Daily Archive: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

14 Jun 2017

IRDAI takes over management of Sahara India Life Insurance Company

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has announced taking over the management of the Sahara India Life Insurance Company. Insurance regulator, IRDAI in an order issued in New Delhi on 12 June 2017 said
14 Jun 2017

Centre to set up 100 AYUSH hospitals across country

The Centre has approved proposals for setting up of 100 Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy, AYUSH hospitals across the country. The same was revealed by the Minister of state for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik. The Minister said
14 Jun 2017

Arunachal Pradesh demands separate time zone to improve efficiency

Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, on 12 June 2017 reiterated demand for a separate time zone for the north-eastern states. The demand is made to improve work efficiency and save electricity in the north-eastern region
14 Jun 2017

Panama cuts diplomatic ties with Taiwan, establishes relations with China

Central American nation, Panama has cut its long-standing ties with Taiwan, choosing to establish diplomatic relations with China instead. The Panamanian government said that it recognised there was “only one China” and considered Taiwan part of it.
14 Jun 2017

Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature authored by Jairam Ramesh launched

A book titled Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature authored by Jairam Ramesh was released on 10 June 2017 at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum in New Delhi. The book was launched by Congress president Sonia Gandhi
14 Jun 2017

A third of all humans are either overweight or obese: Study

More than one in 10 people worldwide are now obese and 2.2 billion are believed to be overweight. The revelation was made in a new research published on 12 June 2017 in The New England Journal of
14 Jun 2017

Toyota to develop a new system that could predict heart attack

Scientists are developing a new system that would be able to predict if a car driver is about to have a heart attack. The feature would help avoid road accidents due to an unexpected cardiac event. Speaking
14 Jun 2017

CRY Report: Uttar Pradesh ranks First in Number of Child Labourers

According to a recently released CRY Report on child labour, more than 8 lakh children between the age group of 5 and 6 years in India are engaged in child labour. Child Rights and You (CRY) is an NGO working
14 Jun 2017

ICC ODI Player Rankings: Virat Kohli becomes No.1 ODI Batsman

India captain Virat Kohli reclaimed the world number one position in the ODI batting rankings, according to the latest MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings released on Tuesday. Josh Hazlewood of Australia achieved the top spot in
14 Jun 2017

SEBI asks Commodity Exchanges to Set up Investor service Fund

SEBI has come up with comprehensive guidelines asking the Commodity derivatives exchanges to compulsorily set up investor protection and service funds. The commodity exchanges should maintain separate bank accounts for maintaining the corpus of the IPF and the ISF.
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