Nov 08 2016

  • Kanubhai Gandhi (87), grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and a former NASA scientist, has recently passed away in Surat, Gujarat
  • Syrian freelance journalist Hadi Abdullah has been bestowed with the 2016 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) – TV5 Monde Press Freedom Prize in journalist category for reporting from some of the most perilous zones in his country’s 5-year-old war.
  • The 64th edition of International Congress of Aviation and Space medicine (IAASM) has started in New Delhi on November 7
  • Recently, Indian wushu team has won 5 medals in 8th Sanda World Cup at Xian, China. In it, Y Sanathoi Devi won the silver for India in 52kg category
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned $48 million loan to help Assam state continue to its drive to improve access to efficient and reliable power in the national capital
  • The Rashtriya Kalidas Samman will be conferred to Banshi Kaul for 2016-17 and Raj Bisaria for 2015-16.
  • The book “The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology” has been authored by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil.
  • The Indian Army successfully completed the task of laying an irrigation pipeline for the villagers in Demchok region of Eastern Ladakh.
  • Govt to open Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Kendra in every Parliamentary Constituency
  • India’s third largest private sector bank Axis Bank has announced its partnership with Flipkart to launch ‘Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card’.
  • Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai has been appointed as the chairman of the Fund Trustee and Advisory Commission (FTAC), Kerela.
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