Archives: March, 2017

Manjeev Singh Puri is new envoy to Nepal

Senior diplomat Manjeev Singh Puri was appointed as India’s new ambassador to Nepal. Mr. Puri, a 1982-batch IFS officer. Currently he is India’s Ambassador to the EU, Belgium and Luxembourg. ..

Japan, US conduct Navy drills

The Japanese and United States navies conducted joint exercises in the East China Sea. The exercises involved Japanese destroyers and a US Navy carrier strike group. The drill was aimed ..

Chemistry Nobel winner George Olah passes away

Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry George Olah has passed away. He was 89. He research work had paved the way for more effective oil refining and ways of producing less ..

BP Kanungo appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has appointed BP Kanungo as Deputy Governor Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years. He has been appointed in place of R. Gandhi. ..

Germany’s KfW, EESL in energy efficiency pact

The German Development Bank (KfW) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed a loan agreement for €200 million to enhance energy efficiency in India. EESL will invest these funds ..

Himachal Pradesh Government launches mobile App Mera Hunar HP for job-seekers

Himachal Pradesh Government launched mobile App and website Mera Hunar HP for job-seekers. It is first of its kind app and website in the country. Mera Hunar is a web ..

Viola Davis awarded Harvard’s Artist of the Year Award 2017

Popular actress Viola Davis was awarded the 2017 Artist of the Year Award by Harvard Foundation. She was presented the award during foundation’s 32nd annual Cultural Rhythms Festival.  Besides, this ..

NTPC commissions 45 MW of Bhadla solar plant

India’s largest power generator NTPC Ltd has commissioned another 45 Megwatt (MW) capacity solar power plant at Bhadla in Rajasthan. With this, the company’s total installed capacity has become 48,188 ..

RBI to issue new Rs 10 notes soon with high security features

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon issue new Rs 10 currency notes with enhanced security features. The new notes will be in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005 with inset ..

Veteran journalist Arvind Padmanabhan passes away

Veteran journalist and Executive Editor at IANS Arvind Padmanabhan passed away due to cardiac arrest in New Delhi. He was 49. He was widely admired in the journalistic community for ..