Daily Archive: Saturday, April 1, 2017

1 Apr 2017

Barmer-Munawab, Pipad Road-Bilara rail routes declared as Green Corridors

The North Western Railway has declared the Barmer-Munawab and Pipad Road-Bilara rail routes in Rajasthan as Green Corridors. With this total number of green corridors has increased to three. The 114-km-long Manamadurai– Rameswaram stretch of Southern Railway
1 Apr 2017

Cabinet approves ratification of 2 ILO conventions on prohibiting child labour

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for ratification of two fundamental conventions of International Labour Organization (ILO) concerning with Child Labour. They are Minimum Age Convention (No 138) and Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (No
1 Apr 2017

Rajiv Kumar Chander appointed India’s Permanent Representative to Geneva UN offices

Rajiv Kumar Chander, a 1983 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, was on Thursday appointed the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the UN offices in Geneva. Chander, who at present is the Consul General in Vancouver,
1 Apr 2017

Indian magnate Iqbal Surve appointed head of SA’s BRICS Business Council

Indian-origin South African billionaire Iqbal Surve has been appointed as chairperson of the country’s BRICS Business Council and has underlined the need for strengthening trade ties with countries like India and China. Straight after his appointment by
1 Apr 2017

Maninder Singh Juneja appointed as MD & CEO of NBHC

National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC), India’s leading provider of integrated commodity and collateral management services of agri-commodities today announced appointment of Maninder Singh Juneja as the managing director and CEO. Juneja joined True North (erstwhile India Value
1 Apr 2017

Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh launched a scheme allowing distribution of LED tubelights

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh launched a scheme allowing distribution of LED tubelights and energy-efficient fans as part of an initiative to promote energy saving. The LED tubelights and fans would be distributed under ‘Unnat Jeevan
1 Apr 2017

Union Minister inaugurates new Child Care Centre for child cancer patients

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a new child care centre in Mumbai for children who have cancer on 30 March 2017. The centre has been developed by the Mumbai
1 Apr 2017

Indian Railway-The weaving of a National Tapestry released

The Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on 30 March 2017 released a book on the Indian Railways – Indian Railway-The weaving of a National Tapestry. The book was jointly authored by Bibek Debroy (Member, NITI Aayog), Sanjay
1 Apr 2017

Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the prestigious Padma awards to dignitaries belonging to various fields at a Civil Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 30 March 2017. Among those present at the occasion were
1 Apr 2017

BHEL commissioned 800 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Plant in Karnataka

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on 30 March 2017 commissioned a 800 MW supercritical thermal power plant in Raichur District of Karnataka. This is the second unit of the 2×800 MW Yeramarus Thermal Power Station, the
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