launched Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Affordable Housing Funds. SBI CAP Ventures Ltd is an alternative asset manager and subsidiary of SBI Capital Markets. SBI CAP SME Fund aims to raise Rs 400 crore and the Affordable Housing Fund Rs 350 crore.

Russia, Iran, & Turkey to hold Syria talks

Russia, Iran, & Turkey to hold Syria talks Russia, Iran and Turkey will hold the next round of talks on Syria’s conflict on November 28-29 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The meeting will be the 11th in the Astana peace process, which was set up in early 2017 by Russia and Iran. The Astana process was launched […]

Tenth Indra 2018: India, Russia joint military exercise held in Jhansi, UP

Tenth Indra 2018: India, Russia joint military exercise held in Jhansi, UP  The 10th joint military exercise between Indian and Russia– EXERCISE INDRA, under the United Nations (UN) started at Babina Field Firing Ranges, Babina Military Station, in Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh. The main aim is to combat insurgency. The main focus will be upon: […]

Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System for an entire city

Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System for an entire city  Indian cities are finding it difficult to monitor the air pollution for the entire city using a single monitoring system. Nowadays real-time monitoring of air quality has become absolutely necessary for the timely intervention to check pollution levels. Most Indian cities do not have more than one continuous monitoring […]

Sunil Mehta committee incorporated Sashakt India AMC for large NPAs over 500 crore rupees

Sunil Mehta committee incorporated Sashakt India AMC for large NPAs over 500 crore rupees  Sunil Mehta committee released a statement for the formation of an asset management company (AMC) for resolving large bad loans. The name of the AMC is Sashakt India Asset Management. It was announced by Sunil Mehta, the chairman of a bankers’ panel working […]

Cabinet approved extension reservation for Maratha community

Cabinet approved extension reservation for Maratha community  The Maharashtra Cabinet approved the decision to extend reservation to the Maratha community. The reservation was extended by creating a new category called Socially and Educationally Backward Class. The category creation was based on the recommendations of the State Backward Class Commission. The announcement was made by the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra […]

India’s 1st engineless train ‘Train 18’ conducts trial run successfully

India’s 1st engineless train ‘Train 18’ conducts trial run successfully  India’s first indigenously developed engineless train “Train 18” on November 18 successfully conducted its first trial run on tracks at Moradabad-Rampur section of Northern Indian Railways. The train comprises of as many as 16 coaches including the driving coach. According to Railways, the train was made to […]

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan presented lifetime achievement award in Delhi

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan presented lifetime achievement award in Delhi  One of India’s greatest Sarod Master Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was presented “Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement” at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi for his immense contribution to the enrichment and promotion of Indian Classical Music. He already received a fellowship of Sangeet Natak Akademi, UNESCO […]

Government approves Rs 676 crore housing complex project for MPs in Delhi

Government approves Rs 676 crore housing complex project for MPs in Delhi  The Environment Ministry has given the final clearance for a project to build duplex flats for Members of Parliament (MP) at a cost of ₹676.5 crore in New Delhi. The building complex will have 264 new flats along with servant quarters and basement car parking. It will be constructed over […]

U.S. and European firms sees India as an alternative to China

U.S. and European firms sees India as an alternative to China   U.S. and European firmsare looking at options away from China after the U.S.-China trade war. China is now seen as not as cost competitive as it was in the past. Companies in the U.S. and Europe are looking at long-term options to build supply chain capabilities in India […]

PM Modi attended Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s swearing-in ceremony

PM Modi attended Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s swearing-in ceremony  Solih, the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party’s candidate who surprisingly emerged victorious over incumbent president Abdulla Yameenin the election held on September 23, had extended the invitation during a phone call by Modi. Former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga also attended the ceremony. The last time an Indian prime […]

Government of India and ADB signed $300 Million Loan to support IIFCL in India

Government of India and ADB signed $300 Million Loan to support IIFCL in India   The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $300 million Loan Agreement to support lending by India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) in New Delhi. The Project entails: Long-term finance for PPP projects, Improvement of the operational capacity […]

Asab won gold in the 62nd National Shotgun championship

Asab won gold in the 62nd National Shotgun championship Mohd. Asab and Ahvar Rizvi defeated Ankur Mittal, the reigning World champion, and won the double trap gold and silver in the 62nd National Shotgun championship held at Jaipur, Rajasthan. Asab shot 134 to beat Ahvar by one point and Ankur shot 128.  Results:  Double trap: Men: 1. Mohd. Asab 134; 2. […]

Dr. Saroj Suman Gulati conferred with Global Education Leaders Award 2018

Dr. Saroj Suman Gulati conferred with Global Education Leaders Award 2018 He is the Director of Blue Bells Group of Schools. She was awarded in recognition of her remarkable contribution to ‘K-12 education and promotion of Art and Culture’. The award was conferred by His Highness Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, member of the Cabinet and […]

Lakshya Sen bagged bronze BWF World junior badminton championship

Lakshya Sen bagged bronze BWF World junior badminton championship India’s Lakshya Sen won a bronze medal in the BWF World junior badminton championship at Markham, Canada. He was defeated by Thailand’s Vitidsarn. Lakshya Sen, the 17-year-old from Almora, fought hard before going down 22-20, 16-21, 13-21 in a match that went on for an hour and 11 minutes. Earlier this year […]

President Ram Nath Kovind began 6day visit to Vietnam, Australia

President Ram Nath Kovind began 6day visit to Vietnam, Australia  On the first leg of his two-nation tour, Kovind visit Vietnam from 18-20 November 2018 on the invitation of Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. In Hanoi, President will address the Indian community and theVietnam-India Business Forum. India and Vietnam have robust trade and […]

Padma Shri awardee ad filmmaker Alyque Padamsee passes away at 90

Padma Shri awardee ad filmmaker Alyque Padamsee passes away at 90   He is also known for portraying Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the 1982 film ‘Gandhi‘. A renowned theatre personality, Padamsee had also received a Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. He was Chairman of the London Institute of Corporate Training and also served as an adviser to Andhra Pradesh CM […]

World Toilet Day is observed on 19 November

World Toilet Day is observed on 19 November  The World Toilet Day is organized around the world on 19th of November. The day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. The theme for WTD 2018 is ‘When Nature Calls’.

Punjab government bans hookah parlours after Gujarat and Maharashtra

Punjab government bans hookah parlours after Gujarat and Maharashtra   After Maharashtra and Gujarat, Punjab becomes country’s third state to ban hookah bars or lounges. The ban was announced through a law after President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to a bill from the state to check the use of tobacco. President has approved the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and […]

Losses of the State owned banks widened nearly 3.5 times in Jul to Sep

Losses of the State owned banks widened nearly 3.5 times in Jul to Sep The cumulative losses of the State-owned banks widened nearly three-and-a-half times to Rs.14,716.2 crore in the July-September quarter of the current fiscal. This loss is due to the mounting of bad loans. 21 public sector banks had posted a net loss of Rs.4,284.45 crore in the September […]

BSE is to snap ties with S and P Dow Jones

BSE is to snap ties with S and P Dow Jones Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Asia’s oldest bourse, is to snap ties with S&P Dow Jones. BSE plans to develop indices through its in-house development team. S&P Dow Jones manages and operates the benchmark Sensex. The two entities had announced a joint venture (JV) named Asia Index in 2013. […]

PM Modi inaugurates Western Peripheral Expressway in Gurugram

PM Modi inaugurates Western Peripheral Expressway in Gurugram  The Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway, also known as Western Peripheral Expressway, became fully operational on November 19 after PM Narendra Modi inaugurated its Kundli-Manesar stretch in Gurugram. It’ll bring down travel time from Sonipat to Manesar to about 45 minutes. Along with Eastern Peripheral Expressway, the six-lane expressway is expected to divert over 50,000 heavy […]

Twenty Sixth Conference of Central and State Statistical Organization (COCSSO) held in Himachal Pradesh

Twenty Sixth Conference of Central and State Statistical Organization (COCSSO) held in Himachal Pradesh   The 26th Conference of Central and States Statistical Organizations was held at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Quality Assurance in Official Statistics”.

SBI sold over 400 crore electoral bonds

SBI sold over 400 crore electoral bonds The State Bank of India (SBI) has sold more than Rs.400 crore worth of electoral bonds in the 10-day window of October. According to data the bank released under the Right to Information (RTI), the bonds that are sold in October had a sharp rise from the Rs.32 crore worth of bonds sold in […]

Kerala Government launches Gau Samridhi Plus scheme for dairy farmers

Kerala Government launches Gau Samridhi Plus scheme for dairy farmers  Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched the ‘Gau Samridhi Plus scheme’ or ‘Cow Samridhi Plus Scheme’ to offer insurance coverage to dairy farmers in Kerala. It is a government subsidized scheme. It will provide insurance coverage to dairy farmers at low premium rates. Farmers from […]

Indusind Bank launches Indias first interactive credit card named Nexxt Credit Card

Indusind Bank launches Indias first interactive credit card named Nexxt Credit Card   IndusInd Bank launched the Nexxt Credit Card which is India’s first Interactive card with buttons. The main feature of this card is that it provides the customer the choice of payment options at the Point of Sale (POS) such as Credit, EMI with four tenure options […]

India International Cherry Blossom Festival Held in Meghalaya

India International Cherry Blossom Festival Held in Meghalaya   During the programme, the Chief Minister also handed over the Meghalaya Entrepreneurship Recognition Award (MEG-ERA) to Perastill R Sangma, an entrepreneur from Garo Hills. The award consists of a citation and a cash award of one lakh rupees.

‘Toxic’ named ‘Word of the Year 2018’ by Oxford Dictionaries

‘Toxic’ named ‘Word of the Year 2018’ by Oxford Dictionaries Oxford Dictionaries said it chose the word “toxic” after seeing a 45 per cent rise in the number of times it had been looked up on its website, adding that it was selected for capturing the ethos, mood and preoccupations of 2018. With the #MeToo movement putting a cross-industry […]

Railways plans to establish medical colleges

Railways plans to establish medical colleges The Indian Railways (IR) plans to establish medical colleges to offer postgraduate courses for doctors at 10 of its existing hospitals across India. The proposal has been cleared by the Railway Board and it waits for the approval of Medical Council of India (MCI). The Railways will also sign a Memorandum of Understanding […]

Morocco unveils Africa’s first ever high speed train line

Morocco unveils Africa’s first ever high speed train line  French President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI have inaugurated Morocco’s first high-speed rail line, the first ever such line in Africa. Known as the LGV, it will connect the economic hubs of Tangier and Casablanca in 2 hours 10 minutes at a speed of up to […]

Walmart may wipe out Flipkart Group CEO post as Binny Bansal exits

Walmart may wipe out Flipkart Group CEO post as Binny Bansal exits  Walmart Inc controlled Flipkart and its co-founder and group chief executive Binny Bansal resign earlier this week over an investigation into “personal misconduct” and may abolish the position of Group CEO and retain the new structure it put in place after Bansal’s two people […]

Indias first elephant hospital opens in Mathura

Indias first elephant hospital opens in Mathura 17 November 2018 Current Affairs: India’s first specialised hospital for elephants was inaugurated by Agra Divisional Commissioner Anil Kumar in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathuradistrict – Churmura village. It offers laser therapy, hydrotherapy, quarantine facilities and has a medical hoist to lift elephants. It also has an observation deck that allows veterinary students and interns […]

Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Rahul Gandhi to address election rallies in Chhattisgarh

Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Rahul Gandhi to address election rallies in Chhattisgarh   Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other senior leaders of BJP will address election rallies at various places today, with Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi also scheduled to hold public meetings in different districts. Price rise, corruption, MSP of Paddy and unemployment are the other […]

Jabong to merge with Myntra, 10% of all workers to be laid off

Jabong to merge with Myntra, 10% of all workers to be laid off  Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan has said all of Jabong’s functions will be integrated with the company and about 10% of the combined workforce would be cut. Following Binny Bansal‘s resignation as Flipkart Group CEO, Walmart said Narayanan will report to Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy. Until […]

Pro reservation Maratha organization launched the Samwad Yatra

Pro reservation Maratha organization launched the Samwad Yatra Pro-reservation Maratha organization launched the ‘Samwad Yatra’. The Yatra is an effort to keep up the pressure on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. The stir demanded the process of granting quota to the Maratha community would be completed by December 1. The leaders of the Maratha […]

Centre sets up tribunal to decide on ban on 2 militant groups in Tripura

Centre sets up tribunal to decide on ban on 2 militant groups in Tripura The Centre has set up a tribunal pass judgment on whether or not two Tripura-based militant organizations should be declared banned organizations under the law. The tribunal is to be headed by Delhi High Court Judge Justice Suresh Kait.The decision has been taken by […]

