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PM Modi to receive UN's Champions of the Earth award
2 hrs agoPrime Minister Narendra Modi would be receiving the UN Champions of the Earth award, the highest environmental honour of the United Nations on October 3, 2018. The award will be presented by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at a special ceremony in New Delhi.
International Day of Non-Violence observed globally
1 day agoThe International Day of Non-Violence was observed across the world on October 2, 2018, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.
Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth year celebrations begin in India
1 day agoPrime Minister Narendra Modi on September 15, 2018 launched the mega countrywide campaign- Swachhata hi Seva Campaign 2018. The culmination of Swachhata hi Seva Campaign and Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention marked the start of the 150th birth year celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi.
Current Affairs in Short: 1 October 2018
1 day agoIndia and Uzbekistan have decided to further deepen their bilateral ties by signing 17 MoUs in various fields including agriculture, Tourism, combating illicit trafficking, health and medical science and pharmaceuticals.
Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 October 2018
1 day agoThe Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet on October 1, 2018 awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.
James P. Allison, Tasuku Honjo jointly win 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1 day agoCancer kills millions of people every year and is one of humanity’s greatest health challenges. The laureates James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo successfully established an entirely new principle for cancer therapy by stimulating the ability of immune system to attack tumour cells.
US and Canada sign trade deal replacing NAFTA
1 day agoCanada on September 30, 2018 agreed to sign a trade deal with the United States and Mexico, revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement after almost a year of negotiations. The new deal has been named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Uttarakhand HC directs state to provide reservation to transgenders in educational institutions
1 day agoThe Uttarakhand High Court has the state government to provide reservation to transgender in educational institutions and public appointments. The direction is a part of a slew of directions issued by the court for the welfare of transgender persons in the state.
World Habitat Day 2018 observed globally
2 days agoThe main aim behind the observance of this year’s World Habitat Day is to address the municipal solid waste management challenge with a slogan ‘Waste-Wise Cities’.
Assam to launch wage compensation scheme for pregnant women in tea gardens
2 days agoAssam Government has become the first Indian state to offer a Wage Compensation Scheme for pregnant women working in the tea gardens of the state. The path-breaking decision was taken by the state after contemplating the issues faced by women during pregnancy.
Government constitutes Competition Law Review Committee to review Competition Act
2 days agoThe Committee will review the Competition Act and its rules and regulations to change business environment and bring necessary changes, if required. It will look into international best practices in the competition fields, especially anti-trust laws, merger guidelines and handling cross border competition issues
PM Modi inaugurates Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence
3 days agoPrime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence on September 29, 2018 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The conference saw participation from the Vice-Chancellors and Directors of more than 350 universities.
3 days agoThe Supreme Court of India has allowed the entry of women into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala. The apex court held that women, irrespective of their age, have the right to enter the temple. The CJI held that biological or physiological reasons cannot be accepted in freedom for faith.
Indian Railways, Google Arts launch ‘Rail Heritage Digitisation Project’
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has launched the ‘Rail Heritage Digitisation Project’ of Indian Railways in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture Association. The first-of-its-kind project aims to showcase India’s rail heritage to the national and international audience in an online story-telling platform.
Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics inaugurated in Delhi
The Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA) was inaugurated by Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi. The centre has been created to support government departments to unlock the hidden potential of the data that they are generating as a part of the governance processes and use it to improve the overall governance.
Petroleum Minister to launch SATAT initiative to promote compressed biogas as alternative fuel
The Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan will launch the Sustainable Alternative towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) initiative on the penultimate day of the ongoing Swachhta Hi Seva campaign to boost availability of more affordable transport fuels.
India, United Nations sign Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-2022
The Framework outlines the work of UN agencies in India to support the achievement of key development outcomes that have been identified in consultation with the government and are aligned to the national priorities.
The Supreme Court of India on September 28, 2018 allowed the entry of women into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala. The apex court held that women, irrespective of their age, have the right to enter the temple. The CJI held that biological or physiological reasons cannot be accepted in freedom for faith.