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Igor Stimac appointed Indian men’s football team coach

Former Croatia international Igor Stimac appointed Indian men’s football team coach. His name was recommended by All India Football Federation’s (AIFF, is governing body of association football in India) technical committee, headed by Shyam Thapa. His first assignment as Indian men’s football team coach will be upcoming ‘King’s Cup’ 2019 in Thailand, where India in Read More…

Samsung Introduces World’s Highest-Resolution Image Sensor

The South Korean Tech Giant, Samsung Electronics Co unveiled world’s highest-resolution image sensor, with 64 megapixels for smartphones. This is a step to meet increasing demand for mobile devices with better image quality. About Image Sensor Samsung expanded its 0.8-micrometer pixel image sensor (smallest pixel size currently available in global market) lineup by introducing two Read More…

Singapore Criminalises Publication of Fake News

Singapore has passed a law (The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill) which criminalises publication of fake news in country and allows government to block and order removal of such content. Key Features of Law It bans falsehoods (fake news) that are detrimental to Singapore or may likely influence elections. Mandate: It requires service Read More…

Indian Navy joins Exercise in South China Sea

Two Indian Navy ships INS Kolkata and INS Shakti carried out a six day long ‘Group Sail’ (starting from 3 May and ending on 9 May) with naval ships of USA, Japan and Philippines in South China Sea (SCS). About ‘Group Sail’ Objective: It was aimed at deepening existing partnership and fostering mutual understanding among Read More…

Royal Bengal Tigers may not survive Climate Change: UN Report

According to a recent UN report, Climate change and rising sea levels may eventually wipe out ‘The Sundarbans’, which is one of world’s last and largest tiger strongholds. The studies of report rely on climate change scenarios developed by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for its simulation models. Key Findings of Report As per Read More…

Vice President undertakes four-day visit to Vietnam

Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu commenced his four-day official visit to Vietnam on 9 May 2019. His visit comes after a series of high-level exchanges between India-Vietnam in 2018 which include visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister in January and President in March to India. Key Highlights of Visit The Vice President will participate Read More…

CBIC organises meeting of WCO’s Asia Pacific Region

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), under Ministry of Finance is organising a meeting of Regional Heads of Customs Administration of Asia Pacific Region of World Customs Organisation (WCO) in Kochi (in Kerela) from 8th to 10th May, 2019. As India currently holds seat of Vice Chairperson of Asia Pacific region (assumed on Read More…

Pioneer Indian Lawyer Dr N. R. Madhava Menon passes away

Dr.NR Madhava Menon an educationist, scholar and pioneer of Indian legal education, dies in Thiruvananthapuram at 84 years of age. About NR Madhava Menon He is considered as ‘Father of Modern Legal Education’, for changing the face of Indian legal education. Contributions: He is pioneer in establishment of National Law Schools in India. He also Read More…