Daily Archive: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

20 Dec 2016

Environmentalist & Journalist Anupam Mishra dead at 68

Noted Gandhian, journalist, environmentalist, and water conservationist Anupam Mishra passed away at the age of 68 at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here early Monday morning, a family member said. He was battling prostrate
20 Dec 2016

Andy Murray wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 award

Andy Murray has been voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time. Andy Murray, the 2013 and 2015 winner, took Olympic gold, claimed his second Wimbledon title and became tennis’ world number
20 Dec 2016

Punit Goenka honoured with Business Today ‘Best CEO Award’

Punit Goenka, Managing Director and CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) was awarded on Saturday the Business Today Best CEO award in the media and entertainment category for 2016. The award was presented by Minister of
20 Dec 2016

EPFO fixes 8.65% interest rate for PF deposits, cut from 8.8%

Keeping in line with falling interest rates, organised sector workers will earn 8.65% on their provident fund savings this year.This follows a decision by the apex decision-making body of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to reduce
20 Dec 2016

Lakshmi Bai awards, 7 more Yash Bhartis given away

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav was on a spree of awards distribution on Monday, giving away Rani Lakshmi Bai award to 88 women achievers and 306 women village pradhans and Yash Bharati to seven more achievers from the
20 Dec 2016

Dictionary Merriam-Webster has named “surreal” as its word of the year

The dictionary company Merriam-Webster announced that “surreal” was its word of the year for 2016. The adjective is defined by the company as something that has been “marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream.” In
20 Dec 2016

Government to launch toll free number ‘1955’ for call drops

Government is planning to start soon a toll free number 1955 for taking feedback of telecom subscribers on call drops. “Short code 1955 has been allotted for IVRS system on call drop,” an official source said. Provisioning
20 Dec 2016

Karun Nair fastest Indian to score maiden 200 in Tests

1 Number of India batsmen to make a triple-hundred in Tests before Karun Nair. Virender Sehwag got two triple-hundreds: 319 against South Africa in Chennai in 2007-08 and 309 against Pakistan in Multan in 2003-04. 2 Number
20 Dec 2016

Thaawarchand Gehlot Releases ‘Saanjhi Saanjh’ Newspaper

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment released the first issue of a National Newspaper dedicated to Senior Citizen, ‘Saanjhi Saanjh’ here today. Shri Gehlot congratulated the publisher and editor of the newspaper for bringing
20 Dec 2016

Justice J S Khehar to be the 1st Sikh Chief Justice of India

Justice J S Khehar was on Monday appointed as the new Chief Justice of India after President Pranab Mukherjee’s approval. Khehar, who led the five-judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial
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