Daily Archive: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

25 Jan 2017

National Voters Day being observed Today (25 January 2017)

The Election Commission of India will celebrate the 7th National Voters’ Day across the country today (25 January 2017)  for enhanced participation of citizens in the electoral process. The National level function will be held in New
25 Jan 2017

Nikki Haley confirmed as new United States envoy to United Nations

In United States, the Senate has confirmed Nikki Haley as the next Ambassador to the United Nations, making her the first Indian-American to serve on a Cabinet rank position in any presidential administration. Forty-five-year old Haley was
25 Jan 2017

Matthew Hayden and David Boon inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

Two of Australia’s finest modern top-order batsmen, Matthew Hayden and David Boon, and legendary women’s allrounder Betty Wilson will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame on Monday (today). Boon played 107 Tests from 1984
25 Jan 2017

Retired Watson bags Australia’s T20 International player of the Year award

Retired all-rounder Shane Watson has been adjudged Cricket Australia’s T20 International Player of the Year. Watson was the 2nd highest run-getter during the voting period from January 8, 2016 to January 7, 2017. He had announced his
25 Jan 2017

Venezuela awards peace prize to Russia Prez Vladimir Putin

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro bestowed on Russia Prez Vladimir Putin the Hugo Chavez Prize for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples. Putin can put it on his mantel beside China’s Confucius Peace Prize, which he won in
25 Jan 2017

Kremlin to host 2018 FIFA World Cup finals December 1, 2018

The draw for the 2018 World Cup finals hosted by Russia will take place in the Kremlin on December 1, the country’s Football Union (RFU) chief Vitaly Mutko said on Monday. Mutko, Russia’s deputy prime minister, said
25 Jan 2017

BookMyShow acquires Hyderabad-based online ticket booking firm MastiTickets

Online ticketing portal BookMyShow has acquired Hyderabad-based online ticketing platform MastiTickets in an undisclosed, all-cash deal. The acquisition is largely targeting regional markets, specifically Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.BookMyShow already has partnerships with 4,000 screens across India, with
25 Jan 2017

Cabinet Approvals Chaired By Narendra Modi – January 24, 2017

Cabinet Approvals Chaired By Narendra Modi on 24 January 2017 i. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the Indian Institute of Management(IIM) Bill, 2017 on January 24, 2017 that aims to
25 Jan 2017

Supreme Court for daily drug dosage regimen for TB patients

The Supreme Court  gave the government nine months to replace the thrice-a-week dosage norm of tuberculosis drugs with a daily drug dosage regimen recently approved by the World Health Organisation to curb relapse and deaths during treatment.A
25 Jan 2017

List of Padma awardees for the year 2017 announced by Government

The Centre on Wednesday announced the list of Padma awardees which included names of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi, chef Sanjeev Kapoor, singers Kailash Kher and Anuradha Paudwal. Cricketer Virat kohli, wrestler Sakshi
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