Dhruv won IOCL AITA Championship

Dhruv won IOCL AITA Championship Second seed Dhruv Sachdeva defeated the top seed Siddhant Kishore Sharma and secured 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 in the boys’ final of the IOCL All India Tennis Association (AITA) Championship 2018 series junior tennis tournament held in New Delhi organized by Grand Slam Tennis Foundation. Result: Boys: Dhruv Sachdeva bt Siddhant Kishore Sharma 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 Doubles:  […]

IISc, IIT-Delhi among top 100 in Global University Employability Ranking 2018

IISc, IIT-Delhi among top 100 in Global University Employability Ranking 2018 The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore (28th position) , Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi (53rd position) and Bombay are among the top education institutions from India that have made it to the top 150 list of the ‘Global University Employability Ranking’. The Harvard University topped the list, followed by the California Institute […]

China builds an ‘Artificial Sun’ 6 times hotter than Sun’s core

China builds an ‘Artificial Sun’ 6 times hotter than Sun’s core  Scientists at a Chinese institute announced that their nuclear fusion reactor dubbed ‘artificial sun’ reached 100 million°C, the temperature required to carry out fusion on Earth. The record-high temperature is six times the temperature of Sun’s core of 15 million°C. The reactor is designed to mimic processes occurring at […]

Tajikistan inaugurated US$ 3.9 billion ‘Rogun hydro-electric project’

Tajikistan inaugurated US$ 3.9 billion ‘Rogun hydro-electric project’  Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon inaugurated a USD 3.9 billion hydro-electric power plant, a mega project that will enable the impoverished country to eliminate domestic energy shortagesand export electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Built on the Vakhsh River in southern Tajikistan, the plant is expected to reach a height of 335 metres (1,099 feet) in a decade, becoming […]

Newly formed members of IL&FS board gives new roadmap to NCLAT

Newly formed members of IL&FS board gives new roadmap to NCLAT The newly-formed board of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) informed the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) that it has drawn up a new roadmap to address concerns of lenders. The NCLAT was hearing a bunch of petitions seeking initiation of insolvency proceedings against IL&FS. Senior advocate […]

ISRO successfully launched GSAT 29

ISRO successfully launched GSAT 29 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched GSAT-29 on board its second heaviest developmental flight GSLV-MkIII D2 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota. The communication satellite is a multiband, multi-beam communication satellite. It intends to serve as a test bed for new and critical technologies. The satellite weighs around 3,423 kg. It is also known that […]

Dr. Martha Farrell Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Martha Farrell Receives Lifetime Achievement Award  Late Dr. Martha Farrell has been honoured with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 6th Indian Social Work Congress in New Delhi. Dr. Farrell was recognized for her lifelong work towards gender equality, women’s empowerment and prevention of sexual harassment at workplace. She was among 14 people killed […]

Kochi signs MoU with Vilnius

Kochi signs MoU with Vilnius The primary focus of cooperation would be urban planning, corporate planning, transport, solid water management and water management.

NCDCs new scheme to promote young entrepreneurs

Union Agriculture Minister launched NCDCs new scheme to promote young entrepreneurs in cooperatives  The main objective is to provide cheaper loans to startups in the cooperative sector. This scheme will be implemented by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) by linking it to Rs 1000 crore ‘Cooperative Start-up and Innovation Fund (CSIF) created by it. More incentives will […]

Rs 75 coin to be issued by government

Rs 75 coin to be issued by government to mark 75th anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Ministry of Finance issued a notification regarding the release of the Rs 75 coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisting the Tricolour for the first time at Port Blair in Andaman Nicobar […]

Winter Session of Parliament to be held from December 11 to January 8

Winter Session of Parliament to be held from December 11 to January 8 This would be the last full-fledged Parliament session of the Narendra Modi-led government before the next Lok Sabha polls. The winter session of Parliament usually starts in November, however, it has been delayed due to Assembly elections in five states. The results of polls in Madhya […]

Karnataka govt proposes to build 125 ft Mother Cauvery statue in own Disneyland

Karnataka govt proposes to build 125 ft Mother Cauvery statue in own Disneyland  The statue will be built inKrishnarajasagara Reservoir in Mandya district. The project which is expected to cost ₹1,200 crore, includes a museum and two glass towers measuring 360 feet to provide a bird’s eye view of the reservoir. The statue proposal was approved by Water Resources Minister D K […]

Apple appoints Nokia veteran Ashish Chowdhary as its India operation head

Apple appoints Nokia veteran Ashish Chowdhary as its India operation head  Ashish Chowdhary is Chief Customer Operations Officer at Nokia Networks. He will leave Nokia Networks at the end of 2018. He will take charge as Apple’s India operation head in January 2019. He has 25 years of international experience in the enterprise and telecom sectors.

BIS Names Siddharth Tiwari as Chief Representative for Asia

BIS Names Siddharth Tiwari as Chief Representative for Asia Bank for International Settlements (BIS) announced a new addition to its team, with Siddharth Tiwari joining as the Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific.

Late Union Minister Ananth Kumar’s Portfolios allocated to 2 Union Ministers

Late Union Minister Ananth Kumar’s Portfolios allocated to 2 Union Ministers Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and DV Sadananda Gowda got charge of additional portfolios, following the demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar on November 12. While Sadananda Gowda has been assigned the charge of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Tomar got the additional charge of Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

NGT imposed Rs.50 crore fine on Odisha government

NGT imposed Rs.50 crore fine on Odisha government The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered the Punjab government to submit a penalty of Rs.50 crore as environmental compensation for polluting rivers Sutlej and Beas due to industrial discharge. The bench, headed by Justice AK Goyal, has asked the Punjab government to recover the fine from industries in two weeks. The bench considered several […]

Asian Games gold medalist Hima Das appointed as UNICEF India Youth Ambassador

Asian Games gold medalist Hima Das appointed as UNICEF India Youth Ambassador Asian Games gold medalist Hima Das appointed as UNICEF India’s Youth Ambassador. She won a silver medal in the 400 meters sprint and also a gold in the 4X400 meters relay at the Asian Games in Jakarta this year will work towards supporting various initiatives by UNICEF.

Home Ministry says over 18 lakh foreigners visited India this year on e visa

Home Ministry says over 18 lakh foreigners visited India this year on e visa Home Ministry said that around 18 lakh foreigners visited India on electronic visas till October 31 this year. The highest number of visitors (2,92,143) were from the U.K., followed by the U.S. (2,21,339), China (1,27,022), France (1,07,185) and Germany (89,863). Over 17 lakh foreigners […]

Odisha govt. provides free smartphones for women self help groups

Odisha govt. provides free smartphones for women self help groups Odisha government is to provide free smartphones to all the 6 lakh women self-help groups under its Mission Shakti programme. Around 70 lakh women associated with various SHGs will benefit due to the move. In the inaugural ceremony, the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that women in Odisha have […]

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa to be 2019 Republic Day chief guest

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa to be 2019 Republic Day chief guest Ramaphosa’s acceptance comes after the fiasco over US President Donald Trump declining the Indian government’s invitation to be the chief guest. Cyril Ramaphosa, a follower of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, was invited because this year will mark Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. Ramaphosa, 65, became president […]

Modi and Pence held talks in Singapore

Modi and Pence held talks in Singapore Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence held talks on a wide range of bilateral and global issues of mutual interests in Singapore. The productive discussion included defence and trade cooperation, ways to counter terrorism and the need for maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific. There was some discussion on […]

NASA to put people in Mars within 25 years

NASA to put people in Mars within 25 years NASA officials said that it is planning to send people to Marswithin 25 years. The deadly radiation from the cosmos, atrophying bones, and potential vision loss are just some of the challenges, the scientists need to overcome. NASA, the U.S. space agency, believes it can place humans on […]

Pakistan said it doesnot intend to give MFN status to India

Pakistan said it doesnot intend to give MFN status to India Pakistan said that it has no immediate plans to grant the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is keen to hold peace talks with the Indian government. India on the other hand, has already granted the MFN status to Pakistan and all the World […]

Special Train to cover major spots related to Ramayana Flagged Off

Special Train to cover major spots related to Ramayana Flagged Off The Shri Ramayana Express, a special tourist train to run on the Ramayana circuitto cover major spots related to the Hindu epic was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi. The train will complete its journey till Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, in 16 days covering all important destinations associated […]

Andhra Pradesh gets Offical State Emblem with Dhamma Chakka 4 Years after Bifurcation

Andhra Pradesh gets Offical State Emblem with Dhamma Chakka 4 Years after Bifurcation  Nearly five years after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014, the state has finalised its new emblem for official use. The state emblem consists of the Dhamma Chakka or The Wheel of Law embellished with a ring of Triratnas alternating with pinnate leaves and precious stones. “Puna Ghataka” […]

Seventh RCEP Inter-Sessional Ministerial Meeting Concludes in Singapore

Seventh RCEP Inter-Sessional Ministerial Meeting Concludes in Singapore   The Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore Mr. Chan Chun Sing was the Chair of the meeting as Singapore is currently the Chair of ASEAN this year. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a mega regional free trade agreement being negotiated amongst 16 countries, comprising 10 […]

Lewis Hamilton Won Brazilian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton Won Brazilian Grand Prix Lewis defeated Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in a collision with backmarker Esteban Ocon (Force India). The incident dropped the Dutchman back to second place and although he came back at Hamilton, he could not quite catch him.

Thirty Eight India International Trade Fair to begin at Pragati Maidan

Thirty Eight India International Trade Fair to begin at Pragati Maidan  The 14-day annual event will continue till 27th of this month. The theme of the fair is Rural Enterprises in India. Afghanistan is the Partner Country, while Nepal will be the Focus Country. Jharkhand is participating as a Partner State in the event. Around 800 participants from States […]

Dr Debabhuson Borah Gets Munin Barkotoki Literary Award

Dr Debabhuson Borah Gets Munin Barkotoki Literary Award   Munin Barkotoki Literary Award 2018 in Assam has been given to young writer-critic Dr Debabhuson Borah for his book on literary criticism titled ‘Nirbochon’. The Munin Barkotoki Memorial Trust announced the annual Award instituted to encourage young and promising writers in Assamese.

HRD Ministry launches Leadership for Academicians Programme

HRD Ministry launches Leadership for Academicians Programme  Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh launched the Leadership for Academicians Programme, LEAP and Annual Refresher Programme In Teaching, ARPIT in New Delhi. ARPIT is a unique initiative of online professional development of 15 lakh higher education faculty. For implementing ARPIT, 75 discipline-specific institutions have been […]

UP cabinet approved the name chage of Faizabad to Ayodhya

UP cabinet approved the name chage of Faizabad to Ayodhya The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved the proposal to change the name of Faizabad district to Ayodhya and the Allahabad division as Prayagraj. The approval comes after the announcement made by the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the eve of Diwali.

