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Lobsang Sangay re-elected PM of Tibetan Government-in-Exile

Apr 28, 2016
48-year-old Sangay has been premier since 2011, when the Dalai Lama, Tibetans’ spiritual leader, officially relinquished political leadership.

Foxconn agreed to buy Sharp Corporation for $3.5 billion

Mar 31, 2016
The deal, for a 66 percent stake in Sharp, is intended to make Foxconn a more attractive partner for Apple Inc. that uses Sharp screens for its iPhones.

Tata Steel announced plans to explore options to restructure its UK business

Mar 31, 2016
As per the announcement, the Tata Steel Europe will explore all options for portfolio restructuring including the potential divestment of Tata Steel UK, in whole or in parts.

Google introduced Fiber Phone with unlimited domestic calling

Mar 31, 2016
It is a home telephone service which gives users unlimited local and nationwide calling in the US. For international calls, users will get the same rates used as the Google Voice service.

Union Government announced unified building bye-laws for Delhi

Mar 31, 2016
The bye-laws, which have been revised after a gap of 33 years, reduced the number of documents to be submitted for obtaining building permits from 40 to just 14.

France announced to end Operation Sangaris across Central African Republic in 2016

Mar 31, 2016
The decision was taken as its military intervention in the country has achieved its objectives of restoring security to the country after three years of communal violence.

Sand-eating tadpoles of Indian Dancing Frog Family Micrixalidae found in Western Ghats

Mar 31, 2016
This discovery builds the knowledge base for further comparative analyses and conservation of Micrixalus, an ancient and endemic lineage of Indian frogs.

Telangana Road Transport Authority’s Mobile App M-Wallet launched

Mar 31, 2016
The app will help the user to download digital copies of documents like driving licence and registration certificate and they could be produced before the police and RTA authorities when demanded.

13th India-EU Summit held in Brussels

Mar 31, 2016
One of the key outcomes of the summit is the EU-India Agenda for Action 2020. It sets out a concrete road-map for the EU-India Strategic Partnership for the next five years.

EIB announced loan of 33 billion rupees for Lucknow metro

Mar 31, 2016
The 450 million Euros long-term loan will be used to finance the first metro line in Lucknow, including both construction of the 23km long new metro line and a fleet of metro trains.

NTT Data inked agreement to acquire Dell Services

Mar 31, 2016
This is set to be the biggest-ever acquisition by NTT Data, which is a part of Japan's former telephone monopoly.

Poet Haldar Nag, a class III dropout, conferred Padma Shri

Mar 31, 2016
Sambalpur University is coming up with a compilation of his writings, Haldhar Granthabali-2. This compilation will be a part of the university's syllabus.

Asia's biggest telescope ARIES launched at Devasthal in Uttarakhand

Mar 31, 2016
It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel from Brussels, Belgium and is located at Devasthal near Nainital in Uttarakhand.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar flagged off India’s first indigenous Sonar Dome

Mar 31, 2016
The Sonar Dome will now be delivered to Mazgaon Docks, Mumbai for use in the warships of Indian Navy.

Faustin Archange Touadera took oath as Central African Republic's President

Mar 31, 2016
Tauadera became the first elected President of the country in three years. Muslim rebel alliance Seleka overthrew the government in 2013.

Patrick Dupuis appointed to Wipro’s Board of Directors

Mar 31, 2016
Dupuis, who holds an experience of over 30 years, currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Simplicity, Quality and Productivity at Global technology platform and payments leader, PayPal Holdings, Inc.

Biocon received approval to sell Insulin Glargine in Japan

Mar 30, 2016
The product will be available in Japan in 2017 in the form of disposable pen with 3 ml of 100IU Insulin Glargine.

Rakesh Mohan joined Nestle India Board as Independent Non—Executive Director

Mar 30, 2016
Rakesh Mohan is a former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He completed his three year term as an Executive Director in the International Monetary Fund in November 2015.

IIT-Patna organised First International Symposium on 5G

Mar 30, 2016
The Patna 5G Summit is co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society, Center for TeleInfrastruktur, Aalborg University (CTIF), Global ICT Standardization Forum for India (GISFI) and IEEE Kolkata Section.

Haryana launched Project Salamati for injectable contraceptive

Mar 30, 2016
With this launch, Haryana became the first State in the country to launch injectable contraceptive as part of a government initiative.

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