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Monday, 13 June 2016

NEW DELHI: India has over one lakh kilometres of national highways (NHs), but there is no scientific road network pattern and drivers can't take a straight road to reach from one place to the other. To address this, NHAI has prepared a grid of 27 horizontal and vertical national highway corridors at a distance of every 250 km crisscrossing the country. All these stretches will be of four lanes and will provide more road space for seamless transport. The total length of these

Donald Carr, the former captain of England Cricket team, died on 12 June 2016. He was 89. Beside prominent batsman Carr was also one of the most prominent administrators of the post-war era.
• His first-class career spanned from 1945 to 1968 in which he scored nearly 20000 runs and claimed 328 wickets with his left-arm spin for Oxford University, Derbyshire and England.

When Lewis Hamilton first decided as a young child that he wanted to drive in Formula One, he had no black role models in the sport. Instead, he found his inspiration elsewhere: boxer Muhammad Ali. “I think he was just a unique, iconic individual who had a character unlike anyone else’s. And everyone aspired to be like him,” Hamilton said on Sunday after picking up his second victory of the Formula One season by

New Delhi, Jun 12 : Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal, along with Power, Renewable Energy & Mines Ministers of States and Union Territories will review the implementation of various ongoing schemes and issues pertaining to power, coal and renewable energy sectors on June 16 and 17. The two-day meeting will take place in Goa. Ministers and Secretaries and senior officials of power, coal

New Delhi, Jun 12 : The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has demanded a National Trade Policy for Retail Trade and a separate ministry of internal trade. It has also suggested that foreign trade should be transferred to Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Commerce should be designated to look after and monitor domestic trade. In a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, CAIT

Mangaluru, Jun 11: A centre for frontline research on radioecology and environmentgal radioactivity has been set up in the Mangalore University with financial support from the Department of Atomic Energy, Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Director K N Vyas dedicated the Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Radioactivity (CARER) at the university campus. The Centre, a national facility, got

New Delhi, Jun 12 : India has installed 65,000 solar pumps, the highest for any country in the world, says a senior Government official. India has envisaged to install 1 lakh solar pumps, a target that might well be achieved in less than a year from now. “65,000 solar pumps have been installed in the country against the target of 1 lakh. The target could well be achieved in less than year,” said Tarun Kapoor,

SYDNEY, Jun 13: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, facing a tight re-election battle, pledged today a 1 billion Australian dollars (738 million dollars) fund for the Great Barrier Reef, where scientists say mass coral bleaching has destroyed vast tracts of the World Heritage site. A report late last month said mass coral bleaching, caused by climate change, had destroyed at least 35 per cent of the

LONDON, Jun 13: Libya’s 67 billion dollars sovereign wealth fund will go head-to-head with Goldman Sachs in London’s High Court this week over claims that the US investment bank exploited the fund by encouraging it to make risky and ultimately worthless investments. In what will be one of the most closely watched cases in the City of London, the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) is attempting to claw back

Bengaluru, Jun 12 : The Working Committee of the Janata Dal(S) in Karnataka today ordered the suspension of eight Legislative Assembly members who defied the whip of the party during the biennial election to the Rajya Sabha from the state held yesterday. The JD(S) led by H D Deve Gowda received serious setback in the election, where its official nominee M A Farooq lost garnering 33 votes against the 

The World Bank has lowered its global growth forecast, warning that risks to growth have increased since its earlier projection in January. The world economy will grow at 2.4% in 2016 and at 2.8% in 2017, the World Bank said in its June report on global economic prospects, lower than the earlier forecast of 2.9% and 3.1%, respectively, mainly on account of a slower than expected recovery in advanced economies. India will remain

Tata Power on Monday said it will acquire Welspun Energy's subsidiary, Welspun Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd (WREPL) for an undisclosed amount. Tata Power's subsidiary Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL) will acquire WREPL through a share purchase agreement (SPA), it said in a statement. "TPREL, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Tata Power, has signed an SPA with Welspun Energy to acquire its subsidiary

People of Gujarat would soon be able to avail a host of government services through their smartphones and tablets, with the state government deciding to launch a mobile application for the same. “The Gujarat government has decided to launch the mobile app ‘Digital Gujarat’ by August 15. Our aim is to put most of the services on the fingertips of citizens, so that they don’t have to visit government offices,” Dhananjay