MoS Ayush laid foundation stone for All India Institute of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy in Goa

MoS Ayush laid foundation stone for All India Institute of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy in Goa  Union minister of state for Ayush Shripad Naik laid the foundation stone for the All India Institute of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy at Dhargal, North Goa. The institute will house a 100-bed hospital, outpatient department, and a research center; […]

World Antibiotic Awareness Week is observed from Nov 12 to Nov 18

World Antibiotic Awareness Week is observed from Nov 12 to Nov 18  The main aim is to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public. For 2018, the World Health Organization developed a range of materials for WAAW in all UN languages to help countries reflect their unique priorities. It […]

Centre extended ban on 8 Meitei extremist for five years

Centre extended ban on 8 Meitei extremist for five years The Centre extended the ban on eight Meitei extremistorganizations for five years as they continued involvement in unlawful and violent activities. The extremist organizations were advocating secession of Manipur from India, employing and engaging in armed means to achieve their goal besides attacking security forces, police and government employees. The 8 banned […]

Political Adverts Ahead of Indian Elections

Google to Implement a Transparency Policy For Buying Political Adverts Ahead of Indian Elections The company put in place a global framework and will also establish tools to stop the spread of fake news related to elections. Google brought its newly expanded Safety Centre to India. The Safety Centre, as its name suggests, is designed as a […]

U.K. and the European Union agree on Brexit agreement draft

U.K. and the European Union agree on Brexit agreement draft The British Cabinet is set to have an important meeting as the U.K. and EU negotiators agreed on the text of a draft withdrawal agreement in Brussels. The Cabinet meeting is due to take place to decide the next steps, following discussions in Brussels. The development will […]

India celebrates the 130th birth anniversary of Pt Nehru

India celebrates the 130th birth anniversary of Pt Nehru  The nation celebrates the 130th birth anniversary of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the leader and remembered his contribution in India’s freedom struggle. Pt Nehru was born on November 14, 1889. He was known for his love for […]

InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc. to acquire Avenue for USD 215 mn

InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc. to acquire Avenue for USD 215 mn InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Cipla Ltd., said it is to enter into agreements for the proposed acquisition of Avenue Therapeutics Inc. The acquisition is for a total consideration of $215 million. Avenue Therapeutics is focussed on the development and commercialization of Intravenous (IV) Tramadol. The novel intravenous drug delivery […]

In MIO 2018 investors committed Rs.4.2 lakh crore to Odisha

In MIO 2018 investors committed Rs.4.2 lakh crore to Odisha The second edition of ‘Make in Odisha Conclave 2018 (MIO 2018)’ was held in Bhubaneswar. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that it received overall investment intent of Rs.4,19,574 crore across 15 diversified sectors. The various sectors includes chemicals and fertilizers, petrochemicals, food processing, healthcare, tourism, renewable energy, and electronics. A total […]

Dasari announced his resignation as the CEO & MD of Ashok Leyland

Dasari announced his resignation as the CEO & MD of Ashok Leyland  Vinod K.Dasari announced his resignation as the CEO and MD of Ashok Leyland. The decision was formally announced and it will be released to the second quarter numbers of the company. The resignation would take effect on March 31, 2019. Mr.Dasari said that he is to pursue other […]

Newly formed members of IL&FS board gives new roadmap to NCLAT

Newly formed members of IL&FS board gives new roadmap to NCLAT The newly-formed board of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) informed the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) that it has drawn up a new roadmap to address concerns of lenders. The NCLAT was hearing a bunch of petitions seeking initiation of insolvency proceedings against IL&FS. Senior advocate […]

Shuttler Kento Momota won China Open

Shuttler Kento Momota won China Open Kento Momota won badminton’s Fuzhou China Open on 11 November 2018. He defeated Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan in the final match. This was his 7th title of the year. The Fuzhou China Open is a part of the HSBC world tour events, and is designated as a super 750 […]

ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-29

ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-29 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch ‘GSLV MkIII-D2’ mission on 14 November 2018. The mission will carry India’s high throughput communication satellite ‘GSAT-29’. ‘GSAT-29’ is a multibeam, multi-band communication satellite weighing 3,423 kgs. The satellite will be carried by Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III.

‘Samudra Shakti’ exercise inaugurated

‘Samudra Shakti’ exercise inaugurated Indian and Indonesian Navy’s Bilateral Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ is being held from 12 to 18 November 2018. The aim of the exercise is to strengthen bilateral relations, expand maritime co-operation, enhance interoperability and exchange best practices. INS Rana of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam under the Eastern Naval Command is […]

MoU signed between ADNOC and ISPRL

MoU signed between ADNOC and ISPRL Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd. (ISPRL). Under the MoU, ADNOC is expected to store crude oil in the underground oil storage facility at Padur, Karnataka. ISPRL is an Indian government-owned company mandated to store […]

Statue commemorating Indian soldiers unveiled

Statue commemorating Indian soldiers unveiled A new statue commemorating the role of Indian soldiers in World War I was unveiled in France on 11 November 2018. The seven-foot bronze statue commemorates over 4,700 soldiers and labourers from British India who lost their lives on the Western Front during World War I. Another memorial was inaugurated […]

Dr Debabhuson won the ‘Munin Barkotoki Award’

Dr Debabhuson won the ‘Munin Barkotoki Award’ Dr Debabhuson Borah won the prestigious ‘Munin Barkotoki Literary Award 2018’ on 12 November 2018. He won the award for his book on literary criticism titled ‘Nirbochon’. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000 along with a citation and a plaque. The award was named after the renowned […]

Stan Lee passed away

Stan Lee passed away The comic writer Stan Lee passed away on 12 November 2018. He is the co-creator of iconic characters including Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Daredevil and the X-Men. He teamed up with artists like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko to revitalise the comics industry.

Mountaineer Satyarup climbed Mt Giluwe

Mountaineer Satyarup climbed Mt Giluwe Indian mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta became the first Indian to climb Mt Giluwe on 11 November 2018. The summit of the mountain is at an elevation of 4,367 metres. He had successfully climbed the Mt Everest in June 2016. Mt Giluwe is the second highest mountain in Papua New Guinea. Mt Wilhelm […]

BIS appointed Siddharth Tiwari as Chief Rep

BIS appointed Siddharth Tiwari as Chief Rep The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has appointed Siddharth Tiwari as the Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific on 1 November 2018. He succeeds Eli Remolona, who was Chief Representative of the Asian Office from 2008 to 2018. He has served as Executive Secretary to the ‘G20 Eminent Persons […]

‘EXERCISE INDRA’ to be conducted from 18 Nov

‘EXERCISE INDRA’ to be conducted from 18 Nov The joint military exercise between India and Russia named ‘EXERCISE INDRA 2018’ on combating insurgency will be conducted from 18 November 2018. The exercise is being held under the aegis of United Nations (UN) at Babina Field Firing Ranges in Madhya Pradesh. The aim of the exercise is to practice joint planning […]

‘Water handloom hut’ inaugurated in Manipur

‘Water handloom hut’ inaugurated in Manipur The first ever ‘water handloom hut’ in Manipur was inaugurated at Loktak Lake on 11 November 2018. Five ‘water handloom huts’ have been built on phumdis (floating biomass) at Loktak Lake in Bishnupur district. The objective of ‘water handloom hut’ is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the weavers residing […]

Largest brain-like supercomputer switched on

Largest brain-like supercomputer switched on The world’s largest supercomputer designed to work in the same way as the human brain has been switched on for the first time. The ‘Spiking Neural Network Architecture’ (SpiNNaker) machine is capable of completing more than 200 million actions per second. The SpiNNaker machine has been designed and built in […]

Award given to Aung San Suu Kyi revoked

Award given to Aung San Suu Kyi revoked Amnesty International revoked the ‘Ambassador of Conscience Award’ given to Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi on 13 November 2018. She received the award in 2009 when she was living under house arrest. The award was revoked because of her failure to speak out for the Rohingya minority. […]

Retail inflation softens to 3.31% in October

Retail inflation softens to 3.31% in October According to the Central Statistics Office data, India’s retail inflation eased to 3.31% in October 2018 driven by cheaper food items. The retail inflation number is the lowest since September 2017  Vegetable prices declined by 8.06% in October 2018. Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index (CPI), stood at 3.7% in September […]

Eminent Odia singer Chitta Jena passed away

Eminent Odia singer Chitta Jena passed away Eminent Odia singer Chitta Jena passed away on 13 November 2018 in Cuttack, Odisha. He had made his debut as a playback singer in the movie Mana Akasha in 1974. He was honoured with the prestigious ‘Prafulla Kar Samman’ for his outstanding achievement in the field of music.

Sunscreens banned in Palau

Sunscreens banned in Palau Palau is set to become the first country to impose a widespread ban on sunscreen in an effort to protect its vulnerable coral reefs. The government has signed a law that restricts the sale and use of sunscreen and skincare products that contain a list of ten different chemicals. The ban […]

Six professors won Infosys Prize 2018

Six professors won Infosys Prize 2018 Six eminent professors have been awarded the ‘Infosys Prize 2018’ across different categories of science and research. The prize has been constituted by the ‘Infosys Science Foundation’ (ISF). The annual award includes a pure gold medal, a citation and a prize purse worth US$ 100,000. Navakanta Bhat was awarded in […]

Renaming of two divisions in UP approved

Renaming of two divisions in UP approved The Uttar Pradesh government approved the renaming of Faizabad and Allahabad divisions as Ayodhya and Prayagraj respectively on 13 November 2018. Prayagraj division will comprise Prayagraj, Kaushambi, Fatehpur and Pratapgarh districts. Ayodhya division will include Ayodhya, Ambedkarnagar, Sultanpur, Amethi and Barabanki districts.

Lewis Hamilton won Brazil Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won Brazil Grand Prix Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Brazilian Grand Prix on 11 November 2018. The win was Hamilton’s 10th of the season and 72nd of his career. Hamilton’s win helped Mercedes secure the constructors’ championship. Verstappen finished second while Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen took third.

CCEA approves disinvestment of 100% Govt stake in Dredging Corporation of India

CCEA approves disinvestment of 100% Govt stake in Dredging Corporation of India   The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved 100% strategic disinvestment of the government’s equity in the Dredging Corporation of India Ltd. Presently, the government of India holds 73.44% shares in Dredging Corporation of India Limited. Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave […]

Tamil Nadu got SEBI approval to launch State Shelter Fund to fund affordable housing

Tamil Nadu got SEBI approval to launch State Shelter Fund to fund affordable housing  Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) gave nod to Tamil Nadu for launching its State Shelter Fund for attracting investments in the affordable housing segment. The fund’s name is Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Fund.  This was announced at an event called ‘Innovative and Alternative […]

Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away at 59 in Bengaluru

Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away at 59 in Bengaluru  He held two portfolios in the NDA Government; of Parliamentary affairs and Chemicals and Fertilizers. Kumar had represented the Bengaluru south parliamentary constituency six times since 1996. In 1998, he was inducted into the Union cabinet headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the minister for civil aviation and was instrumental […]

Indian Wrestler Bajrang Punia becomes World No.1 in 65kg category

Indian Wrestler Bajrang Punia becomes World No.1 in 65kg category 12 November 2018 Current Affairs: The 24-year-old, who won silver in World Championships recently, is on top of the United World Wrestling rankings with 96 points, 30 points ahead of the second-placed wrestler. He’s the lone male Indian to figure in top-10 in any category. Cuban Alejandro Enrique Vlades Tobier is […]

Goa bans importing of fish officially for 6 months

Goa bans importing of fish officially for 6 months Goa has banned importing/bringing fish from outside. The announcement was made on November 10. The ban included import from Karnataka. The announcement has kicked off a controversy with fishermen from the State questioning the rationale behind the decision. The ban has come for a second time this year, the first being […]

Indian Food and Agro Buyer Seller Meet was held in Jeddah

Indian Food and Agro Buyer Seller Meet was held in Jeddah   Food and Agro Buyer-Seller Meet (BSM) was held in Jeddah. It was inaugurated by Md. Noor Rahman Sheikh, Consul General of India in Jeddah and Hassan Ibrahim Dahlan, Secretary General of Jeddah Chamber. It was organized by Consulate General of India in Jeddah in association […]

SIMBEX begins the drills

SIMBEX begins the drills SIMBEX, the 25th edition of the India-Singapore bilateral naval exercise has begun at the tri-services command on November 10, 2018. The exercise is being held in Port Blair, Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal. It will conclude on November 21. India and Singapore have vastly expanded their military cooperation in recent years under India’s Act […]

Russia stepped into Afghan peace efforts

Russia stepped into Afghan peace efforts The Taliban met with members of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council in the conference organised by the Russian government in Moscow. This conference is a bid to push peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. This is second such meeting held this year. Earlier this year, U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with the Taliban to start negotiations on […]

India marks Armistice day in France – 100 years of World War 1

India marks Armistice day in France – 100 years of World War 1  Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, on a three-day visit to Paris, represented India at the Armistice of World War I centenary commemoration. He inaugurated the Indian Armed Forces Memorial at Villers Guislain in France, the first India-built war memorial in the country, as a tribute to […]

Tripura government to acquire 26% shares of Palatana thermal project from IL and FS

Tripura government to acquire 26% shares of Palatana thermal project from IL and FS Palatana gas thermal power project is a 726.6 MW gas-based power project. It is run by ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC).  Tripura owns 0.5 % share in the project. IL&FS will be selling its entire 26 % in the Palatana thermal project. Tripura […]

US likely to stop refueling of Saudi led coalition aircraft in Yemen war

US likely to stop refueling of Saudi led coalition aircraft in Yemen war The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen stopped the refuelling arrangement with the U.S. as Riyadh-backed troops took the main hospital in the strategic port city of Hodeidah, Yemen. This move of halting the United States’ assistance in refuelling the coalition aircraft is after Washington’s backing […]

Book On Mouth Cancer Arivu Released

Book On Mouth Cancer Arivu Released   November 7 is observed as National Cancer Awareness Day in India each year. The day is marked out to teach people to combat the Cancer. Dr Murali Mohan Chuntharu, a Dental Surgeon and also DK Home Guard Commandant written a book named “Arivu”, which explains about Mouth Cancer and prevention of the […]

