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Major News and Events of 10 September 2015

What Happened on 10 September 2015

'Green technology thrust area in India-Russia knowledge exchange'

Green technology, super-computing and big data are some of the current thrust areas in knowledge exchange between India and Russia, an official said. Apart from student exchanges which form an essential component of bilateral cooperation in the scientific field between the two countries, industrial component is also present in collaborations, said Ashutosh Sharma, secretary, department of science and technology. Source: IANS

Jharkhand: BJP slammed for withdrawing case against minister

The opposition parties in Jharkhand have questioned the state government's move to withdraw a case against central minister Giriraj Singh for his remarks during the Lok Sabha 2014 election. "The state government is interfering in legal process. This is a second case when the BJP government led by Raghubar Das is trying to withdraw criminal case. We will hit the roads and bring the issue to the notice of the governor and the president of India," Alok Dubey, general secretary of the Congress' state unit said. Source: IANS

Pill from chili compound could kill cancer cells: Indian researchers

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, have figured out how the compound responsible for chilis' heat kills prostate cancer cells. The findings suggest that the chili compound capsaicin could one day be used to develop effective anti-cancer drugs in the form of an injection or pill. In this study, researchers Ashok Kumar Mishra and Jitendriya Swain found that in high doses the compound causes cell membranes to come apart. Source: IANS

Passenger car sales up 6.06 percent in August: SIAM

The growth of domestic passenger cars sales slowed last month, growing at just 6.06 percent from a jump of 17.47 percent during July, industry data showed.According to the data furnished by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), passenger car sale's during August stood at 163,093 units from an off-take of 153,781 units. The data revealed that the total passenger vehicle sales, which includes cars, utility vehicles and vans, went up by 3.99 percent to 222,476 units from 213,938 units sold in August, 2014. Source: IANS

Profit-bookings, bearish Asian markets dent markets; Sensex down 217 points

Negative Asian market cues and profit bookings, coupled with anxiety over the upcoming domestic factory output data, led a barometer index of the Indian equities to fall 217 points during the late-afternoon trade session. The intra-day losses at the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended a two-day relief rally which started. Source: IANS.

Mohun Bagan beat Kalighat 4-1 in CFL tie

Mohun Bagan produced a strong performance to outclass Kalighat Milan Samiti 4-1 in a Calcutta Football League (CFL) premier division tie. Japanese midfielder Katsumi Yusa, Ram Malik, Azharuddin Mallik and Pankaj Moula scored for Bagan while Sayan Dutta scored the only goal for Kalighat. With three more points in their kitty, Bagan are now in a position where they can stake a claim for the second spot. Source: IANS

Indian maps to soon hit the web: NATMO

The National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) is developing a digital library and within a year people would have access to an e-version of Indian maps, the department of science and technology announced here."NATMO is developing a digital library and the proposal is under consideration by the DST. It will be implemented soon," Ashutosh Sharma, secretary in the department of science and technology said during the 60th anniversary celebrations of NATMO. Source: IANS

OROP: Split in veterans group, key member walks out

Split in the veterans group holding protest at Jantar Mantar came out in open, a faction saying it did not want to hold any more protests till government issues an order on One Rank One Pension. This comes just two days ahead of a rally planned by the veterans. Lt. Gen. Balbir Singh, a key member of the front that was formed to hold agitation demanding OROP, announced the exit of his group Indian Ex-Services League from the front. Source: IANS

President confers Gandhi peace prize on ISRO

Presenting the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 to Indian space agency ISRO, President Pranab Mukherjee  said science and technology is a key driver for shaping the destiny of nations and people across the globe. Conferring the award at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, the president congratulated every member of the space community for the award. Source: IANS

Pre-poll survey shows BJP-led alliance losing in Bihar

The RJD, Janata Dal-U and Congress alliance in Bihar is expected to win 116 to 132 seats out of the total 243 seats in the assembly elections slated to be held in five phases between October 12 and November 5, a pre-poll said. The BJP-led combine, including Lok Janshakti Party and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, is projected to capture 94 to 110 seats, India TV-CVoter poll showed. Source: IANS

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which is the longest National Highway in India?Previously known as National Highway 7, National Highway 44 (NH 44) is the longest-running National Highway in India. It is 3,745 km long and covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP. It starts from Srinagar in the north and ends in Kanyakumari in the south. NH-44… Read More...
Which Indian state is the largest producer of silk?Karnataka is the largest producer of silk in India. The state produces an average of around 8,200 metric tonnes of silk every year, which is about one-third of the total silk production in India. Up to November 2017, Karnataka has produced 5,962 metric tonnes of… Read More...
Which is India's poorest state? As per the National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4), Bihar is India's poorest state with 43 percent incidence of Multidimensional Poverty (MDP) and having more than 50% households in the bottom wealth quintile. Despite India being… Read More...

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