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Core sector grows at 5.2% in September

Eight core sectors grew to a six-month high  of  5.2%  in September, The eight  infrastructure sectors  —  coal,  crude oil, natural gas ,  refinery products,  fertilisers,  steel, cement and electricity. The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 % of the weight of items included. . . . .

Hyderabad metro awarded with ‘Upcoming Metro Rail Project of the Year’

The L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (LTMRHL) has been conferred with the ‘Upcoming Metro Rail Project of the Year’ from Construction Week India. ‘Construction Week India’ Awards recognise and reward the achievements of the country’s best in construction and infrastructure business

Boosting measures to handlooms

Following are the slew of measures announced to encourage handloom sector in Telangana. Loan waiver to benefit about 2,500 handloom weavers worth 10.5 crores Each eligible for loan waiver up to 1 lakh Administrative sanction for Gadwal Handloom Park Handloom Corporation and Powerloom Corporation. . . . .

Hydrological clearance to Kaleshwaram project

The Central Water Commission (CWC) gave hydrolo gical  clearance (approval) with the observation that the net availability of water with 75% dependability at Medigadda barrage site is 284.3 tmc   The project secured first-stage clearance for diversion of 3,168.13 hectares of forest land for Kaleshwaram. . . . .

70 Indian words added to Oxford English Dictionary September update

from endearing words like ‘Abba’ and ’Anna’ to Indian delicacies like ‘gulab jamun’ and ‘vada’ can now be found in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). As per the latest list of inclusions, 70 new Indian words from Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, Hindi and Gujarati languages have been added to the dictionary. The. . . . .

Caroline Wozniacki  won WTA Finals trophy

Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki ended her career-long jinx against Venus Williams in spectacular style to lift the WTA Finals trophy for the first time

India won Bronze in Sultan of Johor Cup


The Indian junior men’s hockey team blanked host Malaysia 4-0 to claim the bronze medal at the seventh Sultan of Johor Cup, here on Sunday

Morbidelli is Moto2 World Champion

Italy’s Franco Morbidelli clinched the Moto2 World Championship at Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Indian women’s hockey team qualified for 2018 World Cup

The Indian women’s hockey team qualified for the 2018 World Cup after South Africa won the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday. The Indian team is currently in Japan for the Asia Cup and while a title here will give it bigger bragging rights, the pressure to win has now been lifted. India finished eighth at the Hockey. . . . .

Fastest century in T-20 internationals

David Miller smashed the fastest century in Twenty20 Internationals Previous best: South African Richard Levi’s 100 off 45 balls against New Zealand (Hamilton, 2011-12) was the previous fastest T20I century.

Srikanth won French open, Fourth Superseries in 2017


India’s K. Srikanth’s won the French Open Super Series men’s singles title. Srikanth triumphed in the Indonesian Open Premier and Australian Open before repeating this feat in Denmark and French Open tournaments. Record: He also joined the select list of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Chen Long to win four or more Super. . . . .

Indian wheat shipment to Afghanistan through Chabahar port


India on Sunday began shipment of  wheat to  Afghanistan through the Iranian port of Chabahar. The consignment would be the first to use the new route via Chabahar to access Afghanistan, even as  India plans similar transfers in  the coming months. This shipment is part of  India’s  commitment. . . . .

 Eco friendly crematoriums: Kerala Government

The Kerala government is gearing up to switch over to Gas-operated (LPG-powered) crematoriums in place of the existing electric powered ones in public areas, as they are eco-friendly and cost-effective.

Highlights of prime minister tour in Karnataka

New Railway line: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated the Bidar - Kalaburagi New Railway Line to the Nation, by unveiling a plaque at Bidar Railway Station. The Prime Minister also flagged off the DEMU Service between Bidar and Kalaburagi.   Soundarya Lahari composed by Adi Shankaracharya: The. . . . .

 Highlights of 37th edition of Mann ki Baat programme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation through his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat. From the days of 'Khadi for Nation', we came to see 'Khadi for Fashion', and now the country is moving towards 'Khadi for Transformation'. Khadi and handloom are empowering the poor by bringing positive and qualitative. . . . .

Film producer and communist leader Purnachandra Rao dead

Film producer and veteran Communist leader Atluri Purnachandra Rao passed away after a prolonged illness on Sunday. Purnachandra Rao was known for films which carried a social message. His Telugu remake of Hindi hit Choti Behan (Adabaduchu) was a major hit. Autobiography: “Naa gatasmruthulu”

Impact Assessment of Mission Kakatiya by NABCONS

The Implementation of Mission Kakatiya, one of the flagship programmes of the State Government showing positive results. Objective: Crop yield optimisation in Telangana State. The programme, which is aimed at rejuvenating villages tanks over a five year Period was intended to restore some 46,531 village. . . . .

