Daily Archive: Sunday, December 11, 2016

11 Dec 2016

L&T bags contract to convert Sardar Patel Stadium to world’s biggest

The Gujarat Cricket Association came a step closer to make the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad the biggest cricket stadium in the world in terms of seating capacity when, on Thursday, they handed the contract to Larsen
11 Dec 2016

Onir’s documentary on Down Syndrome wins international award

Director Onir’s documentary is elated after his documentary on Down Syndrome, Raising the Bar has won the Award Of Recognition at Australian film festival. The documentary is based on children who have Down syndrome. The filmmaker won
11 Dec 2016

Intel ties up with govt for water, air quality monitoring systems

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and technology giant Intel have formed a public-private partnership to conduct research on water and air pollution monitoring. “The aim of this initiative is to develop key technologies for sensing,
11 Dec 2016

IRS officer Rajendra Kumar Appointed New CBDT Member

Senior IRS officer Rajendra Kumar was today appointed as the new Member of the CBDT, the policy making body for the Income Tax Department. The orders for appointment of Kumar, a 1980-batch Indian Revenue Service officer, was
11 Dec 2016

Japan launches space junk collector to clear tonnes of clutter

Japan launched a cargo ship on Friday bound for the International Space Station, carrying a space junk collector that was made with the help of a fishnet company. The vessel, dubbed “Kounotori” (stork in Japanese), is to blast
11 Dec 2016

Viola Desmond first Canadian woman on banknote

Viola Desmond will appear on the Canadian $10 bill – replacing the nation’s first prime minister John A Macdonald who will be moved to a higher bill – when new banknotes go into circulation in 2018, Canadian Finance
11 Dec 2016

Civil Engineer Iqbal Sayed becomes first Indian to medal at Mr Olympia

In yet another feat achieved by India’s body-building contingent, Mumbai’s Iqbal Sayed has successfully won the silver medal at the Mr Olympia amateur event held in Hong Kong. The 2015 Mr Mumbai runner up defeated as many
11 Dec 2016

Virat Kohli Becomes First Indian Captain To Score Three Double Century

Virat Kohli racked up his three double century of the year, his third in as many series as well in the morning session of day four of the fourth Test against England off 302 deliveries at the
11 Dec 2016

First India China Think-Tanks Forum held in New Delhi

The First India China Think-Tanks Forum was held in New Delhi on 9-10 December 2016. The Forum was jointly organized by the Institute of Chinese Studies, the Indian Council of World Affairs, and the Chinese Academy of
11 Dec 2016

Kanpur’s Anandeshwar Temple adopts e-wallets for donation

As cash donations at temples have shrunk after the government declared high-value currency illegal on November 8, the Anandeshwar Temple has applied for a GPRS-enabled point-of-sale terminals (card swiping machines) to help devotees donate through debit and
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