Daily Archive: Friday, December 2, 2016

2 Dec 2016

Pak-China start direct rail and freight service

China and Pakistan on Thursday launched a direct rail and sea freight service with the first cargo train departing from China’s south-western Yunnan province. The service was launched with the first cargo train loaded with 500 tonnes
2 Dec 2016

BHEL commissions first unit of Pulichintala hydel project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has commissioned the first unit of the 4×30 MW Pulichintala hydroelectric project in Telangana. The project is being set up by TS Genco on river Krishna. BHEL has undertaken the project work which
2 Dec 2016

‘Salman appointed ambassador of BMC’s Swachh Bharat Mission

The BMC has roped in Salman Khan to helm its anti-open defecation campaign after the actor complained of people relieving themselves outside his house at Bandstand in Bandra. Salman’s Being Human Foundation will not only donate five
2 Dec 2016

Didi Chuxing CEO named Forbes Asia’s Businessman of the Year

Cheng Wei, Co-founder and Chief Executive of China’s largest ride-sharing service provider Didi Chuxing (Didi), is Forbes Asia’s Businessman of the Year for 2016. Cheng is featured on the cover of the December issue of Forbes Asia,
2 Dec 2016

Indian startup signs contract with ISRO for mission to moon

Domestic space technology startup TeamIndus on Thursday signed a first-of-its-kind contract with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to send a TeamIndus robot to the Moon. TeamIndus will launch its Moon-bound robot aboard ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch
2 Dec 2016

UNESCO includes Yoga in Intangible Cultural Heritage list

Yoga, the mind-body discipline based on ancient Indian philosophy and now practised all over the world, has joined Unesco’s list of intangible world heritage. It was added to the prestigious list in recognition of its influence on
2 Dec 2016

India projected to grow 7.6 per cent in 2017: UN report

Indias economy is projected to grow at 7.6 per cent in 2017 as investment regains momentum and manufacturing base strengthens on the back of structural reforms in the country, a UN study said, crediting India and China
2 Dec 2016

Federal Bank partners with Spice Digital for E – Collection Service

Federal Bank has tied up with Spice Digital for cash management services through the bank’s e-collection facility. As per the arrangement, 20,000 plus retail outlets of Spice Digital can now remit its cash collection at the Federal
2 Dec 2016

Cabinet approves Rs 2,000 cr package for refugees from PoK

A Rs 2,000-crore development package for displaced people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) living in the country was on Wednesday approved by the government. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the Home Ministry’s
2 Dec 2016

Nihonium becomes Asia’s 1st Periodic Table element discovery

The government-backed Riken research institute has said its proposed name for the atomic element 113 “nihonium” has been approved by an international body. It is the first case in which scientists from an Asian country have named
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