Daily Archive: Friday, April 21, 2017

21 Apr 2017

Veteran actress Saira Banu, Jackie Shroff gets Raj Kapoor awards

Veteran actress Saira Banu and actor Jackie Shroff were named for the prestigious Raj Kapoor awards of the Maharashtra Government. The names of the duo were announced on 19 April 2017 by the State Cultural Affairs Minister
21 Apr 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate UN Vesak Day in Sri Lanka

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Sri Lanka’s Minister for Justice and Buddhasasana, on 19 April 2017 announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the UN Vesak Day. PM Modi will inaugurate UN Vesak Day on 12 May 2017 in
21 Apr 2017

Maharashtra government sends three Marathi films to Cannes, again

The Maharashtra government has entered three Marathi films for screening at Cannes 2017, one of the biggest film festivals in the world. The films have been chosen to promote Marathi Cinema internationally and to open the doors
21 Apr 2017

Government banned red beacons on all VIP vehicles, including PM’s, emergency services exempt

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 April 2017 decided to ban the use of red beacons symbols on the vehicles of VIPs. The decision says that Ministers and officials in the Central
21 Apr 2017

Amazon launches Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote in India

Global e-commerce major Amazon on 19 April 2017 launched the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote in India. Fire TV Stick is the powerful streaming media device that plugs into an HD Television and lets customers
21 Apr 2017

Victoria Beckham appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Victoria Beckham on 19 April 2017 was appointed the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the fashion industry. Prince William presented the honour to the pop singer turned fashion designer at
21 Apr 2017

United Nations Chinese Day 2017 observed on 20 April 2017

The United Nations Chinese Day 2017 was observed globally on 20 April 2017. The Day is observed every year to promote the use of Chinese language in the United Nations. The first United Nations Chinese Day was
21 Apr 2017

India contributes USD 250000 to United Nations election assistance programme

India in April 2017 contributed USD 250000 to the United Nations programme for helping countries to hold elections and develop their electoral systems. Eenam Gambhir, the first Secretary in India’s Mission to the Unite Nations, presented the
21 Apr 2017

Rajnath Singh inaugurates Civil Services Day function

The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) along with the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is organising a two-day Civil Services Day programme from 20 April to 21 April 2017. The function was
21 Apr 2017

1948 Mahatma Gandhi stamps sold for record 500000 pounds

A set of four rare stamps featuring the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi were on 19 April 2017 sold for record 500000 pounds by listed stamp dealer Stanley Gibbons. The block of four was sold to a private
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