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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull did not contest the party ballot as he was under pressure from poor polling, a looming election, and a revolt by conservative MPs. Josh Frydenberg, the environment and energy minister, was selected as deputy Liberal leader. It lifted that final ban in late Setting aside its ban on the sale of oxytocin, the Health Ministry has allowed private retail stores to sell the life-saving hormone from September 1.
State-owned Karnataka Antibiotics Pvt Ltd will be the only company to manufacture and distribute oxytocin in India from September 1. The veteran player played 68 T20 Internationals and took 56 wickets at an economy rate of 5. The year-old will only play ODIs. After successful participation, IAF contingent de-inducted from Australia and in the return leg carried out a bilateral exercise with Royal Malaysian.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India organized an orientation workshop for various stakeholders participating in the Poshan Maah National Nutrition Month being celebrated in the month of September. The workshop was held in New Delhi on August The four-day Literature Festival began with a tribute to former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was remembered at the annual event for his animated style of poetry recitations.
The UAE government has promised Rs. Sinha in the chair to review the rescue and relief operations in Kerala.
Karnataka has told the Centre, two days before the deadline to submit recommendations on the demarcation of the ecologically-sensitive areas ESAs , that it disagrees with the K. Kasturirangan-led panel report.
The panel had suggested declaring 1, villages along the Western Ghats as ESA, which would heighten conservation measures and place restrictions on certain construction activities. Weak regulation of ecotourism is severely impacting important habitats, and affecting animals that have large home ranges, like elephants.
Fragmentation of forests makes it all the more important to preserve migratory corridors. The movement of elephants is essential to ensure that their populations are genetically viable, and help regenerate forests on which other species, including tigers, depend. Real average daily wages in India almost doubled in the first two decades after economic reforms, but low pay and wage inequality remains a serious challenge to inclusive growth, the International Labour Organization warned in its India Wage Report.
In , the average wage in India was about Rs. However, average labour productivity as measured by GDP per worker increased more rapidly than real average wages. Daily wages in urban areas Rs. Those arriving in the UK between and from Caribbean countries have been labelled the Windrush generation.
The ship carried passengers — many of them children. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on August 22 announced that his government will soon resume death penalties after a year moratorium but will send home five Pakistanis sentenced to death for execution in their home country.
Sarnobat became the first Indian female shooter to win a gold at the Asian Games, achieving the rare feat after a nerve-wracking 25m air pistol finals. At 18th Asian Games on August 22, India defeated Hong Kong to break their 86 year old record of the biggest win margin. Assam State Zoo is reportedly afflicted with the deadly canine virus causing deaths of several animals.
Uri Avnery, a left-wing peace activist who in became the first prominent Israeli to meet in public with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, died on August 20 in a Tel Aviv hospital. Another shooter Abhishek Verma settled for a bronze in the same event.
With this victory, Vinesh created history as she is the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold in the Asian Games. The CPCB guidelines, upon which the map is based, states that water is fit for bathing when the amount of fecal coliform bacteria, found mainly in human faeces, is not more than 2, most probable number MPN per ml, dissolved oxygen is not more than 5 mg per litre, bio chemical oxygen demand is less than 3 mg per litre and the pH level-measurement of how acidic the water is, is between 6.
The map further reveals that Uttrakhand remains the only exception with 11 stretches of the Ganga being fit for bathing along with Ara town in Bihar. The hackathon was launched on 1st of this month with the aim to bring about innovative solutions to problems pertaining to mobility and transportation.
Addressing the concluding session, acting President of Mauritius Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory expressed confidence that Hindi will strengthen world peace.
Vyapoory said, the present state of Hindi is very encouraging and it will find its rightful place in the United Nations as 7th recognised language. For non-agricultural households in rural India, that figure was 10 percentage points lower, at only Development work on the jet is under way. Once we develop our own engine, it can be replaced with that.
We expect the first flight in In Pokhran, another indigenously developed helicopter-launched anti-tank guided missile, Helina, was tested. Jharkhand government has decided to include life and thoughts of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in school curriculum. Chinese Taipei took home the Gold, while China settled for the Silver.
Scientists have found a way to produce a mineral, known as magnesite, in a lab that can absorb CO2 from the atmosphere, offering a potential strategy for tackling climate change. By reducing a process that normally takes thousands of years to a matter of days, the research could boost the burgeoning field of carbon capture and storage CCS. A solitary second-half strike by Sunita Munda helped the Indian U team clinch the title. This is the second edition of the Championship.
Bangladesh had won the inaugural edition last year, beating India, in the final played at Dhaka. An entire forest division in Assam will start moving km northeast. The Brahmaputra separates the two divisions straddling a total area of 1, sq. He was the first black African to become UN secretary-general.
Mr Annan served two terms as UN chief from to He later served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. In the July 25 elections, PTI emerged as the single largest party with seats.
