Indian-American Elected Head of Dental Body

Important Current Affairs: An Indian-American doctor Rena N D'Souza has been elected vice-president of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). An alumni of Government...

SAIL Gets New Chairman

Latest GK 2015: Prakash Kumar Singh was appointed as news Chairman and Managing Directions of government PSU SAIL. He was selected by Public Enterprise...

TIME ‘Person of the Year 2015’

Time magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its "Person of the Year 2015," hailing her leadership for navigating debt and refugee crises that...

Indians Win Queen’s Award in UK

Neha Swain, 28, and Kartik Sawhney, 21, from India are among 60 others who won the Queen's Young Leaders award 2016. They have won the...

UP Ratna Award Conferred

Frank Islam, a prominent Indian American entrepreneur and philanthropist has been awarded the inaugural UP Ratna award. The award will be given by Uttar Pradesh...

First ‘Constitution Day’ in Parliament

Constitution Day is being celeberated on 26 November. It was on 26th November in 1949, that the constitution of India was adopted by the...

“Bharat Ko Janiye” Online Quiz

The Union Minister for the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MoIA) and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Smt. Sushma Swaraj launched the “Bharat...

UN ‘Orange the World’ Campaign

From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting tomorrow a United Nations call to “Orange...

26th November ‘Constitution Day’

The Government has decided to observe 26th November as 'Constitution Day. On the day in 1949, the constitution was adopted which came into force...

Infosys Prize in Mathematics 2015

Professor Mahan Maharaj is the winner of a Rs. 65 lakh-prize for his work in geometry. The highly-regarded mathematics professor who has just been appointed...

New UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Filippo Grandi of Italy was elected by the United Nations General Assembly as the next United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, for a period...

South Asian Public Service Award

An Indian-American woman judge here has become the first recipient of a US public service award in recognition of her contributions in the field...

New Chief Justice of India Appointed

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President has appointed Justice Tirath Singh...

Standard Chartered Appoints New CEO

Standard Chartered named Zarin Daruwala as new chief executive of its India operations. Daruwala was president of the wholesale lending team at ICICI Bank Ltd. Daruwala...

Nur Hossain Deported to Bangladesh

Bangladesh national and former Awami League leader Nur Hossain, prime accused in the sensational 7-murder case, was deported to Dhaka by India. Police said Indian...

Guv Gokaran Appointed IMF’s Executive Director

Former RBI Deputy Governor Subir Gokaran was appointed as an Executive Director on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The name of the...

IISc Makes into Top 100 Universities

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has made a debut in the world's top 100 universities for engineering and technology. IISc made its entry...

Ashok Lahiri Committee Term Extended

Government has extended the tenure of a high level committee set up under former Chief Economic Advisor Ashok Lahiri by one year. Ashok Lahiri Committee was...

UN Observed International Years

These are the international years currently observed by the United Nations or UN observed International years: 2016 International Year of Pulses International Year of Camelids 2015 International Year of...

2016 International Year of Pulses

Under the slogan ‘nutritious seeds for a sustainable future,’ the United Nations, led by its Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), launched the 2016 International...

Raghuram Rajan Appointed Vice Chairman of BIS

Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan was appointed as vice chairman of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Rajan was appointed to a three-year...

World Capitals and Rivers

COUNTRY - CAPITAL CITY - RIVER Afghanistan - Kabul - River Kabul. Albania - Tirana - River Tirane. Andorra - Andorra La Vella - The Gran Valira. Argentina...

Iran Appoints First Woman Ambassador

Iran has appointed its first woman ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Marzieh Af-kham was named as the head of its embassy in Malaysia. Afkham was...

New Programme SATYAM Launched

Ministry of Science and Technology launched a new programme SATYAM-''Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation'' to strengthen research in the areas of yoga...

Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to a new scheme moved by the Ministry of Power - Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna or UDAY. UDAY...

