Daily Archive: Sunday, January 1, 2017

1 Jan 2017

Pointers on PM’s Speech asking for suggestions from netizens

In a first, Narendra Modi is crowdsourcing ideas for his Independence Day speech, asking for suggestions from netizens. But is he prepared to listen to everyone for speech, from the over-enthu cutlets to those with ‘grand’ ideas
1 Jan 2017

NRIs can exchange defunct notes up to June 30: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come out with conditions for exchange of defunct notes for those, including non-resident Indians, who failed to do so till Friday, the last day for depositing the invalid currency notes
1 Jan 2017

Justice Mian Saqib Nisar appointed as Chief Justice of Pak

Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday has taken oath as 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan. According to details, President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to new CJP in a ceremony held at President House in Islamabad. Prime
1 Jan 2017

Sikkim became India’s first fully organic state in 2016

2016 turned out to be a great year for Sikkim as it became India’s first fully organic state besides being adjudged the cleanest state, overall best in education and tourist destination while the famed Kanchenjunga National Park
1 Jan 2017

British-Indian Professor Shankar Balasubramanian Receives Knighthood

Shankar Balasubramanian, an Indian-origin British professor of chemistry and DNA expert at Cambridge University, has received a Knighthood along with Olympic stars Andy Murray and Mo Farah among others by Queen Elizabeth II for their contributions. Shankar
1 Jan 2017

Mother Dairy launches Aadhar-enabled payment system at booths

To promote cash less transactions, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd today introduced Aadhar enabled payment system in more than 1,000 milk booths and ‘Safal’ retail stores. This service would now be available in addition to
1 Jan 2017

Central Board Of Direct Taxes Signs 2 Unilateral APAs

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has closed the year 2016 by entering into two more unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) here today. The APA Scheme was introduced in the Income tax Act in 2012 and
1 Jan 2017

First transgender principal Manabi Bandopadhyay of a college quits

India’s first transgender college principal Manabi Bandopadhyay has submitted her resignation after about one-and-a-half years in office, expressing frustration at “non-cooperation” of a section of teachers and students of her institution. Nadia District Magistrate Sumit Gupta on
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