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UltraTech Cement commissions first zero discharge ready mix concrete plant

UltraTech Cement has commissioned World’s first zero discharge ready mix concrete plant in the city of Mumbai. UltraTech Cement on its efforts towards sustainability and innovation has developed in-house technology to use all waste generated from the rejected concrete in the form of waste sludge or slurry for recycling into Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) production. This technology is fully automated ... Read More »

IDFC First Bank inks business partnership arrangement with Capital Trust

IDFC First Bank has entered into business partnership arrangement with Capital Trust to work together on various financial products in the territories where Capital Trust has presence. IDFC First Bank provides a range of financial solutions to individuals, small businesses and corporates. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter IDFC First Bank inks business partnership arrangement with Capital Trust appeared first on Udaipur News ... Read More »

Qatar brings first newly-built 2022 World Cup stadium to life

Fans packed into the Al Janoub stadium, a 40,000 seat venue designed by late architect ZahaHadid and made to resemble the sail of a dhow, or traditional wooden sailboat, to cheer on Qatari teams playing in the final of the Emir Cup, a local tournament for the country’s club sides. The inauguration comes as soccer’s world governing body FIFA floats ... Read More »

Soccer: Qatar brings first new World Cup stadium to life

Fans packed into the Al Janoub stadium, a 40,000 seat venue made to resemble the sail of a dhow, or traditional wooden sailboat, to cheer on Qatari teams playing in the final of the Emir Cup, a local tournament for the country’s club sides. The inauguration comes as soccer’s world governing body FIFA floats a plan to expand the next ... Read More »

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announces first in the world launch of its novel, globally-researched, latest-in-class diabetes medicine “Remogliflozin” in India

Udaipur : Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Glenmark), a research-led global integrated pharmaceutical company, today announced the launch of its novel,patent protected and globally-researched sodium glucose co-transporter (SGLT2)inhibitor Remogliflozinetabonate (Remogliflozin) in India. The drug is indicated in the treatment of type-2 diabetes mellitus in adults. SGLT2 inhibitors are novel anti-diabetic drugs that help achieve glycemic control by acting on the SGLT2 receptors ... Read More »

India’s GS Lakshmi becomes first female ICC match referee

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has welcomed India’s GS Lakshmi as the first female to be appointed to the ICC International Panel of Match Referees. Following close on the heels of Claire Polosak, who earlier this month became the first ever woman umpire to stand in a men’s ODI, Lakshmi will be eligible to referee international games with immediate effect. ... Read More »

Paytm Launches its First Credit Card in Association with Citibank

New Delhi :  Paytm has launched its first credit card “Paytm First Card” in association with Citibank. With this, it was said in a statement that customers can apply for this credit card through Paytm App. It further said that they would also get promo codes of Rs. 10000 for the minimum spending of Rs. 10000 for the first four ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Catholic churches held Sunday prayers for the first time since Easter attacks

The prayers were held amidst tight security and frisking of the participants. The churches had cancelled prayers for two consecutive Sundays after the attacks following security alerts. Catholic schools are still closed and are likely to open on Tuesday depending on security conditions. Nine suicide bombers were involved in the Easter day attacks targeting hotels and churches across the country. ... Read More »

Indian Air Force Gets First Apache Guardian Attack Helicopter

New Delhi  : The Apache Guardian attack helicopter was formally handed over to India on May 10 at the chopper production facility in Arizona, US. India signed a contract for 22 of the Apache Guardian choppers with the US in September 2015. According to IAF, “The helicopter has the capability to carry out precision attacks at standoff ranges and operate ... Read More »

Animal lovers in Karnataka flock to first pet restaurant

The cafe named ‘K9 Restro’ was launched for and by enthusiastic canine lovers. “We have done is, what we have planned is in this restaurant we have A to Z facility for the pets too. So we have the pet training school for the pets, so we have spa and grooming facility for the pets and also we have a ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Schools to open tomorrow for first time after Easter Sunday attacks

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said security arrangements are being made at every school and the public has been asked not to park cars close to schools. He said designated parking areas would be provided for vehicles transporting children. The spokesman said security forces across the country had recovered small quantities of explosives, guns, swords, daggers and knives. He said they ... Read More »

SF Health Tech opens the first ever Cross-functional box of Udaipur “Shivfit Vajra“

Udaipur  : SF Health Tech (a fitness equipment manufacturing brand)along with Shivfit, comes together to launch the first ever Shivfit Cross-functional workout box in Udaipur “Shivfit Vajra” Founded in 2016 by Sancket Kamdar and Varun Rode along with co-founder, brand ambassador and celebrity fitness trainer Shivoham. SF Heath Tech is already taking the world of fitness equipment by a storm Fitness excellence ... Read More »

