‘Save Ganga’ crusader Agarwal dead

‘Save Ganga’ crusader Agarwal dead GD Agarwal who devoted his life to the cause of saving river Ganga, died on 11 October 2018. Agarwal was on a fast-unto-death for the last 111 days. He was a former professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur. In 2012, he formally renounced the world and adopted […]

Tushar Mehta appointed as Solicitor General Of India

Tushar Mehta appointed as Solicitor General Of India He will assume the office of the Solicitor General till June 30, 2020. Presently, Mehta is serving as the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India. Solicitor General is the second highest ranking law officer of the government after the Attorney General.

entre approves Land pooling policy of Delhi

entre approves Land pooling policy of Delhi The Centre approved Delhi’s land pooling policy. The policy has already been approved by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). Hardeep Puri, Minister of the Housing and Urban Affairs, said no major changes were made to the policy. The land pooling policy covers any urbanisable area of urban extensions in 95 villages. […]

International Olympics Committee picks Senegal as first African Host for Youth Olympics

International Olympics Committee picks Senegal as first African Host for Youth Olympics International Olympics Committee (IOC) picked its first African host of any Olympics, formally awarding the 2022 Youth Games to Senegal. Senegal will host the youth games in three places: Dakar; a new city of Diamniadio, close to the capital; and the coastal resort of […]

Rahul Aware was awarded the Best Sportsperson of the Year by SJAM

Rahul Aware was awarded the Best Sportsperson of the Year by SJAM Wrestler Rahul Aware, the Commonwealth Games gold medallist, was awarded the Best Sportsperson of the Yearaward at the annual Sports Journalists’ Association of Mumbai (SJAM) award function. The awards function was sponsored by Star Sports. Other awardees of SJAM are listed below:  Awards Name Sportsman of the […]

Pravin Srivastava appointed as India’s 3rd Chief Statistician

Pravin Srivastava appointed as India’s 3rd Chief Statistician  A senior officer with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), as the Chief Statistician of India (CSI). Srivastava’s tenure will be till August 31, 2020.

WPI inflation rises to 5.13% in September

WPI inflation rises to 5.13% in September Wholesale inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) stood at 5.13% in September 2018 as compared to 4.53% in August 2018. WPI increased mainly due to the rise in the cost of petrol and diesel. Food articles witnessed hardening of prices with deflation at 0.21% in September as against […]

India men, women hockey teams won silver medal

India men, women hockey teams won silver medal India men’s and women’s team won silver medals each in the Hockey competition at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Men’s hockey team was defeated by Malaysia and Women’s hockey team was defeated by Argentina. India are 10th in the medals tally with Russia leading the […]

Sharad Kumar won gold in mens high jump in Asian Para Games

Sharad Kumar won gold in mens high jump in Asian Para Games Indian para high jumper Sharad Kumar won gold in men’s high jump T42/63 category. This is his second successive gold in the Asian Para Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Silver was claimed by Varun Bhati (1.82m), Rio Paralympic bronze-medallist, and bronze by Thangavelu Mariyappan (1.67m), Rio gold-medallist. The F46 category of disability covers […]

Pakistans anti graft body summoned U.S. envoy

Pakistans anti graft body summoned U.S. envoy  Pakistan’s anti-graft bodyhas summoned Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, the country’s envoy to the US, for bribing a top government official. Ali Jahangir Siddiqui allegedly bribed a top government official by paying Rs.15 crore to get the diplomatic post. Ambassador Siddiqui has been issued a notice to appear before the National Accountability Bureau(NAB), […]