Daily Archive: Sunday, May 14, 2017

14 May 2017

Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat & Divya Kakran bags Silver Medals at the Asian Wrestling Championship

Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat & Divya Kakran have bagged silver medals at the Asian Wrestling Championship held at the KD Jadhav Stadium in New Delhi. Though wrestler Sakshi, India’s bronze medallist at the Rio Olympics was strong in her first two rounds against Uzbekistan’s
14 May 2017

New Index of Industrial Production IIP, WPI Series Introduced

The government has released new-look index of industrial production (IIP) and the wholesale price index (WPI) , which have been built on the new series of data. The new IIP and WPI series has been released by Chief
14 May 2017

BSF to use Invisible Laser Wall Kavach to Secure Border

The Border Security Force will make use Invisible Laser Wall Kavach that is capable of detecting intrusions and relaying information to the nearest post for action to safeguard the 198 km India-Pakistan international border in Jammu and Kashmir. The technology
14 May 2017

New Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine against Pneumonia Launched

Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, PCV, for Pneumonia at Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College Hospital in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. The vaccine is a part of government’s Universal Immunization
14 May 2017

Ransomware Cyber Attack Plays Havoc in Several Countries including India

A global Ransomware Cyber Attack has crippled nearly hundred countries, including India. A cyber gang called Shadow Brokers, which is a mysterious organisation is held responsible for this massive cyberattack. The organisation has carried out the attack by stealing
14 May 2017

India to Skip One Belt, One Road, OBOR summit in China

India will skip the two day grand OBOR summit organised by China to showcase its plans to build a network of trade routes under the One Belt, One Road (OBOR). OBOR is an ambitious China’s ambitious development strategy and framework that aims to
14 May 2017

Drug-resistant TB cases may spike in India by 2040: Study

A new study has found that India could witness an alarming spike in cases of multi drug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis by the year 2040. The study was published on 9 May 2017 in the prestigious medical journal The
14 May 2017

Two Researchers from IIT Madras generated white light from turmeric and pomegranate

Two researchers from the Department of Chemistry at IIT Madras successfully produced white light using a mixture of two natural extracts – red pomegranate and turmeric. The experiment was conducted by former research scholar Vikram Singh along
14 May 2017

V K Saraswat appointed as Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University

Eminent scientist V K Saraswat was on 12 May 2017 appointed as the Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).  He succeeds former ISRO chairman K Kasturirangan, who completed his term on 30 March 2017. Saraswat will serve
14 May 2017

Yogi Adityanath to declare no school bag day in UP government schools

The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to declare no school bag day on Saturdays in all the state-run schools. The proposal for the same was submitted at a meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on
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