Shawna Pandya To Become Third Indian-Origin Woman To Fly In Space MUMBAI: An Indian-origin neurosurgeon currently based in Canada has been short-listed by NASA for its 2018 space mission under the Citizen Science Astronaut (CSA) programme. If everything goes as per plan, Dr Shawna Pandya, 32, may join the league of Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams. Dr Pandya, who
Shri Ananthkumar inaugurates Orientation (अभिसंस्करण) Programme for launching of 1000 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) Authenticity, Availability and Affordability (3As) must be emphasized while opening PMBJKs across the country: Shri Ananthkumar .Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Ananthkumar inaugurated and presided(अध्यक्षता) over the orientation programme for the district conveners(संयोजक) of National
Railway Ministry Launches First Phase of the Station Redevelopment Program
The Ministry of Railways launched the first phase of Station Redevelopment Programme on February 8, 2017 for commercial development of 23 stations across India. The total outlay (व्यय) of the project in the first phase is expected to be worth Rs 9,000 crore. The 23 stations in the first phase of
GOVERNMENT SCHEME-APPROVAL-DECISION - DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-10-02-2017
Govt to open 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendra facilities
Enthused(उत्साहित) by the success of two pilot projects on utilising(उपयोग) the head post offices as Passport Seva Kendra, the government has now decided to scale up this programme by opening 56 such facilities across the country. The ministry of external affairs and the department of posts had
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-HEALTH- DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-10-02-2017
Researchers Forms Stable Compound Na2He of Helium and Sodium
An international team of researchers from China, Russia, and the United States conducted (संचालित) computer modelling to create a thermodynamically stable compound of sodium and the noble gas helium, Na2He, which has a fluorite-type structure and is stable at high High-pressure. The result was
NASA Begins Space-Hunt(खोजना) To Find Elusive(मायावी) Earth Trojan Asteroid(छोटा तारा) WASHINGTON: A NASA spacecraft has started searching for an enigmatic class of near-Earth objects known as Earth-Trojan asteroids, which may be lurking in the solar system in places difficult to observe from our planet. OSIRIS-REx, currently on a two-year outbound journey to the asteroid
Hemant Bhargava appointed LIC MD NEW DELHI, FEB 10: Hemant Bhargava was today appointed Managing Director of state-owned (स्वामित्व) Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India. He is at present LIC’s Zonal Manager, Delhi. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved Bhargava’s appointment to the post till his superannuation(सेवा-निवृत्ति) , i.e.,
Romania justice minister quits after anti-graft protests Romanian Justice Minister Florin Iordache resigned today after massive (विशाल) nationwide protests over government efforts to weaken anti-corruption laws. “I have decided to offer my resignation,” said Iordache, a co-architect of a controversial January emergency decree(हुक्मनामा) which critics (आलोचकों) say would have
Kings XI Punjab appoint Satish Menon as CEO
Kings XI Punjab have appointed Satish Menon as Chief Executive (कार्यकारी अधिकारी) Officer and Rajeev Khanna as the Chief Operating Officer of the franchise for the upcoming season of Indian Premiere League (IPL).
Teyana Taylor is Reebok's new Brand ambassador the appointment of R&B artist, dancer, actress and famed sneaker head Teyana Taylor, as its official brand ambassador. Taylor will join Reebok's like-minded collective of innovative and inspirational creators, including the likes of Future, Gigi Hadid and Top Dawg Entertainment Recording Artist Kendrick Lamar. Taylor will spearhead the re-release of the
Punjabi folk singer Satinder Sartaj to work against human trafficking AMRITSAR: Besides entertaining, Punjabi folk singer Satinder Sartaj is now all set to help check human trafficking(मानव तस्करी) which could help scores of Indians especially Punjabis falling prey to illegal trade and eventually(अंततः) landing in jails or spending lives as slaves after United Nations Office on Drugs and
Jeff Sessions sworn in as U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions has been sworn in as U.S. President Donald Trump's attorney general. During an Oval Office ceremony, Trump called the veteran senator from Alabama a man of integrity(अखंडता) and principle, and someone who has devoted (निष्ठावान) his life to the cause of justice. Sessions was sworn in the morning after the Senate confirmed his
US Senate elects Obamacare critic(आलोचक) Tom Price as health secretary WASHINGTON: The US Senate narrowly confirmed Tom Price as President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary on Friday, appointing a fierce(भयंकर) Obamacare critic who aims to implement a Republican promise to tear up the divisive(बांटनेवाला) health care reform law. Price, a congressman from Georgia and
AWARD AND HONOUR - -DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-10-02-2017
NDTV.com Is Best News Website At India Digital Awards 4th Year In A Row NDTV.com won the best news website award for the fourth year in a row at the prestigious(प्रतिष्ठित) Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) 7th India Digital Awards today. Gadgets 360, India's most popular technology news website, won the best in specialised(विशेष) e-commerce award. IAMAI is the
Pant to captain Delhi in Vijay Hazare Trophy has been named Delhi's captain for the Vijay Hazare domestic 50-overs tournament that begins on February 25. Pant, 19, takes over from Gautam Gambhir, who led Delhi to the final last season. Delhi coach KP Bhaskar said it was a "consensus(आम सहमति) decision" to blood Pant for the future. "The selectors are looking at the future and they think Rishabh
Kohli record for most Test 150s by an Indian captain
Virat Kohli recorded his sixth Test 150, against Bangladesh at Hyderabad on 10th February 2017, to set the record for most 150-plus scores by an Indian captain in Tests. Kohli went past(अतीत) Sunil Gavaskar and Mohammad Azharuddin, who both have five 150-plus Test scores each as captain.
