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INS KOCHI, LARGEST INDIA-MADE WARSHIP, COMMISSIONED
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday commissioned naval warship INS Kochi, the stealth guided missile destroyer, at the naval dockyard in Mumbai. Here are 10 things you should know about INS Kochi. READ MORE>
STAMP ON BR AMBEDKAR RELEASED
A commemorative stamp on BR Ambedkar, the chief architect of India’s Constitution, was released on Wednesday by union ministers Thaawar Chand Gehlot and Ravi Shankar Prasad.
INDIA TO HOLD G20 CHAIR IN 2018, DELHI MAY PLAY HOST
India is set to be the G20 Chair in 2018, and New Delhi could host the prestigious annual G20 summit.
FOUNDATION STONE LAID FOR BEL’S NEW MISSILE COMPLEX
Defence enterprise Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) is setting set up the 914-acre, Rs. 500-crore Defence Systems Integration Complex over the next three to four years for advanced battlefield systems.
INDIA CLIMBS 16 PLACES IN WEF’S GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS INDEX
After five years of decline, India has moved up 16 positions to 55 place on a global index of world’s most competitive economies for the year 2015-16, with Switzerland topping the table for the seventh consecutive year.
IAMAI PLANS TO TRAIN 5 LAKH APP DEVELOPERS
Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Wednesday launched ‘Mobile10X’ initiative that aims to increase number of mobile app developer from the current 50,000 to five lakh in five years.With Google India and Paytm as its founding partners, the initiative also aims to boost the mobile app segment revenue to Rs.10,000 crore from the current Rs.1,000 crore.
HEENA PIPS SHWETA TO AIR PISTOL GOLD
Heena Sidhu won the women’s air pistol gold 0.8 point ahead of compatriot Shweta Singh to provide a fitting climax for the host in the eighth Asian airgun championship at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Wednesday.
BIG WIN FOR NAVY
Indian Navy stamped its authority with a 9-2 thrashing of Northern Railway in a Phase II match of the 9th Oriental Bank Maharaja Ranjit Singh hockey tournament here on Wednesday.
INDIA TO HOST FED CUP CARROM FOR FIRST TIME
The seventh Federation Cup international carrom tournament will be held at the Thyagaraj Indoor Stadium from October 7 to 11. It is the first time the event is being held in India. Teams from the UK, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Qatar and Pakistan are expected to take part.
INDIAN-AMERICAN PROFESSOR WINS ‘GENIUS GRANT’
Kartik Chandran, an Indian-American Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia Engineering, has been named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow with a “genius grant” of $625,000 (Rs. 4.09 crore). Mr. Chandran, an IIT-Roorkee graduate, has won the fellowship for his work in “transforming wastewater from a pollutant requiring disposal to a resource for useful products, such as commodity chemicals, energy sources, and fertilizers.”
LADY GAGA TO BE HONORED AS BILLBOARD’S 2015 WOMAN OF THE YEAR, LIFETIME TO TELEVISE ANNUAL EVENT
Lady Gaga will be feted as Billboard’s 2015 Woman of the Year, succeeding Taylor Swift, who appeared at last year’s intimate event that also celebrated Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Jessie J, Charli XCX and Idina Menzel.