China has successfully launched FengYun-4, a new generation weather satellite into geostationary orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre by a Long March-3B carrier rocket. The launch marked the 242nd mission of China's Long March series of rockets. The FY-4 series is an improved generation of geosynchronous meteorological satellites.
The I ndian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) has conferred the 2016 Global Agriculture Leadership Award to Tata Sons interim Chairman Ratan Tata in Mumbai for his transformational role in scaling Tata Group as the globally admired group during his stint of two decades as Chairman. The ICFA is an apex body of India that act as think tank, policy research, trade facilitation, development catalyst and monitor centre for food and agriculture sector and serve as global platform for partnerships.
The book The Other One Percent: Indians in America has been authored by Sanjoy Chakravorty and Devesh Kapur. The book is the first comprehensive and datadriven account of the selection, assimilation and entrepreneurship of Indians in America
Indian batswoman Smriti Mandhana has been named in the ICC Women's Team of the Year 2016, which will be captained by Stafanie Taylor, a West Indies player. This is the first time that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has named a women's team of the year. Beside this, Suzie Bates of New Zealand has become the first cricketer to clinch both the ICC Women's ODI and T20 Player of the Year awards
International Day of Older Persons is observed on 1 October every year. On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated 1st October as the International Day of Older Persons. This waspreceded by initiatives such as the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing which was adopted by the 1982 World Assembly on Ageing and endorsed later that year by the UN General Assembly.
Photosynthesis occurs between wavelengths of about 400 nm and 750 nm. Red and blue colour wavelength is categories in this wavelength. So, plants absorb these colours. Photosynthesis does not occur in the infra-red or in ultraviolet light
The Haryana government has launched Haryana Immunization Incentives and Inf ormation Programme to increase immunization rates of children between the age group of 0-12 months. The programme would be implemented in 7 districts viz. Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Mewat, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari and Sonipat covering 140 Primary Health Centres (PHCs). The purpose of the programme is to significantly improve immunization coverage in low performing districts, especially for girls, who in all 7 districts have lower immunization rates than boys
The Government of India (GoI) will contribute $500,000 to United Nations' Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the year 2016-17. The CERF is a humanitarian fund to promote early and coordinated action and response to save lives, to increase response to time-crucial requirements based on demonstrable needs and to strength the core elements of humanitarian response in under-funded crises.
According to Article 368 an amendment of the Constitution may be initiated only by the introduction of a Bill for the purpose in either House of Parliament, and when the Bill is passed in each House by a majority of the total membership of that House present and voting, it shall be presented to the President who shall give his assent to the Bill and there upon the Constitution shall stand amended in accordance with the terms of the Bill.
Water pollution in river or any other water body is measured by amount of dissolved oxygen. Water pollution can be measured on the basis of parameters like di rtiness', change in texture, total suspended solid and other important factors.