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  • Pfizer appoints S Sridhar as Managing Director

    March 18, 2016
    Pharmaceutical major Pfizer has appointed S Sridhar as its new Managing Director (MD) with immediate effect for a period of five years."The Board of Directors of the company has appointed S Sridhar as the Managing Director of the company, with effect from March 18, 2016 for a period of five years," Pfizer Ltd said in a BSE filing.Sridhar has worked as the Chief Financial Officer of the company for seven years and was appointed the Executive Director on the Board in May 2013.Prior to... Read More

    Actor Larry Drake has Passed away

    March 18, 2016
    Actor Larry Drake, known for playing Benny on TV show L.A. Law, has died on March 17,2016. He was 66.Drake passed away, reports hollywoodreporter.com. The actor played Benny Stulwicz, a mentally challenged law clerk, from 1987 until the TV show's end in 1994. The memorable role earned Drake two Emmy Awards, in 1988 and 1989, and a nomination in 1990. He reprised the role for the reunion film, L.A. Law: The Movie, which aired in 2002.Drake, who was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was also a series... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    SC allows pictures of CMs Governors Ministers in Government Advertisements

    March 18, 2016
    The Supreme Court on March 18,2016, also allowed use of photos of the governors, chief ministers and central and state cabinet ministers or minister incharge of the department concerned in government advertisements.A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose allowed photos of governor, chief minister and cabinet ministers of departments concerned, both at the centre and in the states, while modifying their earlier order by which only the photos of president, prime minister... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Goa government classified its country liquor Feni as Heritage Spirit of Goa

    March 18, 2016
    Goa government on 17 March 2016 classified the country liquor,Feni as Heritage Spirit of Goa.  Feni is the form of spirit produced exclusively in the coastal state.Feni is the first liquor product in the country to obtain such status and got its Geographical Indication (GI) certification in 2000.It used in various cultural traditions, cuisines and is well known for its medicinal value also. Hence, the Government opined not categorise it as country liquor as it is presently defined under... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India starts diesel exports to Bangladesh via rail

    March 18, 2016
    March 18,2016 : India began exporting diesel via rail to Bangladesh with the rollout of first consignment from Siliguri.A goodwill rail rake consignment carrying diesel from Siliguri marketing terminal of Numaligarh Refineries Ltd (NRL) was flagged off .The goodwill rail rake consignment for supply of 2200 tons (2700 kilolitre) diesel of BS III (of Euro-III) Grade with 350 PPM sulphur content" will travel by rail from Siliguri to Parbatipur storage depot of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation... Read More

    Cisco to set up Internet of Everthing innovation centre in Vizag

    March 18, 2016
    Cisco will set up an internet of everything (IoE) Innovation centre in Visakhapatnam to drive regional innovation and will enable partners and start-ups to build solutions around IoE and engage in rapid prototyping.The innovation centre is one of the initiatives proposed by the company in an MoU signed with Andhra Pradesh government on  March 18,2016.Among other initiatives, Cisco will also invest in an advanced Technology centre of Excellence and Research Lab in the Institute of Digital... Read More

    Railways join hands with ISRO for effective use of space technology

    March 18, 2016
    Aiming at effective use of space technology in remote sensing and graphic information system (GIS) based applications, Railways is set to join hands with Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro).An MoU will be signed between Railways and Isro, under Department of Space, tomorrow for developing applications in the field of remote sensing and GIS.The MoU will enable use of space technology tools in providing passenger information for all trains, indicating next station/stoppage, real-time... Read More

    th Governing Board meeting of Indo German Science and Technology Centre held in New Delhi

    March 18, 2016
    7th meeting of the Governing Board of the Indo-German Science and Technology Centre (IGSTC) was held on 15 March 2016 in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the Union Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan.During the meeting, Dr. Vardhan highlighted the achievements and progress of IGSTC in accelerating the bilateral Science & Technology collaboration.India is investing approximately 14 million euro for the construction of an India focussed beam line and... Read More
    Category: International

    th Asian Film Awards announced The Assassin won maximum awards

    March 18, 2016
    The 10th Asian film awards were presented on 17 March 2016 in Macau, China. 'The Assassin', a movie about a highly trained female assassin bagged prizes for, best actress and best director.The movie took home more than half of the prizes, eight out of 15 trophies, at one of Asia's leading film awards.Hong Kong Action Choreographer-director Yuen Wo-ping and Japanese Actress Kiki Kirin received the Lifetime Achievement Award on the occasion.List of winners of the 10th Asian Film... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Vijay Mallya resigned as Director of Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited

    March 18, 2016
    The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on 17 March 2016 intimated Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that Vijay Mallya had resigned from his post as the Director of Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited (RCSPL).Following this, an official from the RCB, Russell Adams was named as the new Director of RCSPL and also assumes the role of being the vice-president of Commercial Operations and Cricket Academy at RCB. The intimation was was followed the... Read More

    Former Mossad Director Meir Dagan died

    March 18, 2016
    Meir Dagan, former Chief of Israels intelligence agency Mossad, passed away on 17 March 2016 due to cancer. He was 71.Dagan served as Director of the Mossad from 2002 until his retirement in 2011.Meir Dagan born on 30 January 1945, Dagan was recruited into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in 1963.In the early 1970s, he commanded an ad hoc undercover commando unit, known as Sayeret Rimon, whose task was to combat the increasing violence in the Palestinian territories. In 1971, he received a Medal... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Bangkok to impose curfew during Songkran festival the world s biggest water festival