Diamond league: Semenya wins Doha 800m in first race since gender ruling defeat

The South African, a two-time Olympic champion, timed 1min 54.98sec to defeat Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba, who clocked 1min 57.75sec and Ajee Wilson of the United States in 1min 58.83sec. Semenya’s victory could be her last over 800m before new International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules governing testosterone levels come into operation on May 8. Diamond league: Semenya wins Doha ... Read More »

UK becomes first parliament to declare climate emergency

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who tabled the motion, said it was “a huge step forward”.  The declaration of an emergency was one of the key demands put to the government by environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion, in a series of protests over recent weeks.  The vote was taken following 11 days of protests organised by climate activists Extinction Rebellion, that ... Read More »

Ex-serviceman ,5 sons vote first, cremates wife later

Udaipur : A family of soldiers in Dungarpur set an example to others by exercising their franchise rights despite a tragedy that took place in their home early morning. Ramchandra Mennat, an ex serviceman’s wife Fannu (70) died in the week hours on Monday due to some ailment. The family was under severe grief and relatives from far and wide ... Read More »

Peru deports first large group of Venezuelan migrants

The migrants were detained in different districts of the capital, Lima, in a police operation early on Monday, and were put on a military plane headed to Venezuela hours later. Interior Minister Carlos Moran said most of the Venezuelans expelled had provided false sworn declarations in their residency applications that they had no criminal record, a violation of Peru’s migration ... Read More »

First female Ligue 1 referee takes charge of match

The 35-year-old Frappart took charge as Amiens hosted Strasbourg, where she was called into action numerous times, handing out yellow cards to the likes of Strasbourg’s Ibrahima Sissoko and Ludovic Ajorque. Frappart is not the first woman to officiate a top-flight men’s game in Europe’s top leagues. Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus became the first woman to officiate a Bundesliga match in ... Read More »

South Korea marks first anniversary of inter-Korea summit in Panmunjom

South Korea on Saturday marked the first anniversary of the summit between the country’s leader Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarised Zone separating the two Koreas. Hundreds of local and foreign guests gathered in the border village of Panmunjom, where Moon and Kim met, for a series of music performances and other events highlighting cross-border ... Read More »

Russian President Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold first ever Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shaking hands in Vladivostok before and after the first ever Summit level talks. The talks lasted longer than expected…for nearly two hours. The focus was on denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, strengthening bilateral relations and developing robust ties to meet the demands of a new century. President Putin told ... Read More »

Kim Jong Un and Putin hold first summit in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to denuclearize but needs “security guarantees” to do so.  Speaking after a high-profile summit with Kim, Putin said Russia favoured denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and Kim agreed, but said bilateral security guarantees were not enough. Putin said he didn’t know if it was time to resume ... Read More »

Etihad becomes first major airline to operate plastic-free

According to the Abu Dhabi-based national airline of the UAE, the flight EY484 landed in Brisbane on the day.  The milestone flight is part of Etihad’s pledge to reduce single-use plastic usage by 80 per cent not just in-flight, but across the entire organisation by the end of 2022, the airline said in a statement. Etihad identified that over 95 single-use plastic ... Read More »

First medical device for treating ADHD approved in US

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permitted marketing of the prescription-only device, called the Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System, last week. It is one of the first non-drug treatment of its kind to be sanctioned by the FDA and is suited for patients aged between seven to 12 years of age, who are not under prescription ADHD ... Read More »

Infosys Finacle features as leader in first IDC MarketScape

Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys, has been positioned as a leader in the first IDC MarketScape: Worldwide End-to-End Corporate Banking Solution Providers 2019 Vendor Assessment. The report assesses the capabilities and strategies of seven leading corporate banking solutions powering the digital transformations of corporate banking organizations. Infosys is a global leader in technology services ... Read More »

Jonas Brothers to release their first album in a decade in June

Los Angeles:  The Jonas Brothers are set to release their fifth studio album, ‘Happiness Begins’, on June 7. The LP marks their first in ten years.  Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas took to social media to reveal the title and release date for their new album. “#HappinessBegins June 7th. After 7 years of not working together and finding ourselves we’re ... Read More »

First-ever picture of a black hole captured in historic space breakthrough

In a historic step, the first-ever image of a black hole was captured by the astronomers at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the result was announced on Wednesday at 6.30 pm (9 am ET). The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of ... Read More »

