Daily Archive: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

15 Mar 2017

CAS bans Sergei Portugalov for lifetime in doping case

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 13 March 2017 upheld a lifetime ban levied against Sergei Portugalov for his role in providing illicit substances to Russian athletes. Portugalov is former Chief of the Russian Athletics
15 Mar 2017

NTPC installs India’s largest Floating Solar PV Plant at RGCCPP Kayamkulam, Kerala

The NTPC Ltd in the second week of March 2017 installed India’s largest floating solar photo voltaic plant at the Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) Kayamkulam in Kerala. The plant was inaugurated by AK Jha,
15 Mar 2017

Foundation stone of the Banana Research Centre laid in Vaishali, Bihar

Radha Mohan Singh, Union Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Minister, on 11 March 2017 laid the foundation stone of the Banana Research Centre at Gorole, Vaishali, Bihar. The Banana Research Centre is established to fulfil the aspirations of
15 Mar 2017

India suspends cross-LoC travel to Pakistan from Poonch district

India has suspended cross-LoC travel between India and Pakistan on the Poonch-Rawalakote road following heavy unprovoked mortar shelling and automatic weapon firing by the Pakistani troops at various places in the Poonch district. The announcement was made
15 Mar 2017

Lok Sabha passes the Enemy Property Bill (Amendment and Validation) 2016

Lok Sabha on 14 March 2017 passed the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016. The bill was earlier passed with some amendments by the Rajya Sabha on 10 March 2017. The amendments to the bill were
15 Mar 2017

Scotland’s first minister seeks new independence referendum

Scotland’s First Minister and leader of Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon confirmed on 13 March 2017 that she will be seeking the Parliament’s permission to hold a new referendum on Scotland’s independence from the UK. Explaining
15 Mar 2017

Natural swings partly responsible for Arctic sea ice loss: Study

A group of scientists in March 2017 stated in a study that rapid loss of Arctic sea ice in recent decades is partly driven by natural swings. They went on to state that it ice loss in
15 Mar 2017

Double Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell Shand retires

Double Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell Shand on 14 March 2017 announced her retirement from international cycling. Shand had won the women’s team pursuit at four editions of the World Championships (2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014). She
15 Mar 2017

Google marks 140 years Test cricket with a playful doodle

Google on 15 March 2017 dedicated a playful doodle to the first officially recognised Test Match in order to celebrate the 140th anniversary of official Test cricket. Explaining the doodle, an official statement from Google read that
15 Mar 2017

Commonwealth Day 2017 observed by Commonwealth countries

The Commonwealth Day 2017 was observed by the 52 countries of the Commonwealth on 13 March 2017, the second Monday of March 2017. The theme of Commonwealth Day 2017 was ‘A peace-building Commonwealth’. This year’s theme A peace-building
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