The Cabinet has given the go-ahead to the merger plan of SBI and its five associates, a step aimed at strengthening the banking sector through consolidation of public banks. The associate banks which will be merged with SBI are State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Travancore […]
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scripted history by successfully launching a record 104 satellites, including India’s earth observation satellite, on a single rocket from the spaceport in Sriharikota. This is the highest number of satellites ever launched in a single mission. The space agency’s trusted workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37, on its 39th mission, […]
Jyotirmayee Dash, associate professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata has been nominated for the prestigious Swarnajayanti fellowship award instituted by the Department of Science and Technology for the year 2015-16. She is the only woman scientist among the 11 nominated for the fellowship this year. […]
General Bipin Rawat, who was selected ignoring the seniority of Lt. Gen. Praveen Bakshi and Lt. Gen. P.M. Hariz, took over as the new Chief of the Army Staff from General Dalbir Singh at a ceremony held in South Block. Gen. Rawat, a Gorkha Rifles officer, will be the 27th Army Chief. Gen. Rawat has […]
India prevailed 3-2 over Pakistan to reclaim the Asian Champions Trophy hockey title. This was the first time the teams were meeting in the final of a continental tournament since India dethroned Pakistan as the Asian Games champion in Incheon, South Korea in 2014. India had won the inaugural edition of the Asian Champions Trophy, […]
Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 was divided, one half awarded to David J. Thouless (Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA), the other half jointly to F. Duncan M. Haldane (Affiliation at the time of the award: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA) and […]
Singer and songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, in the words of the Swedish Academy. He is the first American to win the prize since novelist Toni Morrison, in 1993.
ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 Satellite along with seven co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty sixth consecutively successful mission of PSLV. The total weight of all the eight satellites carried on-board PSLV-C35 was 675 kg. PSLV-C35 is the first PSLV mission to […]
The Minister, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, released the ‘Swachh Survekshan’ for rural India, revealing Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) and Sindhudurg (Maharashtra) as the cleanest districts in India. A total of 22 hill districts and 53 plain areas were assessed under the Gramin Swachh Survekshan launched […]
Former IAS officer Alka Sirohi has been appointed as chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), in place of Deepak Gupta who demits office on 20th September 2016. President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Sirohi to perform the duties of the post of the chairman, UPSC, with effect from September 21.