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  • RIL becomes the world's sixth largest energy entity with high m cap

    86 days ago
    Mukesh Ambani led-Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has become the world's sixth-largest energy entity with high market capitalization. RIL overtook British oil major BP Plc in terms of market capitalization to become the world's sixth-largest energy entity.
    RIL hit a market cap (m-cap) of $130.76 billion on 30 October compared with BP Plc’s $128 billion. The shares of RIL traded at Rs.1,466 on the BSE. It has gained over 31% so far in 2019.
    Saudi Aramco, the world's... Read More


    The 5th International Conference on ROADTECH was held

    86 days ago
    The 5th International Conference on ROADTECH (Sustainable Roads and Highways-Smart Use of Available Resources for Green and Sustainable Roads) was held in New Delhi on 30 October. Union Minister of State for Road Transport V.K. Singh addressed the meeting. Highlights: ♦ Discussion included the growth of the economy by propelling the infrastructure. To achieve this growth India needs sustainable and environment-friendly roads and highways. ♦ The centre has planned to improve the... Read More


    DPIIT to introduce exercise to ease FDI norms

    86 days ago
    The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) launched a new exercise to relax India's foreign direct investment (FDI) norms. The decision was made in an inter-ministerial meeting held at DPIIT to discuss further opening up in sectors, especially where 100% FDI is not allowed on the automatic route. Earlier, the government opened FDI in contract manufacturing and eased norms for overseas investors in single-brand retail and coal mining.
    FDI Prohibited... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

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    Lebanon PM Saad Hariri stepped down

    86 days ago
    Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri submitted his resignation on 29 October. The move comes after his efforts to resolve a crisis unleashed by huge protests against Lebanon's ruling elite. Saad Hariri's announcement came after 13 days of protest by hundreds of youths. The protestors overran protest sites in downtown Beirut, ransacking tents and stalls set up by demonstrators. Reason for the protestors: Lebanon is into a crisis because of the protests against the rampant... Read More
    Category: International


    Justice N Venkatachala passed away

    86 days ago
    Former judge of the Supreme Court (SC), Justice N Venkatachala, has passed away at the age of 89.
    Justice N Venkatachala: Venkatachala was born in July 1930. Justice Nanje Gowda Venkatachala obtained his law degree from Mysore University. In November 1955, he enrolled as an advocate in the then High Court of Mysore (now Karnataka). He practiced civil, criminal and constitutional matters in Bangalore.
    From 1963 to 1973, he served as a Legal Adviser to the University of Agricultural... Read More


    Nirmal Purja summited 14 highest peaks in 6 months 6 days

    86 days ago
    Nirmal "Nims" Purja, a Nepalese climber, has summited the world's 14 highest peaks in a period of six months and six days, which is 189 days. He smashed the previous record by more than seven years. He climbed the Mount Shishapangma at 26,335 feet in Tibet. He summited the world's 14 tallest mountains in record time. He reached the top of Mount Shishapangma in China on 29 October 2019.
    Previous records: The two previous records for climbing the world's tallest 14... Read More
    Category: Sports


    World Stroke Day was observed on 29 October

    86 days ago
    World Stroke Day was observed on the 29th of October every year. The day provokes us to fight against stroke front and center on the global health agenda. It raises awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition. It also ensures better care and support for survivors. Stroke: A Stroke is caused by poor blood flow to the brain (cerebral hemorrhage) results in cell death. It leaves the person paralyzed. It is also is called a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or brain... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Rafael Grossi is appointed as the Chief of IAEA

    86 days ago
    Argentine diplomat Rafael Grossi was appointed as the new director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He replaces the late Yukiya Amano. He is expected to assume office on 1 January 2020. Grossi has been appointed for a term of four years.
    He will be the sixth head of the IAEA.
    Rafael Grossi: Grossi, the Argentine diplomat, is a nuclear and diplomatic veteran from Buenos Aires in Argentina. He served as a diplomat within the United Nations. He has chaired... Read More


    International Internet Day was observed on 29 October

    86 days ago
    International Internet Day was observed on 29 October across the world. The day marks the event of the sending of the first message, the first electronic message which was transferred from one computer to another in California, the USA in 1969. The day shows the possibilities offered by new technologies to improve standards of living by giving people more understanding of technology and its functions. History: The Internet Day initiative was initiated due to the Association of Internet... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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    The Unquiet River A biography of the Brahmaputra to be released

    86 days ago
    A book titled The Unquiet River: A biography of the Brahmaputra by historian Arupjyoti Saikia is to be released in the month of November 2019. The book was published by Oxford University Press (OUP). The book reimagines the layered history of Assam with the river at the centre.
    The Unquiet River: A biography of the Brahmaputra: ♦ The book describes the Brahmaputra river that shaped both the landscape of the Assam valley and the livelihoods of its inhabitants ♦ The book... Read More


    Anup Kumar Singh took charge as the Director General of NSG

    86 days ago
    Former Ahmedabad city Police Commissioner and Senior IPS officer Anup Kumar Singh have taken charge as the Director-General of the National Security Guard (NSG). He was appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The recommendation of the Ministry of Home Affairs for Singh’s promotion was sent on 10 October to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). The appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After the... Read More


    Indian Railways to introduce OTP based refund system

    86 days ago
    Indian Railways (IR) has introduced a new one-time password (OTP) based refund system for e-tickets booked through authorized railway ticketing agents. This new method will be implemented by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The new plan is applicable to those who booked the tickets through 1.7 lakh authorized agents.
    Aim: The OTP based refund system aims to bring a transparent and customer-friendly refund system for the reserved e-tickets, which are cancelled... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    World Thrift Day is observed on 30th October in India

    86 days ago
    World Thrift Day is celebrated every year on 31 October. The day aims to promote the savings and financial security of individuals and nations as a whole. The aim of the day is to change the behavior of people towards saving and constantly remind the importance of wealth. Saving wealth helps to start a business, get a good education, and avail good healthcare treatment.  The saving habit in people will give independence to both people as well as the Country. History: In 1924, the... Read More
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    MHRD to conduct EK Bharat Shreshth Bharat Parv in New Delhi

    86 days ago
    The Ministry of Human Resource Development is to conduct EK Bharat Shreshth Bharat Parv event at the India Gate Lawn No. 6 in New Delhi from 31 October to 3 November 2019. The mega event will be inaugurated by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.
    Organized by: The event was organized by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS). All the 25 regions of KVS are paired with a State different from their own State and also a... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    TN became the first state to enact a law on contract farming

    86 days ago
    President Ram Nath Kovind approved the Tamil Nadu Agricultural Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Services (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2019. The Bill aims to set a policy framework and institutional mechanism on agricultural produce and livestock contract farming. With the Bill approved, TN state becomes the first state to enact the law on contract farming The Bill was adopted by the Tamil Nadu State government in February 2019. The Bill is first-of-its-kind legislation that... Read More



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