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Station Revelopment Programme

Government unveils first phase of Station Redevelopment Programme Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has unveiled the first phase of the Station Redevelopment Programme as part of which tenders are being floated for 23 of a total of 400 stations set to get a facelift. The entire programme is estimated to attract investment of upto Rs 1 … Continue reading Station Revelopment Programme

Peugeot buys HML Ambassador branding

Ambassador car brand sold to Peugeot for ₹80 crore The CK Birla controlled Hindustan Motors Ltd — maker of the iconic Ambassador car — has sold the ‘Ambassador’ brand to French carmaker Peugeot. According to a notification to the bourses, the “brand and certain related rights” have been sold for ₹80 crore. Kolkata-based Hindustan Motors … Continue reading Peugeot buys HML Ambassador branding

MRI inventor, Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield passes away

MRI inventor, Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield passes away A Nobel laureate who failed his school exams before going on to pioneer body scanning technology has died aged 83. Sir Peter Mansfield led a team in the 1970s that developed Magnetic Resonance Imaging, one of the most important breakthroughs in modern medicine. An English physicist … Continue reading MRI inventor, Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield passes away

UNESCO Nature Festival begins in Himachal Pradesh

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh was accorded the Unesco World Heritage Site status [in June 2014] The park was established in 1984. The Unesco World Heritage Site Committee at Doha in Qatar granted the status to the park under the criteria of “exceptional natural beauty and conservation of … Continue reading UNESCO Nature Festival begins in Himachal Pradesh

Neelu Rohmetra becomes first woman Director of an IIM

The GOI has appointed heads of 10 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), including the first woman to head one of the 20 premier B-schools in the country. Prof Neelu Rohmetra of Jammu University is the first woman to be appointed director of an IIM at Sirmaur. She specialises in HRD and cross-culture management. Currently, she … Continue reading Neelu Rohmetra becomes first woman Director of an IIM

AMAN – 2017

5th edition of multinational naval exercise of The Pakistan Navy . The 2017 theme is ‘Together for peace’ and focus is on maritime security including counter-piracy and counter terrorism operations at sea.

Kadiyam Srihari Committee

The Union HRD Ministry has recently constituted a sub-committee of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) under Chairmanship of Kadiyam Srihari to look into issues of girl’s education. Srihari is the Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Telangana. The terms of reference of the sub-committee to examine the reasons for low participation of girls … Continue reading Kadiyam Srihari Committee

World’s first Braille Atlas

The world’s first Braille Atlas for visually impaired persons has been launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences. The special edition of the “Atlas for Visually Impaired (India)” in English Braille has been prepared by National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) under the Department of S&T. … Continue reading World’s first Braille Atlas

IIT Kharagpur Quality and Reliabilty

India’s first inter-disciplinary school on Quality and Reliability (Q&R) will be set up by the IIT Kharagpur. The school will be truly interdisciplinary in which faculty members as well as students will be from various disciplines. The purpose for establishing the school is to improve the quality of life for the people of India as … Continue reading IIT Kharagpur Quality and Reliabilty