Daily Archive: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

4 Oct 2016

Prasar Bharati Corporation CEO Jawhar Sircar resigns

Prasar Bharati Corporation CEO Jawhar Sircar has submitted his resignation four months ahead of the end of his tenure, which was to draw to a close in February 2017. Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry sources confirmed the
4 Oct 2016

David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz win 2016 Nobel

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics has been divided, one half awarded to David J Thouless, the other half jointly to F Duncan M Haldane and J Michael Kosterlitz “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological
4 Oct 2016

4–10 October: World Space Week in various parts of the world

World Space Week is an annual event that is observed from 4 October to 10 October 2016 in various parts of the world including Europe and Asia. 2016 World Space Week is being observed with theme Remote
4 Oct 2016

Estonia parliament votes for first female president Kersti Kaljulaid

Estonia parliament has selected a new president who will be the country’s first female leader Kersti Kaljulaid. A European Union accountant, won Monday’s vote 81-0, with 20 members absent or abstaining. Her selection follows two failed votes and
4 Oct 2016

Yesudas to be brand ambassador of ‘Haritha Keralam’ project

CPI(M)-led LDF government has roped in eminent Carnatic vocalist and playback singer K J Yesudas as the brand ambassador of its ambitious ‘Haritha Keralam’ (Green Kerala) project, a massive initiative envisaged for a garbage-free and clean state. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday
4 Oct 2016

SBI resumes banking in Yangon, Myanmar, after a gap of 53 years

SBI resumes banking operations in Myanmar after a gap of 53 years by inaugurating a branch in the country’s largest city Yangon on Monday — becoming the first Indian bank to do so, an official said here.
4 Oct 2016

France confers knighthood on elephant researcher Prajna Chowta

Film-maker and elephant researcher Prajna Chowta has been appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (Knight in the National Order of Merit), one of the highest civilian recognitions of the French government. The appointment by the President of
4 Oct 2016

RBI announces 4th Bi-monthly Policy Statement for the year 2016-17

RBI’s 24th Governor Urjit Patel, who has been recently appointed, has announced his first and country’s 4th Bi-monthly Policy Statement for the  year 2016-17. Monetary policy is the process by which the monetary authority of a country
4 Oct 2016

Urban areas of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh declared ODF

Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, and all the cities and towns in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh were declared Open Defection Free (ODF) on the birth anniversary of the ‘Father of the Nation’. On the occasion, Union Urban
4 Oct 2016

Reliance ties up with Dassault to execute Rafale offsets

Dassault Aviation of France has entered into a partnership with Reliance group to execute offsets for the recently concluded deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets. The joint venture called “Dassault Reliance Aerospace” was jointly announced by Dassault
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