Navy Officer Tommy rescued after three day search

Malayalam sailor Abhilash Tommy, who was the first Indian to circumnavigate the world solo, was injured during the ongoing Golden Globe racein South Indian Ocean during a storm that also demasted his vessel. Tommy’s Twitter handle informed that he was safe inside the boat.

Gadkari dedicates to nation upgraded NH-44 in Meghalaya

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari renovated and upgraded National Highway-44, which would boost industrial development in Meghalaya. The Minister for Road Transport and Highways will also review problems and issues faced in the execution of National Highway projects in the north-east here, over the next two days. “The NH-44 (Jowai to Ratacherra at the Assam border) is important for development of industries in Meghalaya

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen concedes defeat in election

Much to the surprise of his critics and political rivals, Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election, making way for the joint Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

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Currency Rufiyaa
President Abdulla Yameen

UP scored 1st place in Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that the state has scored the first position in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) by providing houses to 11 lakh poor families.

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CM Yogi Adithiyanath
Governor Ram Naik

Mysuru city police is to launch Mysuraksha app

The Mysuru city police are to launch Mysuraksha app soon. The aim is to ensure the safety and security of passengers who use auto and cab. While downloading the app on their smartphones, the passengers can scan the Quick Response (QR) code printed on autos and cabs that will have the details of the vehicle and the driver.

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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
CM Kumarasamy
Governor Vajubai Rudubai Wala

RBI shortlisted 5 IT firms for implementation of Centralised information and Management System (CIMS)

RBI shortlisted 5 IT firms for implementation of Centralised information and Management System (CIMS)

Reserve Bank shortlisted five IT firms for implementation of a centralised information and management system (CIMS) for data collection. The 5 IT firms are Infosys, TCS, Capgemini, IBM, Larsen  & Turbo Infotech.

Corporation Bank has signed an information utility (IU) agreement with National e-Governance Services Ltd (NeSL)

Corporation Bank has signed an information utility (IU) agreement with National e-Governance Services Ltd (NeSL), the first IU registered with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), to share financial and security information under IBBI (IU) Regulation 2017. They serve the needs of the banking system by providing data to insolvency professionals, adjudicating authority and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India on the proof of borrowing, proof of default and security interest data in respect of NCLT cases while adhering to prescribed standards of information security.

BSNL signed MOU with Softbank, NTT to roll out 5G, IoT service

·         BSNL has inked a pact with Japan’s Softbank and NTT Communications to roll out 5G and internet of things technology in India.

Facebook to have new head in India

Facebook has appointed Ajit Mohan as managing director and vice-president of the social networking site’s India operations. Mr. Mohan, who was previously the CEO of video streaming platform Hotstar, will join Facebook early next year. The post was lying vacant since the exit of Umang Bedi last year.

Scientist Dr VR Lalithambika is heading India’s First Human Space Mission

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has chosen veteran scientist Dr VR Lalithambika to head its Gaganyaan mission to put an Indian in space by 2022. The 56-year-old scientist has 30 years of experience in space missions with ISRO.

3 Saudi human rights activists awarded “Alternative Nobel”

The Right Livelihood Award — known as the “Alternative Nobel” — has been given to three jailed Saudi human rights defenders and two Latin American anti-corruption crusaders.

1 Abdullah al-Hamid
2 Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani
3 Waleed Abu al-Khair
4 Thelma Aldana of Guatemala
5 Ivan Velasquez

Asian News International, ANI and Emirates News Agency signed an MoU, for bilateral cooperation in the area of the free news exchange in Abu Dhabi

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Asian News International, ANI and Emirates News Agency, WAM, the official news agency of the UAE government has signed an MoU, for bilateral cooperation in the area of the free news exchange in Abu Dhabi. The Mou wa signed between: Mohammad Jalal Alrayssi, Executive Director of WAM and Sanjiv Prakash, Chief Editor and CEO of ANI

AP, Odisha & Madhya Pradesh Best Performing States in “Ease of Living Index” Under Amrut

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·         The “Ease of Living Index” rankings were launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) at the National Dissemination Workshop on Ease of Living Index, 2018 in New Delhi. Andhra Pradesh has topped the charts followed by Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.

NASA’s satellite TESS that has discovered two new Earth-like planets named super-Earth and hot Earth.

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·         NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered two new earth-like exoplanets namely: “super-Earth” and “hot Earth”. TESS was launched in April 2018 to detect exoplanets (planets outside the sun’s solar system). It is a one year mission worth $337 million. This is TESS’s first discovery. Super-Earth: It is named as Pi Mensae c. It is 60 light-years away. It orbits its sun every 6.3 days. Hot-Earth: It is named as LHS 3844 b. It is 49 light-years away. It orbits its sun every 11 hours. Both the planets are too hot to support life.

MS Dhoni overtakes Dravid to become India’s 2nd most capped cricketer

Mahendra Singh become the second most capped player for India in international cricket as he played his 505th match for India in the Super Four of Asia Cup 2018 against Pakistan on September 23. Before Dhoni, Rahul Dravid was the second most capped player for India with 504 caps in international cricket. Sachin Tendulkar is the topmost capped player for India with a record 664 matches for India.

Pavithra Naveen won Pan Tech-Abu Dhabi 83rd State senior championships at the EISA Badminton Academy

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Pavithra Naveen claimed the Pan Tech-Abu Dhabi 83rd State senior championships at the EISA Badminton Academy, at Ettumanoor, Kerala. The unseeded Pavithra defeated Kozhikode’s fifth-seeded N.Aswathy 16-21, 21-16, 21-16 in the women’s final. In men’s final Kozhikode’s unseeded Mohammed Munawar won the title by defeating Ernakulam’s top-seeded M. Shyam Prasad. He defeated Prasad by securing 21-16, 21-16. It is Munawar’s fourth State men’s trophy.

 

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