PVR moves up on launching first multiplex in Amritsar

Mumbai : PVR is currently trading at Rs. 1680.75, up by 5.30 points or 0.32% from its previous closing of Rs. 1675.45 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 1700.00 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 1700.00 and Rs. 1674.00 respectively. So far 2774 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘A’ stock of ... Read More »

Northeast’s first anthology film screened in Guwahati

‘Ji Golpor Ses Nai’ (never-ending stories), which premiered in Guwahati earlier this week, is a collection of short stories, tied to a single premise. With Assam as the backdrop, one of the shorts is about the inexplicable influence of a person on another. ‘Ardha Satya’, directed by Prodyut Kumar Deka, is based on a tale written by Guy de Maupassant ... Read More »

Country’s first nocturnal zoo earns Rs. 3 crore annually

The two-floor zoo is designed to create a night-like environment in the day time and vice versa. “Total investment on this zoo was Rs. 17 crore and we get around Rs. 3.6 crore annual return a year,” said RK Sahu, director. It was built in 2017, housing nocturnal animals such as Hedgehog, Jungle cat, and Striped Hyena, who are active in dark. It has got ... Read More »

Indian scientists hail first ever blackhole images as “extraordinary feat”

Blackhole, an object with such strong gravity that not even light can escape it, has fuelled human imagination and inspired numerous sci-fi movies and literature for generations. In coordinated press conferences on Wednesday across the globe, researchers at The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — unveiled the first ... Read More »

First ever black hole image released

For the first time in the history of space research, astronomers have been able to take a picture of a black hole which is located in a distant galaxy. The image which has been captured by a network of eight telescopes across the world, showed an intensely bright ‘ring of fire’ surrounding a perfectly circular dark hole. It measures 40 ... Read More »

Astronomers unveil first photo of a black hole

The image which has been captured by a network of eight telescopes across the world, shows an intensely bright ‘ring of fire’ surrounding a perfectly circular dark hole. According to some scientists, the black hole is located 500 million trillion kilometers away. Terming it as a remarkable achievement in the field of astrophysics, Astrophysicist and Project Director Sheperd Doeleman said ... Read More »

Campaigning at peak for first phase of polling

Now that we are just days away from the first phase of polliing, the political pulse has picked up pace. On Monday, the BJP released its Sakalp Patra or manifesto. The Congress Party termed the BJP’s ‘Sankalp Patra’ as false and said that instead of giving pledges  the party should have given an account of its work. The Congress Party ... Read More »

China reports first African swine fever outbreak in Tibet

The disease was found in two counties and one district of the city of Linzhi, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement; Linzhi is in southeastern Tibet near the border with India. A total of 55 pigs have so far been killed in the Tibet outbreak, it added. China, home to the world’s largest hog herd, ... Read More »

South Korea launches first national 5G networks

Three top telecom providers – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – began their 5G services at 11pm local time Wednesday, despite previously announcing the launch date would be April 5. South Korea has long had a reputation for technical prowess, and Seoul had made the 5G rollout a priority as it seeks to stimulate stuttering economic growth. Read More »

Nation first, party next, self last: LK Advani in his blog post

“Advani Ji perfectly sums up the true essence of BJP, most notably the guiding Mantra of ‘Nation First, Party Next, Self Last.’ Proud to be a BJP Karyakarta and proud that greats like LK Advani Ji have strengthened. In the blog LK Advani has said that the party never regarded his critics as “enemies” or “anti-nationals”. In the piece, he ... Read More »

1218 candidates contesting elections for first phase: EC

As the political fervor gains momentum, not only political parties but even the Election Commission is fully prepared. Thursday was the last day to file nomination for the third phase of the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. The inspection of the nomination papers will begin on Friday, 8th April will be the last day to withdraw nominations. For the third phase, ... Read More »

INOX Leisure opens first MX4D EFX Theatre in Mumbai

INOX Leisure has opened India’s first MX4D EFX Theatre at the existing INOX multiplex at Inorbit Mall at Malad in Mumbai. The roll-out of India’s first MX4D Theatre was announced on the sidelines of ongoing CinemaCon, world’s largest event for the movie theatre industry taking place in Las Vegas. MX4D, MediaMation Inc.’s newest evolution in the 4D cinema experience, provides ... Read More »

Rajasthan Royals defeat RCB for first win of season

Gopal claimed three wickets, including that of Virat Kohli (23) and AB de Villiers (13), conceding just 12 runs in his four-quota over to unsettle RCB. It was opener Parthiv who resisted the Royals attack with aplomb, hitting a belligerent 67 off 41 balls with nine boundaries and six to help his side put 158 for four after being sent ... Read More »

IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals beat RCB for their first win of season

JAIPUR: Leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal bamboozled the batsmen with his googlies before Jos Buttler struck 59 as Rajasthan Royals finally won their first game of this IPL season with a seven-wicket defeat of Royal Challengers Bangalore, here on Tuesday. Gopal claimed three wickets, including that of Virat Kohli (23) and AB de Villiers (13), conceding just 12 runs in his four-quota ... Read More »

RBI to unveil this fiscal’s first bi-monthly policy decision

The MPC would declare its first bi-monthly policy statement for 2019-20 on Thursday. The central bank said in a release on Monday that the MPC will meet from Tuesday to Thursday for the first bi-monthly policy. Industry and experts are expecting that the banking sector regulator may cut the key lending rate by 0.25 per cent so as to boost ... Read More »

In a first, Assam’s children prepare election manifesto; appeal to political parties 

Assam is the first such state in India where children have prepared the election agenda.Through this, they are demanding from the political parties that they should also include children’s issues in their manifestos.Issues like education, health and cleanliness, special arrangement of sanitary pads for girls in schools, have been given prominence in the children’s manifesto. The population of children in ... Read More »

Zuzana Caputova becomes Slovakia’s first female President

Caputova, a pro-EU political novice who will be the euro zone country’s first female president, had 58.3 percent of the votes after results from 98.1 percent of voting districts were counted, ahead of European commissioner Maros Sefcovic who took 41.7 percent. Caputova, who was the front runner having won the first round more than 20 percentage points ahead of Sefcovic, ... Read More »

IPL: Warner, Bairstow hand Sunrisers first win of the season

HYDERABAD: Sanju Samson‘s second IPL ton was overshadowed by David Warner‘s blistering fifty as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by five wickets to register their first win in the ongoing edition of the tournament here on Friday. IPL Schedule | IPL Points Table | ScorecardSamson’s first century of the ongoing IPL went in vain, as chasing a mammoth 199-run target, ... Read More »

First Successful TAVI of South Rajasthan

Geetanjali Hospital’s Cardiac Team Implant Heart Valve without Surgery Udaipur : A 65-years-old-man is the first person in Southern Rajasthan to undergo Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) successfully claimed Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital’s Cardiac Team. The unique procedure does away with the requirement of open-heart bypass surgery. The landmark was accomplished by a team of doctors including Interventional Cardiologists ... Read More »

NASA cancels first all-women spacewalk due to lack of small spacesuits

Anne McClain and Christina Koch had been due to step into history books in a spacewalk on Friday (March 29), during the final week of Women’s History Month. But McClain will now give up her place on the mission to her male colleague Nick Hague, NASA announced late Monday. “Mission managers decided to adjust the assignments, due in part to ... Read More »

Transcatheter Device Closure Successfully Performed for the First Time

Udaipur : Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital’s Interventional Cardiology team has treated a young boy by successfully performing transcatheter device closure. The team comprised of Interventional Cardiologists Dr. Kapil Bhargava, Dr. Ramesh Patel, Dr. Danny Kumar & Dr. Shalabh Agarwal. The treating Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Ramesh Patel said that, “A 5-years-old male child from Pratapgarh was referred to our hospital ... Read More »

PM Modi inaugurates Ahmedabad Metro first phase

After flagging off the 6.5 kilometre stretch of the first phase from Vastral Station to Apparel Park, pPM Modi took a ride in the Metro for about one kilometre.  Prime Minister said the country had a total of 250-kilometre long Metro network till 2014 and now, it has increased to 650 kilometre after the 55-month rule of NDA government. He ... Read More »

BHEL installs first SEVC on the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

Mumbai : Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) is setting up a network of Solar-based Electric Vehicle Chargers (SEVC) on the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway. The first in the series of Charging Stations was inaugurated at Ethnic India Resort, in Sonepat, in the state of Haryana. The project is covered under the FAME scheme (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) & Electric Vehicles in ... Read More »

Qatar beat Japan 3-1 to win Asian Cup for the first time

Abdulaziz Hatem made it 2-0 with a 20-yard curled shot before Japan’s Takumi Minamino fired in from inside the box.It was 3-1 when Akram Afif converted from the spot after Southampton’s Maya Yoshida had handled in the area. The victory was celebrated wildly by thousands of Omanis who had turned out to support Qatar in the absence of their own ... Read More »