Daily Archive: Thursday, April 20, 2017

20 Apr 2017

Top CPI Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal passes away

Narayan Sanyal, a top leader of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist [CPI-Maoist], passed away on 17 April 2017 following a prolonged illness in a South Kolkata hospital. He was 78. Famously known as Bijoy-da, Narayan Sanyal
20 Apr 2017

B N Mohapatra takes over as Financial Commissioner of Railways

B N Mohapatra on 17 April 2017 took over as the new Financial Commissioner (FC) (Railways) and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India. The Financial Commissioner of Railways plays an important role in allocation of funds
20 Apr 2017

Devendra Kumar Sharma appointed as Chairman of BBMB

Devendra Kumar Sharma was on 18 April 2017 appointed as the Chairman of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) for a period of three years. His appointment was approved by the Appointment Committee Of Cabinet. BBMB manages the
20 Apr 2017

West Bengal’s new social security Yojana combines 5 old beneficiary schemes

The State government of West Bengal has introduced the Social Security Yojana by combining five separate beneficiary schemes for workers in the unorganised sectors and for self-employed people. The decision was taken during a Cabinet meeting held
20 Apr 2017

NASA orbiter spots strange secondary craters on Mars

NASA on 18 April 2017 said that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has captured a region of Mars sprayed with strange-shaped secondary craters. In a statement, NASA said that the new images show the region of the
20 Apr 2017

SBI becomes India’s most-valued Public Sector Company

The State Bank of India (SBI) on 18 April 2017 became India’s most valued Public Sector Company in terms of market valuation. The market cap of SBI stood at Rs 235307.51 crore as on 18 April 2017.
20 Apr 2017

ICC names Ganguly and Ponting as commentators for upcoming Champions Trophy

The International Cricket Council has named former Indian International cricket captain Saurav Ganguly as one of the commentators in their stellar line up for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy. Other International cricketers named in the commentary panel
20 Apr 2017

Wildlife trafficking threatens 30% world natural Heritage Sites: WWF

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on 18 April 2017 published a report, which revealed that poaching, illegal logging and fishing in nearly 30% of World Heritage sites are driving endangered species to the brink of
20 Apr 2017

UN to celebrate International Yoga Day with special commemorative stamps

The United Nations will be issuing special commemorative stamps to celebrate the International Yoga Day this year. The day is celebrated across the world on 21 June. The same was confirmed by India’s Permanent Representative to the
20 Apr 2017

SC restores trial against L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti in Babri Masjid demolition case

The Supreme Court (SC) on 19 April 2017 restored criminal conspiracy trial against senior BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi, Uma Bharti and other senior BJP leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case. The ruling
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