Daily Archive: Thursday, April 27, 2017

27 Apr 2017

Municipal Corporation of Delhi Elections 2017 results

The counting of votes for the three Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections 2017 began on 26 April 2017. The three corporations for which the elections were held on 23 April 2017 include North Delhi MC, East
27 Apr 2017

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 2017 observed

The International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 2017 was observed across the world on 26 April 2017. The Day commemorates the explosion at the Ukraine’s Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 which spread a radioactive cloud over large
27 Apr 2017

China bans ‘Muhammad’, ‘Jihad’, and ‘Medina’ as baby names

The Chinese government in April 2017 prohibited parents from choosing baby names like Islam, Medina, Jihad and Quran for their children, thereby strengthening its hold on Muslims living in western China. The ban is a part of
27 Apr 2017

Sukma Naxal Attack: Did intelligence failure lead to death of 25 CRPF Jawans?

The recent Sukma Naxal Attack in which 25 CRPF Jawans sacrificed their lives has broken the silent ceasefire that existed between the Naxalites and Paramilitary Forces. The Sukma Maoist Attack of 24th April is the bloodiest since
27 Apr 2017

Haryana’s Ballabgarh renamed as Balramgarh by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister of Haryana, on 24 April 2017 announced the renaming of Ballabgarh town in Faridabad as Balramgarh. However, the process to change the name of the town in official records may take a
27 Apr 2017

Wikipedia founder to launch new site to tackle fake news

The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales is going to launch Wikitribune, a news site aimed at tackling the spread of false information, a major issue faced by a majority of other sites such as Facebook. The site
27 Apr 2017

Union Government takes 10 new Swachh Iconic Places under Swachh Bharat Mission

The Union Government on 25 April 2017 announced 10 Swachh Iconic Places to be taken under the Phase II of Swachh Iconic Places initiative. The announcement was made during second quarterly review meeting on the Swachh Iconic
27 Apr 2017

China’s first home-built aircraft carrier hit water in Dalian

China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on 26 April 2017, transferring the ship from a dry dock into open water in Dalian, a port city in China’s Liaoning Province. The launch ceremony was held at
27 Apr 2017

NASA launches Super Pressure Balloon from New Zealand

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 25 April 2017 successfully launched its football-stadium-sized and heavy-lift Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand. The balloon will float for 100 or more days at 110000 feet
27 Apr 2017

India to host 18th World Road Meeting (WRM 2017)

The International Road federation (IRF) on 26 April 2017 announced that India will host the 18th World Road Meeting (WRM 2017) which will be held on 13 November 2017. The theme of World Road Meeting 2017 is
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