Daily Archive: Monday, December 5, 2016

5 Dec 2016

World Soil Day: 5 December

“On World Soil Day, I call for greater attention to the pressing issues affecting soils, including climate change, antimicrobial resistance, soil-borne diseases, contamination, nutrition and human health,” said UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. The International Union of Soil
5 Dec 2016

Veteran Poet, former MP Bekal Utsahi passes away

Veteran poet and former Rajya Sabha MP Bekal Utsahi passed away at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Saturday. He was admitted in the hospital on December 1 following brain haemmorhage. He was 88. ANI quoted poet
5 Dec 2016

Italy’s Renzi quits after crushing referendum defeat

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation on Monday, hours after learning he had suffered a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform. “My experience of government finishes here,” Renzi told a press conference, acknowledging
5 Dec 2016

Website to educate women on legal rights launched in India

A website called girlsgottaknow has been launched to educate women in India about their legal rights. Tasmania-based Women’s Legal Service has launched the website in collaboration with TRS Law Offices in India. It has different topics like
5 Dec 2016

Delhi : Indira Gandhi International Airport among most connected

The Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is the 22nd most connected airport in the world, according to air travel intelligence company OAG. Mumbai Airport has been ranked 28th, while OAG’s 2016 Megahubs Index has been topped
5 Dec 2016

ISRO to launch remote sensing satellite on Dec 7

Capping a year of successful launches, Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to launch PSLV-C36 carrying remote sensing satellite RESOURCESAT-2A from the spaceport of Sriharikota on December 7, the space agency said today. The 44.4 metre
5 Dec 2016

Amazon launches in-house fashion brand ‘Myx’ in India

Amazon India is doubling down in the important fashion segment, introducing its second in-house brand, stitching exclusive partnerships and allowing for easier product returns as it endeavours for a larger presence in a market dominated by Flipkart.
5 Dec 2016

The Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar

Strong action against terror groups involved in high level of violence in the South Asia region – including Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammad – was demanded by the Heart of Asia (HoA) conference in Amristar, with India and
5 Dec 2016

Indian contestant Srinidhi Shetty wins Miss Supranational

India has earned yet another feather in the cap as far as beauty pageants go. Mangaluru girl Srinidhi Shetty was crowned Miss Supranational 2016 at a grand ceremony in Krynica Zdroj, Poland on Friday. She also won
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