Daily Archive: Monday, February 27, 2017

27 Feb 2017

National Council of Applied Economic Research, NCAER lowers GDP growth forecast to 6.9 pc for FY17

After RBI and IMF, economic think-tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has lowered the country’s growth forecast to 6.9 percent for the current fiscal on account of demonetisation. A few days before demonetisation was announced,
27 Feb 2017

CM Raghubar Das: Polythene bags will soon be banned in Jharkhand

The CM Raghubar Das announced on 26 February 2017 that his government would soon ban the use of polythene bags in the State. The announcement was made by the Chief Minister after laying the foundation of Navjeevan
27 Feb 2017

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeats Lucas Pouille to win 2017 Open 13

Second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on 26 February 2017 defeated Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-4 to win the 2017 Open 13. The final, played in Marseille, France, was Tsonga’s ninth victory in a row. He executed seven aces against
27 Feb 2017

SoftBank, Foxconn form joint venture to expand investments

Japan’s SoftBank Group and Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Co. Ltd will soon begin operating a joint venture that deepens ties between two of Asia’s biggest technology companies, they said on Friday. The move will give Foxconn, formally known
27 Feb 2017

Three Poets From Maharashtra Conferred with Vishakha Awards

Three poets from Maharashtra have been conferred with the Vishakha Awards on February 26, 2017 at the Kalidas Kalamandir Hall in Maharashtra during the occasion of Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din. The first prize of Rs 21,000 was
27 Feb 2017

R Ashwin breaks Kapil Dev’s record for most Test wickets in home season

Premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, on Friday broke Kapil Dev’s 37-year-old Indian record of most Test wickets in a domestic season on the second day morning of the first cricket Test against Australia here. Ashwin, the fastest in
27 Feb 2017

Haryana Government set up sex ratio monitoring dashboard for Panipat

As part of the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme, the Haryana government on 26 February 2017 established an online system for monitoring the sex ratio. The online system that will be known as the sex-ratio monitoring dashboard
27 Feb 2017

World’s first robot table tennis tutor sets Guinness record

The world’s first robot table tennis tutor in Japan has set a new Guinness World Record for its uncanny ability of being able to play the game better than most humans. FORPHEUS (Future Omron Robotics Technology for
27 Feb 2017

ONGC to take control of HPCL to create larger oil sector entity

India’s state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) will take control of Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) as part of the government’s plan to create an integrated public sector oil entity, the Economic Times daily reported on Monday
27 Feb 2017

Revolutionary freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad martyrdom day observed

Chandrashekhar Azad, the Indian revolutionary freedom fighter, was in news on 27 February 2017. He came in news on his 86th martyrdom day. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to Chandrashekhar Azad. In his
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