Daily Archive: Saturday, May 27, 2017

27 May 2017

Government tweaked Startup definition, benefits to now flow for 7 years

The Union Government on 25 May 2017 introduced minor changes to the startup definition, saying a business not older than seven years will now qualify for benefits under the Startup India Action Plan. Earlier, companies which were
27 May 2017

Manchester United beat Ajax to claim 2016–17 UEFA Europa League title

Manchester United on 24 May 2017 won their first ever UEFA Europa League title. The team defeated Ajax 0-2 to clinch the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League title. It is the second major trophy of the season for
27 May 2017

Anurag Tripathy appointed as Secretary of CBSE on 25 May 2017

Senior bureaucrat Anurag Tripathy was on 25 May 2017 appointed as the Secretary of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Tripathy will serve the post for a period of five years. Tripathy is a 1998 batch
27 May 2017

Indian flights to soon provide in-flight Wi-Fi Net access

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has sent a revised proposal that will enable in-flight access to voice, data and video services. Confirming the same, the Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey stated that the DoT has sent
27 May 2017

Indian researchers find a new way to kill tuberculosis bacteria

A team of Indian researchers achieved a 100-fold reduction in tuberculosis bacteria load in lungs of mice after 60 days of treatment using bergenin. Bergenin is a phytochemical isolated from tender leaves of sakhua or shala tree
27 May 2017

India’s concerns over China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

The First One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Summit concluded on 15 May 2017 in Beijing, China. The Summit, showcased China’s plans to build a network of trade routes under the One Belt, One Road initiative to the
27 May 2017

India shows strong commitment to multilateralism: UN Secretary

Noting that India is the second-largest troop contributor to peacekeeping missions, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that India has shown a strong commitment to multilateralism through its engagement in peacekeeping. The statement was delivered at a reception
27 May 2017

Uttarakhand CM launches water conservation campaign

Uttarakhand CM launches water conservation campaign. The CM has urged the members to have a rainwater harvesting system fitted in their residential premises. The Minister also requested the common people not to use water beyond what is
27 May 2017

ICC Cricket Committee recommends DRS for T20 Internationals

The ICC Cricket Committee, chaired by India’s head coach Anil Kumble, made a host of recommendations concerning future international cricket. The recommendations were made by the group that met in London on 23 May and 24 May
27 May 2017

Union Environment Ministry bans sale of cattle for slaughter

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests on 23 May 2017 came up with new regulations that ban the sale of all kinds of cattle for slaughter across India. The rules were issued under the Prevention of
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