Day: October 12, 2018

Indus Towers Wins Deming Prize for 2018

Indus Towers Wins Deming Prize for 2018  Indus Towers, world’s largest telecom tower company (outside China) won the Deming Prize for 2018, being the first Indian company in the service sector and the fifth in the world to achieve. He is only the 29th Indian company to win this coveted award, with other notable names including Tata […]

Coal India Signs MoU With NLC For 5000 MW Power Generation

Coal India Signs MoU With NLC For 5000 MW Power Generation  Coal India tasked to become a net zero emission energy company by the ministry of coal and a move which requires it to generate 3,000 MW of solar power. About NLC  Neyveli lignite Corporation (NLC)  Industry: Mining Founded:1975 Headquarters: Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

IIT-Madras signs MoU With Tamil Nadu E-Governance Agency

IIT-Madras signs MoU With Tamil Nadu E-Governance Agency  IIT-Madras signed an agreement with Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency (TNeGA)to enhance data-driven governance. The Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC DSAI ) at IIT-Madras agreed to support the State government on various data science and ICT-related challenges.

‘Save Ganga’ crusader Agarwal dead

‘Save Ganga’ crusader Agarwal dead GD Agarwal who devoted his life to the cause of saving river Ganga, died on 11 October 2018. Agarwal was on a fast-unto-death for the last 111 days. He was a former professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur. In 2012, he formally renounced the world and adopted […]

entre approves Land pooling policy of Delhi

entre approves Land pooling policy of Delhi The Centre approved Delhi’s land pooling policy. The policy has already been approved by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). Hardeep Puri, Minister of the Housing and Urban Affairs, said no major changes were made to the policy. The land pooling policy covers any urbanisable area of urban extensions in 95 villages. […]

Tushar Mehta appointed as Solicitor General Of India

Tushar Mehta appointed as Solicitor General Of India He will assume the office of the Solicitor General till June 30, 2020. Presently, Mehta is serving as the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India. Solicitor General is the second highest ranking law officer of the government after the Attorney General.

International Olympics Committee picks Senegal as first African Host for Youth Olympics

International Olympics Committee picks Senegal as first African Host for Youth Olympics International Olympics Committee (IOC) picked its first African host of any Olympics, formally awarding the 2022 Youth Games to Senegal. Senegal will host the youth games in three places: Dakar; a new city of Diamniadio, close to the capital; and the coastal resort of […]

Rahul Aware was awarded the Best Sportsperson of the Year by SJAM

Rahul Aware was awarded the Best Sportsperson of the Year by SJAM Wrestler Rahul Aware, the Commonwealth Games gold medallist, was awarded the Best Sportsperson of the Yearaward at the annual Sports Journalists’ Association of Mumbai (SJAM) award function. The awards function was sponsored by Star Sports. Other awardees of SJAM are listed below:  Awards Name Sportsman of the […]

Pravin Srivastava appointed as India’s 3rd Chief Statistician

Pravin Srivastava appointed as India’s 3rd Chief Statistician  A senior officer with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), as the Chief Statistician of India (CSI). Srivastava’s tenure will be till August 31, 2020.

WPI inflation rises to 5.13% in September

WPI inflation rises to 5.13% in September Wholesale inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) stood at 5.13% in September 2018 as compared to 4.53% in August 2018. WPI increased mainly due to the rise in the cost of petrol and diesel. Food articles witnessed hardening of prices with deflation at 0.21% in September as against […]