Daily Archive: Friday, June 9, 2017

9 Jun 2017

North Korea launches multiple cruise missiles despite UN sanctions

North Korea on 8 June 2017 fired multiple cruise missiles into the waters between Korea and Japan. The move came a day after South Korea’s new president announced that his government was suspending the deployment of the
9 Jun 2017

India might become an educationally failed nation: Ganesh Devy

A book titled The Crisis Within authored by Ganesh Devy was released in June 2017. Through the book, Devy says, offering reservation quotas alone will not solve the problem of social exclusion in the country’s education system,
9 Jun 2017

Sam Pitroda resigns as Technical Advisor to Odisha Government

Prominent telecom engineer and policymaker Sam Pitroda on 7 June 2017 resigned as the Technical Advisor to the Odisha Government. Pitroda’s resignation was accepted by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. His position as technical advisor to the state
9 Jun 2017

Nepal’s first woman Chief Justice Sushila Karki retires

First woman Chief Justice of Nepal Sushila Karki retired on 8 June 2017 after attaining the age 65 years. She was appointed as the Chief Justice of Nepal Supreme Court on 10 July 2016. She was 25th
9 Jun 2017

Trump nominates Christopher Wray as new FBI director

Trump on 7 June 2017 nominated lawyer and former Justice Department official Christopher Wray as the new Director of FBI. Wray would be replacing James Comey, whom Trump dismissed on 9 May 2017 amidst the agency’s ongoing
9 Jun 2017

UNCTAD World Investment Report: India among Top FDI Destinations

According to UNCTAD World Investment Report 2017, India continues to remain as a favourite destination for FDI even though tax related concerns remain as a deterrent for the foreign investors. According to the report, the favourite destinations for
9 Jun 2017

One Million Dollar Fund Established for BRICS Group

The Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) grouping has established a one million dollar fund for boosting media cooperation in the five-nation grouping. During the inaugural session of the BRICS Media Forum  held in Beijing, Xinhua News Agency and executive president of the Forum
9 Jun 2017

World Health Organization (WHO) revises Protocol for Antibiotics

With an aim to curb antibiotic resistance, the World Health Organization (WHO) has revised the protocol for antibiotics. This revision is the biggest such revision of the antibiotics section in the 40-year history of the essential medicines list (EML).
9 Jun 2017

United Kingdom Election 2017: A hung parliament explained

The following are the characteristic features of the elections conducted in the United Kingdom: Britain is a parliamentary democracy. The government should have the support of a majority of lawmakers in the elected lower chamber of parliament,
9 Jun 2017

SEBI gets nod for MoU with Iran, European Union counterparts

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod for SEBI to enter into two separate memoranda of understanding (MoU) with securities market regulators of the European Union and Iran. These MoUs are expected to strengthen cooperation between
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