Daily Archive: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

11 Apr 2017

Tim Berners-Lee wins 2016 ACM A M Turing Award

Sir Tim Berners-Lee in the first week of in April 2017 was honoured with the 2016 ACM A M Turing Award. Berners-Lee received the 2016 Turing Award “for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser,
11 Apr 2017

Padma Shri Awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik to compete in Moscow Championship

World-renowned sand artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik has been selected as the Indian representative in the 10th edition of Moscow Sand Art Championship, to be held later in April 2017. The theme selected for this year’s championship is ‘The
11 Apr 2017

Literary critic M Achuthan passes away on 9 April 2017

Literary critic M Achuthan passed away on 9 April 2017 following age-related illness at a private hospital in Kochi. He was 87. He is survived by his wife and daughters. Achuthan began his career as a critic
11 Apr 2017

Manipur govt to hold People’s Day on 15th of every month

The new BJP-led government in Manipur state has decided to hold People’s Day on the 15th of every month. The announcement was made by the state’s Chief Minister, N Biren Singh during a function held at Khwairamband
11 Apr 2017

Digital wallet company Paytm Mall launches QR code feature

The Digital wallet company Paytm in April 2017 announced the launch of new feature QR code on its Paytm Mall application. This QR code will allow consumers to place online orders at physical stores. With this launch,
11 Apr 2017

Large asteroid 2014 JO25 to fly past Earth on 19 April

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on 8 April 2017 that a big asteroid will fly safely past Earth on 19 April 2017 at a distance of about 1.8 million kilometres. Although there is no
11 Apr 2017

Indian-origin Anuja Ravindra Dhir becomes first non-white judge at London Court

Indian-origin Anuja Ravindra Dhir on 9 April 2017 became the first non-white judge of the Old Bailey Court of London. She is also the youngest circuit judge currently to sit at the court. The Old Bailey Court
11 Apr 2017

Lok Sabha passes the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016

The Lok Sabha on 10 April 2017 passed a draft legislation to amend the Motor Vehicles Act to impose stiffer penalties on traffic rules violations and to protect the Good Samaritans from legal harassment. The changes in
11 Apr 2017

Lok Sabha passes Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Lok Sabha on 10 April 2017 passed the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Third Amendment) Bill, 2017. It was passed by the house with 360 MPs voting in favour and 2 against the bill. The Bill seeks
11 Apr 2017

Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death in Pakistan

Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a military court of Pakistan on 10 April 2017. He was accused of espionage and sabotage activities in Pakistan, mainly Balochistan and Karachi. The Inter-Services
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