Daily Archive: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

30 May 2017

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2017 observed

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2017 was observed on 29 May 2017 with the theme Investing in Peace around the world. The Day offers a chance to pay tribute to the uniformed and civilians personnel’s
30 May 2017

Borussia Dortmund beat Frankfurt to lift 2016-17 German Cup

Borussia Dortmund on 27 May 2017 defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in the German Cup final held at the Olympiastadion, Berlin. It is the fourth title of the victorious Borussia Dortmund. Borussia Dortmund had already earned automatic qualification
30 May 2017

TADA court likely to announce order against Abu Salem

The special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court in Mumbai is likely to pronounce its orders against the underworld don Abu Salem and others in connection with the 1993 blasts case. The others accused in
30 May 2017

MoUs signed at India-Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference

India has hosted a two-day Pacific Islands Conference in Suva, the capital city of Fiji. The India-Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference held between 25 and 26 May 2017 was hosted by Ministry of External Affairs. The conference
30 May 2017

Former Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis dies

Former Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis passed away on 29 May 2017. He was 98. Mitsotakis was an early proponent of austerity cuts that Greece eventually had to adopt during the economic crisis of 2010. Mitsotakis had
30 May 2017

Delhi Metro’s Heritage Line inaugurated on 28 May 2017

Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on 28 May 2017 flagged off the first train of the Delhi Metro’s Heritage Line. The train will now be open for public. This 5.17-km-long corridor Heritage Line has four stations-
30 May 2017

Manipur Governor, Najma Heptulla appointed as Jamia Chancellor

Incumbent Governor of Manipur, Najma Heptulla, was appointed as the Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia on 29 May 2017. The development was confirmed by Jamia’s Vice Chancellor, Talat Ahmad who stated that the University will greatly benefit
30 May 2017

India’s own global positioning system NavIC to be operational from 2018

India’s homegrown Global Positioning System (GPS), the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), alternatively named NavIC, is slated to be operational early in 2018. At present, NavIC is being tested for its accuracy and is most likely
30 May 2017

Prakash Javadekar launches UGC App to fight ragging

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar launched an Anti-Ragging Mobile App introduced by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on 29 May 2017 in New Delhi. The mobile app will help students register complaints against the menace
30 May 2017

Haryana announces pension scheme for journalists

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced a slew of incentives for journalists, including a Rs 10,000 monthly pension scheme, for those who are above 60 years and have completed 20 years in the profession.
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