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23 Jun 2017

Indian activist Ankit Kawatra chosen for Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Anti-hunger activist Ankit Kawatra is all set to receive the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award with 60 others from all 53 Commonwealth countries. Kawatra will be honoured by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony to be held
23 Jun 2017

Intel partners with International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Intel on 21 June 2017 announced a long-term technology partnership. The partnership was announced at an official signing ceremony in New York with IOC President Thomas Bach and the US tech
23 Jun 2017

India, Russia identify key areas to boost cooperation in S&T sector

To bolster the cooperation in the science and technology sector, India and Russia on 21 June 2017 identified key areas of cooperation in the sector. The identified areas include space and marine technologies, IT and deep ocean
23 Jun 2017

China unveils World’s first train that runs on Virtual Tracks

The world’s first track-less train has just been unveiled in Zhouzhou, in the Hunan province of China. The electric train, called Autonomous Rail Transit (ART), runs purely on electricity on virtual tracks. The train just a little
23 Jun 2017

Shrihari Chandraghatgi given environment award in Japan

Indian agricultural microbiologist Shrihari Chandraghatgi has been conferred the Ministry of Environment Award for 2017 in Japan for developing cutting edge technologies to address burning environmental problems. Chandraghatgi, who is President and CEO of EcoCycle Corporation, is
23 Jun 2017

Mumbai most expensive for expatriates in India: Mercer’s Survey

Mumbai emerged as the most expensive Indian city for expatriates in Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey, outpacing even major global cities such as Paris, Canberra, Seattle and Vienna. The country’s financial capital is placed 57th
23 Jun 2017

Vladimir Voronkov appointed to lead new UN counter-terror unit

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on 21 June 2017 appointed Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov of the Russian Federation as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office. The Under-Secretary-General will provide strategic leadership to United Nations counter-terrorism efforts, participate
22 Jun 2017

India and ADB sign USD 275 million loan agreement for Madhya Pradesh

The Union Government on 19 June 2017 signed USD 275 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for improving urban services in 64 small towns in the State of Madhya Pradesh. The loan agreement was
22 Jun 2017

China’s largest CHP power project in Russia starts operation

A 483-MW gas-steam Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, built by a China-Russia joint venture, officially started operation on 20 June 2017. The CHP is the tangible result of the Huadian-Teninskaya joint project. It was launched by
22 Jun 2017

Travis Kalanick resigns as Uber Chief Executive Officer

Travis Kalanick, the Chief Executive Officer of Uber announced his resignation from the post on 21 June 2017. Kalanick reportedly took the hard decision after a group of major Uber investors demanded his immediate resignation. Speaking on
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