Daily Archive: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

6 Jun 2017

ISRO launches heaviest satellite using launch vehicle GSLV Mark III D1

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 5 June 2017 successfully launched the communication satellite GSAT-19 into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). The communication satellite was lifted by an indigenously developed launch vehicle named Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle
6 Jun 2017

Scandinavian country Denmark repeals 334-year-old blasphemy law

Danish lawmakers in the first week of June 2017 repealed a 334-year-old blasphemy law that forbids public insults of a religion, such as the burning of holy books. Denmark was the only Scandinavian country with a blasphemy
6 Jun 2017

Lost Fugan temple discovered after 1,000 years in China

Chinese archaeologists have discovered the Fugan Temple, which had been lost for almost 1000 years in China’s south-western Sichuan province. The Temple, located in downtown Chengdu, was a famous one that lasted from the Eastern Jin Dynasty
6 Jun 2017

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

Six countries of the Arab region, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and Egypt have cut off their diplomatic ties with Qatar. The countries have all accused Doha for destabilising the region and have
6 Jun 2017

Sweden, Bolivia, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan elected to Security Council

The 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly in the last week of May 2017 elected Sweden, Bolivia, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan. The countries will serve on the world body’s Security Council for a period of two
6 Jun 2017

India signs $39 million pact with World Bank for Assam project

India on 5 June 2017 signed a USD 39.2 million loan agreement with the World Bank for the Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery project. The loan will be provided by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
6 Jun 2017

World’s fastest elevator to be installed in a building in China

The world’s fastest elevator that can operate at a record breaking speed of 1260 metres per minute is set to been installed in a skyscraper complex building in China. The record-breaking speed was recorded during a test
6 Jun 2017

Nepal, China sign MoU for Budhigandaki Hydropower Project

Nepal on 5 June 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China for construction of 1200-megawatt Budhigandaki Hydropower Project. The agreement was signed at Kathmandu, Nepal by Nepal Energy Minister Janardan Sharma and Lv Zexiang, President
6 Jun 2017

India successfully test-fires 1st all weather tracked-chassis QR-SAM

India on 4 June 2017 successfully test-fired indigenous first all weather tracked-chassis Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QR-SAM). The QR-SAM was test-fired from a mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha at around 12:39
6 Jun 2017

India slips to 45th spot in IMD’s World Competitiveness list

India has been ranked 45th, down four notches from last year, in terms of competitiveness in the annual rankings compiled by IMD which saw Hong Kong topping the list. US was “pushed out” of the top three
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