GK & CA
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Defence ministry clears proposal to buy 6 Apache helicopters
ITI targets 7,000-crore Army project
Supreme Court verdict on Right to Privacy
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court on August 24, 2017 unanimously ruled that the right to privacy was a fundamental right under the Constitution. A nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar ruled that “right to privacy is an intrinsic part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty under Article 21.
Iran, Saudi Arabia to exchange diplomatic visits
Delegations from Iran and Saudi Arabia will exchange diplomatic visits soon, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview published by the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) on 23rd august.
2016 Wimbledon finalist Raonic pulls out of US Open
Karnataka eyes more rains with Varshadhare cloud-seeding
3,500 Rohingya reach Bangladesh in August
Rohingya's are the group represents a mixture of precolonial and colonial immigrations. Thousands of Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since Myanmar announced a military build-up in Rakhine State earlier this month, community leaders said on Wednesday.
Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran amid regional crisis
Cabinet approves MoU between India & Nepal
Closure of loss-making Bharat Wagon approved
17th meeting of FSDC held in New Delhi
The seventeenth Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Finance, Shri Arun Jaitley. A brief report on the activities undertaken by the FSDC Sub-Committee Chaired by Governor, RBI was placed before the FSDC.
Former Manipur CM Rishang Keishing passes away
India signs up an environment agreement with World Bank
Surrogate cow gives birth to calf
India's tryst with cows continues and this time in a scientific way. With In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) technology a surrogate cow has delivered a calf. The IVF was carried out in a mobile laboratory which is a first for India especially at a farm level. The National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) have conducted similar experiments before at the lab-level.
First National Sports Museum to be established in New Delhi
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is going to establish National Sports Museum, first of its kind, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The decision was taken three months back and after a series of meetings and his personal visits to several locations in the capital, the current venue for museum was finalized by the Sports Minister.
Supreme Court verdict against instant triple talaq
OBC creamy layer raised to Rs 8 lakh from Rs 6L
The government will soon set up a commission to examine the sub-categorization of 'Other Backward Classes', or OBCs, even as it has raised the OBC creamy layer criterion to Rs 8 lakh from Rs 6 lakh, announced finance minister Arun Jaitley.
Scientists create cyborg bacteria to produce fuels
RBI to issue Rs 200 note on 25th august
UK scientists developed world's smallest surgical robot
British scientists have developed the worlds smallest surgical robot which could transform daily operations for tens of thousands of patients. The robot, called Versius, mimics the human arm and can be used to carry out a wide range of laparoscopic procedures including hernia repairs.
Defence Ministry approves delegation of powers to BRO
The Ministry of Defence has decided to delegate administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to avoid delays on account of references between the Chief Engineer, HQ DGBR and the Ministry.
China launches first cyber court in e-commerce hub
Sir John Marshall : The legendary archeologist
H1N1 Flue virus (Swine flue)
Google launches Android ‘Oreo’
‘New state of matter’ discovered
Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientists have discovered a potential new state of matter that may help explain phenomena like superconductivity.Superconductivity is extensively used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), particle accelerators, magnetic fusion devices, and microwave filters.
IISc: Copper-coated membrane makes drinking water safe
A team of researchers led by Prof. Suryasarathi Bose from the Department of Materials Engineering at IISc made the commonly used polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) water-filter membrane to prevent biofouling and kill bacteria.
august 19: World Humanitarian Day
Pokhran I: India's first ever hands-on nuclear technology
Indian-origin persons on Fortune list
Walled: India's first world heritage city
The 600-year-old Walled City of Ahmedabad was declared World Heritage City by the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO after it met in Karlow, Poland. It is first Indian city get the honour.
Encephalitis is a sudden onset inflammation of the brain. Encephalitis with meningitis is known as meningoencephalitis. Symptoms include headache, fever, confusion, drowsiness, and fatigue. Further symptoms include seizures or convulsions, tremors, hallucinations, stroke, and memory problems.
