Archers Deepika, Bombayla, Laxmirani named for Rio Olympics

A three-member Indian women’s archery team comprising Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi was named for the Rio Olympics after a series of selection trials in the last three months. The women’s trio will compete in the individual events as well as team event at the Rio Games in August. India’s women archers earned … Read more

Sachin Tendulkar on covers of Wisden Cricketer’s Almanac

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who quit international cricket last year after an illustrious 24-year long career, adorns the cover of the 151st edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. The 40-year-old cricketer is the first Indian to feature on the cover of the Almanack. He was earlier chosen to feature on the cover of the second … Read more

Govt extends NMP benefits to industry clusters in India

Seeking to boost manufacturing sector, Govt has extended the benefits of the National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) throughout the country wherever industry can organise itself into clusters and adopt a self regulatory model. Issuing the guidelines on Friday, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) said all the incentives provided to the National Investment and … Read more

London’s Apollo Theatre collapse injures 88

Dozens of people are injured, at least four seriously, after part of a roof in London’s Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show, emergency workers have said. The venue in Shaftesbury Avenue was packed for a performance of the Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time. Representatives from London Ambulance Service, the London Fire Brigade … Read more

India Poised to be third biggest aviation market by 2020

Addressing the members of Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation in Panjim, Goa, Indian Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Ajit Singh said that India is poised to be the third biggest aviation market in the world by 2020. He also expressed the hope that as per growth projections the air passenger traffic is … Read more

Self-healing Battery – Next-Generation Battery For Future Devices

A team of Stanford and SLAC scientists has made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices. Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially … Read more

Hamid Ansari inaugurates Festival of India – 2013 in Havana Cuba

Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari inaugurated the cultural extravaganza – Festival of India – 2013 in Cuban capital Havana. Over five thousand Cubans thronged to witness the classical fusion performance “Nrityarupa” that skillfully blended ancient Indian classical dances – Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Kathak, Chhau, Manipuri and Odisi. Amidst thunderous applause from spirited Cubans, Vice President Ansari … Read more

India retains first position in ICC ODI ranking

India has retained the world number one position in the ICC ODI ranking table. Despite trailing Australia 1-2 in the ongoing home series, the Men in Blue have been able to achieve the feat because of their consistent performance in the 50 overs version of the game. The latest ODI ranking was released in Dubai … Read more

Library of Birmingham – largest public library in UK

The Library of Birmingham – the largest municipal public library in the United Kingdom, opens. It has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, the largest public cultural space in Europe, and the largest regional library in Europe. The Library of Birmingham is a public library in the city centre of … Read more

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