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  • UK appoints envoy to Iran for first time since

    1193 days ago
    The UK has appointed an ambassador to Iran for the first time since 2011, restoring diplomatic relations. Nicholas Hopton, a former British ambassador to Qatar and Yemen, will take up the role.
    The decision comes nearly five years after Iranians invaded the British Embassy and one year after the British Embassy reopened in Tehran, which reflects gradual thawing of relations in the wake of the Iranian nuclear agreement. Hamid Baeidinejad, has been appointed the Iranian ambassador to the... Read More

    TCS joins hands with SASTRA Varsity to train school teachers

    1193 days ago
    IT major Tata Consultancy Services today announced that it has partnered with Thanjavur-based SASTRA Deemed University to train over 2,000 teachers from Tamil Nadu on digital teaching methods, and also set up a teacher’s training centre at the varsity campus. Tata Consultancy Services has partnered with SASTRA University, Thanjavur to establish a Teacher’s Training Centre at the University with the objective of familiarising the teachers with emerging digital teaching methods. The... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Indian scientists unlock preterm birth mystery

    1193 days ago
    Indian researchers have made a major discovery by understanding the mechanisms by which preterm births (between 28 and 32 weeks of gestation) occur. Normally, a pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, but in case of preterm births has gestation between 28 and 32 weeks. India with 35% accounts for the highest burden of preterm births in the world. For the first, Indian researchers have found that gram-positive Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria that produce small balloons called membrane vesicles.... Read More

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    Union Health Ministry launches campaign to eradicate leprosy

    1193 days ago
    The Union Health Ministry has recently launched the “Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC)” to eradicate leprosy from the country. The 2-week-long massive campaign was launched by Union Health Minister J P Nadda. It will be focusing on 149 endemic districts in India. LCDC aims to cover more than 1,600 blocks in the 149 districts across 20 states where nearly 3 lakh health teams will undertake door-to-door visits to detect leprosy cases.
    Under it nearly 3 lakh health teams... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Newly discovered fish of genus Tosanoides named after Barack Obama

    1193 days ago
    A newly discovered fish of the genus Tosanoides was in September 2016 named in honour of US president Barack Obama for his commitment to protect nature through the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The fish is found only within the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, a World Heritage site encompassing 1510000 square kilometres of ocean waters, including ten islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The site is the largest swath of protected... Read More

    G Summit concludes in Hangzhou China

    1193 days ago
    The 2016 G20 Summit was held for two days on 4 September and 5 September 2016 at the Hangzhou International Exhibition Centre, Hangzhou, China. The theme of 2016 G20 Summit was Toward an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy. Highlights of 2016 G20 Summit  : G-20 leaders pledge have pledged to continue to work for a globally fair and modern international tax system, foster growth and refrain from competitive devaluation of currencies.  They will... Read More

    Religare Enterprises appoints Sunil Godhwani as CEO

    1193 days ago
    Religare Enterprises Limited (REL) has appointed Sunil Godhwani as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 5 September 2016. Godhwani is appointed the Whole Time Director and CEO for the remaining period of his tenure. Sunil Godhwani : Sunil Godhwani has been the Managing Director since 9 April 2007 and Chairman since 6 April 2010 of Religare. He holds a BS and MS degrees from New York University Tandon School of Engineering.He actively participates in various business platforms such as the... Read More
    Category: Persons

    WHO certifies Sri Lanka malaria free

    1193 days ago
    Sri Lanka was declared malaria-free on 5 Sep 2016 and will get a certificate from the World Health Organization on September 6. It is the second country to eradicate malaria in the region after Maldives, which has been free of the disease since 1984. The last locally-transmitted case in Sri Lanka was in October 2012, with the island nation bringing down malaria from 264,549 cases cases in 1999 to zero in November 2012. The certification will done at the 69th session of Regional Committee For... Read More
    Category: International

