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  • WHO certifies India Yaws Maternal Neonatal Tetanus free

    1191 days ago
    India has officially received certificates from World Health Organisation (WHO), recognizing the elimination of Yaws and Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) from the country.
    The certificates were presented to Union Health Minister J P Nadda at the 69th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia Region held in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka. WHO had officially declared India yaws-free in May 2016 after a team of experts verified interruption of disease transmission in the... Read More

    Union Government approves Rs crore for five states under Swadesh Darshan scheme

    1191 days ago
    The Union Government has approved 450 crore rupees for Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim under the Swadesh Darshan scheme. It was approved by the Union Tourism Ministry for the development of Heritage circuit in Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Ramayana Circuit in Uttar Pradesh, North East Circuit in Sikkim and Coastal Circuit of Tamil Nadu. Swadesh Darshan Scheme :  The Union Ministry of Tourism had launched the Swadesh Darshan Scheme with an aim to develop... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited successfully tests Light Utility Helicopter

    1191 days ago
    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has successfully completed test flight of indigenous Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) Bengaluru on 6 September 2016. During the test, the helicopter remained in the air for 15 minutes inside the HAL complex. The LUH will replace the military’s obsolescent fleet of Chetak and Cheetah helicopters that have flown for over three decades. Highlights of Light Utility Helicopter : The HAL LUH is a 3-tonne helicopter exclusively built for the Indian Army and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Nearly million children uprooted worldwide UNICEF

    1191 days ago
    The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has released the report titled Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children on 7 September 2016.
    According to the report, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted across the globe and millions more migrating in the hope of finding a better, safer life. Traumatized by the conflicts and violence they are fleeing, they face further dangers including the risk of drowning on sea crossings, malnourishment, trafficking, rape... Read More
    Category: International

    Dharmendra Pradhan launches Gas India campaign to promote use of natural gas

    1191 days ago
    Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, on 6 September 2016 launched #Gas4India campaign. The campaign is aimed at promoting the use of gas in the country. Public and private sector companies working in the sector have joined hands to promote the natural gas sector. Pradhan also launched the website, Twitter handle, Facebook page and theme song of the campaign. Highlights of the campaign : Gas4India is a unified cross-country,... Read More

    West Odisha celebrates Nuakhai Festival

    1191 days ago
    Western Odisha on 6 September 2016 celebrated the festival of Nuakhai, the agrarian festival of the region, with religious fervour.The celebrations began with the Nabanna in which the newly harvested rice was offered to Goddess Samaleswari as per the stipulated Lagna, the auspicious moment. The deity was adorned with new saree and ornaments on the occasion. Later, people offered Nabanna to their presiding deities. Nuakhai Festival : Nuakhai is an agricultural festival mainly observed by... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

    Thithi wins Best Film Award at first BRICS Film Festival

    1191 days ago
    Acclaimed Kannada movie Thithi won the Best Film Award at the first BRICS Film Festival, which concluded in New Delhi on 6 September 2016. The BRICS Film Festival was organized as a part of the special events planned in run-up to the BRICS summit to be held in India. The five-day-long festival screened movies from India, Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa. China's Chengdu city will host the next edition of the BRICS Film Festival. Thithi : Thithi is a 2016 Kannada-language drama... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Assam CM inaugurates Asia s biggest digital library in Silchar

    1191 days ago
    Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal has inaugurated Asia’s biggest digital library dedicated to the memory of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, in NIT Silchar On the occasion of the 55th Teachers’ Day Assam, . The world class library is established with the help of University of Illinois, USA. It was the wish of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam during his last visit to the Institute to have a world class library stacked with 1 lakh books and research papers.  He also promised he... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    MobiKwik launches one step offline payments with Bubble Pin

    1191 days ago
    Leading fin-tech player in India MobiKwik, is trusted by over 32 million users has launched one-step offline payments with 'Bubble Pin'. This pin can be generated on the MobiKwik app by clicking on 'Pay at store' and is valid for 60 seconds. To make a payment, all a user needs to do is share this pin with the merchant. The pin is a combination of numbers and alphabets. Bubble pin also makes the transaction more secure as no phone number is required to be shared. Soon, users... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Haryana govt to develop villages as Horticulture Villages

