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Daily Archives: 11th December 2019

With eye in sky, India’s foreign satellite launch count touches 319

India touched 319 foreign satellite launch marks ever since 1999. Declaring this will be the last rocket mission of ISRO for 2019, its chief K. Sivan said in 2020, there will be the maiden launch mission of new rocket Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) and other rockets.

Would love to play against East Bengal, Mohun Bagan Says Chhetri

Chhetri said that though he is not in a position to comment on the current state of affairs in clubs like East Bengal and Mohun Bangan, these are clubs with a rich history.

Kerala court rejects Dileeps’s plea for copy of case records

Kochi: After the Supreme Court, last month ruled that Malayalam actor Dileep would not get a copy of the memory card containing footage of an...

CAB will not pass judicial scrutiny Says Chidambaram

He stressed that the Bill violates the fundamental principle of Article 14 of the Constitution. He also added that India has a Citizenship Act, now this government is introducing a new category called citizenship by the arbitrary executive feat.

Social Security Code Bill introduced in LS

Introducing the Bill, Union Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said the Code is meant for streamlining a plethora of existing labor laws.

Afghanistan Cricket Board reappointed Asghar Afghan as national team’s captain

The ACB had handed leadership roles to Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib and Rashid Khan taking charge of the Test, ODI, and T20I teams respectively, which had marked the end of Asghar's four-year stint as captain of the Afghanistan team across the three formats

Bill to amend welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act in LS

The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has provisions to arraign sons-in-law and daughters-in-law if they fail to look after their aged in-laws and also removes the cap of Rs 10,000 as maximum maintenance.

Russia keen to boost investment in Pakistan

Russian investors discussed various options for promoting business collaboration between the private sectors of both countries

Twitterati voice displeasure over fuel prices

Public Tweeted on Petrol price hike and Onion Price hike. #PetrolPrice trended with 1,169 tweets.

OTT and TV will come closer in future Says Uday Shankar

Uday Shankar, president of The Walt Disney Company, APAC, and chairman of Star and Disney India, , says the reality is both the platforms are coming in sync to grow together.

Walmart, Flipkart jointly invest in Ninjacart startup

Walmart, Flipkart, and Ninjacart aim to offer better access to high-quality fresh produce to more retailers and consumers in the country even as they economically empower farmers.

Mayank replaces Dhawan in India’s ODI squad for WI series

Dhawan had suffered a deep cut on his left knee, his wound is healing gradually. Therefore Mayank Agarwal will replace for the injured Shikhar Dhawan in India's squad

HC asks police to provide security to JNU VC, Registrar

The court gave the JNU administration time till today evening to hold talks with the agitating students and get the 100-meter area from the administrative block cleared so that Registrar and other officials could resume work.

Infosys projected as top employer in APAC region

Encompassing 100 queries, covering 600 people development practices, the assessor has evaluated talent strategy, workforce planning, talent acquisition, on-boarding, learning and development, and performance management.

TV watching linked to obesity in kids Says research.

Lifestyle habits such a less physical activity, sleep time, television time, plant-based food consumption and ultra-processed food consumption will lead to overweight and obesity.

Protests from sugarcane farmers, Priyanka Gandhi writes to Yogi

Demanding a better price for Sugar cane. The State government has fixed the sugarcane prices at Rs 315 per quintal and it has remained unchanged from the last year.

177 companies pledge for climate actions

The 177 companies collectively represent over 5.8 million employees, spanning 36 sectors and with headquarters in 36 countries.

Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 moved in Upper House

During the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, his party released a manifesto and shared it with the public which had declared that minorities who had faced religious persecution would be given Indian citizenship

Greenland ice melt puts 400 million at risk of flooding by 2100

Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s, the global sea levels will rise by 60 centimeters by 2100, putting 360 million people at risk of annual coastal flooding.

Countdown for India’s spy satellite launch progressing smoothly

According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the countdown for the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket set to carry the 10 satellites is progressing smoothly. It will be placed into an orbit of 576 km. It will have a life of five years.

Goa CM urges Javdekar to withdraw sanction to Mhadei project

Two months before the crucial Karnataka by-polls in 15 Assembly constituencies, the Javadekar-led MoEF had given a green nod to Karnataka's Rs 841 crore Kalasa-Banduri dam project which ostensibly aims to divert water from the Mhadei river basin to the water deficit basin of the Malaprabha river for drinking water purposes

Mamata govt’s business conclave ropes in 35 countries

The convention would be inaugurated at 2 p.m. on Wednesday by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the newly-built Biswa Bangla Convention Centre. The US, the UK, Poland, France, Czechoslovakia, Australia, China, and Bangladesh are among the nations from where delegates are slated to take part in the conclave.

Send Personal Data Protection Bill to Standing Committee Says CUTS

The bill also said large social media platforms should be required to offer a mechanism for users to prove their identities and display a verification sign publicly, a move that would raise a host of technical issues for companies including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Chinese app TikTok.

Trump warns Russia against election interference

President Trump warned against any Russian attempts to interfere in the US elections and urged Russia to resolve the conflict with Ukraine

Mahesh Bhatt set to make digital debut with web-series

Mahesh's Vishesh Films and Jio Studios have joined hands for the yet-untitled project of a dramatic web-series based in 70s Bollywood exploring the relationship of a struggling filmmaker and a top actress of that era!

RS adjourned till noon over delays in GST dues

Members had given notice for raising the GST issues but it was not considered by House Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu. The protest resulted in the adjournment of the upper House till noon.

Facebook Portal will now work with WhatsApp account

New Feature will allow users to make video calls to friends and family even if they don't have a Facebook account.

Agriculture budget doubled by Modi govt Says MoS Agriculture

"The government is committed to the overall development and double the farmers' income. Allotted Rs 1.38 lakh crore for the farmers in the last year" said ister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary in the Parliament.

India maintain SAG supremacy with record medal tally

India won 174 gold, 93 silver and 45 bronze making it 312 in total. Nepal grabbed the second spot with 206 medals and Srilanka grabbed third with 251 medals

Magh Mela 2020 in Prayagraj will be Plastic Free

The Magh Mela administration has banned the use of plastic and thermocol items in the Mela township to make it an eco-friendly event.