Eighty-four out of the 102 cities that have been tasked with reducing toxic particulate matter 2.5 & PM 10 levels( 20%-30%) by 2024 have submitted proposals, C.K. Mishra, Secretary, Union Environment Ministry, said at a press conference.
Indian Air Force (IAF) has identified a shortage of Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft to provide round-the-clock surveillance
SpaceX launched the first batch of 60 small satellites into low-Earth orbit for its new Starlink internet service.
The Second Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Mass Media Forum is being held at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 23-26 May, 2019.
A group of researchers has discovered a tenth species of the vine snake of genus Ahaetulla after a gap of more than a century
Omani author JokhaAlharthi is the winner of the 2019 Man Booker International Prize for her novel Celestial Bodies (Story of slavery)
Kochi offers help to solarize airports in ISA countries
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has invited nomination for VayoshreshthaSamman 2019.
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under the ministry of chemicals and fertilizers has put out the list of 9 anti-cancer non-scheduled medicines whose MRPs have been cut by up to 87 %.
Recently the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has red-flagged three brands of pacemakers from US medical-device maker Medtronic.
The study carried out in Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh noted that hornbills, one among the large-sized frugivores, are the top seed dispersers.
Kerala has turned out to be the first sub-sovereign entity in the country to access the international market by listing masala bonds at the London Stock Exchange
Annamacharya Jayanti is to be celebrated on May 18 throughout Andhra Pradesh. This is the 610th birth anniversary celebrations of Annamacharya, who is also known as Annamaiah.
Justice A.K. Sikri has been appointed as the Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority.
The ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM)-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise (MS FTX) in the South China Sea concluded on 13 May 2019 at RSS Singapura ( also known as Changi Naval Base) in Singapore.
The executive secretary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), LassinaZerbo, has invited India to be an observer in the CTBT
Prime Minister Imran Khan called the attack an act of terrorism and praised the “initial response by security guards and security forces” for preventing greater loss of life.
Around 180 governmentshave agreed on a new UN accord, aimed at restricting shipments of hard-to-recycle plastic waste to poorer countries.
Who and IFBA to Eliminate Trans Fat, Four New Mouths Inchilika Lake, India, China Lead Global Greening Effort
The Fifth United Nations (UN) Global Road Safety Week is being held from 6 May to 12 May 2019.
To raise awareness about thalassaemia (a genetic disease), its prevention and measures to avoid its transmission among people throughout the world.
Recently the outbreak of Fall Armyworm has affected maize cultivation in 122 villages of Mizoram.
Recently the GRIHA Council launched a rating system called GRIHA for Existing Day Schools.
The permission from National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation is mandatory for organ allocation to foreign nationals.
More than 1,000 people have now died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in Borivali, Mumbai lost its last surviving 18-year-old male white tiger Bajirao. It has suffered from multiple organ failure. Tigers in protected areas live up to 16 years.
The 14th edition of the annual Sino-Indian border trade opened at Nathu La in Sikkim
After being deferred several times, India’s second mission to the moon - Chandrayaan 2 is set to be launched in July.
Army claims its climbers spotted Yeti footprints; Army source says the claim was based on physical proofs, including “on-the-spot narration, photos and videos
The Cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood moved north-north-westwards.
The Delhi High Court has struck down the decision of the Central government restricting the famously aromatic basmati rice production to only seven States in the Indo-Gangetic plains.
Ayushman Bharat, the government run health insurance programme, confirmed that there had been an attempted security breach.
Supreme Court Gives RBI ‘Last Chance’ to Alter Disclosure Policy, Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary
WHO says one in 10 children did not get vaccinated in 2016. And it is worried about immunisation levels
Days just earlier Interpol conducted Operation Epervier II to rescue dozens of child slaves from markets in West Africa.
The absence of a State Civil Services Board in Tamil Nadu, despite a direction by the Supreme Court to constitute it.
Earth Day: saving the planet may cost $100 billion per year, U.S. ends waiver for India on Iran oil
Recently NASA’s Cassini spacecraft enabled the scientists to spot liquid methane in Saturn’s moon Titan
The Indian Bullfrog present in Andaman Islands is emerging as an Invasive species.
The Asian Tea Alliance (ATA), a union of five tea-growing and consuming countries, was launched on 19th April 2019 in Guizhou in China.
In a recent order the Supreme Court has observed that the right to travel abroad is a genuine and basic human right like marriage and family
Mars base simulator was unveiled in the middle of China’s Gobi desert
After SC rap, EC wakes up to its powers
Scientists at Tel Aviv University in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels.
Oil-eating bacteria found in world’s deepest ocean trench
India shifts to net steel importer in 2018-19 fiscal
Narendra Modi to get Russia’s highest civilian award
India stares at a pile of solar e- waste
India is already buying an average of $1 billion per year in military equipment
India’s growth projected to pick up from 7.1% last year to 7.3% this year and 7.5% in 2020
The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-Madras) has topped the Centre’s ranking of higher education institutions, followed by the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and IIT-Delhi.