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Sea level rising three times as quickly as they were 25 years ago: Research

According to a new study from European researchers, sea levels are rising three times as quickly as they were 25 years ago, placing hundreds of millions of people living in coastal areas at risk.

Recommended for : Global Mean Sea Level , Climate Change , Sönke Dangendorf , Oceanographer , University of Siegen , European researchers , Sea levels

Publish Date : May 27, 2017

Cabinet approves JDI between Germany and India on alternative medicine

The Union Cabinet has approved the joint declaration of intent between Germany and India regarding cooperation in the field of alternative medicine.

Recommended for : India-Germany Bilateral Relations , Alternative Medicine , Ministry of AYUSH , Joint Declaration of Intent , Shripad Yesso Naik

Publish Date : May 25, 2017

3.3-million-year-old fossil reveals origins of the human spine

The findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Recommended for : Human Evolution , Bipedality , Selam , Human Backbone

Publish Date : May 24, 2017

First human ancestors came from Europe, not Africa: Study

According to the new study, the common lineage of great apes and humans split several hundred thousand years earlier than assumed until now.

Recommended for : Human Evolution , Great Apes , Human , Hominid

Publish Date : May 24, 2017

Encourage states to teach Hindi voluntarily: Hindi Advisory Committee

The recommendations were made during meeting of the Hindi Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, held under the Chairmanship of Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, in New Delhi.

Recommended for : Hindi , Hindi Language , Hindi Advisory Committee , Human Resource Development

Publish Date : May 23, 2017

Number of migrant children travelling alone hits record high: UNICEF

At least 300000 unaccompanied and separated children were recorded in around 80 countries in the combined years of 2015 and 2016.

Recommended for : UNICEF , Refugee Children , Migrant , Refugee

Publish Date : May 20, 2017

Joint HADR Exercise commences at Naval Station Karwar

Two first-hand accounts of actual Tsunami relief operations of 2004 were presented by Rear Admiral Suraj Berry and Colonel Vikram Sharma.

Recommended for : Joint HADR Exercise 2017 , Karavali Karunya

Publish Date : May 19, 2017

Researchers discover first Human Antibodies to fight Ebola viruses

Kartik Chandran, a Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, helped identify the antibodies.

Recommended for : Human Antibodies to fight Ebola , ebola virus

Publish Date : May 19, 2017

GST Council announces GST Rates of 1211 items

GST Rates of 1211 items were finalised by the GST council with 81 per cent of them facing a levy of up to 18 per cent.

Recommended for : GST Council , Goods and Services Tax , India , Arun Jaitley , GST Rates

Publish Date : May 19, 2017

Can women be given option of saying no to Triple Talaq: SC to AIMPLB

The questions were raised by a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar on the fifth day of the hearing on petitions challenging Triple Talaq.

Recommended for : Triple Talaq , supreme court of India , AIMPLB , islamic marriage

Publish Date : May 17, 2017

Indian Railways to install CCTV cameras at over 900 stations under Nirbhaya fund

Indian Railways have about 8000 stations, out of which only 344 stations were provided with CCTV cameras till now.

Recommended for : Indian railways , cctv cameras , railway security , nirbhaya fund

Publish Date : May 16, 2017

India, Palestine sign five agreements for cooperation in different sectors

These five agreements were inked during the state visit of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to India.

Recommended for : India , Palestine , India-Palestine MoUs , Agreements , Narendra Modi , Palestinian President , Mahmoud Abbas

Publish Date : May 16, 2017

Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) also stated that an estimated 7.6 million people live in areas at high risk of cholera transmission in Yemen.

Recommended for : Cholera , Yemen , United Nations , Houthis , Sanaa

Publish Date : May 16, 2017

Two Researchers from IIT Madras generated white light from turmeric and pomegranate

Two researchers from the Department of Chemistry at IIT Madras were able to produce white light using the turmeric and red pomegranate extract.

Recommended for : IIT Madras , Department of Chemistry , Research Scholars , Vikram Singh , Scientific Reports

Publish Date : May 13, 2017

Yogi Adityanath to declare no school bag day in UP government schools

The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to declare "no school bag day" on Saturdays in all the state-run schools.

Recommended for : Uttar Pradesh , No School Bag Day , Yogi Adityanath , School Uniform , Creative Activities , Students , Education

Publish Date : May 13, 2017

Brazil declares end to Zika emergency

In November 2016, the World Health Organisation lifted its own international health emergency status for Zika.

Recommended for : Brazil , end to Zika emergency , WHO , Zika

Publish Date : May 12, 2017

Olive Ridley to be mascot of Asian Athletics Championships

The logo and mascot of the Asian Athletics Championships scheduled to be held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from 6 to 9 July 2017 were released.

