Current Affairs

  • 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), […]

     
  • Country Will Suffer For Propagating Of Lies: Pitroda

    Country Will Suffer For Propagating Of Lies: Pitroda

    Current Affairs, India News April 8, 2014 11:12 am no comments

    Sam Pitroda, adviser to the prime minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, warned Monday that the country risked suffering on account of “propagating of lies” ahead of the Lok Sabha election. He also blamed a misinformation campaign for obscuring the government’s decade-long performance. “If at the end of the […]

     
  • World’s largest democracy all set for Lok Sabha battle

    World’s largest democracy all set for Lok Sabha battle

    Current Affairs, India News April 7, 2014 6:04 pm no comments

    Staggered parliamentary election to decide who will get to govern India the next five years starts at 7 a.m. Monday, with the BJP, voted out 10 years ago, widely seen as having the upper hand. The nine-phase polling that will end May 12 begins with voting in five of 14 […]