Indian Girl Sahithi Pingali to get Planet Named after Her

Post Date : 11/06/2017

Sahithi Pingali, a twelfth grader from Bengaluru will get a minor planet in Milky Way named after her as a reward for developing an integrated mobile phone app and lake monitoring kit to monitor pollution in water bodies. Sahithi Pingali had presented her paper titled “An Innovative Crowdsourcing .....Read More


Petrol and Diesel Prices to be revised Daily from June 16

Post Date : 11/06/2017

State-run oil marketing companies such as Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) will revise the prices of petrol and diesel daily from June 16 throughout the country. The move is aimed at countering the practice of undercutting b.....Read More


Union Health Minister Conferred WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for Global Tobacco Control

Post Date : 08/06/2017

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has been conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for global tobacco control. The award was presented to him by Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia at the ‘National Consultation on Accelerat.....Read More


Hottest Known Planet in Universe

Post Date : 08/06/2017

Scientists have discovered the hottest known exoplanet, designated KELT-9b which is warmer than most stars in the universe. The study has been published in the journal Nature. Exoplanet is a planet that does not orbit the Sun and instead orbits a different star, stellar remnant, or brown dwarf. The.....Read More


Indian American among 12 new Astronauts Selected by NASA

Post Date : 08/06/2017

NASA has selected 12 new astronauts including an Indian-American, Lt Col Raja “Grinder” Chari, from 18000 applications, Lt Col Raja Grinder Chari, 39, is a commander of the 461st Flight Test Squadron as well as the director of the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base in Californi.....Read More


UNCTAD: India among Top FDI Destinations

Post Date : 08/06/2017

According to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017, India continues to remain as a favourite destination for FDI even though tax related concerns remain as a deterrent for the foreign investors. Salient Highlights of the Report According to the report, the favourite destinations for FDI are the US.....Read More


National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre Inaugurated

Post Date : 08/06/2017

Health Secretary C K Mishra has inaugurated the ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’, a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) in New Delhi. This centre would be the largest public sector human milk bank and lactation counselling centre .....Read More


RBI Keeps the Repo Rate Unchanged

Post Date : 08/06/2017

The Reserve Bank of India has kept repo rate unchanged at 6.25% in its second bi-monthly monetary policy review. Reverse Repo rate has been kept unchanged at 6%. The RBI has cut the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) by 50 basis points to 20%. RBI has projected the headline inflation in the range of 2......Read More


World’s First Hybrid ‘Aeroboat’ Unveiled

Post Date : 08/06/2017

The world’s first hybrid ‘aeroboat’ which has been built by an Indo-Russian joint venture has been unveiled at a start-ups event organized by Russia’s state-run Skolkovo Foundation. Salient Highlights The aeroboat is capable of travelling on land, water, snow and sand. It has been designed t.....Read More


Kerala Government implements Green Protocol for making Weddings more Nature Friendly

Post Date : 07/06/2017

Kerala State government has come out with a green protocol to make the weddings in the state more nature-friendly. Salient Highlights As per the protocol, plastic and other non-biodegradable articles including disposable glasses and plates and thermocol decorations will not be permitted to be used i.....Read More


Sachin to become part of the UN Campaign Highlighting Role of Father’s in Child’s Development

Post Date : 07/06/2017

Sachin Tendulkar will join other global celebrities like Dravid, Beckham, Novak Djokovic, Academy Award winning American actor Mahershala Ali, British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton and Australian actor Hugh Jackman for UNICEF’s ‘Super Dads’ campaign that highlights the critical role.....Read More


Sher Bahadur Deuba elected as 40th Prime Minister of Nepal

Post Date : 07/06/2017

Sher Bahadur Deuba,70, has been elected as Nepal’s Prime Minister for the fourth time. He was the only candidate who contested in the election as the main opposition party UML decided to end the obstruction of parliament and did not register its candidates for the election. Deuba managed to secure.....Read More


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