Page-20 of GKToday Archives: August, 2017

Gurugram to host first-ever beauty pageant for transgenders “Miss Transqueen India”

The first edition of Miss Transqueen India, a beauty pageant for transgenders, will take place in Gurugram, Haryana on August 27, 2017. Like other beauty pageants, the contestants will have to go through swimming costume, traditional wear, evening gown and ..

Microsoft launches ‘Project Brainwave’ for real time Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Microsoft has launched its ‘Project Brainwave’ deep learning acceleration platform for real-time artificial intelligence (AI). With the help of ultra-low latency, the system processes requests as fast as it receives them. The ‘Project Brainwave’ uses the massive Field-Programmable Gate Array ..

The 2017 International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade and its Abolition observed on 23 August

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is observed every year by UNESCO on August 23 to pay tribute to all those who fought for freedom, and, in their name, to continue teaching about ..

The constitution bench of Supreme Court declared right to privacy as Fundamental right under constitution

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has declared right to privacy a fundamental right under the constitution on August 24, 2017. A nine-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar ruled that right to privacy is an intrinsic ..

Supreme Court declares right to privacy as Fundamental right under constitution

The nine-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar in a landmark unanimous decision has declared right to privacy a fundamental right under the constitution. With this, the apex court overruled its own ..


CCEA approves renaming SAMPADA Scheme as PM Kisan Sampada Yojana

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved renaming of SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY). The SAMPADA scheme was approved by the CCEA in May 2017 for ..