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Madhya Pradesh becomes 1st state to shift to January to December financial year

May 3, 2017
Changing the financial year to January-December would mean shifting the tax assessment year, changes in infrastructure, especially at the company level.

Union Ministry of Textiles observes Swachhta Pakhwada throughout the country

May 3, 2017
The aim of the fortnight-long observance of programmes is to spread the message of cleanliness.

THAAD missile defence system operational in South Korea

May 2, 2017
The Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) reached an initial intercept capability to defend against North Korean missiles.

DoT launches Tarang Sanchar web portal for information on Mobile Tower Radiation

May 2, 2017
Through this portal, status of the towers will be available to the users.

INSA Medal for Young Scientist 2017 winners announced

May 2, 2017
The INSA Young Scientists Award is considered to be the highest recognition of promise, creativity and excellence in a young scientist. The award was instituted in 1974 by the Indian National Science Academy.

Padma Venkataraman bestowed with Avvaiyar award

May 2, 2017
Padma Venkataraman, the daughter of former President of India, was conferred with the Avvaiyar award 2017 by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.

Dubai becomes first city in world to get its own Microsoft Font

May 2, 2017
The font is available in three styles as 'Dubai', 'Dubai Medium' and 'Dubai Light' and can be in Italics, Underlined and Bold.

DGMOs of India, Pak hold talks after Pakistani army mutilated Indian soldiers

May 2, 2017
Families of both the mutilated soldiers demand swift and stern retaliation from the Centre on the barbaric act.

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu selected for USIBC Award

May 2, 2017
He was selected for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level.

Hockey India recommends Sardar Singh for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

May 2, 2017
Hockey India has recommended the names of SV Sunil, Dharamvir Singh and Deepika for the Arjuna Award.

Aizawl FC becomes first north-eastern club to win 2016-17 I-League

May 2, 2017
The 2016-17 I-League was the 10th edition of the I-League held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong.

Real Estate Act comes into effect, 13 states notify rules

May 2, 2017
Real Estate act finally came into effect on 1 May 2016, ending a nine-year-long wait. The act will usher in more transparency and accountability in the real estate sector.

Union Government launches One IP- Two Dispensaries, Aadhaar Based Online Claim Submission Schemes

May 2, 2017
From now onwards, individuals as well as their family members will be able to get treatment from either of the dispensaries and in case of emergency from any ESI Institution.

44th Daytime Emmy Awards announced

May 2, 2017
General Hospital was declared the Outstanding Drama Series at the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards, while Jeopardy! grabbed the Outstanding Game Show award.

IIT researchers used Jamun to create inexpensive solar cells

May 2, 2017
Scientists from IIT Roorkee created inexpensive solar cells using naturally occurring pigment in Jamun.

Leander Paes and Scott Lipsky win Tallahassee Challenger Men’s Doubles title

May 2, 2017
On the other hand, India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan finished up as a runner-up in the Tallahassee Challenger Men’s Singles event. The title was won by Slovenia’s Blaž Rola.

International Labour Day 2017 observed globally

May 2, 2017
The International Labour Day is celebrated to commemorate the happenings of 4 May 1886, the Haymarket affair (Haymarket Massacre) in the Chicago.

India-Cyprus signed four agreements to boost the bilateral relations

May 2, 2017
The signed agreements including executive programme for cultural, education and scientific cooperation will further enhance the longstanding relations between the two countries.

NMCG observed Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas across the Ganga Basin States

May 2, 2017
Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas was observed in more than 30 locations across India through the support of National Mission on Clean Ganga’s volunteer wing, Ganga Vichaar Manch.

Anthony Lianzuala takes over as Controller General of Accounts

May 2, 2017
Lianzuala, a 1982-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Officer, is the first person from the North-Eastern Region to hold the position.

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