Daily Archive: Thursday, December 1, 2016

1 Dec 2016

Playing It My Way’ wins prestigious award, named Book of the Year

The autobiography of India’s batting legend Sachin Tendulkar “Playing it my way” has won the prestigious Crossword Book of the Year Award in the Autobiography category. The book is penned by renowned cricket historian and Tendulkar’s close
1 Dec 2016

RBL Bank launches Aadhaar-based disbursment of mirco loans

Nov 30 (PTI) Private sector RBL Bank today said it has launched Aadhaar Payment Bridge System (APBS) for small ticket micro-finance loan disbursements. The bank said it is the first bank to launch the APBS on its
1 Dec 2016

Yes Bank launches new product for money transfer through feature phones

Private sector lender Yes Bank BSE -0.84 % launched SIMsePAY, that allows any account holder to do money transfers, pay utility bills and other mobile banking services, without the need for smart phones or internet. The offering
1 Dec 2016

India ranked 102nd on enabling cross border trade: WEF

India has improved its ranking by four places to 102nd position among 136 economies in terms of enabling cross border trade, with Singapore leading the list, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said on Wednesday. Among the Brics
1 Dec 2016

ISRO will launch 83 satellites in one go in Jan 2017

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch 83 satellites, 80 of them being foreign, in one go in January next year, the Lok Sabha was told on Wednesday. 80 satellites weighing 500 kg belong to five
1 Dec 2016

UK scientists allow three-parent babies mitochondrial gene therapy

British scientists on Wednesday approved the use of so-called “three-parent baby” fertility treatments, paving the way for the country to become the first in the world to officially introduce the procedures. An independent panel of experts tasked
1 Dec 2016

India inks Rs 5,000 crore defence deal with US to buy 145 M777 howitzers

Breaking the Bofors jinx, India and the US today inked a nearly Rs 5,000 crore deal for 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers, which will be mostly deployed near the borders with China. This is the first deal for
1 Dec 2016

7th World Ayurveda Congress to be held in Kolkata

The 7th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) will be held from 2nd – 4th December, 2016 at Science City, Kolkata. The mega event is being organized by the World Ayurveda Foundation with support of Ministry of AYUSH, and
1 Dec 2016

NITI Aayog constitutes Chandrababu Naidu : Cashless Society

Cashless Society will identify and outline measures for rapid expansion and adoption of the system of digital payments Debit and Credit cards, E-wallets and internet banking and will broadly indicate the road map to be implemented in
1 Dec 2016

SC makes national anthem mandatory in cinema halls

To instill “committed patriotism and nationalism”, the SC Wednesday ordered that “all the cinema halls in India shall play the national anthem before the feature film starts and all present in the hall are obliged to stand
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