History

Sen clinches Asia Junior C’ship title

Sen clinches Asia Junior C’ship title
Indian badminton player Lakshaya Sen bagged the gold medal after defeating world no. 1 Kunlavut Vitidsaran in the final match of the Badminton Asia Junior Championship held in Jakarata. The Indian shuttler created history by beating the top-seed 21-19 and 21-18, thus clinching the championship. He was previously the runners-up in Tata Open India International, 2017.

Meghalayan Age: Latest Era in Earth’s History

Meghalayan Age: Latest Era in Earth’s History
The last 4,200 yrs have been classified by geologists as a new distinct age in Earth’s history, called the “Meghalayan Age,” named after the northeastern Indian state. The International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) has made it a part of Holocene Era. The Meghalayan goes back 4,200 yrs when a drought severely impacted civilizations in Egypt, Greece, the Indus Valley, Yangtze River Valley.

Google announces Android Dev Summit

Google announces Android Dev Summit
The Android Dev Summit is being organized at the Computer History Museum, Moutain View, California on 7 – 8 Nov 2018. The last one was in 2015, and it also happened at the Computer History Museum. Android Developer Days, or ADD, is an open conference held at various locations worldwide each year.

Dwayne Johnson is highest paid actor

Dwayne Johnson is highest paid actor
Dwayne Johnson, with earnings of Rs. 850 Crore has been named the highest-paid actor by Forbes. It is also the highest-ever total for acting earnings in the 20-year history of Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list. He ranked fifth on the overall list of Forbes highest entertainer list. Dwayne earned double the earnings total of $65 million he posted in 2017’s list.

Jeremy Hunt named UK foreign secretary

Jeremy Hunt will replace Boris Johnson as the U.K. foreign secretary following Johnson’s resignation. Hunt had served as health minister for more than 5 and half years, the longest term in the history of the State-funded National Health Service.

NASA prepared to ‘touch the sun’

NASA is prepared for a launch on August 4 to touch the sun, for the first time in human history. NASA unveiled a cutting-edge heat shield that will protect the spacecraft from getting burnt. It was installed on June 27, 2018. The shield will prevent the spacecraft core from being exposed to temperatures around 1,370 degrees Celsius.

Second Youngest Chess Grandmaster

R Praggnanandhaa made history by becoming the 2nd youngest chess grandmaster in the world by earning his 3rd GM norm during Gredine Open. Praggnanandhaa who is just 12 years, 10 months and 14 days old is also the youngest Indian Grandmaster. Ukraine’s Serget Karjakin remains the youngest ever Grandmaster. Viswanathan Anand, India’s first ever GM, was 18 years old when he earned his 3rd norm

‘Utsonmobile’ app developed by CRIS

CRIS has developed a mobile-based application ‘utsonmobile’. The ‘utsonmobile’ application enables booking & cancellation of unreserved tickets, issue and renewal of season and platform tickets, check & load R-wallet balance & helps maintain user profile management and booking history. The ‘utsonmobile’ application is very handy, free and is available for both Android and Windows smartphone.

India to get its 1st police museum in Delhi

India will get its first national police museum in Lutyens Delhi, a senior official said. The museum, which will depict the history of central and state police forces, will come up as an underground facility in the premises of the National Police Memorial. It will be inaugurated on Police Commemoration Day, which is held on October 21.

A historic moment for Arunachal Pradesh

A 42 seater ATR Aircraft of Alliance air landed in Arunachal Pradesh carrying CM Pema Khandu and 24 other passengers. This is a history in making since this is the state’s first commercial flight. This new commercial flight would develop new prospects of economic development in this region. The flights will be operated thrice a week.