Daily Archive: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

12 Apr 2017

India’s first ever micro-drama festival Thespis held in Delhi

India’s first ever micro-drama festival, named Thespis, was held on 9 April 2017 in New Delhi. The longest play of the festival ran for not more than 10 minutes and the shortest one lasted for only 42
12 Apr 2017

SoI proposes joint mission with Nepal to re-measure Mt Everest’s height

The Survey of India(SoI) has proposed to re-measure the height of Mount Everest in 2017, as a part of the celebrations of its 250 years completion this year. The announcement was made by the organisation on 10
12 Apr 2017

Parliament passes Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Indian Parliament on 10 April 2017 passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2017 after it was passed by Rajya Sabha. The Bill was already passed by Lok Sabha in March 2017. The Bill amends the
12 Apr 2017

G20 Digital Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy held in Germany

The G20 Digital Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy concluded on 7 April 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The meeting was attended by the G20 Ministers in charge of digitalization, including the Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology
12 Apr 2017

Gandhi in Champaran, authored by Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar, launched

Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, on 10 April 2017 released a book titled Gandhi in Champaran authored by noted writer Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar at National Mahatma Gandhi Museum in New Delhi. The book is authored
12 Apr 2017

US, Canada & Mexico make a joint bid for 2026 FIFA World Cup

The United States along with Canada and Mexico announced on 10 April 2017 that they will be making a joint bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. If approved, it would be the first time that
12 Apr 2017

Nokia partners with Airtel and BSNL to bring 5G Services in India

Finnish mobile giant Nokia on 10 April 2017 signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airtel and BSNL to work on 5G Services and connected devices in India. The MoU signed among the three involve introduction of 5G
12 Apr 2017

India, Georgia signed Joint Statement on Free Trade Agreement

India and Georgia on 11 April 2017 signed a Joint Statement on the launching of the Joint Feasibility Study on the bilateral Free Trade Agreement. The agreement was signed after a meeting between the Minister of Economy
12 Apr 2017

Uttar Pradesh government scraps Samajwadi pension scheme

Uttar Pradesh government on 11 April 2017 scrapped the Samajwadi Pension Scheme, which was initiated by the previous Akhilesh Yadav government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who scrapped the Samajwadi Pension Scheme has also ordered a probe into
12 Apr 2017

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt declares three-month state of emergency after church attacks

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt, in April 2017 announced a three-month state of emergency following attacks on two Coptic churches that left at least 44 dead. The measure needs to be approved by parliament before it
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