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  • Sixth International Tourism Mart begins in Assam

    December 5, 2017
    Current Affairs In Assam, the 6th International Tourism Mart 2017 began in Guwahati. Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal and Union Tourism minister K L Alphons will attend the inaugural program this evening.
    The three-day program has been organized by Ministry of Tourism in association with all North Eastern states. Panel discussions, workshops, business to business meetings, cultural programs are being organized. The Senior officials from Railway, Civil... Read More

    India allows Buddhists from Myanmar to enter Mizoram

    December 5, 2017
    The Indian government allowed over 1,300 Buddhist refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine region to enter Mizoram. The refugees fled Rakhine due to the ongoing war between the Myanmar's Army and the Arakan Army, comprising Buddhist insurgents instructed to  Additional police, health workers and doctors have also been deployed for the refugees.  
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Google launches Android Oreo Go edition for low end phones

    December 5, 2017
    Technology giant Google launched a lightweight Android Oreo Go edition operating system designed for devices with RAM up to 1 GB.
    According to Google, the Android Go offers 30% faster startup time and up to 2 times optimisation of storage space. There's also a Go version of the Play store with lightweight apps including YouTube Go and Gmail Go.

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    ADB Funds Million for Reliances Bangladesh Power Plant Project

    December 5, 2017
    The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors approved debt financing and partial risk guarantees totalling $583 million to develop the Reliance Bangladesh Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Power Project. The financing package of ADB includes loans and partial risk guarantees for the power generation facility, as well as for the LNG terminal and the power project, being set up for $1 billion.
    Category: International

    UAE UK US and French Armies Hold Joint Exercises in Abu Dhabi

    December 5, 2017
    UAE Armed Forces along with the UK, US and French armies are participating in joint exercises in Abu Dhabi. The drill code is named as “Flag4”. The two-week long joint exercise aims to increase combat efficiency, gain more field expertise, and work to unify military concepts among participating parties.

    Indian American Senator Harris Tops Global Thinkers List

    December 5, 2017
    Indian-American California senator Kamala Harris topped the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine's 2017 list of '50 Leading Global Thinkers' which also features US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. Besides Harris and Haley, Indian-origin stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj has also made it to the list. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is ranked second in the list for trying to rebuild decent democratic leadership in South Korea. Popular comedian Minhaj is placed third in the ranking... Read More
    Category: International

    Amitabh Bachchan Launches Book on Indian Cinema

    December 5, 2017
    Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan launched a book based on Indian cinema in showbiz capital Mumbai. The book, titled 'Bollywood: The Films! The Songs! The Stars!', is a coffee table book, which provides historical insights, lesser-known facts and behind-the-scenes exclusives of the most iconic movies made in the history of the Indian film industry. The book is co-authored by S.M.M. Ausaja, Karan Bali, Rajesh Devraj and Tanul Thakur, the book on India's tinsel town is published... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

    Ellie Goulding Honored as UN Environment Global Goodwill Ambassador

    December 5, 2017
    British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding signed as a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN Environment, joining the fight to save the lives and habitats of people and animals by cleaning up our air and seas, fighting climate change and protecting species. Ellie is also backing UN Environment’s #CleanSeas campaign.
    Category: International

    US withdraws from UN Global Compact on Migration

    December 5, 2017
    The United States of America pulled out of UN Global Compact on Migration. It has argued that Obama-era negotiated UN compact process deal contains numerous provisions that inconsistent with country’s immigration and refugee policies and Trump Administration’s immigration principles. Its genesis can be found in New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants adopted in September 2016 by UN General Assembly.
    Category: International

    Indias Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Opens in Kerala

    December 5, 2017
    The largest-ever floating solar power plant in India inaugurated by state power minister MM Man at the Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad. The solar power plant that floats on the surface of the water has a capacity of 500 kilowatts (kW). The solar plant consists of 1,938 solar panels with a capacity of 260 watts, a 500-kilo volt ampere (KVA) transformer and 17 inverters. The unique feature of this plant is the anchoring mechanism used by the overwhelming technology to maintain the plant with the... Read More

    First Meeting of the Fifteenth Finance Commission Held

    December 5, 2017
    The Fifteenth Finance Commission held its first meeting at North Block in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri N.K. Singh and was attended by all the other Members of the Commission. The main objective was to hold wide-ranging consultations with all stakeholders including various Ministries of the Union Government, all State Governments, Local Bodies, Panchayats and Political parties of each State Government needed to be expeditiously initiated. The Commission approved the setting-up of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Venezuela launches new virtual currency called Petro

    December 5, 2017
    Venezuela launched its own cryptocurrency called Petro to circumvent US-led financial sanctions. It will be backed by the country’s vast natural resources. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro approved the creation of BlockchainBase observatory to oversee development and rollout of new cryptocurrency. The main aim to help Venezuela to advance in issues of monetary sovereignty, to make financial transactions and overcome financial blockade. Crypto Currencies or Virtual Currencies are the... Read More
    Category: International

    World Soil Day is observed on th December

    December 5, 2017
    World Soil Day is observed on 5th December across the world. The 2017 Theme for World Soil Day is 'Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground’. The main aim to communicate messages on the importance of soil quality for food security, healthy ecosystems and human well-being. It is celebrated annually on the 5th of December at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) headquarters in Rome, the regional offices and through national and local events.
    Category: Important Days

    Paytm Payments Bank Unveils Paytm FASTag Across India

    December 5, 2017
    Paytm Payments Bank rolled out Paytm FASTag to enable electronic toll fee collection on highways across the country, in line with the government's move to make FASTag mandatory on every new vehicle sold from December 1. The Paytm FASTag - which is a simple and reusable tag based on radio-frequency identification technology (RFID) that can be placed on a vehicle's windscreen - will allow commuters to pass through 380 toll plazas across India covering 55,000 km without having to stop.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Prithvi Shaw Named India s Captain for U World Cup

    December 5, 2017
    Mumbai's 18-year-old batsman Prithvi Shaw has been named the captain of the Indian Under-19 team for the 2018 U-19 World Cup  The tournament is scheduled to be held in New Zealand starting January 13, 2018. This comes after Shaw slammed three tons and two fifties in five Ranji Trophy matches this season. Punjab's Shubman Gill has been named as Shaw's deputy.



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