Three-time Under-19 World Cup champions Australia will be led by Jason Sangha in next month's edition in New Zealand.Sangha became the youngest Australian to be handed a full-time contract. Earlier this year, Sangha, became the youngest Australian to score a first-class century courtesy of his 133 for Cricket Australia XI against. . . . .
India’s Rohit Sharma broke into the top five of the One-Day International batting charts of the ICC rankings after a successful series against Sri Lanka where he scored his third double hundred. The India opener is ranked fifth after gaining two spots and crossing the 800-point mark for the first time. Both of India’s ODI. . . . .
The government has informed the Lok Sabha that about Rs 5,000 crore was spent on the printing of new Rs 500 currency notes post demonetisation. As many as 1,695.7 crore pieces of Rs 500 denomination note were printed till December 8. The minister also informed that the RBI printed 365.4 crore pieces of Rs 2,000 notes. The cost. . . . .
A green body launched ratings for houses constructed under the government's affordable housing scheme, indicating their level of sustainability. There would be ratings between one and five stars. This would help consumers know about the sustainability of the houses, CEO, Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA). . . . .
In a bid to improve healthcare delivery in the state, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched four healthcare programmes including two free health schemes. The four health care programmes which Patnaik launched included ‘Aama Clinic Yojana’ for urban people, ‘NIDAAN Yojana’ for free dialysis at designated government. . . . .
India currently ranks 60th out of 127 countries on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017 as compared to 66th rank on GII 2016. In order to make India an innovation-driven economy, NITI Aayog, Department of Industrial Policy Promotion (DIPP) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) together launched a mega initiative India. . . . .
The first-of-its-kind World Orange Festival 2017, a three-day festival which was inaugurated by Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister, Maharashtra, and Nitin Gadkari, minister of road transport and highways, the government of India, concluded in Nagpur. The festival is designed to give an impetus to the local farming community. . . . .
NGT (National Green Tribunal) exempted vintage cars from the ambit of the ban on 15 year- old vehicles, it allowed classic cars to ply on roads in the Capital on specific events such as rallies and exhibitions. Antique cars which satisfy prescribed norms under the Motor Vehicles Act would be allowed to ply on the road for rallies,. . . . .