Daily Archive: Saturday, April 8, 2017

8 Apr 2017

Hema Malini and S P Balasubramanyam win NTR National Awards

Andhra Pradesh Government announced the NTR National Awards for the years 2012 and 2013 at the Film Development Corporation office in Hyderabad. Popular playback singer, actor and music director S.P. Balasubramanyam has got the NTR National Award
8 Apr 2017

Government launches Cyber Physical Systems programme

Department of Science and Technology (DST) has launched Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) programme dealing with self-driven cars, autonomous unmanned vehicles and aircraft navigation systems The programme is still at a nascent stage. Rs. 3,000-crore has been has
8 Apr 2017

India, Russia ink deal on Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant

India has signed a joint statement with Russia takeover full operational control of Unit 1 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP). It formally marks the full transition. The agreement was signed between representatives of Nuclear Power
8 Apr 2017

HDFC Bank Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on Chillr app

This seems to be the mantra behind the ever-increasing collaboration between banks and fintech startups. HDFC Bank took yet another step in this direction and launched the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) on peer-to-peer payments app Chillr. Consequently,
8 Apr 2017

Parliament clears decks for GST rollout from July 1

Rajya Sabha on 6 April 2017 passed all four supporting legislations of the Goods and Services Tax  Bill, GST rollout 2017. The four bills were passed by the Rajya Sabha by a voice vote as all parties were
8 Apr 2017

Thai king Maha Vajiralongkorn signs new Constitution

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn on 6 April 2017 signed a military-backed Constitution of the country into a law. The signing is an essential step toward an election that would bring the country back to democratic rule. The
8 Apr 2017

Bill protecting journalists to be introduced in Maharashtra state assembly

The state cabinet of Maharashtra on 6 April 2017 approved drafting of Bill on the Journalists Protection Act, a law prohibiting attacks on journalists. The announcement was made by the state’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis himself who
8 Apr 2017

UP government orders probe into alleged misuse of money in Gomati River Front Development project

The Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in first week of April 2017 set up a high-level judicial committee to probe the alleged misuse of money and work being carried out on Gomati River
8 Apr 2017

MP Govt to launch Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana to provide subsidised food to the poor

The Madhya Pradesh government is all set to launch Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana in its districts on the evening of 7 April 2017. The scheme named after late political leader Deendayal Upadhyaya aims to provide food to
8 Apr 2017

Scientists have detected atmosphere around an Earth-like plane

Scientists have for the first time detected atmosphere around an Earth-like planet beyond our solar system. The planet, GJ 1132b, which orbits the dwarf star GJ 1132, is reported to be 39 light years away from Earth.
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