Daily Archive: Friday, October 7, 2016

7 Oct 2016

IMF releases WEO ; Sees subdued Global Growth

The International Monetary Fund, IMF on 4 October 2016 released World Economic Outlook (WEO) October 2016. The report projects global growth at 3.1 per cent in 2016, with slight increase to 3.4 percent in 2017. It says
7 Oct 2016

IGIA’s Terminal 3(T3) achieves ‘Platinum’ rating, first in India

The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Thursday said the national capital’s Indira Gandhi International Airport’s (IGIA) Terminal 3 (T3) has achieved “Platinum” rating from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). DIAL is a GMR Group-led consortium which manages
7 Oct 2016

Hurricane Matthew Death toll mounts to 300 in Haiti

Haiti’s death toll climbed Thursday as rescue crews began reaching remote corners cut off when Hurricane Matthew slammed into the country’s southwest peninsula, the first Category 4 storm to hit Haiti in more than a half century. Reports
7 Oct 2016

Padma Bhusan awardee, Manipur theatre legend Kanhailal passes away

One of the major exponents of alternative theatre, Padma Bhusan awardee, theatre trainer, film producer, playwright and director Heisnam Kanhailal passed away in Manipur on Thursday. He was 75 years old. In the initial years, the founder-director
7 Oct 2016

Indian Arjun Vajpai scales world’s 6th highest mountain Cho Oyu

Professional Indian mountaineer Arjun Vajpai today scaled the world’s sixth highest mountain Cho Oyu. The 23-year-old reached the summit before dawn along with his sherpas and another expedition member after leaving from Camp 3 post midnight. With the
7 Oct 2016

New frog species named Litoria Bella discovered in Australia

A new frog species, which closely resembles the Graceful tree frog Litoria Bella(Litoria Gracilenta), was discovered in Australia’s largest virgin forest in Queensland, a scientist said on Wednesday. The frog discovered in Queensland’s Cape York was only determined to
7 Oct 2016

Pakistan Parliament passes anti-honour killing and anti-rape legislations

Pakistan Parliament in a joint sitting on 6 October 2016 unanimously passed two bills, one seeking to curb murders in the name of honour and the other to punish rapists by use of modern technology of DNA
7 Oct 2016

Reserve Bank of India panel moots easing bank branch norms

An internal working group set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to relax bank branch norms by suggesting that branches, including those manned by business correspondents that provide minimum 4 hours of service
7 Oct 2016

15-year-old Indian girl wins U-16 World Chess Championship

Viswanathan Anand, Pentala Harikrishna, Koneru Humpy, Abhijeet Gupta, Soumya Swaminathan, Dronavalli Harika, B Adhiban, SP Sethuraman — add to this list the name of Pune’s Aakanksha Hagawane as an Indian to win a World Chess Championship title.
7 Oct 2016

Writer Arundhati Roy’s next novel to be out in June 2017

Arundhati Roy is set to come out with her next novel in June 2017, 19 years after her Booker prize-winning novel The God of Small Things was published. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness will be published by Hamish
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