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PM inaugurates Nagpur Metro

With the inauguration of Nagpur Metro, Nagpur has become the second city of the state of Maharashtra after Mumbai to get a Metro Rail. Nagpur Metro PM inaugurated a 13.5-kilometre stretch comprising five stations from Khapri to Sitabuldi. The Nagpur Metro consists of two corridors with a total length of 38 kilometres. The two corridors will Read More…

India Signs Agreement with Russia for on Chakra III Attack Submarine

India and Russia have signed an agreement for the leasing of a nuclear-powered attack submarine for the Indian Navy for a period of 10 years. About the Agreement Russia will be delivering the Akula class submarine, to be known as Chakra III, to the Indian Navy by 2025. India had earlier leased two nuclear submarines Read More…

New Visually Impaired Friendly Coin Series

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled the new series of visually impaired friendly coins of various denominations. ContentsAbout the CoinsAbout Rs 20 Coin About the Coins The coins are of denomination Rs. 1, Rs. 2, Rs. 5, Rs. 10 and Rs.20. Rs 20 coin, the first-ever coin offering in Rs 20 denomination, has been created in the shape of a 12-edged polygon with a Read More…

PM inaugurates IOC’s Ennore LNG Import Terminal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Indian Oil Corporation’s (IOCs) LNG terminal at Ennore. LNG Terminal Ennore terminal is ambitious terminal for storage and re-gasification of imported LNG, built by the nation’s largest fuel retailer Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), at a cost of Rs 5,151 crore inside Kamaraj Port at Ennore. The project was Read More…

Study on India’s Measles Campaign

The findings of the study published in the journal eLife suggest that mass measles vaccination campaign of India helped save the lives of tens of thousands of children between 2010 and 2013. Measles Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. Measles has been an important cause of death among young children globally, despite the availability Read More…

OECD Growth Forecasts 2019

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has reduced the world economic growth forecasts for the year 2019. Economic Forecasts of OECD The report notes that trade tensions and political uncertainty, including Brexit and erosion of business and consumer confidence are weighing on the world’s economy thereby contributing to the slowdown. OECD has cut Read More…

India Bans Import of Solid Plastic Waste

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has amended the Hazardous and other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 to completely ban the import of solid plastic waste. Ban on Imports The amendment notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change fixes a loophole which previously allowed the import of plastic Read More…

Google launches Bolo to tutor children to read Hindi and English

Tech giant Google has unveiled a new app ‘Bolo’ that aims to help children in primary school learn to read in Hindi and English. Bolo App It is free to use app and can be accessed through the Google Play Store. The app uses Google’s speech recognition and text-to-speech technology. Through an animated character Diya, the app Read More…