|First Ever Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Dance Festival concluded in Hyderabad||16 January 2017
|SpaceX launches Cluster of Iridium Satellites from California||16 January 2017|
|Zhou Youguang, father of Pinyin writing system, dies||16 January 2017|
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This is the second People’s Choice Award for Chopra. She had won her first award in 2016 in the ‘Favourite Actress in a New TV series’ category for her role in Quantico.
The list was topped by Germany with a visa-free score of 157. On the other hand, Singapore overtook South Korea and became the highest ranked Asian passport with a visa-free score of 156.
His calculations gave a graphic form to the signals emitted by two merging black holes. This was the waveform detected in 2015 by the LIGO collaboration.
Former Italian Air Force officer Antonio Tajani was elected as President of the European Parliament after four rounds of voting.
Cernan set the foot on the moon as commander of Apollo 17, the final manned mission to the lunar surface. The mission reached the moon’s surface on 19 December 1972.
Geeta Chopra award will be conferred on Tejasweeta Pradhan and Shivani Gond of West Bengal who showed immense courage fearlessly helping police and NGO in uncovering an international sex racket leading to the arrest of the mastermind in Delhi.
Rishi, the youngest son of Indian cinema’s showman Raj Kapoor, debuted as a child artiste in Mera Naam Joker, winning a National Award for his performance.
The report calls for a fundamental change in the way we manage our economy so that they work for all people, and not just a fortunate few.
The International Monetary Fund expects India’s growth to pick up at a slower pace in 2017-18.
'Jackself’ is a sequence of narrative poems partly inspired by his childhood in Cumbria, England.
During the festival, over 100 artists from about 10 countries showcased their traditional and contemporary dance nuances.
The launch was made after three consecutive postponements in recent weeks. The 23-foot long Falcon 9 placed the cluster of Iridium’s 10 communication satellite into designated orbits.
Pinyin, the writing system that turns Chinese characters into words using letters from the Roman alphabet, changed the way the language was taught. It was officially adopted by the Chinese Government in 1958, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1982, and the United Nations in 1986.
The book, which is a work of fiction, is set against the political turmoil of the Indian Subcontinent from the early part of the 20th century, ending with the Partition and Independence.
As per the report, working poverty rates have been declining over the long term and this trend is expected to continue in 2017.
In critics award category, Sonam Kapoor won the Critics' Award as Best Actor (Female) for her performance in Neerja.
The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in the National Capital as well as in all headquarters.
Barnala has served as Chief Minister of Punjab from 29 September 1985 until 11 May 1987, a period of Sikh militant movement in Punjab.
The government will soon launch ten more solar power boats with an aim to replace the existing fleet of diesel boats with solar-powered ones.
They won the honour for “their discoveries relating to regulatory T cells, which counteract harmful immune reactions in arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.”
The Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) Pune, the Research Centre Imarat (RCI) Hyderabad and the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) Hyderabad jointly developed the Guided Pinaka.
Eduardo Faleiro is the Union Minister of State for External Affairs during the UPA Government.
Delhi police statement said, "Aakhri Ahuti is a humanitarian initiative taken by Delhi Police in co-operation with IndiGo to carry the remains of the deceased from the North-east free of cost to the North-eastern destinations”.
Joe Biden is the 47th Vice President of the United States.
The expert group observed that the use of SECC data would lead to better budgetary planning and allocation of resources for various programmes.
At the council, Tewari will work on developing programmes that are aimed at strengthening US-India ties.
In recognition of his services, the All India Rubber Industries Association instituted the KM Philip Medal & Award on his 90th birthday.
The four Indian-American scientists are Kaushik Chowdhury, Pankaj Lal, Manish Arora and Aradhna Tripati.
The Gender Resource Centre of Bihar’s Women Development Corporation will be organising the first of its kind festival.
India annually celebrates 8 December as the Submarine Day. The day commemorates the birth of the submarine arm with induction of the first submarine, erstwhile INS Kalvari, into the Indian Navy on 8 December 1967.