Daily Archive: Thursday, February 16, 2017

16 Feb 2017

India joins UN’s Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

India on 14 February 2017 joined the United Nations Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health with an aim to reduce maternal and newborn deaths by half. On this occasion, eight other
16 Feb 2017

Union Government signs agreement with Croatia on economic cooperation

The Union Government on 14 February 2017 signed agreement with the Republic of Croatia on economic cooperation in Zagreb, Croatia. The agreement was signed by Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce and Industry Minister and Martina Dalic, Deputy Prime Minister
16 Feb 2017

Olympic Champion Usain Bolt wins Laureus ‘Sportsman of the Year’ award

Usain Bolt and Simone Biles, the 2016 Rio Olympic champions won top awards of ‘Sportsman of the Year’ and ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ at the Laureus World Sports Awards 2017, held in Monaco. Usain Bolt was conferred
16 Feb 2017

India joins Moscow meet, despite exclusion in first round

India along with six other nations participated in a meet held in Moscow on 15 February 2017. The conference was conducted to discuss Afghanistan’s future. In a similar conference held two months earlier, Russia had invited only
16 Feb 2017

Australian Cricketer Adam Voges retired from international Cricket

Australian Cricketer Adam Voges on 14 February 2017 announced his retirement from international cricket. Voges, who will lead the Prime Minister’s XI against the visiting Sri Lankans in Canberra, said that this will be his last game
16 Feb 2017

ReNew Power Ventures sells 10% stake to Japanese firm JERA

The ReNew Power Ventures Pvt Ltd on 14 February 2017 announced that it sold a 10 per cent stake in the company to Japanese firm JERA for USD 200 million. While the ReNew Power Ventures is India’s
16 Feb 2017

Justice Vikramajit Sen takes charge of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association

Justice Vikramajit Sen, former Supreme Court Judge, on 15 February 2017 took charge of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA). He officially took the charge from Justice Mukul Mudgal. Just after taking charge of the DDCA,
16 Feb 2017

Veteran Journalist & former correspondent of PTI, T V Parasuram Passed Away

Veteran journalist T V Parasuram, a former correspondent of the Press Trust of India, died today in the US due to age-related illness, his family said. Parasuram, 93, passed away in his sleep in Bethesda. He is
16 Feb 2017

Norman Isaac became first Indian to be FIBA’s Technical Delegate

Norman Isaac in February 2017 became the first Indian to be promoted by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as the Technical Delegate (TD). His appointment/promotion was confirmed by the sport’s worldwide governing body. He was promoted to
16 Feb 2017

2-day Global Investor Summit, Momentum Jharkhand begins in Ranchi

A two-day mega event of Global Investor Summit, branded as Momentum Jharkhand is going to start at Khelgaon of Ranchi today. More than one thousands delegates, including many leading industrialists, both Indian and from other countries, will
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