The new NIST system can generate quantum entanglement in about 10 times as many ions as any previous simulators based on ions, a scale-up that is crucial for practical applications. The behavior of the entangled ions rotating in a flat crystal just 1 millimeter in diameter can also be tailored or controlled to a greater degree than before. Described in the June 10, 2016, issue of Science, NIST's latest simulator improves on the same

Ever swallowed a button-battery? And wondered how to get it out? Have no fear, the origami robot is here!
That’s right, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has come up with a pill-sized origami robot, which will help motor the unwanted plastic and other non-dissoluble objects safely out of the digestive system. How it works: The ‘ingestible’ robot can fold up inside a pill that is to be swallowed. Once it goes

BENGALURU: The city's metro rail authority is considering a plan to open its training institute to individuals interested in studying metro technology, which would be the only such fully integrated course in the country. Bangalore Metro Rail Training Institute(BMRTI) was set up in 2011 to train employees of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd and other metro rail networks. It has trained 1,600 employees of BMRCL and 400

IITB and IIMB entered into a collaboration which will enable them to work together to provide deep technology and business mentorship for young technology start-ups and entrepreneurs.The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on June 9 at

WASHINGTON:  Asserting that the US and India face mutual security threats and a robust defence partnership is in the interest of both countries, a top Republican Senator has moved a legislation asking the President to recognise India as America's "global strategic and defence partner". Seeking necessary modifications to defence export control regulations, the legislative amendment to the National Defence

Noted playwright and actor Achyut Lahkar, doyen of Assam’s mobile theatre movement, passed away on 12 June 2016 following a protracted illness. He was 85. Lahkar was the pioneering dramatist, veteran actor director and producer who staged numerous memorable plays in mobile theatre.
About Achyut Lahkar

Second International Albinism Awareness Day was observed on 13 June 2016. The day is observed to recognize the importance of increasing awareness and understanding of albinism in order to fight against global discrimination and stigma against persons with albinism.  Albinism is a rare, non-contagious, genetically inherited difference present at birth.  In almost all types of albinism, both parents must carry the gene for it to

On a day when Sri Lanka was on the receiving end of an incorrect umpiring decision where Nuwan Pradeep was denied Alex Hales's wicket, Graham Ford, the Sri Lankan coach, suggested that front-foot no-ball calls should be made using technology. In the 46th over of England's innings on the fourth day of the Lord's Test, umpire Rod Tucker adjudged that the bowler overstepped and denied Pradeep of the wicket. Replays of

orway has become the first country in the world to prohibit deforestation. In this regard, Norwegian Parliament had pledged to make government’s public procurement policy deforestation-free. The step was taken by Norwegian Government based on official recommendations of Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Energy and Environment as part of the Action Plan on Nature Diversity. Key facts Henceforth, Norway will no

Sikkim became the first state in India to have an open government data portal linked ‘’. The portal was launched by Lok Sabha MP, P D Rai and also launched Open Government Data Platform (Sikkim). Key facts The portal has been developed by Government of Sikkim’s Information Technology Department and NIC team from Delhi. The open government data portal facilitates free use, reuse and

The World Day Against Child Labour is being observed annually across world on 12 June to bring awareness against child labour. Significance of the day: The observance of the day seeks to bring together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them. 2016 Theme: ‘End

राजस्व ज्ञानसंगम – Annual Conference of Tax Administrators 2016” on 16th June, 2016 in the national capital; PM to motivate the revenue officers towards achieving high standards in taxpayer friendly service in view of fast paced changes in the world economy and to address some of the challenges that these Departments face in this scenario.The  Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the two

on 16th June, 2016 in the national capital; For First time that two Revenue Boards i.e. CBDT & CBEC are holding the Conference simultaneously; PM to motivate the Revenue Officers towards achieving high standards in taxpayer friendly services in view of fast paced changes in the world economy and to address some of the challenges that these Departments face in this scenario. The Prime Minister of India, Shri

In an effort to make the “Green Maharashtra” programme successful, the forest and education department are deliberating on announcing a holiday on July 1 for schools and colleges. Although the decision has not been taken yet, the state government departments are in talks “to ensure that there is maximum participation from school and college students.” The objective behind the programme is to rope in youngsters from across

