Daily Archive: Monday, March 6, 2017

6 Mar 2017

Hyderabad University research projects bags Rs113 cr funding

Strategic research projects at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) Centre-ARCHEM supported by the Defence Ministry will get a whopping Rs. 113 crore funding for the next five years. The University, among the top five in the country
6 Mar 2017

Cognizant buys Japanese digital firm Brilliant Service Co

IT services firm Cognizant on Thursday said it has acquired Japanese company Brilliant Service Co for an undisclosed amount.“As part of the acquisition, a team of 70 professionals with extensive digital solutions experience and insights in the
6 Mar 2017

South Korea and United States Begin Annual Military Drill Foal Eagle

South Korean and U.S. troops began large-scale joint military exercise Foal Eagle on Wednesday conducted annually to test their defense readiness against the threat from North Korea, which routinely characterizes the drills as preparation for war against it.
6 Mar 2017

Numbers Do Lie by former cricketer Akash Chopra released

Cricketer-turned-commentator Akash Chopra released his latest book ‘Numbers Do Lie’ at an event in Delhi on Tuesday. Present at the launch was former India captain and champion all-rounder Kapil Dev, who gave his two bits on the
6 Mar 2017

Thomas E Starzl, pioneering liver surgeon, passes away

Dr Thomas E Starzl, a surgeon who performed the first successful liver transplant on a human patient, passed away on 4 March 2017 in Pittsburgh. He was 90. Dr Starzl’s death was announced by the University of
6 Mar 2017

World’s oldest serving aircraft carrier INS Viraat retires

The world’s oldest aircraft carrier in active service, INS Viraat, will be decommissioned on Monday after serving the Indian Navy for nearly 30 years. The decommissioning ceremony will be attended by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and other
6 Mar 2017

M P Veerendra Kumar presented Moortidevi award

Eminent Malayalam author and journalist M P Veerendra Kumar was today presented the 30th Moortidevi award by Bharatiya Jnanpith organisation here. Kumar was chosen for the prestigious award for his Malayalam travelogue Hymavathabhoovil, which dwells upon ancient
6 Mar 2017

Haryana Government announces Tirtha Darshan Scheme for senior citizens

Haryana Government has announced Tirtha Darshan Scheme under which senior citizens above 60 years of age in the state will be able to go on a pilgrimage within the country at government expense Announcement in this regard
6 Mar 2017

45% of country’s bird species in Himachal Pradesh: Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) 2017 report, which is under preparation, claims that nearly 45 per cent of the 1263 species available in India are found in Himachal Pradesh. The state forest department of Himachal Pradesh
6 Mar 2017

India’s tallest Tricolor hoisted at Attari border in Punjab

The tallest national flag in the country measuring 360 feet was hoisted on Sunday at the Attari-Wagah joint checkpost in Punjab. Earlier, the record was held by the one in Ranchi which is 293 feet high. The
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