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  • Indus Valley Civilization is years old IIT Kharagpur Research

    June 2, 2016
    A study by Indian researchers at major excavated site of Bhirrana, Haryana suggests that the Indus Valley Civilization is much older than thought before and climate was not only the cause behind collapse of Harappa civilization. The study was conducted by a research team from IIT Kharagpur, Institute of archaeology, Deccan College Pune, Physical Research Laboratory and Archaeological Survey of India. The finding was published in prestigious journal Nature Scientific report on 25 May... Read More

    Scientists discover rare symmetrical Einstein ring

    June 2, 2016
     Scientists have discovered one of the most symmetrical Einstein rings a rare astronomical phenomenon created by a galaxy located 10,000 million light years away that is hidden behind a more massive galaxy. Einstein rings, predicted by Einstein's theory of General Relativity, are quite rare but scientifically interesting. The one discovered by Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of La Laguna (ULL) in Canary Islands is named the "The Canarias Einstein... Read More

    India US sign exchange of terrorist screening information arrangement

    June 2, 2016
    An arrangement between the authorized governmental agencies of the Government of India and United States of America (USA) for exchange of terrorist screening information was signed on 2 June 2016. The arrangement was signed by the Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi and Richard Verma, Ambassador of the United States of America to India. As per this arrangement, both sides shall provide each other access to terrorism screening information through the designated contact points, subject to... Read More
    Category: International

    Former Eden Gardens curator Prabir Mukherjee passes away

    June 2, 2016
    Former Cricket Association of Bengal pitch curator Prabir Mukherjee has passed away aged 86 on  31 May 2016. Mukherjee was in charge for nearly 25 years and had also served as the manager of the Bengal and East Zone teams. His association with CAB began in 1979. Mukherjee was suffering from liver problems for the last few years. He retired from his long-held post amidst acrimony and on a bitter note after a T20 international match washout against South Africa last October. Eden's old... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    TRAI launches mobile app for subscribers to register complaints against pesky calls SMSes

    June 2, 2016
    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a mobile application for telecom subscribers to register their complaints against disturbing calls and SMS to tighten the noose on telemarketers. According to TRAI Chairman R S Sharma, the new mobile app will help people in easily filing complaints and help the authority in monitoring such activities. He said, it will ease filing of complaints and also help us in monitoring action taken by telecom operators on complaints. The DND... Read More

    Cabinet approves Mau Tarighat New Railway line project

    June 2, 2016
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for a new broad gauge line between Mau Station of North Eastern Railway and Tarighat Terminal station of East Central Railway. The total length of this new broad gauge line will be 51 kilometers.
    The estimated cost of the project is Rs.1765.92 crore and expected completion cost is Rs.2109.07 crore with 5 percent escalation per annum. The project is likely to be completed in... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India gifts bicycles to poor dalit girls in Nepal

    June 2, 2016
    India has gifted 2,000 bicycles to poor dalit girls in different government schools of Nepal to encourage them to enrol in schools and enhance the literacy rate among them. The bicycles gifting programme received a total financial assistance of NRs 13.65 million by the Government of India under its Small Development Project scheme. Apart from this, the Government of India has been extending assistance to various programmes for improvement of education and health services in all districts of... Read More
    Category: International

    Novak Djokovic becomes the first player to win a m prize money

    June 2, 2016
    Novak Djokovic had 100 million reasons to celebrate reaching the French Open quarter-finals on Wednesday albeit two days later than expected  as players made a mad dash to clear the fourth-round backlog created by the fickle Parisian weather. The Serbian world number one became the first tennis player to bank $100 million in prize money after his 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 win over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut tipped him over the magic number.
    However, the fourth-round winner's cheque... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Sachin Tendulkar s name to be used in Kerala Government s Anti Drug Campaign

    June 2, 2016
    This was announced on 1 June 2016 by the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. He said that the cricket icon has given his consent to use his name to strengthen the campaign against liquor and drug abuse in the state. This agreement was reached when Tendulkar along with three other co-owners of the Kerala Blasters Football Club (KBFC) met Vijayan at the state secretariat. The other co-owners of KBFC are actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi, actor Akkineni Nagarjuna and Prasad. Besides, KBFC also... Read More
    Category: Persons

