Monthly Archive:: December 2016

31 Dec 2016

Amul’s updated edition of ‘India 3.0’ book launched

Covering topical grounds and popular incidents from the contemporary context, Indian dairy cooperative Amul launched the updated edition of ‘Amul’s India 3.0’ here on Monday. The book was unveiled by social commentator Santosh Desai, Amul’s Managing Director
31 Dec 2016

General Bipin Rawat takes over as new Chief of Army Staff

Lt General Bipin Rawat on Saturday took charge as the new Army Chief replacing General Dalbir Singh Suhag. Lt Gen Rawat was the Vice Chief of Army Staff. He superseded two seniormost Lt Generals, Praveen Bakshi and
31 Dec 2016

Sorin Grindeanu named Romania’s new Prime Minister

Romania’s president has named social-democrat Sorin Grindeanu as the nation’s new prime minister, after turning down an economist who could have become the country’s first female Muslim premier. The centre-right president Klaus Iohannis signed the official decree
31 Dec 2016

7-year-old Kush Bhagat creates history in Youth Chess Championship

Seven-year-old Mumbai prodigy Kush Bhagat has achieved a feat by winning all three gold medals on offer in the 1st Western Asia Youth Chess Championship that concluded in Al Ain Chess Club, UAE, yesterday. The second standard
31 Dec 2016

World’s highest bridge opens in China for reducing travel time

The world’s highest bridge opened to traffic in China, connecting two southwestern provinces and reducing travel time in the region by three quarters. The 4400-foot-long Beipanjiang bridge has a height equivalent to a 200-story building, which makes
31 Dec 2016

BITS students develop first aid app with Red Cross Society

This group of students from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) – Tushar Dhalwani (Pilani campus), Rishabh Garg (Pilani campus), Bhuvan Gupta (Goa campus), Akansha Pandey (Hyderabad campus), Shrey Bansal (Hyderabad campus) and Rahul Mittal (Hyderabad
31 Dec 2016

Lionel Messi named World’s Best Playmaker of 2016 by IFFHS

Lionel Messi has been voted the best playmaker in the world for 2016 earlier on Thursday, after the IFFHS made its results public. According to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), the Argentine collected
31 Dec 2016

Tax treaty with Singapore amended to bring parity with Cyprus, Mauritius

India has amended its over two-decade old tax treaty with Singapore that will allow it to tax capital gains on investments from the South East Asian nation, a significant milestone in plugging round-tripping of funds after changes
31 Dec 2016

PM launches UPI based mobile payment app called BHIM

Soon after the demonetization of old currency notes, the government has been pushing cashless payments via digital mediums. Over the past few days, the government has also been holding ‘Digi Dhan Mela’ camps in different cities to
31 Dec 2016

Meghalaya to host 2022 National Games : Indian Olympic Association

After successfully co-hosting the 12th South Asian Games with Assam early this year, Meghalaya has now got the opportunity to hold the National Games 2022. The annual general body meeting of the Indian Olympic Association held in
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