Daily Archive: Saturday, February 11, 2017

11 Feb 2017

Official Mascot unveiled for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

The Official Mascot of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 was unveiled on 10 February 2017 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The Official Mascot is a clouded leopard called Kheleo. The clouded leopard is
11 Feb 2017

Mass whale stranding on South Island of New Zealand

Over 400 whales got themselves stranded on Farewell Spit on the South Island of New Zealand in the early morning hours of 10 February 2017. Almost three-quarter of them died broke the dawn broke. The stranding has
11 Feb 2017

International Day of Women and Girls in Science observed

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was observed across the globe on 11 February 2017. The day comes as an opportunity for all to take a stand for girls and women in science. Science
11 Feb 2017

Sudarsan Pattnaik creates Guinness World Record by creating 48.8 feet tall sand castle

Famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Saturday created a Guinness World Record by building the world’s tallest sand castle which is 48 feet and 8 inch (14.84 metre) at the Puri beach here. Sudarsan has broken the
11 Feb 2017

Task force set up to check tax evasion by deviant shell firms

In the latest move to curb tax evasion, the government has set up a task force to monitor actions of deviant shell companies. The setting up of the task force, under the co-chairmanship of revenue secretary Hasmukh
11 Feb 2017

Industrial production contracts 0.4% in December, 2016 following demonetisation

India’s industrial production contracted by 0.4% in December on the back of demonetisation of high value currencies, a month after recording a 13 month high growth due to positive base effect. In November, the index of industrial
11 Feb 2017

Govt clears single exam for engineering and architecture across India from 2018

Admission to all engineering colleges in the country will be done through a single entrance examination from next year, the government said on Friday, doing away with multiple tests conducted by central agencies, state governments and private
11 Feb 2017

By June, 2017 govt aims to link 5.58 lakh ration shops with Aadhaar

The government said it would make 5.58 lakh ration shops Aadhaar-enabled by June 30, adding that it would not force it on the people and request those who chose to stay out, to come and join the
11 Feb 2017

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd bags CAPA award

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, has won the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) Chairman’s Order of Merit for its focus on environmental sustainability and becoming the first airport in Asia
11 Feb 2017

Ananth Kumar Inaugurates Orientation Programme for Launching of 1000 PMBJKs

Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Ananth kumar inaugurated and presided over the orientation programme for the district conveners of National Yuva Cooperative Society (NYCS) here today, for launching of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya
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