Daily Archive: Thursday, June 1, 2017

1 Jun 2017

Australian scientists discover faceless fish in unexplored abyss

A team of Australian scientists in May 2017 discovered a faceless fish and other weird and wonderful creatures in the deep waters of Australia during their scientific journey to the parts of the ocean never explored before.
1 Jun 2017

Ministry of Earth Sciences to launch Deep Ocean Mission

To improve India’s position in ocean research field, the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has decided to launch Deep Ocean Mission by January 2018. This decision was announced by M Rajeevan, Secretary of the Ministry of
1 Jun 2017

Kohli, Dhoni, Yuvraj, Raina in list of World top 100 athletes

Indian captain Virat Kohli, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and batsmen Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina have been featured in ESPN’s World top 100 athletes list for 2017. While both Kohli and Dhoni feature in the top
1 Jun 2017

Kannada film producer Parvathamma Rajkumar passes away

Parvathamma Rajkumar, Kannada film producer and wife of the late Kannada superstar Rajkumar, passed away on 31 May 2017 due to prolonged illness. She was 78. She had been hospitalised since 14 May. After a major drop
1 Jun 2017

Link Aadhaar Card with PAN using SMS: IT Department

The Income Tax (IT) Department on 31 May 2017 announced that taxpayers can now link their Aadhaar Card number with their Permanent Account Number (PAN) by using an SMS-based facility. The two numbers can be linked by
1 Jun 2017

India loses fastest-growing economy tag after sharp growth slowdown

India lost its fastest-growing major economy tag in the January-March period, which was the fourth quarter of the financial year (FY) 2016-17, with the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth coming down to 6.1 per cent compared with
1 Jun 2017

NASA renames Solar Probe Mission to honour Eugene Parker

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 31 May 2017 renamed the Solar Probe Plus Spacecraft, NASA’s first mission to a star which will be launched in 2018, as the Parker Solar Probe in honour of
1 Jun 2017

Google Celebrates Champions Trophy 2017 with an interactive game

Google on 1 June 2017 marked the beginning of the eight-nation ICC Champions Trophy 2017 with an addictive doodle game. Google’s interactive and highly engaging game involves crickets (insects) on the batting side and snails in the
1 Jun 2017

World No Tobacco Day observed on 31st May across the globe

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The day is
1 Jun 2017

India ranks 120th among 131 nations in women workforce: World Bank

Incentives, safe and conducive environment besides a level playing field were critical to boost women participation in the Indian workforce, the World Bank said. In its India Development Report released on Monday, the World Bank said the
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