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Union Government approves 1601 crore rupees for Himayat programme in J&K

Jul 27, 2016
Himayat is a training-cum-placement programme for unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir under they are provided short-term training, in a range of skills for which there is good market demand.

Former diplomat Arundhati Ghose passes away

Jul 27, 2016
Arundhati Ghose is remembered for her services to the nation, including her role as head of the Indian delegation at the CTBT negotiations.

Flipkart acquires online fashion portal Jabong

Jul 26, 2016
Global Fashion Group has been on the lookout for a buyer of Jabong for the last few months. The company was in touch with Snapdeal as well as Future Group and Amazon, but a deal failed to pass through.

Second phase of the Feed the Future-India Triangular Training Programme launched

Jul 26, 2016
Under this 32 Training programme of 15 day-duration will be conducted in India and 12 Training programs of 10 days duration will be conducted in selected African and Asian Countries during 2016-20.

Brazilian scientists discover another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito

Jul 26, 2016
The scientists found the presence of the Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito infected by the Zika virus in three out of 80 groups of mosquitoes analysed up until now.

Union Government plans to redraw Red Corridor

Jul 26, 2016
Dropping of these districts from the list will result in drying of the financial aid given to the districts that is provided for various developmental works.

Tetsuya Takano resigns as Chairman of Ricoh India Ltd

Jul 26, 2016
Takano's resignation came following the disclosure of Ricoh India that found its accounts falsified and estimated to incur a loss of 1123 crore rupees for the fiscal year that ended 31 March 2016.

Sanjiv Puri appointed as Chief Operating Officer of ITC Ltd

Jul 26, 2016
With this appointment, Puri has emerged the front-runner to succeed ITC Chairman YC Deveshwar, who will step down as Executive Chairman of ITC in February 2017.

India's first green rail corridor launched between Rameswaram and Manamadurai stretch

Jul 26, 2016
Trains on the stretch have been equipped with bio-toilets ensuring zero discharge of human waste on the rail tracks, which will help in ensuring zero toilet discharge on rail tracks.

India becomes first contributor to UN Trust Fund for sexual abuse victims

Jul 26, 2016
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women awards grants to initiatives that demonstrate that violence against women and girls can be systematically addressed, reduced and eliminated.

Solar Impulse 2 completes first round-the-world journey

Jul 26, 2016
The Solar Impulse 2 has travelled 26744 miles since setting off from Abu Dhabi. The aircraft has racked up 558 hours of flight time.

Buddha Rashmi Mani appointed as Director General of National Museum

Jul 26, 2016
Earlier, he had supervised the excavation work in the disputed Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya in 2003.

Haryana notifies Freight Assistance Scheme for exporting MSMEs

Jul 26, 2016
The decision was taken to enhance competitiveness of exporting units by defraying the transportation cost of the MSMEs exporting units that borne additional cost in transportation of their products.

Lok Sabha passes Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Jul 26, 2016
The Bill seeks to add six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, Palakkad in Kerala, Goa, Dharwar in Karnataka, Bhilai in Chhattisgarh, and Jammu.

India’s first Water Metro launched in Kochi

Jul 25, 2016
German Development Bank, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) is funding 85 million euro for the project. The German bank has inked an agreement with the Kochi Metro Rail Limited for the project worth 747 crore rupees.

CSIR-CMERI develops Solar Power Tree for generation of electricity

Jul 25, 2016
The Solar Power Tree harnesses solar energy for producing electricity with an innovative vertical arrangement of solar cells. Therefore, it reduces the requirement of land as compared to conventional Solar Photovoltaic layout.

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails Dope Test

Jul 25, 2016
A former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist was selected for the games ahead of the celebrated Sushil Kumar after a lengthy legal battle.

Scientists decide to launch field trials of oil-degrading bacteria in Kochi

Jul 25, 2016
The oil-degrading properties of these bacteria will pave the way for the development of bioremediation agents to clean up petroleum pollutants from the environment.

Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli resigns ahead of a no-confidence vote

Jul 25, 2016
Oli, 64, who became prime minister of Nepal in October 2015, has been facing a no-trust motion after the Maoists withdrew support from the coalition government.

A Kanyakumari becomes first woman violinist to receive Sangita Kalanidhi Award

Jul 25, 2016
Sangita Kalanidhi is the first woman violinist to get the award in the history of the Music Academy. She will preside over the 90th annual conference of the Academy to be held between 15 December 2016 and 1 January 2017.
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