Daily Archive: Saturday, April 29, 2017

29 Apr 2017

German lawmakers approve package of security measures, partially ban burqa

The lawmakers of Germany on 27 April 2017 approved a package of security measures that aims at preventing extremist attacks. In this regard the lawmakers also partially banned the full-face burqa, the Islamic veil. The new law
29 Apr 2017

Haryana Government appoints BS Sandhu as state’s DGP

The Haryana government on 27 April 2017 appointed senior IPS officer Baljit Singh Sandhu as the new Director General of Haryana Police. The 1984 batch IPS officer would be replacing K P Singh, who has been appointed
29 Apr 2017

World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed globally

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2017 was observed across the world on 28 April 2017 with the theme ‘Optimize the collection and use of OSH data’. This year, ILO’s campaign focuses on the
29 Apr 2017

El Salvador becomes first country to ban metal mining

El Salvador in April 2017 became the first country in the world to ban metal mining. The El Salvador unicameral legislature passed the ban with support from a sweeping coalition. The law was favoured by nearly 80
29 Apr 2017

Paytm launches Digital Gold; Consumers now buy gold on Paytm

Payments app Paytm on 27 April 2017 launched Digital Gold on its platform to allow customers to buy and sell gold through electronic platform. This first wealth management product was launched in partnership with gold refiner MMTC-PAMP.
29 Apr 2017

President conferred Jnanpith Award to poet Sankha Ghosh

Sankha Ghosh, eminent Bengali poet and literary critic was honoured with the 52nd Jnanpith Award on 27 April 2017 by President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President stated that the professor, who
29 Apr 2017

Uma Bharti has launched Water Conservation Programme for Bundelkhand

Uma Bharti, the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation launched ‘Jal Sanrakshan Karyakram- Bundelkhand’, an extensive water conservation programme on 28 April 2017 at Bandri, Sagar in Madhya Pradesh. The program aims to
29 Apr 2017

World Immunization Week 2017 observed with theme #VaccinesWork

World Immunization Week 2017 is being observed across the globe between 24 April and 30 April 2017. The theme for the 2017 World Immunization Week is ‘VaccinesWork.’ The theme aims to raise awareness about the critical importance
29 Apr 2017

Tamil actor Vinu Chakravarthy passes away on 28 April 2017

Veteran Tamil actor and scriptwriter Vinu Chakravarthy passed away on 28 April 2017 following a prolonged illness in Chennai. He was 71. He is survived by his wife, son and a daughter. He was well known for
29 Apr 2017

Shah Rukh Khan becomes first Indian actor to deliver Ted Talk

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan on 27 April 2017 became the first Indian actor to deliver TED speech in Vancouver, Canada. He spoke out on various issues beginning from his stardom to the changes world has experienced
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