Daily Archive: Friday, December 16, 2016

16 Dec 2016

Hyundai India wins Indian Manufacturer of the Year award

Hyundai Motor India Limited was adjudged the “Indian Manufacturer of the Year – 2016”, the highest recognition conferred to any manufacturer, by Frost & Sullivan at the India Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2016. Out of 93 entries selected
16 Dec 2016

Gujarat-born 1970s activist on BBC influential women list

A Gujarat-born activist who led a campaign against low pay for women workers at a UK factory in the 1970s has made it the BBC’s most influential women of the past 70 years list released today. Jayaben
16 Dec 2016

Akhilesh lays foundation stone of Noida-Gr Noida metro link

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav laid the foundation stone of the 15km metro link from Noida’s Sector 71 to Greater Noida’s Knowledge Park-V through a videoconference from Lucknow. “The metro link, which will connect interior areas of Greater
16 Dec 2016

Chhatrapati Shivaji airport first in India to introduce self bag-drop

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport in Mumbai became India’s first airport to introduce self bag drop units on Thursday. The Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) has installed several units in the country’s second most busiest airport
16 Dec 2016

Sahaj International School Kochi to get India’s first transgender school

Sahaj International School in Kochi will be the first residential transgender school in the country, transgender activists Vijayaraja Mallika, Maya Menon and Faisal CK said on Thursday. The school will initially accommodate 10 transgenders, who will study
16 Dec 2016

Suzie Bates 1st woman to win ICC ODI and T20I Player of Year

New Zealand’s Suzie Bates has become the first cricketer to clinch both the ICC Women’s ODI and T20I Player of the Year awards, which were announced today. Based on the 12 months period between 14 September 2015 and
16 Dec 2016

Chief Justice of India T S Thakur releases coffee table book

On the occasion of Constitution Day, Chief Justice of India Justice T S Thakur today released the book published by Publications Division titled “Courts of India – Past to Present”. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Law
16 Dec 2016

Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed named UN Deputy Secretary-General

Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, made the announcement through Stephane Dujarric, his spokesman about Amina Mohammed being named UN Deputy Secretary-General. Guterres also announced the duo of Maria Viotti of Brazil and Kyung-wha Kang of the Republic of
16 Dec 2016

V G Kannan appointed CEO of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)

V G Kannan on Wednesday took charge as Chief Executive of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). He succeeds M V Tanksale who demitted office as Chief Executive on August 9, 2016 after being at the helm for
16 Dec 2016

Paytm launches ‘Each one, teach one’ to increase digital inclusion

Paytm has announced a program to increase the digital inclusion in the country wherein it is calling upon consumers and merchants across India to teach others on how to use Paytm to pay and accept money. The
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