Daily Archive: Saturday, May 6, 2017

6 May 2017

Trial of Agni-II Ballistic Missile fails to meet desired parameters

India on 4 May 2017 flight-tested Agni-II Intermediate Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile from Abdul Kalam Island in Bhadrak district of Odisha. However, the user trial failed and it did not meet all the desired parameters. The test
6 May 2017

Russia, Iran and Turkey sign a deal on Syrian crisis

Allies of Syria- Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey signed a memorandum on 4 May 2017, backing Moscow’s plan of creating safe zones in Syria to encourage a truce between the Syrian government and the rebel
6 May 2017

Andhra Pradesh’s Banganapalle mango gets Geographical Indication tag

The Banganapalle mango in the first week of May 2017 received a Geographical Indication (GI) tag. This makes Andhra Pradesh the proprietor of the variety known for its sweetness. O P Gupta, the Registrar of Geographical Indications
6 May 2017

Ancient water body to be revived in Tamil Nadu by EFI

A non-governmental organisation, the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) has initiated the process of reviving an ancient water body that is located in the front of the Sri Ramanujar Sannadhi at Sevilimedu in Kancheepuram district of Tamil
6 May 2017

2012 Delhi gang rape‬‬ case: Supreme Court confirms death sentence for four convicts

The Supreme Court on 5 May 2017 confirmed the death penalty for the four convicts of the 2012 gang rape and murder of Nirbhaya. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra and Justices R Banumathi and Ashok
6 May 2017

Facebook on 4 May 2017 launches Express WiFi in India

Facebook on 4 May 2017 launched Express WiFi service commercially in India. The Express WiFi offers Internet facility through public hotspots to users in rural parts of India. The social network giant partnered with telecom operator Bharti
6 May 2017

Pratap Bhanu Mehta appointed Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University

Ashoka University on 4 May 2017 named Pratap Bhanu Mehta as its Vice Chancellor (VC). The varsity announced that Mehta has been appointed “after conducting an extensive global search”.Mehta is a renowned public intellectual and head of
6 May 2017

Draft Rules for No Fly List for Banning Unruly Passengers Unveiled

The government has released draft rules for a no fly list for banning unruly passengers. The Ministry of Civil Aviation had set up a committee to come up with the final draft of the new set of
6 May 2017

Chiefs for Coffee and Tea Boards Appointed by Appointments Committee

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointments of Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah and M S Boje Gowda as chairmen of the Tea Board and the Coffee Board, respectively. Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah is a leading tea
6 May 2017

Biggest Combing Operation in 15 years conducted in South Kashmir

The Army, security forces and police had launched a massive cordon and combing operation in south Kashmir’s Shopian district following the recent militant attacks on policemen and banking facilities. This is the first time in 15 years that
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