Daily Archive: Thursday, May 11, 2017

11 May 2017

PM urges Muslim community to take responsibility for initiating reform on Triple Talaq issue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 May 2017 reiterated that the Muslim community should not allow the issue of Triple Talaq to be politicised. He reiterated his call while interacting with leaders of the Muslim community who
11 May 2017

International Court of Justice stays Kulbhushan Jadhav’s hanging

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 9 May 2017 stayed the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged spying. The Hague-based ICJ said Pakistan must
11 May 2017

Narendra Modi to attend International Day of Vesak celebrations in Colombo

Buddha Purnima or “Vesak”, the day of the Full Moon was observed globally on 10 May 2017. The day marks the birth of Gautam Buddha, who was born two and a half millennia ago in the year
11 May 2017

India to replace its Maitri research station in Antarctica

India has decided to replace its Maitri research station in Antarctica with a new one in the next three to four years. The same was announced by Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences on 9
11 May 2017

Discovery to launch its first Hindi general entertainment channel in India

Discovery Communications on 10 May 2017 announced its plan to roll out Discovery JEET, a new entertainment channel across India. The channel will be started by the end of 2017. After its launch, the channel will be
11 May 2017

Vijay Goel Flagged Off four Clean Himalaya Expeditions

Minister of Sports, Vijay Goel flagged off four Clean Himalaya expeditions and a Medical Mountaineering expedition to Mt Satopanth (7075 Mtrs) on 9 May 2017 at the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF)in Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Goel
11 May 2017

Konkona Sen Sharma bags Best Director and Best Actress awards at New York Indian Film Festival

Konkona Sen Sharma in the first week of May 2017 grabbed the top honours at the 2017 New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF). Konkona won the Best Director award for her directorial debut A Death in the
11 May 2017

Union Government sets up a task force to compute reliable and timely employment data

The Union Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 May 2017 created a task force on employment data. The task force to be headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya and will be responsible
11 May 2017

Twitter elevates Taranjeet Singh as Country Director for India

Twitter, the social networking giant elevated Taranjeet Singh as its Country Director for India on 10 May 2017. Singh was previously leading the charge for sales and marketing support for Twitter’s advertisers in India. The official statement
11 May 2017

Moon Jae-In began his five-year term as president of South Korea

Left-leaning former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-In began his five-year term as president of South Korea on Wednesday, following a landslide election win after a corruption scandal felled the country’s last leader. Tuesday’s ballot was called after
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