Month: October 2016

Happy Diwali!” tweets UNGA president Peter Thomson.

“Light over darkness, hope over despair, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil — the UN lights up. Happy Diwali!” tweets UNGA president Peter Thomson. Diwali was commemorated for the first time at the United Nations, with the world body’s imposing headquarters in New York lit up especially on the occasion of the Indian festival of …

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Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will now have to disclose key details including fees, infrastructure …

Even safety measures and educational qualification of their teaching staff will have to be disclosed Schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will now have to disclose key details including fees, infrastructure, safety measures and educational qualification of their teaching staff. This information has to be uploaded on both, the school as …

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Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to measure the abundance of biodiversity was down 58 per cent from 1970 to 2012

Worldwide populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have plunged by almost 60 per cent since 1970 as human activities overwhelm the environment, the WWF conservation group said on Thursday. An index compiled with data from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to measure the abundance of biodiversity was down 58 per cent from …

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Oceans may be responsible for making the Earth move in and out of ice ages every 100,000 years

Oceans may be responsible for making the Earth move in and out of ice ages every 100,000 years, finds a study.According to a paper published in the journal Geology , oceans sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere may have triggered this phenomena. By studying the chemical make-up of tiny fossils on the ocean …

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Financial Affairs 31 October 2016 | Banking Awareness for SBI IBPS UPSC SSC Exams

IBM to acquire Sanovi Technologies IBM said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bengaluru-based disaster recovery solution provider Sanovi Technologies. The deal, expected to close by December, will help the U.S. major strengthen its offering in cloud recovery, cloud migration and business continuity software category for enterprise data centres and cloud infrastructure. Telecom minister …

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Women-friendly e-toilets named She-toilets

Women-friendly e-toilets named She-toilets — set up in various railway stations by Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation (KSWDC) — have been thrown open to users. Two She-toilets have been set up at the Central railway station here, and one each in Shoranur, Palakkad, Tirur, Vadakara, Payyannur, Kannur, Kanhangad, and Kasaragod railway stations. Eram Scientific Solutions, …

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Current Affairs 31 October 2016 | General Awareness for SBI IBPS UPSC SSC Exams

She-toilets opened at railway stations Women-friendly e-toilets named She-toilets set up in various railway stations by Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation (KSWDC) have been thrown open to users. CO2 in oceans leads to ice age every 100,000 years A study has found that Oceans may be responsible for making the Earth move in and out …

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IT spending in banking, securities to reach $7.8 bn in 2017

IT spending by banking and securities firms in India will reach USD 7.8 billion in 2017, an 8.6 per cent rise from 2016, says Gartner Inc. This forecast provides total enterprise IT spending for internal spending and spending on data center, devices, software, IT services and telecom services, Information technology research and advisory company Gartner …

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India Post Payments Bank is working on striking synergies with the Post office Savings Bank

The india Post Payments Bank is working on striking synergies with the Post office Savings Bank of the Department of Posts to make sure that its customers don’t look elsewhere for parking deposits exceeding ₹1 lakh. In view of the regulatory restriction that a payments bank will hold a most balance of ₹1lakh per individual …

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New ‘benami’ Act to take effect from Nov. 1

The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) change Act can get force on All Saints’ Day, 2016, the Central Board of Direct Taxes aforementioned on weekday. Following this, the present Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act are going to be renamed because the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act (PBPT Act). “The PBPT Act defines benami transactions, prohibits them and …

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