Daily Archive: Saturday, June 10, 2017

10 Jun 2017

Mitchell’s book, Who Has Seen the Wind, returned to library

Who has seen the Wind a book written by the Canadian author W.O. Mitchell and first published in 1947 came into the news in June 2017. The book was also made into a movie in 1977. The
10 Jun 2017

Eminent social rights activist Mehrunnisa Dalwai no more

Mehrunnisa Dalwai, eminent social activist, author and wife of the late thinker and Marathi writer Hamid Dalwai passed away at her residence on 8 June 2017. She was 87. Mehrunnisa worked for justice and equal rights for
10 Jun 2017

Ex-UN General Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann dies

Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, former Foreign Minister of Nicaragua and former President of the UN General Assembly, passed away on 8 June 2017. He was 84. He was born in the United States to a Nicaraguan diplomat who
10 Jun 2017

Adam Zagajewski wins Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award for Literature

Polish poet and author Adam Zagajewski on 8 June 2017 won the Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Literature 2017. He was awarded for his resolute stance in defence of freedom and the search for beauty,
10 Jun 2017

Supreme Court partially stays linking of PAN with Aadhaar

The Supreme Court (SC) on 9 June 2017 upheld the newly-inserted provision in the Income Tax Act, 1961 mandating linking of Aadhaar number with Permanent Account Number (PAN), but it partially stays its operation. A Bench of
10 Jun 2017

Veteran Congress leader, P Govardhan Reddy passes away

Veteran Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP, Palvai Govardhan Reddy passed away on 9 June 2017 after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 80. Govardhan Reddy is reported to have suffered the attack early in the morning,
10 Jun 2017

The second National Health Editors Conference on Yoga begins

The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the second National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga on 9 June 2017 at the National Media Centre in New Delhi. The conference is being organized
10 Jun 2017

UDAN scheme: Tamil Nadu govt signs MoU with Aviation Ministry

Towns like Hosur and Neyveli in Tamil Nadu are set to have low-cost flight services in the first phase of implementation of the Centre’s UDAN scheme which seeks to promote regional air connectivity. The state government today
10 Jun 2017

India signs OECD pact to check tax evasion by MNCs

India has signed a ground-breaking multilateral BEPS convention that will close loopholes in thousands of tax treaties worldwide. The multilateral instrument was signed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the OECD headquarters in Paris on Wednesday. The
10 Jun 2017

Virat Kohli in top 100 of Forbes list of world’s highest paid athletes

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is the sole sportsperson from the country to feature among the world’s 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list topped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. Virat Kohli, 28, has
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