President of UAE Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has announced the formation of a national emergency committee to provide relief assistance to people affected by flash floods in Kerala. The committee will also seek the help of dignitaries of the Indian resident community. The Indian economy clocked a The highest ever growth rate since Independence was recorded at On August 18, , helium was discovered by astronomers studying the sun during a total solar eclipse.
The site of this discovery was none other than the Andhra coast at Machilipatnam and Guntur. It is the only element to have been seen in the sun before it was known to exist on earth.
On August 18, , astronomers across the globe geared up to watch the solar eclipse in its path of totality. Tobacco prevalence in Delhi has come down by 6. Delhi has already achieved these targets before Donald and Daisy, Olive and Popeye, and Mr. Molt and Flipper achieved celeb status. In fact, three-year-old Mr. Molt, the new father, had a brief fling with Bubbles before dumping her for Flipper, who is four-and-a-half years old. The conference was inaugurated by Sh. Kalibhanjdia Island spread over 8.
The Odisha government is setting up a world-class interpretation centre at Dangamal near Bhitarkanika National Park to showcase its efforts in protecting crocodiles and preserving its rich mangrove diversity. The project, which has been approved under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project, will be taken up at an estimated cost of Rs.
The idea is to help people who want to give information about illegal activities anonymously. US singer Aretha Franklin has died at the age of Esow finished just 0. Unveiling the UPI 2. He replaces Horacio Cartes. This is a key step to establishing the one-of-its-kind astronomical observatory. The project involves constructing a network of L-shaped arms, each four kilometres long, which can detect even the faintest ripples from cosmic explosions millions of light years away.
The discovery of gravitational waves earned three U. The statue that was stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India site museum in Nalanda, along with 13 others in , was identified at a trade fair in London in March this year by Lynda Albertson of the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art and Vijay Kumar of the India Pride Project — a volunteer-based, crowd-sourced project that works to track down and return stolen heritage.
The orchid was given the name Andinia tingomariana and has been classified as belonging to the Andinia genus. It was recently discovered in the Tingo Maria National Park. Hackers transferred over Rs.
Visa and Rupay debit cards were cloned. The Maharashtra government has announced emergency measures to tackle the widespread pink bollworm PBW infestation in parts of the State. It will set up member committees in each district to monitor relief measures and minimise economic losses to farmers. An estimated 35 lakh hectare of cotton crop has already been lost, which feeds on cotton fibre and bolls.
The losses in Vidarbha and Yavatmal have been assessed at Rs. The main objective of this MoU is to initiate research, teaching, capacity and manpower development within a trans-disciplinary framework which brings science to communities in a manner that it is made usable and understandable to communities in fragile ecosystems. Phil and Ph. Maharashtra govt declares Thane creek area as Flamingo Sanctuary Thane Creek, located on the western bank, between the Airoli and Vashi bridges that connect Mumbai with Navi Mumbai, is declared as Flamingo Sanctuary as over 25, flamingo turned up at the stretch of 17 sq km of Thane creek by the Maharashtra Government.
Thane Creek spreads over an area of 1, hectares, including hectares of mangroves and hectares of adjacent water body.
This will be the states second marine sanctuary after Malvan. DRDO developed poly-herbal medicine to treat Leucoderm Defence Research and Development Organisation DRDO developed a poly-herbal medicine for the treatment of leucoderma white patches on skin ,this medicine has been introduced in market by a private company.
Minister Manohar parrikar said that the poly-herbal formulation comprises of ointment and oral dose. The ointment has seven ingredients of plants having properties such as skin photo sensitizer, anti-blister, anti-irritation, anti-septic, wound healing and copper supplementing properties.
This product has been launched by the company by the trade name of "Lukoskin". Water Resources ministry said that they also agreed to prepare a blueprint of the SPV during the next 45 days. The Yamuna, venerated by Hindus, originates from the Yamunotri Glacier, at 6, meters above sea level in the Himalayas.
The Yamuna is considered largely clean from Yamunotri until Wazirabad in Delhi when the polluted stretch starts. The project is located in Vindhyanagar in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh. BHEL has a network of 17 manufacturing units, 2 repair units, 4 regional offices, 8 service centers, 8 overseas offices, 15 regional centers, 7 joint ventures, and infrastructure allowing it to execute more than projects at sites across India and abroad.
The section is being constructed with an average investment of Rs 20 crore per km, gradually eliminate all the 18 level crossings on the km stretch. Dr Mahesh Sharma also said that the Government has plans to make India as a spiritual and cultural leader in the world.
A documentary on Bhisham Sahni produced by the Sahitya Akademi was also screened on the occasion. The event is a 3-day celebration from August, Kerala Government to Install GPS in Public Vehicles In the wake of the Nirbhaya gang rape incident, the Centre has given directions to states to ensure the safety of women in public transport vehicles, reacting to that, Kerala government has drawn up a plan to install GPS and CCTV cameras in public transport vehicles to ensure women's safety.
