Daily Archive: Friday, April 28, 2017

28 Apr 2017

Hospitals can’t hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court on 26 April 2017 said that hospitals cannot hold patients hostage to extract money for unpaid bills. The ruling came in a habeas corpus plea moved by the son of the patient –
28 Apr 2017

NASA’s Cassini enters the never before explored region

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made its first dive into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings on 26 April 2017. No spacecraft has ever ventured into the region before. To ensure no damage is caused to the
28 Apr 2017

RBI issues draft guidelines for Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 26 April 2017 issued draft guidelines on cross border merger transactions in accordance with the rules notified by Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs through Companies (Compromises, Arrangements and Amalgamation) Amendment
28 Apr 2017

Uttar Pradesh government cancels 15 public holidays

The Uttar Pradesh government on 25 April 2017 cancelled as many as 15 public holidays in educational institutions that commemorated the birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities. The decision was taken by the state’s cabinet during
28 Apr 2017

Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed as Director General of Central Reserve Police Force

The Union Government on 26 April 2017 appointed Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as the Director General (DG) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). He will retain the post till 31 December 2019 i.e. the date of his
28 Apr 2017

India notifies conformity to UN resolution of imposing sanctions on North Korea

India on 26 April 2017 notified the compliance of the United Nations (UN) resolution of imposing sanctions on North Korea. The sanctions include prevention of direct or indirect supply, sale, transfer or export of all weaponry and
28 Apr 2017

NITI Aayog’s vision: Houses, vehicles, ACs for all by 2032

NITI Aayog, the think tank of the Union Government, on 26 April 2017 came up with a vision document 2031-32 that envisages a new India. The document envisages an India where every Indian will have houses with
28 Apr 2017

BCCI loses both revenue, governance vote at ICC meet

The members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 26 April 2017 voted in favour of a new revenue sharing model and a change in governance structure, delivering a huge blow to the world’s richest cricket body,
28 Apr 2017

PM Narendra Modi launches UDAN scheme, flags off first UDAN flight on Shimla-Delhi route

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 April 2017 launched air regional connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Har Nagarik) during his day-long visit to Shimla. Under the scheme, the first UDAN flight was flagged off on Shimla-Delhi
28 Apr 2017

Iceball Planet discovered through Microlensing by NASA scientists

NASA scientists have discovered a new planet- OGLE-2016-BLG-1195lb- or Iceball Planet that has the same mass as Earth and orbits its star from the same distance as Earth orbits the sun. The findings were reported in a study
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