Daily Archive: Sunday, November 13, 2016

13 Nov 2016

India, Bhutan signs agreement on trade for better bilateral relations

India and Bhutan signed a new bilateral trade agreement on Saturday to enhance trade between the two countries through trade facilitation by improving procedures, an official statement said. “The bilateral agreement aims at cutting down on documentation
13 Nov 2016

Vandana Katariya to captain Indian women’s hockey team in Australia

Forward Vandana Katariya will captain Indian senior women’s hockey team in the Test Series against Australia to be played at Melbourne from November 23 to November 30. Defender Sunita Lakra will be the vice-captain of the 18-member
13 Nov 2016

P.R. Sreejesh and Harmanpreet Singh in fray for FIH awards

P.R. Sreejesh and Harmanpreet Singh are the only Indians in fray for the annual Hockey Stars awards 2016 in a field dominated by Argentine men and British women after the nominations for the same were announced in
13 Nov 2016

Mark Zuckerberg named Fortune’s Business Person of the Year

Fortune magazine has just anointed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as Business Person of the Year for 2016. The media outlet cites numerous criteria for honoring Zuckerberg, whose social network is used by nearly 1.8 billion people around
13 Nov 2016

PM Modi to lay foundation stone of new international airport in Goa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of a new international airport at Mopa in north Goa tomorrow. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will also attend the function. This will be the PM’s gift to Goa
13 Nov 2016

Kakarala Madhavi Appointed as the Andhra Odisha Border Secretary

The CPI (Maoist) Central Committee has reportedly appointed Kakarala Madhavi as the Andhra Odisha Border (AOB) secretary, according to intelligence sources here. She replaces Bakuri Venkataramana, alias Ganesh, who was killed in the encounter at AOB between
13 Nov 2016

Sydney to host Invictus Games in 2018, says Britain’s Prince Harry

Australia will host the 2018 Invictus Games for wounded military personnel, Britain’s Prince Harry announced on Saturday. More than 500 serving and former personnel from 17 nations will compete in the multi-sports competition in Sydney.Harry, who launched
13 Nov 2016

Union Government unveils steps to boost cyber security

In an attempt to strengthen cyber security in India, the government on Friday said announced a slew of measures, including that all organisations having a significant IT infrastructure will need to appoint cyber security officers.Speaking at the
13 Nov 2016

India to preside next edition of COP in Geneva in 2018

Greater Noida, Nov 12 (PTI) India will preside the eighth edition of the Conference of Parties (COP) to WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) which will be held in Switzerlands Geneva in 2018. Health Secretary C
13 Nov 2016

Batra 1st Indian to be International Hockey Federation chief

India’s Narinder Batra became the first non-European President of the International Hockey Federation after he was elected to the top post by an overwhelming margin during the penultimate day of the 45th FIH Congress. Batra, who is
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