Daily Archive: Monday, June 19, 2017

19 Jun 2017

James Webb Space Telescope’s first science targets announced

Mission officials for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have announced the initial science targets for the James Webb Space Telescope. The JWST has been scheduled to look at a large number of things in the universe including icy
19 Jun 2017

Ministry of Culture launches National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India

Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture & Tourism on 17 June 2017 launched the implementation of the National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India at Goverdhan Block, Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh. The
19 Jun 2017

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict was observed globally on 19 June 2017 with the theme ‘Preventing Sexual Violence Crimes through Justice and Deterrence’. The United Nations will be hosting a panel
19 Jun 2017

SBI, Tirumala Milk Products tie up for providing loans to dairy farmers

State Bank of India has entered into a tie-up with Tirumala Milk Products, a South- based company which was acquired by Groupe Lactalis in 2014, to provide loans to dairy farmers who supply milk to the latter.
19 Jun 2017

Atal Pension Yojana (APY) can now be subscribed digitally

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has now introduced APY@eNPS which involves a complete digital enrolment process. This is the latest in the series of various initiatives taken by PFRDA for expansion of outreach of Atal
19 Jun 2017

DGCA suspends Coimbatore-based carrier Air Carnival’s flying permit

Aviation regulator DGCA has suspended the flying licence of Coimbatore-based carrier Air Carnival which has not operated a single flight since early April. With this, Air Carnival has become the third regional carrier, after Air Pegasus and
19 Jun 2017

AIIB approves membership of Argentina, Madagascar, Tonga

The China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on Friday approved the membership of Argentina, the Republic of Madagascar and the Kingdom of Tonga at its second annual meeting of governors. The AIIB’s board of governors adopted resolutions
19 Jun 2017

Government of India sets up GST facilitation cell in DIPP

The industry department today said it has established a GST facilitation cell to address any tax issue that can come up in sectors related to the DIPP. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) looks after
19 Jun 2017

Kidambi Srikanth lifts Indonesia Open by defeating Kazumasa Sakai

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth clinched his third Superseries title, lifting the Indonesia Open men’s singles trophy with a straight-game victory over Japanese qualifier Kazumasa Sakai in the finals here on Sunday. World No.22 Srikanth, who had reached
19 Jun 2017

International Yoga Day to be held in China after India

Yoga fever has gripped China ahead of the third UN International Yoga Day as thousands of Chinese would participate in scores of events organised across the country which officials say will make it the second biggest celebrations of
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