Monthly Archive:: March 2017

24 Mar 2017

Union Cabinet approves proposal to establish a Fund of Funds for Start-ups(FFS)

The Union Cabinet on 22 March 2017 approved the proposal to establish the Fund of Funds of Start-ups (FFS). The Union Cabinet in 2016 approved the proposal to establish a Fund of Funds for Start-ups (FFS) with
24 Mar 2017

China’s coastal sea level hits record high spelling disaster

China’s State Oceanic Administration on 22 March 2017 released its annual report that revealed a record high rise in China’s coastal sea level in 2016. According to the report, the average coastal sea levels in the country
24 Mar 2017

SC constituted committee to explore technical solution to block videos of sexual offences on social networking sites

The Supreme Court of India on 22 March 2017 constituted a committee to explore a technical solution to block videos of sexual offences on social networking sites. The committee comprises of representatives from the Union government and
24 Mar 2017

ISRO creates history by commissioning world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 20 March 2017 commissioned the world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel at Thiruvananthapuram’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Kerala. ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar commissioned two facilities at the
24 Mar 2017

Five Indian cities included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites List

The Union Government on 22 March 2017 informed that five Indian cities were included in the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The information was given by the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism
24 Mar 2017

Raghu Rai honoured with Lifetime Achievement at National Photography Awards

Veteran photojournalist Raghu Rai on 22 March 2017 was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th National Photography Awards. Rai began his career in photography in 1965. He has also served on the jury of
24 Mar 2017

CCEA approved North East Road Network Connectivity Project Phase I

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the Phase I of the North East Road Network Connectivity Project. The approval was given at a meeting of the CCEA chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on
24 Mar 2017

Noted Tamil writer Ashokamitran Thiagarajan passes away

Noted Tamil litterateur Thiagarajan, popularly known as Ashokamitran, passed away on 23 March 2017 following a brief illness in Chennai. He was 85. A well known novelist and essayist, Ashokamitran was noted for his subtlety and refreshing
24 Mar 2017

Tiny shrimp fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

A group of researchers have found a tiny shrimp-like fossil, which is thought to be around 430 million-years-old. The creature was preserved in ancient volcanic rock. The researchers decided to name it after their favourite naturalist Sir
24 Mar 2017

UNHRC approves Sri Lanka’s request for two-year extension to deliver war probe

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has granted Sri Lanka the two-year extension it sought to probe into the alleged war crimes committed during the three-decade long civil war that ended in 2009. The resolution granting
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