COAS pays homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Infantry Day .The 'Infantry Day' was celebrated on 27 Oct 2016 with a solemn Wreath Laying Ceremony organised at `Amar Jawan Jyoti' wherein Gen Dalbir Singh, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen JJ Singh, (Retd) former Chief of Army Staff, Director General Infantry and Colonels of Infantry Regiments laid wreaths and paid homage to
National Ayurveda Day to be celebrated throughout the Country on 28th October .“Mission Madhumeha through Ayurveda” to be launched . On the occasion of National Ayurveda Day, the Ministry of AYUSH is organizing a one day National Seminar on ‘’Prevention and Control of Diabetes through Ayurveda’’ on 28th October 2016 at New Delhi. The Minister of State (IC) PMO, DoNER,
According to the data given by the Registrar General of India (RGI), Jammu and Kashmir has the highest life expectancy (i.e. post-60 life expectancy), except life expectancy at birth. With this, Jammu and Kashmir has surpassed Kerala which used to be the leader in life expectancy in almost all categories of age till 2010. What is data about? RGI’s Sample Registration System (SRS) had published state level
The assembly elections of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has augmented the use of IT applications to make the election process smooth, effective and transparent.Election Commission.The extent of IT application associates itself with National level data compilation of electors, functioning at polling stations, work allocation of
GOVERNMENT SCHEME-APPROVAL-DECISION - DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-27-10-2016
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has accorded its approval for establishment and operationalisation of a National Academic Depository (NAD). The decision aims at bringing another dimension and enhancement of the vision of Digital India. The NAD would be established and operationalised within the next three months and would be rolled out
Cabinet approves one time relaxation in the cost norms and guidelines of MIDH . The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for one time relaxation of Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) cost norms for implementation of PM's Special package for Jammu & Kashmir towards restoration of
Cabinet approves the new Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan.The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has approved an Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan. The bilateral trade relations between India and Bhutan are governed by the Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between the Government
NEW DELHI: The women employees of the Central government will soon be able to file sexual harassment complaints online. The decision was taken at a meeting called by Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi today after she received complaints from aggrieved women employees from various ministries. Officials from Department of Personnel and Training
The Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation, D.V. Sadananda Gowda has launched the International Household Survey Network (IHSN) Toolkit. He also had launched new Website of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation in New Delhi. What is International Household Survey Network (IHSN) Toolkit? The IHSN is a standard bench mark which
The government announced the launch of two new programmes — Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics. Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said the intent of the programmes is to form a network to farmers directly with the scientists and experts. The Prime Minister has emphasised that it is important for scientists to work on the problems being faced by our farmers.
LEGAL-COURT BILL-ACT- DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-27-10-2016
The Madras High Court has directed Google and its subsidiary YouTube to provide details, including identity and address, of a user 'Marupakkam Seithigal', who posted a video content dubbed defamatory by petitioner Lebara Foundation. The court dismissed an appeal by Google and YouTube against the order of a single judge who directed them to disclose the IP address and other details of the uploader of
The ride between Delhi and Noida on the DND Flyway became toll-free after the Allahabad high court on Wednesday ordered the private concessionaire to stop collecting user-fee from commuters, saying they were being illegally taxed. Managed by the Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd (NTBCL), the eight-lane, 9.2km road connecting Noida with south Delhi, was opened on February 6, 2001. The toll for a
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-HEALTH- DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-20-10-2016
Scientists have designed a wearable lower-limb robot exoskeleton that features natural knee movement to help stroke and spinal cord injury patients regain ability to walk and strengthen their muscles. Wearable "robot-assisted training" is quickly emerging as a method that helps improve gait rehabilitation. Now, researchers from Beihang University in China and Aalborg University in Denmark
Senior IPS officer Karnal Singh on 26 October 2016 was appointed the Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED). The Appointments Committee of Cabinet approved the appointment of Singh till 31 August 2017, which is the date of his superannuation. Singh was already holding the post as additional charge for over a year. His regular posting was Special Director, ED, for the northern region.
