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  • ICC teams up with Google

    November 22, 2018
    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced its partnership with Google. The partnership is to offer the fans a great viewing experience of the upcoming semifinals and final of the ICC Women’s World T20. This partnership includes enabling the casting of video content from the ICC mobile app on cast-enabled devices, like Chromecast and Google Home Hub. International Cricket Council (ICC): Motto: Cricket for good ♦ Type: Federation of national associations ♦... Read More

    Indian Navy issued LoR to the U.S. for multi role U.S. copters

    November 22, 2018
    Indian Navy has issued the Letter of Request (LoR)  to the U.S., under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route, for the purchase of 24 MH-60R Multi-Role Helicopters (MRH) in a deal estimated at $2bn. This is among a series of defence procurements and inductions from the U.S. and Russia in the last two months. The Navy is presently facing a critical shortage of helicopters and several frontline warships are plying with empty helicopter decks. These helicopters are being procured as a... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Swami Vigyananda launches Hindu Economic Forum in New Zealand

    November 22, 2018
    Hindu Economic Forum New Zealand (HEFNZ) was officially launched by Swami Vigyananand on Sunday, 18 November 2018 in Auckland, with the vision “Grow Together; Share Together”. Hardik Desai and Raj Tyagi will be taking the lead in organizing the HEF New Zealand. Swami Vigyananda also announced that the first New Zealand Hindu Economic Conference to be organized by Hindu Economic Forum New Zealand in 2019.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Open Forum at International Film Festival of India to begin in Goa

    November 22, 2018
    It provides a platform to filmmakers, actors, jury members, senior government officials, an organizers of film festivals from India and abroad to exchange their views in a free and frank manner. The topic for today’s Open Forum is the role of film festivals in promoting film culture and the need for spreading film festivals across the country. The Speakers include veteran filmmaker Rahul Rawail, IFFI Head Chaitanya Prasad, Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) Vice Chairman Rajendra Talak,... Read More
    Category: Festivals

    Jammu and Kashmirs civil secretariat to become plastic free

    November 22, 2018
    Jammu & Kashmir’s Civil Secretariat would soon be made plastic-free and its use would be discarded absolutely in the secretariat premises. The Chief Secretary of J&K assured that Secretariat would soon be made free from plastic and a notification to that effect will be issued soon. The announcement was made by the Secretary during the celebrations of World Toilet Day, 2018. He also assured that Estates, Hospitality, and JKTDC shall be directed not to use plastic bottles, cups... Read More

    Jai Ram Thakur to launch different developmental schemes in Palampur

    November 22, 2018
    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will be visiting Palampur on November 23. During his visit, he will be launching different developmental schemes worth crores of rupees. Thakur will first attend a state-level academic conference on free and compulsory education for all and then inaugurate a double-lane bridge at Kalu-De-Hatti on Maul Khad. He will also be laying the foundation stone for a drinking water supply scheme in Ghuggar and then attend a function organized at Gurudwara... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Twelve childrens books were shortlisted for 2019 Goodbooks Awards

    November 22, 2018
    Twelve children's books have been shortlisted for The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards. This awards will recognize the children’s books published in India. The books were categorized into 4 categories (i)  Best Picture Book (Story), (ii) Best Picture Book (Illustration), (iii) Best Book (Fiction) (iv) Best Book (Non-Fiction). Under every category, three books have been shortlisted. The awards are being given for the fourth consecutive year. The winners will be announced at The... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore inaugurates multi-media digital exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi at IFFI

    November 22, 2018
    Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore today inaugurated a multi-media digital exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi at the International Film festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji, Goa. Titled “Mahatma on Celluloid”, the exhibition provides a state-of-the-art digital experience to the viewers who can relive the life and times of Mahatma, and draw inspiration from his ideas and work.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    The Sentinelese, an endangered tribe

    November 22, 2018
    The Sentinelese, a negrito tribe who live on the North Sentinel Island of the Andamans, have remained fiercely hostile to outsiders. Researchers say the inhabitants are connected to the Jarawa tribe on the basis of physical, as well as linguistic similarities. Based on carbon dating of kitchen middens by the Anthropological Survey of India (ASI), the presence of the Sentinelese can be confirmed in the islands to 2,000 years ago. Genome studies indicate that the Andaman tribes could have been on... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Wasim Jaffer becomes first Indian to touch 11,000-run milestone in Ranji Trophy

    November 22, 2018
    Veteran first-class cricketer Wasim Jaffer became the first Indian batsman to touch the 11,000-run figure in the Ranji Trophy. The Vidharbha batsman achieved the milestone during the third-round match against Baroda here at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA). The cricketer, who had made his first-class debut in 1996-97, emerged as one of the legends of the Indian domestic cricket.

