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  • JNU to confer alumni award to Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and S Jaishankar

    June 13, 2019
    Executive Council of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) planned to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar with the 'Distinguished Alumni Award' on the third convocation of the university The function is to be held in the month of August. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman studied in the School of Social Sciences and the School of International Studies of the university for her MA and M Phil degrees respectively. Minister of External... Read More

    International Albinism Awareness Day 2019 is observed on 13 June

    June 13, 2019
    International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) is celebrated on June 13 every year. The day aims to celebrate the human rights of persons with albinism worldwide. 2019 Theme: The theme for 2019 for the day is Still Standing Strong. The theme aims to recognize, celebrate and stand in solidarity with albinism patients around the globe. It is a call for solidarity. Day institution: In mid 2000s there was a rising number of violent attacks on and murders of persons with albinism in Tanzania.... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Scientists has discovered a new frog species in the Northeast

    June 13, 2019
    Scientists from Delhi University and Wildlife Institute of India in collaboration with researchers from Indonesia and the USA has discovered a new frog species in the Northeast.
    Appearance: The frog is reddish brown in colour. It has prominent dark streaks and ash grey mottling on the lateral sides. Web is absent on its feet. Microhylid genus: The frog has been named Micryletta aishani. It belongs to the Microhylid genus. The first known species of the genus was found in... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Study says every individual ingest 5g of microscopic plastic particles every week

    June 13, 2019
    Researchers said that the people could be ingesting 5g of microscopic plastic particles every week.  Microplastics are tiny plasstics pieces ranging from 5 millimetres down to 100 nanometres in diameter.
    Microplastics in food: Microplastics enter our body through marine source, non-marine source and sometimes indoor dust. The consumption happens mostly from tap and bottled water, nearly invisible bits of polymer were also found in canned fish, shellfish, beer and... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Indian girl honoured in UAE for Green efforts

    June 13, 2019
    Eight-year-old Indian expat student collected nearly 15,000 kg of paper waste. Dubai is part of Emirates Environmental Group's nationwide recycling campaign.
    Ms. Tony was honored with Eco Champions of Recycling award for her efforts in keeping the environment clean by collecting paper waste. Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) reduce the level of projected carbon emissions by at least 73,393 metric tonnes.
    Eco-friendly drive three categories - corporations, academic institutions... Read More

    Central government extended the Rs 1.6 Billion aid to Nepal for Rebuilding Earthquake-hit Houses

    June 13, 2019
    Financial aid of 1.6 billion Nepalese rupees to Nepal to help 50,000 people in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts rebuild their houses damaged in the devastating earthquake in 2015. India’s ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over the cheque to Finance Secretary of Nepal Rajan Khanal for the purpose of reconstruction work. India granted Nepal a total of Rs 4.5 billion Nepalese rupees under the housing reconstruction projects.
    India is partnering with the United Nations... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    NTA to conduct IGNOU entrance exam for MBA and BEd courses for Jan 2020 admission

    June 13, 2019
    Entrance examinations of IGNOU's MBA (OPENMAT) and B.Ed programmes are conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) across 100 cities across India.
    NTA conducting Computer Based Entrance Test for higher educational institutions. Candidates who seek for admission and recruitment purposes Test will be conducted in an efficient, transparent manner. It is Computer Based Entrance Test for IGNOU done by JNU University. The decision because of the agency's expertise in holding... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Amasebailu Becomes First 100% Solar Powered Village in Karnataka

    June 13, 2019
    Amasebailu, a small village situated on the left bank of Haldi river in Udupi. It is the first village in Karnataka to have 100% solar-powered houses.
    The dream of the three-year-long project. The closing ceremony of the project was organized on June 9. The demand for decentralized small scale energy projects instead of centralized mega-projects is increasing due to growing environmental concerns.
    It is tagged as a Solar Gram Panchayat with about 1858 houses illuminated with solar... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    IRSDC signed a Tripartite Agreement with SNCF and AFD

    June 13, 2019
    French development agency, AFD gave €700,000 to French Railways, SNCF to provide technical know-how to the Indian Railway Station Development. This agency to provide finance up to €7,00,000, through French National Railways (SNCF)-Hubs and Connexions to support the Railway Station Development Programme in India. IRSDC entered into a tripartite agreement with SNCF and AFD. The agreement provides in-kind grant financing up to EUR 7,00,000, through SNCF-hubs and connexions  It is... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    The Union Cabinet approved an extension of Presidents rule in Jammu and Kashmir

