Daily Archive: Saturday, February 18, 2017

18 Feb 2017

Shri Radha Mohan Singh Inaugurated 2017 Indian Seed Congress in Kolkata

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today spoke about National Farmer Policy of the Union Government and said that the objective of this policy is to accelerate agricultural output, develop infrastructural
18 Feb 2017

Five new Supreme Court judges take oath, apex court now has 28 justices

Five Supreme Court judges took oath of office on Friday. With the swearing-in of Justice Sanjay K Kaul, Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar, Justice S A Nazeer, Justice Navin Sinha and Justice Deepak Gupta, the total strength of the
18 Feb 2017

Sunil Mehta appointed non-executive Chairman of PNB

Punjab National Bank (PNB) has a new non-executive Chairman in Sunil Mehta. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) for the appointment of Mehta as non-executive
18 Feb 2017

Neelam Damodaran is Bank of India new Executive Director

The Government has appointed Neelam Damodaran as Executive Director of Bank of India. His tenor is up to November 30, 2019. Prior to his elevation as ED, Damodaran was General Manager with Bank of Baroda. He took
18 Feb 2017

Set up in-house expert bodies to remove info on sex determination: SC to Search Engines

The Supreme Court of India on 16 February 2017 directed three search engines, namely Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, to set-up in-house expert bodies forthwith to delete materials that go against Indian laws that prohibit pre-natal sex determination.
18 Feb 2017

Kids with ADHD have some brain regions smaller than normal: Study

A study released on 16 February 2017 stated that people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have slightly smaller brains than those without the condition. The study insisted that it is a physical disorder and not just
18 Feb 2017

India Ranked 143 in the 2017 Index of Economic Freedom

India ranked a dismal 143rd in an annual index of economic freedom by a top American thinktank, behind its several South Asian neighbours including Pakistan, as progress on market-oriented reforms has been “uneven”. The Heritage Foundation in
18 Feb 2017

Water Conservation may become part of syllabus for students in Rajasthan

Water conservation lessons may soon become a part of the syllabus for students in Rajasthan. The announcement was made by the Chairperson of Rajasthan River Basin and Water Resources Planning Authority, Sriram Vedire, who also added that
18 Feb 2017

UNICEF Makes $110 Million Appeal for Sudan Children

The UN children’s agency on Wednesday launched a $110 million appeal to help two million acutely malnourished Sudan children, including hundreds of thousands living in conflict areas. UNICEF said Sudan is home to around 13 percent of
18 Feb 2017

Reliance Defence, Dassault incorporated joint venture to execute Rafale deal

Reliance Defence Limited and Dassault Aviation on 16 February 2017 announced the incorporation of Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited (DRAL). The DRAL is a joint venture (JV) between the Reliance Aerostructure Limited (RAL) and Dassault Aviation (DA). In
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