    1191 days ago
    Haryana Government led by CM Manohar Lal Khattar has decided to develop 340 villages as Horticulture Villagesat a cost of 93 crore rupees during the Golden Jubilee year of the State.
    It has also decided to establish 140 clusters in these villages. This was stated by Haryana Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister OP Dhankar. A MoU was also signed with the Apio Inc. for processing and packaging of horticultural products in New Delhi.  The MoC was signed by Director General,... Read More

    Rajasthan partners with Cisco for connected learning solution

    1191 days ago
    Rajasthan’s education department has partnered with US-based technology firm Cisco to promote digital learning across the state using virtual digital room solutions. This initiative aims to enhance the quality of education through digital learning for academia to connect, collaborate, create and share content across 12 centres of State Institute for Education Management and Training (SIEMAT) in the state. Under this association, Cisco and SIEMAT have committed to 50,000 manhours of... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Shahan Ali Mohsin becomes first Indian to win the Asian Karting Championship

    1191 days ago
    Young Indian racer Shahan Ali Mohsin created history by becoming the first Indian racer to win the Asian Karting Champion Championship.
    The 12-year-old displayed a valiant performance during the final weekend after missing two days of track time due to a bout of food poisoning and staved off a strong challenge from his main Hayden Haikal to clinch the title.
    The Agra lad will be now hoping for a repeat closer home in the JK Tyre National Rotax Max Karting Championship as well, with... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Ghost snake species discovered in Madagascar

    1191 days ago
    Scientists have discovered a new Ghost Snake Species of elusive, pale grey reptiles dwelling at the Ankarana National Park in Madagascar. The findings were published in the journal Copeia on 1 September 2016. The researchers from the Louisiana State University (LSU) Museum of Natural Science, the American Museum of Natural History in the US and the Universite de Mahajunga in Madagascar studied the snake’s physical characteristics and genetics, which verified that it is a new... Read More
    Category: Environment

    K G George wins J C Daniel Award

    1191 days ago
    Veteran award-winning film director K.G. George won the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award for his overall contribution to the Malayalam film industry on 6 September 2016. The award will be given away along with the State Film Awards at a function to be held at Palakkad in October 2016. K.G. George : Kulakkatil Geevarghese George is an Indian film director and screenwriter. He is considered to be among one of the directors who revolutionized Malayalam cinema in the 1970s.He is noted for his deep... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    GRSE hands over fast attack craft Tihayu to Indian Navy

    1191 days ago
    The Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), 'Tihayu' built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was handed over to the Indian Navy on 30 August 2016. The warship was handed over by Rear Admiral (Retd) A.K. Verma, Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE to the Commanding Officer of the ship Cdr. Ajay Kashov, at a ceremony held in GRSE. Rear Admiral S.R. Sarma, Chief Staff Officer (Technical) of Eastern Naval Command carried out final inspection of the ship prior... Read More

    India Chile expand preferential trading pact to boost economic ties

    1191 days ago
    India and Chile have expanded their Preferential Trade Agreement with both offering to lower or eliminate tariffs on a number of items traded with each other. Chile has offered concessions to India on 1798 tariff lines with margin of preference (extent to which duties are lower than those offered to other countries) ranging from 30 per cent to100 per cent. India’s offer to Chile is on 1,031 products with a margin of preference between 10 per cent and 100 per cent. The agreement on the... Read More
    Category: International

    Intel acquires Google s Project Tango partner Movidius

    1191 days ago
    Intel has acquired computer vision firm Movidius, which partnered with Google to develop 3D space mapping technology for Project Tango devices.
    The terms of the deal were not disclosed. With its latest purchase, Intel is set to build on its RealSense technology, which allows for measuring depth in physical spaces and is used in drones to help them avoid obstacles, as well as in webcams for applications like motion capture and 3D object scanning.  
    Category: Business & Economy

    John Abraham is Arunachal Pradesh s new brand ambassador

    1191 days ago
    John Abraham has been roped in as a brand ambassador for Arunachal Pradesh Tourism. BE Viacom18 in a first of its kind initiative, has partnered with the government of Arunachal Pradesh to provide strategic consultation services to promote the tourism in the state. John Abraham, who loves football, adventure sports, biking is the perfect fit for the state. Representing the state as a brand ambassador, he is of the opinion that the state has lot to offer to its tourist be it culture, heritage,... Read More
    Category: Persons



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