Daily Archive: Saturday, March 18, 2017

18 Mar 2017

World Bank Group approved USD 210 million for strengthening gram panchayats in West Bengal

The World Bank Group (WBG) on 15 March 2017 approved USD 210 million loan to strengthen gram panchayats (GPs) in West Bengal. The loan amount will be utilized for the implementation of the Phase II of the
18 Mar 2017

Kansas recognises March 16 as Indian-American Appreciation Day

Kansas, a state of the United States, recognised 16 March as Indian-American Appreciation Day. The day was recognised to honour an Indian techie, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed in a racially-motivated hate crime in February 2017. Kuchibhotla
18 Mar 2017

Dalai Lama Inaugurated the International Buddhist Conference in Bihar

The three-day International Buddhist conference began at Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Rajgir in Nalanda district of Bihar on 17 March 2017. The event was jointly inaugurated by the much respected religious leader Dalai Lama and the Union Minister
18 Mar 2017

UK’s Newcastle University gets 1st license to make babies using 3-parent technique

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) of the United Kingdom on 16 March 2017 granted a license to the Newcastle University to create babies using the 3-parent technique. With this, the Newcastle University has become the
18 Mar 2017

Karan Avtar Singh appointed as Chief Secretary of Punjab

Senior IAS officer Karan Avtar Singh was on 16 March 2017 appointed as the Chief Secretary of Punjab. His appointment came after the swearing-in ceremony of Captain Amarinder Singh as Punjab Chief Minister. Avtar Singh succeeded Sarvesh
18 Mar 2017

Kalpana Chawla remembered on 55th birth anniversary

Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian origin to go to space in 1997, was remembered on 17 March 2017, which marks her 55th birth anniversary. Born on 17 March 1962 in Karnal, Punjab, the Indian American
18 Mar 2017

H-1B premium processing suspended to handle huge rush: US

The United States (US) has temporarily suspended the premium processing of H-1B visas. H-1B visas, which are popular among Indian IT firms and professionals. The US that gave the information about this suspension in the second week
18 Mar 2017

Japan launches satellite to monitor track land and maritime movements in North Korea

Japan on 17 March 2017 launched a new satellite to track land and maritime movements in North Korea. The satellite will also be able to conduct surveys on the weapons programme of the secretive nuclear-armed state. The
18 Mar 2017

Bandhan Bank has signed an agreement Avenues India Pvt Ltd

Bandhan Bank Ltd., has signed an agreement with Avenues India Pvt. Ltd, a payment solutions provider, to provide merchants seamless access to Point of Sale (PoS) and payment gateway products. With this partnership, merchants will have speedier
18 Mar 2017

India joins WHO call to end TB by 2030 in South East Asian Region

India among other countries in the South East Asian Region, which bear half of the global tuberculosis burden, today signed a ‘call for action’ and pledged to scale up measures to end the disease by 2030. India
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