Indian Software Engineer wins UN Data Visualization Challenge
UN honoured the founder of India-based Miavy Systems Abdulqadir Rashik for the Unite Ideas LinksSDGs Data Visualization Challenge.
It will be used to identify further research opportunities and guide policy decisions around the implementation of global sustainability initiatives.
RBI likely to pay Rs. 57000 crore in dividend to Govt in 2016-17
The amount paid is slightly lesser than the previous fiscal year but much higher than the previous years Last year, the government received Rs.73,905 crores as dividends from various state owned banks and the RBI.
This fiscal year it has estimated to receive Rs.69,897 crores.
India ranked 118 out of 156 countries in World Happiness Index by UN
It was revealed by the fourth World Happiness Report 2016 and published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the UN.
In 2015 India was at 117 th in the happiness list.
PM Modi in most influential people on internet ; Modi also join world leaders in wax at Madam tussauds.
The TIMEs magazine cited Modi’s unconventional announcement on Twitter of his visit to Pakistan last year while naming him among ‘The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet’ for the second year in a row in this year’s unranked list.
In other news Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join the ranks of prominent global leaders at Madame Tussauds in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok to In april 2016, the world famous wax museum announced.
RUSA scheme to be implemented for improvement in Wquity, Quality of Higher Education
RUSA stands for Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan sponsored by Central Govt for providing financial support to proposals contained in State Higher Education Plan (SHEP) approved by the State Higher Education Councils (SHECs) in order to achieve the objectives of equity, access and quality.
A total of 115 Universities and 1218 colleges have been approved by RUSA PAB for infrastructure grants.
Mudra Yojana : Over 1 Lakh crore disbursed under the scheme
Under PM Mudra Yojana Loans worth Rs 1.09 lakh crore have been sanctioned to small entrepreneurs, loans worth over Rs.1.09 lakh crore were given to over 2.96 crore beneficiaries.
According to Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha loans worth over Rs 1.09 lakh crore were given to over 2.96 crore beneficiaries.
India Aviation Show 2016 in Hyderabad
India Aviation 2016, an international exhibition and conference on civil aviation kicked off in Hyderabad, Telangana.
It is the fifth edition in the biennial series of this international exhibition and was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Begumpet Airport (also known as Hyderabad Old Airport).
Actress Michelle Yeoh is new UNDP Goodwill Ambassador
Michelle Yeoh, the award winning action heroine has been appointed as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador.
UNDP works to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality.
She will focus on raising awareness and mobilising support for the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
J & K become 9th State to Join UDAY Scheme, to save 9800 crore
MoU signed for for power distribution reforms, the Ujwal Discoms Assurance Yojana (UDAY).
It’s a tripartite agreement between the Union Ministry of Power, state governments and the discoms.
The other eight states are Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana and Punjab.
Bharti Airtel acquire Videocon Telecom.
Airtel acquired Videocon Telecom for Rs 4,428 crore.
With this, Bharti Airtel will get the rights to use 2X5 MHz of spectrum in the 1800 band allocated to Videocon by the government on April 5, 2013.
TV Magician Paul Daniels passes away.
He was 77. Television magician Paul Daniels has died aged 77 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
The entertainer was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor in February and last week returned from hospital to spend his “final days” at home.
Renowned Shehnai Exponent Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan passes away.
He was 77. He was suffering from kidney related problem and hospitalized from the past few days.
He was one of the best players of the instrument after the legendary Bismillah Khan.
He was awarded with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2009 and Bangabhushan award in 2012 of West Bengal government etc.
Maria Sharapova suspended as Goodwill Ambassador after doping allegations
She was suspended by New York based UN Development Programme (UNDP) until the outcome of the investigation into her case is known.