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Prasar Bharati CEO says viewers will see remarkable change in Doordarshan

Talking to DD News on the sidelines of 1st India International Broadcast Conclave in Hyderabad, Prasar Bharati CEO said that the public broadcaster may launch a new co-branded channel in future. Many new initiatives taken in DD News: Mayank Agrawal, DG DD NEWS While, Director General of Doordarshan News, Mayank Agrawal said that DD NEWS has taken many new initiatives ... Read More »

RBI renews authorization issued to Vakrangee for White Label ATMs

Mumbai : Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has provided the Renewal of Authorization for Vakrangee. RBI has extended the validity of Authorization issued to Vakrangee to setup, own and operate the White Label ATMs in India. The validity has been extended till March 31, 2020. Under Scheme ‘B’ opted at the time of grant of authorization, Vakrangee is desired to ... Read More »

Wipro achieves Maturity Level 5 in CMMI V2.0 Development View

Mumbai : Wipro has been appraised at Maturity Level 5 in the CMMI V2.0 Development View. The company is one of the first organizations in the world to be assessed at the highest capability Maturity Level of this new CMMI process framework. This appraisal validates Wipro’s process capabilities and demonstrates the company’s commitment to continuous improvement and robust governance for ... Read More »

Thomas Cook reports strong growth in Festival Tourism

Mumbai : Thomas Cook (India) has reported a strong growth in ‘Festival Tourism’ as the Indian traveller seeks to combine spiritual elements with unique cultural experiences. This year, the Kumbh Mela and Holi have proved to be significant drivers, with over 20% growth from the previous year. The company has also recognized that a ‘smart weekend holiday’ concept (taking a ... Read More »

Pramod Sawant sworn in as new Chief Minister of Goa

The Governor also administered oath to 11 other ministers including Sudin Dhavalikar of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Vijai Sardesai of Goa. Forward Party MGP and GFP are allies of the BJP-led Goa government. The swearing-in ceremony took place at Raj Bhavan in Dona Paula. The new government was sworn-in with the support of 20 MLAs, including 11 from the BJP ... Read More »

Parrikar’s funeral procession begins, thousands join cortege

Panaji : The funeral procession of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar began in Panaji on Monday, with thousands joining the cortege to bid him a fond farewell. The mortal remains of the 63-year-old senior BJP leader were kept in a flower-decked hearse which left the Kala Academy here for the Miramar beach, where the last rites will be performed. The ... Read More »

Jet Airways cancels operations at Abu Dhabi Airport

Mumbai : Jet Airways has cancelled all its flights from Abu Dhabi with immediate effect from March 18, 2019 due to operational reasons. The company has proactively taken some adjustments to its flight schedule on account of non-availability of some aircraft in its fleet in the foreseeable future. Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline, which operates flights to India ... Read More »

This factory makes eco-friendly and healthy chocolates with a bicycle!

In the middle of the floor of her company Mon Choco’s factory sits a grinding bike, surrounded by large trays of carefully sorted cocoa beans. Poured in a funnel, beans are transformed into a paste by a grinder activated through pedaling. Mroueh, a 40-year-old Ivorian of French-Lebanese descent, oversees the process from the time the beans are selected to when ... Read More »

Christchurch shootings: 49 killed in one of “New Zealand’s darkest days”

4 suspects, 3 men and one woman, one of them Australian arrested. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also confirmed that one of those arrested is Australian. PM Scott Morrison described the shoot out as a racist hate crime. He offered condolences to those impacted. All schools in the city had been placed in lockdown in response to “a serious ongoing firearms incident”. ... Read More »

Christchurch shootings: 40 killed in one of “New Zealand’s darkest days”

The South Island city was placed in lockdown as police hunted for an “active shooter”. Bangladesh cricket team, who were at the mosque for Friday prayer when the shooting started, escaped unscathed. “A serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter,” police said in a statement.   Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on the mosque shootings were one ... Read More »

Multiple people dead in shooting at Christchurch mosque in New Zealand

Local media reported up to six people were dead, and the South Island city was placed in lockdown as police hunted for an “active shooter”. Bangladesh cricket team, who were at the mosque for Friday prayer when the shooting started, escaped unscathed. “A serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter,” police said in a statement.  Read More »

Life and times of Mahatma Gandhi on display at Indian Pavilion in London Book Fair

Vikram Sahay, Joint Secretary in the ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Sadhana Rout, Director General in the Publications Division inaugurated the pavilion. The India Pavilion lays special focus on 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It displays the digital version of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, apart from various other titles on culture, history and folklore of India. An interactive digital media ... Read More »

To increase participation, PM Modi’s 4-point agenda for voters

PM Modi appeals to all political parties including Congress President Rahul Gandhi, TMC leader Mamta Bannerjee and other celebreties to help spread the message. The four point agenda to voters are: 1) Give your voter card a place of pride in your life Get registered as voters, (if you have not already) at the earliest. You can apply either online, ... Read More »

