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Veteran actress Saira Banu and actor Jackie Shroff have been named for the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement and Raj Kapoor Special Contribution annual awards, respectively, by the Maharashtra government, Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde.
Well-known Marathi film industry personalities Vikram Gokhale and Arun Nalawade have been... Read More
UNESCO’s Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize goes to the European NGO (migrant rescue association) SOS Mediterranee and Lampedusa Mayor Giuseppina Nicolini for their work to save the lives of refugees and migrants.
UNESCO’s Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize, created in 1989
Previous Awardees are - Nelson Mandela,... Read More
Laos's National Assembly appointed Communist Party chief Bounnhang Vorachit as the country's new president and named foreign minister Thongloun Sisoulith as prime minister.
The National Assembly approved Bounnhang Vorachit as president, with more than two-thirds of the votes.
The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has selected Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Tripura for the Krishi Karman awards for their record performance in the production of food grains during 2015-16.
Apart from these states, Meghalaya would get commendation prize for total food grain production and would be given a cash award... Read More
The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank joined forces with other international organizations to cooperate on tax issues and develop new tools and standards for taxing multinational enterprises.
The new group, which will also include the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), will... Read More
One of the sports to miss out from the programme list of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang is cricket.
Apart from cricket, skateboarding, sambo and surfing are among the other sports which have been removed from the programme in order to reduce the burden on Indonesian organisers.
This measure was taken as a part of the... Read More
India has won elections to two subsidiary bodies of a UN organ focussed on social and economic issues.
India, along with 12 other members, was elected to the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC), a subsidiary body of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The country garnered the most number of votes in the Asian... Read More
Britain's Olympic high jump silver medallist Germaine Mason died after a motorcyle crash in Jamaica
Mason was born in Jamaica but represented Britain in the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing.
He won a silver medal in the high jump, with a personal best of 2.34 meters.
The government has extended the deadline till April 30 for those who are yet to pay 25% of their undisclosed income as interest-free deposits under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) scheme.
Scheme started on December 17, 2016 and closed on March 31, 2017. It was the second income disclosure scheme announced by the... Read More
Nine-year-old Elinor from the West Midlands. have been chosen as mascots for the upcoming IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics .
Hero the Hedgehog' and 'Whizbee the Bee' were chosen from over 4,000 entries in a competition.
They are endangered species and are survivors. Bees are really important... Read More
PM Narendra Modi and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma are two Indians named in TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People list
Modi achieved this feat for the third time in the last four years, having featured on the list in 2014 and 2015.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma featured in 'Titans' list which... Read More
Master card unveiled a payment card in South Africa featuring a biometric fingerprint scanner.
Instead of a card user entering in their four-digit personal identification number (PIN), the payment card features a small biometric area designed to verify the user's fingerprint.
Fingerprint recognition is widely considered as a safer and... Read More
Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been disqualified from running in next month's presidential election
The decision taken by Guardian Council,with vetting candidates for the May 19 election.
Ahmadinejad face election , as an unexpected candidate.
Ahmadinejad left office in August 2013 after two turbulent... Read More
U.S. President Donald Trump will order the Treasury on Friday to find and reduce tax burdens and review post-financial crisis reforms that banks and insurance companies have said hinder their ability to do business.
Trump will sign at the Treasury Department, issue two memoranda asking for reviews of two parts of the 2010... Read More
On the occasion of 11th Civil Services Day , Prime Minister Narendra Modi will honour bureaucrats for Excellence in Public Administration
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be the chief guest at the inaugural session on April 20, according to an official release today.
The PM's awards for excellence will be based primarily on... Read More
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