Daily Archive: Saturday, May 13, 2017

13 May 2017

Aruna Sundararajan appointed as Secretary of Department of Telecommunications

Aruna Sundararajan was on 10 May 2017 appointed as Secretary of Department of Telecommunications. However, she will continue to serve as the Secretary for Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity). Aruna succeeds PK Pujari, who was
13 May 2017

Election Commission of India Launches National Contact Centre

The Election Commission of India has launched National Contact Centre with a toll free number- 1800111950. The move would enable any citizen from any part of the country to call on the toll-free number and get their
13 May 2017

VVS Laxman awarded honorary life membership of Marylebone Cricket Club

Former India batsman V V S Laxman on 11 May 2017 was awarded an honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Laxman is the fifth Indian to receive the honour, after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid,
13 May 2017

TN Government to form a panel to study harmful Seemai Karuvelam trees

The Tamil Nadu government has formed an expert committee to study the impact of Seemai Karuvelam trees. Additional Advocate General (AAG) Ayyadurai made the official submission on the same before the full bench of Madras High Court
13 May 2017

Brazil declares end to Zika emergency on 11 May 2017

Brazil on 11 May 2017 declared an end to public health emergency for the Zika virus after about 18 months of fight against this mosquito-borne virus. The Zika virus emergency fell upon Brazil when the country was
13 May 2017

India test-fires surface-to-air missile Spyder on 11 May 2017

India on 11 May 2017 test fired a surface-to-air missile Spyder from a test range in Odisha as part of missile launch practice of a series of tests of the short-range quick reaction. Spyder was test fired
13 May 2017

Himachal Pradesh cabinet minister Karan Singh passes away

Karan Singh, Himachal Pradesh Cabinet Minister passed away on 12 May 2017 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi. He was 59. Singh was suffering from cancer since some time and took his
13 May 2017

IT Department simplifies linking PAN with Aadhaar for taxpayers

The Income Tax (IT) Department on 11 May 2017 launched an e-facility for taxpayers to link their Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar. IT Department simplifies linking PAN with Aadhaar for taxpayers.With this, taxpayers can go to http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
13 May 2017

Amitabh Bachchan appointed as WHO’s goodwill ambassador for hepatitis

The World Health Organisation on 12 May 2017 appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia region to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the epidemic. The decision was made public by
13 May 2017

NASA detects Signs of Water in a distant Neptune Sized Planet

Scientists have detected “a strong water signature” in the atmosphere of a distant Neptune sized planet called HAT-P-26b. The study conducted using NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has showed that  HAT-P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed almost entirely of
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