Doklam or Zhoglam (in Standard Tibetan)
An area with a plateau and a valley, lying between Tibet's Chumbi Valley to the north, Bhutan's Ha Valley to the east and India's Sikkim state to the west. It has been depicted as part of Bhutan in the Bhutanese maps since 1961, but it is also claimed by China.
India's first Partition Museum opens doors to public
Nobel-laureate Malala Yousafzai to study at Oxford
Yousafzai won international renown in 2012 after she was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan for speaking out for the right of girls to go to school. Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has gained a place at the University of Oxford.
Trinamool Congress sweeps West Bengal civic elections
India is the 8th positively influencing country in the world
In a new Ipsos MORI poll, Canada has topped the list of countries that most positively influence the globe with a whooping 81 per cent rating. Interestingly, India, with 53 per cent rating, surpasses the USA (40 per cent) and China (49 per cent) in having the most positive influence on global affairs.
Earth scores extremely low in its 2016 climate report card
The Global Liveability Report 2017
Cincinnati Open: Sania Mirza-Peng Shuai advance
Low-cost,highly sensitive blood test for cancer detection
Crude oil shipment opens new vistas in India-US relationship
Saudi Arabia to open Salwa border to Qatari pilgrims for haj
Stents prices heavily slashed
Nepal, China sign three pacts to boost energy, economic ties
Aeroplanes may be affecting ozone layer
Aeroplanes may be ejecting significant amounts of black carbon (BC) — a pollutant known to aggravate breathing disorders, upset the monsoon and quicken glacier melt — and may be depleting the ozone layer, according to a study by climate researchers from multiple institutions in the country.
India moves to revive TAPI gas pipeline
The Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India Pipeline (TAPI) is a natural gas pipeline being developed by the Asian Development Bank.India will host the next steering committee meeting of the proposed 1,814 kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, senior officials on both sides confirmed.
HUL’s Balaji to join Tata Motors as CFO
Google voice search in eight more languages
Google has unveiled its voice search facility in eight additional Indian languages. In a statement, the technology major said that the latest move was part of its efforts to help solve the challenge for India’s next billion users. The new languages include Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
IIT develops silk patch to repair damaged heart tissue
Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati have fabricated a 3D cardiac tissue patch using silk protein membranes seeded with heart muscle cells. The patch can potentially be used for regenerating damaged heart tissue.
Scientists develop world's 1st Plant-based Zika vaccine
India-ASEAN Youth Summit begins in Bhopal
Gaj Yatra campaign to protect elephants launched
On the occasion of World Elephant Day, leading wildlife conservation NGO Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) announced the launch of the Gaj Yatra, a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the shrinking space for India?s wild elephants and the importance of securing elephant corridors.
Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Shaurya’ commissioned in Goa
Lucky Loser Ramkumar Enters Cincinnati Open Second Round
Cristiano Ronaldo Handed Five-Match Ban For Ref Push
Factory output at 4-year low, shrinks 0.1% in June
Prasoon Joshi appointed CBFC chairperson
Odisha govt & Facebook launches 'SheMeansBusiness' programme
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched 'She Means Business' programme of Facebook for women entrepreneurs in Odisha. Under the scheme 25, 000 women entrepreneurs and self-help group (SHG) members will be given training on digital marketing skills within next one year.
August 12: International Youth Day
Now water used as propellant for tiny satellites
Engineers at Purdue University in the US have designed and tested a micropropulsion system that uses liquid water as the propellant for orbital maneuvering of tiny satellites called CubeSats.
Lok Sabha passes state banks bill 2017
The Lok Sabha passed the bill to repeal the SBI (Subsidiary Banks) Act 1959, State Bank of Hyderabad Act 1956 and to further amend the State Bank of India Act, 1955, following the merger of five associates with the parent SBI.
ISRO to develop full-fledged hyperspectral imaging satellite
NCERT launches portal for home delivery of books
IIT scientists develop silk mats that could treat arthritis
Govt imposes anti-dumping duty on 93 Chinese products
India-Bhutan bilateral meet to held on sidelines of BIMSTIC
India ranks 43rd in 2017 Global retirement index
India was ranked last at 43rd position in 2017 Global Retirement Index (GRI) published by French asset management company Natixis Global.
