Daily Archive: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

3 Jan 2017

Bharatiya Jananpith announces Navlekhan award 2016

Two new Hindi writers Shraddha and Ghyansham Kumar Devansh have been chosen for Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award for the year 2016, the literary organisation announced today.The decision to confer the award on Shraddha for her short story,
3 Jan 2017

Somdev announces retirement from professional tennis

Ravaged by injuries, India’s star singles player Somdev Devvarman announced his retirement from professional tennis, bringing an abrupt end to what was once a promising career. “Starting 2017 on a new note, retiring from pro tennis. Thanks
3 Jan 2017

Rafael Nadal Wins Mubadala Tennis Championships 2016

Spanish tennis veteran Rafael Nadal defeated Belgian David Goffin 6-4, 7-6 to win the Mubadala World Tennis Championships here on Saturday. The world No.9 disrupted 11th ranked Goffin’s rhythm as he had planned before the final, by
3 Jan 2017

NHPC CMD K M Singh honoured at 10th ENERTIA Awards 2016

Shri K M Singh, Chairman & Managing Director of State-run National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has been conferred the ‘Power & Energy Persona’s Award for NHPC Individual Excellence’ at the 10th ENERTIA Awards 2016 –India and South
3 Jan 2017

World No.1 tennis player Britain’s Andy Murray conferred with Knighthood

Andy Murray conferred with Knighthood, who has spent the whole year re-writing sporting history, he can now add another entry in his personal record book after becoming Britain’s youngest knight of modern times. Only weeks ago the
3 Jan 2017

British-Indian Shankar Balasubramanian knighted in New Year’s honours

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. Prof.
3 Jan 2017

Karjakin pips Magnus Carlsen to win World Blitz Chess C’ship

Having lost to him in the Classical Chess World Championship match last month, Sergey Karjakin of Russia upstaged Norway’s Magnus Carlsen on better tiebreak to win the World Blitz Chess Championship title in Doha, Qatar, on Friday.
3 Jan 2017

Indo-Bangladesh border to get laser walls, smart sensors

The Border Security Force (BSF) is set to install laser walls and smart sensors along the Indo-Bangla international border in West Bengal to plug the porous riverine and unmanned terrain in the area in order to keep
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