Former Chief Election Commissioner T.N Seshan passed away

Former Chief Election Commissioner Tirunellai Narayanaiyer Seshan died in Chennai on 10th November 2019. He was 87. He will be remembered as someone who cracked the whip on money and muscle power in elections and proved to be a nemesis for political parties. His wife, Jayalakshmi, had died early last year. Seshan’s work as CEC got international recognition when he was given the Ramon Magsaysay award for 1996. He was the 10thRead More

Justice Sahi becomes the new Chief Justice of Madras High Court

Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi has been sworn-in as Chief Justice of the Madras High Court. He was sworn in by Governor Banwarlilal Purohit at a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan on 11th November 2019. Before this, Justice Sahi was Chief Justice of the Patna High Court from November 17, 2018. About Madras High Court: The Madras High Court is the high court of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. TheRead More


Verdict on Ayodhya Dispute delivered by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court in a historic verdict on 9th November 2019 has backed the construction of a Ram temple by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya. The Supreme Court has also ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town. With this verdict, the Supreme Court has settled a fractious issue that goes back more than a century, Key PointsRead More


India will host the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) recently announced that India will host the Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2023. The event will be hosted from January 13 to 29. Spain and the Netherlands have been named as the co-host of the 2022 Women’s World Cup scheduled to be held from July 1 to 22. About International Hockey Federation (FIH): It is the international governing body of field hockey and indoor fieldRead More

Maternal deaths decrease by 6%: Registrar General of India

Maternal Deaths in India has seen a decline of six per cent, as per the latest figures released by the Registrar General of India. Highlights of the Report: Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of India of 130 in 2014-2016, it has declined to 122 in 2015-17. The MMR is derived as a proportion of maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births reported under the SRS. A sample of 64, 75, 970 femalesRead More

A study discovers a new HIV subtype, first since 2000

Researchers have discovered a new subtype of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L which is the first time a subtype of HIV has been found in almost two decades. The researchers from the multinational pharmaceutical company Abott used a tailored method of the next-generation genome sequencing technology to identify the new subtype — an advance showing how this technology is helping scientists stay one stepRead More

Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan re-elected as President of the UAE

The UAE Supreme Council has re-elected His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the UAE for a fourth five-year term. Indian Prime Minister congratulated His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on being re-elected. About Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan: Sheikh Khalifa was born in Al Muwaiji Fort, Al Ain, in 1948. . Shaikh Khalifa was first elected President on November 3, 2004 followingRead More


Moody’s downgrades India’s economic outlook to ‘negative’

Global rating agency Moody’s changed the outlook on India’s economy to ‘Negative’ from ‘Stable.’ However, it has affirmed the sovereign rating of ‘Baa2.’ The change in outlook means that an upgrade in ratings in near future is unlikely. ‘Baa2’ is a notch above last investment grade. Outlook and rating are key considerations for foreign investors to make investment in any country. India’s GDP growth rate slowed down to 5 perRead More

Kerala to get its first cyclone shelter at Mararikulam

Kerala’s first cyclone shelter is getting ready at Mararikulam in Alappuzha district. The officials said that the facility would be made functional by December end. Cyclone Shelters in Kerala: 14 cyclone shelters are being constructed in different parts of the State. Apart from shelters, early warning systems consisting of sirens and lightings in coastal areas at a cost of ₹66 crore are also part of the project. Once completed, theRead More

Nehru Museum

Nehru Memorial Society reconstituted

The Union Government has reconstituted the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society. The government has removed Mallikarjun Kharge, Jairam Ramesh and Karan Singh, all belonging to the Indian National Congress, as the members of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society.  Famous Journalist Rajat Sharma and adman Prasoon Joshi are some of the newly inducted members in the society. Members of the Nehru Memorial Society: Prime Minister Narendra Modi isRead More