Daily Archive: Saturday, June 17, 2017

17 Jun 2017

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017 observed

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was observed globally on 15 June 2017. The day is observed to voice against abuse and suffering inflicted on older people. The theme of the 2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is
17 Jun 2017

US adds 3 Islamic State group leaders to terrorism blacklist

The United States Administration led by President Donald Trump on 15 June 2017 blacklisted three senior members of the Islamic State group including the group’s leader, the chief recruiter in India and a recruiter for attackers who
17 Jun 2017

Adani Group set up 50-MW solar PV plant in Mahoba district of UP

Infrastructure conglomerate Adani Group in the second week of June 2017 announced commissioning of a 50 megawatts (MW) solar photovoltaic, PV plant in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh. The plant has been set up with an investment of Rs.
17 Jun 2017

Shipping Ministry organised Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas Sammelan

The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) in collaboration with Ministry of Shipping, Government of India (GOI) organised Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas sammelan on 15 June 2017 at Bhaidas Hall, Vile Parle in Mumbai. The sammelan was held
17 Jun 2017

Former Chief Justice of India PN Bhagwati passes away

Former Chief Justice of India PN Bhagwati passed away on 15 June 2017 following a brief illness in New Delhi. He was 95. He is survived by his wife and three daughters. Bhagwati was considered as a
17 Jun 2017

Ajaib Singh Bhatti elected as Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker

Congress MLA Ajaib Singh Bhatti was unanimously elected as the Deputy Speaker of Punjab Legislative Assembly on 16 June 2017. His name was proposed by the leader of the House Captain Amarinder Singh and seconded by Health
17 Jun 2017

IOC, BPCL, HPCL sign agreement to set up USD 30 billion oil refinery

Three public sector oil marketing companies namely Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum on 15 June 2017 signed the joint venture agreement to jointly set up the world’s largest oil refinery along with petrochemical complex
17 Jun 2017

India re-elected to United Nations Economic and Social Council

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 15 June 2017 re-elected India to another three-year term on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). India was elected to the ECOSOC with the backing of the Asian and Pacific
17 Jun 2017

Neeru Chadha elected as first Indian woman Member of ITLOS

Law expert Neeru Chadha has been elected a judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and will be the first Indian woman to serve on the 21-member court. On Wednesday, Neeru Chadha
17 Jun 2017

GII Rankings: India 60th most innovative globally, Switzerland tops the list

India moved into the top half of the Global Innovation Index (GII) in 2017 by climbing six spots to 60 in a survey of innovative capacity among 127 countries. The country also maintained the top spot in
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