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Madhya Pradesh wants Legislative Council

  The Madhya Pradesh government has indicated that it plans to initiate steps towards creation of a Legislative Council. About Legislative Council: India has a bicameral system i.e., two Houses of Parliament. At the state level, the equivalent of the Lok Sabha is the Vidhan Sabha or Legislative Assembly; that of the Rajya Sabha is the Vidhan Parishad… Read More »

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe completes a year in service

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe completed a year in service. It is part of NASA’s “Living With a Star” programme that explores different aspects of the Sun-Earth system. Parker Solar Probe Parker Solar Probe is part of NASA’s “Living With a Star” programme that explores different aspects of the Sun-Earth system. The probe seeks to gather information about… Read More »

Two new species of Freshwater Fish found

Scientists of the Zoological Survey of India have discovered two new species of freshwater fish from the north-eastern and northern parts of the country. Highlights:  Glyptothorax gopii, a new species of catfish was found in Mizoram’s Kaladan river. Garra simbalbaraensis was found in Himachal Pradesh’s Simbalbara river. Both fish, measuring less than seven centimetres, are hill… Read More »

28th BASIC Ministerial meeting on Climate Change held in Brazil

The BASIC countries — a grouping of Brazil, South Africa, India and China — held their 28th Ministerial meeting on Climate Change between August 14 and August 16 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. What is BASIC? BASIC is a group of countries Brazil, South Africa, India and China, a bloc of four large newly industrialized countries collectively account… Read More »

Azim Premji To Retire As Executive Chairman of Wipro

IT Industry icon Azim Premji will retire as Executive Chairman of Wipro with effect from 30th July 2019. He led the company for 53 years will continue to serve on the board as Non-Executive Director and founder Chairman. Key Facts:  India’s second richest business tycoon Azim Premji is set to retire in July 2019 as the… Read More »

Russia Launches 1st Arctic Train Service

The first tourist train traveling through Russia’s Arctic region and on to Norway set off from Saint Petersburg station with 91 passengers aboard for the inaugural trial journey. Key Facts: The train, named, Zarengold, complete with two restaurant cars will travel from Saint Petersburg through according to the organisers, the whole trip will take 11… Read More »

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 Starts In France

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 is the 8th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by the women’s national teams between 7 June and 7 July 2019. Key Facts: The Championship will be held in nine cities across France. In March 2015, France won the right to host the… Read More »

Sunil Chhetri Becomes Most Capped India Player

Sunil Chhetri became the most capped India player today by surpassing Bhaichung Bhutia’s 107 international matches. Key Facts: Chhetri overtook his mentor Bhutia’s record of 107 matches when he captained India in the King’s Cup opener against Curacao. In his milestone match of the King’s Cup football tournament in Buriram, Thailand, he scored the lone goal for… Read More »