Justice JS Khehar appointed 44th Chief Justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee
Banks > President > Dec 20
Justice JS Khehar is set be the next Chief Justice of India after President Pranab Mukherjee formally gave his nod to his appointment. He will succeed CJI TS Thakur as the 44th Chief Justice of India after the latter demits office on 3 January.
First UK baby with DNA from three people could be born next year
World > British > Dec 19
The first British baby made with the DNA of three people could be born next year after the UK’s fertility regulator gave the green light for clinics to seek licences for the procedure.The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) announced on Thursday that it would accept applications from clinics wanting to offer the controversial therapy after it met to consider the latest scientific evidence for the safety of the procedure.
Junior Hockey World Cup 2016: India Beat Belgium 2-1 To Clinch Title
India > Sports > Dec 18
The Indian junior hockey team registered an emphatic victory against Belgium and showcased their best skills in the finals beating them by
AYUSH Ministry launches Swasthya Raksha Programme
India > Swasthya Raksha > Dec 17
The Union AYUSH Ministry has launched ‘Swasthya Raksha Programme’ to promote health and health education in villages. The programme was initiated through Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) and Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS). It was launched by AYUSH Ministry in October 2015.
Smriti Mandhana named in ICC Women’s Team of the Year
India > Cricket > Dec 16
India batswoman Smriti Mandhana has been named in the Women’s Team of the Year 2016, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday. The women’s team of the year, which will be captained by West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor, has been added to the list of awards to acknowledge and appreciate outstanding performances of women’s cricketers over a 12-month period.
Haryana becomes first state to launch Mahila Police Volunteer initiative
India > Haryana > Dec 15
Haryana became the first state in the country to launch Mahila Police Volunteer (MPV) initiative for safety of women. It was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Mahila Police Volunteer is a joint initiative of Union Ministry of Women & Child Development and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
Walter Hachborn, co-founder of Home Hardware dies at 95
World > Walter Hachborn > Dec 14
“Walter was one of those people around the Region of Waterloo who, you really could say was one of the founders or builders of our community,” says Ian McLean, CEO and President of Greater KW Chamber of Commerce.Last year, Hachborn was inducted into the Business Hall of Fame, which celebrates extraordinary lifetime achievements of business owners.
“He was a fellow who never stopped wanting to learn,” says McLean
Monster cyclone ‘Vardah’ wreaks havoc Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh
India > cyclone > Dec 13
Public transport came to a standstill in Chennai with buses and suburban trains suspended and airport shut.The impact of the winds was such that an oil tanker on NH 16 at Sullurpet in Nellore district flipped over spilling crude oil onto the road, disrupting traffic on the route for over a couple of hours. But it was Tamil Nadu, in particular Chennai, which bore the brunt of the storm as did Tirupati, Sullurpeta, Tada and several other parts of Nellore and Chittoor districts. Several places in Venkatagiri, Naidupet, Sullurpeta and other parts of Nellore district have no power supply. The temple town of Tirupati too was lashed by heavy rain since early morning. Half of the town plunged into darkness as power supply was disrupted. Tirumala wasn’t spared either. Scores of pilgrims were stranded in the seven hills.