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Donald Trump appointed PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to Strategic and Policy Forum

Dec 15, 2016
The forum will advise Trump on implementing his economic agenda. Other prominent members of the committee are - Stephen Schwarzman, Jack Welch and Elon Musk.

Jharkhand government to form separate cell for Primitive Tribes Group

Jul 31, 2016
Particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG) (earlier known as Primitive tribal group) is a government of India classification created with the purpose of enabling improvement in the conditions of certain communities with particularly low development indices.

Satish Mathur appointed DGP of Maharashtra Police

Jul 31, 2016
Earlier, Mathur was Additional DGP of the state’s Anti-Corruption Bureau, during which he solved few high profile cases like multi-crore rupee irrigation department scams and others.

Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari sworn-in as Chief Justice of Patna High Court

Jul 31, 2016
Justice Ansari had worked twice as Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court since December 2014 before being sworn in as its 39th Chief Justice. Justice Ansari retires on 29 October 2016.

Pashudhan Bima Yojana launched in Haryana

Jul 30, 2016
Under the Yojna, Insurance cover will be provided at a premium of 100 rupees for cows, buffaloes, bulls, camels and at 25 rupees for sheep, goat and pig for a period of three years.  

International Day of Friendship 2016 observed globally

Jul 30, 2016
The Day is aimed at supporting the goals and objectives of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace and the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010).

United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2016 observed

Jul 30, 2016
On this day, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the campaign #igivehope to show victims of human trafficking.

Joint Indo-Thailand Military Exercise ‘Maitree’ culminates

Jul 30, 2016
The aim of the joint exercise was to train contingents of both the armies on conduct of counter terrorist operations in an urban environment.

TVSN Prasad committee formed for exploring possible alternatives to Pellet Guns

Jul 30, 2016
The committee was constituted to rethink on the use of pellet guns after its use by CRPF for crowd control in Kashmir was blamed for causing fatal injuries to protestors.

AAAI confers Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 on Srinivasan Swamy

Jul 30, 2016
At present, Srinivasan Swamy, popularly known as Sundar, is the chairman of R K Swamy Hansa, a marketing communications Group.

Great Red Spot storm heating Jupiter's atmosphere: Study

Jul 29, 2016
The storm is based in Jupiter’s lower atmosphere and spans 13670 miles by 7456 miles (22000 km by 12000 km). The top of its clouds reach altitudes of about 31 miles (50 km).

Madras Crocodile Bank Trust opens for public

Jul 29, 2016
The Croc Bank currently consists of a large reptile park near Chennai, Southern India and several field projects located throughout the subcontinent reaching as far afield as the Nicobar Islands.

T Nanda Kumar resigns as Chairman of National Dairy Development Board

Jul 29, 2016
T Nanda Kumar had submitted his resignation on 29 June 2016. His resignation was accepted by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet on 27 July 2016.

Rajya Sabha passes Compensatory and Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016

Jul 29, 2016
The Bill establishes the National Compensatory Afforestation Fund under the Public Account of India, and a State Compensatory Afforestation Fund under the Public Account of each state.

IMD to use supercomputer to forecast monsoon with Dynamical Model

Jul 29, 2016
The dynamical model is also known as the Coupled Forecast System. It collates data on local as well as global weather patterns to simulate a forecast for a specific duration.

Union Government forms 'Disha' for timely implementation of Central Schemes

Jul 29, 2016
Disha was created for effective development and coordination of Central Government's programme, whether it is for infrastructure development or Social and human resource development.

Eminent writer, social activist Mahasweta Devi passes away

Jul 29, 2016
In her 90-year-long life, Devi won the Sahitya Akademi award (1979), the Padma Shree (1986), the Jnanpith (1997), the Magsaysay award (1997) and the Deshikottam award in 1999.

James Alan McPherson, first black writer to win Pulitzer Prize in fiction, dies

Jul 29, 2016
In 1978, James Alan McPherson won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his short story collection Elbow Room, becoming the first African-American to win the Pulitzer for fiction.

International Tiger Day observed

Jul 29, 2016
The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.

Veteran tabla maestro Pandit Lacchu Maharaj dies

Jul 29, 2016
Lacchu Maharaj has been described as one of the frontline tabla players in the world. Other than his professional performances all over the world, he played the tabla in many Bollywood films.

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