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  • Indian Sprinter Dutee Chand qualifies for Rio Olympics

    June 25, 2016
    Twenty-year old Dutee Chand has become the latest Indian athlete to qualify for the Rio Olympics on 25 June 2016. Dutee beat the Olympic qualification mark of 11.32 seconds by clocking 11.30 seconds in the 100 meters race at the XVI International meet being held in G Kosanov Memorial, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Dutee is the 99th Indian athlete to qualify for this year's Olympics being held in Rio de Janeiro. Dutee Chand : Dutee Chand is an Indian professional sprinter. She is currently being... Read More

    Nepal bans citizens from working in Afghanistan Iraq Syria and Libya

    June 25, 2016
    Nepal has  banned its citizens from working in strife-torn Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya on 24 June 2016. The decision was made at a cabinet meet after 13 Nepali security guards were killed in a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul. Nepali nationals killed in Afghanistan were employed as security guards in the Canadian embassy in Kabul. They were killed when militants exploded a bomb in a minibus on 20 June 2016. Decision of Nepali government :  It decided to suspend issuing labour... Read More
    Category: International

    International Olympic Day celebrated on June

    June 25, 2016
    The International Olympic Day was celebrated on 23 June 2016. To mark the occasion, over 160 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and sports organizations across the world organised a series of events to spread Olympic values and encourage people to get involved in sports and lead more active lives. The 2016 Summer Olympics host-city Rio de Janeiro unveiled its athletes' village to mark the day. The Brazilian city will host the XXXI Olympiad between 5 August and 21 August... Read More
    Category: Sports

    RBI releases framework on payments systems

    June 25, 2016
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released its much awaited 'Vision-2018' document. The 'Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision-2018' aims at building best of class payment and settlement systems for a 'less-cash' India and ensuring access of mobile banking services to even basic phone users. The document's focus is on improving the infrastructure and regulations in the country to reduce cash transactions and increase use of technology. The RBI has... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    ADB approves million loan for bridge over Ganga River in Bihar

    June 25, 2016
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 500 million dollars loan to build a bridge across the Ganga River in Bihar.
    The loan funds will be used to build 9.8 km road bridge in Bihar on the Ganga River. On completion of the project it will be the India’s longest river bridge. The new river bridge will provide a vital transport link between the northern and southern parts of the state and neighbouring Nepal. It will make it easier for people to move between jobs and markets,... Read More

    Scientists develop new bio ink for D bio printing with stem cells

    June 25, 2016
    Scientists have developed a new stem cell-containing bio-ink that allows 3D printing of complex living tissues that may be used for surgical implants.
    The medical breakthrough was achieved by scientists from the University of Bristol, England. The study in this regard was published in the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. The new bio ink containing stem cells allows scientists to 3D print of living tissue which is also known as bio-printing. The ink contains two different polymer... Read More

    Indian origin lawyer Yasmin Sooka to chair UN commission on human rights in South Sudan

    June 25, 2016
    South African Indian-origin lawyer Yasmin Sooka has been appointed to chairman of three member UN commission (committee) to monitor the human rights situation in South Sudan.  The committee was constituted by the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC) resolution 31/20 which was adopted by consensus, the 47-member body. Other two members of the committee are Kenneth R. Scott (US) and Godfrey M. Musila (Kenya). The committee has been tasked to monitor human rights violations in South... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Sri Lankan Parliament passes Right to Information bill with amendments

    June 25, 2016
    Sri Lankan Parliament has  unanimously passed the Right to Information (RTI) bill with amendments on 24 June 2016. The bill that seeks to restore transparency and good governance in the country was adopted without a vote in the Parliament after two days of debate. Purpose of the Bill :  To provide for the Right of Access to Information, to specify grounds on which access may be denied, to establish the Right to Information commission, to appoint Information Officers and to set out... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Nagaland Governor launches women s helpline

    June 25, 2016
    Nagaland Governor P B Acharya has launched women helpline - 181 in the premises of District Hospital Dimapur in Nagaland and also inaugurated Sakhi, a one stop Centre, intended to support women affected by violence both in private and public spaces under one roof.
    Addressing the gathering, Acharya reminded society that women were marching ahead in every field. He also highlighted the multiple roles played by women as home makers, guardians of children and the hard work put in by them in... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Nokia appoints Sanjay Malik India head

    June 25, 2016
    Nokia has announced the appointment of Sanjay Malik as the head of Indian market, effective August 1.
    Malik is currently Head of Network Implementation (NI) at Nokia Global Services and is credited with efficiently driving growth and delivering strong performance both in terms of revenue and operational efficiency . Role : In his new role, he will lead customer operations, drive the business growth strategy and superior customer engagement services for the India market.
    He will be... Read More

    Mahashangarh declared as the SARRC cultural capital for

    June 25, 2016
    Mahasthangarh, the 3rd century BC archaeological site in Bogra, Bangladesh, has been declared as the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SARRC) cultural capital for the year 2016-17.
    As a SARRC cultural capital, the historic place will host festivals on literature, films, foods and dances from October 2016 to September 2017. Besides, the year 2016-17 has also be declared the SAARC Year of Cultural Heritage. Mahasthangarh  : Mahasthangarh is one of the earliest urban... Read More
    Category: International

    China sets up first dark sky reserve in Tibet to limit light pollution

    June 25, 2016
    China has established country’s first dark sky reserve for astronomical observation in the Tibetan prefecture of Ngari, bordering Nepal and India. The reserve was jointly launched by the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (GDF) and the regional government of Tibet.
    Dark-sky reserve: It is an area that is kept free of artificial light pollution. The purpose of a dark sky preserve is generally to promote astronomy. It usually surrounding a park or... Read More
    Category: International

    Pioneer of Indian quizzing Neil O Brien died

    June 25, 2016
    Neil O'Brien, a pioneer of quizzing in India and leader of the Anglo-Indian community, died in Kolkata on 24 June 2016. He was 82. A former member of Lok Sabha, Neil O'Brien was also a three-time nominated Anglo-Indian MLA in West Bengal and an educationist. Neil O'Brien : He conducted the first well-organized, formal quiz in 1967 at Christ the King Church Parish Hall in Calcutta. He has served the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) as its chairman... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Day of the Seafarer observed with theme At Sea For All

    June 25, 2016
    Day of the Seafarer 2016 was observed across the world on 25 June 2016. The theme for the year is At Sea For All. The theme for the year has a clear link with the 2016 World Maritime Day theme, Shipping: indispensable to the world. The themes highlight the point that seafarers serve at sea not just for the shipping industry or for their own career purposes but for all of us. Day of the Seafarer is observed to give thanks to the seafarers for their contribution to the economy and civil... Read More
    Category: Defence



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