Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) announced that it will sell its direct-to-home (DTH) subsidiary Reliance BIG TV Ltd to Pantel Technologies Pvt. Ltd and Veecon Media and Television Ltd. Apart from RCom, there are five other private DTH companies —Zee group-owned Dish TV India Ltd, Tata Sky Ltd, Videocon. . . . .
Pradeep Singh Kharola has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India. He would replace Rajiv Bansal, who has been serving as the interim CMD for a little over three months.Currently, Mr Kharola is the Managing Director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. Fact sheet: Union Civil aviation. . . . .
Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second five-year term as president of Kenya.Kenyatta, 56, won a rerun presidential election last month boycotted by the opposition, which said it would not be free and fair. Background: The political turmoil in east Africa’s richest and most developed economy was triggered when. . . . .
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the honorific freedom of Oxford, the British city where she studied and raised her children, over her "inaction" in the Rohingya crisis. Aung San Suu Kyi was given the Freedom of the City in 1997. Fact sheet: Aung San Suu Kyi won Nobel peace prize in 1991 Myanmar. . . . .
National carrier Air India commissioned its first ATR simulator at its Central Training Establishment (CTE) in Hyderabad. The new ATR 72-600 full-flight simulator (FFS) will meet the training requirements of the ATR pilots of Alliance Air, its regional arm, an AI official said. It is Country’s first ATR full flight simulator (ATR 72-600-212).
Ratna Prabha is the new Chief Secretary of Karnataka . She will head the State administrative machinery till March 2018.With the elevation of Ms Prabha, for the first time in the State’s history, two top administrative offices are being headed by women. While Neelamani N. Raju became the State’s first woman Director-General. . . . .
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) announced strong support of Net neutrality in a series of recommendations following a long process of consultations on the issue. TRAI warned against any “discriminatory treatment” including blocking, degrading, slowing down or granting preferential speeds to any content. . . . .
Boeing in association with T-Hub has launched the Boeing HorizonX India Innovation Challenge 1.0. This programme aimed at attracting the best Indian start-ups to propose disruptive solutions to tackle complex challenges in the areas of autonomous and unmanned systems, advanced manufacturing, industrial IOT and automation, analytics,. . . . .
U.S. President Donald Trump’s advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump, who had arrived in Hyderabad early on Tuesday, will reach Global Entrepreneurship Summit venue at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) in Madhapur. ##HIGHLIGHTS OF GES 2017:: GES 2017 will see high-profile names and personalities. . . . .