Adeeb quit KSMDFC

Adeeb quit KSMDFC K.T.Adeeb, a relative of Kerala’s Minister for Minority Welfare K.T.Jaleel, has resigned from the post of General Manager, Kerala State Minorities Development Finance Corporation(KSMDFC). This is after the Muslim Youth League (MYL) accused the Minister of nepotism in Mr. Adeeb’s appointment. The opposition alleged that Adeeb was posted without giving any advertisement and qualifications diluted […]

World leaders marked the centenary of the Great War Armistice

World leaders marked the centenary of the Great War Armistice World leaders gathered to lead global commemorations marking 100 years since the end of First World War in Paris. Around 70 leaders, including U.S. and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, marked the centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital at 11 a.m. local time (10:00 GMT). […]

Thirty third ASEAN Summit Begins In Singapore

Thirty third ASEAN Summit Begins In Singapore  The 33rd edition of the ASEAN Summit begun in Singapore. Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong is the Chairman of the Summit, which will continue till 15th November along with other related summits like East Asia Summit (EAS), Regional Comprehensive Economic Summit, (RCEP) and ASEAN plus summits. Fintech Conference which is […]

Swati Chaturvedi won the 2018 London Press Freedom award

Swati Chaturvedi won the 2018 London Press Freedom award Swati Chaturvedi has won the 2018 London Press Freedom Award for Courage. She is a freelance journalist who has been the target of online trolling and harassment for her investigative reports. Ms.Chaturvedi won the award for her work in exposing the “IT cell” within the Bharatiya Janata Party for keeping […]

IMD alerted Tamil Nadu that the Cyclone Gaja will bring rain for 2 days

IMD alerted Tamil Nadu that the Cyclone Gaja will bring rain for 2 days  India Meteorological Department (IMD), Under the Ministry of Earth Sciences Government of India, officials said that the deep depressionover the Bay of Bengal has intensified into Cyclone. It has been named ‘Gaja’ by Sri Lanka. The cyclone lay 840 km east of Chennai and 880 km east of […]

Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Trivandrum among 6 airports to be privatised

Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Trivandrum among 6 airports to be privatised  The Union Cabinet gave its approval for leasing out six airports namely Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mangaluru, Trivandrum, and Guwahati – for operating, managing and developing under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. This comes 12 years after Delhi and Mumbai airports were privatised in 2006. The private player will hold at […]

SC scans the ecological damage caused in Nainital

SC scans the ecological damage caused in Nainital Jilling Estate of Nainital district in Uttarakhand has come under the scanner of the Supreme Court for ecological damage. Jilling estate is a home to the threatened species of leopards. It had recently shaken under the heavy thuds of an earth mover. Birendra Singh, a resident, filed an appeal in the […]

Harmanpreet Kaur becomes first Indian women to hit century in T20I cricket

Harmanpreet Kaur becomes first Indian women to hit century in T20I cricket  Captain Harmanpreet Kaur became the first ever Indian woman to smash a hundred in T20I cricket, achieving the feat against New Zealand in the Women’s World T20 2018. The 29-year-old scored 103 runs off 51 balls, which included eight sixes and seven fours. Further, Harmanpreet is only […]

Ashok Kumar Gupta appointed as the chairman of Competition Commission of India

Ashok Kumar Gupta appointed as the chairman of Competition Commission of India  It was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). Gupta would replace acting chairperson Sudhir Mital. Gupta, a former IAS officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre, would receive a consolidated salary of Rs 4,50,000 per month, without house and car, as per the communication. The […]

Fortune magazine sold to Thai businessman for 1,090 crore

Fortune magazine sold to Thai businessman for 1,090 crore  US publisher Meredith Corporation has agreed to sell Fortune magazine and its related businesses to Thai businessman Chatchaval Jiaravanon (an owner of the Charoen Pokphand Group conglomerate) for $150 million (₹1,090 crore). In September, Meredith sold Time magazine to billionaire Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, for $190 million.

PM to inaugurate Ring Road and Babatpur Airport Road in Varanasi

PM to inaugurate Ring Road and Babatpur Airport Road in Varanasi Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate two important national highways in Varanasi on November 12, having a total length of 34 kilometres and constructed at a cost of Rs 1,571.95 crore. The 16.55 km Varanasi Ring Road Phase-I has been completed at a cost of Rs 759.36 crore, while the work of four-laning and construction […]

UP CM, South Korea’s first lady Kim-Jung Sook inaugurated Queen Huh Memorial

UP CM, South Korea’s first lady Kim-Jung Sook inaugurated Queen Huh Memorial Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and South Korean first lady Kim-Jung Sook inaugurated the Queen Huh Memorial at Queen Huh Park in Ayodhya. Adityanath claimed that Ayodhya can be called Korea’s maternal home.

Gujarat to introduce new digital platform for Agriculture land

Gujarat to introduce new digital platform for Agriculture land   Gujarat governmentdecided to launch a digital platform for the conversion of agricultural land to Non-Agriculture (NA). Under the scheme of Digital India, all district collector offices and District Panchayats will be covered and monitored through a dedicated online system.

UN World Food Programme, Alibaba Group form strategic partnership to eliminate hunger

UN World Food Programme, Alibaba Group form strategic partnership to eliminate hunger   The agreement was signed between United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley and Chairman of Alibaba Foundation Sun Lijun at Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China, to support efforts eliminate hunger globally by 2030. World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations, established in 1961 after 1960 […]

United Nations Issues Diya Stamps to Celebrate Diwali

United Nations Issues Diya Stamps to Celebrate Diwali  The UN Postal System has issued two stamps with diyas in celebration of Diwali as “the quest for the triumph of good over evil”. The stamps are in the $1.15 denomination, which is the basic rate for international air mail letters.

US ambassador says North Korea cancelled Pompeo talks

US ambassador says North Korea cancelled Pompeo talks  North Korea canceled this week’s talks between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol but the summit between the two leaders is still on after January 1st next year. About North Korea Capital: Pyongyang Currency: North Korean won

China unveiled ‘Heavenly Palace’ space station, as International Space Station retires in 2024

China unveiled ‘Heavenly Palace’ space station, as International Space Station retires in 2024  With a lifespan of roughly 10 years, China’s Tiangong space station, otherwise known as Heavenly Palace is set to become the replacement of the International Space Station, which is due to retire in 2024. Three astronauts will be permanently stationed in the 60-tonneorbiting lab, which will enable […]

West Bengal to observe ‘Rosogolla Day’ on Nov 14

West Bengal to observe ‘Rosogolla Day’ on Nov 14  West Bengal government has decided to observe ‘Rosogolla Day’ on November 14, to commemorate the first anniversary of the state’s famous sweet getting Geographical Indication (GI) tag as ‘Bengal’s Rosogolla’. The GI tag is a sign that identifies a product as originating from a particular place.

US exempts India from imposition of sanctions development of Chabahar Port in Iran

US exempts India from imposition of sanctions development of Chabahar Port in Iran  The US, which has allowed India to continue importing oil from Iran, has granted a waiver from sanctions for New Delhi’s role in the Chabahar port of Iran and the construction of a railway line from the Iranian port city to the Afghan border. India has committed $500 million to the […]

India to start exporting raw sugar to China from early 2019

India to start exporting raw sugar to China from early 2019  India is the largest producer of sugar in the world with 32 million tonnes of production in 2018. It produces sugar of all three grades- raw, refined and white. Indian sugar is also of a high quality and is Dextran free because of the minimum time taken […]

India to open their campaign against New Zealand in ICC Women’s World T20

India to open their campaign against New Zealand in ICC Women’s World T20 India to open their campaign against New Zealand in ICC Women’s World T20 The Indian team is led by skipper Harpreet Singh.

Defence Ministry enhances financial powers to Vice Chiefs of three Services

Defence Ministry enhances financial powers to Vice Chiefs of three Services  The Defence Ministryenhanced financial powers to Vice Chiefs of the three Services. The move is aimed at expediting the decision-making process involved in the procurements for the Armed Forces.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate several projects in Varanasi on Nov 12

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate several projects in Varanasi on Nov 12 The newly constructed Multi-Modal Terminal on River Ganga to the nation. This is built as part of the Government’s Jal Marg Vikas project that aims at developing the stretch of River Ganga between Varanasi to Haldia for navigation of large vessels. The Prime […]

With 5462 beds, Patna Medical College to be world’s largest hospital

With 5462 beds, Patna Medical College to be world’s largest hospital The Bihar cabinet gave its nod for the redevelopment of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) into a world’s largest 5462-bed hospital at an estimated cost of Rs 5540.07 crore. The hospital would be redeveloped by Bihar Medical Services & Infrastructure Corporation Ltd (BMSICL). The PMCH was established in 1925. […]

Rohit Sharma becomes first batsman to hit four T20I hundreds

Rohit Sharma becomes first batsman to hit four T20I hundreds He achieved this feat in 58 balls during the second T20I match against the West Indies at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. He has surpassed the record of New Zealand’s Colin Munro who had scored three centuries.

Ashok Kumar Gupta appointed as CCI Chairperson

Ashok Kumar Gupta appointed as CCI Chairperson Ashok Kumar Gupta has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI). He would be replacing the acting Chairperson of CCI Sudhir Mital. CCI is a statutory body of the Government of India responsible for enforcing the Competition Act, 2002. It was established on 14 October […]

Ladakh restoration project wins UNESCO award

Ladakh restoration project wins UNESCO award ‘The LAMO Center’ in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region has won an UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation on 9 November 2018. It was chosen for its systematic restoration of an aristocratic house in Ladakh. It won in the category of ‘Award of Distinction’ under UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report released

Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report released The 2018 ‘Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report’ was released by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) on 9 November 2018. The report said that India’s vaccination coverage to prevent rotavirus infection was the lowest among the 15 countries. It also pointed out that India lost over 2.6 lakh children under […]

Manu-Saurabh won gold in shooting

Manu-Saurabh won gold in shooting Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won the gold medal in the 10-meter air pistol mixed team event at the 11th Asian Airgun Championships on 9 November 2018. This was also Saurabh’s third gold medal in two days, having won the team and individual 10m Air Pistol events on 8 November 2018 India’s junior […]

World Science Day for Peace and Development

World Science Day for Peace and Development World Science Day for Peace and Development is observed on 10 November every year. The day highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.  The day aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in […]

Global Cooling Innovation Summit

Global Cooling Innovation Summit Two-day Global Cooling Innovation Summit will be inaugurated by Union Science & Technology Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi on 12th November 2018. The summit will also see the launching of ‘Global Cooling Prize’ competition. The aim of the competition is to spur the development of a residential cooling solution that […]

HAL trainer ‘HTT-40’ clears spin test

HAL trainer ‘HTT-40’ clears spin test HTT-40, the indigenously-built basic trainer aircraft built by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), cleared its first spin test on 9 November 2018. A spin test is the most crucial phase in developing a safe and airworthy aircraft. The Defence Acquisition Council has approved buying of 70 HAL-built basic trainers for the Indian […]

No double jeopardy bar if there was no trial

No double jeopardy bar if there was no trial The Supreme Court has held that the bar of double jeopardy does not arise if an accused was discharged of a criminal offence on the basis of an invalid sanction for prosecution. Article 20 of the Constitution mandates that a person cannot be prosecuted or punished twice for the […]

PM to visit Singapore on Nov 14-15

PM to visit Singapore on Nov 14-15 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Singapore on 14 November 2018 to attend the 13th East Asia Summit (EAS). The EAS is a premier forum in the Asia-Pacific region.  EAS includes India, China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Russia and 10 ASEAN member-states. It was […]

Swati won ‘Press Freedom Award for Courage’

Swati won ‘Press Freedom Award for Courage’ Journalist Swati Chaturvedi has won the 2018 Press Freedom Award for Courage on 8 November 2018. She won the award for her book, ‘I am a Troll: Inside The Secret World of The BJP’s Digital Army’. The award ceremony was organised by the UK chapter of Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) or […]

India’s unemployment rate jumps to 6.9%

India’s unemployment rate jumps to 6.9% According to a report by Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the unemployment rate in India rose to 6.9% in October 2018. The estimated number of people employed during October 2018 was 397 million. Around 407 million individuals were estimated to be employed during October 2017. Only 39.5% of the adult population […]

UNWFP & Alibaba entered into a partnership

UNWFP & Alibaba entered into a partnership The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Alibaba Group have entered into a strategic partnership to support efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). Alibaba will provide its technology and resources to support the digital transformation of WFP’s operations. Under the partnership, a digital World Hunger Map to […]

Exit polls banned by Election Commission

Exit polls banned by Election Commission The Election Commission imposed ban on holding exit polls from 12 November in Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Telangana, and Rajasthan. Under the Representation of People Act, 1951, Election Commission bans exit polls from the time the poll begins till half-an-hour after the polling ends. An exit poll is a poll of voters taken […]

