February, 2018

India got 11 Medals At Strandja Tournament

India has come up with best ever performance at the 69th Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Bulgaria.At Sofia, the country ended with a whopping 11 medals – five from men and six from women boxers. Overall, the contingent clinched two gold, three silver and six bronze medals. Vikas Krishan, who claimed a gold medal in 75 kg category, was also adjudged the best boxer of the event

National Science Day- 28th February

National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated every year on 28 February.The theme of NSD-2018 is “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future”.NSD is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’, which led to Sir C.V. Raman winning the Noble Prize. The theme has been chosen for the purpose of raising public appreciation of the scientific issues involved.

EPFO Introduces UAN- Aadhar Linking Facility

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has introduced UAN-Aadhaar linking facility for the convenience of members using EPFO Link in UMANG Mobile App.The facility on e-KYC Portal has further added a new feature to link UAN with Aadhaar online using biometric credentials.For using this facility with UMANG APP, member will have to provide his/her UAN.

2nd Project Of Swajal Yojana launched

Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti launched the Swajal pilot project at Village Bhikampura in Rajasthan.Besides ensuring the availability of clean drinking water to every household round the year, the project would also generate employment. Swajal is a community-owned drinking water programme for sustained drinking water supply.

CSIR project to find pollution spots

To warn people of pollution hotspots, the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies is rolling out a project to install pollution sensors at the Capital’s traffic junctions.The aim is to develop a messaging alert system that will warn people of spikes in pollution in certain localities. NISTADS is the policy arm of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.


The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has signed a MoU with the Indian Ocean Rim Association’s Regional Center for Science and Technology Transfer.The MoU is for designating Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Lucknow as the coordinating centre on medicinal plants. The IORA Centre will establish a database on the important medicinal plants.

SC seeks details of jails with 150% occupancy

The SC has asked the National Legal Services Authority to look into the issue of overcrowding of prisons.A three-judge bench was headed by Justice Madan B Lokur.The Bench also asked an advocate, who is assisting the court as an amicus curiae in the matter, to look into the issue of rehabilitation and welfare of women prisoners as well as their children, including the education of such kids

Moon to get its first mobile phone network

The moon will get its first 4G mobile network next year to allow lunar exploration vehicles to stream high-definition data back to a base station.Vodafone Germany, Nokia, and carmaker Audi said that they were working in collaboration with Berlin-based space exploration scientists. The project is a part of the first privately-funded mission to the Moon.

Gadkari Lays the foundation stone for NTCPWC

Shri Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for setting up of a National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts at IIT Chennai.NTCPWC, being set up under the Sagarmala programme will act as a technology arm of the Ministry of Shipping. It will provide engineering and technological inputs and support for Ports, Inland Waterways Authority of India and other institutions.

Noida gets free dispensary for stray animals

A free, 24×7 dispensary for stray animals has been set up in Noida by a non-profitable group called House of Stray Animals.The dispensary, which will be overseen by expert veterinary doctors, will also have a mobile OPD to treat suffering stray animals. An emergency OPD-on-wheels will also be available for animals who have suffered serious injuries in accidents.