Day: April 4, 2018

India-Japan-US Trilateral Talks Held In New Delhi

India took part in the 9th Trilateral Meeting with Japan and the United States where representatives of the three nations held deliberations on regional and global issues of mutual interest. The dialogue was aimed at exploring practical steps to enhance cooperation in the areas of connectivity and infrastructure development, counter-proliferation, counter-terrorism, maritime security, maritime domain awareness and Humanitarian Assistance And Disaster Relief. The trilateral talks were held in accordance with the directions received from the foreign ministers of the three countries, who had met in New York on 18 September 2017 on the margins of United Nations General...

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HRD Ministry Constitutes Committee To Prevent Exam Paper Leakages

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has constituted a High Powered Committee to examine the entire system of conducting Class X and Class XII examination conducted by the CBSE with a view to preventing leakages. Shri Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Retd. Secretary (Higher Education), MHRD will be the Chairperson of the 7 member High Power Committee. To revisit all aspects related to the security checks built into the system for ensuring that the Question papers reach the examinees without tampering. To examine and assess all areas of potential weakness in the present system of transporting question papers from the printing...

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Commonwealth Games 2018 Starts At Gold Coast In Australia

The Indian contingent at the ceremony, consisting of over 200 athletes, was led by flag-bearer PV Sindhu, the Rio Olympic silver medallist. A blast from a didgeridoo, an Australian Aboriginal wind instrument in the form of a long wooden tube, a sprinkling of royal stardust and a strong message of unity lit up the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Australia’s Gold Coast. The opening ceremony started with a heavy downpour that lashed the 35,000 crowd at Carrara Stadium. Britain’s Prince Charles and wife Camilla were among the guests. A scene from a group of friends surfing off...

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Government launches Digital Initiative for Ease of Export

Ushering ease in the export of goods, many digital initiatives have been initiated. The digital platform has given a major boost to India’s potential in agriculture and export of food products. Taking a major step towards digital India in export trade helping in efficient assessment, quality monitoring, and traceability, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu launched digital initiatives for ease of exports. Under the digital initiatives for ease of export, the Minister launched three integrated digital portals, namely Safe Food Export Traceability Portal, One Laboratory One Assessment Portal and Monitoring Export Alerts Portal. The digital platforms, developed by the Export...

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NASA captures image of most distant star ever

The Hubble Space Telescope of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered the most distant star ever seen named ‘Icarus’. This huge blue star is located over halfway across the universe. It took nine billion years for the Icarus’ light to reach the Earth. The team including Jose Diego of the Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria in Spain and Steven Rodney of the University of South Carolina in the US named the star as ‘Icarus’ after the Greek mythological character who flew too near the Sun on wings of feathers and wax that melted. The Hubble Space...

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