Daily Archive: Monday, December 26, 2016

26 Dec 2016

Kuchipudi performers dance their way into Guinness World Records

Andhra Pradesh’s own classical dance ‘Kuchipudi’ found a place in the Guinness World Records yet again when a record 6,117 dancers came together to present a show at the IGMC Stadium in Vijaywada on Sunday evening. Guinness
26 Dec 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday through Mann Ki Baat wished the nation on Christmas and said it was a day of service and compassion. “I wish you all a Merry Christmas. It is the day when
26 Dec 2016

Lucky Grahak Yojana, Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana launched

The government will launch a Lucky Grahak Yojana for Consumers and Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana for merchants on Sunday in New Delhi. The schemes are aimed at encouraging people to move significantly towards higher usage of digital
26 Dec 2016

External Affairs Ministry launches ‘Twitter Seva’ platform

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj often uses Twitter to help Indians who’re facing problems abroad. And now, it gets even better: thanks to ‘Twitter Seva,’ a new service that her ministry launched on Friday, you’ll be able
26 Dec 2016

British singer George Michael dies in Oxfordshire at 53

Andrew Ridgeley and Sir Elton John have led tributes to pop superstar George Michael, who has died at his home in Oxfordshire aged 53. Michael’s former Wham! bandmate wrote on Twitter that he was “heartbroken by the
26 Dec 2016

Solar power project starts at Bengaluru airport by HAL

To harness solar energy, a 3.5MW solar power project has been taken up by the HAL at its airport in the city. The project spread over 23 acres with 12,985 solar modules installed was inaugurated by HAL
26 Dec 2016

UP CM inaugurates power projects worth Rs 52,000 crore

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav has inaugurated power projects worth over Rs52,000 crore across the state. Along with projects covering transmission and distribution of electricity, three thermal power plants with the total capacity of 33,000 MW were also
26 Dec 2016

Govt partners with Google India for online consumer protection

Aiming to raise awareness about online safety, Google India in collaboration with Ministry of Consumer Affairs on Saturday announced a nationwide ‘Digitally Safe Consumer campaign, as part of a larger effort to help better protect consumer interest
26 Dec 2016

Obama signs defence bill, enhances cooperation with India

President Barack Obama on Friday signed a legislation that approves $619 billion budget for US military in 2017 and codifies India as a “Major Defence Partner”, a distinctly unique definition the US doesn’t use for any other
26 Dec 2016

Five global reinsurers, including RGA, Swiss Re, get final licence from Irda

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irda) has approved the R3 application and granted certificate of registration to five global reinsurers to opens shops, a senior Irda official said on Friday. The R3 is the
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