New Chief Justice of India

Justice T S Thakur would succeed Justice H L Dattu as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Thakur, the senior-most judge of the...

21st International Conference in Yoga

The 21st International Conference on ‘Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications’ (INCOFYRA) will bring together traditional and modern medical systems. The 21st INCOFYRA will...

Ground Zero Summit 2015

The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Asia’s foremost Information Security Conference: Ground Zero Summit 2015 today. The theme for the Summit is Digital...

Delhi Economics Conclave 2015

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Delhi Economics Conclave 2015 on 6th November. The theme of the DEC this year is “Realizing...

Forbes List of World’s Powerful People

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked ninth on the Forbes list of powerful people for 2015, up six places from last year when...

Canadian PM Appoints 31Member Cabinet

Newly Elected Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named a 31-member Cabinet as he was sworn into office as Canada's 23rd prime minister. Bill Morneau has...

Rajasthan Relaxes Two Child Policy For Employees

Rajasthan Government decided to relax the two child policy which was applicable to the state government employees, allowing them to have a third child...

National Project ‘Imprint India’

‘IMPRINT India’, a Pan-IIT and IISc joint initiative to develop a roadmap for research to solve major engineering and technology challenges in ten technology...

First Visually Impaired Friendly Railway Station

The Mysuru railway station has become the first visually challenged-friendly station in the country. Tracit maps and train schedules in Braille have been put up...

7th Nuclear Energy Conclave

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated session of the "7th Nuclear Energy Conclave" in Delhi. It...

Robot Sets Record for Walking 134 km

A China-made quadruped robot sets the Guinness World Records book for walking 134-km in 54 hours. Four-legged robot 'Xingzhe No 1', made by a research...

China Unveils Its Biggest Passenger Plane

China's unvelied its first big passenger plane C919 to challenge foreign giants Airbus and Boeing for market share. C919 a narrow-body jet which can seat...

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon honoured journalists who were killed in the line...

International Film Festival for Persons with Disabilities

First international film festival for the persons with disabilities (IFFPD) will be held in Delhi from 1st to 3rd December 2015. The festival organized to...

Summit on Energy Efficient Technologies in Railways

Ministry of Railways in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is organizing an International Summit on “Energy Efficient Technologies in Railways” on 06.11.2015...

Delhi Metro Bags ISO Rating

The Delhi Metro has become the first metro service in the country to be certified with the prestigious International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) rating...

Hero Motor Corp Founder Dies

Brijlal Mohan, Founder and Chairman of Hero MotoCorp died in a Delhi hospital. He was 92. Mr Munjal was born in 1923 at Kamalia in...

Facebook to Set-up Wi-Fi in Rural India

Boosting government's ambitious 'Digital India' drive, Facebook has come forward to facilitate state-run BSNL in setting up 100 wi-fi sites in rural areas of...

Train Ticketing System ‘Vikalp’ Launched

With a view to provide confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers and also to ensure optimal utilisation of available accommodation, a scheme Alternate Train Accommodation...

Prime Ministers of India

TENURE IN OFFICE Dr. Manmohan Singh May 22, 2004 - May 26, 2014 Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee March 19, 1998 - May 22, 2004 Shri Inder Kumar...

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

The nation will celebrate the birth anniversary of the first Deputy Prime Minister of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or the...

Cyclone Chapala Intensified

Cyclone Chapala could become the strongest on record in the Arabian Sea and may make an unprecedented landfall at hurricane strength along the coast...

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2015

A seven day cultural festival of India – Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, drawing performing artists, artisans, handicrafts and cuisine from all across the country will...

Raif Badawi Wins EU Sakharov Prize

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in pon for insulting Islam, was awarded the European Parliament's prestigious...

Mangaluru Airport Gets Award

Mangaluru International Airport has received the World Quality Commitment (WQC) award in Gold category, which was instituted by the Spain-based Business Initiative Directions (BID). The...

