Daily Archive: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

22 Feb 2017

Tata Steel’s Katamati Mine wins Best Green Award

Tata Steel’s Katamati iron mine has been honoured with the the Best Green Organisation of the Year Award at the Global Green Future Leadership Awards in recognition of its environmental protection measures. The award was presented at
22 Feb 2017

BHIM mobile app downloads at over 17 mn, a world record

Bharat Interface for Money BHIM mobile app pushed by the government to make digital payments a mass movement in India, has seen over 17 million installs (downloads), a world record, Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, has said.
22 Feb 2017

Theresa May urges House of Lords Members to not hold up Brexit Bill

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May on 20 February urged the members of the House of Lords to not stall the crucial Brexit Bill. The bill had earlier passed unchanged from the House of Commons with a
22 Feb 2017

Shurhozelie Liezeitsu elected new Nagaland Chief Minister

Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) president Shurhozelie Liezeitsu will be sworn in as the state’s eleventh Chief Minister Wednesday. He was on Monday invited by Governor P B Acharya to form the next government after the ruling Democratic
22 Feb 2017

GST Council approved bill to reimburse revenue loss to States

The GST Council on 18 February 2017 approved a bill to compensate States for any loss of revenue due to the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). This approval by the GST Council paves the
22 Feb 2017

Popular Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma passes away

Popular Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma, counted among the highest-selling Hindi writers in the country, died on Friday in Meerut. According to his family members, the 62-year-old writer was not keeping well and had developed an infection
22 Feb 2017

India defeats South Africa to win ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017

India on 21 February 2017 defeated South Africa by one run to win the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 at the P. Sara Stadium, Sri Lanka. Set to chase 245, India had all but lost its
22 Feb 2017

V Ramakrishnan appointed as TCS CFO, N Chandrasekaran named TCS Chairman too

The country’s largest software services provider has also named V Ramakrishnan as its Chief Financial Officer to succeed Rajesh Gopinathan, who will take over as the CEO and MD of the Tata Group company. Tata Sons Chairman-designate
22 Feb 2017

J&K government imposes restrictions on number of guest at weddings

To curb misuse of resources and essential commodities, the Jammu and Kashmir Government on 21 February 2017 announced a guest control order. The order imposes restrictions on the number of guests at weddings and small functions like
22 Feb 2017

SIDBI, Vijaya Bank combine to provide concessional loans to micro, small units

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vijaya Bank for providing concessional finance to micro and small enterprises (MSEs). The MoU aims at promoting and strengthening units in the
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