Daily Archive: Sunday, May 21, 2017

21 May 2017

Antarctica is Turning Green due to Climate Change

According to a new study conducted by a team of scientists from the University of Exeter in the UK, plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change. The scientists have observed  a sharp increase in biological
21 May 2017

Air Marshal PN Pradhan Appointed as Deputy Chief of IDS

Air Marshal PN Pradhan has been appointed as the Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations). IDS Integrated Defence Staff was created in 2001 following the recommendation of GoM which was set up after the Kargil war to review India’s
21 May 2017

World Cup Archery: Indian Men’s Team Wins Compound Gold

The Indian Men’s compound archery team has managed to win gold after defeating Columbia 226-221 in the archery World Cup stage 1 championships held in Shanghai, China. Indian archery team were represented by Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh. The
21 May 2017

GST Council Finalises 4-slab Service Tax Structure

The GST Council headed by finance Minister Arun Jaitley has finalised a 4-slab service tax structure at the rates of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent as against the single rate of 15% levied on all taxable services. GST regime is
21 May 2017

Study on CRMM for Solar Power Generation Projects

India along with countries like Argentina, Burkina-Faso, Chad, France, Ivory Coast, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda and Yemen has jointly commissioned a study to define and structure a Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism (CRMM) for solar power
21 May 2017

Hassan Rouhani Wins Iran’s Presidential Election for second time

Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected as the President of Iran. He was elected as president for his first term in 2013. He won 2013 elections by pledging to end Iran’s isolation and improve civil rights at home.
21 May 2017

Number of migrant children travelling alone hits record high: UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 18 May 2017 announced that the number of children travelling alone has increased five times since 2010. In addition, the agency also warned that many young refugees and migrants are
21 May 2017

NGT bans open defecation, waste dumping on Yamuna floodplains

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 19 May 2017 banned open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains of the Yamuna. The tribunal also announced an environment compensation of Rs 5000 for those who violated the
21 May 2017

Chitale Committee recommends several measures for Desiltation of Ganga

Chitale committee constituted to prepare guidelines for desiltation of river Ganga from Bhimgauda (Uttarakhand) to Farakka (West Bengal), submitted its report to Ministry of Water Resources on 19 May 2017. The committee in its report has recommended
21 May 2017

Bhindawas bird sanctuary to be developed as tourist resort: Haryana CM

Manohar Lal Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana, on 19 May 2017 said that the Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary in Jhajjar, a heaven for the migratory birds, would be developed as a beautiful tourist destination. The announcement was
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