Daily Archive: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

19 Oct 2016

S P Yadav elected new President of North Zone of Urology Society of India

S P Yadav on 18 October 2016 was elected the new President of the North Zone of Urology Society of India (NZUSI). His tenure would begin from October 2017 for a period of one year. The announcement
19 Oct 2016

Saudi prince executed for murdering a compatriot in brawl

Saudi Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was put to death in the capital. No details were given as to how he was executed – most condemned people are beheaded. The prince is the 134th person to be put
19 Oct 2016

Irom Sharmila launches People’s Resurgence Justice Alliance

Rights activist Irom Sharmila on Monday announced the name of her party as People’s Resurgence Justice Alliance. She launched the party in Imphal. She had expressed her desire to contest Manipur Assembly election next year when she broke her fast
19 Oct 2016

GST Council reaches consensus on compensation

The GST Council on Tuesday discussed possible Goods and Service Tax rates, including a four-slab structure of 6, 12, 18 and 26 per cent with lower rates for essential items and highest band for luxury goods, even
19 Oct 2016

Maternal obesity may affect biological age of children

Maternal obesity: Higher body mass index (BMI) in women before pregnancy can lead to shorter telomere length — a biomarker for biological age — in their newborns, according to a study. Telomeres are structures at the ends of
19 Oct 2016

India Myanmar sign 3 MoUs in insurance, power and banking sector

India Myanmar on Wednesday signed three MoUs for cooperation in insurance, power and banking sectors as part of efforts to improve ties between the two countries. The MoUs were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San
19 Oct 2016

Brazil opens Latin America’s first elephant sanctuary

Brazil has opened up the first sanctuary in Latin America for elephants previously in captivity, an idyllic retreat that could eventually house as many as 50 of the giant animals. Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, in the central Brazilian
19 Oct 2016

Delhi chokes, six monitoring stations record very poor air quality

Delhi: Delhi’s air quality worsened on Tuesday with the six stations that monitor particulate matter(PM) 2.5 and 10 falling in the ‘very poor’ category. The overall levels of PM 2.5 (particulate matter with diameter less than 2.5 micrometres)
19 Oct 2016

Maharajas’ Express gets Seven Star Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Award

Adding to its string of impressive awards, The Maharajas’ Express, the world’s most luxurious train owned and operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), received the 2016 Seven Star Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards at
19 Oct 2016

Sagarmala funds flagship to Ro Pax Ferry Service in Gulf of Cambay

As part of promoting coastal shipping in the country under Sagarmala programme, the Ministry of Shipping has sanctioned the Capital Dredging Project for Ro Pax Ferry Services between Gogha & Dahej, in Gulf of Cambay in Gujarat.
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