Daily Archive: Monday, April 24, 2017

24 Apr 2017

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won Dadasaheb Phalke Awards 2017 

Chitra Productions in association with Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017 celebrated the 148th birth anniversary of the father of Indian Cinema, the respected Dadasaheb Phalke. This year, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won the award for the best actress
24 Apr 2017

Andhra Pradesh set up welfare board for transgenders

Andhra Pradesh has now followed in Tamil Nadu and Kerala’s footsteps to establish a welfare board for transgender persons in the state. They launched the ‘Andhra Pradesh Hijra Transgender Welfare Board’ on Thursday at the Sri Venkateshwara
24 Apr 2017

India Enters Select Club As Navy Successfully Test-Fires Land-Attack Brahmos Missile

India Enters Select Club As Navy Successfully Test-Fires Land-Attack Brahmos Missile. The Indian Navy successfully test- fired the land-attack version of Brahmos supersonic cruise missile on Friday. A top navy official said the test-firing yielded desired results.
24 Apr 2017

17-yr-old Washington Sundar becomes 3rd youngest to play IPL

When Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) replaced injured R Ashwin with another Tamil Nadu all-rounder in the name of  Washington Sundar for their 2017 Indian Premier League campaign, there were a lot of eyebrows raised as to who
24 Apr 2017

Cricket removed from 2018 Asian Games programme

One of the sports to miss out from the programme list of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang is cricket. Apart from cricket, skateboarding, sambo and surfing are among the other sports which have been removed
24 Apr 2017

Madhesi Parties in Nepal unite to form a new united Political Party

Five prominent Madhesi parties in Nepal have united to form a new united party named the Rastriya Janata Party, which will be the fifth largest party in Nepal’s Parliament. Interestingly the word “Madhes” has not been included in
24 Apr 2017

Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V.Sindhu moves to No. 3 in World Ranking

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu has been ranked No. 3 in the latest BWF ranking. Sindhu who was at No.5 climbed up two places on the basis of making the quarter-finals of the recently-concluded Singapore Open Super Series.
24 Apr 2017

NALCO Disinvestment: Government raises Rs 1200 crore

The Central Government has raised Rs. 1,200 crore by divesting 9.2% of paid-up capital in National Aluminum Company Ltd. (NALCO). With this disinvestment, Government’s shareholding in NALCO has become 65.37%. Disinvestment involves the sale of Government’s share
24 Apr 2017

Lawyers’ plan nationwide agitations against Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Bar Council of India (BCI) has called for a nationwide stir against what they allege as the undemocratic provisions of the Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2017. BCI has planned to submit a memorandum to the Union Law Minister to
24 Apr 2017

National Safety Council’s NSCI Safety Awards 2016 presented to 70 Organisations

Minister of State (IC) for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya awarded NSCI Safety Awards 2016 to 70 Organisations at a function held in New Delhi. In addition, 12 client organizations from Construction Sector were also awarded. The
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