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  • Infosys partners with Qualcomm to offer smart cities solutions

    468 days ago
    Software major Infosys partnered with the US-based chipmaker Qualcomm to offer smart cities solutions through Qualcomm's accelerator program. The partnership will provide solutions for smart stadiums, smart venues, and smart event management. Highlights: ♦ The Accelerator program will connect cities, municipalities, state-run agencies,... Read More

    NDFB outfit disbanded itself

    468 days ago
    The National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) has disbanded itself at two different locations in the last 24 hours. This was done as per the clause in the memorandum of settlement (MOS) signed by NDFB's four factions and other Bodo stakeholders with the government on 27 January. Bodo Accord: GoI signed an accord with the NDFB on 27 January... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    SBI announced rate cuts on FD

    468 days ago
    State Bank of India (SBI) has announced a rate cut of the fixed deposit rates across multiple tenors for general customers and senior citizens. It has reduced a rate cut up to 50 basis points (bps) in some tenors, and for some tenors, it has announced a reduction of 10 bps. Highlights: ♦ The new rates were made effective from 10 March. ♦... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Eleventh Bengaluru INDIA Nano conference and exhibition held at Bengaluru

    468 days ago
    Eleventh Bengaluru INDIA Nano conference and exhibition showcased technologies and products developed by academia and companies in nanotechnology. Organized by: The three-day event was organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of Karnataka, and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), in association... Read More

    GoI approved industrial licenses to 15 companies to manufacture Bullet Proof Jackets

    468 days ago
    Government-issued industrial licenses to 15 companies to manufacture Bullet Proof Jackets (BPJs) on 11 March. The announcement was made by Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh. Highlights: ♦ The 15 companies for manufacturing Bullet Proof Jackets have the production capacity in the country of over 10 Lakh per annum to meet the domestic and export... Read More

    ARI developed ARI-516, a hybrid variety of grapes

    468 days ago
    Scientists from the Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) have developed a hybrid variety of grapes, ARI-516. It is resistant to fungal diseases, high yielding, and has excellent juice quality. Highlights: ♦ ARI-516 was developed by interbreeding of two species from the same genus Catawba variety of Vitis labrusca and Beauty seedless variety of... Read More

    Indo-Thai workshop on stellar variability and star formation was held at ARIES

    468 days ago
    Indo-Thai workshop on stellar variability & star formation was held at ARIES, Nainital, Uttarakhand. The one-day workshop was organized by Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Department of Science and Technology (DST), that functions under the Ministry of Science & Technology. Aim: The workshop aimed to strengthen... Read More

    Jobs provided under scheme of compassionate appointment

    468 days ago
    The family members of the personnel of paramilitary forces killed in the line of duty were offered jobs under the scheme of compassionate appointment. The announcement was made by Shri Nityanand Rai, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs. Scheme of compassionate appointment: The Compassionate appointment Scheme aims to grant appointment... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    CRPF instituted Shakti Award

    468 days ago
    The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has instituted a special 'Shakti Award.' It will be annually presented to chosen personnel who works for the empowerment of women. Shakti Award: ♦ The award was announced on International Women's Day on 8 March. The award will be conferred every year on 19 March, the CRPF Raising Day. ♦... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Worlds only female white Giraffe and calf killed by Poachers

    468 days ago
    Conservationist stated that Kenya's only female white Giraffe and her calf had been killed by poachers. White giraffes are rare animals that aren't found anywhere else in the world. Now, only one white Giraffe, a lone male borne by the same slaughtered female, is alive. White Giraffe: White Giraffe is leucistic and not albino. The white... Read More

    UNSC passes resolution to endorse US Taliban peace agreement

    468 days ago
    United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a United States' resolution that supports a recent deal between the US and the Afghan Taliban, which is a rare endorsement of an agreement with a militant group. The US military has started to withdraw its troops per the agreement signed in the 29 February pact with the Taliban. Highlights: ♦... Read More
    Category: International

    Centre approved for the construction of Delhi-Baghpat highway

    468 days ago
    Centre approved the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to construct the first phase of a new highway at a distance of almost 170km. The highway will connect east Delhi's Akshardham to Uttarakhand's Dehradun. Delhi-Baghpat highway: ♦ The proposed new highway is expected to reduce travel time between Delhi and Dehradun by at... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    London patient becomes the second person to be ever cured of HIV

    468 days ago
    The journal The Lancet HIV reported that Adam Castillejo, London, has become the second person to be ever cured of HIV. He was previously known as "London patient." The 40-year-old was first diagnosed with HIV in 2003. He underwent a special bone-marrow transplant. After that, he had been free from HIV for 18 months. After 12 months, now,... Read More

    Amit Panghal, Lovlina Borgohain won bronze medal in the Asian Boxing Olympic qualifiers

    468 days ago
    Boxers Amit Panghal and Lovlina Borgohain won the bronze medal in the Asian Boxing Olympic qualifiers held in Amman, Jordan. Both the boxers had already claimed their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Borgohain secured 0-5 and lost to China's Hong Gu in the 69kg weight category. Pangal was defeated by China's Jianguan Hu in the 52 kg category. Other... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Mahim Verma is to resign as BCCI vice president

    468 days ago
    The current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice president Mahim Verma is to resign from his post. The announcement comes after his win in the election for the post of secretary at the Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU). Mr. Verma was appointed as BCCI's vice president in 2019. He filed his nominations for the elections at the... Read More

    India used Anti-HIV drugs to treat COVID-19 for the first time

    468 days ago
    India, for the first time, used a combination of two drugs, namely lopinavir and ritonavir was administered on an elderly Italian couple undergoing treatment at a Jaipur hospital for Covid-19. The two drugs are widely used for controlling HIV infection. Highlights: ♦ Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the "restricted use"... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    UNCTAD stated that FDI inflows dropped by 15 percent due to CoronaVirus outbreak

    468 days ago
    The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has issued a warning that global foreign direct investment (FDI) could drop by up to 15% on previous estimates due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Reports: ♦ The downward pressure on FDI will be -5% to -15%, as compared to previous forecasts that projects marginal growth in the FDI trend for... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    PV Sindhu was awarded the 2019 BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year

    468 days ago
    Top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2019. The award ceremony was hosted by BBC Director-General Tony Hall. Also, Veteran athlete PT Usha was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. She was awarded for her contribution to Indian sports and for inspiring generations of players. PV Sindhu: PV Sindhu became the... Read More
    Category: Sports

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