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  • India Foreign Minister Jaishankar in Bhutan on his 1st bilateral visit

    June 8, 2019
    External Affairs Minister of India, S Jaishankar reached Bhutan on June 7 on a two-day visit. This is his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the Foreign ministry. During his visit, the two countries discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including the upcoming high-level exchanges, economic development and hydro-power cooperation. About Bhutan: Capital: Thimphu Currency: Bhutanese Ngultrum King of Bhutan: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Prime Minister: Lotay Tshering

    Bank of Baroda declared Dighi Port chairman Vijay Kalantri as 'wilful defaulter'

    June 8, 2019
    Bank of Baroda (BoB) has declared Dighi Port chairman and managing director Vijay Goverdhandas Kalantri and his son Vishal Kalantri as wilful defaulters for owing close to Rs 3,334 crore to a consortium of 16 banks in the country that include BoB, while Bank of India is the lead lender. Vijay Kalantri-owned Balaji Infra has 51.01 percent stake in Dighi Port, while Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) holds 39.37 percent stake in the company. In May 2019, a bankruptcy... Read More
    Category: Persons

    PM Modi reconstituted NITI Aayog

    June 8, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the reconstitution of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. Rajiv Kumar has been retained as the Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog. Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah has been appointed as one of the ex-officio members of the NITI Aayog, along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. VK Saraswat, Ramesh Chand and VK Paul will continue as... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Govt underpaid food subsidy bill by Rs 69,394 crore in Fiscal Year 2019

    June 8, 2019
    The central government underpaid the food subsidy bill to Food Corporation of India (FCI) by Rs 69,394 crore during the year 2018-19. According to the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), central govt. paid only 74% of the total major subsidies during 2018-19 in comparison to the 83 percent payment made in 2017-18. As a percentage of the budget estimate, govt. paid only 59% of food subsidies in FY19. About FCI: Established in: 1964 Main Role: To procure food directly from farmers at the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India to buy 100 more SPICE bombs, signed Rs 300 crore deal with Israel

    June 8, 2019
    The Indian Air Force signed a deal with Israel to buy more than 100 SPICE  2000 bombs, worth around Rs 300 crore. SPICE bombs were used by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to attack the madrasa of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot, Pakistan, on February 26, in response to the terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama which resulted in the martyrdom of 40 CRPF personnel. About SPICE bomb: Standoff range: 60 kilometres Manufacturer: Israeli defence firm Rafael Advanced Defence Systems About... Read More

    Justice Prashant Kumar appointed as Acting CJ Of Jharkhand HC

    June 8, 2019
    Centre notified the appointment of Justice Prashant Kumar as the Acting Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court with effect from the date present Acting Chief Justice D N Patel relinquishes charge following his appointment as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court.
    Former Chief Justice Aniruddha Bose was appointed as Supreme Court judge on May 22.
    Justice Patel appointed as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in the vacancy due to the retirement of former CJ Rajendra Menon. He... Read More

    Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel Takes Oath As New CJI Of Delhi High Court

    June 8, 2019
    Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel sworn in as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
    Lt Governor Anil Baijal administered the oath of office to Justice Patel at a function held at Raj Niwas. Earlier, Justice Patel was posted at the Jharkhand High Court.
    Supreme Court Collegium recommended his name for the appointment as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court About Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel  Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel is an Indian Judge.
    He is Chief Justice... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Arunachal Pradesh: New species of dung beetle found in Tawang

    June 8, 2019
    A new species of dung beetle discovered in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang district. The new discovery named ‘Enoplotrupes tawangensis’ is a 27-mm-long insect, relatively bigger than most dung beetles. The shining dark blue insect was first examined by two scientists from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) -- Kailash Chandra and Devanshu Gupta.
    Czech scientist David Král confirmed that he found a similar specimen from Bhutan which borders the frontier state. Dung... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Google Maps launches features for real-time updates on public transports in India

    June 8, 2019
    Google tech Behemoth invented three new features- bus travel times from live traffic in 10 of the largest cities in India The live train status for Indian Railways trains, and mixed-mode commute suggestions that now combine auto-rickshaw and public transport. The travel plan of Indian users are predicted by transit time while traveling on buses. Google map enable users to know how long a bus trip will take when factoring in live traffic conditions This feature launched in 10 cities namely... Read More

    FIFA vice president Ahmad Ahmad arrested in France

    June 8, 2019
    Jeune Afrique, the 59-year-old arrested at his hotel in Paris where global chiefs have gathered this week for FIFA's annual congress and the start of the Women's World Cup. Former sports minister and current senator in Madagascar, Ahmad was elected president of the Confederation of African Football in 2017 His time in charge of the Egyptian-based organisation is subject of a FIFA ethics committee investigation. He is related to bribery allegations linked to the 2017 switch CAF made... Read More

    BSF officer appointed as head of its Tekanpur-based academy

    June 8, 2019
    Border Security Force (BSF) appointed as the head of its Tekanpur-based academy, the alma mater of the officers of the country's largest frontier-guarding force. S S Chahar took over the charge of the academy's director -- an Additional Director General (ADG) rank -- a senior official said. He is the 13th officer of the cadre to have been elevated to the second top post in the organisation in the history of over 50 years. He served on both the western and eastern frontiers of the... Read More
    Category: Defence

    World Oceans Day is celebrated on 8th June

    June 8, 2019
    World Oceans Day is celebrated on 8th June every year. The day was declared in 2008. June 8 was marked as it marks the day when it was first proposed in 1992 by Canada's International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) at the Earth Summit, UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The Conference supported the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Researchers found 2 childrens milk teeth in north eastern Siberia

    June 8, 2019
    Researchers found two children's milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in northeastern Siberia. This discovery has revealed a previously unknown group of people who lived there during the last Ice Age. The group of people have been named as the Ancient North Siberians and described their existence as a significant part of human history. Researchers said that this population does not appear to be the direct ancestor of Native Americans. The DNA was recovered from the only... Read More

    CM Yogi Adityanath unveiled a 7 foot tall statue of Lord Rama at the Shodh Sansthan museum

    June 8, 2019
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath unveiled a 7-foot tall statue of Lord Rama at the Shodh Sansthan museum in Ayodhya on 7 June. Adityanath will also inaugurate the event to celebrate Mahant Nritya Gopal Das.
    Ram Statue: The statue is made out of a single rosewood block statue which was from Karnataka for Rs.35 lakh from Karnataka. The statue will depict Kodamb Ram, one of the five avatars of Lord Ram. Kodamb Ram is worshipped in the south. The statue depicts the stage of... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

    India to enhance its commitment to Sri Lanka

    June 8, 2019
    India’s foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale said that India will enhance its commitment to Sri Lanka in the wake of the recent bomb attacks on churches and hotels that killed more than 250. The announcement is made ahead of the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka on June 8. The PM will be visiting the Maldives also. This will be his first foreign trip since winning a second term in power. Sri Lanka: President: Maithripala Sirisena Prime... Read More

    Trump threatened to increase tariffs on at least another USD 300 billion worth goods

    June 8, 2019
    US President Donald Trump has threatened that the US would hit China with tariffs on at least another $300 billion worth of Chinese goods.
    While Trump on 6 June said that talks with China were ongoing, no face-to-face meetings have been held since May 10.
    On May 10, the US sharply increased tariffs on a $200 billion list of Chinese goods to 25% for which Beijing retaliated. Tensions between the two countries have risen sharply since talks aimed at ending a festering trade war broke... Read More
    Category: International

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