Sunil Bharti Mittal, the founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises, received the Alumni Achievement Award of Harvard Business School. The award is presented annually since 1968 and is the highest honour given to any alumni of the institute. “I am truly honoured to receive this recognition. Read more
Rishi Nair, 12-year-old Indian American student, has won the prestigious $50,000 National Geographic Bee competition in which Indian-origin contestants maintained their dominance by sweeping all the top three slots. Nair, a sixth grader from Florida, took top honours at the 28th annual National Geographic Bee held at the National Geographic headquarters here. Read more
Marathi litterateur R.G. Jadhav, best known for his 91 reflective poems on Mahatma Gandhi, passed away at his residence following a prolonged illness. He was 83. A prolific literary critic, Professor Jadhav, who was born at Vadodara in Gujarat, taught Marathi literature in various colleges across Maharashtra, including Elphinstone College in Mumbai and Milind College in Aurangabad, among others. Read more
Mamata Banerjee was on Friday sworn in as Chief Minister of West Bengal for a second consecutive term in a ceremony on Red Road in Kolkata, witnessed by nearly 25,000 people. A 41-member council of ministers took the oath of office along with Mamata. She later held her first cabinet meeting at Nabanna, where she was given an unprecedented guard of honour by Kolkata Police. Read more
The government Wednesday gave nod for signing an MoU between Isro and the UAE Space Agency (UAESA), a move that will lead to setting up a Joint Working Group between the two agencies and help in cooperation in the exploration of outer space for peaceful purposes. Read more
Six new IITs will come up at Tirupati, Palakkad, Dharwar, Bhilai, Goa and Jammu while ISM Dhanbad will also be upgraded to an IIT.
The Union Cabinet which met today gave its ex post facto approval to amend The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 for incorporation of new IITs at Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Palakkad (Kerala), Dharwar (Karnataka), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Goa, Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) and conversion of Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad to an IIT under the law. Read more
India, which has emerged as the world’s second largest mobile market, is also the fifth largest producer of e-waste, discarding roughly 18.5 lakh tonnes of electronic waste each year, a study says. Telecom equipment alone accounts for 12 per cent of the e-waste, a joint study by Assocham-KPMG said. Read more
Bharatavani Becomes the Largest Online Repository of Dictionaries in India on its Very First Day.
The Union HRD Minister, Smt Smriti Zubin Iani launched the multilingual knowledge portal www.bharatvani.in at Lucknow. While launching the app the Minister said that under the Prime Minister Shri Modi’s Digital India Mission, Bharatavani App will perform the task of bringing about digital revolution in the county. The Government’s mission is to showcase the Indian culture and heritage to the world through the medium of technology. Read more
The Navy today commissioned INS Tarmugli, the highly manoeuvrable fast attack craft, at the Eastern Naval Command (ENC). The ship was commissioned into the Navy by ENC’s Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Vice Admiral HCS Bisht at a ceremony held at Naval Dockyard here, a Defence release said. Read more
He appeared in seven Pink Panther films opposite Peter Sellers as Clouseau’s servant who regularly attacked his employer to keep him alert. He also starred in BBC sitcom Last of the Summer Wine from 2002 to 2010. Read more