28 Jun 2017

Govt clears proposal for setting up new airport in Greater Noida

The government has cleared a proposal for setting up a greenfield airport in Jewar in Greater Noida, which is likely to be operational in the next five to six years. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said
28 Jun 2017

J-K Governor N N Vohra appointed as president of IIC

Jammu and Kashmir governor N N Vohra became the president of the India International Centre (IIC) — a prestigious cultural hub in the national capital — replacing eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee, who stepped down after an intense
28 Jun 2017

SpiceJet is world’s top airline stock in 2017 with 124% gain

Two and a half years after SpiceJet Ltd was forced to ground its entire fleet on its inability to pay a mere $2.2 million in fuel bills, the budget airline has become the world’s best-performing airline stock—with
28 Jun 2017

Dangal becomes 1st Indian movie to earn Rs2,000 cr worldwide

Dangal is turning out to be an echelon of fame for Aamir Khan. According to Forbes Magazine’s latest report, the movie has become the first Indian movie in the history to earn Rs 2000 crore (307 million
28 Jun 2017

US designates Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin as global terrorist

US designates Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin as global terrorist. “Pakistan has demonstrated a longstanding commitment of combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. The people and government of Pakistan have rendered immense sacrifices in both blood
27 Jun 2017

Palbinder Kaur Shergill 1st turbaned woman Judge in Canada SC

Palbinder Kaur Shergill is the first turbaned (amritdhari) Sikh woman to be appointed judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster. Jody Wilson-Raybould, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, announced the appointment
27 Jun 2017

HRD Ministry Constitutes K. Kasturirangan Panel to Frame NEP

The HRD ministry has constituted a new nine-member panel headed by space scientist K Kasturirangan to frame a new National Education Policy (NEP). The other members of the panel include chosen experts and educationists from wide-ranging backgrounds. The panel
27 Jun 2017

World Bank clears $250-million loan for Skill India Mission

The World Bank has cleared a USD 250-million loan to aid the Skill India mission. The loan amount would be used for making Indian youth more employable through reskilling. The USD 250 million Skill India Mission Operation (SIMO) is set to
27 Jun 2017

NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover finds evidence of Ancient Lake

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has found rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater that might have been a lake of liquid water. The scientists believe that the rocks were either transported by a flood or eroded in place by the wind. Salient Facts
27 Jun 2017

Srinivas Gokulnath becomes 1st Indian to Solo finish Race Across America

Nashik’s army doctor Srinivas Gokulnath and Nagpur’s doctor Amit Samarth has created history by becoming the first Indians to complete the 4,900-km Race Across America (RAAM) in the solo 18-59 age category. While Srinivas Gokulnath finished the distance of 4941kms in
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