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29 March 2019

The UN Security Council has unanimously passed the first-ever resolution ordering members to enforce laws against terror financing. UNSC yesterday's resolution demands all states "ensure that their domestic laws and regulations establish serious criminal offenses to collect funds or financial resources to terrorist groups or individual criminals.  It also calls on members to create financial intelligence units.  

category: Indian Affairs

29 March 2019

Telangana government launched a digital business networking portal for MSMEs Telangana State GlobalLinker (ts-msme.globallinker.com).  This networking portal will digitise over 2.3 million MSMEs of the State which would connect them to the global economy. The motive is to address key challenges faced by MSMEs with the core objective of making their business growth more simpler, more profitable and enjoyable. About Telangana Governor: E.S.L. Narasimham Chief Minister: K. Chandrasekhar... Read More

category: MoU

29 March 2019

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) was awarded the ‘Best Sports Federation’ award in the country by the Association Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM).  This is another feather in the cap of the shooting sport community. They have been raising the performance bar every day over the past few years. NRAI secretary-general D.V.S. Rao and secretary Rajeev Bhatia received the trophy from Director General of SAI Neelam Kapoor and cricketer Madan Lal.

category: Agreements


29 March 2019

A study has found Water from rivers on Mars persisted at hundreds of locations on the Red Planet much later into its history than previously thought. Riverbeds were carved deep into the Martian surface long ago, but the understanding of the climate billions of years ago remains incomplete.  Scientists in University of Chicago in the U.S. catalogued these rivers to conclude that significant river run-off persisted on Mars later into its history than previously thought.

category: Indian Affairs

29 March 2019

Embattled aviation giant Boeing pledged to do all it can to prevent crashes like two that killed nearly 350 people in recent months, as it unveiled a fix to the flight software of its grounded 737 MAX aircraft.  Boeing gathered hundreds of pilots and reporters to unveil the changes to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS). Boeing unveiled the software changes at the company’s massive factory in Renton, Washington, and offered reassurances.

category: International

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29 March 2019

Vijayawada railway station, one of the busiest railway junctions in India, has received Gold Rating by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for Green Measures. The IGBC-CII, with the support of the Environment Directorate of Indian Railways, developed the Green Railway Stations Rating System to facilitate adoption of green concepts, thereby reduce the adverse environmental impact due to station operation and maintenance and also enhance the overall commuter experience. The Vijayawada... Read More

category: Indian Affairs


29 March 2019

Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, AVSM NM has been appointed as Director General Naval Operations (DGNO). He will succeed Satish Namdeo Ghormade.  He was commissioned in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy on 1st July 1985. The Flag Officer has experience as Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) specialist officer at onboard INShips Himgiri, Agray,and Ganga. He has experience as a Commanding officer in INS Nashak (missile vessel), INS Magar {Landing Ship Tank (Large)} and INS Talwar (stealth... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

29 March 2019

The 85-year-old winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, was awarded with the prestigious Bodley Medal, the highest honour granted by the University of Oxford's world-famous Bodleian Libraries, for his contribution in literature, culture, science and communication. This year's other winner of the Bodley Medal is Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro. Past winners of the honour include physicist Stephen Hawking, novelist Hilary Mantel and inventor of the World... Read More

category: Schemes

29 March 2019

A regular river cruise will start between Kolkata, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh for the first time in the history of the two countries. The Indian ship, R V Bengal Ganga, will start its journey from a west Kolkata jetty. About 60 persons will be travelling. The return journey will take nearly two weeks from Kolkata and the ship will pass through Sunderbans on both sides of the marine border.  Another ship will simultaneously start from Bangladesh, traverse the same route and reach... Read More

category: International

29 March 2019

A Maldives court ordered the release of former President Abdulla Yameen, who was arrested in mid-February on charges of money laundering.  According to the Male-based Maldives Independent , the decision on his release came on procedural grounds, after the composition of the three-judge bench hearing the case was changed. The ex-President, who had earlier been held at the Maafushi prison, was transferred out, and held under house arrest before his release. The development comes with... Read More

category: Sports

29 March 2019

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to issue guidelines within two months for the fintech companies to test their new products on a small group of users before scaling up.  A Sandbox is a framework set up by a regulator that allows FinTech start-ups to conduct live experiments in a controlled environment under supervision.  Regulatory sandbox will provide a well-defined space for the companies to develop new products. It allows for experimenting with their products and fintech... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

29 March 2019

The 2018 Turing Award, known as the “Nobel Prize of computing,” has been given to Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun — sometimes called the ‘godfathers of AI’, for their work developing the AI subfield of deep learning. The trio believed in the potential of AI and brought to the world the innovations such as neural networks, self-driving cars, facial recognition, CNN and much more. About Turing Award: Initiated in 1966, this annual award is named... Read More

category: International

29 March 2019

Breakdancing was among four sports given a provisional green light for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The three other sports namely - Surfing, Skateboarding and sport climbing also got approval for provisional inclusion in Summer Olympics 2024 from IOC. President of International Olympic Committee:- Thomas Bach About 2024 Summer Olympics: ♦ Commonly known as Paris 2024 ♦ Motto: Made for sharing ♦ Opening: 26 July,... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

29 March 2019

Delhi government school teacher, Manu Gulati honored with the Martha Farrell award for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment 2019 in the Most Promising Individual category with prize money of INR 1,50,000 for promoting gender quality and women’s empowerment. She collaborates with America India Foundation’s “Market Aligned Skills Training Program”, through which she assists the training programs for beauticians, weavers, salesgirls, etc in Jalandhar in Punjab, Betul in... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

29 March 2019

Israeli cave explorers discovered the cave named Malham, the world’s longest salt cave with striking stalactites near the Dead Sea. Previously, Iran's N3 cave held the record.  Malham Cave: The cave named Malham is stretched over 10 km. It runs through Mount Sodom, Israel’s largest mountain, and spills out to the southwest corner of the adjacent Dead Sea. Pale salt stalactites hang from the ceilings, and some of the walls sparkle with salt crystals. Drops... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

29 March 2019

Goa’s Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister of Goa. He switched to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, on March 27, 2019. At present he is the second deputy chief minister along with Goa Forward Party (GFP) leader and state minister Vijai Sardesai. Both will succeed Sudin Dhavalikar. About Goa: ♦ Capital: Panaji ♦ Governor: Mridula Sinha ♦ Chief Minister: Pramod Sawant ♦ National... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

29 March 2019

According to the Skytrax World Airport Awards, Singapore's Changi Airport has been crowned the world's best aviation hub for the seventh time in a row, while New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport featured at number 59. Singapore Changi Airport is known for its rooftop swimming pool, two 24-hour movie theaters and shopping spots. At number two on the list is Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), up one place from 2018. This hub also won World's Best Domestic... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

29 March 2019

India and the African Union signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an India-Africa health sciences collaborative platform which is aimed to strengthen the cooperation in the health sector. The agreement aims to formalize this partnership by establishing a framework to pave the way for cooperation in research and development, capacity building, pharmaceutical trade, health services and manufacturing capabilities for drugs and diagnostics. About African union Largest city:... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

29 March 2019

The Centre’s recent ordinance banning unregulated monthly deposit schemes will not affect the ongoing monthly schemes operated by jewellery and chit fund firms. Called the ‘Banning of Unregulated Deposit Scheme Ordinance’, it was promulgated by President Ram Nath Kovind during the last week of February 2019 to save gullible investors from losing money to Ponzi and fake deposit schemes. The ordinance makes such unregulated deposit schemes punishable, among other... Read More

category: Schemes

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