Daily Archive: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

25 Oct 2016

Bilal Nazki appointed chairperson of JK Human Rights Commission

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on 24 October 2016 appointed former Chief Justice of Orissa High Court Bilal Nazki as the chairperson of the State Human Rights Commission. In addition, former District and Session Judge
25 Oct 2016

India falls short in female literacy : Data from research

Data from new research on female literacy show that India’s school education system is under-performing in terms of quality when compared to its neighbours, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. The research studies changes in female literacy over a
25 Oct 2016

Haji Ali Dargah to grant access to women:Supreme Court

Women will be granted access to the sanctum sanctorum of the Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai on par with men, the Dargah Trust told the Supreme Court on Monday and sought four weeks to make the requisite
25 Oct 2016

World Bank must aid countries to manage shift away from coal

The World Bank and other global development lenders like the Asian Development Bank must help countries such as India to finance the shift of their coal production to more efficient technologies so they can meet their COP21
25 Oct 2016

Disarmament Week observed worldwide : United Nations

Disarmament Week is an annual event that is observed from 24 October to 30 October in various parts of the world. The annual observation of the Week starts on the anniversary of the founding of the United
25 Oct 2016

World Development Information Day observed worldwide

World Development Information Day was observed on 24 October 2016. The day is annually observed to draw attention of world public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them. The General
25 Oct 2016

Bill Murray wins Mark Twain Prize for American Humour

Comedian Bill Murray on 23 October 2016 was honoured with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humour. He was presented with the award at the ceremony organised at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington DC. Murray was
25 Oct 2016

Higher subsidy for airlines connecting two regional airports

The Centre will provide higher subsidy to airlines that operate flights between two regional airports under the regional connectivity scheme. It will also allow airlines to transfer its rights or contract to get the subsidy from the government
25 Oct 2016

Rewati Chetri appointed as Visit Japan Ambassador

Miss International India 2016, Rewati Chetri, India’s face at Miss International 2016 in Tokyo Japan, has been officially appointed as `Visit Japan Ambassador’ by the Commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency, Ministry of Tourism, Land & Infrastructure and
25 Oct 2016

Hitler’s Secret Nazi Base Discovered In Arctic Circle

Scientists have discovered a secret Nazi base built on direct orders from German dictator Adolf Hitler located 1,000 kilometres from the North Pole. For decades, the location of the mysterious site known as ‘Schatzgraber’ or ‘Treasure Hunter’ on
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