Persons in News: A.A.Manavalan

Saraswati Samman to A A Manavalan for his comparative study on Ramayana The esteemed Saraswati Samman was conferred on AA Manavalan for his work, Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalyum. “Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalyum” A comparative study of epic Ramayana in 48 different languages. The characters, plot and individual insertions of the book deals with the alterations that occurred

India and Burundi ink major pacts

During the visit President of the Republic of Burundi, India and Burundi signed 3 major agreements, which are as follows: (i) Exchange Programme for Cooperation in the field of Education (ii) MoU on Cooperation in the field of Rural Development (iii) MoU on Cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine.  In addition to this

‘Endeavour’ retires

NASA’s Space shuttle Endeavour retired from the service and was sent to a museum.  About Endeavour: Endeavour was introduced as a replacement to Challenger, which exploded during launch in 1986. It made its first flight on May 7, 1992 on STS-49 mission. Its last mission was STS-134 in May 2011. Its last mission was on

Persons in News: Deepika Kumari

Deepika Kumari won silver in recurve event at World Archery Indian archer Deepika Kumari clinched silver medal in recurve event at World Archery in Tokyo. The gold was won by World No.1 Ki Bo-Bae of Korea.

What is Youth Unite for Voter Awareness (YUVA) ?

The Election Commission of India unveiled an initiative to identify the missing and non-voters to encourage them for voting. The Commission has designed a YUVA strategy which abbreviates “Youth Unite for Voter Awareness” (YUVA) to encourage increased participation of young women and men in the electoral process. The Commission is making efforts to include homeless

India, Britain ink pact on urban regeneration & development

An MoU was signed b/w India and Britain focusing on urban regeneration and development. The pact envisages promotion of cooperation in areas including sustainable master planning, transport planning and land economics. It also visualizes promotion of cooperation in areas of heritage management, regeneration governance, regeneration capacity building and public private partnership financing arrangements. India seeks

World Alzheimer’s Day observed globally

September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day. The day is observed to spread awareness about Alzheimer’s disease across the globe. What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease is most common form of dementia (loss of memory). The disease, caused by the degeneration of brain cells and nerves, impacts functioning of the brain, affecting day-to-day activities in its

Foreign Investment limit raised to 74% for Broadcasting Services

The Government of India increased the foreign investment cap for the broadcasting service providers to 74%. The hike in foreign investment cap is for service providers of Direct to Home (DTH), modernized cable network and mobile television. This decision of the government will allow the global players in capturing major stakes in the broadcasting companies.

Highest US Congress Honor to Aung San Suu Kyi

The Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was conferred with the US Congress highest Civilian Honor. The other individual who had received this Honor in past include George Washington, Pope John Paul II and Dalai Lama-the Tibetan Buddhist Leader. During her 15 year long house arrest against the junta in Myanmar, she was honored with