England won its maiden FIFA U-17 World cup

England won its maiden FIFA Under-17 World Cup crown in Spain 5-2 in the final. Brazil in 3rd place: Brazil downed Mali with two second-half goals in the third-place play-off match of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. Venue: Salt Lake Stadium (Kolkata) Individual awards: Golden Ball: Philip  Foden. . . . .

Patna Pirates won PKL for 3 times in a row

Patna Pirates won Pro Kabbadi League Season sea Five, it is the third consecutive win to Patna pirates. They won on Gujarat Fortune Giants 55-38 in the final Venue:  Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai Special awards (for the season): Top-scorer: Pardeep Narwal (Patna Pirates); Best debutant:. . . . .

ISRO discovered a new galaxy NGC 2336

ISRO today released an image of NGC 2336, a magnificent barred spiral galaxy located in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis, or the giraffe at a distance of 105 million light-years away from Earth. This Galaxy was one of the first objects chosen to be imaged by the Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) onboard. . . . .

Nightingale of the South India announced retirement

S Janaki, called as the Nightingale of the South announced retirement from the singing career. The 79-year old playback singer ended her career with a public concert in Mysuru on Saturday night. She has four National Film Awards and more than 30 different State Film Awards. In 2013, she refused the offer of a Padma Bhushan. . . . .

High court judgements in local language are desirable

President Ram Nath Kovind stressed the need to make High Court judgements understandable to litigants in a language they knew and suggested setting up a mechanism to issue certified translated copies of verdicts. Venue: In Kochi on the occasion of diamond jubilee celebrations of the High Court of Kerala

Nitin Gadkari started cargo ship services from Chennai port to Mongla port in Bangladesh

The Coastal Shipping Agreement between India and Bangladesh was signed during Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh in June 2015. Based on the agreement sea transportation from Indian ports to Bangladesh ports is being treated as the coastal movement, making it eligible for  40% concession on vessel. . . . .

29 lakh Indian children missing measles vaccine

Around 20.8 million children across the world are still missing their first measles vaccine dose. Report by: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UN Foundation, UNICEF and WHO  According to the report, in 2016, an estimated 90,000 people died from measles, which was an 84% drop from more than 550,. . . . .

Dassault Aviation and Reliance group :Rafale fighters

Dassault  Aviation said it would invest €100 million in its defense joint venture with the  Anil  Ambani-led Reliance Group. They laid the foundation stone for the Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited (DRAL) manufacturing facility in the  6,500 crore  Dhirubhai  Ambani Aerospace Park (DAAP),. . . . .

World’s first Hydrogen tram

World’s first hybrid electric tram powered by hydrogen fuel cells has started running in China, marking a big step in the application of green energy in public transport.  It is the world’s first hybrid electric tram, with hydrogen being the main power source.

Malayalam writer PunathiKunjabdulla passed away

Award-winning Malayalam writer PunathilKunjabdulla passed away in Kozhikode on Friday. He was 77.  He won the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel Smarakasilakal(1980)   The Kerala Sahitya Akademi award twice for the same novel (1978) and Malamukalile Abdulla (1980).  He is regarded. . . . .

Indian Army celebrated 70th Infantry Day

Context: 27 October is celebrated as Infantry Day as it was on this day in 1947 that an Infantry Company of the First Battalion of the Sikh Regiment was airlifted from Delhi to Srinagar to liberate Kashmir from the invading tribals who were supported by the Pakistani Army. The action was ordered by then-prime minister. . . . .

Telangana students climbed Mount Kilimanjaro

Four students of Telangana Minority Residential (TMR) Schools have scaled Mount Kilimanjaro.The mountain is located in Tanzania at 19,341 feet above the sea level and is the highest peak in Africa.

KidambiSrikanth reaches the 4th rank Latest BWF

Kidambi Srikanth reaches the 4th rank Latest Badminton World Federation and P.V Sindhu continuous the 2nd position  in the women's singles  badminton Ranking

Martina Hingis Announced Retirement

Swiss tennis great Martina Hingis announced her retirement. She claimed 25 grand slam titles since her WTA Tour debut in 1994, five in singles, seven in mixed doubles and 13 in women's doubles. Best Singles: 5- 1997 - Australian Open(1) ,    Wimbledon,    US Open 1998    Australian. . . . .

Virat Kohli has been ranked the seventh 7th in Forbes list of Athletes 

Virat Kohli has been ranked seventh (7th) in the Forbes ranking of most valuable brands among athletes. Kohli is placed at seventh with a brand value of $14.5 million. Roger Federer tops the list with a brand value of $37.2 million, followed by basketball star LeBron James with $33.4 million and Usain Bolt with $27 million.

