Daily Archive: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

18 Oct 2016

Robert De Niro to be honoured with Chaplin Award

Robert De Niro has been named the recipient of the 44th annual Chaplin Award, The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Saturday. The Film Society will honor the Oscar-winning actor, seen next in The Comedian and co-directing A
18 Oct 2016

Novak Djokovic of Serbia retains top spot in ATP rankings

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic retained the top spot with 12.900 points in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings released on Monday. Djokovic lost 640 points after he was defeated by Spain’s Roberto Bautista in the
18 Oct 2016

National Summit on Fortification of Food inaugurated in New Delhi

The National Summit on Fortification of Food was recently inaugurated in New Delhi to address interventions in combating micronutrient malnutrition in the country. The two day summit was co-hosted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of
18 Oct 2016

Kigeli V Ndahindurwa : Last king of Rwanda dies in age 80

The last king of Rwanda has died in the US aged 80 years old. Born Jean-Baptiste Ndahindurwa, King Kigeli V came to power in 1959 but was only king of Rwanda until 1961, when the monarchy was abolished
18 Oct 2016

Anurag Thakur part of powerful ICC sub-committee

The International Cricket Council seemed to have mend fences with the BCCI as president Anurag Thakur is now officially a part of the powerful Finance & Commercial Affairs after completion of its board meeting in Cape Town
18 Oct 2016

BIMSTEC countries express commitment to combat terrorism

The BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries have expressed commitment to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. In this regard, seven nations of BIMSTEC countries have issues Leaders Retreat
18 Oct 2016

Kashmir’s Red Stag Hangul to get IUCN’s ‘critically endangered’ tag

Known for its giant antlers bearing 11 to 16 points, Hangul has been hunted over centuries and its habitat destroyed, leading to its population in the wild plunging to a mere 150. THE magnificent Kashmiri Red Stag
18 Oct 2016

Indian Wrestlers bagged four medals at 2016 TAFISA World Games

Indian grapplers in October 2016 clinched four medals, including a gold medal, at the  sixth edition of the TAFISA World Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Wrestler Dalmiya bagged the yellow metal in 60kg category after outplaying Muhammad Sahan
18 Oct 2016

Saina Nehwal appointed member of IOC’s Athletes’ Commission

In a rare honour for an Indian sportsperson, star shuttler Saina Nehwal has been appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission. Saina received a letter to the effect from IOC President Thomas Bach
18 Oct 2016

Navdeep Singh Suri appointed as India’s New Envoy to UAE

Senior diplomat Navdeep Singh Suri was on Monday appointed Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, a strategically important nation country which is major supplier of oil to India and is home to around 2.6 million-strong Indians. Suri, a 1983 batch
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