Daily Archive: Monday, October 3, 2016

3 Oct 2016

China blocks tributary of Brahmaputra River in Tibet

China on 30 September 2016 blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra River in Tibet. According to Chinese state run Xinhua news agency, China is constructing a hydro project on Xiabuqu River, a tributary of Brahmaputra in Xigaze
3 Oct 2016

Gaganjeet Bhullar wins Korea Open sustaining a serious wrist injury

India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar stormed back from a five-stroke deficit to win the Korea Open on Sunday, ending an Asian Tour drought after sustaining a serious wrist injury two years ago. The 28-year-old fired an impressive 67 for
3 Oct 2016

Colombian voters rejected FARC peace plan in a referendum

Colombians have rejected a peace deal to end 52 years of war with FARC guerrillas, throwing the country into confusion about its future. With counting completed from 98.98% of polling stations, the no vote led by 50.2% to
3 Oct 2016

Bihar becomes dry state again, CM enforces new law to ban liquor

Two days after the Patna High Court quashed its order on prohibition, Bihar government on Gandhi Jayanti Sunday came out with a new law banning liquor with more harsh provisions like arrest of all adults in the
3 Oct 2016

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India Sanitation Conference, INDOSAN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 30 September 2016 inaugurated the India Sanitation Conference (INDOSAN) in New Delhi. During his inaugural address at INDOSAN, PM Modi said that Swachhta Abhiyan is touching people’s lives. He added that a healthy
3 Oct 2016

S Sivakumar appointed as full-time member of 21st Law Commission

S Sivakumar, professor at Indian Law Institute (ILI), has been appointed as full-time member of the 21st Law Commission of India. S Sivakumar confirmed this via an e-mail. Earlier Indian Express had reported that Rajkot-based lawyer Abhay Bhardwaj, who had represented
3 Oct 2016

Kiara Nirghin, an Indian-origin teen wins Google Science Fair prize

Kiara Nirghin, a 16-year-old Indian-origin South African teen has won a $50,000 scholarship, the grand prize at the annual Google Science Fair for her work using orange peel to develop a cheaper “super-absorbent material” that helps soil
3 Oct 2016

World Habitat Day 2016 observed across the world

The World Habitat Day was on 3 October 2016 observed across the world with the theme Housing at the Centre. The 2016 World Habitat Day campaign aims to raise awareness about the need for affordable housing for all
3 Oct 2016

Ban on Polythene at all National Monuments from October 2

Polythene will be banned at all national monuments from October 2, the second anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission which coincides with Gandhi Jayanti. With the trial phase of the initiative launched last month, the ban will
3 Oct 2016

R Ravindra concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Guinea

R Ravindra (IFS: 1999) has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Guinea, with residence in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire). Presently he is serving as Ambassador of India to the Republic of Cote
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