Daily Archive: Thursday, November 3, 2016

3 Nov 2016

Noted Hindi writer Hridyesh Mehrotra passes away

Noted Hindi writer Hridyesh Mehrotra has died after a brief illness, family sources said today. Mehrotra, who passed away at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, was 86, and is survived by three sons and a daughter, including senior
3 Nov 2016

Sarabjit Singh Marwah becomes Canada’s first Sikh Senator

India born Sarabjit Singh Marwah has become the first Sikh to be appointed to the Canadian Senate (upper house). He was among six people from Ontario who have appointed to Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. With
3 Nov 2016

Supreme Court grants pension to fake freedom fighters

The Supreme Court, on the one hand, ordered inquiry into alleged forging of freedom fighter certificates to claim pension and on the other, when the pensions were cancelled, it restored them on humanitarian grounds.  In August 2005,
3 Nov 2016

NASA builds telescope 100 times powerful than Hubble

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States has successfully completed building the largest space telescope — one that is 100 times powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope and may find the first galaxies
3 Nov 2016

Sanjiv Arora appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Lebanon

An Indian ambassador Sanjiv Arora is under an official probe — a rare event in the foreign service, and even more unusually, the charges are ‘lack of integrity’, something senior service members are rarely accused of. The Ministry
3 Nov 2016

Sports Ministry tells NSFs to identify Tokyo 2020 Olympics prospects

In a bid to ensure that medal prospects for the 2020 Olympics get sustained help in the next four years, the Sports Ministry has directed the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to identify potential medallists by the end
3 Nov 2016

RBI directs banks to dispense more 100 rupees notes through ATMs

The decision came after a review of steps taken by banks for installing ATMs dispensing lower denomination banknotes like 100 rupees notes was conducted. After the review, it was found that very few banks had taken initiatives in
3 Nov 2016

LinkedIn inks MoU with govt to create jobs for students

Leading global professional network LinkedIn today said it has signed an agreement with the human resource development ministry to create more job opportunities for Indian students. As part of the MoU, LinkedIn’s ‘Placements’ product will be adopted
3 Nov 2016

Union Government is developing National Data Registry

The Union Government is developing a National Data Registry (NDR) to compile and serve metadata of different agencies and re-engineer the feature data sets for improving their use. The registry will also serve as a source of
3 Nov 2016

Online applications for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to be accepted

The government on Wednesday announced that online submission of applications by the urban poor for affordable houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) will be enabled from Thursday. An agreement in this regard was signed by
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