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  • Scientists introduce colour changing smart skin

    September 13, 2019
    Scientists in the field of photonic crystals have created a flexible smart skin that can change colour like a chameleon. The colour will change in response to the environment without changing shape.
    Colour changing smart skin: The smart skin is fragile and buckles after being exposed to varying temperatures. The researchers created it by studying time-lapse videos of chameleons' phase-shifting skin. This is achieved by embedding photonic crystal arrays into flexible,... Read More


    State Bank of India revises service charges for deposits and withdrawals from October

    September 13, 2019
    State Bank of India or SBI on its website regarding revision of service charges with effect from 1st October. The bank allows free transactions to its customers at ATMs for 8-10 times in a month. The mandated number of free transactions, SBI charges a certain amount to its customers. Effective 1st October. SBI will also charge for transaction decline due to insufficient balance and cardless cash withdrawal at ATMs. The main things to know about SBI ATM withdrawal charges: Regular savings bank... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Ministry of Commerce to introduce a scheme for easier export credit

    September 13, 2019
    Ministry of Commerce and Industry is to introduce a scheme to augment the availability of export credit. The scheme will be at affordable terms and sufficient volume. The scheme will include forex credit. The centre is currently speculating to achieve the target of growing the economy to the $5 trillion level. Aim: The aim will lead to rate dropping to the sub-4% category. It will ease the availability of export credit, especially for small businesses. The Ministry aims to make more export... Read More
    Category: Schemes

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    Google Doodle Celebrates 166th Birthday Of Hans Christian Gram

    September 13, 2019
    Google is celebrating the 166th birth anniversary of microbiologist Hans Christian Joachim Gram with a doodle. Gram was born on September 13, 1853, in Denmark’s Copenhagen. Gram is best known for pioneering the method of the Gram stain to identify bacteria. The Danish microbiologist earned an M.D. from the University of Copenhagen in 1878. He then traveled through Europe between 1883 to 1885 studying pharmacology and bacteriology. History It was in 1884, while working in the lab of... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy


    ISRO and SpaceIL to exchange notes on the lunar mission

    September 13, 2019
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it is to exchange notes with Israel’s private space center, SpaceIL. In February 2019, Israel SpaceIL’s Beresheet mission lost robotic lunar lander in a manner similar to Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram. Aim: ISRO committee the analyzed Chandrayaan's failure concluded its inquiry into how and why lander Vikram lost the communication link with the master control room. Now the two countries rea planning to... Read More


    India and Asian Development Bank signs 200 million dollar loan agreement

    September 13, 2019
    India and Asian Development Bank signed 200 million dollar loan agreement. The agreement which will upgrade rural roads in 34 districts of Maharashtra to improve road safety. The project aims to improve the condition of about 2,100 km of rural roads to all-weather standards, with climate resilience and safety features. The main aim is to connect rural communities with productive agricultural areas and socio-economic centres. The road connectivity and better access to markets will help the... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    PM launched pension schemes in Jharkhand

    September 13, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyaparik Mandhan Yojana and Swarojgar pension schemes in Jharkhand during his visit. During his visit, he also laid the foundation for the new building of Jharkhand Secretariat. About the scheme: ♦ To avail the scheme the beneficiaries must be between 18 and 40 years. All shopkeepers, self-employed persons, and retail traders whose GST turnover is below Rs.1.5 crore will be eligible. ♦ The eligible beneficiary will... Read More
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    IFC and FIDC sign a MoU to train NBFC

    September 13, 2019
    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) part of the World Bank Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC), a representative body of asset and loan Financing NBFC to collaborate on the training of NBFCs in the country. These training programs would be conducted at various centers across the country under the guidance of leading consultants from the World Bank Group. The training programs would greatly enhance the awareness, expertise and... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    Sixteen members of CISF successfully summitted Mt. Satopanth peak

    September 13, 2019
    A team of 16 members of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) successfully completed Mount Satopanth's peak climbing. The CISF members committed the expedition to Fit India Movement and Women Empowerment which were initiated by the Prime Minister of India. Objective : The aim of the expedition was to unfold the message of empowering girls through mountain climbing to stay spirit of journey alive in effect. The team pushed their limit and achieved their goal by exposing... Read More
    Category: Sports


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    Sri Lanka new luxury train Pulathisi Express by Indian railways Make in India product flagged off

    September 13, 2019
    India and its southern neighbour Sri Lanka received a boost when a newly Make In India train rake was flagged off from Colombo Fort Railway station. The rake of the train was manufactured in the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Transport Minister Arjuna Ranathunga and Indian envoy to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu flagged off a new train to Polonnaruwa from Colombo Fort Railway station. The train was conducted under an Indian Line of Credit... Read More


    State Bank of India launches OFS to sell stake in life insurance

    September 13, 2019
    State Bank of India is one of the biggest banking sector in India launched a two-day offer for sale (OFS) to sell a 4.5% stake in SBI Life Insurance Co Ltd.SBI is looking to sell up to 3.5% through the OFS with an option to sell an additional 1%.SBI Life started as a joint venture between the public sector lender and France’s BNP Paribas Cardif. The secondary share sale at 770 apiece, a discount of 3.6% to the stock’s closing price of 798.75. The Shares of SBI Life closed at 791.9... Read More
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    India joins Global Antimicrobial Research Hub

    September 13, 2019
    India joined the world Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) Hub as a new member. From 2019, India will be a member of Board of Members officially. Now India will be working with all the partners under the hub. It will focus on new research to address drug-resistant infections. Objective: AMR is the ability of a microorganism to treat the antimicrobial resistance that continues intense round the world. India is cheap to explore problems with antimicrobial... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Govt to bring an ordinance to ban e cigarettes sales

    September 13, 2019
    The Union cabinet is all set to approve an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes sales. The Ordinance includes the prohibition of the manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes.
    Proposal: The Health Ministry has proposed to announce a ban on the e-cigarette. The production, import, export, transport, sale, distribution and advertisements of e-cigarettes will be an offense.
    Punishment: As per the draft ordinance: ♦ The prohibiter will get a penalty of jail term up to 3 years and fine up... Read More
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    Union HRD Minister launches several initiatives of MIC and AICTE to boost research and innovation

    September 13, 2019
    Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank attended the First Annual Innovation Festival of the MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC). The Innovation cell showcased more than 70 top students innovations from across India. He launched Smart India Hackathon 2020, Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020, and Institution’s Innovation Council 2.0. The event witnessed the release of the Start-Up Policy Document and SIH Report, launch of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development launches Curriculum for Life Skills

    September 13, 2019
    Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shri Sanjay Dhotre launched the Curriculum for Life Skills - JeevanKaushal.It is designed by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The event is held in New Delhi.Shri Dhotre emphasized on development of life skills in every individual as an essential part of wholesome learning. He highlighted the problem of prevalent obsession with earning marks in different examinations. The examination-driven education encourages narrow and selective... Read More




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