The World Bank and other global development lenders and other financial institutions must help countries such as India to finance the shift of their coal production to more efficient technologies so they can meet their COP21 commitments said by Benjamin Sporton, World Coal Association Chief Executive .The World Bank should not support coal based power plant. Instead of Coal Power Plant
BSE has introduced a paperless SIP(Systematic Investment Plan) facility for mutual fund (MF) investors.It will extremely cut the registration time and also allow subscribers to transact through different payment modes including net banking. SIP is an investment vehicle that allows investors to invest in small amounts periodically instead of lump sums. The frequency of investment is usually
AWARD AND HONOUR - -DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-27-10-2016
All India Radio’s (AIR’s) entry Diary of a Tiger (एक बाघ की डायरी) in October 2016 won the first prize in the Community Service Announcement category of the prestigious Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) awards for the year 2016. Dairy of a Tiger was declared the winner at an award ceremony held in Bali, Indonesia, on the sidelines of ongoing 53rd ABU General Assembly and Associated Meetings. he
India Army team has won a gold medal at Exercise Cambrian Patrol which was organised by the British Army in Wales.The Indian Army team presented a tradition khukri as a memento to the British Army. The eight men of the 2nd Battalion of 8 Gorkha Rifles received the medal from British Prime Minister Theresa May.The exercise is so difficult that many teams are unable to finish. However, those who do
Pakistan batsman Younis Khan jumped three places to reach the second spot in the latest ICC Test rankings that came out after the conclusion of the second Test between Pakistan and West Indies. Their 133 run win over West Indies helped Pakistan take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-Test series. Younis had missed the first Test due to a minor bout of dengue. West Indies’ dismal showing
Ahmedabad-based specialty tea startup The Kettlery has raised seed funding from shooter and investor Abhinav Bindra’s fund Shooting Star Sports LLP and Franchise India Brands. CPK Food and Beverages Pvt. Ltd, which runs The Kettlery, received $1 million (Rs 6.71 crore) in the seed round, Sandeep Kotecha, founder, The Kettlery, told Techcircle.in. The development was first reported by The
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India finished the round robin stages of the Asian Champions Trophy with a 2-1 win when they took on Malaysia in Kuantan. The 2011 champions India defied both the Malaysian side which had won all three of its matches and the crowd support as well. Rupinder Pal Singh continued his sublime touch from the penalty corners to score a goal in the first quarter and Malaysia pulled one back with Razie
Russian basejumper Valery Rozov has smashed his own world record by leaping from the side of the sixth tallest mountain in the world using a wingsuit. The 51-year-old daredevil soared from a height of 7,700 meters (25,300ft) from Mount Cho Oyu, a towering peak of ice and snow which once forced Mount Everest conquerer Edmund Hillary to admit defeat in 1952. Rozov’s expedition along the China-
OSLO: Worldwide populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have plunged by almost 60 per cent since 1970 as human activities overwhelm the environment, the WWF conservation group said on Thursday. An index compiled with data from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to measure the abundance of biodiversity was down 58 per cent from 1970 to 2012 and would fall 67 per
KENDRAPARA, ODISHA: A 12-foot long mugger crocodile that had strayed from far-off Satakosia Tiger Reserve in Angul district to Luna rivulet of Mahanadi river system near Kendrapara town was caught alive by wildlife personnel with the help of skilled fishermen after a six-hour effort. The giant male carnivorous species was sighted in the rivulet near Bilabalrampur village last week, which had
MUMBAI: Corporates are increasing focus on setting emission reduction and renewable energy targets besides putting up an internal price on carbon as part of risk mitigation, says a report. According to CDP's latest climate change report, as many as 47 firms on the BSE 200 index have disclosed information related to climate change as against 34 companies in 2010. The report assumes significance
MELBOURNE: An orangutan at Perth Zoo has been named the world's oldest Sumatran orangutan in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records, as she celebrated her 60th birthday on Thursday, a zoo spokesperson told Reuters on Thursday. Puan celebrated with a birthday breakfast of rambutans from her childhood home in Malaysia, Perth Zoo spokesperson Danielle Henry said. She was gifted to
FOREIGN TOUR-FOREIGN RELATION- INTERNATIONAL -DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-27-10-2016
