Daily Archive: Thursday, February 23, 2017

23 Feb 2017

Azerbaijan Prez names wife Ilham Aliyev as country’s First Vice President

Azerbaijan’s president Ilham Aliyev has named his wife as his deputy, tightening the family’s grip on power in the small former Soviet oil-producing state.High quality global journalism requires investment. Mehriban Aliyeva will become Azerbaijan’s first vice-president, Mr
23 Feb 2017

An international zip line connects Spain and Portugal

An international zip line connects Spain and Portugal is the first of its kind and certainly makes border crossings a lot more fun. Spain and Portugal have been linked by a zip wire, meaning thrillseekers can cross from
23 Feb 2017

Government launches Cyber Swachhta Kendra to protect citizens

At a time when cyber attacks are increasing, the government through its Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) on Tuesday launched Cyber Swachhta Kendra, a new desktop and mobile security solution for a secure cyber space in the
23 Feb 2017

Tamil Nadu govt announce Rs 2,247 cr for drought affected farmers

After having declared Tamil Nadu as drought-hit due to deficient North East Monsoon and other factors, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami on Tuesday announced a Rs 2,247 crore package that would provide relief to more than 32
23 Feb 2017

Gujarat Assembly passes Aadhaar Bill, 2017 to use Aadhaar number as sole identifier

The Gujarat Assembly today passed a bill which will empower the state government to use Aadhaar number as the sole identifier for the delivery of various subsidies and benefits in an effective and targeted manner. The Gujarat
23 Feb 2017

MoU signed for welfare of Handicraft Artisans belonging to Scheduled Castes

Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment have come together to step up interventions for the economic development of an estimated 12 lakh scheduled caste artisans.  An MoU was signed today between Development Commissioner (Handicrafts),
23 Feb 2017

Telangana Govt signs MoU with NABARD for Rs 874 crore loan

The Telangana Government today signed an MoU with NABARD here for a loan of Rs 874 crore to the Horticulture Development Corporation to cover 3.15 lakh acres under Micro Irrigation scheme for 2016-17 and 2017-18. A Government
23 Feb 2017

Haryana CM, Gov confer Bhim Award to 42 sportspersons

It was the end of a long wait for 42 Haryana sportspersons as the players were given the Bhim Award for their performances in the year 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-2016 in an award function presided over by
23 Feb 2017

Shoot-at-sight order issued in Corbett Tiger Reserve to curb poaching

The Government of Uttarakhand on 21 February 2017 issued a shoot-at-sight order in the Corbett Tiger Reserve to curb poaching of tigers. The order was issued by the State Chief Secretary in view of the increased incidences
23 Feb 2017

Dish TV partners with ICICI Bank for digital payments

Direct-to-home operator Dish TV today today said it has tied up with private lender ICICI Bank for digital payments.“We are glad to announce a new payment method, which is another customer-oriented initiative in the DTH industry to
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