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First-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award presented to PM Modi

The Award Citation says: “Shri Narendra Modi is selected for his outstanding leadership for the nation. His selfless service towards India, combined with his tireless energy has resulted in extraordinary economic, social and technological advances in the country.” The Citation adds: “Under his leadership, India is now identified as the Centre for Innovation and Value Added Manufacturing (Make in India), ... Read More »

Tata Elxsi, Blackberry unveil world’s first digital cockpit solution

Tata Elxsi and Blackberry have unveiled the world’s first digital cockpit solution that enables automakers to provide a safe, secure and reliable digital instrument cluster and infotainment system, which provides access to the Android-based applications such as Google Maps and Google Play Music, all from a single ECU. While the digital cockpit is based on Blackberry’s QNX platform, Tata Elxsi ... Read More »

Vikram Mastal debut movie Suspense first song Chadh Gayi released

Vikram Mastal debut movie Suspense first song Chadh Gayi got released today and this party song “Chadh Gayi” is looking very promising and rich music by Sanjay – Shekhar sung by Sanjay Soni and penned by Bhanraj Dadhich starring Vikram Mastal, Madhumita Biswas & Ayushi Tiwari. The song is getting very good response on YouTube released by Zee Music. As ... Read More »

India make history, win first-ever Test series in Australia

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli and his men made history as India registered their maiden Test series victory on Australian soil after the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground was drawn due to rain on Day 5 on Monday. SCORECARD Cheteshwar Pujara was declared the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series. Rain prevented any play on ... Read More »

Live Score, India vs Australia, 4th Test: India opt to bat first

4:53 am The teams have lined up for National AnthemsLIVE SCORECARD Playing XIsIndia: Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah Australia: Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (c/wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh ... Read More »

Two of a kind? China’s first pet cloning service duplicates star pooch

As he gets older and his illustrious career peaks, his Beijing-based master has one wish for the mutt – to live on. Maybe forever. A mongrel stray adopted off the streets, the nine year-old Juice — or “Guozhi” in Mandarin — is unable to reproduce since he was neutered from an early age. But his master, animal trainer He Jun, ... Read More »

IndiGo inducts first longer range A321neo plane

InterGlobe Aviation (IndiGo) has become first domestic airline to have longer range Airbus A321neo plane in its fleet. The aircraft arrived in New Delhi from the European aviation major Airbus’ Hamburg facility in Germany. The induction of the first A321neo, of the 150 on order, will help the airline to spread its wings to medium-haul international destinations. InterGlobe Aviation provides ... Read More »

NLC India conducts boiler light up for first unit of NNTPP 1000 MW

NLC India has achieved a critical milestone towards commissioning its 1,000 MW (2X500 MW) of Neyveli New Thermal Power Project (NNTPP) by successfully conducting the boiler light-up test for the First unit with secondary fuel on December 28, 2018 at Neyveli. This is the first 500 MW lignite fired power plant in the country. It can generate 1000000 units of ... Read More »

IndiGo to launch first long range Jet A321neo

InterGlobe Aviation (IndiGo) is planning to launch its first long range jet A321neo (new engine option) in its fleet, after a delay of almost one month, which will pave the way for the airline to launch its much-awaited medium-haul international operations. The company’s first A321neo plane, which was to join the fleet late last month, will now be finally inducted ... Read More »

Live 2nd Test Day 2: Australia resume first innings

LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD OVERS 99.4: 300 up for Australia as Cummins fends off a Bumrah bouncer and Paine calls him over for a quick single Double bowling change, Ishant has been replaced by Bumrah Umesh Yadav replaces Shami in the attack OVERS 94.6: FOUR! Paine cuts a Shami delivery through backward point for his fourth boundary OVERS 92.1: ... Read More »

IndiGo becomes first domestic airline to have 200 aircraft in its fleet

InterGlobe Aviation (IndiGo) has become the first domestic airline to have 200 aircraft in its fleet. Four new aircraft have joined the fleet, including town Airbus A320 ceo (VT-IKA and VT-IKB) and two A320 neo (VT IZK and VT-IZI) taking the fleet count to 200 and number of deliveries to 226. With the addition of VT-IZI, the airline has become ... Read More »