PM to inaugurate first multi-modal terminal

PM to inaugurate first multi-modal terminal Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first multi-modal terminal on the Ganga river in Varanasi on 12 November 2018. The aim is to promote inland waterways as a cheaper and more environment-friendly means of transport. The multi-modal terminals are being built under the Jal Marg Vikas Project. The Inland Waterways Authority […]

ATP World Tour Awards 2018 announced

ATP World Tour Awards 2018 announced The 2018 ATP World Tour Awards were announced on 9 November 2018. Novak Djokovic won the ‘Comeback Player of the Year Award’. Djokovic’s coach Marian Vajda was also named ATP Coach of the Year. Rafael Nadal won the ‘Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award’ for his fair play, professionalism and integrity on and off the […]

3 new members appointed to CBDT

3 new members appointed to CBDT PK Dash, Akhilesh Ranjan and Neena Kumar have been appointed as new members in the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). All three officers are from the 1982-batch of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS). Sushil Chandra is the chairman of CBDT. The CBDT frames the policy for the I-T Department that is […]

24th Kolkata International Film Festival began

24th Kolkata International Film Festival began The 24th Kolkata International Film Festival began in Kolkata on 10 November 2018. A centenary tribute will be paid to legendary Swedish director-producer Ingmar Bergman through the screening of eight of his outstanding movies. The event is considered to be the country’s second oldest film fest.  Award winning international films […]

Festival to celebrate Urdu heritage & culture

Festival to celebrate Urdu heritage & culture On 10 November 2018, the Delhi government announced ‘Jashn-e-Virasat-e-Urdu’, a festival to celebrate Urdu culture and its heritage. The festival aims to keep the Urdu language alive and ensure its growth through larger participation. The festival will witness a diverse range of artists and art forms practising Urdu including traditional forms like […]

Bajrang becomes number one in world

Bajrang becomes number one in world On 10 November 2018, Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia achieved the number one rank in the world in the 65kg category. He was placed atop the ranking table with 96 points in the United World Wrestling (UWW) list. Alejandro Enrique from Cuba is at number two with 66 points. Russia’s Akhmed Chakaev is […]

Digital transactions registered growth

Digital transactions registered growth According to the Ministry of Electronics & IT, the number of digital payment transactions in August 2018 was 244.81 crore. The total value of such transactions was 204.86 lakh crore rupees in August 2018. The number of transactions on BHIM-UPI was 48.236 crore transactions in October 2018 and its value was […]

Meghalaya announced Rs 378 crores investment in Aqua Mission 2.0 starting April 2019

Meghalaya announced Rs 378 crores investment in Aqua Mission 2.0 starting April 2019  It is the state’s flagship aquaculture mission aimed at cutting down fish imports into the hill state. About Aqua Mission 2.0: Mission 2.0 aims at addressing the 15,000 MT shortfall of fish production in the state within the next 5 years beginning […]

Lok Sabha Secretary General gets one-year extension

Lok Sabha Secretary General gets one-year extension  The tenure of the Lok Sabha Secretary General, Snehlata Shrivastava, has been extended by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for one year. The 1982-batch retired IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, who was appointed last year in rank and status of a Cabinet Secretary, was scheduled to retire on November 30, 2018. Her […]

Unemployment rate in India at 6.9%, a 2-year high: study by Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy

Unemployment rate in India at 6.9%, a 2-year high: study by Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Labour participation rate a measure of the proportion of adults willing to work declined to 42.4%, the lowest since January 2016. The Estimated number of persons employed during October 2018 was 397 million. This is 2.4% lower compared to the 407 million […]

Thailand to waive visa-on-arrival fee for Indian travellers

Thailand to waive visa-on-arrival fee for Indian travellers   To boost the slump in tourism, the Thai cabinet has announced a waiver on the visa-on-arrival fee for visitors from 20 countries –  Andora, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The fee of 2,000 Baht (nearly ₹4,400) will […]

The UK India Business Council launched New Report Beyond the Top 200

The UK India Business Council launched New Report Beyond the Top 200  India will have the largest number of people in the world of college-going age – a staggering 140 million. Currently, there are 736 universities in India educating 28.6 million students. India will need at least another 1,500 institutions by 2030 to accommodate this huge influx of students. About […]

Samsung unveiled its first-ever foldable smartphone prototype

Samsung unveiled its first-ever foldable smartphone prototype   Samsung has unveiled its first-ever foldable smartphone prototype, which, when opened, transforms into a small pocket-sized tablet. Samsung calls its foldable phone technology the ‘Infinity Flex Display‘. The device looks like a standard smartphone when closed. It opens like a book to reveal another 7.3-inchdisplay, which would be one […]

Reserve Bank of India liberalised norms governing external commercial borrowings for infrastructure creation

Reserve Bank of India liberalised norms governing external commercial borrowings for infrastructure creation   The modified norms are Reduction in minimum tenor for borrowing through the ECB route, from 5 years to 3 years. The average maturity requirement for mandatory hedging has been reduced to 5 years from earlier 10 years. These changes will facilitate infra […]

Paytm tied up with 2 govt depts in Karnataka for better payment experience

Paytm tied up with 2 govt depts in Karnataka for better payment experience  The two departments of Karnataka government are: The Directorate of Electronic Delivery of Citizen Services (EDCS) and DPAR (Department of Personnel and Administrative Service). Further, Paytm extended a cashback of 10 percent for up to a maximum of Rs 20 per user on […]

India hosts “Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities, 2018” from 9 November

India hosts “Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities, 2018” from 9 November   “Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities, 2018” (GITC) is being organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment here during 9-11 November, 2018. This year, India is hosting the event in collaboration with Government of […]

India economic growth to slow to 7.3% in 2019: Moodys

India economic growth to slow to 7.3% in 2019: Moodys   Indian economy will expand 7.4 percent in 2018, but the growth will slow down to 7.3 percent in the next fiscal. The economy grew 7.9 percent in the first half (January-June) of 2018, reflecting post demonetization base effect.

Netflix unveils Asia expansion plans with 17 new originals

Netflix unveils Asia expansion plans with 17 new originals  The line-up of its made-in-Asia shows also includes five Anime titles from Japan and original productions in Thai, Korean and Chinese languages. The original series from India currently being made includes Baahubali: Before the Beginning, Bard of Blood and an official adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight Children.

BBC launches fake news fight-back with global campaign

BBC launches fake news fight-back with global campaign   British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) devised a new campaign that is aimed at fighting back against disinformation and fake news with a major focus on global media literacy, including workshops and debates in countries like India.

World’s first AI news anchor unveiled in China

World’s first AI news anchor unveiled in China  Chinese press agency Xinhua unveiled AI-based anchor that can read the news in English and Chinese, as naturally as a professional news anchor. The system, developed with Beijing-based search engine operator Sogou, produces realistic-looking speech, lip movements and facial expressions.

Allahabad Bank to get 3,054 crore capital infusion from govt

Allahabad Bank to get 3,054 crore capital infusion from govt Allahabad Bank had posted a loss of ₹1,944 crore in the June quarter compared to a profit of ₹28.8 crore a year ago. The bank received ₹1,790 crore as capital from the government in July this year. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had imposed additional restrictions on […]

Robyn Denholm replaces Elon Musk as Tesla’s Chairman with immediate effect

Robyn Denholm replaces Elon Musk as Tesla’s Chairman with immediate effect In September, Elon Muskhad agreed to step down as chairman of Electric carmaker Tesla as part of a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Robyn Denholm will leave her Chief Financial Officer (CFO) post at Telstra and take over Musk’s position, which he’s been holding for 14 years. […]

RBI may set-up a digital payments ombudsman by March 2019

RBI may set-up a digital payments ombudsman by March 2019  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may set-up an ombudsman for digital payments by March to reduce the burden on banking ombudsman because of a rising number of complaints. Who is the Banking Ombudsman? The Banking Ombudsman actually is a senior official appointed by the RBI to redress customer complaintsagainst pitfalls in the stipulated banking […]

WAPCOS and Doppelmayr signed MOU for End-To-End Solutions for Passenger Ropeway Projects

WAPCOS and Doppelmayr signed MOU for End-To-End Solutions for Passenger Ropeway Projects  The main aim is to provide end-to-end solutions for passenger ropeway projects. The MoU includes Preparing feasibility studies, detailed project reports, construction, equipment supply, operation and maintenance, etc. Enabling development of ropeway projects in various states using globally accepted standards for passenger safety and reliability.

Mo bus service launched in Odisha

Mo bus service launched in Odisha Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the technology-driven and citizen-friendly ‘Mo bus’ service in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The bus has some facilities such as free wi-fi, CCTV surveillance, public information display system and on-board announcements. It will cover 9 routes in Bhubaneswar in the first phase. Mo Bus mobile app will also be […]

World Bank and Centre and Andhra govt signed an MOU to $172 million loan to make farming viable in Andhra Pradesh

World Bank and Centre and Andhra govt signed an MOU to $172 million loan to make farming viable in Andhra Pradesh Features of the project are: To work with 1000 Small-Scale Community-Based Irrigation (SSCBI) systems spread over an area of 90,000 hectares (ha), covering over 1000 villages across 12 most climate vulnerable districts of Andhra […]

Reserve Bank of India Initiates Process To Set Up Digital Public Credit Registry

Reserve Bank of India Initiates Process To Set Up Digital Public Credit Registry Reserve Bank of India initiated the process to set up a digital Public Credit Registry (PCR) to capture all the details of borrowers including wilful defaulters and also the pending legal suits in order to check financial delinquencies.

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Google Pay – How To Refer Friends And Get Rs.201 Per Refer Before I start please see proof, and then you can download it. 1. First of All Download Google Pay From This App Referral Link. : Download Referral Code – p16j6 2. Open App and Allow All Permission. 3. Select Language and Enter Your […]

India and Republic of Korea Sign MoU In Field of Tourism

India and Republic of Korea Sign MoU In Field of Tourism The Ministry of Tourismsigned a MoU with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Government for the Republic of Korea for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism in New Delhi.

N Ram chosen for Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award by Press Council of India (PCI)

N Ram chosen for Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award by Press Council of India (PCI)  The award will be presented on November 16, 2018, on the occasion of the National Press Day. Award winners under various categories are listed below: Rural Journalism: Ruby Sarkar, Chief Correspondent, Deshbandhu, Bhopal & Rajesh Parshuram Joshte,Daily Pudhari, Ratnagiri Developmental Reporting: VS […]

India pledges contributions of USD 13.36 mn for UN agencies, development activities

India pledges contributions of USD 13.36 mn for UN agencies, development activities India announced contributions of $13.36 million (over ₹97.2 crore) for various United Nations (UN) agencies and development activities at the 2018 ‘United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities’. Around 19 countries pledged a total of $425.69 million at the conference. India has committed over​ $100 million to the India-UN […]

Pakistan-China luxury bus service launched from Lahore to Kashgar

Pakistan-China luxury bus service launched from Lahore to Kashgar  The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and Shuja Expresstogether launched the bus service between Pakistan and China to facilitate tourists. It is part of an initiative to connect the two countries via road under the USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Earlier, India lodged strong protests with China […]

Rs. 113.36 crore released for redevelopment of 6 border states under Border Area Development Programme: MHA

Rs. 113.36 crore released for redevelopment of 6 border states under Border Area Development Programme: MHA 08 November 2018 Current Affairs: The 6 states where the amount was released were: Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand. With this release the total amount released so far during this fiscal to the States having International Border is Rs. 637.98 […]

Notes of a Dream The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman By Krishna Trilok Launched

Notes of a Dream The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman By Krishna Trilok Launched  Oscar-winning musician A.R. Rahman, whose biography Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman launched in Mumbai the book journey for him and took him to those corners of his life which have remained candid for a long time.