    June 13, 2019
    The Union Cabinet approved an extension of President's rule in Jammu and Kashmir for six more months beginning July 3. The central rule has been continuing in Jammu and Kashmir since June 20, 2018. After the approval of the Union Cabinet, the President Ram Nath Kovind will sign the proclamation for imposition of President's rule in the state.  The President's rule which was imposed in J&K on 20 December, 2018 expires on July 2. The Governor of J&K Satypal Malik has... Read More

    IDBI Bank reduced its MCLR by 5-10 basis points to 8.95 percent

    June 13, 2019
    Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)-owned IDBI Bank reduced its Marginal Cost of funds based Lending Rate (MCLR) by 5-10 basis points to 8.95% across various tenors with immediate effect on June 12. Against one-year MCLR most of the customer loans such as auto, personal and home loans are priced. Other Banks: The state-run Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) reduced its one year MCLR by 5 basis points to 8.70% on June 10. Also, Bank of Maharashtra has reduced its MCLR for one-year tenor... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    India ranked 113 out of 176 countries in End of Childhood Index

    June 13, 2019
    According to the 3rd End of Childhood Index Global Childhood Report 2019, India ranked 113 in 176 countries with 769 scores out of 1000.
    The Index released on May 28, 2019, by 'Save the Children', a United Kingdom (13K) based non-profit organization which works for child rights. The countries are decided on 8 parameters namely child mortality, malnutrition, lack of education, child labor, early marriage, adolescent birth, displacement by conflict and child homicide. Scores were... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    RBI sets up 6 member panel to examine the ATM charges and fees

    June 13, 2019
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a high-level six-member committee under IBA Chief Executive V G Kannan. The committee will examine ATM charges and fees by banks amid demands for reviewing the levies. There have been persistent demands to change automated teller machines (ATM) charges and fees as its uses are growing significantly. Panel Members: Head of the Panel: IBA Chief Executive V G Kannan The members are Dilip Asbe (CEO, NPCI), Giri Kumar Nair (CGM, SBI), S Sampath Kumar... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    The Union Cabinet approved two Medical Bills that was lapsed in the 16th Lok Sabha session

    June 13, 2019
    The Union Cabinet approved the two Medical Bills, Indian Medical Council (Amendment Bill), 2019, and the Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment Bill), 2019. Both the bills had lapsed in the 16th Lok Sabha session.
    The Bills are to be reintroduced in the upcoming Parliament session.
    Indian Medical Council (Amendment Bill), 2019: The Bill is aimed at bringing in accountability, transparency, and quality in the governance of medical education in the country. The bill will also provide... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Arjun Munda Tribal Affairs Minister launched the e-governance initiatives for ST Welfare schemes

    June 13, 2019
    Shri Arjun Munda Tribal Affairs launched the “e-governance initiatives for ST Welfare schemes”  It is organized by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs These e-governance initiatives serve their purpose of the betterment of tribal communities across the nation. Ministry of Tribal Affairs officials to prepare a Databank of the previous beneficiaries of the schemes of the ministry on a priority basis. He emphasized... Read More

    DRDO successfully tested the indigenously developed HSTDV along with several technologies

    June 13, 2019
    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted the maiden test of an indigenously developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) along with several technologies on 12 June.
    The HSTDV missile was successfully launched from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. The missile was tracked by various radars, telemetry stations and electro optical tracking sensors through its course.
    It HSTDV being developed by DRDO with assistance from Israel and the... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Japan To Invest Rs 13,000 crores In Northeast India

    June 13, 2019
    The Government of Japan planned to invest an amount of 205.784 billion Yen equal to Rs 13000 crores to complete new projects in different states of India's North- Eastern region.
    This decision is disclosed after a meeting held with Minister Jitendra Singh with Japanese delegation led by Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu. The important topics where Japan collaborates include Guwahati Water Supply Project and Guwahati Sewage Project in Assam, Northeast Road Network  The main project... Read More
    Category: International

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