Daily Archive: Thursday, May 4, 2017

4 May 2017

Sunil Chhetri wins Hero of I-League 2016-17 Award

Bengaluru FC striker Sunil Chhetri on 2 May 2017 won the coveted Hero of the League 2016-17 Award. Chhetri won the most number of votes cast by coaches and captains of the 10 teams, which took part
4 May 2017

India slips to 4th position in ICC T20 rankings, Pak and England move up

India slipped to the fourth position in the ICC Twenty20 International team rankings in the annual update of the rankings by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 1 May 2017. India dropped two places by having lost
4 May 2017

World Asthma Day 2017 observed globally on 2 May 2017

The World Asthma Day 2017 was observed across the world on 2 May 2017 with the theme ‘Asthma: Better Air, Better Breathing’. This year theme highlights the resurging environmental pollution and its hazardous impacts on health. World Asthma
4 May 2017

RDEL gets approval to exit debt restructuring scheme

Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL), controlled by Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra), on 2 May 2017 said it has received approval for exiting the corporate debt restructuring (CDR) scheme. The approval for exit plan of RDEL was granted
4 May 2017

Indians having US visa can now attain visa on arrival in Dubai

Dubai has activated its visa-on- arrival facility for Indian nationals holding a valid US visa or a green card. The first Indian national to avail the new facility arrived in the city on 1 May 2017. The
4 May 2017

Priyanka Chopra to attend UNICEF gala to support violence-affected children

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra will be attending a UNICEF gala event in South Africa on 6 May 2017 to highlight the challenges faced by children affected by violence there. Besides the Indian International icon, the event would
4 May 2017

SC allows Salman Khurshid to assist as amicus curiae in hearing of ‘triple talaq’

The Supreme Court on 3 May 2017 allowed former union minister Salman Khurshid to assist it as an amicus curiae in hearing of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of ‘triple talaq’, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims.
4 May 2017

Industries found illegally dumping e-waste near Ramganga River to pay Rs 1 lakh

The National Green Tribunal announced on 3 May 2017 that anyone found dumping electronic waste (e-waste) on the banks of Ramganga River in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh would be fined a sum of Rs one lakh as environment
4 May 2017

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3 May 2017 inaugurated Patanjali Research Institute at Haridwar, Uttarakhand. Patanjali Research Institute was established with an aim to globally establish the Vedic knowledge of Ayurveda of ancient India’s saints and sages.
4 May 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee presented 64th National Film Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee, on the 104th anniversary of Indian cinema here on Wednesday, presented the 64th National Film Awards to winners including eminent film director and actor K. Viswanath who received the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Accompanied
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