Daily Archive: Monday, December 12, 2016

12 Dec 2016

Madhya Pradesh Government launches Narmada Seva Yatra

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday launched Narmada Seva Yatra at Amarkantak. The five months long Yatra aims at turning the Narmada river pollution free and unceasing river. Chouhan performed religious rituals before kick-starting
12 Dec 2016

India offers tsunami warning system to SCS countries

As part of a soft-diplomacy effort, India is looking to have South China Sea countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia and Philippines use the tsunami early warning-system developed by India. China, too has been approached, said a senior
12 Dec 2016

Scientist creates Nanoceramic material for safer, cheaper nuclear reactors

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have created a nanoceramic material, which may be used in next-generation nuclear reactors that will operate at higher temperatures and radiation fields, producing energy more efficiently and economically. The material can
12 Dec 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee launches 100 Million for 100 Million Campaign

The Rashtrapati Bhavan will mark the 81st birthday of President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday with a number of functions. President Pranab Mukherjee will launch a ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ Campaign organised by the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation
12 Dec 2016

Cancel illegal salt pans in Sambhar Salt Lake: NGT

The central zonal bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Rajasthan government to cancel allotments of salt pans in Sambhar Salt Lake that fall within the wetland and run contrary to the mandate of Wetland
12 Dec 2016

Gotthard Base Tunnel, world’s longest rail tunnel starts regular service

The famed Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) had a ceremonial opening in June, attracting European leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande for its maiden ride. Regular rail service through the world’s longest tunnel
12 Dec 2016

Kolkata-Mizoram trade route via Myanmar to open soon

A deep water port built in Myanmar Sittwe on the Bay of Bengal by India is ready to be commissioned. An inauguration ceremony for this strategically important facility is expected to take place next month, according to
12 Dec 2016

China launches advanced weather satellite Fengyun-4

China has launched the first of its new generation weather satellites Fengyun-4. New technology on the satellite will improve the accuracy of weather forecasts -just in time for the winter season. China launched a weather satellite at
12 Dec 2016

Ammonia detected for first time in upper Troposphere

For the first time, scientists have detected trace amounts of ammonia in the upper troposphere – the lowest of Earth’s atmospheric layers. Released into the atmosphere as an agricultural emission from livestock farming and fertilisation, ammonia has
12 Dec 2016

Tribal hockey tournament with 1,458 teams inaugurated

The Odisha government flagged off a Tribal hockey tournament featuring 1458 teams from Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha at the SAIL Hockey Stadium in Rourkela. The tournament has been organised with the intention of keeping the tribal youth
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