Daily Archive: Thursday, April 13, 2017

13 Apr 2017

Study finds protein that increases efficacy of vaccines

A group of researchers at Boston University Medical Center discovered a protein that could make vaccinations more effective. The study was published in April 2017 in the Scientific Reports. The researchers purified a protein found on the
13 Apr 2017

International Day of Human Space Flight observed on April 12

International Day of Human Space Flight was observed on 12 April 2017. The day is an annual celebration of the anniversary of the first human space flight undertaken by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen. Yuri Gagarin carried
13 Apr 2017

Congress leader Akhilesh Das Gupta passes away

Former Union Minister, Akhilesh Das Gupta passed away in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on 12 April 2017, after suffering from a heart attack. He was 56. Gupta was rushed to Lari Cardiology Centre post his attack where he
13 Apr 2017

BHEL and Indian Railways tie-up for Rooftop SPV Systems

The Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) on 11 April 2017 announced that it has tied up with the Indian Railways for executing Rooftop SPV Systems Project. An agreement in this regard was signed between the BHEL and the
13 Apr 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred National Geoscience Awards 2016

Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, on 12 April 2017 conferred the National Geoscience Awards 2016 in Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. A total of twenty-seven geoscientists received the prestigious National Geoscience Awards 2016, as individuals or
13 Apr 2017

India’s Harbhajan among 8 ambassadors for ICC Champions Trophy

Harbhajan Singh, the veteran Indian bowler was on 12 April 2017 named as one of ICC’s eight ambassadors for the Champions Trophy tournament, which is scheduled to be held in England from 1-8 June 2017. He will
13 Apr 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee presents SCOPE Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee on 11 April 2017 presented the Standing Conference of Public Enterprises, SCOPE Awards during the 8th Public Sector Day function that was held in New Delhi. SCOPE Awards for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to
13 Apr 2017

UP Government increased age limit for UPPSC exams for those who appeared in 2013

Good news for aspirants who faced challenges due to the introduction of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) paper in the UPPSC exams. The Uttar Pradesh government in its latest cabinet meet decided to increase the age criteria
13 Apr 2017

Centre plans to buy 1 lakh potato from UP farmers to ease their load

The Union government announced on 12 April 2017 that it would buy up to 1 lakh tonnes of potato grown in the 2016-17 crop year at Rs 4,870 per tonne from the Uttar Pradesh farmers to protect
13 Apr 2017

CBDT to issue PAN and TAN within 1 day to improve Ease of Doing Business

The Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) on 11 April 2017 tied up with the Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to issue Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) in 1 day in
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