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Bank of Baroda tied up with UAE Exchange for instant money transfer

Apr 27, 2015
The facility will be supported by SMS alert which will notify the moment the amount is credited in the bank account of desired customer.

India won a Gold and a Bronze at 2015 Asian Indoor Rowing Championship

Apr 27, 2015
Dushyant Singh and Succha Singh Tomar won the gold in the 2000m men’s light weight pair category, clocking 6:26.50.

Wladimir Klitschko defeated Bryant Jennings to defend heavyweight title of Boxing

Apr 27, 2015
In the title-clash, at Madison Square Garden in New York, Klitschko defeated his American challenger Bryant Jennings with a lopsided 12-round unanimous point decision.

President Conferred Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards

Apr 27, 2015
Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Pranab Mukherjee conferred two Kirti Chakras, including one posthumously; eleven Shaurya Chakras (five posthumously) to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry.

Bharatiya Mahila Bank won the Asian Banker Achievement Award 2015

Apr 27, 2015
Bharatiya Mahila Bank was awarded for Technology Implementation in the category of Best Outsourcing Project (New Bank).

Dharahara Tower of Nepal collapsed after earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck Nepal

Apr 27, 2015
The nine-storey, 61.88-meter-tall tower was a part of the architecture of Kathmandu recognised by UNESC and was built in 1832 by Mukhtiyar (equivalent to Prime Minister) Bhimsen Thapa.

Gopinath Pillai awarded with the Outstanding Service Award for his services in Singapore

Apr 27, 2015
Currently, Pillai is serving as Ambassador-at-Large of Singapore and special envoy to Andhra Pradesh.

Sangeeta Bhatia, Indian-origin scientist at MIT, won the 2015 Heinz Award

Apr 27, 2015
Bhatia who developed artificial human microlivers for drug testing was awarded for her work in tissue engineering and disease detection.

India launched Operation Maitri in quake-hit Nepal

Apr 27, 2015
The operation will involve two dozen military aircraft and choppers along with bus services through road route. India also pressed nearly 1000 trained personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) into service.

Andhra Pradesh Government constituted SIT to probe Chittoor firing

Apr 25, 2015
The SIT will be led by Ravishankar Ayyanar and will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident that led to the opening of fire by personnel of Red Sanders Anti-Smuggling Task Force besides a probe into the case registered in this regard.

Earthquake of magnitude 7.9 on the Richter scale struck Nepal

Apr 25, 2015
The tremors of the quake, which is the worst in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years, were felt in northern India Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Union Government allowed EPFO to invest 5 percent of its corpus in stock market

Apr 25, 2015
The investment will begin by one percent and go up to five percent by the end of the financial year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s Healthcare Portal

Apr 25, 2015
The Healthcare Portal developed by the Department of Commerce and the Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) is a comprehensive one-point information site and covers hospital-related and travel-related information on India.

World Malaria Day observed with theme Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria

Apr 25, 2015
World Malaria Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns currently marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Russia, Argentina signed agreements on economic & energy co-operation

Apr 25, 2015
Under the agreement, Russia will finance the hydroelectric plant in Argentina’s Neuquen River, while Russia’s Rosatom nuclear corporation will build a new reactor at Argentina’s Atucha 3 nuclear power plant.

Turrialba Volcano erupted in Costa Rica

Apr 25, 2015
The blast from the Turrialba volcano in the east of the Central American country came after the Calbuco volcano in Chile erupted twice on 22 April and 24 April 2015.

World Happiness Report 2015 released

Apr 24, 2015
The report was published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) an initiative under the United Nations.

Union Home Ministry puts Ford Foundation under watch list

Apr 24, 2015
The Ministry took this decision on the basis of inputs received from security agencies.

Japan's Nikkei 225 closed above 20000 for the first time in 15 years

Apr 24, 2015
The index surged by just over 15% in 2015, building on an incredible 140% boom since June 2012.

China, Pakistan signed an agreement on Economic Corridor plan worth 46 billion US dollars

Apr 24, 2015
As part of the agreement, China will provide up to 37 billion US dollar in investment for energy projects to generate 16400 MW of power.
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