    Indian Ecologist bags Heritage Heroes Award of IUCN

    1193 days ago
    Assam-based ecologist and conservation activist Bibhuti Lahkar has become the first Asian to be awarded the prestigious Heritage Heroes Award by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Mr Lahkar received the award at the IUCN’s on-going World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr Lahkar was among five conservationists across the globe to be nominated for this year’s Heritage Heroes Award, aimed at recognising “outstanding efforts” around the... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Ricky Ponting appointed brand ambassador for Tasmania

    1193 days ago
    Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed brand ambassador of his home state Tasmania and will join a government-led trade mission to the subcontinent that will explore export opportunities. Ponting has been given the role of Ambassador for Tasmania for the trip from September 2 to 11 in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore. The delegation will involve representatives from the state's education, energy, tourism and hospitality sectors. Ponting will... Read More

    Goa to host three day bird festival from Nov

    1193 days ago
    The Goa forest department will host the first “Bird Festival” in the coastal state in November, state Environment and Forest Minister Rajendra Arlekar said The bird festival will be held over three days from November 11 to 13 and participants at the event will be treated to bird-watching sessions at the state’s numerous wildlife sanctuaries including Dr. Salim Ali bird sanctuary. The participants will also watch a series of films screened on birds and their habitats, and... Read More

    JSS Malappuram wins Unesco literacy award

    1193 days ago
    The Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), Malappuram, has won the Unesco Confucius Prize for Literacy. The award has been conferred on the JSS in recognition of its literacy-linked skill development activities among the underprivileged in rural areas. The JSS bagged the prestigious international award for its initiatives in applying new technology in literacy.
    Innovations such as Braille applications and the talking pen used by the JSS impressed Unesco. UNESCO is known as the... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Infosys sets up JV for Saudi Arabian market

    1193 days ago
    Infosys has entered into a joint venture with the Saudi Prerogative Company to offer IT services in the middle eastern country . The Bengaluru-based IT services firm will own 70 per cent of the JV. The investment in the JV will be a little over $300,000 in the equity share capital of the proposed joint venture company, Infosys said in a filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange.
    Infosys Limited is an Indian multinational corporation that provides business consulting, information technology... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Dr Hrushikesh Mallick to get prestigious Sarala Award

    1193 days ago
    Noted Odia poet Dr Hrushikesh Mallick will be honoured with the 37th edition of prestigious Sarala Award for his outstanding poetry. The annual award carrying a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation would be conferred on Mallick for his poetry work "Jeje Dekhi Nathiba Bharat", the Sarala Award Committee announced. The annual Sarala Award was instituted in 1979 by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust(IMPaCT). IMPaCT is the charitable wing of IMFA Group, the leading and the only... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Noted Assamese poet Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya passes away

    1193 days ago
    Noted Assamese poet, author and literary critic Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya passed away in Guwahati, Assam due to age-old ailments. He was 95. He was a former principal of Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati and was elder brother of well-known Assamese litterateur Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya had won  Jnanpith Award in 1979. Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya  : Born in 1921 at Meleng Kathgaon near Jorhat, Assam. He had started his literary career as a poet, but later emerged as a leading essayist... Read More

    Urjit Patel assumes charge as th Governor of Reserve Bank of India

    1193 days ago
    Urjit R Patel has assumed charge as the 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 4 September 2016. The handover ceremony will take place on 6 September 2016. Patel had been serving as the Deputy Governor since January 2013. Patel succeeds Raghuram Rajan, who after serving a three-year term, is going back to academia. On 20 August 2016, the appointment committee of cabinet approved the appointment of Patel for three years. Urjit R Patel : Urjit Patel headed a panel that... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Sikki Pranaav clinched Brazil Open Grand Prix title

    1193 days ago
    India's mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy on 5 September 2016 won the 2016 Brazil Open Grand Prix. It was their maiden Grand Prix title. In the final clash, the top seeded Indian pair, ranked World no. 65, defeated Canadian combo of Toby Ng and Rachel Honderich 21-15, 21-16 in straight games at Costa Cavalcante. The 23-year-old Sikky won as many as five international challenger titles in 2015, which includes two mixed doubles and three women's doubles... Read More
    Category: Sports



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