Daily Archive: Sunday, March 5, 2017

5 Mar 2017

100 districts in India Declared ODF under Swachh Bharat Mission

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation today launched Swachh Shakti Saptah, a week-long programme of activities across the country to highlight the role of women in Swachh Bharat Mission and to recognize their leadership. Union Minister of
5 Mar 2017

Aadhaar number made mandatory for students to receive midday meals

Students will now be required to have an Aadhaar number for getting their midday meals across the country. The HRD ministry issued a notification in this regard on the last day of February. Cook-cum-helpers working under the
5 Mar 2017

Govt approves Rs 756 cr scheme to treat cataract patients

With an aim to free India from cataract by 2022, the government has approved a Rs 756 crore scheme to treat over 700 lakh such patients in the next five years. “Big relief to cataract patients: Modi
5 Mar 2017

ET Money ties up with HDFC Life to launch data-led insurance policy

HDFC Life today announced the launch of an exclusive data-led group term insurance plan in partnership with ET Money, the Times Internet backed financial services app. This is the country’s first term insurance plan based on the
5 Mar 2017

President of India presents ‘Standard’ to 125 Helicopter Squadron and ‘Colours’ to mechanical training institute of Indian Air Force

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the Standard to 125 Helicopter Squadron and Colours to Mechanical Training Institute of Indian Air Force today (March 3, 2017) at Air Force Station, Tambaram, Tamil Nadu. Speaking on
5 Mar 2017

Pakistan diplomat Sial assumes office as new Sec Gen of SAARC

Pakistan’s seasoned diplomat Amjad Hussain B Sial assumed office as the new Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Sial has assumed charge of the office of Secretary General of SAARC from March
5 Mar 2017

INHS ASVINI Mumbai receives Raksha Mantri’s Trophy, named best service Hospital in the AFMS

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar presented the Raksha Mantri’s Trophy and Citation for the best Service Hospital in the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for the year 2016 to INHS Asvini, Mumbai here today. Commandant of INHS Asvini
5 Mar 2017

World Hearing Day 2017 observed globally on 3 March 2017

The World Hearing Day 2017 was observed globally on 3 March 2017 with the theme ‘Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment’. This year’s theme draws attention to the economic impact of hearing loss. Hearing loss
5 Mar 2017

13th ECO Summit Meeting ISLAMABAD: 1st March 2017

The Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the Economic Cooperation Organization, gathered on the occasion of the thirteenth ECO Summit Meeting, in Islamabad under the theme “Connectivity for Regional Prosperity”, at the invitation
5 Mar 2017

Former IFS and MP Syed Shahabuddin passes away

Former Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer and Member of Parliament (MP) Syed Shahabuddin passed away on 4 March 2017 following a prolonged illness at a hospital in Delhi NCR. He was 82. Syed was well known for
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