2017 will be one of the top three hottest years: WMO Year 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, according to a provisional statement on the State of the Climate released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The average global temperature from January to September 2017 was approximately 1.1°C. . . . .
Hasmukh Adhia is new Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, has been designated as the new Finance Secretary. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved designating Hasmukh Adhia as Finance Secretary. The post became vacant after former Finance and Expenditure Secretary Ashok Lavasa retired on October 31.
Hyderabad’s TRIMS project won award City’s Integrations Traffic Management System or TRIMS has been recognised as a ‘commendable initiative’ by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The award was received by Municipal Commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy at the valedictory session of the 10th Urban Mobility. . . . .
**Indian women’s won Asia cup Hockey title** Indian women’s hockey team beaten China to win women’s Asia Cup hockey title. They defeated China 5-4 in the shootout after ending regular time 1-1 in Asia Cup final Venue: Kakamigahara (Japan). It was in 2004 when the Indian women’s team had clinched. . . . .
Indian table tennis pair won Bronze medal in Belgium Open. India’s table tennis pair of A. Sharath Kamal and G. Sathiyan won a bronze medal in the prestigious 2017 Challenge Belgium Open.The Indians lost in the semifinals to the second-seeded duo from Germany, Patrick Franziska and Ricardo Walther, 3-2 to settle for. . . . .
Mary Kom announced as Ambassador for Women’s Youth World Championships The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has named M.C. Mary Kom the AIBA Ambassador for the Women’s Youth World Championships to be held in Guwahati from November 19 to 26. Significant records of Mary Kom: She is five-time World champion and. . . . .
** Karen Ibasco won Miss Earth 2017 title ** The Philippines' Karen Ibasco named as Miss Earth 2017 in a coronation held at the Mall of Asia Arena, Manila. During the competition’s final question, Ibasco was asked who or what she thinks is the biggest enemy of Mother Earth and why? Ibasco said: “I. . . . .
Sister Rani declared as ‘’Blessed’’ by Vatican Kerala-born nun Rani Maria Vattali , who was stabbed to death in 1995 in Madhya Pradesh, was on Saturday declared ‘Blessed’, a sacred title in the Roman Catholic church order. The Blessed title is considered a prelude to the beatification of sainthood as was the case with Mother Teresa.
. Latest findings of Climate Science Report points out human-induced climate change. Climate Science Special Report Highlights: The United States government released a major scientific report that says climate change is “extremely likely” to be caused by human activity and will get worse without major cuts. . . . .
Artificial Intelligence character granted residentship in tokyo An AI ( Artificial Intelligence) character was made an official resident of a Tokyo. The boy named “Shibuya Mirai” does not exist physically, but he can have text conversations with humans on the widely used LINE messaging app. This makes him Japan’s. . . . .
Three years of imprisonment for disrespecting national anthem: China China has passed legislation to punish anyone who disrespects the national anthem with up to three years in prison. The country in September passed a National Anthem Law applying to mainland citizens, which specified a much lesser jail term of 15 days. . . . .
*Lebanon Prime minister resigned * Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday, citing Iran’s “grip” on the country and threats to his life. The two-time Prime Minister, whose father Rafik held the same position for years and was assassinated in 2005 *Fact Sheet:* Capital:. . . . .
Shamika Ravi appointed as part time member of Economic Advisory Council Shamika Ravi appointed as part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM).Headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy, the EAC-PM includes NITI Aayog's Principal Advisor Ratan Watal as its member and economists Surjit. . . . .
*918 Kg Khichdi enters into Guinness records* India set the world record by cooking about 918 kg khichdi dish at the World Food India event in Delhi The dish was prepared using multigrains like rice, pulses, coarse cereals and vegetables. A team led by renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor cooked khichdi. . . . .
Hyderabad traffic police won best project award The Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Management System (H-TRIMS) of the City Traffic Police bagged the award for best practice projects in urban transportation under the ‘Best Intelligent Transport System Project’ category. This was announced during the 10th Urban. . . . .