Recommended for : Asian Athletics Championships , Kalinga Stadium , Bhubaneswar , Odisha Chief Minister , Naveen Patnaik

Publish Date : May 9, 2017

India elected as President of UN-Habitat, the United Nations’ Human Settlements Programme

The country has been elected to head the body after 10 years. Since the UN-Habitat came into being in 1978, it is only the third time that India has been elected to lead this important organization after 2007 and 1988.

Recommended for : UN-Habitat , United Nations , Human Settlements Programme , M. Venkaiah Naidu

Publish Date : May 9, 2017

Undetonated World War II bombs found in Germany, thousands evacuated

Thousands had to be evacuated in Germany after the discovery of five undetonated bombs that were dropped during the Second World War.

Recommended for : World War II , Undetonated Bombs , Germany , Hanover , Atomic Bombing , British Bombs

Publish Date : May 9, 2017

भारत सर्वसम्मति से संयुक्त राष्ट्र के मानव बस्ती कार्यक्रम का अध्यक्ष निर्वाचित

वेंकैया नायडू केन्या के नैरोबी में आयोजित की जा रही संयुक्त राष्ट्र-पर्यावास की 58 सदस्यी शासी परिषद की चार दिवसीय बैठक की अध्यक्षता करेंगे.

Recommended for : UN Habitat , M. Venkaiah Naidu , Human Settlements Programme , संयुक्ता राष्ट्रव पर्यावास , एम वैंकेया नायडू , संयुक्त राष्ट्र में भारत

Publish Date : May 9, 2017

Assam declared as ‘Disturbed’ Area Under AFSPA for 3 More Months

The entire state of Assam besides the bordering areas of Meghalaya were declared as “Disturbed Areas”.

Recommended for : Assam , Disturbed Area , AFSPA

Publish Date : May 7, 2017

‪‪2012 Delhi gang rape‬‬ case: Supreme Court confirms death sentence for four convicts

Nirbhaya rape-cum-murder case is the rarest of rare case. The brutal, barbaric, and demonaical conduct of the convicts shook the conscience of humanity.

Recommended for : ‪‪2012 Delhi gang rape , Nirbhaya gang rape

Publish Date : May 5, 2017

Humans must colonise another planet in 100 years to survive: Stephen Hawking

Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned in a new BBC documentary that humankind would need to leave the Earth within the next 100 years in order to survive.

Recommended for : Climate Change , Global Warming , Mars Mission , Extinction of Human Race , Stephen Hawking , Expedition New Earth , BBC Show , Tomorrow’s World

Publish Date : May 4, 2017

World Press Freedom Day observed globally

The World Press Freedom Day was observed globally on 3 May 2017. The day’s celebrations were led by UNESCO with a high-level event and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize ceremony.

Recommended for : World Press Freedom Day , Imprisoned journalist , Dawit Isaak , International Day , UN Days , UNESCO , World Press Freedom Prize , Freedom of Press , Freedom of Expression , Freedom of Information , Narendra Modi

Publish Date : May 3, 2017

Prakash Javadekar launches Vidya Veerta Abhiyan

In addition, the minister also released a collage of photo portraits and book on Paramveer Chakra recipients. The portraits were presented to Vice-Chancellors of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Jamia Milia Islamia, Jammu and IIT Delhi, among others.

Recommended for : Wall of Heroes , Vidya Veerta Abhiyan , Nationalism , Patriotism , Wall of Valour

Publish Date : May 3, 2017

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2017 observed

The Third Review Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Convention held in April 2013 in the Hague, the Netherlands, adopted a political declaration that confirms the unequivocal commitment of the States Parties to the global chemical weapons ban.

Recommended for : Day of Remembrance , Victims of Chemical Warfare , United Nations , UN

Publish Date : Apr 29, 2017

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 2017 observed

Due to the explosion, nearly 8.4 million people in the three countries were exposed to the radiation.

Recommended for : International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day , Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Publish Date : Apr 26, 2017

TripAdvisor presents Bali with 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards

The 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide.

Recommended for : Bali , TripAdvisor , Indonesia , Travelers' Choice Awards , Worlds Best Destination

Publish Date : Apr 21, 2017

India develops National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance

The plan highlights the need for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) across multiple sectors such as human health, animal husbandry, agriculture and environment in consideration of the “One-Health” approach.

Recommended for : National Action Plan , Antimicrobial Resistance , United Nations , UN

Publish Date : Apr 21, 2017

NASA orbiter spots strange secondary craters on Mars

The rocks which were ejected from the secondary crater had an impact on the ground by creating a huge number of smaller craters all over the region.

Recommended for : Jet Propulsion Laboratory , Journey to Mars , Mars , Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter , MRO , Planets , Solar System

Publish Date : Apr 19, 2017
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