KVIC Launches ‘Terracotta Grinder’

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched a first ever ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Sewapuri in Varanasi. This machine will grind the wasted and broken pottery items for re-using in pottery-making. Earlier the wasted pottery items were ground in normal khal-musal (mortar and pestle) and its fine powder was mixed with the normal clay. Mixing this powder in stipulated ratio to normal clay makes the resulting pottery items stronger.  This Terracotta grinder willRead More

Vikram lander detaches successfully

Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram detached itself from atop the main spacecraft on 2nd September 2019 afternoon as planned, as it got ready to descend to the moon’s southern surface over the next four days. The lander carries small six-wheeled rover Pragyan within it; once they reach the lunar surface, the rover will get out of Vikram to physically probe moon.

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant becomes the fastest Indian Wicket-keeper to claim 50 dismissals

Young Rishabh Pant became the fastest Indian wicket-keeper to claim 50 dismissals in Test cricket, surpassing former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The 21-year-old wicket-keeper batsman on Sunday claimed his 50th victim in his 11th Test while Dhoni had taken 15 Tests to touch the milestone. Pant took an easy catch to dismiss West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite off an Ishant Sharma delivery in the second innings of the hosts inRead More


India becomes the President of COP14 for next two years

Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Shri Prakash Javadekar and Executive Secretary, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Mr.IbrahimThiaw on 2nd September 2019 jointly inaugurated the 12- day 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida.  India has been elected the President of the COP14 and will take over the COP Presidency from China for theRead More

Himachal suffers a loss of 1217.29 crores due to Rains

While presiding over a meeting to review monsoon related damages and losses in the State from July 1 to September 17, the Chief Minister said that 33 cloudburst and 391 landslides in the State resulted in the death of 264 persons and a loss of Rs 1,217.29 crores. He further added that the Public Works Department suffered a maximum loss of Rs 735 crore while the loss suffered by theRead More

Srikant Baldi

Shrikant Baldi appointed as the new Chief Secretary of HP

The government of Himachal Pradesh has appointed Mr Shrikant Baldi as the new Chief Secretary of State. Baldi will replace Mr B K Agarwal incumbent Chief Secretary and will have a short four-month stint as he is due to retire on December 3, 2019. The State Cabinet while appreciating Agarwal’s contribution in policy framing also wished him well for his new posting as the secretary to Lokpal. Baldi will alsoRead More

Current Affairs Capsule

Daily Current Affairs Capsule – 2nd September 2019

Daily Current Affairs Capsule PDF For UPSC Civil Service, Banking, SSC, State Civil Services, Railways, CLAT and other competitive exams in India. The Daily Current Affairs Capsule for 2nd September 2019 contains news related to the appointment of new Governors, India’s Longest Electrified Rail Tunnel, FPI pulling out money, GST revenue decrease and more India’s Longest Electrified Rail Tunnel inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh India’s longest Electrified Rail Tunnel was inaugurated onRead More

IIM Indore

IIM Indore will offer a voluntary course on Sanskrit

The Indian Institute of Management will offer a voluntary course on Sanskrit to its students and faculty members. This move, based on popular demand, will be in addition to ongoing yoga classes, with an aim to promote “Indian ethos”. IIM Indore offers language electives in the second year for its post-graduate programme and the third year for its graduate one. The institute has also given a push to other IndianRead More

Foreign investors pull out Rs 5,920 crore from India in August 2019

Foreign investors pulled out a net amount of Rs 5,920 crore from the Indian capital markets in August 2019. This has happened even as the government announced for the revocation of enhanced super-rich tax on foreign and domestic equity investors imposed in this year’s Budget. As per the latest depositories data, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) withdrew a net amount of Rs 17,592.28 crore from equities and pumped in a netRead More

5 new Governors appointed by President of India

The President of India has appointed five new Governors in various states of India i.e. Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Maharastra and Rajasthan. Himachal Pradesh: Bandaru Dattatreya has been appointed as the new Governor of Himachal Pradesh. He has replaced Kalraj Mishra, who has been appointed as the new Governor of Rajasthan. Maharashtra: Senior BJP leader Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been appointed as Governor of Maharashtra. Kerala: Former Civil Aviation ministerRead More