Daily Archive: Thursday, June 8, 2017

8 Jun 2017

Sachin Tendulkar joins United Nations campaign Super Dads

Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar will be joining the likes of Noval Djokovic and David Beckham for a United Nations campaign/initiative titled Super Dads. The UNICEF initiative Super Dad highlights the critical role played by fathers in children’s
8 Jun 2017

Union Government launches Skill for Life, Save a Life Initiative

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on 6 June 2017 launched the Skill for Life, Save a Life Initiative with an aim to promote skill development in the health sector. Under this initiative,
8 Jun 2017

Government to appoint Nyaya Mitras to accelerate pending cases

The Union government would be appointing Nyaya Mitras across the country to speed up the hearing of cases that have been pending in the lower courts for the last 10 years. The same was confirmed by Union
8 Jun 2017

New species of flying squirrel named Glaucomys Oregonensis discovered

Scientists have recently discovered a new species of flying squirrel named Glaucomys Oregonensis in North America that had been hiding in plain sight for over hundreds of years. The study was published in the Journal of Mammalogy
8 Jun 2017

Ministries to decide on FDI proposals within 60 days: Finance Ministry

The Union Government on 6 June 2017 said that Ministries will have to decide on FDI proposals within 60 days of the application and any rejection will need concurrence of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
8 Jun 2017

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Korea

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 7 June 2017 approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) and Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) for export credit of
8 Jun 2017

Union Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Somalia

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 7 June 2017 approved the signing and subsequent ratification of the agreement between India and Somalia on transfer of sentenced persons between both the countries. The
8 Jun 2017

India’s Presidential Election 2017 to be held on 17 July

The Presidential Election of India will be held on 17 July 2017, as per the announcement made by Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on 7 June 2017. The term of President Pranab Mukherjee will come to an
8 Jun 2017

Indian-American among 12 new astronauts chosen by NASA

NASA on 7 June 2017 announced names of 12 new astronauts, including an Indian-American Lt Col Raja Grinder Chari. They, the new astronauts, were chosen from a record number of over 18000 applicants. The new candidates include
8 Jun 2017

World Oceans Day 2017 observed globally on 8th June 2017

The World Oceans Day was observed across the world on 8 June 2017 with the theme Our oceans, our future. This year’s theme is connected to the Ocean Conference which took place from 5 to 9 June
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