Current Affairs Today
Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of the earliest large-scale celebrations in Britain when people and animals travelled hundreds of miles for prehistoric feasting rituals near the world-famous monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury.
The most comprehensive study, led by Cardiff University in the UK, to date, examined the bones of 131 pigs, the prime feasting animals, from four Late Neolithic complexes.
The pig bones excavated from four sites were from animals raised as far away as Scotland,... Read More
All England Open Badminton Championships 2019 was held from 6 Mar 2019 to 10 Mar 2019 at Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom. The Winners in the various categories of the are:
Men's Singles: Japan's Kento Momota
Women's Singles: China's Chen Yufei
Men's Doubles: Indonesia's Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan
Women's Doubles: China's Chen Qingchen & Jia Yifan
Mixed Doubles: China's Zheng Siwei & Huang Yaqiong
All England Open... Read More
Prominent Lingayat pontiff and Basava Dharma Peetha President Maate Mahadevi passed away at the Manipal hospital in Bengaluru at the age of 74 years.
She was born on 13th March 1946 in Sasalahatti, Chitradurga in Karnataka.
She was an influential leader from the Lingayat community, took part in the protests held for separate religion and grant of minority status for Lingayats in Karnataka.
In 1966, she received her Jangama initiation as an ascetic in the Lingayat order of wandering... Read More
Kent RO Systems Pvt. Ltd. has been bestowed with the Best Domestic Water Purifier Award 2018-19 for its RO (Reverse Osmosis)+ UV + UF (Ultra Filtration) technology at the Water Digest Water Awards organized at The Lalit, New Delhi.
Water Digest Water Awards is backed by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and UNESCO.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) removes the all pollutants and contaminants from water, UV also known as Ultra Violet Radiation kills bacteria and... Read More
Supreme Court appointed senior advocate P. S. Narasimha, as a mediator for resolving various disputes related to cricket administration in the country.
A bench of Justices S. A. Bobde and A. M. Spare was informed by P. S. Narasimha that former apex court judge Justice (retd) D. K. Jain has assumed charge as the ombudsman of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The bench also asked P. S. Narasimha to look into the dispute relating to release of funds by the court-appointed committee... Read More
Karnataka defeated Maharashtra to win their maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.
With the win, Karnataka set a record of most number of wins in a row by an Indian domestic team as they won 14 T20 matches to lift the coveted T20 trophy.
The Students from IIT- Kharagpur has devised a code for a Smartphone application to address the problem of detecting fake Indian currency. Detecting Fake Currency Students of IIT- Kharagpur has developed an image processing application which can detect counterfeit currency.
A user can upload a currency note image and the mobile app would verify its authenticity using 25 features extracted from the front and rear side of the currency note. If the app finds the discrepancies with the... Read More
The first shipment under the United Nations ‘Transports Internationaux Routiers’ (TIR) convention arrived in India from Afghanistan through Iran’s Chabahar Port.
TIR allows goods to be sealed in compartments and requires no need for physical checking of the contents. This enables shipments to pass through countries without being opened at borders.
India joined the TIR Convention (the United Nations Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods under cover of TIR... Read More
IIT Kharagpur has signed an MoU with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to set up a 1.3 Petaflop high-performance computing facility and data centre funded under the National Supercomputing Mission. The new supercomputing system would be used for specific challenge domains like cryptography, chemistry, molecular dynamics, drug discovery, artificial intelligence and data sciences where the new system would be utilized.
National Supercomputing Mission was initiated in... Read More
The Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi, has ordered the suspension of the Environmental Clearance of August 1, 2017, granted for the expansion of the thermal plant of Udupi Power Corporation Ltd. (UPCL) at Yellur in Udupi district by addition of 2 x 800 MW units to raise ultimate capacity to 2,800 MW.
The move is after the appeal of an NGO which opposed the thermal power plant at Yellur in Udupi district. The tribunal held that clearances granted for the setting... Read More
Tokyo Olympic organisers rolled out a pair of chatty robots they will put to work to assist wheelchair users at the 2020 Games. Toyota unveiled its Human Support Robots (HSR) and Delivery Support Robots (DSR), which are set to act as seat ushers and will fetch food and drinks.
The robots will introduce themselves to customers, who can then place orders on a tablet. The fully rotating HSR will fetch things for you. It also has an extendable arm that can pick things up if you drop... Read More
The government of Karnataka is planning for cloud seeding project due to drought and to influence the upcoming monsoon and capture as much water as possible from the rain clouds. The State government has called the tenders for cloud seeding operations to enhance rainfall during the monsoons of 2019 and 2020. The cost is expected to be Rs.50 crore per year. Earlier Efforts of Karnataka Karnataka had undertaken a similar exercise through Project Varshadhare in 2017.
Cloud Seeding is a... Read More
Geographical Indication (GI) tags have been granted to Coorg Arabica Coffee, Wayanad Robusta Coffee, Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee, Araku Valley Arabica Coffee and Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee, by the Geographical Indications Registry on 1st March 2019.
Coorg Arabica Coffee is grown in Kodagu, Karnataka.
Wayanad Robusta Coffee is grown in Wayanad, Kerala.
Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee and Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee are grown in Chikmagalur, Karnataka.
The US military forces and the Indian National Security Guard (NSG) is conducting joint exercises in Hyderabad.
This would be a part of the US-India security partnership.
The aim of these exercises is to enhance preparedness and tackle any crisis that affects the public health and safety.
The exercise is witnessing participation by the 1st Battalion and the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) stationed out of Okinawa, Japan.
The exercise will be overseen from the US Embassy, New Delhi and... Read More
This year’s ESPN World Fame 100 list, an annual list of the most famous athletes on the planet, placed the Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo at the top spot, followed by former Basketball player Lebron James and FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, stands on the seventh position and is the only Indian athlete in the top 10 club, whereas Dhoni is placed on the 13th position.
There were only three women in the list- Serena Williams (17), Maria Sharapova... Read More
President of India Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 10th Biennial National Grassroots Innovation awards were also distributed by the President on the occasion.
The event will provide a platform to the innovators for building the linkages with potential stakeholders whose support can improve the prospects in the coming years for the betterment of the society.
FINE is a unique initiative of the Office of the President of... Read More
International Football Federation (FIFA) President Gianni Infantino announced that India will host the U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020.
The tournament in India will be the seventh edition.
By virtue of being the host country, India will take part in the tournament for the first time in its history.
This will be the second FIFA tournament India will be hosting, after the U-17 Men's World Cup in 2017.
The U-17 women's tournament began in 2008, when New Zealand hosted it. Spain are... Read More
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals received its final approval from the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA), the US health regulator, for its generic version of BenzaClin gel used in the treatment of acne. The approval granted to Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc, USA (Glenmark) by the USFDA is for Clindamycin and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1 per cent|5 per cent, a generic version of BenzaClin1 Gel, 1 per cent/ 5 per cent, of Valeant Bermuda.
Citing IQVIATM sales data, Glenmark said... Read More