Daily Archive: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

11 Jan 2017

USA calls for Ind, Pak & Afghanistan partnership on counter terrorism

The United States of America has called for partnership between India, Pakistan and Afghanistan on counter terrorism operations. State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters in Washington that the security of the three countries is linked
11 Jan 2017

China launches 1st commercial space mission with new rocket

China has successfully sent three satellites into space in its first commercial space mission using an updated version of the low-cost Kuaizhou-1A rocket, amidst the Communist giant’s determined bid to expand its ambitious space programme. The rocket,
11 Jan 2017

Roman Herzog, former President of Germany, passes away

The former President of Germany Roman Herzog, who pioneered remembrance of the Holocaust, passed away on 10 January 2017 in Bad Mergentheim, Germany. He was 82. Herzog used the presidency to serve as a moral guardian for
11 Jan 2017

Health Ministry to launch MR vaccine to roll out in February 2017

Three years after the national vaccine advisory body recommended the introduction of the measles-rubella vaccine (MR) in the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP), the vaccine is all set to be introduced from next month in five states and
11 Jan 2017

Air India launches Fly For Sure scheme within domestic airports

Air India on 11 January 2017 launched Fly For Sure scheme under which passengers will be offered one-time flight change facility on the same day. The facility is available for the flight’s operation from domestic airports within
11 Jan 2017

Shreyas Mehta bags Scottish Junior open squash title

India’s top Under-13 player Shreyas Mehta make the country proud by winning the title in the Scottin Junior Open Squash championship at Edinburgh. Shreyas, who had earlier won the US Junior Open, added another big title with
11 Jan 2017

FIFA votes to expand FIFA World Cup competition to 48 teams

The FIFA Council on 10 January 2017 unanimously voted to expand the FIFA World Cup to a 48-team competition.At the 3rd meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 9 and 10 January 2017, the council
11 Jan 2017

Bureau of Indian Standards, BIS revises Indian Standard on gold hallmark

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has revised Indian Standard on gold hallmarking. The hallmarked gold jewellery will now be available in three grades of 14 carat, 18 carat and 22 carat.The caratage will also be marked on
11 Jan 2017

World Bank releases January 2017 Global Economic Prospects report

World Bank on 10 January 2017 released January 2017 Global Economic Prospects report. The report said that after a post-crisis low 2016, the global economy will accelerate moderately to 2.7 per cent in 2017. The growth will
11 Jan 2017

India, Kenya sign agreements in area of agriculture

India and Kenya have signed agreements in the area of agriculture which were inked after delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kenyian President Uhuru Kenyatta in New Delhi. India is collabrating with kenya to raise
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