Page-11 of GKToday Archives: August, 2017

Nozomi Okuhara wins 2017 women’s singles World Badminton championships (WBC)

Japanese shuttler Nozomi Okuhara has won the 2017 women’s singles World Badminton championships (WBC) by defeating P V Sindhu in the final by 12-21, 21-17, 21-10 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. With this, Sindhu had to settle for ..

ICEX launches world's first diamond futures contracts

The Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX) as launched world’s first diamond futures contracts to provide exporters with a hedging tool. India is a global diamond polishing hub where 14 out of every 15 rough diamonds in the world are polished. The ..

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India won 2017 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) under-15 football Championship

Indian football team has won the 2017 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) under-15 football Championship by defeating Nepal by 2-1 in the final at Kathmandu in Nepal on August 27. Vikram Pratap Singh was declared best player of the championship. ..

ICOSIS unveils Ocean forecasting system for Comoros, Madagascar and Mozambique

The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences inaugurated the Ocean Forecasting System for Indian Ocean countries Comoros, Madagascar, and Mozambique. It was unveiled at the third Ministerial Meeting of Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard ..

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Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as 45th Chief Justice of India

Justice Dipak Misra (64) sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India (CJI). He was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He succeeds Chief Justice J S Khehar. He will have ..

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UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28-08-2017

What may be the most profound impacts of Artificial Intelligence on economy? Can artificial intelligence help in India’s economic transformation? Discuss. BI| Live Mint Category – GS-III- Science and Technology – developments and their applications and effects in everyday life To what ..