Daily Archive: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

7 Jun 2017

Habibganj Railway Station to become India’s first private railway station

Habibganj Railway Station, located in the suburbs of Bhopal, will become India’s first railway station to be redeveloped in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode. The station redevelopment work in the railway station will be launched on 9
7 Jun 2017

Astronomers discover a giant planet hotter than most stars

A team of astronomers led by B Scott Gaudi, an astronomer at the Ohio State University, recently discovered hottest giant planet named KELT-9b, an exoplanet that is hotter than the most stars.  The findings were published in
7 Jun 2017

US gives Philippines hundreds of anti-terror weapons

The United States on 5 June 2017 gave Philippines hundreds of anti-terror weapons including machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers. The weapons were handed over during a ceremony held in Manila that highlighted a decade-old American counter-
7 Jun 2017

United Nations observes 2017 Russian Language Day

The United Nations Russian Language Day was observed on 6 June 2017. The day is observed annually to maintain the equality of all six official UN languages. These six official languages are English, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Russian
7 Jun 2017

Authors Neelakantan, Satpathy to be honoured with Kalinga Awards

Popular writer Anand Neelakantan, Odia poet Haraprasad Das and author Paramita Satpathy were on 6 June 2017 announced as the winners of the Kalinga Literary Awards. Neelakantan was chosen for the Kalinga International Literary Award, Haraprasad Das
7 Jun 2017

Vijaya Bank is going to develop 100 digital villages

India’s public sector bank, Vijaya Bank is going to develop 100 digital villages spread across various states of the country. The move is being undertaken by the bank as a part of its initiative to promote digital
7 Jun 2017

Kerala Government implements green protocol for weddings

The Government of Kerala has implemented a green protocol to make auspicious occasions such as weddings more nature-friendly. With the implementation of the protocol, the use of plastic and other non-degradable articles including disposable glasses, plates and
7 Jun 2017

Venkaiah Naidu urges residents to segregate waste at source

On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Union Minister for Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting, M Venkaiah Naidu launched Segregation of Waste at Source Initiative for National Capital Region at Talkatora Stadium. Arunima Sinha, first
7 Jun 2017

Women to man all public parking lots in Chandigarh

Chandigarh would become the first city in the country where all public parking lots would be managed by women. A smart parking system would be rolled out in the second week of June under the joint initiative
7 Jun 2017

India Meteorological Department to release Malaria & Chikungunya Alerts

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that it is working on a forecasting system that will give a 15-day warnings on the likelihood of a malaria or chikungunya outbreak across different regions of the country. Salient Highlights
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