Government Launches Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017
The Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has released Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017, third party survey report to assess the progress Swachh bharat mission in rural india.
Cochin Shipyard Makes Strong Debut In Weak Market
India v Australia:World No.1 team ends home season on high
Logistics Data Bank project to expand to South India
The Logistics Data Bank (LDB) project, unveiled in July 2016 to make India’s logistics sector more efficient through the use of Information Technology, will soon expand operations to the country’s southern region. So far, it had covered only the western logistics corridor.
HS Prannoy Jumps Two Spots To Be Ranked No 15
HS Prannoy is having a good run. After winning the US Open Grand Prix Gold last month, he made the quarters at New Zealand GP Gold last week. His efforts are paying off as the 25-year-old jumped two spots to be ranked No 15 in the latest BWF ranking charts, released on Thursday.
Davinder Singh makes history, quilifies for Javelin final
Sebastian Vettel Wins Hungarian GP in Ferrari One-Two
Hip Hop - 44th anniversary
Hip hop most important innovations in the music genre: the break. On August 11, 1973 , a DJ named Kool Herc threw a Back To School party in the Boogie Down Bronx that changed music as we know it.
Nation celebrates 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement
The Quit India Movement or the India August Movement, was a movement launched at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942, demanding an end to British Rule of India.
Justice Dipak Misra appointed as 45th Chief Justice of India
India to develop Iran's Chabahar port
Govt merges NCRB with BPRD
The three-decade old National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has been merged with another central police organisation -- the BPRD by the government recently with an aim to improve efficiency of development works related to policing.
India calls for expanding cooperation with MGC countries
India on Monday called for expanding the areas of cooperation among the member countries of the Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) bloc to further deepen mutually beneficial partnership and cooperation.
Two new species of Cycas found
Champions Cup moved out of Chennai
The All India Football Federation has decided to move the Champions Cup international football tournament from Chennai to Mumbai. Kushal Das, AIFF secretary, told The Hindu here on Wednesday that this was necessitated as the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu was charging high rates for using its facilities.
India u-19 beats England u-19
Low-cost, sensitive CO sensor from IISc
Hot exoplanet with glowing water atmosphere found
S. Aparna appointed Executive Director of World Bank
L&T signs Rs 1,050 crore EPC contract with Indian railway
The first EPC contract worth Rs 1,050 crore was awarded to private sector engineering major L&T for electrifying 781 route kilometres while eight more such pacts worth Rs 746 crore had been signed by zonal railways with public sector firms.
August 7: National Handloom day
Indian Institutes of Technology bill passed in Parliament
Parliament on Monday passed a bill which will make the six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) capable of granting degrees to the engineers that pass out.
Sun's core rotates 4 times faster than it's surface: Study
Maharashtra Government launches two online portals
Maharashtra Government has launched two online portals MahaDBT and MahaVASTU to streamline the process of direct benefit transfer (DBT) and to bring in more transparency in construction sector.
India can construct Kishanganga, Ratle Hydro Power Plants
World Bank has allowed India to construct Kishanganga, Ratle hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restriction under the 1960 IWT.
Lok Sabha passes key bills for implementation of GST in J&K
The Lok Sabha has passed the Central Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2017 and the Integrated Goods & Services Tax.The 2 bills will replace the ordinances promulgated earlier in this regard to complete rolling out GST regime the Himalayan State.
Driverless bus service in the Estonian capital Tallinn
Heat and drought have a huge impact on India's farmers
Dhrupad maestro Ustad Sayeeduddin Dagar
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan
Pakistan’s Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was elected the 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan by the National Assembly.Abbasi succeeds Nawaz Sharif who was disqualified by the Supreme Court over the Panama Papers scandal.
Chemical from turmeric treats cancer in children: study
Scientists from United States have found that curcumin, the bioactive component of turmeric that is widely used in Indian cuisine can treat cancer in children. They have found that nanoparticles loaded with curcumin can target and destroy neuroblastoma tumour cells.
Eminent Scientist Pushpa Bhargava