Daily Archive: Saturday, October 29, 2016

29 Oct 2016

India Wins Its First Ever International Medal in Roller Skating at Asian Championships

The team of Indian Roller Skaters helped the country to claim the first ever International medal in the sport. The trio of Vikram Ingale, Nikhilesh Tabhane and Dhanush Babu have won India’s first ever senior international roller
29 Oct 2016

Daughters of Mother India wins at CAM International Film Festival

Indian National Award winning documentary ‘Daughters of Mother India’ won the first prize in the Documentary Film category at the sixth CAM International Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt. The CAM International Film Festival was organised by Arabic
29 Oct 2016

Indian hockey defender Surender Kumar suspended

Indian defender Surender Kumar will not play any role in the ongoing fourth Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament after being suspended for two matches following a deliberate foul during the game against Malaysia. Asian Hockey Federation’s Technical
29 Oct 2016

Himachal Pradesh becomes India’s second open defecation free state

Himachal Pradesh on Friday became Open Defecation Free (ODF), the second state in the country to achieve the feat after Sikkim. Himachal Pradesh has successfully achieved a total rural sanitation coverage of 100 per cent in the
29 Oct 2016

Union Cabinet approves new Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has approved an Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan. The bilateral trade relations between India and Bhutan are governed by the Agreement
29 Oct 2016

Bangladesh introduces temporary ban on catching Hilsa Fish

Bangladesh has arrested more than 900 fishermen and deployed the army to patrol its waterways after introducing a temporary ban on catching hilsa in an effort to save the hugely popular fish. Some 60 percent of the
29 Oct 2016

Government gives in-principle approval for strategic sale in some PSUs

The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave in-principle approval to NITI Aayog’s proposal for strategic sale of state-owned firms and entrusted DIPAM with the task of finalising the PSUs in which management control can be transferred to private
29 Oct 2016

Odisha Govt. comes up with a new scheme to provide legal assistance

The Odisha Govt. has come up with a new scheme to provide legal assistance to the deprived sections of the society at the grassroots level in all its 6,812 gram panchayats across the state. The scheme named
29 Oct 2016

World’s largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica

Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world’s largest marine protected area (MPA). Some 1.57m sq km (600,000 sq miles) of the Southern Ocean will
29 Oct 2016

SBI, ICICI Bank cut lending rates by 0.15%, 0.10% respectively

Top two lenders in the country, State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank, announced a cut of 0.15% and 0.10% in their lending rates, respectively, under a new system of computation, signalling a further dip in
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