Daily Archive: Friday, February 10, 2017

10 Feb 2017

33-members committee constituted for speedy completion of Andhra Pradesh’s Sagarmala Project

A committee comprising 33 members has been constituted for the speedy completion of the Sagarmala Project in Andhra Pradesh. The project aims to improve the state’s coastline and inland waterways. The committee will be chaired by the
10 Feb 2017

Central Board of Direct Taxes signed 4 Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on 6 February 2017 signed four Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (UAPAs) as part of the Advance Pricing Agreement Scheme. The four UAPAs signed pertain to the manufacturing, financial and information
10 Feb 2017

Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand authored by K Vijay Kumar

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 8 February 2017 released the book titled – Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand. The book was written by K Vijay Kumar, Senior Security Adviser in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
10 Feb 2017

Renowned physicist and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield passes away

Renowned physicist and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield passed away on 8 February 2017 in London, England. He was 83. Mansfield, along with Paul Lauterbur, had won the 2003 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for developing
10 Feb 2017

Reserve Bank of India to set up separate Enforcement Department

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to set up a separate Enforcement Department. An announcement in this regard was made by the Central Bank in the second week of February 2017. The department will effectively monitor
10 Feb 2017

Uttar Pradesh : First phase polling to be held tomorrow

The first phase polling in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections begins tomorrow, on 11 February 2017. With 73 Assembly constituencies of 15 districts up for polls, the vote will decide the fate of 840 candidates. A total of
10 Feb 2017

Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Senegal in the field of health and medicine

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 February 2017 gave its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Senegal in the field of health and medicine. Besides, the
10 Feb 2017

Shawna Pandya To Become Third Indian-origin Woman To Fly In Space

A neurosurgeon, an international Taekwondo champion, opera singer and soon-to-be an astronaut, Shawna Pandya has now qualified to fly for NASA for two space missions. The modern-day explorer will soon become the third Indian-origin woman after Kalpana
10 Feb 2017

National Deworming Day 2017 observed on 10 February in India

The National Deworming Day was observed on 10 February 2017 in India with an aim to tackle worm infections in children. This year, the National Deworming Day initiative was aimed at reaching approximately 34 crore children in
10 Feb 2017

Kohli record for most Test 150s by an Indian captain

Virat Kohli record for most Test 150s by an Indian captain. Kohli raced to his 16th hundred in Test cricket off 130 balls. He remained unbeaten on 111 as India finished Day 1 on 356/3. Ajinkya Rahane
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