Daily Archive: Monday, April 3, 2017

3 Apr 2017

SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket

SpaceX successfully launched and then retrieved its first recycled rocket Thursday, a historic feat and the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. It was the first time SpaceX founder
3 Apr 2017

Miami Open: Johanna Konta defeats Caroline Wozniacki

Johanna Konta defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-3 to win the Miami Open on Saturday — the biggest title won by a British woman in 40 years. Konta, who had never won an elite WTA premier mandatory event,
3 Apr 2017

Visa woes: Singapore blocks visas for Indian IT professionals

While the focus has been on the US, visas for IT professionals to work in Singapore have dropped “to a trickle”, prompting the government to put on hold the review of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA)
3 Apr 2017

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana launched in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh 

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana, a ‘Scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category’ is launched in District Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens will be distributed
3 Apr 2017

81st Foundation Day of Odisha Utkal Divas celebrated

On April 1, 1936, Odisha was formed and since then the day is celebrated to mark the contributions and sacrifices made by the people of the state in the formation days or Utkal Divas. Constant efforts of
3 Apr 2017

Harmanpreet Kaur named Aus T20 team’s Player of the Year

India’s women’s T20I team captain Harmanpreet Kaur has been named Player of the Year by Australia’s Women’s Big Bash League team Sydney Thunder. Harmanpreet earlier had become the first Indian cricketer to play in Australia’s Big Bash
3 Apr 2017

AP Chief Minister bags US India Biz Council (USIBC) award

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has been selected for another prestigious award. The US India Business Council (USIBC) has selected the CM for award of ‘Transformative Chief Minister’ and Naidu would be receiving coveted award at second
3 Apr 2017

Scientists for first time saw eclipses of binary star shed light on orbiting exoplanet

A team of scientists from Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru and University of Delhi for the first time have seen indications of a massive planet orbiting a low mass X-ray binary star system. The system MXB 1658-298 is
3 Apr 2017

Myanmar becomes 7th member of South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)

Myanmar became the 7th member of South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program of Asian Development Bank (ADB). It was officially made member at the SASEC Finance Ministers’ meeting held in New Delhi and chaired by Union
3 Apr 2017

Justice Indira Banerjee appointed as Chief Justice of Madras High Court

Justice Indira Banerjee was on 31 March 2017 appointed as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court. Presently, she is serving as the judge of the Delhi High Court. She succeeds Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, who was
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