Daily Archive: Saturday, April 22, 2017

22 Apr 2017

Australia unveils major changes to citizenship process

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 20 April 2017 announced that migrants seeking Australian citizenship will have to undergo tougher tests on their English language skills and ability to demonstrate Australian values. The move is being considered
22 Apr 2017

Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad disqualified from running for president

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been disqualified from running in next month’s presidential elections. His name was left out of the final list of approved candidates that was announced on 20 April 2017. The decision was
22 Apr 2017

India develops National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance

J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, on 19 April 2017 announced the finalization of India’s comprehensive and multi-sectoral National Action Plan. The announcement was made at the Inter-Ministerial Consultation on AMR containment held
22 Apr 2017

First female MBBS doctor Dr. Bhakti Yadav from Indore presented with Padma Shri

The 91-year-old gynaecologist, Dr. Bhakti Yadav was presented with the Padma Shri award at her residence on 20 April 2017. The award was presented to her by district collector P Narahari in the presence of the state’s
22 Apr 2017

Union Government and Naga rebel groups agree to extend ceasefire till April 2018

The Union Government and two Naga armed factions, namely National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Reformation (NSCN-R) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Neakpao-Kithovi (GPRN/NSCN), have agreed to extend the ceasefire till 27 April 2018. The decision over extension of
22 Apr 2017

INS Darshak conducting joint hydrographic survey of Sri Lankan bay

The Indian Navy’s hydrographic survey ship, INS Darshak, jointly with Sri Lankan Navy, is undertaking a hydrographic survey of Weligama Bay. The announcement was made by the Indian Navy on 20 April 2017 on a social media
22 Apr 2017

SC sets 25% of net salary of husband for maintenance to an estranged wife

The Supreme Court (SC) of India in April 2017 set a benchmark for maintenance to be paid by a husband to his estranged wife. The Court said that twenty-five percent of his net salary should be paid
22 Apr 2017

No red beacon on Delhi High Court judges vehicles

Following Union government’s decision of barring the use of red beacon atop VVIP cars including the ones belonging to the President of India, the Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers from 1 May 2017, the Delhi High
22 Apr 2017

Myntra acqui-hired logistics start-up for an undisclosed amount

Flipkart-owned online fashion retailer Myntra has acquired Bengaluru-based logistics start-up InLogg for an undisclosed amount. The move has been made by the e-commerce company to strengthen and expand its supply chain capabilities. With this, Myntra would also
22 Apr 2017

Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derails near Bidar, Karnataka

Four coaches and the engine of Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derailed near Kagalpura in Aurad Taluk of Bidar, Karnataka on 21 April 2017. However, there were no injuries or casualties. The derailment happened between Khalgapur and Bhalki stations.
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