Current Affairs

  • Mehrishi Named Secretary In Department Of Economic Affairs

    Mehrishi Named Secretary In Department Of Economic Affairs

    Current Affairs October 18, 2014 10:47 am no comments

    Rajiv Mehrishi, a 1978 batch Indian Administrative Service officer with Rajasthan cadre, has been named secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance. His batch mate, Arvind Mayaram, also from Rajasthan, whom he replaces, has been shifted to the tourism ministry as secretary, an official communique said. Among […]

     
  • Chennai-born Indian-American scientist to get rare honour

    Chennai-born Indian-American scientist to get rare honour

    Current Affairs October 18, 2014 10:35 am no comments

    Chennai born Indian-American engineer and scientist Subra Suresh is set to be inducted into the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on oct 20, 2014, making him the only university president to be elected to all three national academies. Suresh the current president of Carnegie Mellon University is one of only 16 living […]

     
  • India test-fires sub-sonic missile Nirbhay

    India test-fires sub-sonic missile Nirbhay

    Current Affairs October 18, 2014 10:31 am no comments

    India successfully test-fired its indigenously-developed nuclear-capable, sub-sonic long range cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ on Oct 18, 2014  from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha’s Baleswar district. The sub-sonic missile, which has a capacity to hit targets at a distance of 1,500 km, was successfully test fired at 10.03 […]

     
  • NASA Tool To Help Airlines Reduce Weather Delays

    NASA Tool To Help Airlines Reduce Weather Delays

    Current Affairs October 17, 2014 11:23 am 1 comment

    NASA scientists have developed a tool that would help airlines minimise weather delays and save both flight time and fuel. Known as Dynamic Weather Routes (DWR), this computer software tool is programmed to constantly analyse air traffic throughout the National Airspace System along with the ever-shifting movements of weather severe […]