Five Rafale jets to land in Ambala today, security tightened around air base
Ambala: The first batch of five Rafale jets are scheduled to land at the Ambala air base here on Wednesday afternoon with police tightening the security around the air force station.
Complete lockdown on weekends in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Andaman and Nicobar administration has decided to impose a complete lockdown on weekends beginning August 1 to contain the spread of coronavirus, an official said on Wednesday.
China under Xi has become very aggressive, bullish: Nikki Haley
Washington: China under President Xi Jinping has become more aggressive and bullish, former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday, asserting that such a behavior is unlikely to last long.
Trump administration won't accept new DACA applications
The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will reject new applications and shorten renewal periods for an Obama-era program that shields young people from deportation, taking a defiant stance after the US Supreme Court refused to let it be scrapped completely.
New Zealand moves to charge some for quarantine
New Zealand''s government says it will rush through new laws to allow some people to be charged for their border quarantine costs.
Brazil virus payout cuts extreme poverty to least in decades
Brazil''s extreme poverty has plunged due to a monthly federal handout during the coronavirus pandemic, but threatens to bounce back once the government ceases the stopgap welfare programme, a report said Tuesday.
Sensex rises over 100 pts in opening trade; Nifty above 11,300
Mumbai: Domestic equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 100 points in opening session on Wednesday tracking positive cues from Asian peers.
Rupee rises 6 paise to 74.78 against US dollar in early trade
The Indian rupee gained 6 paise to trade at 74.78 against the American dollar in early deals on Wednesday tracking weakness in the greenback.
David Rubin gets second term as Film Academy president
Los Angeles: David Rubin has been reelected as the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
Lucy Hale to lead survival thriller 'Borrego'
"Riverdale" star Lucy Hale will topline the upcoming survival thriller film "Borrego".
If something is not done soon, you will see smaller countries playing less: Holder
Manchester: WI captain Jason Holder feels "relevant" authorities need to ensure that smaller teams get to play regular international cricket as in a world scarred by COVID-19, only India, Aus and Eng have the resources to stage games in bio-secure bubbles.
Paris Olympics in 1924 set stage for Hollywood endings
There was a soon-to-be Hollywood star in the pool, and a soon-to-be Hollywood ending on the track at the 1924 Paris Olympics.
Anand suffers seventh loss in Legends of Chess tourney
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand crashed to his seventh defeat in the USD 150,000 Legends of Chess online tournament, going down 0.5-2.5 to world No.3 Ding Liren in the eighth round.
Real privilege to play alongside both Jimmy and Stuart: Root
Skipper Joe Root says his teammates "should feel lucky" sharing the dressing room with James Anderson and Stuart Broad, adding that there is no better place for a youngsters to learn the tricks of the trade than watching the veteran pace duo operate.
GK snap shot on 29 July 2020
1. World Hepatitis Day 2020 – July 28
2. World Nature Conservation Day 2020 – July 28
3. International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystems 2020 – July 26
4. India to set up Solar Power Plant in Sri Lanka
5. Home Minister Amit Shah Distributed 100 Electric Potters Wheels to Artisans of Gujarat
6. IRCTC and SBI Card launched a Co-branded Contactless Credit Card on RuPay Platform
7. Bharti AXA General Insurance Launched Crop Insurance Campaign, ‘Bohot Zaroori Hai’ for Farmers
8. GoI funded 10 Broad Gauge Locomotives handed over to Bangladesh by Indian Railways in a virtual ceremony
9. GAIL and CCSL signs MoU to partner in Compressed BioGas projects in India
10. PM Modi Launched High Throughput COVID-19 Testing Facilities at Kolkata, Mumbai & Noida
11. Govt released guidelines for 4 schemes to boost domestic manufacturing of bulk drugs & medical devices Parks
12. Central Govt. with World Bank decides to convert ravines of Chambal region into arable land
13. Former Coal India chief Anil Kumar Jha to head Expert Appraisal Committee
14. Indian climate activist Archana Soreng becomes a member of António Guterres’s new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
15. Tata AIA Life Insurance Appointed Naveen Tahilyani as its new MD & CEO
16. Alok Misra Appointed as CEO and Director of MFIN
17. SBI provided USD 16.20 million liquidity support for local businesses in Maldives as COVID-relief
18. Indian oil and France’s Total formed 50:50 JV to make superior quality bitumen
19. Ram Vilas Paswan launched ‘BIS-Care’ App to Check the Authenticity of ISI and Hallmark Quality Certified Products
LAST MONTHS G.K.