    March 18, 2016
    Songkran festival, often referred to as the world's biggest water fight festival, was in news in the third week of March 2016. The festival came in news after the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration decided to impose a curfew during the festival season that will be celebrated in April 2016.The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year's Day from 13 to 15 April. The word "Songkran" comes from the Sanskrit word sakrnti literally "astrological... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

    Amar Abrol appointed as CEO of AirAsia India

    March 18, 2016
    AirAsia India on 17 March 2016 announced the appointment of Amar Abrol as its chief executive officer with effect from 1 April 2016.Abrol will succeed Mittu Chandilya, who led AirAsia India from 1 June 2013 and ends his contract on 31 March 2016.Besides, AirAsia India also announced the appointments of Ankur Khanna as the Chief Financial Officer and Kiran Jain as the Head of Commercial.He was graduated from Delhi University and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Surat Cleanest Railway Station Varanasi Among The Dirtiest Survey

    March 18, 2016
    Surat is the cleanest railway station in the country, followed by Rajkot and Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), according to an Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) survey released on March 18,2016.The Prime Minister Narendra Modis constituency Varanasi's railway station ranked poorly in terms of cleanliness as it stood at 65, among the 75 A-1 railway stations (those earning revenue more than Rs. 50 crore) surveyed. The survey, conducted based on feedback from around 1.34 lakh... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    IMD develops Drishti for providing real time visibility information to pilots

    March 18, 2016
    The India Meteorology Department (IMD) has indigenously developed Drishti, an instrument that will provide real time visibility information to pilots. The instrument will help pilots in quick decision-making during critical landings and take-offs of aircraft particularly during foggy or rainy days.Drishti, an instrument indigenously developed by the surface instruments division of India Meteorology Department (IMD), Pune, has enabled in transferring the crucial visibility updates to the pilots,... Read More

    Union Government launches FCI s Depot Online System

    March 18, 2016
    Online System to automate all the operations of FCI depots launched by Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in New Delhi on 17 March,2016.Capturing data online on a real time basis, the system will bring total transparency in the working of FCI. It would help in better monitoring and supervision to reduce leakages and losses.The project is being implemented in the FCI owned 553 depots and subsequently FCI hired godowns will be also brought under the ambit... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    SAARC Business Travelers Card expected by May

    March 18, 2016
    Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Wednesday said the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)Business Travellers card that will ensure seamless movement of businessmen within the South Asian region will be launched by May.The SAARC Business Travellers Card, an initiative designed to enable easier movement of South Asian businessmen to India, will be launched within the next two months, he said while addressing the 42nd SAARC Standing Committee Meeting in Pokhara, Nepal.In... Read More
    Category: International

    FICCI to fund construction of toilets in govt schools in AP

    March 18, 2016
    Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will fund construction of as many as 250 toilets in government high schools in Andhra Pradesh, with emphasis on Yerpedu, Madanapalle and Tamballapalle mandals in Chittoor district.The construction of 250 toilets would be completed by March 2017 or even before.For the year 2015-16, various PSUs and corporate sectors, including the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation and TCS came forward to provide as many as 1,440... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    PM Narendra Modi inaugurates World Sufi Forum in New Delhi

    March 18, 2016
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated World Sufi Forum in New Delhi. The four-day event is being organized by All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB), the apex body of Sufi Dargahs in India.More than 200 Indian and International delegates, including Sufi Shuyukh, scholars, academicians, spiritual leaders and masters of Sufism are going to participating at the event. The meeting is expected to debate on how Sufi teaching can prevent global terrorism. It will also debate on how to guide the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Modi To Join World Leaders In Wax At Madame Tussauds

    March 18, 2016
    The Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is set to join the league of the most prominent world leaders at the World famous Wax Museum Madame Tussauds in London.Recently, Modi figured in the Time Magazines Person of the Years list which gives him enough support to figure in the museum.He is currently the second most followed politician on twitter after President Obama also confirms the intense interest the public have in him.His wax figures will be dressed in his signature Kurta with a... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    US Federal Reserve decided to keep Interest Rates unchanged

    March 18, 2016
    Federal Open Market Committee of US Federal Reserve on 16 March 2016 release an implementation note with a decision to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 0.25 to 0.5 percent.The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting further improvement in labor market conditions and a return to 2 percent inflation.And it also decided to maintain its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments from its holdings of agency debt and agency mortgage-backed... Read More
    Category: International

    India WB signed USD Million loan agreement for MP Citizen Access to Responsive Services Project

    March 18, 2016
    India on 17 March 2016 signed loan agreement of 35 Million dollars with the World Bank for Madhya Pradesh Citizen Access to Responsive Services Project. The objective of the project is to improve access and quality of public services in the state.The project has been designed as a result based financing programme, under which funds will be released on achievement of agreed results.To improve access and quality of public services in Madhya Pradesh through implementation of the 2010 Public... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Famous magician Paul Daniels passed away

    March 18, 2016
    Famous magician Paul Daniels passed away on 17 March 2016 due to brain tumour. He was 77.Daniels was best known for his BBC TV series The Paul Daniels Magic Show, which ran from 1979 to 1994.Daniels was born in 1938 in South Bank, Middles brough, where he began his career as a magician and entertainer.A major turning point in Daniels' career came in 1969 when he was offered a summer season at Newquay.He made his television debut on the long-running talent show Opportunity Knocks in... Read More
    Category: Obituary



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