Daily Archive: Saturday, June 3, 2017

3 Jun 2017

Genetically Modified Corps/Food Controversy In India

The country’s biotechnology regulator, genetic engineering appraisal committee (GEAC),which functions under the Environment Ministry, has approved the environmental release and cultivation by farmers of DMH-11. It is a genetically modified (GM) hybrid mustard developed by scientists at
3 Jun 2017

Cricket South Africa announces launching of T20 Global League

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on 31 May 2017 announced that it has planned a Twenty20 cricket league and it will be known as T20 Global League. As per reports, the league will make its debut in the
3 Jun 2017

Andhra Pradesh hosts 3-day Making of Developed India, MODI fest

Making of Developed India, MODI fest, the three-day festival, was launched in Andhra Pradesh on 2  June 2017 to celebrate the successful completion of the three-year rule by the NDA government. The festival was inaugurated by former
3 Jun 2017

World TT Championships: Mouma-Manika reach quarters

Manika Batra and Mouma Das on 1 June 2017 entered into the quarterfinals of the World TT Championships in Dusseldorf. With this, the duo also created a history by becoming the first Indian pair to reach the
3 Jun 2017

LIGO makes third gravitational wave detection in January 2017

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in January 2017 detected another merger of two black holes forming gravitational waves. The findings were published in the Physical Review Letters on 1 June 2017. Named as GW170104, this is
3 Jun 2017

Trump announces US withdrawal from Paris Climate Change Agreement

President Donald Trump announced on 1 June 2017 US withdrawal from Paris Climate Change Agreement. The move, perfectly in line with Trump’s “America First” message that he used during his Presidential campaign, has drawn flak from US
3 Jun 2017

First Automatic Coastal Warning for Disasters to come up in Odisha

First Automatic Coastal Warning for Disasters to come up in Odisha. The Odisha state government is all set to commission the ambitious Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) that would set off a warning in the event of
3 Jun 2017

Indian-American girl Ananya Vinay wins Spelling Bee competition of US

Ananya Vinay, a 12-year-old Indian-American girl from California, on 1 June 2017 won the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee competition of the United States (US). With this, Ananya became the thirteenth Indian-American in a row to win
3 Jun 2017

Shashi Shekar Vempati Appointed as CEO of Prasar Bharati

Shashi Shekar Vempati has been appointed as the CEO of Prasar Bharati based on the recommendation of the three-member committee headed by Vice President. The other two members of thecommittee was Chairman, Press Council of India and the Secretary, Information and Broadcasting,
3 Jun 2017

India, Russia sign St Petersburg Declaration for enhanced ties

Marking 70 years of diplomatic ties, India and Russia on Thursday signed the St Petersburg Declaration – an action plan for deepening not only political and economic development of the two countries but also to ensure a
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