Daily Archive: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

1 Mar 2017

Nand Kumar Sai takes charge as Chairperson of NCST

Senior tribal leader from Chhattisgarh and ex-parliamentarian Nand Kumar Sai (71) took charge as Chairperson of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) in Delhi. He succeeds Rameshwar Oraon, whose tenure had ended on October 31, 2016. He
1 Mar 2017

Jitu Rai wins gold at ISSF World Cup in 50m free pistol, Amanpreet Singh silver

Jitu Rai won the gold medal in men’s 50m free pistol event of the ISSF World Cup, with a world record score of 230.1. India’s Amanpreet Singh wins silver with a score of 226.9. A day after
1 Mar 2017

SEBI to tighten algorithm trading rules to minimise instances of flash crashes

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is planning to further tighten the regulations for algorithm trading to minimise instances of misuse of such systems. The tight regulations aim to curb the instances of flash crashes
1 Mar 2017

RBI sets up inter-disciplinary standing committee to review cyber threats

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up of an inter-disciplinary standing committee to review cyber threats in the existing and emerging technology. The 11-member committee will be headed by Meena Hemchandra, RBI Executive Director. It
1 Mar 2017

Fourth edition of India-CLMV Business Conclave held in Jaipur

The fourth edition of India – CLMV (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam) Business Conclave was held in Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. The two-day conference organised by Department of Commerce and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) held
1 Mar 2017

Neil Gaiman appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the third week of February 2017 appointed Neil Gaiman as a global Goodwill Ambassador. Gaiman is an internationally acclaimed author. He had been working closely with UNHCR since
1 Mar 2017

WHO wants new drugs against 12 antibiotics-resistant super-germs

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged governments, scientists and pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs to tackle 12 antibiotics-resistant super-germs threatening an explosion of incurable diseases. This is for the first time, WHO has published a
1 Mar 2017

Sanjay Menon appointed Managing Director of Sapient India

Sapient on 28 February 2017 appointed Sanjay Menon as the Managing Director (MD) of its India operations. Menon will take over the new role from Rajdeep Endow. However, Menon will continue to serve as Global Head of
1 Mar 2017

MEITY to promote digital transactions in place of NITI Aayog

The Union Government has shifted the responsibility to promote digital transactions in the country to the Union Ministry of IT and Electronics (MEITY) from NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog. In this regard, Government already has
1 Mar 2017

ISRO: What Does The Launch Of 104 Satellites Signify?

On 15 February 2017, India Space Research Organization created a history by launching 104 satellites on a single Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission. ISRO’ launch of 104 satellites on a single Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)
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