Telangana First to Introduce Course in Midwifery

For the first time in the country, a midwifery nursing diploma course has been introduced in Karimnagar district hospital A midwifery is a professional and trusted expert in natural birth who can look after pregnant women with no medical complications. Midwifery Functions : They work in partnership with pregnant. . . . .

International children’s festival to be in Hyderabad 

20th  International Children’s Film Festival in the city to be held from November 8 to 14 93 countries are participating with 295 films. Telugu films to be screened Shanu, MattiloManikyalu, EgiseTarajuvvalu, Dudu – DD, Purna (Indeevar special film category). Prasad’s Imax will be the main venue for the festival

First human milk bank in Telangana

What is human milk bank: A human milk bank will provide donor milk to neonates whose mothers can’t lactate. It was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Anupriya Patel at Niloufer Hospital. The human milk bank, which is part of the Mothers Absolute Affection initiative. . . . .

Indian origin women wins U.K award

Indian origin women campaigner Gina Miller awarded with most influential black person of the year award

Singapore passport is most powerful in the world

What is the name of this index: Passport index On what basis this ranking?This ranking will consider the passport holders of one country how easily they can go to other countries. According to this index Singapore citizens are able to travel to greatest number of countries in visa free manner or visa on arrival manner. 1st. . . . .

Singapore passport is most powerful in the world

What is the name of this index: Passport index On what basis this ranking?This ranking will consider the passport holders of one country how easily they can go to other countries. According to this index Singapore citizens are able to travel to greatest number of countries in visa free manner or visa on arrival manner. 1st. . . . .

Bullet train logo selected through contest

Winner- ChakradharAlla Logo- Cheetah on train engine Colors and their meaning in logo: Cheetah- Speed and reliability Blue color- Trust Red color- Energy Grey color- Technical expertise Redline line which forms the outline of the engine has grey dots in the middle signifies small towns that bullet. . . . .

Madras High court bans photos of living persons on banners.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday banned the use of “photographs or pictures” of living persons on “banners, flex boards, signboards” across the state. In its direction to the state chief secretary, the court said: “If at all any permission is given by the authority concerned for erecting banners, flex boards,. . . . .

India Follows Neighbours first policy : Sushma swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated 15 Indian-assisted development projects worth about $8.7 million in Bangladesh and she said that neighbouring. . . . .

Fish-lizard fossil found in Kutch, Gujarat

Ichthyosaurs (Fish-lizard) were contemporary to Dinosaurs Most of these fossils excavated in North America and Europe. In Southern hemisphere they majorly found in South America and Australia. This is the first time such fossil found in Indi Ichthyosaurs class belonged to Opthalmosauridae. . . . .

Aadhaar linkage deadline extended

Central govt extended the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts with mobile phones from 31st Dec 2017 to 31st March 2018 Background info: Few petitioned against Aadhaar in Supreme court that it is violating the right to privacy, in that context central govt responded that, central govt appointed expert. . . . .

Bharat 22 Exchange Traded Fund to be launched soon: Arun Jaitley

Bharat 22 exchange traded fund (ETF) consists of 22 companies or investments from central public sector undertakings, public sector banks and some other strategic holdings,. . . . .

State govt FRBM limit has increased

Central govt increased loan borrowing limit of Telangana under  FRBM (Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act) What is FRBM? FRBM controls govt market borrowings, FRBM shouldn’t more than 3.5% of state’s GSDP. FRBM act was made in 2003. State govt fulfilled certain criteria laid down by 14th Finance. . . . .

Incentives to Government hospitals and staff

Telangana government announced incentives to government hospitals and staff  underit’s flagship programme ‘’KCR Kits’’ For each delivery monetary incentives as follows: To hospital- 1000 rupees To hospital staff- 1500 rupees Objective: The main idea behind giving this financial assistance is to. . . . .

New education policy soon: MoS HRD Dr. Satya Pal Singh

A new education policy to ‘correct’ the education system, which follows a ‘colonial’ mindset, will be brought out in December, Minister of State. . . . .

Cristiano Ronaldo Awarded with best football player

Cristiano Ronaldo Awarded with best football player(Ballon d'Or)  award for the fourth time FIFA Awards 2017 Women’s player:. . . . .

JeetuRai and HeenaSidhu won first-ever gold medal mixed event in ISSF

JeetuRai and Heena Sidhu won first-ever gold medal mixed event in International shooting federation (ISSF) world cup finals is the first time. . . . .

RBI Imposed Fines on YES bank and IDFC bank

reserve bank of India charged 6 crore penalty to Yes bank and 2 crore penalty to IDFC for non-compliance with orders issued by RBI



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