    The Unseen Indira Gandhi authored by Dr KP Mathur released

    June 2, 2016
    A new book The Unseen Indira Gandhi authored by Dr KP Mathur was released in May 2016. Dr KP Mathur was personal physician of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for nearly 20 years till her assassination in 1984.   The Book was published by Konark Publishers. The book provides some interesting peeps into the responses of Mrs Gandhi’s to challenges both personal and political.The foreword of the book was written by her granddaughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The 151-page book... Read More

    Union Cabinet approves Proposal for Extension of Corridor of Chennai Metro Rail Project Phase I

    June 2, 2016
    The Union Cabinet on 1 June 2016 approved the proposal for Extension of Corridor-1 of Chennai Metro Rail Phase-I Project from Washermanpet to Wimconagar. It covers a length of 9.051 km at a total cost of 3770 crore rupees. Highlights of the Proposal : The project will be executed by the existing SPV of Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu having 50:50 equity of Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. This extension will provide improved access to public transport for dense population... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India Qatar MoU on tourism approved by Union Cabinet

    June 2, 2016
    The Union Cabinet on 1 June 2016 gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Qatar for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. The main objectives of the MoU are : It will create favourable conditions for long-term co-operation in the field of tourism for the mutual benefits.It will help in exchange of expertise, publications, information/data and statistics related to tourism. It will encourage cooperation through the exchange of... Read More
    Category: International

    Union Cabinet approves setting up of India Post Payments Bank

    June 2, 2016
    The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) as a Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts, with 100% Government of India (GOI) equity on 1 June 2016 . These banks will be established at an expense of 800 crore rupees and rolled out in the entire country in a phased manner. The IPPB will obtain banking licence from RBI by March 2017 and by September 2017. India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) : It will allow all citizens of India, especially the 40%... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Odisha govt to create more gram panchayats

    June 2, 2016
    The state government has decided to create more than 500 new panchayats to streamline administration at the grassroots level.  A decision to this effect was taken at the meeting of the state cabinet presided over by chief minister Naveen  Patnaik. Proposal for necessary amendment of the Odisha Gram Panchayat Act to facilitate creation of more panchayats was approved. The panchayats having more than 10,000 population will be bifurcated in line with the poll manifesto of Biju Janata... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    BRICS bank to issue first yuan denominated bonds

    June 2, 2016
    The New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries is set to issue its first yuan-denominated bonds with plans to release more bonds in local currencies including in Indian Rupee. The Shanghai-based bank founded by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) and headed by eminent Indian banker K V Kamath plans to finance sustainable development projects in the emerging markets and developing countries. The bank’s first five-year yuan-denominated bonds, also referred as... Read More

    Cabinet approved higher Minimum Support Price and bonus for pulses oilseed sesamum

    June 2, 2016
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 June 2016 approved for Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season. The prices will come into effect from effective from 1 October 2016.  The higher MSPs would increase investment and production through assured remunerative prices to farmers. The approved MSP is based on recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) which takes into account the... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Cabinet approves MOU between the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India DGCA and the French Civil Aviation Authority

    June 2, 2016
    The Union Cabinet on 1 June 2016 gave its ex-post facto approval to the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India (DGCA) and the French Civil Aviation Authority. The MoU was signed to implement Technical Cooperation Programme for promotion and implementation of Standards and Recommended Practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
    Highlights of the MoU : The Technical Cooperation programme will be... Read More
    Category: International

    Prime Minister releases National Disaster Management Plan to make India disaster resilient

    June 2, 2016
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). The plan aims to make India disaster resilient and reduce loss of lives  on 1 June 2016. It is the first of its kind of national plan prepared in India. It emphasizes on a greater need for Information, Education and Communication activities to prepare communities to cope with disasters. The plan is based on the four priority themes of the Sendai Framework namely: a.Understanding disaster risk, b.... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Rahul Johri assumes charge as first ever CEO of BCCI

    June 2, 2016
    Rahul Johri on 1 June 2016 assumed charge as first ever chief executive officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai.  He was appointed on the recommendation of the Justice Lodha Committee. About Rahul Johri : He will be report to the BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke and will be based at headquarters of BCCI in Mumbai.He will be responsible for “smooth functioning of operations, stakeholder management and building robust strategies for promoting of... Read More
    Category: Sports



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