Daily Archive: Thursday, March 2, 2017

2 Mar 2017

Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai wins bronze in 10m shooting World Cup

Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai on Tuesday staged a remarkable comeback to clinch the bronze medal in the 10m air pistol event for India’s third podium finish in the ongoing ISSF World Cup. The 29-year-old Rai shot
2 Mar 2017

Assam to host river festival Namami Brahmaputra in Guwahati

Assam will host its first river festival- Namami Brahmaputra at the riverfront of Brahmaputra in Guwahati from 31 March to 4 April 2017. The decision was announced by Assam’s Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal himself. The state’s government
2 Mar 2017

SIDBI, CSFB pact to help MSMEs avail loans at cheaper rate

Lender to small industries SIDBI today signed an agreement whereby it will handhold the Capital Small Finance Bank (CSFB) to enable it to provide loans at a concessional rate to MSMEs. The Memorandum of Understanding signed between
2 Mar 2017

First meeting of Committee on Cultural Harmony Conclave held in New Delhi

The first meeting of the Committee on Cultural Harmony Conclave under the Hamari Dharohar Scheme was held on 25 February 2017 in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs
2 Mar 2017

Lakshmi Vilas Bank ties with Centrum for its wealthy clients

Centrum Group will offer wealth management services to rich clients of Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) as part of a tie-up, two people aware of the matter said. The bank will refer its high-networth individual (HNI) clients to
2 Mar 2017

Odisha, Invest India signed agreement to promote start-ups

Odisha Government and Invest India on 1 March 2017 signed an agreement to promote start-ups and MSME sector of the state. The agreement was signed with an aim to help the start-ups and MSME sector to gain
2 Mar 2017

American Express launches ‘Buyer Initiated Payments’ to eliminate cheque, draft payments

Global leader in payment solutions American Express on Monday announced the launch of Buyer Initiated Payments (BIP), an electronic payment platform linked to corporate card that reduces processing costs and offers extended payment terms compared to traditional
2 Mar 2017

Ajay Tyagi takes charge as Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India

Ajay Tyagi on 1 March 2017 took charge as the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Tyagi succeeds UK Sinha, who served for six years, the second-longest term by any SEBI Chairman. Sinha
2 Mar 2017

Rangaswamy Becomes First Woman to Be Honored BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award

Former India captain Shantha Rangaswamy says the unprecedented nomination for the C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award doesn’t hold much relevance for her but she would like to believe that the recognition is a giant step forward
2 Mar 2017

Brexit bill delayed as House of Lords backs EU nationals’ rights

UK’s upper house, The House of Lords voted on 2 March 2017 to amend the Brexit Bill, thereby delaying the bill’s passing. The members of the House voted 358 to 256 for an amendment that will require
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