have discovered a giant deep-sea coral reef system off the coast of
the US state of South Carolina.
pair of dives in a submersible called Alvin confirmed
the existence of the coral reef and based on observations,
researchers estimate the reef is at least 85 miles long.
reefs form more easily near the surface of the water, where the sun
can feed the algae.
inaugurated ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp in Hanoi
Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated a ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp
in Hanoi, Vietnam on 27th August, 2018.
Swaraj is in Vietnam on the first leg of a four-day two-nation tour,
which aims at deepening India’s strategic cooperation with Vietnam
Jaipur-based Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti has started an
artificial limb fitment camp.
Court Notice To Centre, WhatsApp
to a plea, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the government
and messaging service provider WhatsApp.
plea sought direction to restrain Whatsapp from proceeding with
its payments systems unless it fully complies with RBI’s
does not comply with the provision of mandating a Grievance Officer
and KYC norms laid down by the Reserve Bank of India.
Ambani resigns as Director of RNAVAL
D Ambani has resigned as the Director of Reliance Naval and
Engineering Ltd (RNAVAL).
resigned in compliance with provisions of Section 165 of the
Companies Act, 2013, prescribing the limit on directorships to only
10 public companies.
Naval and Engineering Limited operates the country’s largest
integrated shipbuilding facility.
won silver in badminton at Asian Games
Sindhu won silver medal in badminton at the Asian Games 2018.
Sindhu was defeated by Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying.
was for the first time that an Indian had ever reached the finals of
a badminton singles event at the Asian Games.
is the first time that India has won two individual medals at the
Asian Games with Saina Nehwal clinching a bronze earlier.
compound archery team won silver medal
women’s team won silver medal in the compound archery team
event at the 2018 Asian Games.
Indian team comprised Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi
Indian team was defeated by South Korea in the finals at the
18th Asian Games.
Singh won silver in women’s steeplechase
Singh clinched the silver in women’s 3000m steeplechase event
in the Asian Games in Jakarta.
won the gold medal, while Vietnam won the bronze medal.
won a gold medal when women’s 3000m steeplechase was introduced in
the Asian Games in 2010.
Varakil wins silver in women’s long jump
Varakil won a silver medal in the women’s long jump event at
the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia.
won the gold medal and the bronze medal was won by China.
best jump of 6.51m came in the fourth attempt, which was enough to
fetch her the silver.
won gold medal in javelin throw
Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to win an Asian Games
Chopra’s gold is India’s only second medal in javelin throw in
Asian Games history after Gurtej Singh won a bronze in 1982 in New
won a gold in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.
won silver medal in 400m hurdles
Ayyasamy broke the national record in the men’s 400 metres hurdles
to claim the silver medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta.
is India’s first medal in the hurdles event since Joseph Abraham
won a gold in Asian Games 2010.
Abderrahman Samba won the gold medal at the Asian Games 2018.
growth up 23% in April-June 2018
to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion data, Foreign
Direct Investment (FDI) in India grew by 23% to USD 12.75
billion during the April-June quarter of 2018-19.
sectors that received maximum foreign investment include services,
trading, telecommunications, computer software and hardware, and
source of FDI during
appointed Asst Secretary-General of UNEP
Nations has appointed Indian development economist and UN
S Tripathi as Assistant
Head of the New York Office of the United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
has served as Senior Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
Development at UNEP since 2017.
Environment is the leading agency at the world body focussed on the