Daily Archive: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

17 May 2017

Ovais Sarmad appointed as Deputy Executive Secretary of UNFCCC

Ovais Sarmad, a senior Indian official, in the second week of May 2017 was appointed as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The appointment was made after consultation with
17 May 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Tickets to cost Rs 48; Tickets will be exclusively available on FIFA.com

Ticket sales for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 were officially launched on 15 May 2017 at New Delhi’s Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium. The tickets will be exclusively available on FIFA.com from 16 May 2017 at exactly
17 May 2017

US-based Indian Ramit Tandon won his maiden PSA title

Indian squash player Ramit Tandon won his first professional title on 14 May 2017 after beating his Indian counterpart, Kush Kumar in the Sys Open 2017. The US-based player beat the third-seeded Kumar in straight sets of
17 May 2017

Suresh Raina launches foundation dedicated to wellness of Mother and Child

Indian cricketer Suresh Raina launched Gracia Raina Foundation (GRF) on 15 May 2017, which is dedicated to creating awareness and work closely with mothers and children who require help ranging from physical and mental issues. The announcement
17 May 2017

Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak

Authorities in Sanaa in May 2017 declared a state of emergency in the Yemeni capital over a deadly outbreak of cholera. Houthi-run health ministry stated that it was “unable to contain this disaster” and appealed for international
17 May 2017

Indian Navy and Space Application Centre signs MoU for cooperation

Indian Navy and Ahmedabad-based Space Application Centre on 15 May 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Data Sharing and Scientific cooperation in the field of Meteorology and Oceanology. The MoU was signed at SAC, Ahmedabad
17 May 2017

West Bengal makes Bengali compulsory in all schools

The West Bengal government has made the Bengali language compulsory in all schools, including private English medium schools of the State. The announcement was made by the State’s Education Minister, Partha Chatterjee on 15 May 2017 during
17 May 2017

VO Chidambaranar Port Trust and TANGEDCO sign MoU to upgrade Coal Jetties

The VO Chidambaranar Port (VOCP) on 15 May 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) for the upgradation of Coal Jetty I and II. As per the MoU,
17 May 2017

India, Palestine sign five agreements for cooperation in different sectors

India and Palestine on 16 May 2017 signed 5 agreements for cooperation in different areas including agriculture, health and Information Technology. The Agreements were exchanged after delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Palestine President Mahmoud
17 May 2017

India imposes anti-dumping duty on glasses and Chinese radiators

India has imposed anti-dumping duty on certain types of glasses from Iran and aluminium radiators from China in order to protect the domestic industry from cheap imports. While an anti-dumping duty of about USD 55.59 per tonne
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons