Daily Archive: Thursday, October 20, 2016

20 Oct 2016

Kochi becomes first Indian city to host FIFA U-17 World Cup

Kochi on Wednesday became the first Indian city to be officially declared as one of the venues for hosting the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup after it received a green signal from a high-level delegation of football’s world body. After visiting
20 Oct 2016

Two ships of Naval, Coast Guard ships commissioned

Two ships of Naval, Coast Guard ships commissioned on Wednesday. Fast patrol vessel ICGS Gaidinliu, named after Naga freedom-fighter and leader Rani Gaidinliu, was commissioned by Director-General Rajendra Singh of the Coast Guard. He said the vessel
20 Oct 2016

Indian Railways wins World Railway Shooting Championship Cup

Indian Railways in the second week of October 2016 won the World Railway Shooting Championship Cup. The tournament was held at Saint Mandrier, France. It is the first time that Indian Railways emerged victorious in this competition. In
20 Oct 2016

Railways, Urban Development Ministries sign MoU to redevelop stations

With the idea that there can’t be a smart city without a smart railway station, the Ministry of Urban Development and the Ministry of Railways on Wednesday signed an MoU under which railway stations and adjoining areas
20 Oct 2016

Indian Boxing Council inducted into WBO with voting rights

The Indian Boxing Council (IBC), a licensing body for the country’s professional boxers, has been inducted into the World Boxing Organisation with voting rights in the WBO’s annual convention at Puerto Rico. IBC President Brig. PKM Raja attended
20 Oct 2016

Maharashtra launches Kaushalya SETU initiative to generate employment

Maharashtra Government on 19 October 2016 launched Kaushalya SETU (Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation) initiative. The initiative, which is a skill development programme for students, is likely to generate employment for as many as 7.5 lakh people in
20 Oct 2016

A Book launched on Indian Test Cricket Captain Virat Kohli

For Indian Test Cricket Captain Virat Kohli, loyalty is paramount in relationships and that is why he believes that his bond with childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma and his IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore is forever. “In relationships, I
20 Oct 2016

Milk from Tasmanian devils could fight superbugs: Study

Mother’s milk from the marsupials known as Tasmanian devils could help the global fight against increasingly deadly “superbugs” which resist antibiotics, Australian researchers said on Tuesday. Superbugs are bacteria which cannot be treated by current antibiotics and other
20 Oct 2016

State Bank of Patiala gets award for excellence in MSME lending

State Bank of Patiala has been conferred “Special Award for Excellence in MSME lending” for its performance in lending to the MSME sector during the year 2013-14 and 2014-15 with a growth of Rs 2597 crore (annualized
20 Oct 2016

Mewa Ramgobin, South African struggle stalwart passes away

South African struggle icon and husband of Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter Mewa Ramgobin has died at the age of 83 after a prolonged illness. Ramgobin, the former president of the Natal Indian Congress which fought discrimination against Indians in
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