Daily Archive: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

26 Oct 2016

New species of millipede found in Sequoia National Park, California

A new species of millipede found lurking in the unexplored dark marble caves of Sequoia National Park in California has left scientists baffled. The unique creature has 414 legs, four ‘penises’, bizarre-looking mouthparts and secretes a poisonous chemical
26 Oct 2016

China’s Space Lab Tiangong-2 launches Micro-Satellite Banxing-2

China’s experimental space lab Tiangong-2 orbiting the Earth with two astronauts on board has successfully launched a micro-satellite, roughly the size of a desktop printer. Weighing 47 kilogrammes, the micro satellite has a series of visible light cameras,
26 Oct 2016

The former president of Uruguay Jorge Batlle dies aged 88

Mr Batlle, who led Uruguay from 2000 to 2005, was 88. His term coincided with a deep economic depression that brought Uruguay close to bankruptcy. Mr Batlle, whose father also served as president, was a key political figure in
26 Oct 2016

FIH appoints Jason McCracken as Chief Executive Officer

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has appointed New Zealand’s Jason McCracken as its chief executive officer (CEO). He will take over on February 2017 following confirmation of his appointment on Tuesday. McCracken will be leaving his role as
26 Oct 2016

Uranus may have two undiscovered moons: study revealed

Uranus may have two tiny, previously undiscovered moons orbiting near two of the planet’s rings, researchers using data from NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft have found. Rob Chancia, a doctoral student at University of Idaho in the US,
26 Oct 2016

FIFA unveils official mascot for 2018 World Cup on Saturday

Zabivaka the wolf followed in the footsteps of Naranjito the orange, Footix the football-playing rooster and Fuleco the armadillo by being named as the official mascot of the 2018 World Cup on Saturday. FIFA described its latest
26 Oct 2016

Carlos Alberto, Brazil’s 1970 World Cup hero, passes away aged 72

Legendary footballer Carlos Alberto Torres passed away on 25 October 2016 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was 72. Carlos was known for scoring one of the greatest goals in World Cup history in the 1970 final against
26 Oct 2016

SCOPE Meritorious Awards to CPSEs Announced

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the Standing Conference of Public Enterprises(SCOPE) Meritorious Awards today (November 5, 2014) at a function held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Winners of the Meritorious Awards were SAIL,BPCL,
26 Oct 2016

Urban Development Ministry signs MoU with NBCC (India) Ltd & CPWD

The Union Ministry of Urban Development on 25 October 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Buildings Construction Corporation (India) Ltd and Central Public Works Department (CPWD). Highlights of the MoU • The NBCC will
26 Oct 2016

G Balakrishna, Bengaluru water tanker driver, crowned Mr. Asia 2016

This 25-year-old could have passed by you as just another water tanker driver, rushing through the choked traffic in Whitefield. In the last week or so, he has become a sensation — “Arnold Schwarzenegger of Whitefield.” A
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