Indonesia ends mine collapse search as death toll reaches 27

Rescuers were forced to stop using excavators as conditions deteriorated and it was no longer possible to operate heavy machinery on such unstable ground. “Our assessment found it is no longer possible to search for the victims because of the possible landslides, it is getting more and more dangerous for the rescuers,” local disaster mitigation agency official Abdul Muin Paputungan ... Read More »

Simple, inexpensive frame to boost solar cell efficiency

The simple, inexpensive and ingenious method could increase solar energy captured for people in developing countries, as well as remote regions that are off the grid, researchers said. “In Uganda, between 20 to 25 per cent of people have no access to electricity,” said Beth Parks, an associate professor at Colgate University in the US. “One solar cell supplies enough ... Read More »

Saina, Srikanth enter second round of All England

A former finalist, Saina defeated Scotland’s Kristy Gilmour 21-17 21-18 in 35 minutes, while Srikanth took half an hour to dispose off France’s Brice Leverdez 21-13 21-11 on Wednesday night. In the next round, Saina will take on Denmark’s Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt, while Srikanth will face Asian Games gold medallist Jonatan Christie. “I really enjoy it a lot, it’s something ... Read More »

Vice President: India has become fastest growing economy in the world

He said India is undergoing a transformation under the present government armed with the mantra of “Reform, Perform, Transform”. Vice President Naidu said this while interacting with Indian diaspora in Paraguay capital Asuncion.  The Vice President said that there is a new dynamism in India’s diaspora policy and outreach programme. He said the country is proud of its Diaspora for ... Read More »

PM Modi to inaugurate Janaushadhi centers

Janaushadhi Diwas will be celebrated across the country on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release New Series Circulation Coins which are visually impaired friendly.  More than five thousand 50 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendras, PMBJP, are functional in 652 districts.  Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya said, Prime ... Read More »

Venezuela expels German envoy for backing Guaido

The foreign ministry said Martin Kriener had 48 hours to leave for “interference” in Venezuela’s internal affairs. He had greeted Guaido at Caracas airport on his return to the country on Monday. Guaido said in a speech to opposition lawmakers that Kriener’s expulsion will be seen “as a threat to the free world.” Kriener was among more than a dozen ... Read More »

Vice President: India has become fastest growing large economy

He said India is undergoing a transformation under the present government armed with the mantra of “Reform, Perform, Transform”. Vice President Naidu said this while interacting with Indian diaspora in Paraguay capital Asuncion.  The Vice President said that there is a new dynamism in India’s diaspora policy and outreach programme. He said the country is proud of its Diaspora for ... Read More »

HM to inaugurate and lay foundation stones for NHs projects in Lucknow

Road, Transport and Highways Ministry, in a release, said,Home Minister will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for several works under Namami Gange programme worth over one thousand 969 crore rupees. The Home Minister will be accompanied by Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. “The National Highways to be inaugurated include ... Read More »

PM Modi to inaugurate Janaushadhi Diwas centers

Janaushadhi Diwas will be celebrated across the country on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release New Series Circulation Coins which are visually impaired friendly.  More than five thousand 50 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendras, PMBJP, are functional in 652 districts.  Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya said, Prime ... Read More »

US ‘closely following’ reports of Pakistan using F-16 against India

Noose tightens around Pakistan; the US is “very closely” following the reports that Pakistan misused American-made F-16 fighter jets against India in the recent aerial confrontation between their air forces. While addressing a press conference, US Department of State said that they are following that issue very closely. Indian Air Force on Thursday displayed parts of an AMRAM beyond visual range air-to-air ... Read More »

PM Modi: Committed to create a developed Tamil Nadu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled multiple projects in roadways, railways and energy sector at Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu. PM laid the foundation Stone for the four laning of Vikravandi- Sethiyathopu section, Sethiyathopu – Cholopuram section and Cholopuram-Thanjavur section of NH-45C. He also laid the foundation stone for six laning of Karaipettai-Walajapet section of NH-4.  PM Modi laid the foundation stone ... Read More »

Supreme Court reserves order on mediation in Ayodhya land issue

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi heard the contesting parties. The bench also comprising Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer heard submissions from various Hindu and Muslim bodies involved in the matter. Fourteen appeals have been filed in the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, delivered ... Read More »

President Kovind presents Swachh Survekshan Awards 2019

President Ram Nath Kovind today gave away Swachh Sarvekshan Awards 2019 in New Delhi. Indore has bagged the cleanest city award while Ahmedabad has been named the cleanest city with population more than ten lakh. Ujjain has been awarded in the category of cities having population between 3 lakh to 10 lakh. Bhopal has been named the cleanest capital. Gauchar ... Read More »

Parliament Committee on IT hears FB, WhatsApp views

The representatives of various social media platforms like Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram today appeared before a parliamentary committee on Information technology. During the meeting, discussion was held on safeguarding the rights of citizens on online news media and social media platforms. The issue is drawing greater focus in the run up to general election slated for upcoming months. Anurag Thakur, ... Read More »