Daily Archive: Thursday, January 19, 2017

19 Jan 2017

CV Vishveshwara, pioneer in black hole research work, passes away

Professor CV Vishveshwara who did pioneering work on black holes, passed away on 16 January 2017 in Bengaluru following a brief illness. He was 77. He is survived by wife and two daughters.Popularly called Vishu, he was
19 Jan 2017

Scientists names 3 diseases that could cause global health emergency

Scientists have named three relatively little-known diseases they think could cause the next global health emergency. A coalition of governments and charities has committed 460 million dollars to speed up vaccine development for Mers, Lassa fever and
19 Jan 2017

Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev inducted into Legends Club’s Hall of Fame

Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev on 17 January 2017 was inducted into Legends Club ‘Hall of Fame’ in Mumbai, Maharashtra.Dev was inducted in presence of former captains Sunil Gavaskar, Nari Contractor and Ajit Wadekar at the Cricket
19 Jan 2017

Anandam Scheme Launched in Madhya Pradesh to Help Poor

Shivraj Singh Chouhan Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh launches Anandam Scheme to help the poor and the needed person. Under this scheme the people who are economic sound can donate items for the needed person. The state
19 Jan 2017

ShaGun, a web-portal for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, launched

The Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on 18 January 2017 launched a dedicated web portal ‘ShaGun’ for the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) at New Delhi.ShaGun was coined from the words ‘Shala’ that means schools and
19 Jan 2017

Digi Dhan Melas: Consumers, merchants win prizes worth Rs 61 crore

Over three lakh 80 thousand consumers and twenty one thousand merchants have won prize money worth around 61 crore rupees at 24 Digi-Dhan Melas across the country. This was disclosed by the Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar
19 Jan 2017

Union Cabinet approves listing of General Insurance Companies

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 18 January 2017 gave its in-principle approval for listing five government-owned General Insurance Companies in stock exchanges. The approval was given at a cabinet meet chaired by Prime Minister
19 Jan 2017

Meghalaya’s Mawlynnong village becomes a role model for cleanliness

Mawlynnong village in Meghalaya has become a role model for other states in maintaining cleanliness known as Asia’s cleanest village. Mawlynnong has become tourists’ hotspot.The Secretary of the village committee stated that all 90 families of the
19 Jan 2017

AAI received 45 proposals under Regional Connectivity Scheme

The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation on 18 January 2017 announced that the AAI received 45 proposals under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) till 16 January 2017, the deadline for submitting proposals.The Airports Authority of India (AAI),
19 Jan 2017

World witnesses hottest year on record in 2016:United Nations

The world has just witnessed the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, the United Nations weather agency reported today, highlighting new records in indicators of human-caused climate change, as well as loss
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