The news was announced on 27 December 2016 in the meeting of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) meeting held in Chennai. The IOA accepted Meghalaya's bid to host the National Games overshadowing four other bidders, which were Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Chhattisgargh and Uttarakhand.
He was elected for a second consecutive term for his services in achieving the objectives of India International Centre.
The International Solar Alliance acts as a collaborative platform to enhance energy security and sustainable development through increased deployment of solar energy technologies.
While Hanif Mohammed's 499 remains the highest score by an opener in first-class cricket, no one has scored more than Gohel while remaining not out in his team's score of 641.
Prior to this appointment, Acharya was serving as the CV Starr Professor of Economics at the New York University Stern School of Business.
A study conducted by researchers from the University of Bath in the UK revealed that birds with larger brains are more likely to survive climate change.
The Sagarmala Development Company is an important milestone in the implementation of Sagarmala Programme of the Union Government.
The scheme was launched on 25 December 2016 to mark the 92nd birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who contributed immensely for the development of North East Region.
Cricket Australia stated that Kohli played only 10 one-day matches in 2016; however, he underlined his status as one of the best in the 50-over format.
Nepal rejected India’s ‘open sky’ offer saying that it was too early to commit to it. The country said that it might consider the proposal after two years.
The Char Dham Highway Development Project is a part of the government’s efforts to boost religious tourism in the State.
The IOA unanimously appointed the Kalmadi and Chautala to the post during its Annual General Meeting in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Patwa, an RSS ideologue, was instrumental in consolidating BJP base in Madhya Pradesh (undivided).
Rescue & relief operations are being carried out by the district administration and railway officials. Through investigation will be carried on to ascertain the cause.
Rubin's results, which initially met with scepticism, were confirmed over the subsequent years. The attempts to explain the galaxy rotation problem led to the theory of dark matter.
The Memorandum of Understanding is aimed at extending India’s development assistance to Bhutan as part of the Neighbourhood First Policy.
The Digi Dhan Mela was held by the Union Government to show case the efforts to promote digital financial transactions after the demonetisation.
Polavaram Project or Indira Sagar Project of Andhra Pradesh is expected to be completed by the year 2019.
The plan would enable residents of the villages to access 170 e-services through Atal Seva Kendras. It was announced by Haryana’s chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at the launch of 53 new IT services.
Papertronics, a fusion of paper and electronics, can power disposable electronics and can reduce the fabrication time and cost.
Wickremanayake served as the Prime Minister in the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government in the year 2005. He earlier held the position of Prime Minister from August 2000 to December 2001, succeeding the then Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
He sketched the National Emblem and extracted its motto 'Satyameva Jayate' from Mundaka Upanishad in 1948 after an extensive research.
The government also released eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on 'Personalities Series: Bihar'- Sachchidananda Sinha, Karpoori Thakur, Dashrath Manjhi, Vidyapati, Kailashpati Mishra, Kunwar Singh, Phanishwar Nath Renu and Krishna Sinha.
The scientists used a developmental-biology approach to ascertain a specific protocol for generating the pacemaker cells.
The Delhi government has decided to cut down the fares of its public transport buses including DTC and cluster buses to encourage more people to opt for the service and in turn help reduce pollution.
The Twitter Seva service of the Union Ministry of External Affairs seeks to resolve passport and consular services related queries in a speedy and transparent manner.
The researchers of the study developed a new extreme heating technique using lasers to test the heat tolerance of the two materials.
China has passed a law levying specific environmental protection taxes on heavy industries. The tax rate according to the new system will be determined by the rate of emissions by these industries.
The approximate investment for setting up of the refinery is Rs 600 crores. The project will be set-up by the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL).
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel summoned US envoy Daniel Shapiro to discuss US’s decision to abstain from voting at the UNSC meeting.
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