New Delhi: Recently world witnessed many geological disasters that were high in intensity and frequency. What we know abot earthquakes is that they are caused by sudden slip or disturbances between the boundaries of tectonic plates. But a recent research narrates a different story about the occurrence of earthquakes. A team of scientists from University of Toronto and University of Aberdeen have created

Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited (FGII), a joint venture between Future Group - the game changers in retail trade in India and Generali – a 184 years old global insurance group featuring among the world’s 50 largest companies, today announced the launch of two online travel insurance products for the international travelers - Future Easy Travel Worldwide and Future Easy Travel Schengen. The plans are

Pune (Maharashtra), June 13 (IANS) Top diabetes specialist Shashank S. Shah has been conferred with the American Diabetes Association's "Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award 2016" for his pioneering research on the disease in South Asia, an official said here on Monday. The honour, in memory of P. Nagendran, was given to Dr Shah on Sunday at the ongoing ADA's 76th Scientific Sessions from June 10-14 in New Orleans. shah

DSM, a global science based company active in Health, Nutrition and Materials announced the launch of POSHAN cards to support the Government’s mission to combat malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies amongst mothers and children. With this launch, DSM becomes the first direct reach partner to support offline distribution of POSHAN cards in districts of Pune, Thane and Palghar in Maharashtra. POSHAN

NAGPUR: The giant-killing run of Sudhanshu Bhure continued as the talented city shuttler clinched the U-15 boys singles title in the first Maharashtra Sub-Junior State Selection Badminton tournament which concluded at the Kalidas Stadium, Mulund, Mumbai, on Sunday. The six-day tourney was organized jointly by Jayesh Dhuri Badminton Foundation and Brihanmumbai Krida and Lalitkala Pratishthan under the auspices of

Indian American author Akhil Sharma won the prestigious 2016 International Dublin Literary Award for his semi-autobiographical novel “Family Life.” His novel was shortlisted out of an initial 160 nominations by a panel of judges of award that included novelists Ian Sansom, Juan Pablo Villalobos and Carlo Gebler. Family Life is Sharma’s second novel and took him 13 years to write. The novel traces the journey of a

Distinguished journalist, editor and author Inder Malhotra passed away following a long illness in New Delhi. He was 86. He had served as a resident editor of The Times of India and The Statesman. In his journalistic career he had mapped the ebb and flow of the Indian politics under every Prime Minister of independent India. About Inder Malhotra Malhotra was the resident editor of The Statesman in New Delhi from 1965 to

Additional Solicitor General of India and former Parliamentarian Satya Pal Jain was appointed as a part-time member of the 21st Law Commission of India. His appointment is in addition to present charge as an Additional Solicitor General of India. About Satya Pal Jain Satya Pal Jain is a noted constitution lawyer and senior BJP leader. He also had served as the Dean of the Law Faculty of Panjab University and presently is

Congress leader and former Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam was elected unopposed as the Speaker of the 14th Puducherry legislative Assembly. Besides, pro-tem Speaker VP Shivakozhuthu was declared elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker. V. Vaithilingam had served Chief Minister of the Union Territory twice. For first time he was in office from 1991 to 1996 and for second time again from 2008-2011. He was the

Sanjay Pugalia has joined Raghav Bahl and Ritu Kapur’s The Quint, as President & Editorial Director, the Quint & Bloomberg Quint confirm industry sources.Pugalia recently moved from the Network18 group after 12 years, he was Editor of CNBC Awaaz and CNBC Bajar as reported by exchange4media exclusively
Pugalia’s focus will be getting a robust Hindi digital version for Quint up and running.The group started its

Bolstering the creative strength of the agency, DDB Mudra West has brought in Kapil Tammal as Executive Creative Director. Kapil would be based out of Mudra House, Mumbai and will be reporting to Rahul Mathew, Creative Head, DDB Mudra West. Kapil Tammal joins DDB Mudra West from Scarecrow Communications where he was one of the founding employees and has been instrumental in the agency’s

20:20 MSL, part of MSLGROUP – PublicisGroupe's flagship strategic communications and engagement consultancy has announced the appointment of Entertainment and Lifestyle PR industry veteran Rina Sen Goel as Special Advisor to its Consumer, Lifestyle and Entertainment practice. Goel who comes with a rich experience of 25+ years across journalism and PR, will work closely with teams across the offices of 20:20

