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  • Vodafone Idea signed multi million dollar IT deal with the tech giant IBM

    May 6, 2019
    Vodafone Idea Ltd, India's largest telecom operator, on 3rd May announced a five-year multi-million-dollar IT outsourcing deal with tech giant IBM. This engagement will also contribute to Vodafone Idea's merger synergy objectives by reducing its IT-related costs. The company did not divulge the size of the deal but some reports pegged it at about $700 million. The collaboration will provide Vodafone Idea with a hybrid cloud-based digital platform to enable more intimate engagement... Read More

    Bajirao, Mumbais last captive White tiger died

    May 6, 2019
    Bajirao, the last captive white tiger, died recently at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, in Borivali, Mumbai. He was 18 years and died due to old age related issues. He suffered from chronic ankyloses and chronic senile generalised arthritis from the past four years. chronic ankyloses are the fusion of bones leads to abnormal stiffening and immobility of joint on the left shoulder. Bajirao was born at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in 2001.
    There are six remaining Royal Bengal tigers at... Read More
    Category: Environment

    King Maha Vajiralongkorn was crowned as the Thai King

    May 6, 2019
    King Maha Vajiralongkorn was crowned as the Thai King. The three-day coronation, which started on 4th May, is the first since Vajiralongkorn’s adored and revered father was crowned in 1950. He was carried by soldiers on a gilded palanquin through the streets of Bangkok 5th May, in front of crowds who craned to witness the historic event. The King, Rama X of the Chakri dynasty, wore a bejewelled robe and broad-brimmed hat with a feather on the second of three days of pageantry and royal... Read More
    Category: International

    Shahid Afridi co-authored his autobiography titled, Game Changer with journalist Wajahat S Khan

    May 6, 2019
    Shahid Afridi, former captain of the ‘Pakistan national cricket team’ wrote his autobiography titled, ‘Game Changer’ will unveil answers to the much-contemplated questions about him. Afridi is popularly known as ‘Boom Boom’ and holds the world record for the fastest ODI (One Day International) century in 37 deliveries. He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket. The book has been co-authored by Afridi... Read More
    Category: Books & Authors

    Japan first privately developed rocket Momo-3 reached outer space

    May 6, 2019
    A Japanese aerospace startup Interstellar Technology Inc. successfully launched a first privately developed rocket ‘Momo-3’ into space.
    The unmanned rocket launched from its test site in Taiki on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and it reached about 110 km in altitude before falling into the Pacific Ocean after 10 minutes of flight time. The rocket is 10 meters in length, 50 centimeters in diameter and weighs about 1 ton. ‘Momo-3’ rocket has the capability... Read More

    Myntra appoints Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma as first brand ambassadors

    May 6, 2019
    Flipkart-owned fashion e-commerce platform Myntra appointed Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma as its first ever official brand ambassadors. Myntra launched an integrated campaign called ‘Go Myntra-lala’ to promote the brand. Advertising agency McCann Worldgroup from Bengaluru has created the television campaign. Anushka Sharma is a Bollywood actress and Virat Kohli is a famous cricket player. The couple has worked as brand ambassadors together for brands including Head and Shoulders... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Archery Association of India named Sunil Sharma as acting president to start with the polling procedure

    May 6, 2019
    Archery Association of India (AAI) named Sunil Sharma, its senior vice president (also VP of Jammu and Kashmir Archery Association) in accordance with Article 24 of AAI Constitution (as approved by the Supreme Court on 4th December, 2017) as its acting president to start the election process. Sunil Sharma was preceded by BVP Rao. Thereafter, Sunil Sharma headed the Executive Committee meeting. The Supreme Court had declared the elections conducted in December 2018 by the AAI as ‘null... Read More
    Category: Sports

    US to hike tariffs on USD 200 bn of Chinese goods

    May 6, 2019
    President Donald Trump announced on 5th May that the U.S. would raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25% from 10th May because trade talks are moving too slowly, as they attempt to renegotiate.
    Mr.Trump’s action came ahead of the arrival of a major Chinese delegation to Washington for the latest round of talks around, it is believed, could possibly lead to a deal. For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the USA of 25% on 50 Billion Dollars of High Tech, and 10%... Read More
    Category: International

    PC Chandra Puraskaar 2019 conferred to Padma Bhushan Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

