Current Affairs

  • NASA celebrates 45 years of moon landing

    NASA celebrates 45 years of moon landing

    Current Affairs July 21, 2014 11:33 am no comments

    On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. Forty-five years later, NASA will celebrate Monday the giant leap by honouring Armstrong, who died in 2012, with a renaming ceremony of the historic “operations and checkout building” […]

     
  • Parliament Approves TRAI Amendment Bill

    Parliament Approves TRAI Amendment Bill

    Current Affairs July 16, 2014 10:13 am no comments

    With its successful passage in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday, parliamentary approval was accorded to a bill seeking to amend the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Act to facilitate appointment of its former chairman Nripendra Misra as the principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The TRAI Act prohibited the […]

     
  • Indian Navy To Get First Fully Indigenously-Built Warship

    Indian Navy To Get First Fully Indigenously-Built Warship

    Current Affairs July 15, 2014 11:04 am 1 comment

    India’s first fully indigenously built major warship, the anti submarine warfare (ASW) corvette INS Kamorta will be handed over to the navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE) here Saturday, a defence statement said. The super-sophisticated frontline warship will be formally handed over by GRSE chairman and managing […]

     
  • President to be present Gandhi Peace Prize

    President to be present Gandhi Peace Prize

    Current Affairs July 15, 2014 10:53 am no comments

    President Pranab Mukherjee will honour noted environmentalist and pioneer of the Chipko movement Chandi Prasad Bhatt with 2013 Gandhi Peace Prize July 15, a statement said Monday. Bhatt has also been awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership in 1982 followed by the Padma Bhushan – the third […]