Daily Archive: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

19 Apr 2017

Historian A V Narasimha Murthy honoured with Gururaja Bhat Award

Eminent historian Professor A V Narasimha Murthy on 17 April 2017 was presented with Dr. Paduru Gururaja Bhat Award 2017. The award was presented to Murthy by D V Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister for Statistics and Programme
19 Apr 2017

President of India Inaugurates Global Exhibition on Services

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the third edition of the Global Exhibition on Services (GES-2017) at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 17 April 2017. Commenting on the occasion, the President stated that India can be a key
19 Apr 2017

The World Hemophilia Day observed across the world on 17 April

The World Hemophilia Day was celebrated across the world on 17 April 2017 with the theme “Hear Their Voices”. The main aim of this campaign is to unite the community and show support for the millions of
19 Apr 2017

Thousands of Palestinians in Israeli prisons begin hunger strike

Thousands of Palestinians held in Israeli jails have begun a mass hunger strike against detention conditions. The protest that came in news in April 2017 is being led by Marwan Barghouti, a leader of the mainstream Fatah
19 Apr 2017

Pranab Mukherjee honours freedom fighters on centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran Satyagraha

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 17 April 2017 honoured freedom fighters at an event to commemorate the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran Satyagraha at Patna, Bihar. At the event, the President acknowledged the Government of
19 Apr 2017

New version of Google Earth launched on 18 April 2017

Search giant Google launched its new version of Google Earth on 18 April 2017 during an Earth Day event, held at the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City. Speaking on the occasion, Rebecca Moore, Director
19 Apr 2017

Kerala Government allocates sum for former circus artists

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) led coalition in Kerala, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) has decided to provide pension to former circus artists in the state. The decision was taken up after a group of circus
19 Apr 2017

Bharat Biotech’s Zika Virus vaccine 100% efficient in animal trials

A study has indicated that the Bharat Biotech’s killed Zika virus vaccine has shown 100 per cent efficacy against mortality and disease in animal studies. The study has been published in April 2017 the Nature group journal
19 Apr 2017

Scotland Yard on 18 April 2017 arrested Vijay Mallya in London

The Scotland Yard on 18 April 2017 arrested Vijay Mallya in London. Mallya, who is accused of defaulting on loans worth crores, is expected to be produced in a metropolitan court soon. Mallya was arrested as a
19 Apr 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches projects related to SAUNI Yojana at Botad

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 17 April 2017 dedicated Phase 1 (Link 2) of the Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI) Yojana to the nation. PM Modi also laid the Foundation Stone of Phase 2 (Link 2)
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