Daily Archive: Wednesday, December 28, 2016

28 Dec 2016

Health ministry, AIIMS to set up National Death Registry

The Health Ministry in collaboration with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will start a National Death Registry for information about each and every death in hospitals across the country. According to a senior faculty
28 Dec 2016

Nepal rejects India’s ‘open sky’ offer to allow unlimited flights

Nepal has rejected India’s ‘open sky’ offer to allow unlimited flights between the two countries at a meeting held here on December 20, senior officials of the Civil Aviation Ministry said. Nepal said it was not yet
28 Dec 2016

Tata Motors signs up Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador

Tata Motors on Tuesday announced the appointment of Bollywood film star Akshay Kumar, as the brand ambassador for its Commercial Vehicle Business Unit. Indian Cinema’s ‘original Khiladi’ will make his blockbuster entry in this new role at
28 Dec 2016

Paytm launches merchant helpdesk to educate on digital payments

Mobile payment and e-commerce platform Paytm on Monday announced a 100-member ‘merchant helpdesk’, announcing that it will invest Rs 50 crore towards educating merchants on digital payments across the country. The merchant helpdesk will educate users about
28 Dec 2016

State Bank of India adopts a village to make it cashless

India’s largest lender State Bank of India has stepped on the gas towards a cashless economy as the banking behemoth has adopted a village in Maharashtra where it will drive all residents to transact digitally. Shirki, a village
28 Dec 2016

Shah Rukh Khan Conferred with Honorary Doctorate for promoting Urdu

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was today conferred honorary doctorate by the Maulana Azad National Urdu University here for contribution towards promotion of Urdu culture. Chancellor Zafar Sareshwala conferred the ‘honours causa’ (doctor of letters) on Khan
28 Dec 2016

Viral Acharya appointed as deputy governor of RBI

Viral Acharya was appointed by the Government on Wednesday as the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He will be joining the ranks of Vishwanathan, S S Mundra, R Gandhi as one of four deputy
28 Dec 2016

National emblem sketcher Dinanath Bhargava passes away

Dinanath Bhargava, a co-artist in the team that sketched the national emblem ‘Lion Capital of Ashoka’ and decorated the pages of the Constitution’s manuscript, died at the age of 89 in Indore on Saturday. Bhargava was suffering
28 Dec 2016

Bank of Maharashtra Adopts Malangaon Village for Digital Transactions

Pune based public sector lender Bank of Maharashtra, has helped to make the village of Malangaon, in Sangli district, Maharashtra, a completely cashless village. Post the announcement of withdrawal of 500 and 1000 currency notes and the
28 Dec 2016

Polavaram project: Centre extends 1,982-crore loan to Andhra Pradesh

The Centre on 26th December provided loan assistance of Rs. 1,982 crore to Andhra Pradesh’s Polavaram irrigation project, seeking to minimize the negative impact of distrust that had crept in after the AP re-organisation law was enacted
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