India participates in China’s First International Import Expo

India participates in China’s First International Import Expo  It is the world’s first import-themed national-level expo that will feature enterprise and business exhibitions, country pavilions for trade and investment. Leaders from 18 countries, including Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan participate in the six-day mega event in Shanghai, which is aimed at exhibiting China’s import potential. 12 countries – Brazil, Canada, Egypt, […]

Supreme Court gave nod for a separate High Court for Andhra Pradesh

Supreme Court gave nod for a separate High Court for Andhra Pradesh  The new court, which will be the 25th High Court in the country, will start functioning from 1 January 2019 in Amravati. Presently, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have a common High Court situated at Hyderabad. The existing court will from next year be known as the Telangana High Court. The Andhra […]

Nainital Lake water withdrawal limit cut to 8 mn litres/day

Nainital Lake water withdrawal limit cut to 8 mn litres/day Uttarakhand Nainital district administration decided to reduce the water supply from 16 million litres water per day (MLD) to 8 MLD in view the critical condition of Naini lake. The kidney-shaped Nainital Lake, surrounded by hills, is situated at an elevation of 1,938 metres, with a width of 360 metres and […]

Trump fired US Attorney General ‘Jeff Sessions’

Trump fired US Attorney General ‘Jeff Sessions’ US President Donald Trump fired the country’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a year after he recused himself from an inquiry into the President’s links to Russia. ‘Jeff Sessions‘ was sworn in as the 84th Attorney General of the United States on February 9, 2017 by Michael R. Pence. Matthew Whitaker, a critic […]

In a first, DRS to be used in ICC Women’s T20 tournament

In a first, DRS to be used in ICC Women’s T20 tournament  The Decision Review System (DRS), using ball-tracking and edge detection technology, will be implemented from this year’s International Cricket Council (ICC) women’s World Twenty20 edition, which is slated to be held from November 9 to November 24in the West Indies. 10 teams – Windies, Australia, England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, […]

Dharmendra appointed Ambassador to Iran

Dharmendra appointed Ambassador to Iran Senior diplomat Gaddam Dharmendra has been appointed India’s Ambassador to Iran. Dharmendra is a 1990-batch Indian Foreign Service officer. At present, he is the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He replaced Saurabh Kumar, who was appointed India’s ambassador to Myanmar in October 2018.

Book on history of women’s cricket to be out

Book on history of women’s cricket to be out A book on history of women’s cricket in India will be released on 30 November 2018. The book, titled ‘The Fire Burns Blue: A History of Women’s Cricket in India’, is co-authored by sports journalists Karunya Keshav and Sidhanta Pathak. The book explores the biggest moments for […]

MoU signed between NMCG & HCL foundation

MoU signed between NMCG & HCL foundation The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has signed a MoU with the HCL Foundation to work on tributaries of Ganga- Hindon and Yamuna and to increase forest cover in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The two organisations will work for sensitisation and awareness programs on forest and environment […]

S. Korea, U.S. resumed marine drills

S. Korea, U.S. resumed marine drills South Korea and the United States resumed their combined marine drills on 5 November 2018. The Korea Marine Exercise Program (KMEP) exercise has been suspended for six months since May 2018 as the two countries engaged in diplomacy with North Korea. The two-week KMEP involves some 500 troops, including […]

China unveiled ‘most advanced’ stealth drone

China unveiled ‘most advanced’ stealth drone China has unveiled its new-generation stealth combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), UAV – CH7, on 5 November 2018. The CH7 makes China the second country, following the US, to produce high-altitude long-endurance combat UAVs with advanced penetration capabilities. The CH7 can intercept radar electronic signals, and simultaneously detect, verify and […]

Meghalaya announces Aqua Mission 2.0

Meghalaya announces Aqua Mission 2.0 The Meghalaya Government announced `378 crore investment in the State’s flagship aquaculture mission named ‘Meghalaya State Aqua Mission 2.0’. The aim of the mission is to cut down fish imports into the State. Under the mission, willing partners will need to contribute only 15% while another 25% will be credit linkages and […]

China unveils replica of its space station

China unveils replica of its space station China has unveiled a replica of its first permanently crewed space station. The Chinese space station would replace the international community’s orbiting laboratory, International Space Station (ISS). The station assembly is expected to be completed around 2022 and would have a lifespan of around 10 years. The ISS has been […]

Namrata Ahuja bagged IPI-India Award

Namrata Ahuja bagged IPI-India Award The prestigious 2018 IPI India Award for excellence in journalism has been given to Namrata Ahuja of ‘The Week’ magazine. She received the award for her exclusive story on Naga underground camps. The award comprises a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a trophy and a citation. The  International Press Institute […]

Pakistan-China luxury bus service launched

Pakistan-China luxury bus service launched Pakistan and China have launched a luxury bus service passing from Lahore to Kashgar city in China on 5 November 2018. It is part of an initiative to connect the two countries via road under the US$ 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The bus will take 36 hours from Lahore […]

PM to inaugurate various projects in Varanasi

PM to inaugurate various projects in Varanasi Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Ring Road Phase-I and Babatpur-Varanasi road in Varanasi on 12 November 2018. The Prime Minister will also launch inland waterways terminal on river Ganga. It is the first of the four multi-modal terminals being constructed on NW-I (River Ganga) as part of […]

WB inked $172 million agreement with AP

WB inked $172 million agreement with AP The Central and Andhra Pradesh governments and the World Bank have signed the $172.20 million loan agreement for an agriculture project. The project will enhance the agricultural productivity, profitability, and climate resilience of poor and marginalised farmers in Andhra Pradesh. The projects seeks to ensure that farming continues to […]

Guidelines for ‘Operation Greens’ issued

Guidelines for ‘Operation Greens’ issued Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has approved the operationalisation strategy for Operation Greens. Operation Greens was announced in the Budget speech of 2018-19 with an outlay of Rs 500 crores. It was launched to stabilise the supply of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) crops and to ensure availability of TOP […]

MoU signed between India & South Korea – I

MoU signed between India & South Korea – I The Ministry of Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government of South Korea in the field of Tourism on 5 November 2018. The aim of the MoU is to expand bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector and to increase the exchange of information and data related to […]

MoU signed between India & South Korea – II

MoU signed between India & South Korea – II A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea on 5 November 2018. The MoU was signed in the field of sports cooperation. The cooperation under […]

MoU signed between India & Malawi

MoU signed between India & Malawi India and Malawi signed three MoUs on extradition, cooperation in atomic energy and visa waiver for diplomats and officials on 5 November 2018. India will also construct a Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre in Malawi. India will also extend the new line of credit of $215.16 million for 18 water […]

INS Arihant completes Nuclear Triad

INS Arihant completes Nuclear Triad INS Arihant, India’s first nuclear-powered submarine, successfully completed its first deterrence patrol. This means that INS Arihant is now prowling the deep seas carrying ballistic missiles. Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear (SSBN) submarine is part of Indian Navy’s Eastern Naval Command. The vessel has been designed by the Indian Navy’s Submarine Design […]

Ram Mohan Roy award for N. Ram

Ram Mohan Roy award for N. Ram Veteran journalist and The Hindu Publishing Group Chairman N. Ram has been chosen for the prestigious Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award 2018. The award is presented by the Press Council of India (PCI) for his outstanding contribution to journalism. Ruby Sarkar, the chief correspondent of Deshbandhu, and Rajesh Parshuram Joshte […]

India allowed to buy Iranian oil: US

India allowed to buy Iranian oil: US India is one of the eight countries to receive temporary exemptions from U.S. sanctions on Iran that came into effect on 5 November 2018. The other countries that have been exempted are China, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey. U.S. said that each country on the list […]

‘Preventing the environment from War’ observed

‘Preventing the environment from War’ observed The ‘International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict’ is observed every year on 6 November. The aim is to educate people about the damaging effects of war and armed conflict on the environment. The day was declared by the United Nations on […]

No anti-dumping duty on PTFE resin

No anti-dumping duty on PTFE resin The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has ruled against putting an anti-dumping duty on the imports of a synthetic fluoropolymer from India and China. The fluoropolymer is a key ingredient in the non-stick coating for pans and other cookware. A polymer of tetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is used because of its chemical […]

Tourist Facilitation Counter inaugurated

Tourist Facilitation Counter inaugurated K.J. Alphons, Union Minister for Tourism inaugurated the Tourist Facilitation and Information Counter at Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi on 5 November 2018. The counter will be connected to the 24×7 Helpline ‘1363’ of the Tourism Ministry. It shall also cater to non-English speaking tourists. It is located at the […]

Anupam Kher got ‘Distinguished Fellow’ award

Anupam Kher got ‘Distinguished Fellow’ award Anupam Kher was honoured as a ‘Distinguished Fellow’ by IndiaGlobal – a leading think-tank that works on issues concerning non-resident Indians. The actor was given a fellowship on November 3, 2018 at the 3rd IndiaGlobal Summit. The event was held at the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management in […]

Jayant Sawarkar to get Maha lifetime award

Jayant Sawarkar to get Maha lifetime award Noted Marathi actor Jayant Sawarkar will be honoured with the Maharashtra government’s ‘Natvarya Prabhakar Panshikar Lifetime Achievement’ award in the field of theatre. The ‘Sangeetacharya Annasaheb Kirloskar Lifetime Achievement’ award will be given to tabla artist Vinayak Thorat. Both awards comprise cash prizes of Rs 5 lakh, citation […]

Lucknow stadium renamed after Vajpayee

Lucknow stadium renamed after Vajpayee The newly-built ‘Ekana International Stadium’ has been renamed after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Lucknow. The stadium will now be known as ‘Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium’. UP Governor Ram Naik has approved the government proposal to this effect. 

RBI imposed Rs 1 cr fine on Fino Payments Bank

RBI imposed Rs 1 cr fine on Fino Payments Bank The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a fine of Rs 1 crore on Fino Payments Bank for opening new accounts despite directions not to do so until further order on 5 November 2018. This penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in […]

Naidu launched ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp in Malawi

Naidu launched ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp in Malawi Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp in Malawi on 5 November 2018. The camp was launched under the ‘India for Humanity’ programme, which honours Mahatma Gandhi’s service to humanity. The Indian government partnered with Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayta Samiti for ‘India for Humanity initiative’. […]

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Gafur Rakhimov elected president of AIBA

Gafur Rakhimov elected president of AIBA Uzbek businessman Gafur Rakhimov was elected president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on 3 November 2018. Rakhimov beat his only opponent, former boxer Serik Konakbayev of Kazakhstan. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) is a sports organisation that sanctions amateur (Olympic-style) boxing matches and awards world and subordinate championships.

UN Pledging Conference held

UN Pledging Conference held The 2018 ‘United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities’ was held on 5 November 2018. About 19 countries pledged a total of USD 425.69 million at the Pledging Conference. India pledged contributions of USD 13.36 million for the various UN agencies India’s pledged contributions include $4.5 million to the UN Development […]

Earth’s ozone layer is finally healing

Earth’s ozone layer is finally healing According to a new United Nations report, earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from the damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants. The upper ozone layer above the northern hemisphere should be completely repaired in the 2030s and the gaping Antarctic ozone hole should disappear in the 2060s. […]

Divyansh won silver medal in men’s shooting

Divyansh won silver medal in men’s shooting India’s junior shooter Divyansh Singh Panwar won a silver medal in the 11th Asian Shooting Championship in Kuwait city on 6 November 2018. Divyansh shot 251.4 in the final of 10m Air Rifle Junior Men’s event. Wang Yuefeng from China won the gold medal, who shot a Junior World […]

Elavenil Valarivan won bronze medal

Elavenil Valarivan won bronze medal Elavenil Valarivan won the bronze medal at the 11th Asian Shooting Championship in Kuwait on 6 November 2018. Elavenil shot 227.9 in the corresponding Women’s event to claim the bronze medal. Shi Mengyao of China won the gold medal while Xu Hong won the silver medal at the event. 

OMCs and CSC SPV signed MOU for collaboration in LPG Services

OMCs and CSC SPV signed MOU for collaboration in LPG Services  Oil Marketing Companies (IOCL, HPCL & BPCL) and CSC e-Governance Services India Limited signed an MOU for collaboration in LPG services. This will be done under Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY). Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Shri Ravi […]

India ranked 12th globally in web-borne threats Kaspersky Lab

India ranked 12th globally in web-borne threats Kaspersky Lab  Kaspersky Lab products detected 48,093,743 Internet-borne malware incidents on computers of KSN participants in India. Regarding vulnerabilities in browsers and their plugins (drive-by download), infection happened when visiting an infected website, without any intervention from the user and without their knowledge. This is the most used method […]

Dinkar Asthana appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Lao Peoples Democratic Republic

Dinkar Asthana appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Lao Peoples Democratic Republic  It is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of the 1990 batch. Currently, he is Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

Singapore is Asia most sustainable city: Arcadis

Singapore is Asia most sustainable city: Arcadis  Singapore maintained its rank as number one Asian city in the Sustainability Index by engineering firm Arcadis. The Sustainability Index assessed cities based on 3 pillars: profit pillar, people pillar and planet pillar. Singapore secured fourth place in global rankings. As per the study, Singapore ranked first for the […]

Delhi AQI falls to moderate level

Delhi AQI falls to moderate level The National Capital Region’s air quality improved significantly and fell to moderate levels. The Delhi Police seized over 800 kg of banned firecrackers during raids in the north and west Delhi. This move is after the order by Supreme Court which said only ‘green crackers’ will be sold in Delhi-NCR during Diwali. […]

E office to be implemented in 35 departments in January

E office to be implemented in 35 departments in January The concept of e-office has been implemented in some offices over the past couple of years on a pilot basis. Upon huge success, the concept of e-office is set to take off in around 35 departments simultaneously from January 1. While e-office or less-paper office has made entry at different […]

Subhankar Dey won SaarLorLux Open Badminton tournament in Germany

Subhankar Dey won SaarLorLux Open Badminton tournament in Germany This triumph marks his first title of the year. He got off to a fine start in 2018 when he finished runner-up in the Kabal International tournament in the Czech Republic in March.

