Daily Archive: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

4 Jan 2017

Renowned English art critic John Berger passes away

John Berger, the Booker-prize-winning novelist, passed away on 2 January 2017 in Paris, France. He was 90. Berger constantly and provocatively challenged traditional interpretations of art and society and the connections between the two. His book, Ways
4 Jan 2017

Australian Arthur Morris inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Australia’s former opening batsman Arthur Morris on 3 January 2017 was inducted into International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame.With this, Morris became the 82nd cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame.The Australian cricketer was
4 Jan 2017

Mithali Raj to lead India in Women’s World Cup Qualifier

Seasoned player Mithali Raj will skipper the Indian women’s cricket team for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup qualifiers which is to be played from February 3 to 21,2017 in Colombo.The team comprises of most of
4 Jan 2017

Britian Ambassador to Europe Union Ivan Rogers Quits

The U.K.’s ambassador to the European Union Ivan Rogers has resigned from his post. Sir Mark Ivan Rogers KCMG is a senior British civil servant, who was the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European
4 Jan 2017

Table tennis Olympic champion Li Xiaoxia announces retirement

Li Xiaoxia, the table tennis Olympic champion from China, in first week of January 2017 announced her retirement from the game. She announced her retirement through social media, Sina Weibo. Li helped China win the team gold
4 Jan 2017

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn-in as 44th Chief Justice of India

  Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar on 4 January 2017 was sworn in as the 44th Chief Justice of India (CJI). He will retire from his office on 27 August 2017.Justice Khehar succeeds T S Thakur who retired
4 Jan 2017

ECI announces assemble poll dates for five state Assembly

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on 4 January 2017 announced the dates of assemble polls of five states including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttrakhand, Manipur and Goa. Uttar Pradesh, the biggest state in the country, will go
4 Jan 2017

Digi Dhan ​Mela ​being organised in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

In Uttar Pradesh, day-long Digi Dhan Mela is being organised by central government and the financial institutions in Meerut on 4 January 2017. Through such Melas, common people are motivated towards higher usage of digital transactions by
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