World Forestry Day celebrated worldwide on 21st march
Theme of the 2016 International Day of Forests is “forests and water”.
The Day was established in the year 1971 at the 23rd General Assembly of European Confederation of Agriculture.
Later it was established by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012.
The International Day of Forests was observed for the first time on March 21, 2013.
BHEL commissions second 270 MW thermal unit in Punjab
State run BHEL commissioned another 270 MW unit at Goindwal Sahib coal fired power project in Punjab.
The unit has been commissioned at the GVK Power and Infra Ltd in Tarn Taran District near Amritsar.
The first unit of the project was earlier commissioned by the company in February, 2016.
49 percent FDI allowed in insurance under Automatic Route
Government has relaxed FDI norms for the insurance sector by permitting overseas companies to buy 49 percent stake in domestic insurers without prior approval, which is another effort to bring more foreign players into India’s vast insurance market.
Earlier, an overseas company was allowed to buy up to 26% stake in an India-based insurance company.
There are 52 insurance companies operating in India, of which 24 are in the life insurance business and 28 in the general insurance.
Hinduja brothers top the Asian Rich list of Britain
India-born brothers G P Hinduja and S P Hinduja topped the ‘Asian Rich List 2016’ released here last night.
The annual rankings showed that they had added one billion pounds to their personal fortune in a year to be worth an estimated 16.5 billion pounds.
The ‘Asian Rich List’ assesses the total wealth of Britain’s top 101 richest Asians and is compiled by UK-based publishing house Asian Media and Market.
United nation appointed Red from Angry Birds as honorary ambassador for climate change
Red’s appointment as Honorary Ambassador for Green is the part of a UN campaign launched in partnership with the globally renowned characters to make a direct link between tackling climate change and people’s happiness.
Five award for Cairn India at FICCI excellence awards
Cairn India Ltd. remained in the top deciles of safety performance amongst peer group companies for the FICCI Safety Systems Excellence Award in Manufacturing.
The awards, which are dedicated for best safety and occupation health systems act as a motivation and a catalyst for adopting best safety practices and systems in the manufacturing sector.
US president Obama make historic visit to Cuba
The three-day trip – the first by a US president in 88 years – was unthinkable until Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in December 2014 to re-establish diplomatic ties.
US broke off ties with the communist nation of 11 million when Cuban revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro ousted a pro-American government in 1959.
Prince Harry starts five day trip to Nepal
Britain’s Prince Harry reached Kathmandu on a five-day visit to Nepal to mark the 200th anniversary of the bilateral ties.
Prince Harry, who is leading a 30-member delegation, called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and discussed Nepal-Britain bilateral co-operation.
General Lori Robinson nominated as first US Female Combatant Chief
US President Barack Obama has named the General Lori Robinson to head the U.S. combatant command.
The position is one of the most senior in the US Military and Robinson becomes the first woman to head this position.
President Barack Obama has approved the choice and now her nomination depends on Senate approval.
CISCO to invest 100 million dollar in India ; for training over 250000 students
American multinational technology company Cisco Systems Inc will invest over $100 million over the next 18 to 24 months to support the country’s ambitious plan to connect thousands of its villages to the internet and create jobs.
The series of investments will include $40 million that will be used to fund early-stage and growth-stage companies in the country, and train around 250,000 students by 2020.
Wilson College of Mumabi adopted railway station for cleanliness
One of Mumbai’s oldest college, the Wilson College has adopted the Charni Road station here for cleanliness and upkeep as part of the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan.
Governor and Chancellor of the University CH Vidyasagar Rao congratulated the college for its excellent initiative.
Indian origin student wins first Noor Inayat Khan Prize in London
An Indian student is the winner of the first Noor Inayat Khan Prize for 2016, the London-based Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust announced.
Geetakshi Arora of SOAS South Asia Institute has won the first Noor Inayat Khan Prize, the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust announced in London on.
Lionel Messi named as Global Ambassador of Huawei
FC Barcelona’s player Lionel Messi has been named as Huawei global ambassador.
The partnership with Lionel Messi showcases the brand’s alignment with people and brands that demonstrate and strive towards its shared value of connecting greatness.
Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt clinches Olympics berth
India star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt secured an Olympic quota place for India with a gold-medal finish in the men’s 65kg freestyle category in the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament in Astana, Kazakhastan.
ICC suspended Bangladesh Bowlers Taskin and Sunny
Bangladesh left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny and pacer Taskin Ahmed have been suspended from bowling in ICC with immediate effect.
The decision was taken after an independent assessment found their bowling actions to be illegal, dealing a massive blow to the team’s campaign in the ongoing World Twenty20.