India’s most-valued lender HDFC Bank Ltd crossed Rs5 trillion market capitalisation for the first time, making it only the third Indian company to achieve this milestone. In intraday trade, the stock touched a fresh record high of Rs1,53.75 on the BSE, up 3.31% from its previous close. The scrip closed at Rs1,931.80,. . . . .
India captain Virat Kohli struck it big at ICC Awards 2017 by bagging two top honors - Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) and ODI Cricketer of the Year. He was also named the captain of both Test and ODI teams of the year. Australia captain Steve Smith has been crowned the International Cricket. . . . .
India, for the first time, took part in a meeting of the international military cooperation departments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) since joining the bloc last year. An Indian delegation led by Major General Ajay Seth participated in the meeting, which discussed issues of practical cooperation. . . . .
North and South Korean athletes will march together at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony under a unified flag. The two Koreas also agreed during rare talks to form a combined women's ice hockey team. These are the first high-level talks between the two Koreas in more than two years. The Games will take place. . . . .
India test-fired its Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in its final operational configuration from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast, taking another step forward toward its eventual induction into the Strategic Forces Command (SFC). The nuclear-capable Agni-V missile can reach. . . . .
President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the year 2016 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards are recognized as among the most. . . . .