Guppy is mascot of youth women’s world championship
Assam’s famed one-horned rhino was unveiled as the official mascot of the 2017 AIBA youth women’s World boxing championship here on Monday. The female rhino — Guppy — has been chosen as it is a symbol of strength and endurance. Close to 200 participants (16-17. . . . .
Indian women’s hockey team ranked at 10th position in FIH rankings
The Indian women’s hockey team has broken into the top 10 in the FIH World rankings following its Asia Cup title triumph. European champion the Netherlands tops the chart, followed by England and Pan American Cup champion Argentina.
India ended with 20 medals in Commonwealth Shooting Championship
Satyendra and Sanjeev won a gold and a silver respectively in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event. India ended the Commonwealth Shooting Championships with a rich haul of 20 medals. The Indian squad won a total of six gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals. . . . .
No charges on RTGS and NEFT transactions for HDFC bank customers
Private lender HDFC Bank has made online transactions through RTGS and NEFT free of cost from November 1, with an aim to promote a digital economy.
On the other hand, various charges for cheque-related transactions as well as request for additional leaves. . . . .
France highest literature award to ‘’L’ordre du jour’’
L’ordre du jour (in English ‘Agenda’) had been among the favourites for the Goncourt prize — the most prestigious in the French-speaking world.The Renaudot award, which is often seen as a consolation prize for those not shortlisted for the Goncourt,. . . . .
China launched two navigation satellites -
China launched two navigation satellites, taking another step in building its own global positioning network to rival the US-based GPS with a constellation of over 30 satellites. The BeiDou-3 satellites were launched aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket on Sunday.
Paradise papers leaked by ICIJ
Secret financial data has been leaked by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The financial data on how big corporates and ultra-rich individuals moved money to and from 19 tax havens to evade taxes.
Who got this data? It obtained by German newspaper. . . . .
COP-23 Bonn conference
The world’s nations are meeting for the 23rd annual “conference of the parties”(COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which aims to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”, halt global warming.
Venue: Bonn (Germany)
Date: 6-17 November.
2017 will be one of the top three hottest years: WMO
Year 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, according to a provisional statement on the State of the Climate released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The average global temperature from January to September 2017 was approximately 1.1°C. . . . .
Independent India’s first voter preparing to vote in Himachal Pradesh elections.
Shyam Saran Negi exercised his vote in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district becoming independent India's first voter. He participated in voting of 1951 general election.
Hasmukh Adhia is new Finance Secretary
Hasmukh Adhia, has been designated as the new Finance Secretary. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved designating Hasmukh Adhia as Finance Secretary. The post became vacant after former Finance and Expenditure Secretary Ashok Lavasa retired on October 31.
Hyderabad’s TRIMS project won award
City’s Integrations Traffic Management System or TRIMS has been recognised as a ‘commendable initiative’ by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The award was received by Municipal Commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy at the valedictory session of the 10th Urban Mobility. . . . .
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