Daily Archive: Sunday, February 12, 2017

12 Feb 2017

Queen Elizabeth II to host spectacular UK-India Year of Culture launch

Queen Elizabeth II will host a spectacular UK-India Year of Culture launch at Buckingham Palace at the end of this month to strengthen the special cultural partnership between the two countries. UK’s senior-most Indian-origin minister, Priti Patel,
12 Feb 2017

Over 8 lakh people win Rs 133 crore under digital payment scheme

Over 8 lakh people have been awarded a total of Rs 133 crore in the last 50 days under the Niti Aayog’s scheme to promote digital payments. The government on December 25 had launched two schemes –
12 Feb 2017

India beat Pakistan by 9 wickets to win T20 Blind World Cup 2017

India successfully defended their title in the T20 Blind World Cup on Sunday at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore by beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final by nine wickets. Incidentally, in the previous and only edition of the
12 Feb 2017

Paris to erect wall of bulletproof glass around Eiffel Tower

Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris announced on 9 February 2017 that a 2.5-meter high bulletproof glass wall would be erected around the city’s most treasured monument, the Eiffel Tower. The security measure has been undertaken in
12 Feb 2017

Neelu Rohmetra is the first woman to be appointed director of an IIM at Sirmaur

The government on Friday appointed heads of 10 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), including the first woman Neelu Rohmetra to head one of the 20 premier B-schools in the country. The IIMs that got new directors are in
12 Feb 2017

NPCI launches Bharat Interface for Money App on iOS platform

Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), a money app built on Unified Payment Interface (UPI) for making simple, easy and quick payment transactions, is now available on Apple app store. With the launch on iOS platform, the BHIM
12 Feb 2017

United States, Japan successfully intercept Standard Missile-3 in space

The United States and Japan successfully concluded a flight test of a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA off the west coast of Hawaii on February 3, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced in a February 3
12 Feb 2017

Grammy Awards to include first-ever transgender trophy girl

At Sunday’s Grammys, a man and a transgender woman will join the so-called trophy girl who bring music’s top honours onstage. It’s a change that puts the Grammys in the front ranks of awards diversity. “To be
12 Feb 2017

ISRO set to launch record 104 satellites on 15 February

Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro) workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will carry a record 104 satellites in a single mission on 15 February from the space centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.“PSLV-C37/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission is
12 Feb 2017

National productivity week celebrations to begin from 12th February

National Productivity Council, an autonomous body under Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India was established on 12th February, 1958, with the objective of stimulating and promoting productivity and quality
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