Daily Archive: Thursday, June 15, 2017

15 Jun 2017

EU to release remaining grant for primary, secondary education in India

The European Union (EU) delegation to India on 13 June 2017 announced its decision to release the final tranche of Euro 25 million of its euro 80 million grant to the Indian government’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and
15 Jun 2017

France, UK announce action plan to stop terror propaganda on internet

The leaders of France and Britain have announced an anti-terror action plan to stop terror propaganda on internet. The announcement was made by French President Emmanuel Macron after having talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Both
15 Jun 2017

RBI identifies Accounts under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 13 June 2017 stated that 12 accounts representing about 25 per cent of the gross bad loans in the banking system would be eligible for immediate reference for Bankruptcy Code.
15 Jun 2017

Uprooted by dam, workers trapped in bonded labour on Indian plantations

Some 200 people, who were forced to leave their homes by the construction of Aliyar Dam in 1960s, are still trapped in bonded labour in plantations. It was claimed in a report prepared by non-profit National Adivasi
15 Jun 2017

Tata Motors appoints Girish Wagh as Commercial Vehicle Business Head

Automobile major Tata Motors on 13 June 2017 announced the appointment of Girish Wagh as the head of its Commercial Vehicle Business Unit. Wagh will take charge of his new responsibilities with immediate effect. On 5 June
15 Jun 2017

World Blood Donors Day 2017 observed on 14 June 2017

World Blood Donors Day (WBDD) was observed on 14 June 2017. The theme of the 2017 World Blood Donor Day is Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often. This year’s campaign focuses on blood donation in emergencies.  The
15 Jun 2017

DRDO Successfully Test-fires anti-Tank Nag Missile

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired anti-tank Nag missile in Rajasthan. The test was conducted by Scientists of the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Missile Complex at Hyderabad, Defence Laboratory at Jodhpur, High Energy Materials Research Laboratory
15 Jun 2017

Verizon completes Yahoo acquisition, Marissa Mayer resigns as CEO

Telecom giant Verizon has acquired Yahoo’s core business for $4.48bn (£3.51m), thus ending Yahoo’s two-decade long run as an independent company. Verizon is the No.1 wireless operator in the US. Salient Highlights Verizon will combine Yahoo with AOL
15 Jun 2017

Sikkim government signs MoU with the British Council

The Human Resource Development department of Sikkim government today signed an MoU with the British Council to enhance quality of education in the state. The MoU was signed by G P Upadhaya, additional chief secretary cum principal
15 Jun 2017

G7 environment ministers meeting 2017 held in Bologna, Italy

On 11-12th June Bologna will host the Environment Ministerial Meeting of the G7. The meeting will be attended by the Environment Ministers of the seven countries and the Commissioners of the European Union for Environment and Climate.
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