Daily Archive: Friday, February 17, 2017

17 Feb 2017

Palaniswami Sworn in as new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

After days of speculation, AIADMK’s Edappadi Palaniswami was sworn in as the 13th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 16 February 2017. The swearing in ceremony was conducted at Raj Bhavan around 4.30pm, in the presence of
17 Feb 2017

HDFC Life Launches Pragati Plan For Low Income Group

HDFC life today launched Pragati, a traditional life insurance plan that has been specifically designed to empower low income families. Pragati makes life insurance easily accessible to every person who wishes to financially secure his family, the
17 Feb 2017

Union Cabinet approved establishment of Food Legumes Research Platform in Madhya Pradesh

The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the establishment of Food Legumes Research Platform (FLRP) at Amlaha in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh. The approval was given by the Cabinet at a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra
17 Feb 2017

Airbus signs MoU for setting up centre of excellence in Hyderabad

Airbus today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishing a Centre of Excellence for aerospace skill development in Hyderabad, together with the Telangana government, National Skill Development Corporation India and AEROCAMPUS France. The Centre, which will
17 Feb 2017

January 2017 is third warmest month in 137 years: NASA

A group of scientists at Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) conducted a monthly analysis of global temperatures. The analysis marked January 2017 as the third warmest month in 137
17 Feb 2017

Sandeep Singh Indian International Hockey Player Receives Honorary Doctorate

Out-of-favour India international Sandeep Singh has become only the second hockey player from the country to receive an Honorary Doctorate. Sandeep, a dreaded drag-flicker in his hey days, was bestowed with the honour by Desh Bhagat University,
17 Feb 2017

Bihar’s new service rules bar government employees from consuming alcohol

The employees and judicial officers of the Bihar state government may now stand to lose their jobs if found consuming alcohol or drugs in any form. The decision was taken during the state’s cabinet meeting on 15
17 Feb 2017

Science Express Climate Action Special to be flagged off

The “Science Express”, redesigned as Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS), the innovative mobile science exhibition mounted on a 16 coach AC train, will be flagged off from Delhi’s Safderjung Railway Station at 12 noon tomorrow.   The
17 Feb 2017

Hindi Scholar and writer Surendra Verma selected for Vyas Samman 2016

Surendra Verma, a well known Hindi scholar and writer, was selected for Vyas Samman 2016. He was chosen for the prestigious award for his novel Kaatna Shami Ka Vriksha: Padma Pankhuri Ki Dhar Se. The book, Kaatna
17 Feb 2017

Aerospace and Defence Technologies company Axiscades partners Slovakian firm

Axiscades, a aerospace and defence technologies company, and Virtual Reality Media, a Slovakian firm, have signed an industrial cooperation agreement (ICA) at the Aero India 2017. Sudhakar Gande, Vice-Chairman of Axiscades, said in a statement: “Under the
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