Aurobindo Pharma expecting first biosimilar approval in US in 12-18 months

Aurobindo Pharma is expecting to receive an approval for its first biosimilar product in the US in the next 12-18 months, while in Europe, the company hopes a green signal by 2022. Aurobindo Pharma is engaged in manufacturing pharmaceutical products. It offers active pharmaceutical ingredients, intermediates and generic formulations like astemizole, domeperidone and omeprazole; anti-infective, oral and sterile antibiotics, pain ... Read More »

Capital First gets nod to raise $150 million via NCDs

Capital First has received an approval to raise funds through issuance of Rated, Unlisted, Secured, Redeemable, Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) of $150 million on private placement basis. The Debenture Committee of the Company at its meeting held on November 29, 2018 has approved the same. Capital First is an MSME and consumer financing company which provides debt financing to these segments ... Read More »

MRPL inks first term contract with Iraq: Report

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals (MRPL) has reportedly inked its first term contract with Iraq as the company is looking for diversifying its crude imports. The company produces a 300,000 barrel per day refinery in the southern state of Karnataka. The company is set to buy 1.5 million tonnes of Basra oil in 2019 from SOMO. MRPL is engaged in the ... Read More »

Capital First planning to raise funds via NCDs

Capital First is planning to raise funds through Private Placement of Rated, Listed, Secured / Unsecured / Subordinate / Perpetual, Redeemable Non-Convertible securities (NCDs) in the nature of Debentures. The meeting of the Debenture Committee of the company will be held on November 29, 2018, to consider and approve the same. Capital First is an MSME and consumer financing company ... Read More »

Yes Bank completes first digital transaction with WGBL

Yes Bank has completed first-of-its-kind digital transaction with Welspun Global Brands (WGBL) – a subsidiary of Welspun India, in the form of e-Presentation, involving end-to-end electronic presentation of export documents. WGBL has yearly export flows of $700 million. With this transaction, Yes Bank has become 1st Indian Bank to facilitate Electronic Presentation of Export Documents. The electronic documentation of International ... Read More »

Virinchi Hospitals commissions first ‘Out-reach Clinic’

Virinchi Hospitals has started its fully-owned 2500 sq. ft. multi-specialty polyclinic along with pharmacy & lab sample collection in Toli Chowki, Hyderabad. The facility shall function as an Out-reach clinic housing super-specialty consultations in cardiology, neurology, orthopaedics, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, ophthalmology and internal medicine. This particular clinic has been developed towards outpatient care for the medical tourism patients largely from African, Middle ... Read More »

Lupin launches India’s first chatbot for patients

Lupin has launched chatbot named ‘ANYA’ specially designed to provide medically verified information for health-related queries. ANYA is the first bot of its kind to be launched in India for disease awareness. It’s a made in India for India initiative aimed at answering patient queries related to ailments. ANYA is an intelligent and patient-friendly chat bot trained to help patients ... Read More »

Havells India launches India’s first Water Purifier with pH balance

Havells India has launched range of unique water purifiers capable of handling new age pollutants. These purifiers maintain the pH balance in water and add various essential minerals and trace elements lost during the reverse osmosis (RO) process. As per the data compiled by Integrated Disease Survillance Program (IDSP), around 74% of the drinking water samples picked from various sources ... Read More »

GMCH Successfully carries First Endoscopic Ampullectomy

Geetanjali Hospital’s Gastroenterologist’s Successful Attempt Udaipur : Gastroenterologist of Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital, Dr. Pankaj Gupta has successfully performed the first Endoscopic Ampullectomy of 52 years female suffering from a one centimeter tumor at the ampulla recently. The patient was referred from local hospital in view of abdominal pain. After evaluation and CT Scan & Ultra Sound investigations she ... Read More »

