Wed Dec 21 17:34:14 IST 2016
The Reserve Bank of India goes back on its earlier statement of Rs 5000 deposit limit in old Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes.
Wed Dec 21 16:27:18 IST 2016
The NGT has directed the DGCA to issue notices to all the involved airlines to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation and to ensure that they do not release any waste from the tanks anywhere near the terminals of the IGI Airport.
Wed Dec 21 12:35:17 IST 2016
The three-page handwritten letter was addressed to the then Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon. It mostly contains references to the death of Prince Christian Victor, eldest son of the queen’s third daughter.
Wed Dec 21 09:45:11 IST 2016
The queen will step down as patron of 25 charities at the end of this year. The patronage of the organisations will be passed on to other members of the royal family.
Tue Dec 20 16:47:15 IST 2016
For the first time in the history of Republic Day celebrations, the National Security Guard may participate in the parade. The decision was taken following a meeting between the Union Home and Defence Ministries.
Tue Dec 20 13:13:16 IST 2016
A bench of justices ordered a ban on the illegal functioning of Sharia courts in Tamil Nadu following a PIL by Abdul Rahman, a 29-year-old engineer who was forced to give his consent for divorce by one such court.
Tue Dec 20 10:12:12 IST 2016
Researchers have discovered a huge area covering about 60000 square km that has little or no oxygen in the Bay of Bengal. The zone is reported to host microorganisms, which are ready to remove all the nitrogen from the water but traces of oxygen stop them from doing so.
Mon Dec 19 17:18:12 IST 2016
The Union government has proposed the creation of one permanent Tribunal. It will be chaired by a retired judge of the Supreme Court.
Mon Dec 19 16:26:16 IST 2016
RBI has stated that the deposit of old notes exceeding the amount of Rs 5000 will be allowed only once per account till 30 December 2016, the last date for the submission of the old notes.
Mon Dec 19 12:57:18 IST 2016
Miss Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle grabs the Miss World 2016 title beating her counterparts from Indonesia and Dominican Republic. Miss India Priyadarshini Chatterjee failed to qualify into the top 10 after getting to the top 20.
Mon Dec 19 10:13:13 IST 2016
The ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print’ project will make South Asia’s rich literature accessible to everyone. It has received a funding of almost 500000 pounds from Newton Fund.
Sat Dec 17 07:33:04 IST 2016
Swaraj’s name featured in the ‘decision makers’ category along with the names of other world-renowned leaders such as US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Fri Dec 16 15:24:17 IST 2016
The project titled ‘'Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development in Majuli' was initiated by Assam’s department of Environment and Forest to fight against climate change and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
Fri Dec 16 12:48:52 IST 2016
The law proposes 10 years of maximum jail term for those caught guilty of illegal sale, purchase, consumption, transportation or manufacture of liquor in Gujarat.
Thu Dec 15 17:36:13 IST 2016
A bench chaired by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar temporarily banned the use of glass-coated string for kite flying due to the danger it poses to humans and animals.
Thu Dec 15 15:39:16 IST 2016
Amazon Prime video will give Amazon Prime users unlimited access to exclusive ad-free Bollywood and Hollywood blockbusters, US TV shows and award-winning Amazon original series such as “Transparent”.
Thu Dec 15 12:54:17 IST 2016
AR Rahman’s acclaimed number ‘Ginga’ is among the 91 songs selected in the initial nomination list for the 89th annual academy awards. If selected, the Indian music maestro stands the chance to win double Oscar once again.
Thu Dec 15 11:10:18 IST 2016
Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary stated in the Lok Sabha that Pakistan intelligence agencies are sending malwares through gaming, music and entertainment apps to steal confidential information.
Wed Dec 14 17:47:16 IST 2016
UNCTAD’s report states that only four countries have graduated from the United Nation’s list of Least Developed Countries since 45 years.
Wed Dec 14 15:33:13 IST 2016
Akhilesh Yadav announced that the decision was taken to benefit lakhs of government employees, who will now help him win the upcoming elections with a complete majority.
Wed Dec 14 12:45:13 IST 2016
Gujarat to have its own Wagah-like border viewing point in Suigam, a village near the Indo-Pak border in Banaskantha district.
Wed Dec 14 11:39:15 IST 2016
The location based augmented reality game is entering the Indian market in partnership with telecom operator Reliance Jio. All Reliance digital stores will be designated as 'PokeStops'.
Tue Dec 13 19:08:12 IST 2016
The Chief Minister acknowledged the rise in credibility of the Biennale in the global contemporary art scene and stated that the government is looking to give it a permanent home.
Tue Dec 13 16:19:17 IST 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo beat Messi to clinch his fourth Ballon d'Or award. While Messi came second, France’s Antoine Griezmann came third.
Tue Dec 13 13:02:13 IST 2016
At a function in Jiribam and Imphal, Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping announced the allocation of Crores of Rupees for road and highway repairs in Manipur.
Tue Dec 13 11:35:14 IST 2016
Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who has made an international name for herself through her stint in American crime drama show Quantico, has been named as UNICEF’s newest Global Goodwill Ambassador.
Mon Dec 12 17:40:11 IST 2016
Gentiloni, a close aid of the outgoing PM, will now have to put together his own new centre-left team before the parliamentary confidence vote, which is due on 14 December 2016.
Mon Dec 12 13:26:17 IST 2016
With a length of 57 kilometres and a depth of over 2300 metres, Gotthard Base Tunnel is the world’s longest and deepest tunnel.
Mon Dec 12 11:47:13 IST 2016
English has been a politician for 26 years. He entered politics in 1990 when he was elected to the Parliament as a National Party candidate.
Sat Dec 10 09:00:00 IST 2016
The PIL was heard by a division bench comprising Justices Rajeev Sharma and Alok Singh who ordered a complete ban on liquor in Rudraprayag, Chamoli, and Uttarkashi districts, effective from next fiscal year.