Hyderabad Test: Cheteshwar Pujara breaks 52-year-old record on Day 1
India’s top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara added another feather(पंख) to his cap on the first day of the Hyderabad Test at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium against Bangladesh. During his knock (दस्तक) of 83 runs, Pujara surpassed(पार) the 52-year long-standing record of former Indian cricketer
Sarfraz Ahmed named Pakistan ODI captain, replaces Azhar Ali Sarfraz Ahmed has been appointed the captain of Pakistan One-Day International (ODI) team, PCB chairman Shahryar Khan announced on Thursday. He replaces Azhar Ali, who took charge of captaincy for Pakistan in ODI’s after Misbah-ul-Haq retired after 2015 ICC World Cup. In a meeting with Shahryar Khan in Dubai,
US firm Travelport ropes in TCS as technology partner LONDON, FEB 10: Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform providing distribution of technology, payment and other solutions to the global travel industry, has named Tata Consultancy Services as its “primary technology partner“. The appointment of TCS follows an extensive(व्यापक) selection process during which several of the
BOOK IN DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH--10-02-2017
Divya Dutta has embarked (शुरू) on a new venture (उद्यम) with her first book Me & Ma. The book is a tribute (श्रद्धांजलि) to her mother and revolves(विचार करना) around the friendship Divya shared with her that gave her strength and made her who she is. The book was launched by Amitabh Bachchan. Divya’s friends, Sonali Bendre and Juhi Chawla, were also present at the event where they read out
FOREIGN TOUR-FOREIGN RELATION- INTERNATIONAL -DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-10-02-2017
Eiffel Tower to get 2.5-metre glass security wall A glass wall 2.5 metres (eight feet) high will be erected around the Eiffel Tower in Paris this autumn(शरद ऋतु) , part of a multi-million euro plan to prevent attacks on the iconic monument(स्मारक) , the city said Thursday. The wall will replace(बदलने के) the metal fences (रक्षा करना) thrown up around the 324-metre (1,063-foot) Iron Lady during the
Gaza's 'Spider-Man' Contortionist(कलाकार) Enters Record Books GAZA CITY, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: A young Palestinian contortionist known in Gaza as "Spider-Man" has entered the Guinness book of records, his trainer said on Thursday. The 13-year-old, Mohammad al-Sheikh, broke the record for the most full body revolutions(चक्कर) maintaining a chest stand in one minute,
STATE -DAILY- NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-10-02-2017
Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das launches UJALA scheme Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das launched energy efficient(कुशल) fans and LED tube lights under the ‘Unnat Jeevan by Affordable (सस्ती) LEDs and Appliances for All’ (UJALA) scheme in the state. The UJALA scheme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency(दक्षता) Services Limited (EESL), a JV under the administration of
Gujarat Become India’s First State to Establishes Cashless System for PDS
Gujarat has become the first state in India to establish Cashless system for distribution of food grain to the beneficiaries under NFSA (National Food Security Act). The Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution(वितरण) Ram Vilas Paswan appreciated (की सराहना की) the efforts of the
Kashmir to be discussed at Harvard India forum Rahul Srinivasan, one of the organizers of the 2-day conference being jointly organized by the students of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, said an exciting array of growth initiatives within India has ignited(प्रज्वलित) a positive spark (जोश) in the global community. Indian government’s demonetisation(विमुद्रीकरण)
Kerala to host International Spice(मसाला) Conference from Sunday THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEBRUARY 9: Kerala’s capital will host (मेज़बान) the second edition of the International Spice Conference, one of the most important events for the spice industry, from February 12-14. Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestle India, will
National Women’s Parliament begins in Andhra Pradesh The three-day National Women’s Parliament, being organised by Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly with the theme (विषय) of ‘Empowering(सशक्तीकरण) Women — Strengthening Democracy(जनतंत्र) ’, began on Friday in the state capital region Amaravati. Buddhist spiritual (आध्यात्मिक) leader Dalai Lama, Union Ministers M
