Daily Archive: Monday, April 17, 2017

17 Apr 2017

National Green Tribunal impose Rs.50 lakh fine on THDC

The National Green Tribunal has imposed a fine of Rs.50 lakh on the Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd (THDC), for disposing debris and muck excavated out of construction road for power house of the Chamoli based Vishnugad-Peepalkoti
17 Apr 2017

Maharashtra to have India’s first ideal digital village

At the centre of the dramatic turnaround is Harisal village, which was adopted by Microsoft to be developed as India’s first ideal digital village. Underpinned by public health initiatives of the state government, the village is now
17 Apr 2017

Alia Bhatt makes it to the Forbes Under 30 Asia list

Alia Bhatt is undoubtedly one of most loved actress of the current generation. After debuting in Bollywood with the 2012 super hit Student of the Year under Karan Johar’s direction, Alia has indeed come a long way.
17 Apr 2017

Depression in Bay of Bengal named Tropical Cyclone Maarutha

A deep depression in Bay of Bengal has intensified into a tropical cyclone named Maarutha. This cyclone is expected to hit Myanmar on 17 April 2017 and bring heavy rains in parts of that country. Tropical Cyclone
17 Apr 2017

Internet Pioneer Robert Taylor Passes Away at the age of 85

Robert Taylor, a pioneer of Modern Computing and the Internet has passed away at the age of 85. Rob Taylor was instrumental in creating the internet and the modern personal computer. Taylor’s engineering team was also responsible
17 Apr 2017

Gayathri Gopichand wins singles and doubles crown at Pembangunan Jaya Raya Junior Grand Prix

National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand’s daughter Gayathri Gopichand has bagged both the singles and doubles crown at the Pembangunan Jaya Raya Junior Grand Prix in Jakarta. Gayatri eked out a hard-fought 21-11 18-21 21-16 win over her doubles
17 Apr 2017

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari to arrive in India on five-day visit

Nepalese president Bidya Devi Bhandari arrives Monday for a five-day visit to India, seen as a key marker of warmer ties between the two countries after months of tensions between the two neighbours over Nepal’s new constitution.
17 Apr 2017

Sebastian Vettel wins 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix on 16 April 2017

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel on 16 April 2017 grabbed the first position in the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix. The victory is Vettel’s second of the season after the four-time world champion won the opener in Australia. Mercedes’ Lewis
17 Apr 2017

India’s gross domestic product will grow by 7.2% in 2017-18, predicts World Bank

India’s gross domestic product is expected to spike to 7.2% in the 2017-’18 financial year from 6.8% the previous fiscal, according to a new World Bank report titled “Globalization Backlash”, which was released on Sunday. The international
17 Apr 2017

Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on 13 April 2017 published a report, Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) 2017, that states that nearly two billion people currently use contaminated water. The revelation was by
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