Daily Archive: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

7 Feb 2017

CESC Ltd wins Bikaner power distribution franchise

CESC Ltd on Monday said it had secured through competitive bidding, the franchise to distribute power in Bikaner as it looks to ramp up revenue from electricity sales in three towns of Rajasthan to Rs1,200 crore in
7 Feb 2017

Andhra Pradesh: First Smart Police Station inaugurated

Andhra Pradesh’s first Smart Police Station, having look and feel of a corporate-style office, equipped with a “custody” room and under watch of CCTV network, is set to start functioning. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate
7 Feb 2017

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits Uttarakhand, tremors also felt in Delhi-NCR

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.8 on Richter Scale struck mountainous region of Uttarakhand late on Monday and tremors were felt in Delhi and other parts of northern India. Tremors that lasted for nearly 30 seconds were
7 Feb 2017

Alastair Cook resigns as England Test captain to pave way for Joe Root

Alastair Cook ended his reign as England’s longest-serving Test captain and ushered in a new era under his expected successor, Joe Root, after questioning whether he still had the energy to lead the team into next winter’s
7 Feb 2017

Railways Approves Rail Project in Andaman and Nicobar

A 240-KM broad-gauge railway line connecting two major islands, with bridges and stations along the coast, will be part of an ambitious rail project link connecting Port Blair with Diglipur on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands —
7 Feb 2017

Iran Lifts Ban on American Wrestling Team for Freestyle World Cup

Iranian media are saying the country has lifted a ban on U.S. wrestlers, allowing them to take part in the Freestyle World Cup later this month in the Iranian city of Kermanshah. The Sunday report by the
7 Feb 2017

HRD Ministry to set up NTA to Conduct Exams for Higher & Secondary Education

The National Testing Agency, NTA proposed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, aims to bring “professionalism and competence” in the field of conducting tests for higher educational institutions and benefit students as well. The proposal aims
7 Feb 2017

Bank of Maharashtra ties up with insurance company Cigna TTK

Public sector lender Bank of Maharashtra has partnered with insurance company Cigna TTK Health to market the insurer’s products in the bank’s branches across the entire country. Under the agreement, the bank will offer the all of
7 Feb 2017

Slovakian Curators have discovered world’s earliest emoji

Curators from the National Archives in Trencin, Slovakia have found what they believe is the world’s oldest emoji in a 382-year-old account book. The discovery- a small circle with two dots and a line- was made in
7 Feb 2017

Veteran freedom fighter Racharla Samrajyam passes away

Racharla Samrajyam, a veteran freedom fighter, passed away on 6 February 2017 following age-related illness at Vishakhapatnam. She was 98. She is survived by her only son Saranga Rao. She was inspired by the Quit India Movement
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