The Cabinet has given the go-ahead to the merger plan of SBI and its five associates

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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 […]

ISRO launches a record 104 Satellites into Earth’s Orbit

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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, […]

Woman scientist nominated for Swarnajayanti fellowship

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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. […]

Nobel Prize 2016

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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 […]

PSLV-C35 successfully launched

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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 […]

Mandi and Sindhudurg found to be the Cleanest Districts in India

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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 […]