Daily Archive: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

14 Dec 2016

ADB slashes India’s 2016 growth estimate to 7% from 7.4%

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday trimmed its 2016 growth estimate for India to 7 per cent from the previous 7.4 per cent on account of demonetisation, weak investment and agricultural slowdown. But India’s growth forecast
14 Dec 2016

DIAL launches India’s 1st airport e-Shopping platform for fliers

In a move towards cashless transactions, Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), the company that operates the Delhi airport, today announced that it has launched India’s first airport e-Shopping platform – www.shopflydel.in – for domestic passengers. “Domestic travelers
14 Dec 2016

National Resource Centre for Tribal Livelihood to be launched

Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with UNDP and National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) will launch Vanjeevan” the National Resource Centre for Tribal Livelihood issues at Bhubaneswar, Odisha on December 22, 2016. Shri
14 Dec 2016

Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stones for Rs 1152 Cr projects in Manipur

Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Sunday laid the foundation stones for 17 road projects at a cost of Rs 1152 cr in two functions held at Jiribam and Imphal. He announced
14 Dec 2016

Punjab’s first amphibious bus floats in Harike lake in Tarn Taran

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal’s project of dual mode tourist bus was unveiled at Harike wetlands in Tarn Taran district on Monday. The government is hoping that the amphibious bus ride would make it to
14 Dec 2016

Gujarat to have Wagah-like border viewing point near Suigam

On the lines of Wagah Border point, the famous tourist attraction in Punjab, Gujarat would soon have its own ‘Border Viewing Centre’ near Suigam, a village near the Indo-Pakistan border in Banaskantha district. Chief minister Vijay Rupani
14 Dec 2016

Trump names ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson as Secretary of State

President-elect Donald Trump has picked as his secretary of state Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of ExxonMobil, Trump’s transition team announced Tuesday, setting up a possible confrontation with members of his own party in the Senate. Since
14 Dec 2016

Legendary jockey and Shergar Derby winner Swinburn died

Swinburn also won the Derby on Shahrastani in 1986 and Lammtarra in 1995. Other big-race successes included the Oaks, 2,000 Guineas, 1,000 Guineas and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. He took over a training licence from
14 Dec 2016

Yes Bank partners with Grofers to home deliver cash

Extending facility to deliver cash at doorstep, Yes Bank has now tied-up with e-grocer Grofers allowing customers to get cash of up to Rs 2,000 when they order grocery online. “Grofers, the on-demand e-commerce mobile and web
14 Dec 2016

Ravindra Kumar,1st IAS To Scale Mt Everest Pens Motivational Book

The first IAS officer to scale the Mount Everest today came out with a motivational book for students. The book titled Many Everests: An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dream Into Reality is penned by Ravindra Kumar, a
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