Daily Archive: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

1 Feb 2017

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Presents 2016 National Entrepreneurship Awards

Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh presented the First National Entrepreneurship awards 2016 in New Delhi yesterday. The Minister of State (I/C) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy was the guest of honour on the
1 Feb 2017

Basant Panchami is being celebrated today (01st February 2017)

Basant Panchami is being celebrated today (01st February 2017). The festival marks the beginning of the spring season. The festival is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the month of ‘Magha’. Basant means spring and
1 Feb 2017

UNICEF launches 3.3 billion USD to aid 48 million children worldwide

The UN children’s agency today launched an appeal for USD 3.3 billion to help 48 million children caught up in crises worldwide amid fears of a funding cut from top donor the United States. Some 42 per
1 Feb 2017

Former Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma takes charge as new CBI Director

Former Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma took charge as the new CBI Director. He will hold the charge of the premier investigating agency for a period of two years. A 1979-batch IPS officer, Mr Verma was selected
1 Feb 2017

Fiscal deficit in first nine months of 2016-17 reaches 94% of the budget estimate

Fiscal deficit in the first nine months of 2016-17 touched 93.9 per cent of the Budget target against 87.9 per cent for the same period a year ago. In value terms, the April-December fiscal deficit stood at
1 Feb 2017

Former Minister E Ahamed Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

Former Union Minister E Ahamed, who collapsed Tuesday morning in parliament, has died. He was 78. Mr Ahamed was admitted at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest while both houses of
1 Feb 2017

Rajasthan, Telangana bag eGov awards under the State category

This year (2017), under the State category, Rajasthan and Telangana emerged Winners of Excellence while the Award of Recognition went to Odisha and Nagaland. Instituted by the Computer Society of India’s (CSI) Special Interest Group with sponsorship
1 Feb 2017

Smriti Zubin Irani Inaugurates Meghalaya’s 1st Ever Apparel and Garment Centre at Ampati

Union minister for textiles Smriti Zubin Irani on Monday inaugurated the first-ever apparel and garment making centre in the state in the presence of Union MoS for home Kiren Rijiju and chief minister Mukul Sangma near Ampati
1 Feb 2017

31st Surajkund International Crafts Mela to begin today in Faridabad, Haryana

The 31st Surajkund International Crafts Mela is scheduled to begin today on 1 February 2017 in Faridabad, Haryana. The event will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal. This year Jharkhand has been chosen
1 Feb 2017

SAARC programming committee meeting begins in Kathmandu

The programming committee meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has began at Kathmandu, Nepal. Senior officials of all eight member countries are participating in the meeting. Indian delegation is lead by Shri Prashant Agarwal,
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