To boost innovation a collaborative educational project launched
IIT – Hyderabad will have a school for innovation on the lines of the University of Tokyo’s i. School. This institute has been conducting workshops at IIT – H with mix of students from University of Tokyo and IIT – H. It is done as an innovation process, creativity is of three types’ combination, exploration and transformation.
Revolutionary Patriots exhibition Inaugurated
127th Foundation Day of National Archives of India conducted an exhibition on the title ‘Revolutionary patriots (1905-1947). Secretary, Ministry of culture N.K. Sinha and Director General of NAI Raghavendra Singh inaugurated the function.
Sashastra Seema Bal signed MOU with NSDC and NSDF
In order to execute Skill development programmes Sashastra Seema Bal signed a MOU with National skill development Corporation and National Skill development Fund. The MOU was signed in New Delhi in presence of Minister of state for Skill development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.
Bangladesh declares March 25 as ‘Genocide Day’
Bangladesh’s unanimously adopted a resolution declaring March 25 as Genocide Day, in remembrance of the atrocities carried out by the Pakistani Army in the night of March 25, 1971. Condemning the denial of history by Pakistan, the Bangladeshi legislators passed the motion unanimously after a marathon seven-hour discussion.
Pakistan is set to conduct its first national census since 19 years
The census would be conducted with the assistance of around 200,000 troops. The census will take place in two – phases and would be completed on May 25. Around, 118918 civilian staff will be involved in the census survey said the Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangazeb.
BANKING & BUSINESS
BSNL to install 28,000 mobile base stations
State-run BSNL will install about 28,000 new mobile base stations to replace all 2G sites with 3G and roll out 4G services at select locations by end 2017-18. At select locations, we are planning to start 4G services. We expect to complete phase-8 by FY18,” said by BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava.
Welspun Steel gets nod for Rs.14,690 cr. Project
Welspun Steel Ltd (WSL) has received environmental clearance for setting up an integrated steel plant with production capacity of three million tonnes per annum in Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs.14,690 crore. The proposed steel plant, to be set up in Anjar tehsil in Kutch district, aims to provide steady supply of slabs to group company Welspun Corp Ltd (WCL) which makes heavy plates and hot rolled coils.
Syndicate Bank launches Synd-Saheli App
Syndicate Bank launched Synd-Saheli App to mark the International Women’s Day celebration. This app will teach women and children new techniques on safety and essential features like locating nearest branch and ATM and information about women welfare schemes.
ITPO bags ‘Excellence in Display Ward’ at AAHAR 2017
The international food and hospitality fair of India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) has set a record of highest number of exhibitors and business visitors from India and abroad. The award was presented at 32nd annual show of AAHAR to Executive Director Rajneesh.
Vijaya Bank starts 200th branch in Tirupati
Vijaya Bank has started its 200th branch in Tirupati and was inaugurated by Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam (TTD) Chairman Chadalwada Krishna Murthy. The MD &CEO of Vijaya Bank Kishore Sansi, Executive Directos B.S. Rama Rao and Nageswara Rao were present in the function in Tirupati.
Union Bank and UCO Bank won National Payments Excellence Awards
Union Bank of India won the National Payments Excellence Awards 2016 for Rupay (issuance and commerce) in the Large Banks category. The award was presented by N.S. Vishwanathan, Deputy Governor of RBI. UCO Bank won the award on selected parameters.
HSBC appoints insurer AIA’s Mark Tucker as chairman
Europe’s biggest bank HSBC Holdings Plc said AIA Group Ltd Chief Executive Mark Tucker had been appointed as its chairman, replacing Douglas Flint. Tucker would take over responsibility for identifying a successor to HSBC Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver, a process expected to conclude in 2018.
SSP Chawrasia wins Indian Open title for second successive year
SSP Chawrasia clinched his fourth European Tour title (Golf), when he won the Indian Open for the second successive year with a seven-shot victory over Malaysia’s Gavin Green.
Lee Chong Wei clinches fourth All England Championship title
Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei won his fourth All England Open Badminton Championships crown and changed his mind about it being his 13th and last visit to badminton’s oldest championship. After swatting aside first-time finalist Shi Yuqi of China 21-12, 21-10.