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Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Project dedicated to people of Andhra Pradesh

Mar 29, 2016
The project is situated at Pattiseema village of Polavaram mandal in West Godavari district. It started functioning on a full-scale as the installation of all 24 pump sets was completed on 24 March 2016.

Zaheer Khan appointed Captain of Delhi Daredevils for 2016 IPL season

Mar 29, 2016
He would replace South African all-rounder JP Duminy who was captain in the last season.

USAID and ADB signed MoU to develop solar parks in India

Mar 29, 2016
This agreement between USAID and ADB will help finance the development of solar parks in support of the Government of India’s renewable energy targets.

Telecom Commission approved 112 as Single Emergency Number for India

Mar 29, 2016
With this, Indian citizens in distress can just dial the single-number 112 for all emergency services such as police, ambulance and the fire department. It will direct the call to concerned departments immediately for help.

Sergey Karjakin won 2016 World Chess Candidates Tournament

Mar 29, 2016
Karjakin will now play with the incumbent world champion, Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, in a match for the world chess crown in the United States in November 2016.

First direct container MV Harbour-1 Vessel between India and Bangladesh flagged off from Krishnapatnam

Mar 29, 2016
The voyage was started as a part of a coastal shipping agreement to facilitate trade between India and Bangladesh.

CAG report can’t be sole basis for any liability or prosecution: Karnataka HC

Mar 28, 2016
The court ruled that the action of State-owned KPCL in recovering 52.37 crore rupees from EMTA Coal Ltd. and Karnataka EMTA Coal Mines Ltd was illegal as it was solely based on a CAG report.

Gujarat government decided to set up first organic farming university of India

Mar 28, 2016
The university will exclusively focus on organic farming and research. Gujarat is most suited for organic farming as a significant portion of agricultural land in the state is rainfed.

UNEP released Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016

Mar 28, 2016
The report revealed that within the developing-economy category, the “big three” of China, India and Brazil saw 16 percent investment rise in renewable energy in 2015.

Haryana cabinet approved draft bill on reservation to Jats and four other castes

Mar 28, 2016
The Bill proposes reservation for Jats and four other castes Jat Sikhs, Rors, Bishnois and Tyagis by creating a new classification in the Backward Classes category.

World Bank approved $100 million loan to Jordan for creating jobs for Jordanians, Syrian refugees

Mar 28, 2016
The long-term loan is part of an attempt by the international community to improve conditions for refugees in overburdened host countries Jordan and Lebanon.

Syrian Army recaptured historic city of Palmyra from Islamic State

Mar 28, 2016
Palmyra was captured by the IS in May 2015 and since then the Army of Syria fought for its control with the support of national aviation and Russian Aerospace Forces.

Mint can help fight cancer: CIMAP Researchers

Mar 28, 2016
As per their research, a compound called L-Menthol derived from Mentha plant, commonly known as mint, can also be used in anti-cancer drugs.

World Bank approved $250 million loan to Support Electricity Distribution Sector Reforms in Rajasthan

Mar 28, 2016
The loan was granted to support the government of Rajasthan in improving the performance of its electricity distribution sector under the State’s 24x7 Power for All program.

63rd National Film Awards announced

Mar 28, 2016
The awards are annually presented by Directorate of Film Festivals of India to honour the best films of 2015 in the Indian cinema.

Himachal Pradesh government released Sixth Economic Census report

Mar 28, 2016
Growth rate in number of establishments has been recorded nearly 60 percent more in comparison to fifth census held in 2005.

Mizoram, JICA signed MoU on Capacity Enhancement on Sustainable Agriculture and Irrigation Development

Mar 28, 2016
As part of the MoU, training programmes will be conducted in Japan both for officials and farmers from Mizoram.

World Theatre Day 2016 observed globally

Mar 28, 2016
The Russian Dramatist Anatoly Vasiliev was the World Theatre Day International Message Author 2016. Vasiliev is a noted Russian theatre director and one of the leading European contemporary stage directors.

Haryana launched Adapting homes for the differently-abled scheme

Mar 28, 2016
Persons with disabilities would be provided six months’ pension in advance for adapting their homes as per their requirement.

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Padma awards 2016 on 56 awardees

Mar 28, 2016
The President presented five Padma Vibhushan, eight Padma Bhushan and 43 Padma Shri awards at the function in New Delhi

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