Daily Archive: Friday, May 12, 2017

12 May 2017

Seven athletes selected at GAIL Indian Speed Star Season II

The Season II of GAIL Indian Speed Star culminated on 10 May 2017 in New Delhi with the selection of 7 athletes. The grand finale of this grass root athletics program was held at Thyagaraj Sports Complex.
12 May 2017

Rajasthan to launch action plans for reducing infant mortality rate

The Rajasthan government has decided to introduce action plans at the district level in order to utilise locally available resources to reduce infant mortality rate (IMR). The plans will be based on the socio-economic conditions of each
12 May 2017

Asian Wrestling Championship: India’s Harpreet Singh wins bronze in Greco-Roman weight category

Indian wrestler Harpreet Singh on 10 May 2017 won a bronze medal in the Greco-Roman weight divisions on the opening day of the Asian Wrestling Championship. In the opening match played in New Delhi, Harpreet defeated his
12 May 2017

Shashank Manohar to complete his full term as ICC Chairman

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on 10 May 2017 confirmed that Shashank Manohar will continue to function as the Independent Chairman of ICC till June 2018. With this, the uncertainty looming large over Shashank Manohar’s tenure as
12 May 2017

Adityanath’s government to merge local bodies of Mathura-Vrindavan & Ayodhya-Faizabad

With an aim to generate more revenue by providing better facilities to the tourists, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on 9 May 2017 decided to merge the local bodies of two temple towns of  Ayodhya-Faizabad and
12 May 2017

Triple Talaq Case: Five SC judges of 5 different religions begin hearing pleas challenging Triple Talaq

The five-member bench of the Supreme Court of India on 11 May 2017 began hearing the pleas and final arguments over the constitutionality of the Islamic practice of Triple Talaq. These five judges of five different religions
12 May 2017

China to install a space cabin Yuegong-1 on Moon

China initiated its second attempt to test its simulated space cabin- Yuegong-1- in Beijing on 10 May 2017 to strengthen its knowledge of what would be required for humans to remain on the moon for medium and
12 May 2017

Kochi Metro Rail Ltd offers jobs to members from the transgender community

Kochi Metro Rail Ltd on 11 May 2017 announced to employ 23 members from the transgender community. This is the first time in the history of India that a government owned company has formally appointed members of
12 May 2017

India, US exchange views on maritime developments in Asia-Pacific & IOR

India and the US in May 2017 exchanged views on maritime developments in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region and considered steps to further strengthen bilateral maritime security cooperation. The exchanges were made in the second round
12 May 2017

Only 606 bridges are safe in Kerala : Bridges Survey

The first-ever Bridges Survey conducted by the PWD revealed that around 365 bridges in Kerala are in such a grave condition that they require emergency replacement. The PWD Minister G Sudhakaran, while replying to the debate on
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