    May 6, 2019
    India’s most reputed cardiac surgeon and humanitarian, Dr Devi Prasad Shetty were awarded 27th P.C. Chandra Puraskaar the annual national award from the P.C. Chandra Group at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre. General Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission, Belur math, SwamiSuviranandajiMaharaj graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and gave away the award. He is also known as  ‘The Man with Divine Hands’. About P.C. Chandra Puraskaar: This award ceremony was introduced in... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    DPIIT recommends relaxation in Income Tax rules to facilitate fundraising by start-ups

    May 6, 2019
    The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) brought relaxation in the income tax rules related to residential properties’ sale and carry-forward of losses, in order to facilitate fundraising by start-ups. The relaxation laws are part of the ‘Startup India Vision 2024‘ that’s been prepared by the DPIIT. The DPIIT recommended amendments in Section 54GB of the Income Tax Act, that is, capital gain on transfer of residential property not to be... Read More

    ISRO to launch RISAT 2BR1 by the end of May

    May 6, 2019
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced its plans to launch its latest radar imaging reconnaissance satellite 'RISAT 2BR1 ' towards the end of May 2019. Its launch was earlier scheduled in 2020. The RISAT (radar imaging satellite), will be carried by PSLV-C46. It is one of the reusable variants of ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket, which has offered significant progress and technology sophistication in terms of advancement in space... Read More

    Bandana sets Guinness World Records on Longest Dancing Marathon by an Individual

    May 6, 2019
    An 18-year old girl from Nepal named Bandana set a Guinness World Records on 'Longest Dancing Marathon by an Individual'. She danced exclusively to Nepalese music continuously for 126 hours (over five days).
    She broke the record set by India's Kalamandalam Hemlatha, who danced continuously for 123 hours and 15 minutes in 2011. She performed classical dance form Mohiniyattam and set the record at age of 37.
    About Guinness World Records: Since its inception from 1933 to... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    India to attend Group of 7 industrialized nations meet

    May 6, 2019
    The Group of 7 (G7) industrialised nations meet is to organized by France in Biarritz in August 2019.
     As India has been invited by France, India will be attending the meet along with Australia, Chile, and South Africa, in a sign of the recognition of India’s growing economic heft in the international arena.
    The invitation by France clearly reflects the strong strategic connect between India and France. The G-7 groups constitute of the US, Britain, France, Italy, Canada,... Read More

    Organ allocation for foreign nationals must get approval for NOTTO

    May 6, 2019
    The National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) has mandated that an organ could be allocated to a foreign national only after it gives its approval. Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu (Transtan) has started following this guideline. In the last one year, the number of Indian patients receiving organs from brain-dead donors has gone up by 56% in Tamil Nadu. The number of lungs transplanted on Indians went up from 43 in 2017 to 84 in 2018. The Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India in talks with Uk for INS Vishal

    May 6, 2019
    The United Kingdom is in talks with the Indian government on building a new state-of-the-art aircraft carrier along the lines of Britain’s HMS Queen Elizabeth as part of the ongoing Make in India negotiations. The talks are underway for the Indian Navy to buy detailed plans for the 65,000-ton British warship to build a so-called copycat supercarrier to be named INS Vishal in 2022.
    If a deal can be agreed, the new warship would be built in India but UK companies could supply many... Read More

    ADB (Asian Development Bank) launched $5 Billion Healthy Oceans Action Plan at its 52nd Annual Meeting

    May 6, 2019
    Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched 5$ billion Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies for the Asia and Pacific region.
    Main Aim: To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), inclusive of the SDG 14: Life Below Water. Among 10 rivers only 8 that transports 88% to 95% of plastics into the sea globally, 8 are in Asia and Pacific region. About Healthy Oceans Action Plan It was launched at the 52nd Annual Meeting of ADB’s Board of Governors, Fiji. It... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    IIT Kanpur collaborates with CSC e-Governance Services India to scale-up Unnat Bharat Abhiyan scheme

    May 6, 2019
    Ministry of Electronics & IT, (Information Technology) and CSC (Common Services Centre) e-Governance Services India Limited partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)Kanpur to upscale ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’.‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan project’ led by Dr Reeta Singh, from IIT Kanpur. About Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’ is the programme of the HRD (Human Resource Development) Ministry which is working towards achieving solutions for... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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