Daily Archive: Friday, June 2, 2017

2 Jun 2017

Global Day of Parents observed on 1 June across the world

The Global Day of Parents was observed on 1 June 2017. The day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards
2 Jun 2017

Ramachandra Guha resigns as BCCI Administrator

Historian Ramachandra Guha on 1 June 2017 resigned as member of the four-member Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Guha cited personal reasons for his resignation. Following his resignation, the
2 Jun 2017

Japan launches satellite for high-precision positioning system

Japan on 1 June 2017 launched a satellite to help build a high-precision geolocation system that will complement the US operated Global Positioning System (GPS). The rocket carrying the Michibiki No. 2 satellite, H-IIA, was launched from
2 Jun 2017

JRR Tolkien’s book Beren and Luthien published after 100 years

Beren and Luthien, a book by Lord of the Rings author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (JRR Tolkien), was published on 1 June 2017, 100 years after it was first conceived. The books was published by HarperCollins on
2 Jun 2017

Haryana Cabinet approves extension of Metro rail from Delhi to Sonepat

The Haryana Cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, on 1 June 2017 approved the extension of Metro Rail from Narela in Delhi to Kundli in Sonepat district of Haryana. The Cabinet also approved the revised
2 Jun 2017

Nirupama Rao appointed public policy fellow to US think-tank

Former Indian Ambassador to the United States, Nirupama Rao has been appointed as the public policy fellow to a top American think-tank based in Washington. Rao would be working on a project on Indo-China relationship. She will
2 Jun 2017

G Parameshwara resigns as Karnataka Home Minister

Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara resigned from his post on 1 June 2017. He is also the State Congress Committee chief. He had offered to resign earlier during the day, as the Party High Command, which appointed
2 Jun 2017

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao: No provision for individual cash transfer

The Union Ministry of Women & Child Development (MWCD) on 1 June 2017 clarified that the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme has no provision for individual cash transfer component. The scheme focuses on challenging mindsets and deep
2 Jun 2017

Indian Railways to launch ‘buy now, pay later’ feature for tickets

In good news for crores of travellers, Indian Railways is all set to launch a new feature for booking tickets. You will soon be able to buy tickets from the IRCTC website and pay later, which will
2 Jun 2017

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurates Telangana solar plant

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today inaugurated a grid-connected Telangana solar plant of 16 MW capacity at the Ordinance Factory in Telangana’s Medak. He also dedicated a 9 MW capacity windmill project installed at Dammur in Karnataka at
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