Page-36 of Current Affairs - October, 2016

Maharashtra Government allocates land to LIGO India Project

Maharashtra Government has allocated 40.68 hectare land to Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to build LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) India Project at Dudhala village in Hingoli district. With this, India will join elite league of countries consisting of US, UK, Italy, Germany and Japan that support on-going research on gravitational waves. Besides, it ..

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Renowned Manipuri theatre legend Heisnam Kanhailal passes away

Renowned Manipuri theatre legend Heisnam Kanhailal passed away. He was 75. He was actively been involved in threatre for the last 40 years in different roles of a playwright, director and also an actor. About Heisnam Kanhailal Born on 17 January 1941 in Keisamthong Thangjam Lairak, Imphal. He was the founder-director of Kalakshetra, the theatre ..

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India to host 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction

India is hosting the 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) from November 3 to 5, 2016 in New Delhi. This will be second time India hosting AMCDRR. The conference will be hosted by Union Government in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Key Facts It will be ..

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President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates World Sustainable Development Summit

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the first edition of World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The summit was organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with the theme Beyond 2015: People, Planet and Progress. Key Facts WSDS has replaced TERI’s earlier called Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS). The first DSDS ..

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India seeks greater Pharma market access in Japan

India is seeking greater market access for the domestic pharmaceuticals sector in the Japanese market as India’s share in the Japanese drug market continued to be below par. It was announced by Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in seminar on promoting India’s exports to Japan under India-Japan CEPA (Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) in New Delhi. ..

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