    Jammu and Kashmir governor dissolved the State Assembly

    November 22, 2018
    Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik dissolved the State Assembly. The dissolution of assembly is because the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peoples Conference (PC) separately staked claim to form a government.
    The Governor has passed an order in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by clause (b) of subsection (2) of Section 53 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir to dissolve the Legislative Assembly.
    The sudden decision to form the government came just a day after... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Standard definitions of kilogram, Ampere, Kelvin and mole changed after 130 years

    November 22, 2018
    The changes were done after representatives from 60 countries voted to redefine the International System of Units (SI) for weight, current, temperature and amount of chemical substance. This decision was made at the General Conference on Weights and Measures, held from November 13-16 2018, in Versailles, France, organized by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) in France. Now, all SI units will be defined in terms of constants that describe the natural world. The changes... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Interpol elected South Korean Kim Jong-yang as Next President

    November 22, 2018
    Interpol’s 94 member states elected South Korea’s Kim Jong-yang as Interpol’s next president in Dubai. The 57-year-old will serve until 2020 and succeeded Meng Hongwei. He is serving as Interpol’s acting president since Meng resigned and was a vice-president representing Asia.
    Category: International

    Kerala government alerted people on the spread of H1N1

    November 22, 2018
    The Health Department of Kerala has issued an alert on H1N1, which has been showing a spike in the State since September. There have been 494 confirmed cases of H1N1 this year to date, including 24 deaths. People can avail Oseltamivir for free in all government hospitals.
    Cases are spread throughout districts, with 175 cases and nine deaths being reported in the month of November alone. As H1N1 has been on the rise in all south Indian States the Doctors should necessarily follow the ABC... Read More

    A National Institute of Inter-Faith Studies to be set up in Punjab to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Government

    November 22, 2018
    The Yearlong Celebration starting November 23rd this year will include a number of commemorative as well as construction activities will be taken up during the commemoration period.
    A number of religious activities like kirtan, katha, prabhat pheri, langar and educational activities such as seminars, workshops, lectures etc. will be organized.   SGPC, Amritsar will be the knowledge partner of the Government of India. Commemorative coin and postage stamp will also be released.

    Mapletree to buy SP Infocity for Rs. 2,500 crore

    November 22, 2018
    Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd., Singapore-headquartered firm, acquires SP Infocity, Tamil Nadu for Rs.2,500 crore. SP Infocity is jointly owned by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Shapoorji Pallonji and Company Private Limited.  The SP Infocity is spread over 2.7 million sq. ft., SP Infocity, an IT park on MGR Salai, houses some of the big corporate names from across the globe. Automobile firm Ford runs... Read More
    Category: International

    NMCG approved 10 composite Sewerage Projects in Agra worth Rs. 1573.28 Crore to help reduce pollution in Yamuna

    November 22, 2018
    The project for Rehabilitation / Renovation of Agra Sewerage Scheme (Interception & Diversion Works) conceived at a total cost of Rs. 857.26 crore including the O&M cost for 15 years. The major components of the project include tapping of 61 nalas/drains, construction of 3 Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP’s) of total capacity 166 MLD, construction of 10 decentralized STPs of 9.38 MLD and renovation of 2 existing STPs, laying of rising main of 17.61 km, renovation of Sewage Pumping... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    KSEEB decided to enter marks for SSLC through an online software

    November 22, 2018
    Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has decided to ask evaluators to enter the marks through an online software. The measure is to reduce human error while collecting the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC). Online mark porting software will be used by evaluators to enter the marks after the answer script is evaluated for the SSLC March 2019 examination. The State has made an arrangement for the evaluators. They would be trained in the new process and there... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Himachal Pradesh approves Sashakt Mahila Yojana

    November 22, 2018
    The main aim is to empower rural women by providing them an interface for organization and socio-economic development. The scheme would link rural women with sustainable livelihood opportunities and improving their skill by imparting training.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India First Justice City To Set Up In Andhra Pradesh

    November 22, 2018
    Andhra Pradesh is building a world-class and India’s first ‘Justice City’ within its new capital Amaravati with the vision to provide a state-of-the-art ecosystem built on the latest technology for supporting the judicial system in the state. The state provides the necessary infrastructure to provide speedy justice for litigants, easy and better access to justice for the masses and reduce pending cases.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    The domestic LPG price touched Rs.1,000 in Karnataka

    November 22, 2018
    The price of non-subsidised domestic LPG (14.2-kg cylinder) has increased around Rs.1,000 mark in most parts of Karnataka. Besides the base price, with taxes and duties, LPG retail price at a particular city is determined by the distance from the bottling plant. LPG requirements in Bidar are catered to by the Belagavi bottling plant. Karnataka has 11 such plants across the State established by three public sector oil marketing companies. Some of the places where the prices of the cylinder... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs



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