Daily Archive: Thursday, April 6, 2017

6 Apr 2017

UP to set up 6 AIIMS like institutes, 25 medical colleges in next 5 years

The new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath announced on 5 April 2017 that the BJP government in the state would be focussed on setting up 6 AIIMS like institutes in the state along with 25 new
6 Apr 2017

Banking veteran Mahesh Kumar Jain is new IDBI bank MD and CEO

IDBI bank has appointed Mahesh Kumar Jain as the Managing Director & CEO with immediate effect. Before his role in IDBI, Jain was the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Indian Bank. Jain joined Indian Bank
6 Apr 2017

Aditya Birla Group gets RBI licence to start payments bank

Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank Ltd becomes the seventh entity to receive a final licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to set up a payments bank, according to a stock exchange notification. Except Vodafone M-Pesa
6 Apr 2017

India’s ranks 7th in world’s largest tourism economy in terms of GDP

India’s ranks 7th in world’s largest tourism economy in terms of GDP according to a new report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). According to data, the travel and tourism sector generated Rs 14.1 trillion
6 Apr 2017

Japan officially recognises Bitcoin and Digital Currencies as Legal Money

Japan has officially recognized bitcoin and digital currencies as legal money along the lines of other fiat currencies with effect from April 1, 2017. The recognition comes after implementation of a new law amending Banking Act in
6 Apr 2017

Tree-dwelling crab species Kani maranjandu found in Kerala

Scientists have discovered a new species of long legged, tree-dwelling crabs Kani maranjandu in Western Ghats of Kerala. The new species named Kani maranjandu after the Kani tribe in Kerala, are substantially different from other congeners. The characteristic
6 Apr 2017

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Australia in field of Health and Medicine

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the MoU between India and Australia on cooperation in the field of health and medicine. Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union Cabinet approved the MoU between India
6 Apr 2017

Union Cabinet approves Collaboration Agreement to support Belmont Forum Secretariat

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of the Collaborative Agreement with French National Research Agency (ANR), France. The MoU will be signed for supporting the Belmont Forum Secretariat from January, 2015 to December, 2017
6 Apr 2017

CCEA approves extension of implementation of CCTNS Project by one year

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved extension of the implementation phase of the Crime and Criminals Tracking Network and Systems, CCTNS Project for another year beyond 31 March 2017. The proposal in this regard
6 Apr 2017

Virat Kohli named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016

India’s ace batsman Virat Kohli on 5 April 2017 was named the Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016. The announcement was made in the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, which is also often referred to as the ‘Bible
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