Important Days August

Important Days in August: 6 August: Hiroshima Day & Anti Nuclear Day To marks the day when world’s first atom bomb dropped over the city of Hiroshima. 7 August: National Handloom Day Last year: 1st Handloom day was celebrated, by Modi. Why 7 August: Date  7 August was chosen as it was on this day in 1905 that the Swadeshi Movement was formally launched, at a mass-meeting in the Town hall of Calcutta. Continue Reading

August: International NEWS

Project Development Fund for CMLV countries The Union Cabinet has given its approval to create a Project Development Fund (PDF) for improving Indian economic presence in the CLMV countries viz. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. The fund operated through EXIM bank would have corpus of Rs. 500 and shall be housed in Department of Commerce. United States is going to create world’s largest protected marine reserve area named as Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Continue Reading

August: Other NEWS

NEWS Snippets for month of August (18 Aug to 31 Aug): A. MOU’s The Union Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has signed a MOU with Amar Chitra Katha to publish and distribute comic book on Swachh Bharat Mission. Union Cabinet has approved the MOU signed between India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and CERT-UK. (Read About: CERT-In) India and the United States have signed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) that will Continue Reading

August: Person in NEWS

Person in NEWS in month of August 2016 (18Aug to 31Aug): Noted filmmaker Aishwaryaa Dhanush was appointed United Nations Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has decided to appoint Olympic silver medallist P. V. Sindhu as its honorary commandant and brand ambassador. Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s bronze medal from the 2012 London Summer Olympics has been upgraded to silver. This up gradation Continue Reading

Maharashtra launches Crime Criminal Tracking Network System

Maharashtra became first state in the country to launch India’s first comprehensive ‘Crime Criminal Tracking Network System’ (CCTNS). It was launched in Mumbai through the operationalisation of 42 cyber laboratories across the state in order to combat growing cybercrimes. Additional Facts: CCTNS has been developed by Pune based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC). Through CCTNS, all police stations in the state will be linked with one another for Continue Reading