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  • Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to break 9000-run mark

    Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the sixth Indian and fastest to complete 9000 ODI runs during India’s third and final one-day international against New Zealand in Kanpur.

    Oct 30, 2017
  • Global priority areas to protect mammals mapped

    To protect thousands of mammal species, with a focus on species with few close relatives, the scientists have mapped priority areas across the world, including parts of India. This is the first ever mapping of these priority areas for preserving the diversity of mammal evolution along with minimum target areas for habitat protection.

    Oct 30, 2017
  • YC Modi took charge as Director General of National Investigation Agency

    Prior to joining the NIA, he worked with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for 10 years while serving two terms where he handled Special Crime and Economic Offences besides Anti-Corruption cases.

    Oct 30, 2017
  • India sends first shipment to Afghanistan through Iran’s Chabahar port

    India has sent its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan through Iran’s Chabahar port. The move has been seen as a landmark one to operationalise the new strategic transit route, bypassing Pakistan. The shipment was flagged off from Kandla port in Gujarat by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani.

    Oct 30, 2017
  • Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums from 2018

    In this regard, the authority will start the repair works at three main stadiums in Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah to accommodate families starting in 2018. Restaurants, cafes and monitor screens will be set up inside the stadiums.

    Oct 30, 2017
  • India-UAE Partnership Summit 2017:Highlights

    The two-day India-United Arab Emirates (UAE) Partnership Summit is held from 30-31 October 2017 in Dubai to accelerate bilateral trade and investment between the two nations. Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari; Navdeep Singh Suri, Ambassador of India to UAE, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman and managing director of Biocon Limited, Sultan bin Saeed al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, Dr Ahmed Al Banna, UAE Ambassador to India are some of the notable speakers at the summit.

    Oct 30, 2017
  • India, Japan begin anti-submarine warfare exercise

    The naval forces of India and Japan have initiated an intensive air anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Indian Ocean. The exercise would witness participation from a P-8 I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti Submarine Warfare aircraft of Indian Navy and two P-3 Orion Anti Submarine Warfare aircraft of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

    Oct 30, 2017
  • Sports in India: Problems and reform measures

    Corruption has become synonymous with sports administration in India. Whether it is the most popular cricket or hockey or weightlifting, most of the sports authorities in India have come under attack due to corruption charges.

    Oct 30, 2017
  • Kidambi Srikanth wins Men's Singles Title in French Open

    Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on 29 October 2017 lifted the men's singles title of the French Open Superseries badminton in Paris. Srikanth beat Japan's Kenta Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 in the final to clinch the title.This is Srikanth’s fourth title in the fifth superseries final after winning in the Denmark Open, Indonesia Open and Australia Open.

    Oct 30, 2017
  • Article 35A of Indian Constitution: Understanding the Debate

    Ever since a 2-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court on 17 July 2017 referred a Public Interest Litigation to decide upon the validity of the Article 35A of the Indian Constitution to a larger Bench and set a deadline of six weeks for it, there has been a debate across the country, especially in Jammu and Kashmir, over the provisions of the Article 35A and the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that accords special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

    Oct 30, 2017
  • Morning Current Affairs: 30 October 2017

    This is Srikanth’s fourth victory in the Superseries singles titles after winning the 2017 Denmark Open, 2017 Indonesia Open and 2017 Australia Open. With this, Srikanth became fourth men’s singles player to win four or more Superseries titles in a calendar year.

    Oct 30, 2017
  • Bharat Net project: Phase 1 to be completed by December 2017

    The first phase of the national optic fibre network, also known as Bharat Net project, is expected to be completed by December 2017.  The project was launched in October 2011 to provide broadband connectivity to all 2.5 Lakh Gram Panchayats.

    Oct 30, 2017
  • India to host UN wildlife summit CMS COP13 in 2020

    CMS COP12 was held from 23 – 28 October 2017 and was attended by over 500 delegates from more than 120 countries. The theme of the Conference was ‘Their Future is Our Future - Sustainable Development for Wildlife and People’.

    Oct 29, 2017
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 October 2017

    The fossil was found inside rocks from the Mesozoic Era, which ran between 252 and 66 million years ago. The researchers believe that the specimen belongs to Ophthalmosauridae family of ichthyosaurs that lived in oceans between 165 and 90 million years ago.

    Oct 28, 2017
  • Vrindavan, Barsana declared as Sacred Sites, no meat and liquor shops allowed

    As per the state government, the main objective behind declaring Vrindavan and Barsana as pilgrimage sites is to honour the sentiments of devotees, who are hurt by the operations of liquor and meat shops. The move will help in restoring the age-old traditions of these places.

    Oct 28, 2017