Daily Archive: Saturday, December 3, 2016

3 Dec 2016

Rakesh Asthana becomes interim director of CBI

CBI Director Anil Sinha today retired from the post handing over the baton to his second-in-command, Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana, as the government did not name any full-time chief. Asthana, a Gujarat-cadre officer of 1984-batch, got
3 Dec 2016

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Saturday, megastar Amitabh Bachchan honoured the differently abled people and said that Divyang Divas is the most respectable and deserving name for them. “Today a day to honour
3 Dec 2016

Russian scientists develop new cheap way to produce nuclear fuel using electricity

Scientists in Russia have developed a unique, low-cost method for producing high-quality nuclear fuel using electricity. The main type of fuel for nuclear power reactors is the uranium oxide pellet composition, said Ivan Tananaev, from the Far
3 Dec 2016

Kolkata gets best cities award for tackling climate change

Kolkata, along with 10 other cities from across the globe, has been honoured with the best cities of 2016 award in recognition of its inspiring and innovative programme with regard to solid waste management. “Kolkata Solid Waste
3 Dec 2016

Hornbill Festival begins in Nagaland

The 17th edition of Hornbill Festival got off to a grand start here at Naga Heritage village, Kisama on Thursday coinciding with the 53rd Statehood Day of Nagaland. Launched by state government in 2000 to promote tourism
3 Dec 2016

F1 world champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement

World champion Nico Rosberg has announced he has retired from Formula 1 with immediate effect. The 31-year-old German won his first world title on Sunday, beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by finishing second in the final race
3 Dec 2016

Maharashtra’s Dhasai village becomes completely cashless

Amid the Centre’s push for digital transaction, Dhasai village in Thane district has become the first “cashless village” in Maharashtra, state Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said today. From today, all payments in the village are being done
3 Dec 2016

Twitter Inc changes product head for third time in a year

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) appointed Keith Coleman, founder of startup Yes Inc, as head of its product team, the third executive to lead the division in less than a year. The micro-blogging service said it has acquired Yes,
3 Dec 2016

Ruchi Soya to provide banking assistance to farmers

Edible oil firm Ruchi Soya Industries in association with State Bank of India (SBI) today launched an initiative to provide banking assistance to farmers. “To start off, banking assistance will be provided to soybean farmers in Indore,
3 Dec 2016

Thailand officially named its new King : Maha Vajiralongkorn

Thailand is making preparations for Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to be named as the country’s new king on 1 December. The date will be 50 days since King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who spent seven decades on the throne,
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