Who presents National Geoscience Awards recently?
The theme of the 2018 World Migratory Bird Day is __________.
Which of the following Indian personality has been honoured with the 2018 Nikkei Asia Prize in Japan?
Who has taken charge as the new Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B)?
The Army has finalised a Rs. 15,000-crore project for indigenous development of ________.
ISRO scientists are developing a green propellant to replace which conventional rocket fuel?
Which three Indian alumni of UK universities who have been awarded by the British Council for their outstanding achievements and contribution to the country?
WHO's comprehensive plan to eliminate trans fat in foods by 2023 is ___________.
The Union government is going to boost the manpower and infrastructure of this paramilitary force.
The Union government has decided to boost the manpower and infrastructure of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). Nine new battalions, a strategic sector headquarters on the front, a dozen patrol camps and 47 new border outposts along the China border over the next few years will be created. The Ministry of Home Affairs has given its in-principle approval.
Who has to Serve as the second term as ICC Chairman?
Former BCCI President Shashank Manohar will serve a second two-year term as the independent chairman of the International Cricket Council after he was elected unopposed by the governing body's Board. Mr. Manohar became the first independent ICC Chairman in 2016. According to the election process, ICC Directors were each allowed to nominate one candidate, who had to be either a present or a past ICC Director.
This company filed patent applications relating to e-currency technology recently.
Barclays has filed two patent applications relating to the transfer of digital currency and data storage with the Indian Patent Office. The bank has filed a patent application titled 'secure digital data operations' & it is a method and system for transferring digital currency from a payer to the recipient. The other patent filed is 'data validation and storage' & is about cryptography.
The Bharat Inclusion Initiative to build knowledge and foster innovation and entrepreneurial activity is launched by;
IIM-Ahmedabad's Centre for Innovation, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) launched a Bharat Inclusion Initiative to build knowledge and foster innovation and entrepreneurial activity across areas such as financial inclusion, livelihood, education and health. CIIE at IIM Ahmedabad helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into viable businesses. The initiative will aim at channelizing approximately $25 million over the next 3-4 years towards backing game-changing start-ups leveraging the ongoing digital transformation in India, to create access to services that were hitherto inaccessible for a large segment of Indians.
NASA programme which cost $10 million per year to track carbon and methane that was cancelled on 10th May 2018. The name of the program is;
The Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) programme tracked sources and sinks for carbon and developed high-resolution models of earth's flows of carbon. NASA said that, United States has cancelled the CMS project due to budget constraints and higher priorities within the science budget.
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will offer Rs 10 crore under corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds to which state government for the widening of Gaurikund-Kedarnath trek route?
The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will be giving Rs 10 crore out of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds to the Uttarakhand government for the widening of Gaurikund-Kedarnath trek route. An assurance to this effect was given by Union Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. It was at the chief minister's request that the union minister agreed to raise the amount to be given by the ONGC for the purpose from Rs 4.5 crore to Rs 10 crore.
Indian government plan to install e-Gates at airport immigration counters for whom?
From January 2019, low-risk foreign travellers will not have to wait in long queues at airport immigration counters. The Indian government plans to install special automated kiosks - e-Gates - for speedy document and identity verification. At the e-Gates, foreigners can present their machine-readable passports, place their fingerprints on the scanner and complete a customs declaration.