Daily Archive: Friday, November 18, 2016

18 Nov 2016

SpiceJet receives World Travel Leaders Award at WTM, London

SpiceJet received the World Travel Leaders award at the WTM (World Travel Mart) Awards in London on 7th November 2016. The airline was recognised for its dramatic turnaround and its use of innovation to rebuild customer loyalty.
18 Nov 2016

Telangana signs MoU with Microsoft India for digital services

Seeking to improve use of ICT, drive digital inclusion and provide better citizen services, Andhra Pradesh Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft India during a breakfast meeting hosted by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for
18 Nov 2016

Veteran Peggy Whitson becomes the oldest woman in space

Veteran Nasa astronaut Peggy Whitson has become the oldest woman in space after she blasted off for the International Space Station on Friday, adding to her long list of barrier-breaking records. A Soyuz rocket carrying Whitson, French newcomer Thomas Pesquet
18 Nov 2016

Denver becomes 1st US city to legalise social marijuana use

A measure that would make Denver the first city in the United States to legalize the use of marijuana in such venues as clubs, bars and restaurants is expected to get enough votes to pass, backers and
18 Nov 2016

Sonam Wangchuk who inspired ‘3 Idiots’ wins global innovation award

Viewers would remember having been left awe-struck by Aamir Khan’s many science experiments in the 2009 blockbuster 3 Idiots — now Sonam Wangchuk, the inspiration behind Aamir Khan’s ‘Phunsukh Wangdu’ character in the film, has gained further
18 Nov 2016

Foldable paper bike helmet wins James Dyson design award

A recyclable, folding cycling helmet made of paper has won this year’s international James Dyson Award. The EcoHelmet is designed for people who use bike-sharing schemes and might not always have a helmet with them.Designer Isis Shiffer
18 Nov 2016

Hindu widow’s adopted kid has claim only to her assets: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a child adopted by a Hindu widow would not have any rights to the property of the woman’s deceased husband and may lay claim only over the property inherited by
18 Nov 2016

Mumbai the first metro in the country to go cashless

Mumbai Metro becomes the first metro in the country to issue single and return journey tickets in cashless transactions. To help its commuters buy tokens easily in real-time cashless transactions, Reliance Infrastructure promoted Mumbai Metro One has
18 Nov 2016

Aligarh leads in Swachh Bharat awareness campaign in urban areas

Aligarh leads 500 cities in undertaking Swachh awareness generation activities under the fortnightly thematic activities as required under the Swachh Survekshan-2017, launched by the Ministry of Urban Development. During the evaluation of IEC (Information, Education and Communication)
18 Nov 2016

Patel most common Indian surname in UK according to Oxford dictionary

Patel has emerged as the most common Indian surname in the UK, according to a new Oxford dictionary released on Thursday. The ‘Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland’ has put together the origins of
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