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1 Jan 2017

British-Indian Professor Shankar Balasubramanian Receives Knighthood

Shankar Balasubramanian, an Indian-origin British professor of chemistry and DNA expert at Cambridge University, has received a Knighthood along with Olympic stars Andy Murray and Mo Farah among others by Queen Elizabeth II for their contributions. Shankar
31 Dec 2016

World’s highest bridge opens in China for reducing travel time

The world’s highest bridge opened to traffic in China, connecting two southwestern provinces and reducing travel time in the region by three quarters. The 4400-foot-long Beipanjiang bridge has a height equivalent to a 200-story building, which makes
31 Dec 2016

BITS students develop first aid app with Red Cross Society

This group of students from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) – Tushar Dhalwani (Pilani campus), Rishabh Garg (Pilani campus), Bhuvan Gupta (Goa campus), Akansha Pandey (Hyderabad campus), Shrey Bansal (Hyderabad campus) and Rahul Mittal (Hyderabad
30 Dec 2016

Ranjana Sonawane 1st to get Aadhaar card & her village both ‘cashless’

It’s 2.30pm and Ranjana Sonawane has returned to her hutment after hunting for work all morning. She kindles a chulha (hearth) to prepare a quick meal for her family. Within a few seconds, she’s enveloped in the
30 Dec 2016

The ninth edition of Times Green Ganesha awards given out

The ninth edition of Times Green Ganesha culminated with an awards ceremony in Mumbai on Tuesday. Minister of state (environment) Pravin Pote-Patil, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) member-secretary Anbalagan and MPCB PRO Sanjay Bhuskute presided over the
30 Dec 2016

Harsh Vardhan inaugurates National Children’s Science Congress

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday inaugurated the 24th National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) at Vidyapratisthan’s Institute of Information Technology in Baramati. The Minister said the Centre would provide all necessary support to the
30 Dec 2016

Former IAS officer Anil Baijal to succeed Jung as Delhi lieutenant governor

Former Union home secretary Anil Baijal was on Wednesday appointed the new lieutenant governor of Delhi in place of Najeeb Jung who resigned recently. President Pranab Mukherjee, who is on a 10-day southern sojourn, gave his assent
28 Dec 2016

PM Modi lays foundation stone of 900 km Char Dham highway

Taking a dig at previous governments for ignoring development of Uttarakhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday piled praise on Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for planning to build Char Dham Highway Development Programme in Dehradun. Addressing a
28 Dec 2016

RBI allows FPI to invest directly in NCDs/bonds issued by Indian cos

The Reserve Bank of India has allowed foreign portfolio investors(FPI) to transact in non-convertible debentures/bonds issued by Indian companies either directly or in any manner as per the prevalent/approved market practice. The central bank, in a notification,
24 Dec 2016

PM Modi Will Lay Foundation For Rs. 3,600 Crore Shivaji Memorial

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a day’s visit to Maharashtra today, where he will lay the foundation stone for Shivaji Memorial, the grand memorial of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the metro rail projects
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