Nagaland records highest school dropouts in India

Nagaland records highest school dropouts in India  As per survey conducted by the World Bank, the student dropout rate in Nagaland’s upper primary (VI-VIII) and the secondary (IX-X) class stood at 17.7 per cent and 35.1 per cent respectively. The student dropout rate in Nagaland’s primary schools, in Grades I-V, stood at 19.4%, four times above the national average of 4.3%, making it the state with highest […]

U.K. unveiled sculpture to honour Indian soldiers

U.K. unveiled sculpture to honour Indian soldiers  A sculpture in honour ofIndian soldiers who fought during World War I was unveiled in the town of Smethwick in the West Midlands region of England. Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick had commissioned the Lions of the Great War monument, which depicts a turbaned Sikh soldier, to honour the sacrifices made by millions […]

Reliance Industries receives India’s first LC payment via blockchain

Reliance Industries receives India’s first LC payment via blockchain  In a first for India, British bank HSBC Holdings Plc has executed a trade finance transaction using blockchain for a deal involving an export by Reliance Industries to an American client, Tricon Energy. Blockchain massively reduced the time taken for processing the documents.

World’s largest supercomputer ‘SpiNNaker’ switched on for the first time

World’s largest supercomputer ‘SpiNNaker’ switched on for the first time The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer SpiNNaker(‘Spiking Neural Network Architecture’ machine), which was designed and built to work like a human brain, has been switched on for the first time. Made up of one million processors, SpiNNaker can complete over 200 million-million actions per second. The supercomputer will help […]

World Tsunami Awareness Day being observed today

World Tsunami Awareness Day being observed today In December 2015, the UN General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day. Over the past 100 years, 58 tsunamis have claimed more than 260,000 lives, which is the highest number of deaths than in any other natural hazard.

Delhi’s Signature Bridge inaugurated 14 years after conceptualisation

Delhi’s Signature Bridge inaugurated 14 years after conceptualisation  Signature Bridge over the Yamuna river is double the height of Qutub Minar and connects the Wazirabad across the river Yamuna to the inner city. It’ll reduce the travel time between north and northeast Delhi from 45 minutes to just 10 minutes, saving the pollution and fuel. With features like a 154-metre high […]

Pari Singh, 22-yr-old Jharkhand girl heads Australia High Commission for a day

Pari Singh, 22-yr-old Jharkhand girl heads Australia High Commission for a day   She got the opportunity after winning an annual programme held to mark the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child. Pari Singh hails from a naxal-affected village in Jamshedpur. In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution adopting 11 October as the International Day […]

Plans for Antarctic sanctuary was shot down

Plans for Antarctic sanctuary was shot down The plan to create the world’s largest marine sanctuary in Antarctic waters was shot down as the environmentalists denounced a lack of scientific foresight and hence the key conservation summit failed to reach a consensus. Member states of the organisation tasked with overseeing the sustainable exploitation of the Southern Ocean failed […]

Karnataka State to sanction Rs.42 crore to BBMP for immediate cleaning of SWDs

Karnataka State to sanction Rs.42 crore to BBMP for immediate cleaning of SWDs The State government told the High Court of Karnataka that it had been decided to sanction Rs.42 crore to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for immediate cleaning of Storm-water Drains (SWD). A submission in this regard was made before a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari […]

India to extend $310 mn loan for Zimbabwe power plant

India to extend $310 mn loan for Zimbabwe power plant  India announced that it would extend a $310 million loan to Zimbabwe to finance a rehabilitation project for a thermal power plant that would entail upgrading the station and extending its lifespan. A fund of $2.9 million will also be extended to upgrade the Indo-Zim Technology Centre, […]

Pakistan clinched T20 series

Pakistan clinched T20 series Pakistan clinched the three-match series and claimed the world’s best Twenty20 team. It defeated New Zealand here after a six-wicket victory to 2-0. Mohammad Hafeez (34 not out) and Shoaib Malik (10) added 34 quick-fire runs to help Pakistan overhaul the 154-run target in 19.4 overs. New Zealand was lifted to 153 for seven by […]

India’s first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant completed its first deterrence patrol

India’s first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant completed its first deterrence patrol The submarine completes India’s nuclear triad — which means that the country now has the capability of firing nuclear weapons from land, air and sea. INS Arihant was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 2016. Another nuclear submarine — the Argihat — will be commissioned in the next few years. […]

Tata Chemicals Limited plans capital expenditure of Rs.2400 crore

Tata Chemicals Limited plans capital expenditure of Rs.2400 crore The board of Tata Chemicals Ltd. has approved a capital expenditure of Rs.2,400 crore which would be deployed towards debottlenecking of Mithapur facility. The investment would enhance the company’s soda ash capacity by about 1,50,000 MT, salt production by 4,00,000 MT and upgrade turbines for higher efficiency. Tata Chemicals is considering entry into […]

BoM has decided to reinstate its CEO and ED

BoM has decided to reinstate its CEO and ED The board of Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) is to reinstate and restore its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ravindra Marathe and Executive Director (ED) R.K.Gupta’s financial responsibilities, a move which will be a huge morale booster for the public sector bank’s staff. Their powers were taken away in […]

Indian Navy to recruit women sailors for the first time

Indian Navy to recruit women sailors for the first time For the first time ever, the Indian Navy is looking at recruiting women in the rank of sailors. The matter was discussed at the three-day Naval Commanders Conference that concluded on 2nd November 2018. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while addressing the conference urged the Navy to give impetus […]

Vision 2030 plan of Forest Dept. runs into trouble

Vision 2030 plan of Forest Dept. runs into trouble Many environmentalists and groups oppose the decision to outsource the process to map a long-term vision for the Forest Department of the government. Because of the opposition, the long-term vision is facing trouble. The department is undertaking a Vision Document 2030 which would set a governance strategy for the management of […]

India enters final in the FIBA U 18 womens Asian championship

India enters final in the FIBA U 18 womens Asian championship India marched into the Division B final of the FIBA U-18 women’s Asian championship held at Bengaluru, India. India won an 83-38 victory over Hong Kong at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru. India is to face Kazakhstan for its promotion to Division A. Results: Division A: Semifinals: China […]

Researchers says Coconut oil is a bug repellent

Researchers says Coconut oil is a bug repellent Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture compounds derived from coconut oil are better than diethyltoluamide (DEET) at preventing disease transmission and discomfort associated with insect bites. DEET has been considered the gold standard in insect repellents, the most effective and long-lasting available commercially, for more than 60 years. However, increasing […]

Mary Kom named brand ambassador of 2018 Women’s World Boxing Championships

Mary Kom named brand ambassador of 2018 Women’s World Boxing Championships  Five-time World Champion Mary Kom leads the 10th edition of AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, which is to be held at the IG Stadium’s K.D. Jhadav Hall, New Delhi between November 15 and 24. Over 300 women boxers from 70 countries will participate in this edition.

Atul Goel appointed as MD, CEO of UCO Bank

Atul Goel appointed as MD, CEO of UCO Bank  Atul Kumar Goel assumed charge as Managing Director and CEO of UCO Bank by replacing R K Takkar. Earlier, Goel was executive director of Union Bank of India. About UCO Bank: ♦ Tag line – Honors Your Trust ♦ Headquarters – Kolkata

Four High Court Chief Justices elevated as SC judges

Four High Court Chief Justices elevated as SC judges  The four new judges of Supreme Court (SC) appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind under Article 124 are: ♦ Hemant Gupta, ♦ R Subhash Reddy, ♦ Mukesh Kumar Rasikbhai Shah and ♦ Ajay Rastogi. They were administered oath of office by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. They will have tenure till they attain age […]

Little India Gate inaugurated in Indonesia’s Medan city

Little India Gate inaugurated in Indonesia’s Medan city  ‘Little India Gate’, the first-of-its-kind structure in Indonesia recognises the contribution of Indian community in the development of Medan city. Kampung Madras area is one of the city’s significant ethnic enclaves comprising a large population of people of Indian descent whose ancestors had settled down in Medan in […]

First Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health held in Geneva

First Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health held in Geneva Theme of the conference was: “Improving Air Quality, Combating Climate Change- Saving Lives”. Air pollution exceeding recommended WHO (World Health Organisation) Air Quality levels, causing 7 million deathsannually. According to WHO, household air pollution is a leading killer in poor rural and urban homes.

NASAs Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end

NASAs Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end NASA, the U.S space agency, said that its pioneering Dawn spacecraft ran out of fuel, ending an 11-year mission that unravelled many mysteries of our solar system. The Dawn spacecraft orbited the two largest objects in the asteroid belt. The mission was launched in 2007. The $467 million Dawn mission was initiated […]

Pakistan Prime Minister arrives in China on first visit to discuss bailout

Pakistan Prime Minister arrives in China on first visit to discuss bailout  He scheduled to hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on shoring up the all-weather ties. Both the countries are expected to sign several agreements.

IAMAI Forms AR/VR Committee To Promote Technologies in India

IAMAI Forms AR/VR Committee To Promote Technologies in India The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) formed a new industry expert committee to develop and promote an augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) ecosystem in India. The committee is chaired by Namrita Mahindra, Senior General Manager, digital transformation, Mahindra Group and co-chaired by Satyajeet Singh, Head –Strategic Product […]

Kirloskar Group Gets RBI Nod For NBFC Biz

Kirloskar Group Gets RBI Nod For NBFC Biz   The Kirloskar group had announced that it has received license from the Reserve Bank to launch a non-banking finance company (NBFC), Kirloskar Capital, which will be headed by industry veteran Vimal Bhandari.

Nearly 4000 farmers register online for sale of groundnut

Gujarat: Nearly 4000 farmers register online for sale of groundnut under MSP scheme in just two hours on day one  In the Bhavantar Yojana, the rate of procurement is calculated on the basis of various factors including the day to day price in the APMCs and that in other two main producer states after which […]

Indian Railways rolls out All-India Unreserved Mobile Ticketing facility

Indian Railways rolls out All-India Unreserved Mobile Ticketing facility  Railway tickets can be booked online as the Ministry has introduced Unreserved Mobile Ticketing with a view to promoting three C’s- Cashless transactions (Digital payment), Contactless ticketing (no need to physically visit the point of sale) and Customer convenience and experience. Benefits of the App: Mobile […]

Int day to end Impunity for Crimes observed

Int day to end Impunity for Crimes observed The ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’ is observed on 2 November every year. The day draws attention to the low global conviction rate for violent crimes against journalists and media workers. It is observed in commemoration of the assassination of two French journalists […]

Mukundan selected for ‘Ezhuthachan award’

Mukundan selected for ‘Ezhuthachan award’ Noted Malayalam novelist and short story writer M Mukundan has been selected for the Kerala government’s highest literary award ‘Ezhuthachan Puraskaram’ for 2018. The award, named after Ezhuthachan, the father of Malayalam literature, carries a cash prize of Rs five lakh and a citation. ‘Kesavante Vilapangal’ and “Delhi Gadhakal” are […]

Vikas appointed as CEO of Swadhaar Finserve

Vikas appointed as CEO of Swadhaar Finserve Private sector lender RBL Bank appointed Vikas Muttoo as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its subsidiary Swadhaar Finserve.  Vikas Muttoo was the Chief Business Officer of Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited. The headquarters of Swadhaar Finserve is in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Delhi government and railways signed MoU

Delhi government and railways signed MoU The Delhi government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the railways to cater to pilgrims availing the ‘Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana’ on 1 November 2018. As per the agreement, Railways will provide separate coaches to pilgrims who are selected under the Yojana. The scheme will enable 1,100 senior […]

India-Japan military exercise begins

India-Japan military exercise begins Armies of India and Japan began their first-ever joint military exercise ‘Dharma Guardian-2018’ at a jungle warfare school in Mizoram on 1 November 2018. The focus of the two-week-long exercise will be to enhance tactical skills against global terrorism and increase inter-operability between the two forces. The Indian contingent is represented by 6/1 […]

2019 World Corporate Games in Qatar

2019 World Corporate Games in Qatar Qatar will host the 23rd edition of the World Corporate Games in 2019. The games will provide an opportunity for corporations around the world to showcase their competitive prowess through sports. The World Corportate Games aims to bring together, the local, regional and international business sporting community. The last […]

BRICS nations signed a declaration

BRICS nations signed a declaration The BRICS nations have signed a declaration to accelerate creative and sustainable cultural cooperation on 31 October 2018. The declaration will see Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) cooperating in fashion, culture and animation. South Africa hosted an inaugural BRICS Fashion Show and Fashion Business Forum on 24 […]

Vietnam will host the F1 race in 2020

Vietnam will host the F1 race in 2020 Vietnam will host a Formula One race in April 2020. The race will be hosted in the capital Hanoi. Vietnam will be the third Southeast Asian country to host a Formula One race in history after Malaysia and Singapore. Hanoi will be the second Southeast Asian city […]

Mary Kom is the brand ambassador

Mary Kom is the brand ambassador Boxer Mary Kom was named as the brand ambassador of the 10th edition of the Women’s World Boxing Championship on 31 October 2018. India is hosting the 10th edition of the Women’s World Boxing Championship from 15 November 2018. Since the inception of the Women’s World Championship in 2001, India had […]

India’s first microprocessor developed

India’s first microprocessor developed Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IITM) have designed and booted up India’s first microprocessor, ‘Shakti’. The Shakti microprocessor can be used in low-power wireless systems and networking systems. The Shakti family of processors was fabricated at Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL), Indian Space Research Organizations (ISRO) in Chandigarh.

