Daily Archive: Sunday, November 20, 2016

20 Nov 2016

Global Citizen Festival 2016 India has star lineup in Mumbai

Coldplay, the British rock band that has doled out several memorable tracks including Sky Full Of Stars, Viva La Vida and Fix You arrived at the concert at the Global Citizen Festival 2016 India tonight in Mumbai.
20 Nov 2016

Mumbai poetry festival to feature 51 poets from 5 countries

The ‘Poets Translating Poets’ festival in Mumbai, scheduled during November 25-27, is all set to enthrall poetry lovers! Featuring 51 poets from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Germany, the festival, a culmination of a two-year-long Indo-German
20 Nov 2016

Kehkashan Basu among three finalists International Children’s Peace Prize

A 16-year-old Indian girl Kehkashan Basu in the UAE is among three finalists chosen for this year’s International Children’s Peace Prize for her unique role in improving the rights and position of children. From a record number
20 Nov 2016

Women self-help groups (SHG) to get interest-free loans

Chief minister Siddaramaiah announced interest free loans for women self-help groups (SHGs) on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on Saturday. He was speaking at ‘Indira Gandhi 100’ programme organised
20 Nov 2016

Jagdish Singh Khehar appointed Executive Chairman of NALSA

Government of India has appointed Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, as the new Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). He succeeds Justice Anil R. Dave, who retired from the Supreme Court, yesterday “In exercise of
20 Nov 2016

R Ashwin 1st bowler ever to take 50 wickets in consecutive years

The statistical highlights on day three of the second Test between India and England. Ashwin became the first bowler to complete 50 wickets in two consecutive calendar years – 62 at 17.20 runs apiece in 9 Tests in
20 Nov 2016

Denton Cooley : World’s first heart transplant doctor passes away

Renowned heart surgeon Denton Cooley, who performed the world’s first artificial heart transplant in the United States, has passed away at the age of 96 in Houston, Texas. Cooley, who was the founder of Texas Heart Institute,
20 Nov 2016

Universal Childrens Day observed on 20 November

United Nations Universal Childrens Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. November 20th is an important date as it
20 Nov 2016

International Film Festival of India (IFFI) begins today

The 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will begin here on Sunday as a nine-day event as against 11 days in the previous years. The Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) and the Entertainment Society of Goa
20 Nov 2016

World’s first Bollywood theme park opens in Dubai

Bollywood theme park Dubai opened on Thursday with fanfare, fireworks, dance, music and simulator 4D shows based on hit Hindi-language movies. Visitors were greeted by ­performers dancing to thumping Bollywood music across the Bollywood theme park with
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