The Union Cabinet approved the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018, to confiscate properties of those fleeing India or try to escape the reach of law. It also approved the proposal for establishment of National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) to enhance audit standards of companies. NFRA will act as an independent regulator in the wake of […]
The world’s largest solar park set up at an investment of Rs 16,500 crore at Pavagada in Karnataka’s Tumakuru district was launched by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on 1st March 2018. The 2,000 MW park, named as ‘Shakti Sthala’, spans across 13,000 acres spread over five villages and is a benchmark in the unique people’s participation […]
Aruna Budda Reddy created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup as she clinched a bronze in the women’s vault event. The 22-year-old Reddy, who hails from Hyderabad, scored 13.649 average points to win the bronze at the Hisense Arena. Tjasa Kysslef of Slovania won […]
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have for the first time developed a 3D scar-tissue model through tissue engineering. The two-member team led by Prof. Sourabh Ghosh from the Department of Textile Technology at IIT Delhi was successful in replicating the early inflammatory microenvironment that initiates a cascade of events that lead […]
Martin Guptill scripted history after becoming the leading run-scorer in Twenty20 international cricket. Enroute to this milestone, the New Zealand opener also slammed his second T20I century in just 49 deliveries, fastest by a Kiwi batsman. Incidentally, both the records were held by former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum.
Roger Federer will hold the World No 1 spot at the the top of the ATP Rankings for the fourth time. The 20-time Grand Slam winner once again clamed the top spot.
Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. […]
Usha Ananthasubramanian, managing director at Allahabad Bank has become the first woman chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association, the 71-year old industry body for banks. IBA announced that its managing committee elected Ananthasubramanian as the chairman till August. She will be superannuating on August 31.
Best Motion Picture – Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy: Lady Bird Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour Best Performance by an […]
Four months after the Supreme Court set aside the centuries-old practice of talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq, Lok Sabha passed The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, outlawing talaq-e-biddat. The proposed law, which makes talaq-e-biddat a “cognizable and non-bailable offence”, has provisions of “imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years […]