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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Former Union Minister P Shiv shankar Passes Away

Former Union Minister P. Shiv Shankar passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 89 . He contested the by-election to the Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency in 1979 on the Indian National Congress party ticket.

ZTE launches world’s first 5G IT baseband unit (BBU) in partnership with Intel

Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment company ZTE made an announcement that it has launched a next generation 5G IT base-band unit (BBU) ZTE has partnered with Intel Corporation for this technology.

Kohli named captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo Awards

Indian international cricketer Virat Kohli has named as the ‘Captain of the Year‘ at the 10th annual ESPNcricinfo Awards.

Paytm arm unveils online shopping portal Paytm Mall

Paytm E-Commerce, the online marketplace arm of One97 Communications Pvt. Ltd, launched Paytm Mall, a mobile app and online shopping portal. Paytm Mall is the new avatar of Paytm’s three year-old e-commerce business.

SIDBI expert panel sanctions Rs 1,112 cr to funds for startups

An expert committee Venture Capital Investment Committee (VCIC) set up by SIDBI has sanctioned Rs 300 crore to fund managers who would invest in startups, taking the total sanctions so far this fiscal 2016-2017 to over Rs 1,100 crore.

Apollo Munich and Dena Bank Enters Into Bancassurance Tie-Up

Standalone health insurer Apollo Munich Health Insurance expanding its footprint across the country with bancassurance tie-up with state-owned Dena Bank.

Government Issues Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17-Series IV

The Government of India launched the 7th tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bonds and it will be the last offering for 2016-17.

Tata Communications partners with HPE for roll-out of LoRa network

Tata Communications is partnering with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to support the roll-out of the former's Internet of Things platform, the LoRa (Long Range) network.

Iran and Russia Agrees Roadmap to Jointly Produce Nuclear Fuel

Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) stated that Russia and Iran have reached an agreement to jointly produce nuclear fuel.

Haryana Launches Online Sex Ratio Monitoring System For Panipat

The Haryana government has set up an online system for Panipat to monitor the sex-ratio in the district as part of the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' programme.

Suresh Prabhu flags off first Antyodaya Express between Ernakulam, Howrah

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the first Antyodaya Express a long distance, fully unreserved, superfast train service between Kochi's Ernakulam Junction and Howrah Junction through video conferencing from Rail Bhavan.

India & Ukraine to strengthen bilateral cooperation through Cinema

Minister for Information & Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu and Member of the Parliament of Ukraine and Chairman of the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine Mr. Iurii Artemenko have agreed to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries through the medium of Cinema in New Delhi.

National Science Day: 28th February

National Science Day is celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm on 28th of February every year in order to commemorate the invention of the Raman Effect in India by the Indian physicist, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on the same day in the year 1928.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Chandra Shekhar Azad's 86th Martyrdom Day observed

Chandra Shekhar Azad's 86th Martyrdom Day observed on 27th FebruaryChandra Shekhar Azad, the mere name that could make a British policeman during the British Raj era break into cold sweat.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeats Lucas Pouille to win 2017 Open 13

Second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsongao defeated Frenchman Lucas Pouille to win the 2017 Open 13.

John-John Dohmen, Naomi Van named best Hockey Players of 2016

FIH (International Hockey Federation) Hockey Stars Awards were conferred on 23 February 2017 in Chandigarh.

SoftBank, Foxconn form joint venture to expand investments

Japan's SoftBank Group Corp and Taiwan's Foxconn have agreed to form a joint venture, as the two large Asian technology companies expand their ties.

TCS Ranked Among Top Three IT Services Brands Globally by Brand Finance

India’s largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been rated as one of the top three 'most-valuable brands' in the Information Technology (IT) service sector by Brand Finance, the leading global brand valuation firm. As IBM and Accenture are on the top two positions.

Rajasthan Inaugurates Medical Project RAHAT for Prompt Treatment of Heart Disease

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje  inaugurated a medical project Rajasthan Heart Attack Treatment programme (RAHAT) at the Eternal Heart Care Center Hospital in Jaipur.

Mumbai richest Indian city with total wealth of $820 bn

According to the New World Wealth report Mumbai, the financial capital of India has been named as the Richest Indian city with a total wealth of $ 820 billion.

Gopi, Athare win men’s and women’s races in Delhi Marathon

Rio Olympian Thanackal Gopi won the men's title in the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon held on 26 February 2017. Monika Athare claimed the honors in the women's section. 

Saina Nehwal to represent Olympic Committee in BWF

Star Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal was appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Athletes' Commission (AC) in 2016, will represent the panel in the Badminton World Federation (BWF).


The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to honor the best films of 2016,  held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd and directed by Glenn Weiss. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony for the first time.
These are the winners of the 89th annual Academy Awards:

World's first robot table tennis tutor sets Guinness record

The world's first robot table tennis tutor in Japan has set a new Guinness World Record for its uncanny ability of being able to play the game better than most humans.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

India, Germany ratify Social Security Agreement

India and Germany have ratified the Social Security Agreement (SSA), which will come into force from 01st May 2017, to help promote more investment flows between the two countries.

