Current-Affairs

‘India, a lab to learn about what works in development’

World Bank CEO says the country influences global growth


India, China seek common ground on Afghanistan

Both countries set aside differences on Masood Azhar, Delhi’s NSG bid


Global studies on India’s air quality flawed: CPCB

Bodies such as WHO used ‘arbitrary’ conversion factors to measure pollutants


Organ-on-a-chip mimics the heart

Could prove invaluable in studying cardiac ailments and personalised drug development


Panel submits report on Tiruvannamalai project

Road widening may not affect flora and fauna, NGT told


Impossible to stop upload of vulgar content: Google

Tells court preventive profiling mechanism doesn’t exist


India’s door open while others look inward: Jaitley

Says the world is turning increasingly protectionist


Mapping dolphin proteins may benefit human health

Scientists make detailed index of all proteins in genome


Wind tariffs at a low of Rs. 3.46 per unit

The price realised at the maiden auction for wind projects follows the historically low solar tariffs


‘Bad bank’ to help speed up stressed-assets resolution: Fitch

It may simultaneously require a bank recapitalisation plan


Note ban sucked cash like vacuum cleaner: IMF

Fund cautions authorities on potential build up in banks’ non-performing assets


Tough taking food to firefighters

Forest Department grappling with logistics in Bandipur National Park


Arctic vault receives new seed deposits

50,000 samples, including from India, to play a role in developing climate-resilient crops


Penguins lived alongside dinosaurs

Amateur fossil hunter finds giant foot-bone near Waipara River in New Zealand


India building a supercomputer juggernaut

The as-yet-unnamed giant could win a spot in the top ten global list, and improve weather forecasting


Nine men acquitted in Noida gangrape case

Court slams botched police probe


Rare luminous nebula poses cosmic puzzle

A nebula is a huge blob of gas surrounding and extending between galaxies.  


Centre doubles solar park capacity to 40,000 MW

Fifty more parks will be set up at a cost of Rs. 8,100 crore


7 Earth-like planets spotted

Low temperatures make possible the presence of liquid water on their surface


Governor sends report on House ruckus to President

Copy of report also marked to PM, Home Minister