Daily Archive: Monday, April 10, 2017

10 Apr 2017

Mukta Dutta Tomar appointed India’s Ambassador to Germany

Mukta Dutta Tomar, an IFS officer of 1984 batch, has been named the country’s next ambassador to Germany. She was serving as an additional secretary at the headquarters. Vinay Mohan Kwatra, a 1988-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
10 Apr 2017

Indian-origin educationist Asha Khemka wins Businesswoman of Year award

An Indian-origin educationist Asha Khemka in the UK, who moved to Britain after her marriage with no English language skills, has been named the Asian Businesswoman of the Year in an award ceremony in Birmingham. 65-year-old Dame
10 Apr 2017

NASA’s Peggy Whitson Takes Command Of Space Station

NASA’s Peggy Whitson, soon to become the most experienced US astronaut in terms of time spent in space, assumed command of the International Space Station on Sunday as two Russian crew members and an American prepared to
10 Apr 2017

Atu Zumvu is first Naga cop to receive ‘Shaurya Chakra’ award

Atu Zumvu, SDPO Kohima has been conferred with the prestigious “Shaurya Chakra” thus becoming the first Police Officer from Nagaland Police to be conferred with Shaurya Chakra since 1st December 1963 when Nagaland achieved its Statehood. President
10 Apr 2017

M Veerappa Moily presents copy of his new book to President

Former Union minister and senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily today presented the first copy of his book ‘The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi’ to President Pranab Mukherjee. Speaking about the book at a function organised at the
10 Apr 2017

President of India inaugurates first NIMCARE World Health Day Summit 2017

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the first NIMCARE World Health Day Summit 2017 today (April 7, 2017) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he was happy that NIMCARE has
10 Apr 2017

Uruguay government legalises sale of recreational cannabis in pharmacies

Uruguay’s three-year process of legalising recreational cannabis consumption reached its final stage on Thursday, when the government said it would authorise pharmacies to begin selling the substance as of July. Sixteen pharmacies have registered with the government
10 Apr 2017

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) grants affiliation to Boxing Federation of India

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has granted affiliation to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), ending a long-standing impasse between the two bodies.”As per the directives of the International Olympic Committee vide their letter dated February 7,
10 Apr 2017

Former Supreme Court judge Shiva Kirti Singh to head TDSAT 

The government has cleared retired Supreme Court judge Shiva Kirti Singh as the next chairman of the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT). The appointment is for a period of three years from the date of
10 Apr 2017

India Today’s Kalli Purie awarded FICCI Young Woman Achiever for excellence in media

India Today Group Editorial Director Kalli Purie was today awarded the FICCI Young Women Achievers Award for excellence in media. Union minister Smriti Irani gave away the awards in Delhi this evening at the annual programme of
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