Daily Archive: Friday, November 4, 2016

4 Nov 2016

I&B Govt orders NDTV India to go off air for 24 hours

I&B Govt orders NDTV India to go off air for 24 hours. The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry on Thursday issued an order prohibiting transmission of the channel on “all platforms” after an inter-ministerial committee (IMC) concluded
4 Nov 2016

Google ties up with ASI for virtual tour of monuments

Google has tied up with Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) for 360 degree virtual tour of 280-odd monuments across the country, an official of the tech giant said. “We have a tie-up with ASI for 360 degrees virtual
4 Nov 2016

UK High Court puts brakes on BREXIT; Britain government to fight ruling

UK High Court on 3 November 2016 ruled that Government does not have the power to invoke Article 50 of the European Union treaty. It held that Prime Minister Theresa May can’t start the BREXIT process without
4 Nov 2016

11-day International Space Science School to be held in Sangli

In a bid to bolster enthusuaism for the study of heavens among the rural young, a 11-day international Space Science School will be organised in Sangli district in Western Maharashtra from November 7. This Space Science School is
4 Nov 2016

7 India to discuss on tobacco control at 7th session of COP7

The seventh session of the Conference of Parties (COP7) to World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) will be held from November 7 to 12 in Greater Noida. Union Health Minister JP Nadda will
4 Nov 2016

5 new banks have joined the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) bandwagon

Five new banks have joined the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) bandwagon, thereby taking the total number of banks using UPI to 26. The five latest entrants include public sector lenders, State Bank of India, Allahabad Bank and
4 Nov 2016

Cyrus Mistry to chair Indian Hotels Company,IHCL board meet on Friday

Ousted Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry is set to chair the board meeting of Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), a Tata Group firm, at Bombay House, the corporate headquarters of the group, on Friday. The meeting may be
4 Nov 2016

Shamik Chowdhury wins the German Green Talent award

Indian researcher Shamik Chowdhury in the last week of October 2016 was awarded the German Green Talent Award. His name is among the list of 25 young researchers who have been honoured with the award. The award
4 Nov 2016

Union Government to set up $2 bn clean energy equity fund

Union Government in November 2016 decided to launch a 2 billion US dollar clean energy equity fund. The fund is being created to support government’s ambitious target of adding 175 GW renewable energy generation capacity by 2022.
4 Nov 2016

Sri Lankan music legend Pandit Amaradeva passes away

Legendary Sri Lankan singer and composer Pandit Amaradeva, recipient of many international honours, including Padma Shri, for his contribution to music, died on Thursday after an heart attack. He was 88. Pandit Amaradeva, born Wannakuwatta Waduge Don
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