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Famous classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passed away

Famous classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passed away on 17th December 2018 at the age of 75, after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife and son. Pandit Bhaduri had been suffering for quite some time from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other ailments. About Pandit Arun Bhaduri: Pandit Arun Bhaduri was born on 7th Read More…

Kaiga Atomic Power Station creates world record for continuous operation for 941 days

The Kaiga Atomic Power Station of Karnataka has created a new world record, with one of its units functioning continuously without any interruption for more than 940 days.  The previous world record was held by Unit 2 of Heysham of the United Kingdom. It operated without any interruption for 940 days. About Kaiga Atomic Power Station: Kaiga Atomic Read More…

Tamil Nadu fishermen get NavIC-powered ISRO Gadgets

The Tamil Nadu government has distributed 200 NavIC- powered satellite-enabled communication devices developed by ISRO to 80 fishing boat groups in Tamil Nadu. These gadgets will help the Tamil Nadu fishermen to get cyclone and weather updates on a real-time basis. These Tamil Nadu government rolled out these devices after Chief Minister K Palaniswami distributed Read More…

Indra Navy-18 Joint Exercise concluded between India and Russia

Indra Navy-18, a bilateral naval exercise, between India and Russia concluded on 16th December 2018. It was a 4-day maritime exercise that took place in the Bay of Bengal. INDRA NAVY or India – Russia Navy Exercise is being conducted since 2003. The first edition of this exercise was conducted in May 2003 in India. About Read More…

International Migrants Day 2018 observed on 18th December

The International Migrants Day 2018 observed on 18th December 2018 across the world. In accordance with the Resolution 55/93 of the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA), the International Migrants Day is observed every year on 18 December. The Resolution 55/93 was adopted by UN on 4th December 2000. Also, Resolution 45/158 which is a resolution on the Read More…

Madhavi Divan appointed as the new Additional Solicitor General

The Union government has appointed advocate Madhavi Goradia Divan as the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) in the government of India. She will hold office of ASG till 30 June, 2020 and will appear in the Supreme Court on behalf of the government of India. She is the third woman to hold the post of ASG.  Senior Read More…

India to give USD 1.4 billion financial assistance to Madives

The Union government has decided to give USD 1.4 billion to the island nation of Maldives. This decision came after Maldivian president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih met Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 3-days visit to India. This is Solih’s first foreign trip after he was sworn in as the President of Maldives in a ceremony on 17th Read More…

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) extended to all poor households

The central Government has decided to extend the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to all poor households in the country. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is the government’s flagship programme to provide free cooking gas (LPG) connections. The PMUY scheme targets to reach out to provide free LPG connections to 80 million families by 2020. With Read More…