Daily Archive: Saturday, May 20, 2017

20 May 2017

Anant Geete inaugurates Test Track Facility developed by Global Automotive Research Centre

Anant G. Geete, Union Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Minister, on 18 May 2017 formally inaugurated the Test Track Facility at Oragadam, Chennai. The test track facility is developed by Global Automotive Research Centre (GARC). The facility
20 May 2017

Indian-American student Pranay Varada wins 2017 National Geographic Bee Competition

Pranay Varada, 14-year-old Indian-American student, on 18 May 2017 won the prestigious National Geographic Bee competition 2017. As National Geographic Bee champion, he gets USD 50000 in scholarship and other prizes. He was declared the winner as
20 May 2017

Anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of chemical, aluminium foil from China

India on 18 May 2017 imposed anti-dumping duty on a Chinese chemical used in the pharma industry and aluminium foil to protect domestic industry from cheap imports. While an anti-dumping duty of up to 1.63 US Dollar
20 May 2017

Simbex-17, bilateral naval exercise between India and Republic of Singapore, begins

Simbex-17, a bilateral naval exercise between India and Republic of Singapore commenced on 18 May 2017 in the South China Sea. Indian naval ships Shivalik, Sahyadri, Jyoti and Kamorta and one P8-I Maritime Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare
20 May 2017

Joint HADR Exercise commences at Naval Station Karwar

The Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise began on 18 May 2017 at Naval Station Karwar. Named as ‘Karavali Karunya’, the exercise is being conducted by Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command. It involves both
20 May 2017

Japanese Cabinet approved bill to allow Japan’s first abdication of emperor in 200 years

Paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries, Japanese Cabinet on 19 November 2017 approved a bill that would allow Emperor Akihito to step down. The approval will allow Emperor
20 May 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee receives first copy of book Metaphysics, Morals and Politics

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, on 18 May 2017 received the first copy of book Metaphysics, Morals and Politics in Kolkata, West Bengal. The book is authored by Professor Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay. In 1961, Prof Mukhopadhyay
20 May 2017

GST Council announces GST Rates of 1211 items

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on 18 May 2017 fixed the GST rates for specific products which may lead to lower prices for a majority of products of mass consumption. Moreover, the GST Council also
20 May 2017

R R Laxman wins All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Meet

Grand Master R R Laxman of Integral Coach Factory on 18 May 2017 won the All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament at the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra, Kolkata, West Bengal. Laxman finished on top in the
20 May 2017

Researchers discover first Human Antibodies to fight Ebola viruses

A team of scientists from the United States have discovered a possible cure for all five known Ebola viruses, one of which ravaged West Africa in recent years. The research was published online in journal Cell as
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