Knowledge Diary – 8th August 2013, Thursday

International giants looking to invest 50,000 crore in chip making- Two global giants IBM and STMicroelectronics have discussed about chip making facility in India and talks for an investment of over Rs. 50,000 crore are on with the Indian Govt. EC moves forward to perform SC order on convicted MP’s and MLA’s– On the basis of Supreme court order, Election Commission has moved to operationalize the judgment by asking all the states and Union Territories to track and promptly report conviction of MPs/MLAs to the concerned House and to the poll panel.  LG launches astonishing G2 against the Samsung Galaxy S4– … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 8th August 2013, Thursday

Knowledge Diary – 7th August 2013, Wednesday

23.3 lakh rural subscribers added by GSM in June- According to COAI report, GSM telecom operators added 23.3 lakh new subscribers in June this year to take the user base to 27.16 crore at the end of the month. BJP Govt. backtracks from deal with FDI in insurance matter:  BJP forced to deny that it had reached a deal with government on raising the FDI cap in insurance to 49% from the current level of 26% on the stipulation that the voting rights will be hooked at 26%. Branded medicines cost more than the non branded ones:  According to the sources at Jan … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 7th August 2013, Wednesday

Knowledge Diary – 1st August 2013, Thursday

Zee Group Chairman and editors charge sheeted due to extortion bid Zee Group chairman Subhash Chandra and Zee editors Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia were named as accused and alleged Rs 100 crore extortion bid from Congress MP Naveen Jindal’s firm, Jindal Steel and Power Limited. Himachal Pradesh gives green signal to cancel hydro projects The Himachal Pradesh cabinet gave its approval to cancel nine small hydro electric projects in the state. Government working to process online permissions for filmmakers:  Instead of doing endless waits and a surplus of permissions, foreign filmmakers can look forward to online approval and payment gateway for shooting in India. Civilian … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 1st August 2013, Thursday

Knowledge Diary – 26th July 2013, Friday

MLA resigns in anti–Telangana move: The resignation of YSR Congress MLAs surprised political spectators as the party leadership had clarified that the issue of separate Telangana should be left to the “wisdom” of the Centre only. Laxmi Mittal has emerged as sixth position in Football global rich list: The London based Indian steel magnate, who owns a stake in the Loftus Road club QPR drops to sixth place when it comes to richest football club owners, globally said by the sources.  Russians and Ukrainian charged for hacking and data breach: Four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian have been charged in what’s being called the largest hacking and … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 26th July 2013, Friday

Knowledge Diary – 25th July 2013, Thursday

The 100th edition of the Tour de France was won by Chris Froome from Britain on 21 July 2013 The ex- NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who exposed the widest US global surveillance operations, was awarded German Whistleblower Prize 2013 K Jennitha Anto of India won the 13th IPCA World Women’s Individual Chess Championship title 2013 The Union Minister of Textile, Dr. Kavuru Sambasiva Rao inaugurated the First Textile Park devoted to hand block printing and craft at Bagru near Jaipur Pioglitazone is an oral anti-diabetic drug The full form of NCIIPC is National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre President Barack Obama … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 25th July 2013, Thursday

Knowledge Diary – 24th July 2013, Wednesday

US court blocks internal revenue services’ bid: The US Internal Revenue Services (IRS) endeavors to help Indian tax authorities uncover financial information of a US resident, alleged to have evaded tax in India. A district court based in US cancelled the summons issued by the IRS and passes it to the Indian Tax Authorities. RBI measure-Interest rates may rises: To check the rupee value against dollar, Reserve Bank of India introduces more measures and therefore interest rates may rise. RTI shield planned for political parties: Political parties are set to get exemption from RTI (Right to Information) scrutiny on the funding and … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 24th July 2013, Wednesday

Knowledge Diary – 19th July 2013, Friday

An intelligent knife that detects cancer in 3 seconds: The world’s first ‘iknife’ which uses an electrical current to vaporize the tissue while cutting through, and separate the healthy tissues and making sure that all of the cancer is removed within 3 seconds. Detroit files for bankruptcy: Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history by setting the stage for a costly court battle with creditors and opening a new chapter in the long struggle to perk up the city that was the cradle of the American auto industry.  Seeking Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand: The Union sports ministry has chosen hockey … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 19th July 2013, Friday

Knowledge Diary – 18th July 2013, Thursday

Air pollution costing economy: According to the latest World Bank report, only outdoor air pollution in urban areas claims 1.09 lakh lives of adults, another 7,513 of children below 5 years annually. And also revealed that the annual cost of environmental degradation in India is about Rs 3.75 lakh crores, which is equivalent to 5.7% of country’s GDP. Spice Jet phases out expat pilots: The falling environmental degradation has made airlines act in an area where they have dragged their feet for years. Low cost carrier Spice Jet has bought down its number of expat pilots. BJP veteran LK Advani agrees to RSS’ role in resolving disputes: BJP old hand LK Advani seems … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 18th July 2013, Thursday

Knowledge Diary – 17th July 2013, Wednesday

A serving wing commander has told to High court that Flying Mig-21 amounted to violation of his fundamental right to life. Government has increased the limit up to 49 percent from 26 percent in foreign direct investment for the defense sector.  And also raised the figure for telecom industry to 100 percent. As per the Global management company hay group, TCS has emerged as India’s most admired company ahead of Hindustan Uniliver, ITC and Infosys. The government has announced Direct benefit transfer (DBT) of cooking gas subsidy in Aadhaar-using states from January, despite oil marketing companies pointing out several shortcomings in … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 17th July 2013, Wednesday

Knowledge Diary – 16th July 2013, Tuesday

Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, told that his 23 years old decision of firing on ‘kar sevaks’ was painful, but he had no other option. He revealed this to a news channel while talking about the Ayodhya incident. A tiny new moon has been discovered by NASA which is glimpsed around Neptune. The government propagated orders for setting up a Police Establishment Board in Maharashtra. Yahoo Inc. is now accepting the requests of old email ids or inactive email addresses, thus giving users an opportunity to recover their lost email address. This facility is being provided till August 7. … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 16th July 2013, Tuesday

Knowledge Diary – 15th July 2013, Monday

Telegram service lesions down:  A 160-year-old telegram service wound down on Sunday, one young man’s idea of sending a telegram to the PM urging an end to corruption caught the fancy of others in the serpentine queue at the Central Telegraph Office in Eastern Court. Crises hit UPA Government hides in secular burqa: Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi on Sunday hit back at the Congress, saying the party is adept at donning the “veil of secularism” and “hiding in a bunker” whenever it is faced with a crisis. India’s FGFA hits snag as Russia hikes cost: The biggest defense project, Fifth generation fighter … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 15th July 2013, Monday

Knowledge Diary – 12th July 2013, Friday

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy NoteIII may come in 4 variants: A report said that Samsung expected to launch its new Phablet in 4 variants; the top variant of Galaxy Note III will be a premium limited edition device that will boast of an unbreakable Super AMOLED screen, 13MP camera and some other exclusive features. Yeddyurappa’s party striving to merge with BJP: Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa’s Karnataka Janata Party has put forth a condition to merge with BJP. The Lingayat strongman had organized the meeting to obtain party leaders’ opinion on the possibility of merging the KJP with the BJP. Textiles minister Kavuri Samba Siva Rao has hit … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 12th July 2013, Friday