Daily Archive: Thursday, December 15, 2016

15 Dec 2016

Nobel-winning economist Thomas Schelling dies at 95

A colleague says Nobel Prize-winning economist Thomas Schelling, who used game theory to explain nuclear strategy, has died. Longtime friend and colleague Richard Zeckhauser says Schelling died Tuesday at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. The former Harvard
15 Dec 2016

Punjab National Bank launches Mobile Wallet – PNB KITTY

Usha Ananthasubramanian, Managing Director & CEO of Punjab National Bank launched the Bank’s Mobile wallet – PNB Kitty in the presence of Sh. K.V. Brahmaji Rao and Dr. Ram S. Sangapure, Executive Directors of the Bank. PNB
15 Dec 2016

Rio de Janeiro ordained Unesco world heritage status

Rio de Janeiro, nicknamed the Marvelous City, officially entered the UN’s list of world heritage sites Tuesday in recognition of its soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches. The UN cultural body, Unesco, highlighted the “extraordinary fusion”
15 Dec 2016

Saina named Integrity Ambassador by Badminton World Fed

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) yesterday (December 13) unveiled 5 top players as the first Integrity Ambassador to promote clean, fair and honourable sport. India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal is one of them. Denmark’s Christinna Pedersen and
15 Dec 2016

Shahid, Sonam named PETA’s hottest vegetarians of 2016

Bollywood actors Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor have been named Hottest Vegetarian Celebrities for 2016 by animal rights organisation PETA India. Shahid and Sonam beat out a strong group of competitors, including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt,
15 Dec 2016

Mumbai firm’s study on sex trafficking wins European award

A study conducted to understand the sex trafficking workers from West Bengal to Mumbai has found that a majority of these girls are sent off to the city by uneducated fathers, who are misled to believe that
15 Dec 2016

Mumbai teacher Kavita Sanghvi nominated for Global Teacher Prize 2017

A woman Indian physics teacher Kavita Sanghvi in the UK, recognised for her experiential method of teaching physics, is among the top 50 contenders from around the world for a global prize of $1  million. Kavita Sanghvi has
15 Dec 2016

IIT Bombay’s Techfest 2016 to begin from December 16

The Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Bombay’s annual Techfest is set to begin from tomorrow, December 16. Based on the theme of Space Expedition, the first day of the fest see a series of lectures, competitions and
15 Dec 2016

Rahman’s soundtrack for Pele biopic in Oscars’ 1st shortlist

AR Rahman’s work on the soundtrack of Pele: Birth of a Legend has won him recognition from the Academy Awards once again. The musician’s soundtrack for the 2016 sports film is in the Oscars’ first shortlist for
15 Dec 2016

India tops Asia in innovation chart and third biggest globally

India has emerged as the most preferred destination for innovation in Asia and third biggest globally, with ‘Silicon Valley’ of East Bengaluru leading the charge, says a research by global consulting major Capgemini. “India has been ranked
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