Current Affairs 14 September 2017

UGC rolls out application process for institutes seeking status of eminence• The University Grants Commission (UGC) rolled out an application process for universities and higher education institutes (public or private) seeking “institutions of eminence” status.Mouse...

Current Affairs 15 August, 2017

El Nino of 2014-16 aided in massive carbon dioxide release: Study• According to recent study conducted by scientists, the monster El Nino of 2014-16 caused over 3 billion tonnes of carbon to get released into the atmosphere, pushing carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration...

Current Affairs 12 August, 2017

15th BIMSTEC Ministerial meeting begins in Kathmandu• The 15th edition of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) ministerial meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal.Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as 13th Vice President of India•...

Current Affairs 11 August, 2017

Lok Sabha passes State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017• The Lok Sabha has passed the State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017.• The bill seeks to repeal the two Acts namely State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959, and State Bank of Hyderabad Act,...

Current Affairs 10 August, 2017

India ratifies 2nd commitment period of Kyoto Protocol• India has ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (or Doha Amendment) that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs).• In this regard, India deposited its Instrument...
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