Stories that will take center stage in India in 2018

Posted by - December 30, 2017

As we bid farewell to 2017, the new year holds a great future for India. 2018 will be significant for the country in more than one way: Eight states will go to elections including major states like Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan which will vote and choose their respective governments. Not only that, 2018

Padmavati set to release

Posted by - December 30, 2017

After being stuck in a long battle for misrepresentation and distortion of facts, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati finally got a ray of hope from the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC). According to news agency ANI, CBFC had an examining committee meeting on December 28 to review Padmavati and decided to give it U/A certificate

Google doodle honours Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa on his 113th birth anniversary

Posted by - December 29, 2017

The renaissance of Kannada literature on the national stage was heralded by the publication of Kuvempu’s Sri Ramayana Darshanam, which was awarded the Jnanpith Award, half a century ago. Google is honouring the contribution of one of Karnataka’s foremost man of letters by dedicating a doodle to the winner of the first Kannada Jnanpith on the

Bill making instant triple talaq a crime passed in LS

Posted by - December 29, 2017

The practice of Triple Talaq is on the way to becoming punishable under the law as The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a Bill that criminalises instant divorce with three years of imprisonment for Muslim husbands after the government rejected the Opposition’s demand to refer the legislation to a parliamentary standing committee for detailed consideration.   The Muslim Women (Protection of

Fire in Mumbai kills at least 12

Posted by - December 29, 2017

MUMBAI – At least 12 people died and three were critically injured in a late night fire at a multi-storey building in India’s financial capital Mumbai, local authorities said on Friday. The majority of those killed were women attending a birthday party at a rooftop restaurant, police said. The 28-year-old woman celebrating her birthday was

Islamic State claims suicide attack near Kabul intelligence compound that killed 6

Posted by - December 28, 2017

A suicide bomber struck outside the Afghan national intelligence agency headquarters near the presidential palace in the capital on Monday, killing six civilians, officials said. The Islamic State militant group asserted responsibility for the attack through its Amaq News Agency and said “30 elements from the Afghan National Directorate of Security” were killed. The bombing

India Successfully Test-fires Supersonic Interceptor Missile

Posted by - December 28, 2017

India on Thursday joined the elite league of countries having indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile capable of hitting an incoming ballistic missile. The Advanced Air Defence (AAD) system was tested the Chandipur test range in Odisha.“It was a direct hit and grand success,” Defence sources said after the missile launch which was the third supersonic

Pakistan violated human rights of Jadhav’s family, claims Sushma Swaraj

Posted by - December 28, 2017

In a rare occurence in Parliament on Thursday, Opposition and the government set aside political differences and united over the ongoing Kulbhushan Jadhav controversy. Addressing the Rajya Sabha at around 11 am on Thursday, Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj slammed Pakistan’s behaviour when the family of Kulbhushan Jadhav went to visit the alleged

Indian Railways to install CCTV cameras in trains

Posted by - December 28, 2017

The Indian Railways is considering to install CCTV cameras in trains, including in premium trains such as Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi, the government informed Parliament today. “It is under consideration to install CCTV cameras in nearly 58,000 coaches of suburban, passenger and mail/express trains including superfast and premium trains like Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi,” Minister

CBI official held for duping Tatkal Rail Ticketing System

Posted by - December 28, 2017

The CBI has arrested an assistant programmer working with the probe agency and another person for developing and selling a software for booking railway tickets by “duping the Tatkal ticket booking system”, an official said on Wednesday. Ajay Garg, 35, was held from Delhi on Tuesday night when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) got

Yogi government on a scrapping spree; issues order to withdraw cases against himself

Posted by - December 27, 2017

The Uttar Pradesh government headed by Yogi Adityanath has ordered to withdraw a 22-year-old case against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Minister of State Shiv Pratap Shukla and 11 others. All 13 were booked for violating prohibitory orders in 1995 in Gorakhpur. A report in The Indian Express said  the Yogi government, on December 20, sent a letter to Gorakhpur District Magistrate

Virushka host celeb-heavy-celebrations

Posted by - December 27, 2017

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli hosted their final wedding function – the much-awaited reception at Mumbai’s St. Regis – on Tuesday night. Virushka’s Mumbai reception had an impressive line-up of guests and was attended by the bigwigs of the cricket world as well as Bollywood A-listers.From the Bachchans and Shah Rukh Khan to Kangana Ranaut

Vijay Rupani begins second innings in Gujarat, takes oath as chief minister

Posted by - December 26, 2017

Vijay Rupani was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on Tuesday for the second consecutive term. Rupani, 61, and his deputy Nitin Patel were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor O P Kohli at the Helipad Ground inside New Secretariat complex in Gandhinagar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and

Frauds Keeping Pace With Digitization In India

Posted by - December 26, 2017

-Smrity India stands amongst the top four countries in the Asia Pacific region with highest digital adoption, digital banking account sign-ups, and utilization. Besides this there is another fact which possibly indicates the downside of the scenario, it is that India is the only country among these four to suffer high instances of frauds, reveals


Posted by - December 14, 2017

-Smrity Fruits and vegetables are an important component of an individual’s dietary intake. They are a good source of nutrients vitamins and minerals. The recent change in climatic conditions such as global warming, changes in seasonal and monsoon pattern and biotic and abiotic factors are having adverse effects on the crops. The consequences of climate

Google Doodle honours ‘First Lady of the Lens’

Posted by - December 9, 2017

Homai Vyarawalla is India’s first woman photojournalist whose lens earned her a reputation for the candid shots of India’s independence movement, the first tri-colour hoisting, the death of Mahatma Gandhi, and others which become a part of national archives. Today, google doodle in its portrait featured Homai Vyarawalla to mark her 104th birth anniversary. Born

Ambient noise levels on the rise

Posted by - December 8, 2017

Besides having leading records for crime, Uttar Pradesh is marching ahead even in the noise pollution chart. Noise pollution is an environmental issue and its ill effects on the human health and environment are becoming evident with each passing day. A report by Smrity According to the the monitoring report (2015) of  Central Pollution Control

Farmers organise Panchayat on Yamuna Expressway

Posted by - December 8, 2017

Uttar Pradesh: While protesting against the “anti- farmer policies” of the government in Uttar Pradesh and at the Centre, farmers organised a ‘panchayat’ on the Yamuna Expressway and stopped booth officials from collecting toll for an hour on Thursday. The hour-long protest, held under the banner of Bhartiya Kisan Union Lokshakti yesterday, was suspended after

Government services just a click away with the UMANG App

Posted by - December 6, 2017

-Smrity In a yet another attempt of propagating the Digital India Move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new application for the citizens of India at the 5th edition of the Global Conference on Cyberspace on November 23rd, 2017. The App is named UMANG, which stands for Unified Mobile Application for New-Age Governance. The App