Daily Archive: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

28 Feb 2017

SIDBI expert panel sanctions Rs 1,112 cr to funds for startups

SIDBI expert panel has sanctioned Rs 300 crore to fund managers who would invest in startups, taking the total sanctions so far this fiscal to over Rs 1,100 crore, the government said. During fiscal year 2014-15 and
28 Feb 2017

Kabir Bedi appointed honourary brand ambassador of Sightsavers

Noted film actor Kabir Bedi was today appointed as the honourary brand ambassador of Sightsavers, a global organisation working to prevent avoidable blindness, in a function held here. Sight is fundamental to the functionality of life, Bedi
28 Feb 2017

Mayan Jade pendant with unique inscription found in Belize

A group of scientists unearthed a large piece of carved mayan jade pendant inscribed with a historical text describing its first owner. The pendant once belonged to an ancient Maya king. The T-shaped pendant is remarkable for
28 Feb 2017

Suresh Prabhu flags off first Antyodaya Express between Ernakulam, Howrah

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday flagged off the first Antyodaya Express — a long distance, fully unreserved, superfast train service — between Kochi’s Ernakulam Junction and Howrah Junction through video conferencing from Rail Bhavan here, an
28 Feb 2017

Kohli named captain of the year at ESPN cricinfo awards

Indian national cricket team captain, Virat Kohli was named the ‘Captain of the Year’ at the 10th annual ESPN cricinfo awards. The winners were decided by an independent jury comprising some of the world renowned former cricketers
28 Feb 2017

Government to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016 -17 – Series IV

Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India(RBI), has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17–Series IV. Applications for the bond will be accepted from February 27, 2017 to March 03, 2017. The Bonds
28 Feb 2017

India & Ukraine to strengthen bilateral cooperation through Cinema

India and Ukraine today agreed to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries through the medium of cinema. The cooperation would be worked out through a policy and institutional framework to showcase films through festivals and
28 Feb 2017

National Science Day observed on 28th February 2017

India celebrates National Science Day every year on February 28 since 1928 to mark Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman’s discovery of the Raman Effect for which he was later awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in
28 Feb 2017

Bihar government presented Rs 1.60 lakh crore budget

Abdul Bari Siddiqui, the finance minister of Bihar government, on 27 February 2017 presented the annual state budget of 2017-18 in the legislative assembly. The size of the budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 is Rs 160085
28 Feb 2017

Paytm arm unveils online shopping portal Paytm Mall

Paytm E-Commerce, the online marketplace arm of One97 Communications Pvt. Ltd, launched Paytm Mall, a mobile app and online shopping portal. Paytm Mall is the new avatar of Paytm’s three year-old e-commerce business. According to a Paytm
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