Najib Shah Appointed CBEC Chairman

IRS officer Najib Shah was appointed as Chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), apex body on Indirect Taxes. The Appointments Committee of...

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

CULTURAL (25) Agra Fort (1983) Ajanta Caves (1983) Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989) Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (2004) Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004) Churches and Convents of Goa (1986) Elephanta...

Committee on UGC NET Appointed

As a part of the overall process of bringing about change in the higher education sector, and improving access, quality, impact and equity in...

New Atomic Energy Commission Chairman

Dr. Sekhar Basu took the charge as Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy in Mumbai. Dr. Ratan Kumar Sinha, Chairman, Atomic...

Confucius Peace Prize 2015

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been awarded 2015 Confucius Peace Prize by China. The Prize is dubbed as Chinese equivalent of the Nobel Peace...

Latest Geographical Indication Products List

A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g. a...

Andhra’s New Capital Amravati

Marking a historic day for the state on the day of Dussehra, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for a new, futuristic state...

Govt Issues Press Note on Dengue

Dengue is viral disease, transmitted by bites of female adult Aedes mosquitoes. This mosquito breeds in containers like cement tanks, overhead tanks, underground tanks,...

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will confer the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the year 2014 at a...

Important Committees in News

Bibek Debroy Committee on the restructuring of Indian Railways Vijay Kelkar Committee to review and revitalize public private partnership mode of infrastructure development Ajay Shankar Committee to...

List of Constitutional Amendments in India

No. Amendments Date of Enforcement Objectives 1 Amend articles 15, 19, 85, 87, 174, 176, 341, 342, 372 and 376. 18-Jun-51 To fully secure the constitutional validity of zamindari abolition laws...

World Food Day Observed

World Food Day was observed on October 16. This year’s observance of World Food Day follows the landmark adoption by world leaders of the...

Nilgiri Railway Completes 106 Years

Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) completed 106 years on October 15. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a railway in Tamil Nadu, India, built by the...

Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme ‘VIKALP’

With a view to provide confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers and also to ensure optimal utilisation of available accommodation, a scheme called Alternate Train...

Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize

Marlon James, the Jamaican novelist, has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction for "A Brief History of Seven Killings," his fictional retelling...

Important International Days

These are the international days currently observed by the United Nations. New international days are established regularly. 7 January: International Day of Commemoration in Memory...

2015 Prize in Economic Sciences

In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden's central bank) established the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize. The Prize...

Nobel Peace Prize 2015

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 is to be awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for...

2015 Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2015 is awarded to Svetlana Alexievich (Belarus) "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in...

2015 Noble Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 was awarded jointly to Tomas Lindahl (Sweden), Paul Modrich (USA) and Aziz Sancar (USA) "for mechanistic studies of DNA...

2015 Noble Prize in Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2015 to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur B....

Twitter appoints Jack Dorsey as CEO

Twitter has made co-founder Jack Dorsey its new CEO, ending months of speculation and handing him the tough task of turning around the company’s...

Project KISAN Launched

Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan launched KISAN Project of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & FW, Ministry...

2015 Noble Prize in Medicine

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to with one half jointly to William C. Campbell (USA) and Satoshi Omura (Japan) for their...

Flipkart Appoints S Venkataraman

Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart appointed Sriram Venkataraman as the CFO for its commerce platform and Pramod Jain as Vice President and Head of Taxation. Sriram, as...

Safaigiri Awards 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave away the prizes at the India Today Safaigiri Singathon and Awards in New Delhi. Following is the list of winners...

New Financial Commissioner of Railways

Current Affairs: S Mookerjee has taken over as the new Financial Commissioner — Railways and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India. He succeeds...

Prem Bhatia Award Winners 2015

The Prem Bhatia Award, instituted in the memory of one of the most eminent journalists of his era, are given to two “exceptional journalists”...

Saraswati Sammaan To Veerappa Moily

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the 24th Saraswati Sammaan for the year 2014 to Dr. M Veerappa Moily, Member of Parliament (Lok...