UBI ties up with IRCTC to launch railway booking facility

Kolkata-based United Bank of India (UBI) has launched a railway ticket booking facility by having a direct tie-up IRCTC. Post the introduction of this facility, UBI customers can now book railway tickets seamlessly through IRCTC website using the bank’s debit card.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Dena Bank rolls out RFID-enabled cards to serve valued clients better

Dena Bank has introduced Radio Frequency Identification Card, (RFID) enabled banking cards.

Former CM T R Zeliang appointed Finance Advisor to Nagaland government

Former Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang was appointed as Finance Advisor to the state government in the rank of a cabinet minister.

Rajasthan 2nd largest crude oil producer in country

Rajasthan has become the second largest crude oil producer in the country after the offshore field Bombay High, Governor Kalyan Singh said in the Assembly by highlighting the achievements of the state government.

AYUSH Minister to inaugurate the World Integrated Medicine Forum on Regulation of Homeopathic Medicine

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the World Integrated Medicine Forum on Regulation of Homeopathic Medicinal Products- National and Global strategies in New Delhi.

India, Bangladesh ink MoU for development of Sylhet city

India and Bangladesh  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the sustainable development of Sylhet city with financial aid from India.

India, ADB ink $375 mn loan pact for industrial corridor

India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed USD 375 million pact for loans and grants to develop 800 km Visakhapatnam—Chennai Industrial Corridor, which is the first phase of a planned 2,500-km East Coast Economic Corridor.

Government ropes in Shilpa Shetty as Swachh Bharat brand ambassador

The government has roped in actress Shilpa Shetty as a brand ambassador for the Indian government cleanliness initiative 'Swachh Bharat Mission'.

FDI inflow zooms 18% to USD 46 billion in 2016: DIPP

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India grew 18% during 2016 to touch $46 billion, data released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

ISSF World Cup: Pooja Ghatkar clinches bronze

In International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), Indian shooter Pooja Ghatkar secured India’s first medal in New Delhi.

India clears Rs 17,000-crore mega missile deal with Israel

A Rs 17,000 crore deal has been cleared by the Indian government for jointly developing with Israel a medium-range surface-to-air missile (MR-SAM) for the Indian Army.

Motherson Sumi’s Vivek Sehgal bags EY’s ‘entrepreneur of the year’ award

Vivek Chaand Sehgal of Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL) has been awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 award by assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services firm Ernst & Young (EY).

Gorb-Ola form tie up

Food technology company Gorb has partnered with cab aggregator Ola to offer food to consumers at discounted rates in Mumbai. As per the deal, Ola riders will receive a code via SMS and mail every time they book a cab, which can be availed on the Gorb app or website to order food.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Oriental Bank Ties Up With Chola MS To Sell Insurance Products

Haryana based Oriental Bank of Commerce has signed an corporate agency agreement with Chennai based general insurance provider Cholamandalam General Insurance Company for distribution of insurance products.

China overtakes US, France as Germany’s biggest trading partner, for first time

China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States.

Nobel-Winning Economist Kenneth J. Arrow Dies At 95

Nobel-winning economist, mathematician Kenneth J Arrow has died in USA  . He was 95.

Visa-AP sign MoU to make Vizag India’s first 'less cash' city

Global payments network Visa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh government to help transform Vishakhapatnam into India's first 'less cash' city.

74th Central Excise Day celebrated by CBEC

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) celebrated 74th Central Excise Day on 24th February in New Delhi.

India and Japan ink pact on rail safety

India signed an agreement with Japan on enhancing railway safety in the Indian Railways with focus on railway track and rolling stock safety.

Kerala to launch sex offenders registry, first in the country

The Kerala government will launch the country’s first sex offenders registry which will contain all identification details of sex offenders and would be kept in public domain.

Maneka Gandhi announces compensation fund for child abuse victims

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi  announced the setting up of a compensation fund under Nirbhaya scheme to provide financial help to children who are victims of sexual crimes.

Sikkim becomes 22nd State to join UDAY

The Centre and and the state of Sikkim has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) for operational improvement of the state’s power distribution department.

9th BRICS Summit to be held in China's Xiamen city

The ninth BRICS Summit will be held in China's Xiamen city from September 3 to 5, 2017.

Tata Power Renewable commissions 15 MW solar plant in Telangana

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has synchronised its 15 MW solar plant at Bellampally in Telangana, thereby taking the Tata Power's total installed operating capacity past 10, 500 MW mark.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

N Chandrasekaran elected chairman of Indian Hotels

Tata Group hospitality arm Indian Hotels Company Ltd stated N Chandrasekaran has been elected as the Chairman of its board of directors.