DRDO Tests Successfully Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), Matches US Capabilities

The Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft to fire at ground level targets with a precision of up to 100-km range, matching the US capability to develop similar air weapons. SAAW, an indigenously designed and developed 120 kg. class smart weapon, developed by DRDO, ...

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Merck Ebola Vaccine Working: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that an experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea. WHO said that an international vaccine-focussed organization, GAVI, provided $5 million to Merck, and the medical firm committed to ensure that 300,000 doses of the vaccine are available for emergency use ...

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PMGKY 2016 Deposits in Old Currency Allowed till 30th December, 2016

The Central Government has decided that up to 30.12.2016, the payment towards tax, surcharge, penalty and deposit under the Pradhan Mantri Garib KalyanYojana (PMGKY), can be made in Old Bank Notes of Rs. 500 and Rs.1,000 denomination issued by the RBI. The Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib KalyanYojana (PMGKY), 2016 has commenced on 17th December, 2016 and ...

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Haj News: Govt Opens Official Trilingual Website; Apply Online From Jan 2, 2017

The government has launched a trilingual website www.haj.gov.in for Haj Matters on Tuesday in Hindi, Urdu and English to facilitate online application for Haj, besides giving information about the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Haj Department, Haj Pilgrimage, rules and regulations. It may be noted that Haj affairs are being looked after by the Ministry of Minority Affairs now, not the ...

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Microfinance Sector Under Pressure Again?

Microfinance industry has come under pressure once again after a gap of five years, bringing to the fore the reality check of actual beneficiaries under its avowed vision for a greater financial inclusion. While MFIs are vocal about their commitment to reach a wider section of population in rural areas, the unbanked or underserved urban segments, the criticism is mounting ...

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600 Delhi Policemen Search JNU for Missing Najeeb, No Clue Yet

JNU Row

Following the Delhi High Court order, about 600 Delhi Policemen and with sniffer dogs and mounted police searched on Monday two-thirds of JNU campus, hostels and residential areas looking for any trace of missing student Najeeb Ahmed who went missing on October 15, 2016. While rest of the area will be covered on Tuesday, the sniffer dogs could not trace ...

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Cyrus Mistry Bows Out of Tata Group Companies, Lists Reasons

Cyrus Mistry has finally bowed to the pressure to exit from Tata Sons on Monday, October 24, 2016 but said his legal battle will continue. Here is his statement in which he listed out his version to shareholders: “Over the last five decades my family’s steadfast support for the Tata Group has been one of guardianship. We have always ensured ...

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Govt Appoints Dhasmana as RAW Chief, Rajiv Jain as IB Director

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of A. K. Dhasmana, IPS officer from the 1981 batch from Madhya Pradesh cadre who served as Special Secretary, Research& Analysis Wing (R&AW) formalising him as Secretary, R&AW for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge or until further orders, whichever is earlier, by granting ...

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PPAP tops 2016 YouTube Viral Songs List, Japan’s Gangnam Version at 100 Million Now

It’s called PPAP in short and the full form reads Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen, written in Japanese katakana as ペンパイナッポーアッポーペン, a parody song written by Pikotaro, a fictional singer-songwriter created and portrayed by Japanese comedian Daimaou Kosaka. Though it was released as a music video on YouTube on 25 August 2016, it took some time before people realised that it forces one to ...

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Lack Self-Confidence? Japan Scientist Shows the Way to Reverse it

Japan neuro-scientist has discovered a way to implicitly amplify confidence in the brain by combining the use of artificial intelligence and brain imaging technology, according to a study, published in the journal Nature Communications, which can bring about drastic changes in treatment of clinical, medical and social problems. Self-confidence is an essential quality to succeed in the world, such as ...

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Now Karunanidhi on Tracheostomy Tube: What is Tracheostomy?

  As ailing DMK chief M. Karunanidhi, who was admitted to Kauvery Hospital past 11 p.m. on Thursday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited the 92-year-old veteran in Tamil Nadu on Saturday and wished him early recovery. DMK chief had undergone a tracheostomy procedure to optimise breathing, said a press release by the hospital. He is reportedly facing breathing difficulty ...

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Demonetisation Loophole Lies in Exemption of Political Funds

The loophole in the entire gamut of demonetisation is out finally and the political parties are exempted from restrictions on depositing old currency notes in their bank accounts, said Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia. It means all the black money not returning to the system in the form of individual accounts may as well return in the form of funding to ...

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Now Opposition United Against Rahul Gandhi

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal who stood behind Rahul Gandhi was taken aback when the Congress vice-president met Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his own party members bereft of any opposition member and discussed the so-called farmers’ woes and sought waiver of loan repayments. Kejriwal Tweeted immediately after the news broke out saying Rahull Gandhi ...

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Finally, Modi Meets Rahul Gandhi, Opposition Unity a Farce?

When Rahul gandhi told media that his information on personal corruption of Prime Minister Narendra Modi would trigger an earthquake, not many took it seriously but the PM himself came down finally to meet the Congress leader and his team, bereft of other opposition leaders. One thing is clear that there is more to what Rahul Gandhi said on TV ...

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Surge Price to be Allowed by Taxi Aggregators like Uber, Ola

The committee constituted by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to review issues relating to taxi permits and propose taxi policy guidelines has recommended that  city taxies should  be allowed to run on App Based platforms and be allowed surge prices depending on demand during the peak hours. The policy recommendations say bigger aggregators do not undercut the traditional ...

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