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  • India becomes Associate Member of CERN

    November 22, 2016
    India became an associate member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s largest nuclear and particle physics laboratory. In this regard, an agreement was signed by Dr. Sekhar Basu, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and CERN Director General Dr. Fabiola Gianotti in Mumbai, Maharashtra. As an associate member, India can take part in meetings of the CERN Council and its committees (Scientific Policy Committee and Finance Committee). It will open up new... Read More

    Guided Missile Destroyer INS Chennai inducted into Indian Navy

    November 22, 2016
    Guided Missile Destroyer INS Chennai was  commissioned into the Indian Navy by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. The ship was indigenously designed by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design and was constructed by Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai.
    Highlights of INS Chennai :  INS Chennai is the last of the Project 15 A class Destroyers. It will be placed under the operational and administrative control of the Flag Officer... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Japan Triggering off Tsunami Warnings

    November 22, 2016
    An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 hit the coast of Fukushima, in Japan, triggering off tsunami scares on 22 November 2016. The same region fell victim to one of Japan’s worst quakes in 2011, which resulted in a devastating tsunami that led to the killing of around 18000 people and destruction of one of Japan’s nuclear power plants. The quake was felt even in Tokyo, 150 miles southwest of the epicenter. Though there has been no report of death as yet, there have been reports of... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Scientists discover a super Earth orbiting around red dwarf star

    November 22, 2016
    A team of scientists has recently discovered a super-Earth orbiting around a red dwarf star just 32.7 light years away. The discovery was published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics on 5 November 2016. The study was led by Alejandro Suarez Mascareno from the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of La Laguna (ULL) in Spain.This exoplanet is named as GJ 536 b. It is around 5.4 times the mass of Earth. Planets that are up to 15 times the mass of Earth are... Read More

    Zak Brown appointed as Executive Director of McLaren Technology Group

    November 22, 2016
    The McLaren Technology Group on 21 November 2016 announced the appointment of Zak Brown as its Executive Director. Brown is chosen for the position after Ron Dennis was forced out as Chairman and Chief Executive of McLaren in November 2016. Zak Brown :  Zak Brown is a former professional racing driver. He is the founder and CEO of Just Marketing International, the world’s largest motorsport marketing agency. In 2013, CSM Sport & Entertainment acquired JMI, which was founded in... Read More

    Supreme Court asked Union Government to frame rules for consumer courts

    November 22, 2016
    The Supreme Court (SC) of India has directed the Union Government to frame model rules prescribing objective norms for the administration of consumer courts. It should be done within four months. The direction was passed by the three-judge bench comprising of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justices DY Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao. The bench expressed its concern over the working of consumer courts including the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. It said that a systematic overall... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Six Winners of Infosys Prize Announced

    November 22, 2016
    The Infosys Science Foundation declared the names of six individuals as the winners of Infosys Prize 2016 on 18 November 2016. The prize, which is given to recognize and celebrate the talent and contribution of some of the best researchers and scientists today, is running into its eighth consecutive year. The winners were selected from 6 categories including the field of Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Akshaya Mukul wins Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize

    November 22, 2016
    Senior journalist Akshaya Mukul won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2016 for his book Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India. The judges, authors Samanth Subramanian, Mahesh Rao and Janice Pariat, chose Mukul’s book for its “eye-opening and captivating exploration into a parallel literary culture that can often feel at a great remove from English-speaking metropolitan India”. Mukul had also won the best non-fiction book prize for Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India... Read More
    Category: Books & Authors

    Mahesh Bhalla appointed as Chief Mentor of StartupsClub India

    November 22, 2016
    Mahesh Bhalla, former Executive Director of Dell’s Consumer & SMB business in India, has been appointed as Chief Mentor of StartupsClub India. StartUpsClub is the largest community for such ventures in India with over 10,000 plus entrepreneurs on its board, the Bengaluru headquartered company said. Bhalla is a 20-year-industry veteran, having held leadership positions across various companies including Uber, India, a StartupsClub release said. StartupsClub is an initiative that... Read More
    Category: Books & Authors