Besides the public transport vehicles, the Motor Vehicles Department is planning to install the tracking system in all registered vehicles including school buses, vans, Lorries and auto rickshaws.
Introduction of GPS based auto fare meter in the auto rickshaws is also in the plan. Not only crimes against women, but traffic rules violations including over speed could be controlled with the installation of GPS. This special enrolment drive is being launched in the backdrop of the forthcoming festival of Raksha Bandhan. Najma Heptullah, Union Minority Affairs Minister for minorities helping minority youth without a formal school-leaving certificate to obtain one and find better employment.
The scheme seeks to bridge the academic and skill development gaps between deeni madrassas passouts and their mainstream counterparts. For the allocation for minority affairs, budget had allocated Rs. Scheme will be beneficial for minority dominated areas specially, Bihar and UP where most of the minority concentrated blocks are in these two states.
This scheme also aims to provide educational intervention through bridge courses to people between 17 and 35 years of age so as to help them pass class XIII and X from distance medium educational system. The app, which is free to download from the Google play store, was launched in Bihar that aims to help people learn about computers and Internet digitally, through self learning modules.
The app mainly envisages offering digital literacy to Tribal and Dalit women in the State of Bihar. At present Intel has trained over Dalit women and aims to train over women in Bihar only. This will engage students of class VI to IX in raising of saplings in nurseries created in school campuses. Theme : To plant a tree for sustainable future and to make the nation clean and green. As per the yojana, a school Nursery will have a small space of a minimum of sq meter for raising saplings and for nursery-related activities, including preparing, planting a mixture of good earth, soil and manure, filling earthen pots and storage of seeds.
Each School Nursery is expected to create 1, saplings every year. The schools will be encouraged to take up composting, rain water harvesting and water recycling to inculcate best practices in young minds under this scheme. Kerala government announces State film awards Kerala State Film Awards are the film awards for a motion picture made in Kerala. The awards were started in The latest number of awards is over 30, while the original number of awards in was Kerala government announced State film awards in various categories.
Nazriya Nazim is chosen as the Best Actress. Ottal is the Best Movie. The Institute has been conceived as an apex institute of Ayurveda with bedded referral hospital for imparting education in the field of Ayurveda at MD and Ph.
D level. As per the official report, the construction activities and procurement of medical equipment and furniture are at a steady stage of completion. He also mentioned that the government is in the process of establishing a North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homeopathy at Shillong. M Veerappa Moily Dr. Moily was conferred with Moortidevi Award in Ramayana Mahanveshanam was first published in in Kannada.
Later the poem was translated into English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. Ramayana Mahaveshanam, Moily tried to explore the Ramarajya or the true principle of the ideal State from a secular and modern point of view in his collection of poems.
The Saraswati Samman was instituted in by the K. Birla Foundation. This is the second Broad Gauge connectivity for Arunachal Pradesh after the launch of a train service between Arunachal Pradeshs capital Itanagar and Delhi earlier in This new km gauge conversion project was sanctioned in with the budgetary outlay of crore rupees but was delayed due to fund constraints in the past. But with a budgetary outlay of crore rupees in , and an additional balance of crore rupees it got a new booming start.
At present, the Union Government in Northeast India has undertaken 13 new lines, 3 gauge conversion and 4 doubling projects, which on completion will augment a railway network by km. It is the only integrated plant in the world that undertakes all activities right from mining of Ti minerals to manufacturing of aerospace grade Ti sponge under one roof. It is a Titanium Ti alloy products produced by conversion of raw titanium through Kroll process which is subjected to leaching or heated vacuum distillation to remove impurities and gaining the purest form With this membership, the State would be able to upgrade its level of tourism industry as the WTCF was into promoting coordinated economic and social development of world tourism cities.
Kochi by joining the WTCF, will bring and share development of the tourism industry with all other members of federation. Kochis cuisine, martial arts and snake and dragon boat races fulfil the set ground for membership.
Thermal Powertech flags off second unit two of Krishnapatnam plant Thermal Powertech Corporation India Ltd has synchronised the second mega watt MW unit of its MW thermal power plant with the grid.
This approval is made on the visit of the Prime Minister to Nepal on th August, for the construction of this petroleum products pipeline. Bearing in mind for close friendly relations between the two countries and their people, this was agreed to by the Indian Government. The MoU will promote bilateral cooperation in the oil and gas sector and secure long term supply of petroleum products to Nepal. It would help to preserve the environment along the route and decongest the international border at Raxaul.
The construction of a petroleum products pipeline project will be completed in two phases. In the first phase, a petroleum products pipeline from Raxaul in India to Amlekhgunj in Nepal would be constructed. The Indian Oil Corporation will bear a cost of Rs.