Daily Archive: Sunday, February 5, 2017

5 Feb 2017

Top Indian diplomat re-appointed to UN Joint Inspection Unit

Achamkulangare Gopinathan, a top Indian diplomat, has been re-appointed by the UN General Assembly to the Joint Inspection Unit, the only independent external oversight body of the UN system. Gopinathan, along with Sukai Prom-Jackson of Gambia, Jean
5 Feb 2017

Iran bars US wrestlers from Freestyle World Cup event

Iran on Friday banned US wrestlers from participating in the Freestyle World Cup competition this month in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order forbidding visas for Iranians, the official IRNA news agency reported. A senior Iranian
5 Feb 2017

BCCI opposes ICC’s proposals on financial model, governance structure

Despite the change of guard at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Indian board continued to oppose the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) new changes to the financial model and governance structure on 04th
5 Feb 2017

Anand Kumar Gupta takes over as director commercial at NTPC

Anand Kumar Gupta has taken over the charge as director commercial at NTPC. As director commercial, he will be responsible for the activities relating to commercial, international and domestic business development and consultancy business of NTPC. He
5 Feb 2017

Startup acquires Google’s satellite imaging business Terra Bella

American startup Planet Labs, that launches small satellites into orbit and sells the imagery, has announced its acquisition of Google’s Terra Bella satellite business. As part of the agreement, 60 Google employees will join the startup founded
5 Feb 2017

Bihar introduces third gender category in school exams

For the first time since the Supreme Court recognised transgender people as a third gender in 2014, as many as 18 students in Bihar have been allowed to appear for the Board exams conducted by the Bihar
5 Feb 2017

England Test skipper Alastair Cook awarded Order of the British Empire

England Test skipper Alastair Cook is in the news these days for the wrong reasons. On most occasions in the recent times, his name comes to the fore tagged with the rumor of him stepping down from
5 Feb 2017

Government forms panel to improve India’s Haj policy

The Centre has formed a six-member committee to give a report on ways to improve India’s Haj policy and also look into issue of subsidy to the pilgrimage in light of 2012 Supreme Court order on gradually
5 Feb 2017

Alibaba-made app helps find 611 missing Chinese children

A mobile app developed by Alibaba helped Chinese authorities recover 611 missing children last year. The ‘Tuanyuan’ app, which means ‘reunion’ in Chinese, sends push notifications with photos and descriptions to users who are close to the
5 Feb 2017

President opens Rashtrapati Bhavan’s annual Udyanotsav

President Pranab Mukherjee opened the annual Udyanotsav of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The highlights of this year’s ‘Udyanotsav’ include two new varieties of roses named after the President Pranab Mukherjee and his late wife Suvra Mukherjee; Vertical Gardens
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