    India s longest expressway inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh

    November 22, 2016
    India’s longest expressway connecting Agra and Lucknow was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Bangarmau in Unnao district of UP. It has been built by the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) in a record time of 23 months. The Agra-Lucknow Expressway is six-lane greenfield expressway having total length of 302-km. It has a design speed of up to 120 kms per hour. It starts from Agra and passes through Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etawah,... Read More

    Sangai Festival begin in Manipur

    November 22, 2016
    The 10-day-festival ‘Sangai Festival 2016’ inaugurated by Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh on November 21 2016. It will continue till November 30 2016 .Theme is  ‘Destination Manipur’. To promote Manipur as a potential tourist destination. The participants from different Indian states, foreign traders and cultural troupes expected to participated in this festival. A wide range of shows from fashion to rock music, along with activities like boat race and other water... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

    th International Film Festival of India begins in Goa

    November 22, 2016
    The 47th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) began in Goa. It is one of Asia’s oldest and India’s biggest film festival. It was inaugurated by Veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy in the presence of Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu. This year over 300 films including 4 premieres, 6 international premieres, 26 Asian premieres 104 Indian premieres and Oscar-winning entries from nearly 90 countries will be screened.
    South Korea is the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    of PSBs skip paying dividends to Government due to mounting NPAs

    November 22, 2016
    As many as 16 of 22 public sector banks skipped paying dividends to Government in fiscal 2015-16 due to issue of mounting bad loans. It has led to a 67% decline in government receipts to Rs. 1,444.6 crore. Only six PSBs have declared dividends, though at a lower rate for the fiscal ended March 2016.
    PSBs which skipped dividend payments included Allahabad Bank, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Central Bank of India, Canara Bank, Corporation Bank, Punjab National Bank, Dena Bank and Syndicate... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Thailand s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn conferred with first World Sanskrit Award

    November 22, 2016
    Thailand’s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was presented with the first ‘World Sanskrit Award’ for her exemplary contribution for the promotion of the language for the year 2015.  Besides, American linguist and Indologist Prof. George Cardona was also presented with this award for the year 2016. They were bestowed with the award by Vice President Hamid Ansari at a function held in New Delhi. Maha Chakri Sirindhorn  : She is noted educator and scholar of Sanskrit... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Twin trial of Prithvi II missile successfully conducted

    November 22, 2016
    The twin trial of surface-to-surface nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile was successfully conducted by the India Army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha During the test, two Prithvi-II missiles in salvo mode were successfully test-fired in quick succession from mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR). Earlier, similar twin trial was conducted by Indian Army in October 2009 from the same base where both tests were successful. Prithvi-II missile Prithvi-II... Read More

    Haryana Fitment of auto dippers mandatory in vehicles

    November 22, 2016
    Haryana Government in November 2016 made the fitting of auto-dippers mandatory in four-wheel transport vehicles as a road safety measure. It was done in accordance with the terms of Rule 106 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. The State Transport Department informed that no four wheeled transport vehicles would be registered by the Registering authorities or authorised dealers unless the auto-dippers compatible with head lamps are fitted. All registered four-wheeled transport vehicles... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Radhika Menon awarded IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

    November 22, 2016
    Captain Radhika Menon was bestowed with the 2016 International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea at IMO Headquarters in London, United Kingdom on 21 November 2016. Menon was honoured with the prestigious award for her role in the rescue of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in the Bay of Bengal in June 2015. With this, Captain Menon became the first female to receive the IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. Radhika Menon : Radhika Menon is the... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge Wins Delhi Half Marathon

    November 22, 2016
    As expected, Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya’s reigning Olympic marathon champion bagged the winner’s title in Delhi Half Marathon on 20 November 2016. While he was declared winner in men’s category, Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa claimed the women’s title.
    Kipchoge, who won the gold medal at Rio Olympics in August 2016, is considered to be one of the greatest marathon runners of all times.
    Highlights of the race : The race was flagged off by Union Sports Minister,... Read More
    Category: Sports



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