Daily Archive: Thursday, January 12, 2017

12 Jan 2017

New species of gibbon discovered in China’s rainforests

A group of scientists recently discovered a new species of gibbon living in south-west China’s rainforests. The animal has been studied for some time. However, a completed genetic and physical comparison with other gibbons confirmed it to
12 Jan 2017

Veteran British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth dies

Clare Hollingworth, legendary correspondent who first broke the news of the beginning of World War II, passed away on 10 January 2017 following a brief illness. She was 105.She was famously known as the doyenne of war
12 Jan 2017

Vikram Pawah new President for BMW Group India

Vikram Pawah has been appointed as the president of BMW Group India, effective from March 1, 2017. He will take over from Frank Schloeder, who will assume new position at BMW Group headquarters in Germany. Pawah brings
12 Jan 2017

Second Scorpene class submarine Khanderi launched in Mumbai

INS Khanderi, the second of the Scorpene class submarine, was launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai on 12 January 2017. INS Khanderi was launched by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Defence Subhash
12 Jan 2017

India’s annual Haj quota increased by 34,500, biggest hike in 3 decades

In the biggest hike in nearly three decades, Saudi Arabia has increased India’s annual Haj quota by 34,500. Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Saudi Arabia’s Haj and Umrah Minister Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten inked
12 Jan 2017

PM inaugurates India’s first international stock exchange at Gift city

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 January 2017 inaugurated India’s first international stock exchange called India INX at the International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) of GIFT City Gandhinagar, Gujarat. GIFT City stands for Gujarat International Financial Tech.
12 Jan 2017

Magh Mela festival begins in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

The month-long Magh Mela festival began on 12 January 2017 at Sangam in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Thousands of Pilgrims, saint and seers are taking the holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of Paush Purnima. The month-long
12 Jan 2017

Indian Railways launches IRCTC Rail Connect mobile app

The Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 10 January 2017 launched new passenger mobile application ‘IRCTC Rail Connect’ to promote ease of booking a ticket through digital transactions. The new mobile-based application will replace the old existing
12 Jan 2017

PR Sreejesh becomes member of FIH Athletes’ Committee

The Indian hockey team captain PR Sreejesh has become a member of International Hockey Federation, FIH Athletes’ Committee. The Committee comprises a total of eight current and former hockey players who have the responsibility to act as
12 Jan 2017

Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary observed as National Youth Day

National Youth Day was observed on 12 January 2017 to mark the 154th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The day is observed with an aim to recognise the ideals and teachings of Vivekananda and project him as
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