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Home Minister Rajnath Singh lays the Foundation stone for new NDRF campus

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone for the construction of National Disaster Response Force’s (NDRF) new campus at Kondapavuluru village of Gannavaram mandal in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh. The campus will be built on 50 acres of land and will accomodate the NDRF’s 10th battalion which is presently stationed at Mangalagiri in ..

Kalyan Krishnamurthy appointed as CEO of Flipkart

Kalyan Krishnamurthy was appointed as new chief executive officer (CEO) of India’s largest online retailer Flipkart. He replaces cofounder Binny Bansal to a new position as group CEO. In his new role, Krishnamurthy will be responsible for Flipkart’s profit and losses. With this appointment, cofounders of the country’s most valued Internet company have handed over ..

General Anti-Avoidance Tax Rule to start from April 2017

The Central Board for Direct Taxes (CBDT) has announced that the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) will start from April 1, 2017 to check tax evasion and avoidance. GAAR was announced as part of the 2012-13 Budget speech of the then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. However, its implementation was repeatedly postponed because of the apprehensions expressed ..

China steps up naval patrols in disputed islands with Japan

China has stepped up its naval patrols in the waters of the disputed Sankakus islands (Diaoyu islands) under the administrative control of Japan in the East China Sea.The move could anger Japan as both countries doggedly trying to enforce the claims over the uninhabited islands. China is saying that it is conducting such patrols on ..

Indian-American engineer bags Oscar for technical achievement

Indian-American Parag Havaldar has been named in the list of 18 achievements announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its 2017 Scientific and Technical awards. He was honoured for the development of expression-based facial performance-capture technology at Sony Pictures Imageworks. His pioneering system enabled large-scale use of animation rig-based facial performance-capture for ..

International Kite festival begins in Ahmedabad

The international Kite festival started in Ahmedabad at Sabarmati River Front in Ahmedabad. It was inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. About 51 kite fliers from 8 different states while more than 100 kite fliers from 31 countries are participating in this week-long mega event. Kite fliers from Canada, Israel, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, New-Zealand, Russia, Poland, ..

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani passes away

Former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani passed away after suffering from heart attack. He was 82. He was 4th President of Iran from 1989 to 1997. Rafsanjani was a key figure in the foundation of the Islamic republic in 1979 and leading figure in the Iran’s politics since the 1980s. He had played key role in ..

Former Portugal President Mario Soares passes away

Portugal’s former President Mario Soares passed away in capital city Lisbon. He was 92. He is widely seen as the father of the Portugal’s modern-day democracy. He was the founder of Portugal’s Socialist party and had spearhead of the country’s entry into the European Union (EU). He was Portugal’s 17th President from 1986 to 1996. He ..

Spain’s Roberto Bautista win’s 2017 Chennai Open title

Spain’s Roberto Bautista won the 2017 Chennai Open title in the men’s single category. In the final match, he defeated Russia’s Daniil Medvedev by 6-3, 6-4 score. It was first ATP tournament of the season. This was the second time Bautista played a final at the Chennai Open. In 2013, he ended up as a ..

MIT researchers develop super strong, lightweight 3D Graphene

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed 3D version of graphene by compressing and fusing flakes of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. Graphene is one of the strongest materials known to man, but so far because of its extreme thinness it was not able for practical use. The 3D version of ..