Daily Archive: Monday, May 8, 2017

8 May 2017

World’s biggest X-ray laser generates first beam of light

The world’s biggest X-ray laser has generated its first beam of light, that will allow scientists to get a glimpse of new materials, drugs and chemical reactions at the atomic level. The 3.4-kilometre-long European XFEL, most of
8 May 2017

Quikr acquires Zimmber to strengthen home service business

Online classifieds platform Quikr has acquired home services marketplace Zimmber for an undisclosed amount as it looks to grow deeper into the home services space. Zimmer is Quikr’s tenth acquisition and offers a marketplace for plumbers, electricians,
8 May 2017

Sachin Tendulkar conferred with Fellowship Award in UK

India’s cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar plans to support charities and various initiatives to help the under-privileged people in the second innings of his life. Tendulkar, 44, made the remarks here while receiving the Fellowship Award at the
8 May 2017

Shiva Thapa settles for silver at Asian Boxing Championships

Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (60kg) had to settle for a silver medal after an injury-forced loss in the at the Asian Boxing Championships. However, with this medal Thapa became the first Indian to claim three back-to-back medals at
8 May 2017

Hinduja brothers retained their top spot of UK rich list

The Hinduja brothers – Srichand and Gopichand – have retained their top spot in the annual compilation by the Sunday Times of the United Kingdom’s rich set, which said the fortunes of the super-rich increase by what
8 May 2017

India redrawing BBIN transport plan as Bhutan withdraws

India is back at the drawing board on BBIN (Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal) Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA), an ambitious sub-regional transport project, even as Bhutan has shelved it for the time being. The BBIN, which is promoted by India and
8 May 2017

Odisha to introduce boat ambulances in four districts

In a bid to augment the existing healthcare delivery system, Odisha government has decided to allocate six boat ambulances in four districts where people are facing problems in availing 108 ambulance service. The boat ambulance service will
8 May 2017

Jharkhand announces January-December Financial Year

Jharkhand has decided to become the second state in the country to reschedule its financial year from January to December.”Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das in a meeting has directed the officials to spend the money of the
8 May 2017

13th International Permaculture Convergence, India 2017

‘IPC’ stands for International Permaculture Convergence, it is a gathering of practitioners of permaculture from around the world, people who are working with nature to design a better world. IPCs started back in 1984 in Australia, and
8 May 2017

India organises festival in Egypt to mark Tagore’s birth anniversary

To mark the 156th birth anniversary of the famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore, India is organising a cultural festival in Egypt. Being hosted by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, the cultural wing of the Indian
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