World Bank’s ‘Doing Business Report’ released

World Bank’s ‘Doing Business Report’ released The World Bank released ‘Doing Business Report’ on 31 October 2018. According to the 2018 report, India is placed at 77th rank among 190 countries assessed by the World Bank. In 2017, India was placed at 100th rank. In the ‘Grant of Construction Permits’ indicator, India’s ranking improved from 181 […]

S. S. Deswal appointed as DG of ITBP

S. S. Deswal appointed as DG of ITBP SS Deswal has been appointed as the Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). SS Deswal, a 1984 batch IPS officer of Haryana cadre, is currently working as Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). ITBP was raised in 1962 and works under the command of the Union […]

Punjab Police bagged CCTNS award

Punjab Police bagged CCTNS award The Punjab Police bagged the Union Home Ministry’s ‘Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems’ (CCTNS) award on 31 October 2018. They were awarded for the development of the Digital Criminal Intelligence Gazette and the generation of the State Crime Record Bureau (SCRB) reports. CCTNS was launched in 2018 to […]

‘Saubhagya Raths’ inaugurated in J&K

‘Saubhagya Raths’ inaugurated in J&K Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik flagged off ‘Saubhagya Raths’ for 20 districts to identify households without electricity on 31 October 2018. Officials onboard these ‘Saubhagya Raths’ will survey areas in their respective jurisdiction with an aim to achieve 100% electrification of households. ‘Saubhagya Raths’ will traverse each district […]

India-US Dialogue on IP began

India-US Dialogue on IP began The first ever India-US Dialogue on Intellectual Property (IP) was launched on 31 October 2018 to deepen bilateral strategic cooperation on IP policy in New Delhi. The dialogue was launched by US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) and FICCI in partnership with the US-India Business Council. The US-India […]

Core sector growth slows down 4.3%

Core sector growth slows down 4.3% Growth of eight core infrastructure sectors slowed down to 4.3% in September 2018 as production of crude oil and natural gas declined. Previously, the lowest growth rate was in May 2018, when the core sectors expanded at 4.1%. Infrastructure sectors of coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilizers, […]

Section 7 of RBI Act: Explained

Section 7 of RBI Act: Explained Under Section 7 of the RBI Act of 1934, the government of India can give directions to the RBI to take certain actions ‘in the public interest’. Till now, the government has never invoked section 7 of RBI Act. The issue of invoking Section 7 (1) of the RBI Act […]

FP-LMIS inaugurated in Haryana

FP-LMIS inaugurated in Haryana The Family Planning Logistics Management Information System (FP-LMIS) has been inaugurated in Haryana on 31 October 2018. It will ensure availability, supply and monitoring of family planning services from the state level to the Accredited Social Health Activists’ (ASHA) level. It would provide online information about medicines and family planning commodities.

UN tourism organisation meet in Bahrain

UN tourism organisation meet in Bahrain The 109th session of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Executive Council was held in Manama, Bahrain. The UNWTO Executive Council began on 30 October 2018. Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons is leading the Indian delegation at the UNWTO Executive Council. India will be the chair of […]

UN chief appointed new envoy to Syria

UN chief appointed new envoy to Syria United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed veteran Norwegian diplomat Geir O. Pedersen as next Special Envoy for Syria. He succeeds Italian-Swedish envoy Staffan de Mistura. He is currently Norway’s ambassador to China. At the UN, Mr Pedersen served as the Special Coordinator for Lebanon between 2007 and 2008.

Couple honoured with ‘Roy M Huffington Award’

Couple honoured with ‘Roy M Huffington Award’ Marie and Vijay Goradia received the ‘Roy M Huffington Award’ for 2018 in the US. They were awarded for making significant contributions to the areas of literacy, education and healthcare in India. The Huffington Award is the highest honour granted by the Asia Society Texas Centre (ASTC). Vijay Goradia […]

‘Olu’ to be the opening film at 49th IFFI

‘Olu’ to be the opening film at 49th IFFI Malayalam film Olu will be the opening film at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). This was decided by the jury for the Indian Panorama. The IFFI will be held at Goa from 20th November – 28th November 2018. The Feature Film Jury of thirteen […]

Pankaj Advani won Asian Snooker Tour title

Pankaj Advani won Asian Snooker Tour title Pankaj Advani won the Asian Snooker Tour on 31 October 2018 in Jinan, China. He defeated China’s Ju Reti 6-1 in the final. He became the first Indian to win an Asian Snooker Tour event. The Government of India has awarded him Padma Bhushan in 2018.

‘SMiLE Virtual Tour Guide’ launched in Kerala

‘SMiLE Virtual Tour Guide’ launched in Kerala The Kerala Tourism Department has launched  ‘SMiLE Virtual Tour Guide’ . A ‘SMiLE Virtual Tour Guide’ links tourists with their places of attraction and providers of experiential services. The ‘SMiLE’ guide renders information on 40 Malabar attractions. It has been conceived and executed by Bekal Resorts Development Corporation (BRDC).

Axis Sec launched commodity derivatives

Axis Sec launched commodity derivatives Axis Securities has launched trading in commodity derivatives with the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) on 31 October 2018. In August 2018, it had launched trading in commodity derivatives with the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX). Arun Thukral is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Axis Securities.

Arunachal to host ‘Rally Championships’

Arunachal to host ‘Rally Championships’ The third round of the Indian National Rally Championships, the country’s premier motorsports event, will be held in Arunachal Pradesh. The event will be organised from 2 November 2018 to 4 November 2018. The rally that is being hosted by the Motorsports Club of Arunachal Pradesh. The rally teams from major […]

Agreement b/w India & Morocco approved

Agreement b/w India & Morocco approved The Union Cabinet approved the Agreement between India and Morocco on 1 November 2018. The Agreement will provide a broad legal framework for bilateral cooperation between India and Morocco in investigation and prosecution of crime. It aims to increase effectiveness in investigation and prosecution of crime, and in providing […]

TATA steel is the partner for hockey world cup

TATA steel is the partner for hockey world cup Steel manufacturing giant Tata Steel was named as an official partner for the 2018 Men’s hockey World Cup on 29 October 2018. The hockey world cup will be held here from 28 November 2018 to 16 December 2018 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Tata Steel is the 10th-largest […]

MoU b/w India & South Korea approved

MoU b/w India & South Korea approved The Cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Korea on 1 November 2018. The main objective of the MoU is to expand bilateral cooperation in tourism and to increase the exchange of information and data related to the sector. Korea is […]

MHA approves ‘Safe City Project’ for Lucknow

MHA approves ‘Safe City Project’ for Lucknow The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) approved a ‘Safe City project’ for Lucknow at a total cost of Rs.194.44 crore under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme. The Safe city proposal for Lucknow will be implemented by Uttar Pradesh Police, assisted by the Municipal bodies and city transport authorities. The […]

Chandrababu Naidu announced the Rayalaseema Steel Plant will be launched

Chandrababu Naidu announced the Rayalaseema Steel Plant will be launched Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu announced that the‘Rayalaseema Steel Plant,’in Kadapa district will be launched within a month if the BJP-led NDA government failed to act. At the seventh edition of ‘Dharma Porata Deeksha,’ the Telugu Desam Party’s flagship campaign aimed at exposing the Centre’s alleged injustice to Andhra Pradesh, […]

India invited Italy to invest in defence sector

India invited Italy to invest in defence sector India invited Italy to participate in the defence sector under the “Make in India” scheme. The invitation also included an agreement to counter terrorist financing and state sponsors of terrorism. This latest announcement was the first time when the two countries have agreed on joint defence production since the Augusta […]

US plans to cancel birthright citizenship

US plans to cancel birthright citizenship President Donald Trump announced his plans to sign an executive order to end the birthright citizenship provision. It is by no means clear that the President has the legal authority to effect such a broad legal change through an executive order. Birthright Citizenship of US: ♦ A person is a […]

DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh laid foundation stone of Technology Facility Center at Jorhat, Assam

DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh laid foundation stone of Technology Facility Center at Jorhat, Assam Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh laid the foundation stone of new Science Centre, the “Technology Facility Centre” (TFC) in Jorhat, Assam. For setting up the new Science Centre, the Ministry of Development […]

Indias largest Dry Dock at Cochin Shipyard

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari & Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan laid foundation for Indias largest Dry Dock at Cochin Shipyard  The new Dry Dock is being constructed at a cost of Rs 1799 Crore and is expected to be completed by May 2021. It will be 310m long, 75 m wide, with a depth of 13 m and […]

Gandhian Thoughts and Sanitation seminar organized in Wardha, Maharashtra

Gandhian Thoughts and Sanitation seminar organized in Wardha, Maharashtra Gandhian Thoughts and Sanitation” was organized by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in Wardha district, Maharashtra. The seminar was focused on the Gandhian ideology on sanitation and its implementation through Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Unveils World’s Tallest Statue Measuring 600feet In Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Unveils World’s Tallest Statue Measuring 600feet In Gujarat  Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s memorial on the leader’s 143rd birth anniversary in Gujarat’s Narmada district called the Statue of Unity, the bronze sculpture is the world’s tallest statue measuring 600 feet (182m) and overshadows China’s Spring Temple Buddha (153m) and USA’s Statue of […]

Fifth National Summit on Good and Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care System in Kaziranga in Assam

Fifth National Summit on Good and Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care System in Kaziranga in Assam  The summit will be held for 3 days. The main objective of the summit is to share and learn the good practices implemented by several states and organizations to improve the health sector.

Worlds first sovereign Blue Bond launched by Seychelles, assisted by West Bengal

Worlds first sovereign Blue Bond launched by Seychelles, assisted by West Bengal Republic of Seychelles launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond worth US$15 million to finance sustainable marine and fisheries projects. The bond was announced at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali by the Vice-President of the Republic of Seychelles, Vincent Meriton. Seychelles is the first […]

Elina Svitolina won WTA Finals in Singapore

Elina Svitolina won WTA Finals in Singapore She defeated Romania’s Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 and won the season-ending WTA Finals. This is the biggest title in Elina Svitolina career.

World Savings Day or World Thrift day is observed as October 31

World Savings Day or World Thrift day is observed as October 31 On October 31, 1924, World Savings Day or World Thrift day, was established during the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) in Milano, Italy. In India due to the death of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984, this […]

Malala Yousafzai to be honoured by Harvard University for her work promoting girls education

Malala Yousafzai to be honoured by Harvard University for her work promoting girls education Malala Yousafzai will be honored by Harvard University for her work promoting girls’ education. Harvard’s Kennedy School stated that Yousafzai will be conferred with the 2018 Gleitsman Award at a ceremony on 6th December. The Gleitsman Award provides 125,000 US dollars for activism that […]

NASA probe gets closest to the sun

NASA probe gets closest to the sun The U.S. space agency announced NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, mankind’s first mission to ‘touch’ the sun, has set a new record for closest approach to the sun by a human-made object, Parker Solar Probe. The probe launched on August 12, is on an unprecedented seven-year-long journey to unlock the mysteries of the […]

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity or Sardar Patel’s statue, the world’s largest statue, on the statesman’s 143rd birth anniversary in Gujarat. The statue has been dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, fondly known as the Iron Man of India. The statue stands in the midst of the Narmada River, on the islet […]