Fact Box Current Affairs - 2019

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Fact Box: Tropical Cyclone “Mora”

A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has been declared intensified into a tropical cyclone named Mora. This is second cyclone in the Bay of Bengal after Maarutha, which helped bring in the Monsoon earlier by a week over Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The tropical Cyclone Mora is likely to hit Bangladesh coast in Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Fact Box: 52nd Annual General Meeting of African Development Bank (AfDB)

The 52nd Annual General Meeting of African Development Bank (AfDB) is being held at Gandhinagar in Gujarat from May 22-26, 2017. This is for the first time that this meeting is being held in India. This meeting is expected to be attended by some 4500 delegates including the finance ministers and central bank governors of Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Only 19% countries follow Breastfeeding Code

As per World Health Organisation (WHO), only 19% countries of 199 countries, subscribing to the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes have passed laws incorporating all Code’s recommendations. In India 46 % of infants are exclusively breastfed in their first six months and there are stringent laws against marketing of breast milk substitutes. Mothers are often Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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TRPs give way to Television Viewership in Thousands (TVTs)

Broadcasters, advertisers, ad agencies and Television Audience Measurement (TAM) Media Research — the sole agency which measures viewership, negotiated in terms of Television viewership. Television viewership will now be measured not on the basis of points but on absolute numbers with Television Rating Points (TRPs) giving way to Television Viewership in Thousands (TVTs). Earlier Big television Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Bengaluru International Airport renamed as “Kempe Gowda International Airport”

Union Cabinet approved the new name for Bangalore’s Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) to Kempe Gowda International Airport Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) is the one and the only airport serving the Bangalore region. It is owned  by Bengaluru International Airport Pvt. Limited (BIAL) a majority of 74% held by GVK Group, Zurich Airport and Siemens Projects, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in NewsPlaces in News

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“Helicopter Shot” discoverer Santosh Lal, a friend of M.S.Dhoni dies

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s childhood friend Santosh Lal , a first-class cricketer who invented  helicopter shot passed away. What is the “Helicopter Shot”? It is an unorthodox cricket shot played by a batsman. The shot was popularized by Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni. While attempting this shot, the batsman digs a yorker ferociously with the bat forming a Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in NewsSports & Games

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IOR countries to pursue open regionalism to stimulate growth

Trade and industry ministers of Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IORARC) member nations agreed to promote trade within the grouping to encourage economic cooperation and development in the strategic Indian Ocean region. India (Gurgaon) and Mauritius co-hosted the first economic and business conference under the theme of “Deepening Economic Linkages for Balanced, Inclusive Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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