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  • TR Zeliang appointed as Chief Minister of Nagaland by Governor

    869 days ago
    T R Zeliang appointed as Chief Minister of Nagaland by Governor PB Acharya. It is the second term for Zeliang, his earlier term was from 2014 to 2017.
    He was asked to prove his majority on the floor of the House on or before 22 July 2017.

    United States Navy tests world s first Laser Weapons System

    869 days ago
    The United States Navy recently tested the world's first-ever active laser weapons system, which is now deployed and ready for war. Each strike travels 50,000 times the speed of an incoming intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
    In the test, the system was able to destroy a drone in flight and moving targets in the Persian Gulf. With its addition, USS Ponce becomes the first ship in the world to be deployed with such an advanced weapons system.
    Category: Defence

    Australia and USA jointly launched multimillion hypersonic missile HIFiRE

    870 days ago
    The United States of America and Australia have jointly test-fired a hypersonic missile Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation Program (HIFiRE)  capable of moving at a speed eight times faster than sound as part of a $54-million research project. A hypersonic glider capable of moving at a speed eight times faster.  

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    Indians among top asylum seekers according to the International Migration Outlook

    870 days ago
    According to the International Migration Outlook 2017 report on Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries Indians are among top asylum-seekers in other countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Finland, Japan, Latvia, Slovak Republic, United Kingdom and the United States of America. Among these, India and China were the largest source countries of asylum-seekers (11% and 9%), followed by Fiji (8%), Iraq (7%) and Pakistan (6%).
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Maharashtra Government approved revised policy of scheme to improve Girl child Ratio

    870 days ago
    Maharashtra Government approved a revised policy of the 'Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree' scheme, according to which families who have a yearly income of up to Rs 7.5 lakh will be benefited. The scheme was launched by the State Government on April 1, 2016, in place of 'Sukanya' scheme. It is aimed at improving the skewed Girl child ratio, prevent sex determination and female foeticide, and support female education.

    Bharat Arun appointed Team India Bowling Coach

    870 days ago
    Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appointed Bharat Arun as the Indian Cricket team’s bowling coach.
    Sanjay Bangar as an assistant coach and R Sridhar as fielding coach till the 2019 ODI World Cup. Ravi Shastri is the newly appointed coach of Indian Cricket team.
    Category: Sports

    India Sri Lanka sign MoU to develop village in Anuradhapura District

    870 days ago
    India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a village in Anuradhapura District (in Sri Lanka) at a cost of 30 crores Sri Lankan rupees. The village in the name of a famous Buddhist monk Sobitha Thero envisages construction of 153 new houses, a multi-purpose community building, internal water supply system and renovation of monk’s quarters & library. The project is in line with Government of Sri Lanka’s policy of rehabilitation of rural villages... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    United Kingdom first woman Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill elected to Home Affairs Select Committee

    870 days ago
    Britain’s first woman Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill elected to Home Affairs Select Committee in the United Kingdom Parliament. She will be one of 11 members of the cross-party Home Affairs Committee.
    It is an influential cross-party panel in the UK Parliament that examines the workings of the Home Office.
    She won the Edgbaston seat for the Labour party in the June 2017 snap general election.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    New species of bird like dinosaur identified in Canada

    870 days ago
    Canadian scientists identified a new bird-like species of dinosaur that lived nearly 71 million years ago. The species was found in Alberta, has been named in honour of famous Canadian palaeontologist Philip J. Currie. It has been named as the Albertavenatorcurriei, which means Currie’s, Alberta Hunter. The paper regarding the discovery of the species was published in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.
    Category: International

    Union Government launches low cost screening device SOHUM to detect congenital hearing loss in newborns

    870 days ago
    Ministry of Science and Technology launched Sohum Hearing Screening device, a low-cost indigenous screening device to detect a congenital hearing loss in newborns. The device was formally launched in New Delhi by the Minister of State for Science and Technology YS Chowdary. The device has been developed by the School of International Biodesign (SIB) start-up Sohum Innovation Labs India Private Limited.

    State bank of India launches website for home buyers

    870 days ago
    State Bank of India, the country’s largest commercial bank launched 'SBI Realty' - a one-stop integrated website www.sbirealty.in for home buyers. SBI Realty will help customers to choose their dream home from 3,000 SBI approved projects across the country.
    The site is developed by SBICAP Securities in association with PropEquity in terms of data support, project information.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Bharat Electronics Limited BEL signs MoU with Department of Defence Production

    870 days ago
    Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a Navratna Schedule ‘A’ Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financial year 2017-18 with the Ministry.
    The annual MoU was signed between Secretary (Defence Production) Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and Chairman and Managing Director, BEL Shri MV Gowtama.
    The revenue from operations is targeted... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs



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