Current Affairs Today
A Stanford study said that the human lifespan is increased by approximately three years every generation. The researchers analyzed life expectancy data from the past 50 years and found that people who survive to age 65 are continuing to live longer than their parents. Also, people can expect to live about six years longer than their grandparents, on average.
Odisha government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) at the Kalinga Stadium complex, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. As per the agreement, the State government will host National team camps and also I-League side Indian Arrows.
The training and connected infrastructure like gymnasiums, swimming pool, etc, will be housed at the Kalinga Stadium Complex.
Vinod K.Dasari announced his resignation as the CEO and MD of Ashok Leyland. The decision was formally announced and it will be released to the second quarter numbers of the company. The resignation would take effect on March 31, 2019. Mr.Dasari said that he is to pursue other interests and continue his learning journey.
He worked for almost 14 years with the company. Beginning April 6, 2005, Mr.Dasari served as the head of the manufacturing, strategic sourcing, and corporate quality... Read More
The second edition of ‘Make in Odisha Conclave 2018 (MIO 2018)’ was held in Bhubaneswar. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that it received overall investment intent of Rs.4,19,574 crore across 15 diversified sectors.
The various sectors includes chemicals and fertilizers, petrochemicals, food processing, healthcare, tourism, renewable energy, and electronics. A total of 183 investment proposals were received. The highest amount of investment is proposed by Haldia... Read More
InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Cipla Ltd., said it is to enter into agreements for the proposed acquisition of Avenue Therapeutics Inc. The acquisition is for a total consideration of $215 million.
Avenue Therapeutics is focussed on the development and commercialization of Intravenous (IV) Tramadol. The novel intravenous drug delivery method of Tramadol addresses extremely crucial and hitherto unmet needs in pain management.
Lucy Lu, president, and CEO, Avenue,... Read More
The nation celebrates the 130th birth anniversary of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the leader and remembered his contribution in India’s freedom struggle.
Pt Nehru was born on November 14, 1889. He was known for his love for children and was fondly called Chacha Nehru. Before 1964, Children’s day was celebrated in India on November 20. It was observed as the Universal Children’s Day by the... Read More
The British Cabinet is set to have an important meeting as the U.K. and EU negotiators agreed on the text of a draft withdrawal agreement in Brussels.
The Cabinet meeting is due to take place to decide the next steps, following discussions in Brussels. The development will put the spotlight firmly on the internal battles within the U.K. government over the terms under which Britain will leave the EU.
What is Brexit?
♦ Brexit is an abbreviation for "British exit"... Read More
The company put in place a global framework and will also establish tools to stop the spread of fake news related to elections.
Google brought its newly expanded Safety Centre to India. The Safety Centre, as its name suggests, is designed as a one-stop place from where you can access all the relevant resources to enhance their privacy and safety across all Google products and services.
The Centre extended the ban on eight Meitei extremist organizations for five years as they continued involvement in unlawful and violent activities. The extremist organizations were advocating secession of Manipur from India, employing and engaging in armed means to achieve their goal besides attacking security forces, police and government employees.
The 8 banned organizations under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act:
♦ Peoples' Liberation Army,
♦ Revolutionary... Read More
The main aim is to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public.
For 2018, the World Health Organization developed a range of materials for WAAW in all UN languages to help countries reflect their unique priorities.
It would consist of a multi-day messaging campaign focusing on 5 “focus” days of tailored social media messaging around each of the Objectives.
According to this, Ministries of Health will... Read More
Union minister of state for Ayush Shripad Naik laid the foundation stone for the All India Institute of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy at Dhargal, North Goa.
The institute will house a 100-bed hospital, outpatient department, and a research center; and offer postgraduate and Ph.D. courses.
The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved the proposal to change the name of Faizabad district to Ayodhya and the Allahabad division as Prayagraj. The approval comes after the announcement made by the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the eve of Diwali.
The 14-day annual event will continue till 27th of this month.
The theme of the fair is Rural Enterprises in India.
Afghanistan is the Partner Country, while Nepal will be the Focus Country.
Jharkhand is participating as a Partner State in the event.
Around 800 participants from States and government departments, domestic and international companies are taking part to showcase their product.
With a view to providing a hassle-free visit of the fair, 50 percent of the tickets will be... Read More
Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh launched the Leadership for Academicians Programme, LEAP and Annual Refresher Programme In Teaching, ARPIT in New Delhi.
ARPIT is a unique initiative of online professional development of 15 lakh higher education faculty.
For implementing ARPIT, 75 discipline-specific institutions have been identified and notified as National Resource Centres in the first phase.
Munin Barkotoki Literary Award 2018 in Assam has been given to young writer-critic Dr Debabhuson Borah for his book on literary criticism titled ‘Nirbochon’.
The Munin Barkotoki Memorial Trust announced the annual Award instituted to encourage young and promising writers in Assamese.
Lewis defeated Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in a collision with backmarker Esteban Ocon (Force India).
The incident dropped the Dutchman back to second place and although he came back at Hamilton, he could not quite catch him.
The Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore Mr. Chan Chun Sing was the Chair of the meeting as Singapore is currently the Chair of ASEAN this year.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a mega regional free trade agreement being negotiated amongst 16 countries, comprising 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) plus six ASEAN FTA partners, namely Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea... Read More