Dr Subhash Chandra, the chairman of Essel Group of Companies, was elected to the Rajya Sabha on Saturday in a closely contested election held in seven states. The ruling BJP party backed Dr Chandra for his Rajya Sabha berth. In Saturday's elections for 27 seats, the media baron contested as an independent candidate from Haryana. On May 24, when Dr Subhash Chandra stepped down as director and non-

"It wasn't a perfect race, but the good thing was that I won and I came out injury free," said Bolt, who got away slowly but powered home, catching the field at about 50 meters and celebrating as he got to  the line first to the delight of a big crowd at the national stadium in Kingston. The sprint superstar led three compatriots under 10 seconds in a race run in a wind of one meter per second. Nickel Ashmeade and

Assam on Sunday lost another doyen of its cultural sphere when the founder of Assam's world famous mobile theatre Achyut Lahkar passed away in his home town of Pathsala after prolonged illness. Lahkar, who was 85 years old, was a renowned playwright, actor and dramatist who founded the base of Assam's successful mobile theatre movement. Born in 1931, Lahkar is considered to be the father of the Bhramyaman

PeeCee has won the award for 'Favourite Actress' in 'People's Choice Awards' earlier this year. ollywood's desi girl, Priyanka Chopra, who won the Favourite Actress title in a New TV series award for Quantico at the 'People's Choice Awards 2016', has now been nominated for 2016 'Teen Choice Awards.' The Bajirao Mastani actress made it to the final nomination in the category 'Choice TV Breakout Star.' Expressing her

SS Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali won 13 awards at the CineMAA Awards 2016 which was held on Sunday in Hyderabad. Baahubali, which stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati , Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah in pivotal roles, received the Best Film Award. Ramya Krishna won the Best Supporting Actor (Female) Award for her performancce in the film while Srinivas Mohan and Sabu Cyril received awards in technical

Lin-Manuel Miranda (center, L) from 'Hamilton' performs with the cast during the American Theatre Wings 70th annual Tony Awards in New York. (Reuters) For the first time in Tony Awards history, all four musical acting awards were won by people of color.Hamilton, the pop culture phenomenon based on US founding father Alexander Hamilton swept the Tonys on Sunday, winning 11 of Broadway's top awards including best

China on 12 June 2016 launched its 23rd satellite it the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS). The satellite launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province will support China’s global navigation and positioning network. The satellite was taken into orbit by a Long March-3C carrier rocket. It was the 229th launch of the Long March carrier rocket. 

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on 12 June 2016 won the women’s title of the Australian Open Super Series Badminton tournament. In the final match played at Sydney, Saina defeated Chinese Sun Yu 11-21, 21-14, 21-19. With this win, she also pocketed a cheque of 56250 US dollars. This was first title of year 2016 for 29-year-old Saina and second Australian Open title of her career. She won her first Australian

Tata Power on Sunday informed BSE that its wholly owned subsidiary, Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL), will acquire Welspun Energy’s subsidiary, Welspun Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd (WREPL). JM Financial Institutional Securities Limited acted as exclusive transaction advisor to TPREL in relation to this transaction. KPMG India Private Limited was the accounting and tax advisor. AZB and Partners acted as

In a randomized Phase III study of the drug inotuzumab ozogamicin, a statistically significant percentage of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) whose disease had relapsed following standard therapies, qualified for stem cell transplants. Inotuzumab ozogamicin, also known as CMC-544, links an antibody that targets CD22, a protein found on the surface of more

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for a new broad gauge line between Mau Station of North Eastern Railway and Tarighat Terminal statio. the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for a new broad gauge line between Mau

Ace filmmaker Goutam Ghosh, a member of the Shyam Benegal-led censor board revamp committee, said the panel has submitted recommendations to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry regarding censorship in films. “Let’s see how they (the ministry) act on it,” Ghosh told PTI on the sidelines of ‘Bharat Nirman Awards’ here last night.The Benegal panel, in its first report

Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju along with MOS Dr Mahesh Sharma on 11 June 2016 presided over a presentation made by DGCA with regard to Passenger Centric Initiatives. The Ministry is committed to ensure that flying for most Indians becomes a pleasant experience along with the growth of the Airline industry. Accordingly, it proposed certain amendments to the existing Civil Aviation Requirements

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