HDFC disburses over Rs 1,100 crore subsidy to 51,000 first time home buyers

Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) has become the first financial institution in the country to disburse subsidy to over 51,000 customers amounting to over Rs 1,100 crore under Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) -the flagship scheme of Government of India’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). The company has provided loans of over Rs 9,800 crore under PMAY-CLSS, to these customers ... Read More »

Ashok Leyland to roll out first set of EVs by January 2019

Ashok Leyland is planning to roll out first set of Electric Vehicles (EVs) by January 2019. The electric vehicle plant was ready in Chennai and the first batch of vehicles would run in Gujarat. The company has invested heavily in the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCVs) segment to produce the next generation of LCVs, scheduled to hit the roads by 2020. ... Read More »

Karnataka Bank opens first digital branch in Bengaluru

Karnataka Bank has taken its digital banking initiatives to a new level by opening its first ever digital branch at Nettakallappa Circle, Bengaluru. The digital branch also happens to be the 821st branch of the bank. This digi branch is in line with transformation exercise currently pursued by the Bank to reposition the Bank as ‘Relevant and Significant Bank’ by ... Read More »

South Korean First Lady to attend ‘Deepotsav’ in Ayodhya today

She will also attend the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Queen Huh Memorial Park in Ayodhya. According to Korean legend, a princess of Ayodhya went to Korea in 48 AD and married King Kim-Suro. The main streets of Ayodhya wear a scintillating look with illuminated lamps and special decorations.  Many buildings have been lit up for the occasion.  On Monday, the ... Read More »

PM Modi meets First Lady of the Republic of Korea

The First Lady Kim is visiting India at the invitation of Prime Minister Modi. She will be the Chief Guest at the Deepotsav event being organized by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh and the ground-breaking ceremony of the new Memorial of Queen Suriratna (Heo Hwang-ok) in Ayodhya tomorrow. Ayodhya and Korea have a deep historical connection through the legendary ... Read More »

India beat West Indies by 5 wickets in first T20 Intl.

Sent into bat, West Indies were restricted to 109 for eight and India chased down the target of 110 in 17.5 overs at the Eden Gardens. India lead the three-match series 1-0. Brief scores:  West Indies: 109/8 in 20 overs (Fabian Allen 27; Kuldeep Yadav 3/13) India: 110/5 in 17.5 overs (Dinesh Karthik not out 31, Krunal Pandya not out ... Read More »

T20: India win toss and choose to bowl first

All-rounder Krunal Pandya and left-arm seamer Khaleel Ahmed are making their senior India debut in the first of the three-match series, at the Eden Gardens. Yuzvendra Chahal missed out from the 12 named on match eve.  Umesh Yadav has come in for the injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar. West Indies have three debutants in Oshane Thomas, Fabian Allen and Khari Pierre. Teams: ... Read More »

Electioneering picks up for first phase of Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh

Star campaigners of various parties are touring Bastar and Rajnandgaon areas to garner support for their candidates. Chhattisgarh has a total of 90 constituencies. Scrutiny of nominations for the second phase was held on Saturday. The last day for withdrawal of candidature is tomorrow. 72 seats will go to polls in the second phase on the 20th. National President of ... Read More »

In a first, about 1,000 brooding octopuses found off California coast

The cluster of more than 1,000 gray octopuses latching on to clean, dark rock was found last week in the Davidson Seamount, an underwater extinct volcano in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Chad King, a marine biologist at the sanctuary, said Tuesday. A submersible’s camera found the creatures on October 23 nearly 3 kilometres below the surface during the first ... Read More »

First action in Khashoggi ‘killing’ – US to revoke Saudi visas

Trump spoke hours after Turkey’s president, Tayyip Erdogan, dismissed Saudi efforts to blame Khashoggi’s death on rogue operatives. Erdogan urged Riyadh to search “from top to bottom” to uncover those behind Khashoggi’s death in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, an incident that has sparked global outrage and strained relations between Riyadh and Washington. For Saudi Arabia’s allies, the question ... Read More »

