Oct 17 2016

  • Swacch Bharat Swacch Vidyalaya campaign in 60 elementary and middle schools.
  • Negotiators from nearly 200 nations have clinched a historic deal to phase down emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — potent greenhouse gases used in air conditioners and refrigerators.
  • Sanjay Singh Appointed Member Secretary, Law Commission
  • A group of students from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur are developing drones using indigenous hardware and software.
  • PositiveShift International launched the skill development digital platform “UNO Learn” to offer skill development courses from industry experts and universities.It will offer 500+ courses now.
  • Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake situated in North America.
  • The magnificent Kashmiri Red Stag or Hangul could finally get some protection with the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) all set to declare it a ‘critically endangered’ species
  • India’s ODI against New Zealand at Dharamshala is the team’s 900th making it the world first side to achieve a milestone
  • China has successfully launched its longest-ever manned space mission “Shenzhou-11” spacecraft into space by a Long March-2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre near the Gobi Desert, China.
  • Bollywood Actress Sonam Kapoor has been bestowed with the 2016 ET Panache Trendsetter Award in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • The 104th edition of Indian Science Congress (ISC) 2017 will be held at the Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh from January 3 to 7, 2017.

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