Daily Archive: Thursday, December 22, 2016

22 Dec 2016

Digital payment promotion schemes to be launched in 3 cities of Punjab

The Central Government has selected 3 cities from Punjab state in for digital payment promotion of ‘Lucky Grahak Yojana’ & Digi Dhan Vyapar. The center has selected  Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar to promote digital payments in Punjab.
22 Dec 2016

Team Indus, Japan’s Hakuto combine for Moon mission

Team Indus will carry a robotic rover developed by Hakuto, the Japanese team in the Google Lunar XPrize competition, to the Moon aboard the former’s spacecraft. Bengaluru-based Team Indus, the only Indian team in the competition to
22 Dec 2016

China launches satellite to monitor global carbon emissions

China on Thursday launched a global carbon dioxide monitoring satellite via a Long March-2D rocket, authorities said. It was launched at 3.22 am from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert, Xinhua news agency reported. The
22 Dec 2016

Independent director Nusli Wadia removed from Tata Steel board

Shareholders of Tata Steel Ltd have voted out independent director Nusli Wadia, who was alleged to have sided with the estranged chairman Cyrus Mistry. As many as 90.8 per cent of the shareholders present and voting at
22 Dec 2016

Priyanka 1st Indian to be made Pantene’s global ambassador

Priyanka Chopra has been roped in as the global ambassador of hair care brand Pantene. She has become the first Indian actor to represent the brand globally. Priyanka – who is earning applause for her work internationally
22 Dec 2016

Japan successfully launches solid fuel rocket named Epsilon-2

Japan’s space agency said on Tuesday it had successfully launched a solid fuel rocket named Epsilon-2, the latest in Tokyo’s effort to stay competitive in an industry that has robust growth potential and strong security implications. The
22 Dec 2016

China bans sharing user-generated content on social media

New regulations block public accounts from posting ‘user-generated audio or video’, often one of the few sources of information outside social media. China has banned the vast majority of internet users from sharing videos not from official
22 Dec 2016

Lionel Messi won FIFA Ballon d’Or men’s player of the year award

Here are the top FIFA Ballon d’Or men’s player of the year award winners since 1991. This award is given annually to the player who is thought to be the best in the world. From 2010 unitl
22 Dec 2016

Two-day meeting of Goods and Services Tax Council begins in Delhi

The Goods and Services Tax Council will begin its two-day meeting in New Delhi on Thursday to consider the model laws and iron out differences on the issue of jurisdiction over assesses in the new indirect tax
22 Dec 2016

Mary Kom, Vikas Krishan get awards at AIBA 70th anniversary

The legendary M C Mary Kom and former Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan shone bright at the International Boxing Association’s 70th anniversary gala in Montreux, Switzerland, picking up different awards for their performances. While five-time world champion
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