Purnendu Dasgupta wins American Chemical Society award 2015

Purnendu Dasgupta, an Indian-American has won 2015 American Chemical Society (ACSs) Division of Analytical Chemistry J. Calvin Giddings Award. He developed an environment friendly field analyser for checking toxic arsenic levels in water. He has been awarded for his special contribution in the field of analytical chemistry. He will receive this award at ACS national conference in Boston in August 2015 along with an aplaque and cash prize. About Purnendu Dasgupta: 》At present Dasgupta is  the Department Chair and Jenkins Garrett Professorin the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington. 》Purnendu Dasgupta was born in 1949 ...

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Vividh Bharati Launches FM service for Chennai

Vividh Bharati, one of the popular AM/FM Radio station of India is managed by the Government of India and categorized as ” All India Radio” Service. Its frequency is MHz AM and FM . It was started on October 3, 1957 . Some of the old and most popular programmes of Vividh Bharati are ‘Chhaya Geet’ ‘Bhule Bisre Geet’,Sangeet Sarita ‘Jaimala’,’Inse Miliye’, Hawa Mahal etc. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, minister of State (MoS) for information and broadcasting (I&B), introduced Vividh Bharati’s a new FM service in Chennai. The FM services will now flood the corridors of Chennai with its popular programmes. The ...

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Tapan Misra to head Isro’s Space Applications Centre

Eminent scientist Tapan Misra has been appointed the chief of Isro’s Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad, on Friday. About ISRO The Indian Space Research Organisation is the primary space agency of India. ISRO is among the largest government space agencies in the world. The deputy director of the microwave remote sensing area in SAC, Tapan Misra has succeeded A S Kiran Kumar, who  is an Indian space scientist and the current chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation. He assumed office on 12 January 2015. Misra’s achievements: 》 Tapan Misra is an electronics and telecommunication engineering graduate from Jadavpur University in Kolkata. ...

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Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM on February 22

Nitish Kumar, who is among the Indian politicians and former Chief Minister of Bihar from 2005 to 2014. He was also a minister of the union government of India. Nitish Kumar who belongs to Janata Dal Party will take an oath on Sunday as the Chief Minister of the State. Jitin Ram Manjhi has resigned from his post of CM. The Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi accepted his resignation and invited Nitish Kumar to act as the Chief Minister of the state. 》Nitish Kumar has promised for a good governance in the state and he even felt sorry to the people ...

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Current Affairs of 17th February 2015

1. Japan: Japan will host World Economic Forum’s special meeting scheduled to be held in October 2016. 2. SBI: State Bank of India (SBI) has signed a loan agreement for 100 million Euro with the European Investment Bank (EIB). EIB is a long-term lending institution of the European Union. 3. Indo-Russian Musical Festival Zima Fest: Goa will host Indo-Russian Musical Festival Zima Fest from 24 January 2015 to 25 January 2015 at Candolim beach. The musical festival will witness a confluence of Russian and Indian music. 4. Yingluck Shinawatra: Former Thailand Premier Yingluck Shinawatra was impeached on 23 January 2015 by an army-backed parliament. The impeachment ...

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Current Affairs of 19th February 2015

1. Padma Awards Announced: President of India Pranab Mukherjee approved the conferment of Padma Awards to 104 person this year, awardees comprises of 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri. A day before Padma awards were to be officially announced Yoga guru Ramdev and Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar politely declined to receive the honours. Padma Vibhushan Awards -Shri LK Advani (Public Affairs) -Shri Amitabh Bachchan (Art) -Shri Prakash Singh Badal (Public Affairs) -Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade (Social Work) -Shri Mohammad Yusuf Khan alias Dilip Kumar (Art) -Shri Jagadguru Ramanandacharya –Swami Rambhadracharya (Others) -Prof. Malur Ramaswamy ...

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Current Affairs of 16th February 2015

1. Hong Kong: India has signed an agreement on transfer of sentenced persons with Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Under the agreement, the two sides will exchange sentenced prisoners in each other’s jurisdiction. 2. Apple Inc: Apple Inc has acquired United Kingdom based startup firm Semetric Ltd to add music analytics tool in its devices. 3. Sunil Sood: Sunil Sood will be appointed as Vodafone India CEO, He will succeed Martin Pieters, who is at present the chief operating officer at the telecom giant. 4. Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao scheme:Harayana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar s inaugurated a state-level exhibition ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ BBBP programme ...

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Current Affairs of 18th February 2015

1. 2020 Tokyo Olympics: Tokyo Olympic organizers have signed up Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) as the first domestic sponsor of the 2020 Olympics games. 2.R K Laxman: Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Laxman was admitted to the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital last week after he suffered a multi-organ failure. 3. Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar: Two army personnel Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar, who laid down their lives combating militants in Kashmir, have been selected posthumously for the Ashok Chakra – the highest peacetime military honour of the country. 4. Kasutubh ...

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Current Affairs of 15th February 2015

1. World Bank to commit $ 1 bn in Narendra Modi’s clean India programme: World Bank said it will commit USD 1 billion in the NarendraModi government’s Swachh Bharat (Clean India) campaign. World Bank’s country director in India OnnoRuhl said the World Bank is considering considerable large sums of financing for that. 2. India 78th in talent competitiveness: Indicating acute shortage of skilled workforce, India has been ranked 78th globally in terms of talent competitiveness of its human capital, while Switzerland has topped the charts. 3. EU decided to lift ban – Mangoes: European Union (EU) decided to lift ban from importing ...

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NITI AAYOG

National Institute for Transforming India (NITI)  AAYOG was set up by the Union Government in January 2015 that replaced the 65 year old Planning commission.  The AAYOG will be headed by Prime Minister. Members of the NITI AAYOG 》Prime Minister will nominate special people possessing relevant knowledge such as Experts, Practitioners, specialists etc. 》 Vice chairman -Shri Arvind Panagariya, Economist 》Full time members -Shri Bibek Debroy, Economist -Dr. V.K. Saraswat, Former Secretary Defence R&D 》Special invitees -Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister -Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot, Union Minister -Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister 》 Maximum of 2 part time members from leading universities ...

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