GN Bureau | September 16, 2015
The BJP has released its first list of 43 candidates for the first two phases of the upcoming Bihar polls. This happened during party's election committee meeting held on Tuesday evening. Out of 43 names, 26 are sitting MLAs. The BJP will contest 160 seats, LJP 40, RLSP 23 and HAM 20 seats. The allies like LJP and RLSP sulked over the number of seats they had been allotted.
Facebook testing beyond like button
Facebook may launch a button that lets express something beyond a “like.” Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at an event at Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters that was streamed live online.
UAE deports 4 men for having IS links
Four men from Kerala, who were staying in the UAE, were sent back to India on Tuesday for having alleged Islamic State (IS) links.
Private hospitals may lose licence for turning away dengue patients
Private hospitals may lose licences for turning away dengue patients. The decision by the Delhi government came amid outrage over the death of two children from dengue fever after they were allegedly refused treatment.
From 1969 onwards, following an amendment in the BHU Act, the Banaras Hindu University (BHU)’s executive council is entirely nominated by the president of India on the recommendations of the HRD ministry. None of the executive council members are elected, thus, diluting the democratic structure of th
The highest proportion of policymakers with not much or no knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was found in India (38%), said a report by an international advocacy group. Equal Measures 2030, an advocacy group, which spoke to policymakers in India, Colombia, Indonesia, Keny
Prime minister Narendra Modi has launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” – to ensure electrification of all households in the country. Here are five elements of this new programme: The total ou
Companies operating in the financial services domain will have to develop novel preventive control mechanisms and significantly invest in reactive capabilities to keep cyber-attackers at bay, suggested an ASSOCHAM-PwC joint study. “Incorporating a more agile cyber risk management appro
We rarely think of food as a viewpoint. We understand the world of food, but not so much its worldview. Everything that we consider as food has a rich context that’s one part history, one part anthropology, significant bits of science, and a liberal sprinkling of medicine, politics, culture and econo
The total production of kharif foodgrain during 2017-18 is estimated at 134.67 million tones, as per the First Advance Estimates. This is lower by 3.86 million tonnes as compared to last year’s kharif foodgrain production of 138.52 million tonnes. The First Advance