Daily Archive: Thursday, May 18, 2017

18 May 2017

Trump to address Muslim leaders on ‘Peaceful Vision Of Islam’

Trump to address Muslim leaders on ‘Peaceful Vision Of Islam’. The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, will urge unity between the world’s major faiths during his maiden foreign trip that will take him
18 May 2017

Venkaiah Naidu announces separate 24×7 DD Channel for Jharkhand

Minister for Information & Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu on 16 May 2017 announced a separate 24×7 DD channel for the state of Jharkhand. The plan was announced at the review meeting of the programmes and initiatives of Ministry
18 May 2017

Dinosaur mummy discovered in Canada with all skin intact

Palaeontologists in Canada have unveiled a dinosaur mummy that had been encased in stone for over 110 million years. The remains of the armour-plated nodosaur, which is a 3000-pound plant-eating horned creature, went on display at the
18 May 2017

Union Government launches EPFO’s Citizens Charter 2017

Union Minister of Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya on 16 May 2017 launched EPFO’s Citizens Charter 2017 and E-Court Management System along with it. Citizens Charter 2017 of EPFO is an attempt to bring transparency and accountability
18 May 2017

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2017 observed

The 2017 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) was observed on 17 May 2017. The theme for WTISD-17 is Big Data for Big Impact. The theme focuses on the power of Big Data for development and
18 May 2017

Can women be given option of saying no to Triple Talaq: SC to AIMPLB

The Supreme Court (SC) on 17 May 2017 asked the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) that whether a woman can be given option to deny Triple Talaq at the time of execution of ‘Nikahnama’ –
18 May 2017

Renowned biologist Purnima Devi Barman nominated for Whitley Awards

Renowned wildlife biologist, Dr Purnima Devi Barman, in May 2017 was nominated for the prestigious Whitley Awards. Barman has been nominated for her relentless efforts and campaigns for the conservation of the Greater Adjutant Stork locally known
18 May 2017

World Meteorological Organization launches Year of Polar Prediction

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) ON 15 May 2017 officially announced the start of the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP). The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) is
18 May 2017

Elephant census in Karnataka begins on 17 May 2017

In Karnataka, a major exercise of elephant census began on 17 May 2017. The census exercise began simultaneously across all protected areas and forests of the state that were identified to harbour elephant population. The Mysore Elephant
18 May 2017

Sri Lanka backs India’s Stand on China-Pak Economic Corridor

Sri Lanka, which was a participant of China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) conference in Beijing, on 16 May 2017, backed India’s concern about Kashmir. The two-day conference in Beijing brought together leaders from 29 countries. Speaking
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