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  • year old Pune girl wins Doodle Google contest

    November 12, 2016
    Eleven-year-old Pune girl Anvita Prashant Telang has been named national winner of the "Doodle 4 Google" contest.
    The sixth standard student from Vibgyor High School in Balewadi area was chosen for her Doodle submission on the theme titled "If I could teach anyone anything . The Doodle will be featured on the Google India homepage on November 14 to celebrate Children's Day.
    With 'Doodle 4 Google' competition, we aim to promote creativity, passion and... Read More

    Tata Chemicals Director Bhaskar Bhat resigns

    November 12, 2016
    Bhaskar Bhat resigned as director of Tata Chemicals  saying the company was facing a threat due to loss of confidence in Chairman Cyrus Mistry by the company’s promoter, Tata Sons Limited. Bhaskar Bhat has been the managing director of Titan Industries since 2002. Bhat said he was not a Tata Sons nominee on Tata Chemicals board and had joined the board after an invite from the Tata Chemicals board. The independent directors considered the statement made by the company’s board... Read More
    Category: Persons

    India Japan ink ten agreements including civil nuclear deal

    November 12, 2016
    India and Japan signed have ten agreements to boost the bilateral cooperation between the two nations. The agreements were signed in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Japan. Agreement for Cooperation in Peaceful uses of Nuclear Energy: It provides for bilateral cooperation in the field of Nuclear Energy. It will help to strengthen of energy security of India, by facilitating development of nuclear power projects in India. It will also... Read More
    Category: International

    SAIL wins Golden Peacock Award for corporate governance

    November 12, 2016
    The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has won the prestigious 2016 Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance. The award was received by Ashwini Kumar, CEO of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on behalf of SAIL during the 16th London Global Convention on Corporate Governance and Sustainability in London, UK.  SAIL was bestowed with this award on account of its exemplary performance in the field of corporate governance i.e. for balancing the interests of all the stakeholders of the... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    High Level Meeting of Interior Ministers of IOR adopts Colombo declaration to Counter Drug Trafficking

    November 12, 2016
    The High Level Meeting of Interior Ministers of Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to Counter Drug Trafficking was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It had adopted Colombo declaration. The delegates from 18 littoral states of the IOR have resolved to work towards making the region a “Drug Free Zone”. Indian delegation was led by the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir. The high-level meeting was attended by 18 littoral states of the IOR which included seven Ministers and... Read More

    Noted geophysicist Janardhan Negi passes away

    November 12, 2016
    Noted geophysicist Janardhan G Negi passed away on 10 November 2016 in Hyderabad following a brief illness. He was 81. He was known for making outstanding contribution in understanding earthquakes, mass extinctions, especially dinosaurs and the movement of the Indian sub-continent plates. Janardhan Negi : He was a former Director-grade scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI).In his long career of over four-decades, he served as the Scientific Adviser to the Governments... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Rahul Dravid Appointed Brand Ambassador For T World Cup For Blind

    November 12, 2016
    Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been made brand ambassador for the second T20 World Cup for the Blind in a offer to create awarness about the tournament. He would mentor the  visually-impaired, Dravidstated he might need some mentoring from them. What they did is a lot tougher than what I had did. It would be foolish for him to say that he could mentor them because he had never experienced what it was like to be a visually-impaired cricketer. His role is to create awareness about... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Apollo to set up Rs crore plant in Andhra Pradesh

    November 12, 2016
    Apollo tyres will invest Rs 525 crore to set up a manufacturing facility at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, with a capacity to roll out 3 million tyres per month.
    The company, signed a memorandum of understanding with Andhra Pradesh government for the plant, said it would have ground breaking ceremony in January next year and the production would start . This would be the fifth plant of Apollo Tyres which would be spread in 250 acres and would produce tyres for motorcycle, scooters and... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Twitter partners with IndiaSpend to launch Breathe Service

    November 12, 2016
    Twitter India in partnership with non-profit data journalism initiative IndiaSpend have launched #Breathe, an independent and real-time air quality monitoring public service initiative on Twitter . Twitter has millions of Indians across 17 cities can now monitor the air quality they breathe with a single tweet. By tweeting #Breathe , people can access air quality levels in Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi NCR, Gandhinagar, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mumbai,... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    City Union Bank unveils artificial intelligence powered robot Lakshmi

    November 12, 2016
    Kumbakonam based City Union Bank has introduced a robot on pilot basis to improve customer service. The robot is named CUB-LAKSHMI. The robot has been introduced in Thyagaraya Nagar branch of Chennai. Lakshmi designed and developed by a French Company, has been programmed to answer about 120 general banking questions/query in English language. However in near future it will be programmed to speak in Tamil and Malayalam languages also. A single robot cost around Rs 7-8 Lakhs and can perform... Read More

    Australia Ratifies Paris climate change agreement

    November 12, 2016
    Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull has ratified the Paris climate change agreement, on 10 November 2016 to curb carbon emissions and reduce the risk of dangerous climate change. With the ratification, Australia aims towards limiting global warming to two degrees and set five-yearly targets for cutting emissions and reduce 2005 levels emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030. Australia is on the track to beat 2020 target and committed to meet 2030 targets under the agreement. More than... Read More
    Category: International

    Sri Lanka to procure diesel engines from RITES India Ltd

    November 12, 2016
    Sri Lankan government has decided to procure 10 diesel engines from RITES India ltd under credit line facility provided by Indian government. Cabinet spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake said that the engines will be purchased at a cost of 4.25 million US dollars each and will be supplied over the period of next two years. India has been extending concessional line of credit (LoC) to Sri Lanka to support various projects in the infrastructure sector, including railways. To date, over 1 billion US... Read More
    Category: International

    Roger Federer wins Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award

    November 12, 2016
    Former world number one Roger Federer won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award at the ATP awards on Thursday, for the 12th time in his career.
    The award is given to players who display the "spirit of the sport" on the court. Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal who were also nominated in the category.
    Federer won this award for the first time in 2004 and except for 2010, has won it across all these years.
    Category: Sports

    Jacob Zuma survives opposition no confidence motion

    November 12, 2016
    Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, survived yet another no confidence vote in the parliament. The country’s ruling party, African National Congress (ANC) voted against opposition’s motion demanding for Zuma’s removal. Zuma’s career in politics has been rigged with controversies and allegations. Corruption charges followed him into his presidency and have continued to haunt him hence. An anti-corruption probe last week raised fresh allegations of misconduct against... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Twitter s Chief Operating Officer Adam Bain quits

    November 12, 2016
    Twitter has announced that Adam Bain, its Chief Operating Officer (COO), plans to leave the company. In August 2016, Bain had celebrated his six-year anniversary at Twitter. Over his time at the company, he helped build Twitter’s ad efforts from the ground up. He was once considered a top candidate to be the chief executive of the company before Jack Dorsey got the job. After Bain’s decision, Twitter’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Anthony Noto will be promoted to the... Read More

    China launches pulsar navigation satellite XPNAV

    November 12, 2016
    China has launched a pulsar test satellite XPNAV-1 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. The satellite was carried by a Long March-11 rocket. It was the 239th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket.The satellite and the rocket were designed by academies affiliated with the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. Highlights  : This X-ray pulsar navigation satellite weighs more than 200 kilogrammes. It operates in a Sun-synchronous orbit and will conduct... Read More



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