The study titled Thresholds of catastrophe in the Earth system was recently published in the international scientific journal Science Advances. The study was conducted by Daniel H. Rothman, professor of geophysics at MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. It said that in the past 540 million years, the Earth has seen five mass extinction events.
The policy seeks to assign risks among the government, developers and financial institutions and to those who can manage them the best besides leveraging underutilized and un-utilized private and public lands towards meeting the Housing for All target by 2022.
India has announced a collaboration with Russia to build a nuclear plant in Bangladesh. The move is the first initiative under the Indo-Russia deal to undertake atomic energy projects in the third-world nations. It will also be India's first atomic energy venture abroad.
Fifty countries on 20 September 2017 inked United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Brazil was the first country to sign onto the ban, followed by nations from Algeria to Venezuela. Fifty states as different as Indonesia and Ireland had put their names to the treaty; others can sign later if they like. Guyana, Thailand and the Vatican also have already ratified the treaty, which needs 50 ratifications to take effect among the nations that back it.
The Himachal Pradesh government has launched first-of-its-kind electric bus service in the ecologically fragile 51km-long stretch between Manali and Rohtang Pass. The move was made amidst concern over increasing environmental degradation in the Rohtang Pass area due to plying of diesel taxis.
Brazil was the first country to sign onto the ban, followed by nations from Algeria to Venezuela. Fifty states as different as Indonesia and Ireland had put their names to the treaty; others can sign later if they like. Guyana, Thailand and the Vatican also have already ratified the treaty, which needs 50 ratifications to take effect among the nations that back it.
INS Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL). The submarine will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy. The development marks a major milestone in Indian Navy's submarine programme as the vessel is expected to bolster India's maritime prowess.
Born on 1 January 1935, Shakila was an Indian actress. She was best known for her roles in Guru Dutt's films Aar Paar (1954) and CID. (1956). She also starred with Shammi Kapoor in Shakti Samanta's China Town (1962).
Born in Paris, she was the only child of Louise Madelaine Berthe and Eugene Schueller, who founded L’Oreal. She joined the family business when she was just 15 and inherited L'Oreal group empire when her father died in 1957.
Mustapha had negotiated and helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls from Chibok kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant group. He will be bestowed with the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony taking place in Geneva on 2 October 2017.The The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called him “a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in North East Nigeria”.
The first of the Scorpene class submarines INS Kalvari was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) on 21 September 2017. The submarine will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy. INS Kalvari, named after the dreaded Tiger Shark, is equipped with state of the art technology
The International Day of Peace was observed across the world on 21 September 2017 with the theme Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All. The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu announced that the state will be declared ODF by March 2018. In Madhya Pradesh, over 2 Lakh toilet pits were dug on 17 September with the intention of turning them into at least one lakh toilets by 2 October.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 September 2017 approved Home Ministry’s proposal for extension of the time period of the "Special Industry Initiative for J&K" - Udaan scheme till 31 December 2018 without any modification and cost escalation.
The Centre is planning to start helicopter and smaller aircraft services to hilly areas, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands under the second phase of UDAN scheme. The government had announced increasing viability gap funding for helicopter operators and allowing smaller planes, among other concessions, under the regional air connectivity scheme in August 2017.
This revamped programme aims at mainstreaming sport as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development. It will impact the entire sports ecosystem including infrastructure, community sports, coaching and sports economy.
As per the Dentists Act, 1948, it was required to have the representation of dentists registered in Part B as Central Government nominees in the Dental Council of India and then the election of four or two members from Part B to the State Dental Councils. However, it lost relevance.
The qualifying round will continue till 29 September 2017. The second round will be held from 30th October to 3rd of November, the third round from 20 to 24 November 2017; while the fourth round will be held from 4th to 6th of December and fifth round will be held from 18th to 20th of December.
Modernisation of the Presses will enable the presses to undertake important confidential, urgent and multi-colour printing work of the Central Government Offices all over the country. This will be carried out at zero cost to the exchequer and without any retrenchment.
The 6th edition of the 4-day international textile and apparel fair, 'VASTRA 2017' will be inaugurated in Jaipur on 21 September 2017 at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC), Sitapura. The fair will be inaugurated by the Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smriti Zubin Irani and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
The International Day of Peace was observed across the world with the theme Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All. The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.
The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal for increase of cost norms for supplementary nutrition provided in Anganwadis and for out of school adolescent girls under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS).
India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in form sector will be launched in three districts, namely- Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra, on 16 October 2017, which is observed globally as World Food Day.
The Report identifies 12 classes of priority pathogens. Some of them cause common infections such as pneumonia or urinary tract infections that are resistant to existing antibiotics. The report also identifies 51 new antibiotics and biologicals in clinical development that can treat antibiotic-resistant pathogens, tuberculosis and diarrhoeal infection Clostridium difficile.
Delegates from all seven nations of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) grouping, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, will participate in the event. The main focus of the BIMSTEC DMEx-2017 will be on testing the region’s preparedness and resilience towards effective activation of inter-Governmental interaction/dialogue/agreements for immediate deployment of regional resources for disaster response.
The mobile application that will allow central government employees who are about to retire to monitor the process of their pension settlement cases will also allow retired employees to assess their superannuation funds and record complaints through the pension calculator.
Mishra will succeed Archana Ramasundaram who is set to retire on 30 September 2017. Mishra is a 1984 batch Uttar Pradesh Cadre IPS officer. He has been posted as Special Director General in Border Security Force (BSF) since 2012.
Vice President also inaugurated an exhibition entitled “Kurai Onrum Illai-MS: Life in Music”. The title of the exhibition is drawn from an iconic song rendered by M.S. Subbulakshmi. The exhibition looks at the life of Subbulakshmi from her early years to her songs, her contribution to the freedom movement, her magnanimous charity work, her role in films and the awards she was decorated with.
The JNPT was honoured with the prestigious award in the category of ‘B’ region for autonomous bodies and boards. It won the prize for its excellent implementation of the official language. This is the 11th consecutive year that Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won this award. Neeraj Bansal, Deputy Chairman of JNPT, accepted the award from the Honourable President of India, Ramnath Kovind.
India’s Zero Hunger Programme to be initiated by ICAR in association with ICMR, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation and BIRAC aims at coming up with suitable methods of measuring the impact of the intervention and identify the nutritional maladies in each district. The programme will be implemented in sync with India’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger by 2030.