Current Affairs Today
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 the lithium-ion battery sector to develop cell chemistries to meet Indian applications.
The firm recently entered into an MOU with... Read More
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 June after they were arrested by the economic offences wing of Pune Police following allegations of violation of norms while extending loans to real... Read More
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 to the enrolment of women. To this, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba confirmed that enrolment of women in the sailor rank was one of the agendas of the conference.
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 forests and wildlife in the State for the next 20 years in a sustainable manner.
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.
China 69 bt Korea 51
Japan 90 bt Australia 77
Fifth place: New Zealand 75 bt Chinese Taipei 47
India 83 bt Hong Kong 38
Kazakhstan 76 bt Syria 56
Fifth... Read More
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 regulations and growing public health concerns about synthetic repellents and insecticides like DEET have sparked interest... Read More
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 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
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 of 65.
With this appointment, the strength of the Supreme Court rose to 28.
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 deaths annually.
According to WHO, household air pollution is a leading killer in poor rural and urban homes.
‘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 mid-nineteenth century.
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 to study the protoplanet Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres, missed scheduled communications sessions with NASA’s Deep Space Network on October 31 and November 1. The... Read More
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.
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 Partnership, India and South Asia, Facebook.
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.
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 the average of the three becomes the final rate.
Under the MSP scheme we are paying Rs 1000 per 20 kg and had it been the Bhavantar yojana it would have been by my reckoning Rs 100 to 250 less than this.
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 Ticketing shall promote 3C’s- Cashless transactions, Contactless ticketing, and Customer convenience.
Seamless booking of unreserved tickets all over Indian... Read More