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  • Scientists develop artificial human lung model using D printing

    November 26, 2016
    Scientists from Czech Republic have developed a model of a functioning human lung using 3D printing and other technologies. It has received three patents for its modeling.
    The model was developed by the research group from the Brno University of Technology. It can be used to simulate problems like asthma or other chronic diseases and their treatments. It is mechanical- and computer-based model of the lung developed by utilizing an array of modern technologies including 3D printing. It can... Read More

    Union Government constitutes Amitabh Kant Committee to push cashless transactions

    November 26, 2016
    The Union Government has constituted a new committee to form a strategy to expedite the process of transforming India into a cashless economy. The committee will be headed by Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. It has been tasked with identifying various bottlenecks affecting access of digital payments. Identify and operationalise in the earliest possible time frame user-friendly digital payment options in all sectors of the economy. Identify various digital payment systems appropriate to different... Read More
    Category: Committee

    November Constitution day

    November 26, 2016
    The Samvidhan Diwas or the Constitution Day of India is being observed on 26th November to spread awareness of Indian Constitution. On this day in 1949, constitution of India was adopted and came into force on January 26, 1950 marking the beginning of a new era in the history of free India. The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE) is the nodal Ministry for the celebration of Constitution Day. This year it is second edition of the Constitution Day. On this occasion Prime... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Cuba s Fidel Castro dies aged

    November 26, 2016
    Fidel Castro, the revolutionary leader of Cuba, died on 25 November 2016. He was 90. News of his death was announced on national television by President Raul Castro. The former Cuban President and leader of the Communist revolution ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing over the powers to his brother Raul in 2008. His supporters praised him as a man who had given Cuba back to the people. Fidel Castro :  Born on 13 August 1926, Fidel Castro governed Cuba... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Arunachal Government renames Chief Minister s Trophy for Football and Volleyball after martyred Hangpan Dada

    November 26, 2016
    The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, on November 24, 2016, adopted a decision to rename the Chief Minister’s Trophy for Football and Volleyball (men’s and women’s) after martyr Hangpan Dada. The decision was taken during the State Development Council (SDC) meeting convened under his chairmanship The state-level trophy for football and volleyball, both in men and women categories, would now be called as Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy. The troph, had been... Read More

    Upma Chowdhary named first woman director of LBSNAA

    November 26, 2016
    Upma Chowdhary, a 1983 batch IAS officer of Himachal cadre, has been appointed Director of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) at Mussoorie, the first woman to be named for the post. The post has been upgraded to Secretary rank and Chowdhary would be the 23rd director and first woman director of the prestigious academy, imparting training to officers of civil services. She will replace Rajeev Kapoor.
    Currently posted as Additional Chief Secretary in Himachal... Read More
    Category: Sports

    German home appliances major BSH opens technology centre in Bengaluru

    November 26, 2016
    BSH Household Appliances Group, Europe’s largest manufacturer of home appliances, opened its first technology centre in India at Adugodi (Bengaluru). Synonymous with German engineering and highest quality standards, BSH is globally renowned for its innovative and futuristic products and solutions sold under its total of 14 global brands.
    The new 2,500-sq m centre will help BSH to further develop localised technologies for the Indian market and to become the heart of product... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    South Indian Bank launches contactless debit card

    November 26, 2016
    South Indian Bank has announced the launch of its contactless debit card. The Near Field Communication (NFC) technology makes the contactless cards very secure, as the card does not leave the cardholder’s possession. Customers can also opt to use their card as a normal CHIP card and transact in a ‘contact’ mode too. Once the merchant enters the purchase amount in the contactless PoS terminal, the customer simply has to just wave the card on the terminal and the payment is... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Mumbai Ranked Among World s Top Trending Tourist Destinations For

    November 26, 2016
    Mumbai (also known as the city of dreams), the financial and entertainment capital of India may be set to witness an increase in domestic and international tourist footfalls as new research from sees the city rank among the world’s top trending destinations for 2017.   The data experts at analysed the top 300 destinations based on growth in search and bookings to find the most up-and-coming places to visit in 2017.
    When analysed against wider trends,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Railways to introduce Tri Netra to check collisions

    November 26, 2016
    Railways may soon get an advanced system, called "Tri-Netra", on its trains which will help reduce train accidents by keeping a record of the track maintenance and will also provide better visibility during foggy days. Senior railway officers said Tri-Netra system is made up of a high-resolution optical video camera, high-sensitivity infrared video camera and a radar-based terrain mapping system.
    Tri-Netra stands for ­ "terrain imaging for diesel drivers infrared,... Read More

    Ministry of Culture Releases Coins on th Anniversary of Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

    November 26, 2016
    The Culture Ministry released commemorative coins to mark the 500th anniversary of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's arrival in Vrindavan to locate the "lost holy places" associated with Lord Krishna.
    In 1515, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who propagated the worship of Lord Krishna and popularised the chanting of 'Hare Krishna' Mantra', visited Vrindavan with the objective of locating the lost holy places associated with Krishna's transcendental pastimes. The government is... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    PM Modi to visit Punjab to attend th birth anniversary of Guru

    November 26, 2016
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Punjab on November 25, 2016 to attend a function marking the 350th birth anniversary of tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh ji at Sri Anandpur Sahib in Rupanagar district. During the visit Prime Minister  offered prayers at Gurdwara Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib, the second holiest of Sikh shrines after Amritsar’s Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple and was presented a ‘siropa’ or robe of honour by the Sikh priests at the historic... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Mary Kom to receive Legends Award on December

    November 26, 2016
    MC Mary Kom, the Olympic bronze-medal winning boxer from India, will receive the 'Legends Award' on 20 December 2016. She will receive the award from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on its 70th anniversary. At present, the Olympian and a five-time world champion is a Rajya Sabha MP. President Pranab Mukherjee nominated her as a member of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament in April 2016. Mary Kom is also a multiple-time Asian champion and was named an AIBA brand... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Smart cane for blind can remotely sense obstacles Scientists

    November 26, 2016
    Scientists in the third week of November 2016 developed a new smart cane that can help transform the lives of the blind and visually impaired by allowing them to sense the obstacles which are beyond the physical length of their walking stick This smart cane is named as 'mySmartCane'. It was developed by the researchers from The University of Manchester in the UK. Smart Cane will be helpful for the visually impaired :  It works much like a common car parking sensor. The... Read More

    Veteran Journalist Dilip Padgaonkar passed away

    November 26, 2016
    Noted journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of the ‘Times of India’, Dilip Padgaonkar passed away on 25 November 2016, following a heart attack and multi-organ failure. He was 72. He was brought into a private clinic in a critical condition on 18 November 2016, where he was put on ventilator support and dialysis. Though there was a team of doctors trying to revive him, his condition showed no improvement.
    Padgaonkar along with Information Commissioner Prof. M M Ansari and... Read More

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