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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Bilal Nazki appointed as chairperson of JKHRC

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has appointed former Chief Justice of Orissa High Court Bilal Nazki as the chairperson of the State Human Rights Commission. Mr. Bilal Nazki headed the committee set up by the Centre to review the functioning of the Haj Committee of India and its state units in 2013.

Ratan Tata replaces Cyrus Mistry as Tata Sons chairman

In one of the biggest upheaval in the corporate sector, the Tata Sons Board has appointed Ratan Tata as the interim chairman of the group for four months, replacing Cyrus Mistry. The decision was taken at a Board meeting in Mumbai. Mistry is the son of Pallonji, who controls nearly 18% of the equity in Tata Sons.

World Development Information Day: 24 October

World Development Information Day is observed across the world on 24 October. The day is annually observed to draw the attention of world public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.

Monday, 24 October 2016

ITBP celebrating its 55th raising day

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police celebrated its 55th raising day on 24 October. The force was raised on 24th October in 1962. ITBP is deployed on border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3488 kilometer of India-China Border. 

Indian Army team wins gold medal in gruelling Cambrian Patrol exercise

A team from the Indian Army's Gorkha Rifles has won a gold medal at one of the most gruelling exercises in the world. Team 2/8 Gorkha was awarded a gold medal in Exercise Cambrian Patrol organized by the British Army. The medal went to the 8 men of the 2nd Battalion of 8 Gorkha Rifles.

Andhra Pradesh, Singapore's MAS pact for financial services

Andhra Pradesh government has signed an agreement with the Monetary Authority of Singapore to promote innovation in financial services in their respective markets.

Microsoft Launches Cybersecurity Engagement Centre in India

Microsoft has launched its first cybersecurity engagement center in India in the heart of Delhi, which will help the government and the private sector organisations to deal with cyber attacks. An initiative like this is especially important at a time when India is dealing with large-scale cyber attacks on four leading banks' debit cards that have affected as many as 3.2 million customers.

Tom Hayden, famed anti-Vietnam war activist, dies aged 76

Tom Hayden, a 1960s anti-war activist and one of the era's most prominent, counter-culture radicals who went on to serve in the California state assembly and senate, has died aged 76. Hayden died in Santa Monica, California, after a long illness.

United Nations Day is being observed today

24 October is celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. The day marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter in 1945. This year's UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

AIIMS, Ganga Ram doctors chosen for Dr B C Roy award

Randeep Guleria, Head of Pulmonology from the AIIMS and C S Yadav, department of orthopaedics from the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital have been selected for the prestigious Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy Award for excellence in the field of medicine.