Daily Archive: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

21 Feb 2017

India as the World’s Largest Arms Importer in the Last Four Years

India was the world’s largest arms importer between 2012–16, accounting for 13 per cent of the global total sales, according to a new data released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), an independent institute that tracks
21 Feb 2017

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins 2017 Rotterdam Open defeating David Goffin

France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on 19 February 2017 defeated David Goffin 4-6 6-4 6-1 to win the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament final in Rotterdam, Netherlands. With the title came an end to Tsonga’s two-year title drought. He
21 Feb 2017

IRB InvIT Fund gets SEBI approval to launch initial public offering, IPO

IRB InvIT Fund, an investment trust sponsored by IRB Infrastructure Developers has received markets regulator Sebi’s approval to raise Rs 4,300 crore through initial public offering (IPO). However, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has asked
21 Feb 2017

Drug price regulator NPPA brings 18 drugs under price control

The Drug Price Control Order (DPCO) 1995 was introduced in India which covered 74 bulk drugs and their formulations. The consequences were not quite as hoped because the producers of many drugs shifted their manufacturing to some
21 Feb 2017

Virat Kohli first Indian sportsperson to ink Rs 100-cr deal with Puma

Virat Kohli became the first Indian sports personality to strike a Rs 100-crore endorsement deal with a single brand Puma, reported. Kohli signed an eight-year deal with sports apparel brand Puma worth Rs 110 crore. The Indian
21 Feb 2017

Momentum Jharkhand Global Investors’ Summit 2017 concluded

The Momentum Jharkhand Global Investors’ Summit 2017 was held for two days at Khelgaon, Ranchi. The summit was inaugurated by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 16 February 2017. The objective of the summit was to
21 Feb 2017

Apple Acquires Israeli Firm RealFace Specializing in Facial Recognition

In a bid to boost its prospects in the world of artificial intelligence (AI), Apple has acquired Israel-based start-up RealFace that develops deep-learning-based face authentication technology, media reported on Monday.”The terms of the deal are not public,
21 Feb 2017

South Asian Speakers Summit 2017 concluded in Indore

The South Asian Speakers Summit 2017 concluded on 20 February 2017 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The summit was organised for three days by the Parliament of India in association with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The summit was
21 Feb 2017

International Mother Language Day observed on 21 February

To foster sustainable development, learners must have access to education in their mother language and in other languages. It is through the mastery of the first language or mother tongue that the basic skills of reading, writing
21 Feb 2017

Tata Sons Chairman-designate N Chandrasekaran to act as TCS Chairman too

Tata Sons Chairman-designate Natarajan Chandrasekaran will also hold the chairmanship of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) from 21 February 2017. Chandrasekaran, who is currently serving as the Chief Executive and Managing Director of TCS, will now take
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