Current Affairs

  • Railways Integrator, Unifier Of India, Says President

    Railways Integrator, Unifier Of India, Says President

    Current Affairs, India News April 23, 2014 11:57 am no comments

    Millions of Indians from various backgrounds use one common mode of transportation – the Indian Railways – which thus play a major role as an “integrator and unifier” of the country, President Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday. “Every day, millions of passengers speaking different languages, consuming different types of food, wearing […]

     
  • Delhi gets its first woman Chief Justice

    Delhi gets its first woman Chief Justice

    Current Affairs, India News April 22, 2014 12:53 pm no comments

    Justice G. Rohini was Monday sworn in as the first woman Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. Justice Rohini, 58, who was a judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, succeeds N.V. Ramana, who was elevated to the Supreme Court in February. Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed has been the […]

     
  • Bangalore-born Vijay Seshadri wins 2014 Pulitzer for poetry

    Bangalore-born Vijay Seshadri wins 2014 Pulitzer for poetry

    Current Affairs, India News April 16, 2014 12:46 pm no comments

    Bangalore born Indian-American poet Vijay Seshadri has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for “3 Sections”, called “a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia.” Seshadri, 60, will get the $10,000 prize for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author, Columbia […]

     
  • SC Recognises Transgenders As ‘Third Gender’

    SC Recognises Transgenders As ‘Third Gender’

    Current Affairs, India News April 16, 2014 12:42 pm no comments

    The Supreme Court Tuesday recognised transgenders as the third gender, directed the government to extend them reservations in the backward classes category in jobs and education and provide them healthcare and held that they enjoyed all the rights under the constitution. The court gave transgenders the right to decide their […]

     
  • Indian Spacecraft Orbiter Halfway To Mars

    Indian Spacecraft Orbiter Halfway To Mars

    Current Affairs, India News April 10, 2014 2:15 pm no comments

    India’s maiden mission to Mars is on course, with its spacecraft Orbiter crossing the halfway mark on its voyage to the red planet, four months after it left Earth Dec 1. “The spacecraft Wednesday at 9.50 a.m. crossed the halfway mark of its journey to Mars along the designated helio […]

     
  • India Set To Grow At 5.4 Percent In 2014: IMF

    India Set To Grow At 5.4 Percent In 2014: IMF

    Current Affairs, India News April 9, 2014 3:22 pm no comments

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected India’s growth to recover from 4.4 percent in 2013 to 5.4 percent in 2014 and strengthen to 6.4 percent next year, essentially unchanged from its forecast in January. These projections are based on the assumption that government efforts to revive investment growth succeed […]

     
  • Government to Issue E-Visa to tourists from 180 Countries

    Government to Issue E-Visa to tourists from 180 Countries

    Current Affairs, India News April 9, 2014 3:17 pm no comments

    The government will soon operationalise electronic travel authorization or e-Visa facility to inbound tourists from 180 countries. According to Tourism Secreatry Parvez Dewan, the government will operationalise the electronic travel authorization within a year. Dewan was speaking at the inauguration of the first edition of Incredible India Travel Bazaar (IITB), […]