Gadkari Lays the foundation stone for NTCPWC

Gadkari Lays the foundation stone for NTCPWC Shri Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for setting up of a National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts at IIT Chennai. NTCPWC, being set up under the Sagarmala programme will act as a technology arm of the Ministry of Shipping. It will provide engineering and technological inputs and […]

Noida gets free dispensary for stray animals

Noida gets free dispensary for stray animals A free, 24×7 dispensary for stray animals has been set up in Noida by a non-profitable group called House of Stray Animals. The dispensary, which will be overseen by expert veterinary doctors, will also have a mobile OPD to treat suffering stray animals. An emergency OPD-on-wheels will also […]

Transport free in Brussels on high pollution

Transport free in Brussels on high pollution Belgium’s capital Brussels will provide free public transport on days of excessive air pollution under new emergency rules. Speed limits of cars would be reduced by a third and wood fires will be banned unless they are the only source of heating for households. Brussels has also launched […]

Federer won Most Decorated Laureus Award

Federer won Most Decorated Laureus Award Tennis legend Roger Federer became the most decorated winner in the history of Laureus World Sports Awards after he won twin honors at the 18th edition of the awards ceremony in Monaco. It was his sixth award. American tennis great Serena Williams won the Sportswoman of the Year Award. […]

Jupiter’s icy moon may host life

Jupiter’s icy moon may host life Jupiter’s moon Europa may host life in an ocean of liquid water under its 10-km-thicker ice crust, suggested Brazilian researchers. The team based their claims on a bacterium that survives deep underwater without sunlight in environments similar to Europa. The bacterium in 2.8-km-deep South African mines was found to […]

Amazon buys video doorbell startup Ring

Amazon buys video doorbell startup Ring E-commerce giant Amazon has agreed to buy US-based video doorbell startup Ring, the companies confirmed. According to reports, the deal could be worth more than $1 billion, making it one of the most expensive acquisitions in Amazon’s history. Founded in 2012, the startup makes video doorbells and security cameras […]

Govt. sanctions fund to clear pollution:Delhi

Govt. sanctions fund to clear pollution:Delhi The central government has sanctioned ₹1,200 crore for schemes to tackle air pollution in Delhi, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has said. He asserted that the city won’t face pollution on account of agriculture residue from neighbouring states this year. He further suggested that “those who are not able […]

Team India, Proteas donate ₹5.5L

Team India, Proteas donate ₹5.5L Team India captain Virat Kohli and his Proteas counterpart Faf du Plessis have donated ₹5.5 lakh to the Cape Town Water Crisis on behalf of both the teams for drought relief efforts in Cape Town. This comes days after Cape Town pushed back ‘Day Zero’ to July 9, the day […]

Davis Cup to convert into ‘WC of Tennis’

Davis Cup to convert into ‘WC of Tennis’ The Davis Cup, in existence since 1900, may be converted into a ‘World Cup of Tennis’ from next year. The new format will feature 18 teams playing a week-long event at one venue, instead of the existing 16 teams playing across four different months. A 25-year, $3 […]

Karnataka won Vijay Hazare Trophy

Karnataka won Vijay Hazare Trophy Karnataka defeated Saurashtra by 41 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final on Tuesday to win the tournament for the third time. Batting first, Karnataka put up a total of 253/10 driven by Mayank Agarwal’s 90(79), before Saurashtra were bowled out for 212 in 46.3 overs. Agarwal hit 723 runs […]