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SpiceJet joins IATA

Indian low-cost airlines SpiceJet has joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA). SpiceJet is the first Indian budget carrier to join the IATA, which has over 290 airlines as members. The membership of IATA will allow SpiceJet to explore and grow its collaborations with international member airlines of IATA through interlining and code shares and also enables Read More…

Parsis Celebrate Navroz

Navroz is the Iranian New Year celebrated by several ethnolinguistic communities around the world irrespective of their religious background. In India Parsis who follow Zoroastrianism celebrate Navroz.  Navroz was celebrated on March 21st. Genesis of Navroz The Navroz celebrations can be traced back to 6th Century BC, back when the Iranian community was homogeneously Zoroastrians. Read More…

Kazakhstan renames Capital Astana after Ex-President

Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Astana to Nursultan to honour outgoing leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. The announcement regarding this was made by the new president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and was approved by the parliament of Kazakhstan. Nursultan Nazarbayev served nearly 30 years as leader of the oil-rich nation. The decision of the Nursultan Nazarbayev to step down Read More…

Evidence of water, particle plumes found on asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex mission discovers evidence of water, particle plumes on asteroid Bennu among numerous other findings. Asteroid Bennu Bennu is only slightly wider than the height of the Empire State Building and it is expected to contain unaltered material from the very beginning of our solar system. Bennu has a more rugged surface than expected. Read More…

International Day of Happiness 2019

The International Day of Happiness 2019 was celebrated on March 20 with the theme Happier Together, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us. International Day of Happiness International Day of Happiness recognises the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. The concept of International Day of Read More…

World Happiness Report 2019

The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network has released the World Happiness Report 2019. The report ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity. The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network ranks the world’s 156 countries on “how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be”. Read More…

Social Media Platforms Present Voluntary Code of Ethics

Social media platforms and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) presented a ‘Voluntary Code of Ethics for the General Election 2019 to the Election Commission of India. Voluntary Code of Ethics The code aims to identify measures that the platforms can take to increase confidence in the electoral process to safeguard against misuse Read More…

RBI Governor bats for Permanent Status to Finance Commission

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das called for permanent status to Finance Commission.  RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is also the member of the fifteenth finance commission. Necessity of the Permanent Status The permanent status will ensure consistencies between finance commissions so that there is some certainty in the flow of funds to states. Read More…