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: At least 3,800 migrants and refugees have perished this year while trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, the highest ever toll ever on the perilous route, the UN said Wednesday. "We can confirm that at least 3,800 people have been reported dead or missing in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year, making the death toll in 2016 the highest ever recorded," UN
JERUSALEM, UNDEFINED: Israeli archaeologists on Wednesday unveiled a 7th century BC text they said contains the earliest mention in Hebrew of Jerusalem outside the Bible, prompting officials to stress the Jewish connection to the city. "For Israeli archaeology, this is the first mention in Hebrew of the city of Jerusalem outside the New Testament," Amir Ganor of Israel's antiquities authority told AFP as
India and Iran agreed that aim to strike a deal early next year on the Farzad-B gas field in the Persian Gulf, the Indian Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry announced. The Farzad-B natural gas field was discovered four years ago. It is estimated to hold 18.75 trillion cubic feet of gas, according to the latest estimates. The Indian company ONGC Videsh, which has drilled an exploration well in the field, is
STATE -DAILY- NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-27-10-2016
Haryana Government has decided to observe 2017 as the “Garib Kalyan Varsh”. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Manohar Lal on 26 October 2016. During the observation period of Garib Kalyan Varsh, the government would lay emphasis on welfare of poor people and generating employment opportunities for the youth. Khattar, who completed two years in office, also said that the
The 19th ‘World Peace Conference’ was inaugurated by Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao at Nashik in Maharashtra on October 24, 2016. Aim: to strengthen people to search truth and utilise education for development of the society. Organiser : Gokhale Education Society (GES) and International Association of Educators for World Peace. The inaugural address on the occasion is given
The personal chefs of world leaders are meeting in Delhi as part of the 40th Club des Chefs des Chefs, and are being hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee’s personal chef, Montu Saini. The chefs, including that of US President Barack Obama, have visited a spice market and met Mukherjee. They will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visit Chandni Chowk. The chefs who cook for the world’s leaders
SURVEY AND REPORT-DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-27-10-2016
World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2016 reports that Pakistan ranks 143 out of 144 countries in the gender inequality index, standing way behind Bangladesh and India who rank 72nd and 87th respectively. For the second consecutive year, Pakistan has been ranked the second-worst country in the world for gender inequality. Pakistan is also the worst performing state in South
PASSES AWAY-DAILY- -NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-20-10-2016
LOS ANGELES: Kevin Curran, a six-time Emmy-winning writer and producer who worked on shows like "Late Night With David Letterman" and "The Simpsons", died at his home here after a long illness. He was 59. He graduated from Harvard College in 1979, where he served as an editor for the Harvard Lampoon. While at Harvard, Curran met Al Jean, who would go on to become the showrunner of "The
Veteran journalist M.B. Singh (91) died at his residence in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Singh served as editor of Prajavani and was instrumental in launching Sudha (weekly) and Mayura ( monthly) magazines. He worked for Mathrubhumi and also for Varta of Veerakesari Seetharama Shastry. He joined Prajavani as a war correspondent in 1953 and was the first journalist to cover the liberation of
The Pulitzer Prize winning Author Lucia Perillo has died in Olympia. He was 58. Perillo authored several collections of poetry including “Inseminating the Elephant” in 2009, which won the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress.The MacArthur Genius Fellow was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1988 and his first
New Delhi: The one-man judicial committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) set up by the government on Wednesday submitted its report to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Union minister Manohar Parrikar receiving the report. Union minister Manohar Parrikar receiving the report.The Centre had appointed the committee under the Chairmanship of retired Chief Justice of Patna High
BENGALURU: The heads for BBMP council's 11 standing committees were elected unopposed on Wednesday. Mayor G Padmavathi said: "Four members each from the Congress and JD(S) and three Independent members were elected. The poll for the Establishment and Administrative Re forms Standing Committee chairman's post had to be postponed as there were no nominations." The list of
The Union Ministry of Urban Development on 25 October 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Buildings Construction Corporation (India) Ltd and Central Public Works Department (CPWD). The MoU was signed for the redevelopment of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) colonies in New Delhi.
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