International Archive

24 Mar 2017

China’s coastal sea level hits record high spelling disaster

China’s State Oceanic Administration on 22 March 2017 released its annual report that revealed a record high rise in China’s coastal sea level in 2016. According to the report, the average coastal sea levels in the country
24 Mar 2017

Five Indian cities included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites List

The Union Government on 22 March 2017 informed that five Indian cities were included in the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The information was given by the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism
24 Mar 2017

Tiny shrimp fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

A group of researchers have found a tiny shrimp-like fossil, which is thought to be around 430 million-years-old. The creature was preserved in ancient volcanic rock. The researchers decided to name it after their favourite naturalist Sir
24 Mar 2017

UNHRC approves Sri Lanka’s request for two-year extension to deliver war probe

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has granted Sri Lanka the two-year extension it sought to probe into the alleged war crimes committed during the three-decade long civil war that ended in 2009. The resolution granting
24 Mar 2017

India and ADB Signed $350 Million Loan Agreement for Roads in Madhya Pradesh

The signatories to the Loan Agreement for the Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector project were Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary (Multilateral Institutions), Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India who signed on behalf
23 Mar 2017

NASA to send its next-gen atomic clock to Space to guide space crafts and astronauts

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has made a key advance in future human space exploration by developing the world’s first next-generation atomic clock for deep space missions. The clock has been developed by engineers at
23 Mar 2017

Union Cabinet approves MoU between CERT-In USA on partnership for Cyber Security

The Union Cabinet, presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 22 March 2017 was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and the US Homeland Security Department on
23 Mar 2017

India slips to rank 131 in Human Development Report (HDR), Norway tops again

India has slipped to rank 131in the 2016 Human Development Report (HDR) that was released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 21 March 2017. Among the 188 countries ranked in terms of human development, India
23 Mar 2017

Ninth Gorkhas celebrates 200-years of raising in Secunderabad

The Ninth Gorkhas celebrated 200-years of its raising in Secunderabad, Telangana on 16 March 2017. The first battalion of the Ninth Gorkhas was raised by the British government in 1817 as the ‘Fatehgarh Levy’. Ninth Gorkha Rifles
23 Mar 2017

Peshawar High Court orders separate counting of Sikhs in census

The Peshawar High Court on 22 March 2017 ordered authorities to ensure separate counting of Sikhs in the nation-wide census. The order came after the community members filed a plea for not being counted among the religions.
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