Daily Archive: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

14 Mar 2017

Narendra Kumar appointed as Chairman of Central Water Commission

Narendra Kumar was on 9 March 2017 appointed as the new chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC). He succeeded GS Jha, who retired on superannuation on the same day. He is a Central Water Engineering Service
14 Mar 2017

Union Government launches Mission Fingerling to achieve Blue Revolution

The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare on 11 March 2017 launched Mission Fingerling, a programme aimed at achieving the Blue Revolution by enabling holistic development and management of fisheries. The main motive behind this programme
14 Mar 2017

Thai contestant Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin wins transgender beauty pageant

Thai contestant Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin was crowned Miss International Queen 2016 on Friday at a contest billed as the world’s largest and most popular transgender pageant. The 25-year-old beat 24 other contestants for the crown, with the second
14 Mar 2017

Exhibition Revolutionary Patriots (1905-1947) was Inaugurated

On the occasion of 127th Foundation Day of National Archives of India (NAI), an exhibition entitled Revolutionary Patriots (1905-1947) was inaugurated by Shri N.K. Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture in the presence of Shri Raghvendra Singh, Director General
14 Mar 2017

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved appointments

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the following appointments: (i) Shri B.P. Kanungo, to the post of Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) vice Shri R. Gandhi, for a period of three years
14 Mar 2017

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar appointed Goa chief minister

Goa governor Mridula Sinha on Sunday appointed defence minister Manohar Parrikar as the state’s new chief minister. Parrikar has been asked to prove majority on the floor of the Goa legislative assembly 15 days after being sworn
14 Mar 2017

Pakistan set to conduct its first national census in 19 years

Pakistan is set to conduct its first national census in 19 years which will begin on Wednesday with the assistance of over 200,000 troops. Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor and Minister of State for Information Marriyum
14 Mar 2017

India Bangladesh border guards celebrate Holi together

Border guards of India and Bangladesh on Sunday celebrated the festival of Holi together along the international border. India’s Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) played Holi at Akhaura integrated checkpost and other bordering
14 Mar 2017

HSBC breaks with tradition, names AIA boss Tucker as Chairman

HSBC Holdings Plc, Europe’s biggest bank, tapped an outsider for its top job on Monday, appointing insurance veteran and AIA Group boss Mark Tucker as chairman to replace Douglas Flint, who plans to step down in 2017.
14 Mar 2017

No Limit On Cash Withdrawals From Savings Bank Accounts

The Reserve Bank of India on Monday lifted the limit on cash withdrawals from banks and ATMs. Earlier on November 8, last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the much talked about demonetisation drive, banning the
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