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Project Himank is now world’s highest motorable road; surpasses Khardung La

In a new record, India has built a new highest motorable road in the world, which effectively surpasses the earlier record held by Khardung La. The new highest motorable road in the world is Project Himank, which is at a height of 19,300 feet. This makes it higher than Khardung La (17,900 ft.) and Changla Pass (17,695 ft.). The road ... Read More »

AAP vs. LG in Delhi; SC decides in favor LG

In the battle of control of Delhi, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Lieutenant Governor (LG). This is a setback for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that has been clamoring for control over Delhi. However, there was some consolation for AAP, as the Supreme Court said that the LG cannot delay important files beyond a reasonable limit. The ... Read More »

Path to 5G; Nokia to start producing ‘AirScale’ by year end

In a proactive move, telecommunications major Nokia has said that it will start manufacturing the 5G-ready “AirScale” multiband base station by year end. In recent times, the demand for such multiband base stations has been rising in both national and international markets. This is why the company has decided to start producing these in India at its manufacturing facility in ... Read More »

Muslims denounce New York truck attack; say attacker deserves death

After Sayfullo Saipov carried out a terror attack in New York using his truck that killed eight people and injured at least 11, Muslims in a nearby mosque have condemned the act and said that the attacked deserves the death penalty. Saipov is currently in hospital in a critical condition. It is being speculated that the attacker may have attended ... Read More »

A ton of khichdi sets a new Guinness world record

Some people may term it as a popularity stunt, but a new Guinness world record has been created nonetheless. The record is for the largest amount of khichdi to be cooked in a single pot. The Guinness world record has been set during the ongoing World India Food event, which has been organized by the government of India in the ... Read More »

NGT says “NO” to odd-even rule; asks Delhi government to provide proof

Not happy with the way the Delhi government has decided to implement the odd-even rule in Delhi from November 13, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said that the same cannot be implemented without its consent. The NGT has directed the Delhi government to provide proof that vehicular traffic is responsible for the severe pollution in Delhi. With this order, ... Read More »

2.24 lakh companies deregistered; Rs 17,000 crore suspected black money deposited

After demonetization and the fight against black money, the central government today announced the various reports related to the efforts to eliminate corruption and black money. The Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs said today that about 2.24 lakh companies have been struck off, as they have remained largely inactive and are suspected to be operating as shell companies. Shell companies ... Read More »

Islamic Banking proposal rejected by RBI

In a major step forward, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has rejected the proposal to launch Islamic Banking in India. With this, the hopes of Muslim community have been dashed, who have been looking forward to the day when Islamic Banking would become a reality in the country. One of the key differentiating things about Islamic banking is that ... Read More »

Rasgulla war won by West Bengal; gets official GI tag

The fight over ownership of the highly delectable Rasgulla has been won by West Bengal after it got the official Geographical Indication (GI) tag from the GI registry — a wing of India’s Intellectual Property Office. Rasgulla is superbly sweet, but in recent years, West Bengal and Orissa have been involved in a bitter fight to claim ownership of the ... Read More »

Microsoft and Ola to create advanced connected vehicle platform

In a welcome development for commuters, Microsoft has teamed up with cab aggregator Ola to create an advanced connected vehicle platform. The plan is to build the platform in such a way that it would benefit all stakeholders such as the government, businesses and end-users. Ola already has its own connected car platform Ola Play and now it will be ... Read More »

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