Greaves Cotton completes first phase of investment in Ampere Vehicles

Greaves Cotton has completed the first phase of investment i.e. 67% of the equity shareholding in Ampere Vehicles on October 23, 2018, as a result of which Ampere Vehicles has become a subsidiary of the company. Greaves Cotton, a multi-product, multi-locational company is one of the leading engineering companies in India with core competencies in diesel/petrol engines, farm equipment and ... Read More »

Alembic Pharmaceuticals’ JV clears first USFDA inspection at its Gujarat facility

Alembic Pharmaceuticals and Orbicular Pharmaceutical Technologies’ Joint Venture (JV) Company — Aleor Dermaceuticals has successfully cleared its first United States Food and Drugs Administration (USFDA) inspection of its new formulation manufacturing facility located at Karakhadi in the state of Gujarat; without any observations. The scheduled inspection was carried out between October 15, 2018 and October 19, 2018. Alembic Pharmaceuticals, a ... Read More »

BJP announces first list of candidates for 3 states assembly polls

The BJP central election committee meeting was attended among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, Organisational Secretary Ram Lal and central ministers including J P Nadda, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj. Briefing reporters after the meeting, J P Nadda, secretary of BJP central election committee, said out of 90 seats in Chhattisgarh the ... Read More »

Tata Communications, European Tour complete first test of live 360 degree video

Tata Communications and the European Tour have completed the world’s first test of live 360 degree video in 8K Ultra High Definition the highest resolution in digital television. The groundbreaking technology test at Sky Sports British Masters shows how the most immersive 360 degree video and virtual reality (VR) applications could enable fans at home and at the course to ... Read More »

India vs WI: Pant gets call-up for first two ODIs as Kohli returns

HYDERABAD: Dashing keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant forced his way into the Indian ODI set-up for the first time as the national selection committee got down to put in place a succession plan for the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Pant, who had scored 114 and 92 in his previous two Test appearances, has been a prolific white ball player who replaced the ... Read More »

SpiceJet operates first direct commercial flight to Pakyong airport

SpiceJet has operated the first direct commercial flight to Pakyong airport from Kolkata. The airline will operate direct flights on the Kolkata-Pakyong-Kolkata route daily under the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN. The airline has deployed a 78-seater Bombardier Q-400 aircraft on the route. From October 16, the airline will launch a second flight connecting Guwahati with Pakyong. SpiceJet is among ... Read More »

PM Modi first Indian PM to prioritise Universal Health Coverage: UK medical journal

Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the ‘The Lancet’, said the prime minister has grasped the importance of health not only as a natural right of citizens, but also as a political instrument to meet the growing expectations of the emerging middle class of India, which is engulfed in a “swirling epidemic of non-communicable diseases”. “After years of neglect, the Indian Government ... Read More »

Telangana: Households get electrical connections for the first time

Households are getting electric connections at a cost of just 125 rupees only which earlier used to cost them 1620 rupees. They not only get an electrical bulb, a meter, and required cable but also an electrical connection with fifty units free. For about seven thousand households it is for the first time their houses are being lit. The scheme ... Read More »

PM Modi inaugurates India’s first ever Global Mobility Summit

Summit that is focused on making Indian cities pollution free, saw PM highlighting the fact  that congestion free mobility is critical to check the economic and environmental costs of congestion. Underlinig the fact that Charged mobility is the way forward, PM Modi asserted that focus of India’s entrepreneurs & manufacturers is now to develop and deploy breakthrough battery technology. PM ... Read More »

PM inaugurates first Global Mobility Summit

Saying that charged mobility is the way forward, PM Modi asserted that focus of India’s entrepreneurs & manufacturers is now to develop and deploy break-through battery technology. Prime Minister also stated his vision for future of mobility in India. He highlighted that the vision encompasses the important aspect represented by 7 C’s including common public transport. Asserting that mobility is ... Read More »

PM to inaugurate first Global Mobility Summit today

The raising awareness about various aspects of Mobility and bringing various stakeholders involved in enhancing mobility across different platforms, representative from various Intergovernmental Organizations, Academia, Policy Think tanks from India and abroad, Global leaders from across the mobility sector will deliberate in the 2-day Global Mobility Summit – MOVE beginning Friday in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate ... Read More »