Page-3 of Current Affairs - October, 2015

Union Government appoints 5 members committee to review research grants offered by UGC

Union Government has appointed a 5 member committee to review the research grants offered by University Grants Commission (UGC). In this regard, Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) has issued an official notification. The Review Committee will submit its report to the Ministry by December 2015. The ministry also has directed the UGC not ..

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Asia Pacific region most disaster prone part of the world: UN Report

The Asia Pacific region is the most disaster prone part of the world as it had suffered around 1,625 disasters in the decade through 2014. It was revealed in recently released 2015 United Nations Asia-Pacific Disaster Report. Key highlights from Report Disasters in Asia Pacific region accounted for 40 percent of the global total and ..

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Nepal inks MoU with China to ease fuel crisis

Nepal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China in order to import all kinds of fuel in order to ease fuel crisis in the country. It was signed by Nepal Oil Corp (NOC) and China National United Oil Corporation (PetroChina) in Beijing to supply all kind of the petroleum products for Nepal needs. ..

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India, France ink MoU on preserving Written Heritage at National Library in Kolkata

Indian and France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conserve, develop and publicize written heritage at the National Library in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was signed by Sreya Guha, Joint Secretary (Library) in the Union Ministry of Culture and Bruno Racine, President of the National Library of France. Key facts of MoU Entails ..

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MP Government announces 33 percent quota for women in government jobs

Madhya Pradesh government has decided to provide 33 percent reservation to women in government jobs. Decision in this regard was taken by state cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. With this, the reservation to women in government jobs in the state has been increased from present 30 per cent to 33 ..

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Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected as first female President of Nepal

Bidhya Devi Bhandari of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist)-CPN-UML has been elected as first female President of Nepal. With this, she also became first President under newly promulgated Constitution of Nepal and second President since the Himalayan nation became a republic after abolishing the centuries-old monarchy. Background In the Presidential election, ..

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