Year: 2019

First ever High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation (HLD-IPC) held in Jakarta, Indonesia

First ever High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation (HLD-IPC) held in Jakarta, Indonesia The Government of Indonesia hosted the first ever High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation (HLD-IPC) in its capital city Jakarta. The theme of the HLD was “Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous, and Inclusive Region”.  It was inaugurated by Indonesia’s Vice President Jusuf Kalla. The representatives […]

India’s deepest shaft cave discovered in Meghalaya

India’s deepest shaft cave discovered in Meghalaya India’s deepest shaft cave Krem Um Ladaw has been discovered in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district during the annual ‘Caving in the Abode of the Clouds Expedition’. The cave has a 105 m deep shaft entrance passage. This comes a year after the world’s longest sandstone cave Krem Puri was discovered in Meghalaya. With […]

ADB to invest USD 50 million in Avaada Energy for expansion of solar projects in India

ADB to invest USD 50 million in Avaada Energy for expansion of solar projects in India The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest $50 million in Indian renewable energy independent power producer Avaada Energy Private Limited, to expand its solar energy generation capacity in India. Avaada is a developer of utility-scale, rooftop, and off-grid solar projects. According to the ADB, […]

BJP releases list of candidates for Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh assembly polls

BJP releases list of candidates for Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh assembly polls Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi again, while BJP President Amit Shah will fight from Gandhinagar in Gujarat.  Senior party leader and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh will fight from his sitting Lucknow seat, Nitin Gadkari from Nagpur and Col. Rajyavardhan […]

CBSE launches app Shiksha Vani

CBSE launches app Shiksha Vani Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) launched its podcast app, ‘Shiksha Vani’. It will be used to send out major announcements made by the board and is expected to be the quickest way to information. The first official circular on the app confirmed the beginning of the evaluation process of the […]

Jagmeet Singh made history in the House of Commons

Jagmeet Singh made history in the House of Commons Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh made history in the House of Commons, a component of Canada’s Parliament, as the first non-white leader of a major opposition party in the country. Singh, 40, the leader of the New Democratic Party, was elected in federal by-elections held on February 25. Singh’s first words as […]

Abu Dhabi signed to host T10 League for next five years

Abu Dhabi signed to host T10 League for next five years Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, will be the new home of T10 cricket for the next five years, starting with the 2019 season. The first match of the T10 League 2019 will be held on October 23. In Cricket, there are two short formats so far, that is, […]

World Water Day is celebrated on 22nd March

World Water Day is celebrated on 22nd March The World Water Day designated by the United Nations is celebrated on 22nd March every year. The first World Water Day was commemorated in 1993. The theme for World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind’. This is an adaptation of the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, […]

World Down Syndrome Day observed on March 21

World Down Syndrome Day observed on March 21 Recognizing the need to support people suffering from Down Syndrome, the WHO (world Health Organization) on 20th December 2007, recognized March 21st as ‘World Down Syndrome Day’. Following the decision of WHO, the United Nations General Assembly also designated the same date as “World Down Syndrome Day” on 19th December 2011. Since […]

Indias to fight hypothermia, Bracelets from Bengaluru saving babies in Papua New Guinea

Indias to fight hypothermia, Bracelets from Bengaluru saving babies in Papua New Guinea 22 March 2019 Current Affairs: Bempu is made in India Hypothermia alert device and the Bempu was invented in 2016 by Bengaluru-based Ratul Narain, who is an alumnus of Stanford University. Currently, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is using the device extensively in […]