China releases theme, priorities(प्राथमिकताओं) of this year's BRICS Summit BEIJING: China has released the theme and the cooperation priorities of the 2017 BRICS Summit which is scheduled(अनुसूचित) to begin in September, the official media reported today. The summit will be held under the theme "BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future," state-run Xinhua news
PASSES AWAY-DAILY- -NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-10-01-2017
MRI pioneer and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield dies A Nobel laureate (पुरस्कार विजेता) who failed his school exams before going on to pioneer (प्रथम अन्वेषक) body scanning technology has died aged 83. Sir Peter Mansfield led a team in the 1970s that developed Magnetic Resonance (प्रतिध्वनि) Imaging, one of the most important breakthroughs (सफलताओं) in modern medicine. The son of a gas
Ananda Baskaran passes away The former (भूतपूर्व) Health Minister P. Ananda Baskaran passed away at a private hospital on Thursday after a brief illness. Mr. Baskaran, 70, was a minister from 1991 to 1996 in the Cabinet headed by V. Vaithilingam. He represented Villianur twice in the Legislative(विधायी) Assembly. He made his maiden(प्रथम) entry to the Assembly in 1990. In 2011, he quit the Congress
Former Puducherry Health Minister passes away Former Health Minister of Puducherry P Anandabaskaran died at a private hospital here today after brief (ख़ुलासा) illness, family sources said. Anandabaskaran (70) is survived by wife, two sons and two daughters. He was first elected as Congress member to Puducherry Assembly from Villianoor constituency here in the 1990 polls(चुनाव) .
Former war veteran(दिग्गज) passes away CHANDIGARH: Maj Gen (retd) Kuldip Singh Bajwa, one of the senior most Army veterans of the country from the north, breathed(सांस ली) his last on Thursday. He was 92. Belonging to a military aristocratic (भव्य) family of Sialkot district (now in Pakistan), General Bajwa was commissioned in December 1946 after the first post World War-II
Committee to speed up Namami Gange formed a day after NGT questions outcome A day after the National Green Tribunal said that not even a drop of Ganga had been cleaned and public money had been wasted, Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (जीर्णोद्धार) Uma Bharti announced setting up of a Committee of Secretaries to speed up Namami Gange
Govt expert committee rejects plea for mandatory joint audit New Delhi: An expert audit committee formed by the government has rejected a plea from smaller Indian audit firms to have a mandatory (अनिवार्य) joint audit. The committee is expected to submit its recommendations by Friday, said a person familiar with the development on the condition of anonymity(अशांत होने की अवस्था) . The
Sebi to form new Fintech committee The Securities Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is forming an advisory committee on financial technology or fintech-related issues, which would look at safeguards that can be put in place to facilitate Crowdfunding of ‘genuine’ ventures(उपक्रम) and mobilise more household savings into the financial markets using technology solutions. “With the economy doing well
UN committee refuses to accredit religious freedom group Britain says it will seek to overturn a U.N. committee’s decision to deny accreditation to the organization Christian Solidarity(एकजुटता) Worldwide which promotes religious(धार्मिक) freedom in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Britain’s deputy ambassador Peter Wilson said Thursday he was
HRD Ministry Constitutes Sub-Panel of CABE to Boost Girls’ Education
The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has constituted a sub-committee of Central Advisory (सलाहकार) Board of Education (CABE) under Chairmanship of Telangana’s Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari to look into issues related to girls education.With the consultations of the
Nepal Govt extends tenure of TRC and CIEDP Nepal government has extended the tenure(कार्यकाल) of Truth and Reconciliation (सुलह) Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) by one year. A decision to extend the term was taken in the Cabinet meeting held at Kathmandu on Thursday. Two years tenure of these commissions was expiring
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