Page-50 of GKToday Archives: February, 2020

India to use Euro-VI emission compliant fuels from April 1, 2020

It was recently announced that India is set to use Euro-VI emission compliant fuels from April 1, 2020. It is the world’s cleanest petrol and diesel, which has a sulphur content of just 10 parts per million. At present, India uses Euro-IV equivalent ..

International Mother Language Day observed on 21st February

Matribhasha Diwas or International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is observed annually across the world on 21st February. It is celebrated in India by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. The theme of the programme is ‘Celebrating our Multilingual Heritage’. For ..

22nd edition of Ethnologue released

The 22nd edition of the world language database Ethnologue was recently released. As per the list, Hindi is the third most spoken language of the world in 2019. The language is spoken by nearly 615 million speakers. English is placed ..

Indian-American becomes Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for DC Circuit

Indian-American judge Sri Srinivasan has been recently appointed the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The judge has created history as he became the first ever Indian-American to lead the powerful federal circuit ..

Prince Charles launches new Tata Motors’ JLR innovation centre in London

Prince Charles has recently launched a new £150-million Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) innovation centre in London. The centre called the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC), is created along with the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) It is the largest ..

THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020 released

11 Indian institutions have been placed in the top 100 of ‘Times Higher Education’s (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020’, released in London. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India’s top-ranked institution, is ranked 16th among the top 100 universities ..