Mann Ki Baat: PM focuses on cleanliness, waste management

AMN Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said a massive campaign of waste management will be launched by the Centre and state governments on the occasion of World Environment Day. Addressing the nation through Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio, Mr Modi said litter bins will be made available to collect solid and liquid … Continue reading Mann Ki Baat: PM focuses on cleanliness, waste management

French open tennis: Kerber crashes out in 1st round of women’s singles

French Open Tennis tournament began in Paris today. In the Opening match Germany’s Angelique Kerber crashed out of the tournament. She lost to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-2, 6-2 in the Womens Singles event. With this defeat, Kerber became the first WTA Number one to lose in the first round. Petra Kvitova of the Czech … Continue reading French open tennis: Kerber crashes out in 1st round of women’s singles

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat says Indian Army facing dirty war in J&K

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has said, the Indian Army is facing a dirty war in Jammu and Kashmir which has to be fought through innovative ways. He stoutly defended the use of a Kashmiri as a human shield by a young officer. In an interaction with a news agency, Mr. Rawat said, though a … Continue reading Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat says Indian Army facing dirty war in J&K

C A Bhavani wins gold in Turnoi satellite fencing championship

India’s C A Bhavani Devi has won the gold medal in the sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship held at Reykjavik in Iceland. In the final yesterday, she beat Sarah Jane Hampson of Great Britain 15-13. A press note issued in Chennai said that earlier, she had beaten her British opponent Jessica Corby … Continue reading C A Bhavani wins gold in Turnoi satellite fencing championship

Wawrinka defends Geneva title

Top seed Stan Wawrinka defended his Geneva title, rallying for a set down to see off German outsider Mischa Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. The Swiss player’s first trophy of the season gives the 32-year-old world number three a boost ahead of the French Open which he won in 2015 and where he opens against Slovak … Continue reading Wawrinka defends Geneva title

ICC Cricket Committee recommends DRS for T20 Internationals

The ICC Cricket Committee chaired by India’s head coach Anil Kumble has made a host of recommendations at its annual meeting in London concerning future international cricket. One of the notable recommendations is the use of DRS for all T20 Internationals. Another important recommendation is to give power to on-field umpires to send-off players in … Continue reading ICC Cricket Committee recommends DRS for T20 Internationals

Mountaineer Ravi Kumar body retrieved from Mt. Everest

The body of Indian mountaineer Ravi Kumar has been successfully retrieved from Mt. Everest and brought to Kathmandu. A team of 10 high-altitude expert climbers arrived the spot on Friday morning and successfully lifted the body from 200-metre-deep crevasse near the summit. The body was brought to Lukla on Sunday morning and later flown to … Continue reading Mountaineer Ravi Kumar body retrieved from Mt. Everest

India should be defence manufacturing hub: Jaitley

AMN Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today vouched for making India a defence manufacturing hub and said, it is essential to deal with various security challenges like insurgency effectively. Speaking at the 9th convocation of the Defence Institute of Advance Technology in Pune, he said, no country can secure itself by depending on others for its … Continue reading India should be defence manufacturing hub: Jaitley

NIA summons two Kashmiri separatists leaders to HQ in Delhi

The National Investigation Agency, NIA, has summoned two separatist leaders to its headquarters in Delhi tomorrow. Those summoned are Farooq Ahmad Dar alias ‘Bitta Karate’ and Javed Ahmed Baba alias ‘Gazi’ of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat. They have been summoned in connection with a case related to the funding of terror and subversive activities in Jammu and Kashmir. … Continue reading NIA summons two Kashmiri separatists leaders to HQ in Delhi

Commerce Ministry allowed to grant licenses to pvt. sector in defence manufacturers

AMN Private sector players can now apply to Commerce Ministry for licences to manufacture tanks, fighter planes, warships and other defence equipment. In a gazette notification, Home Ministry said the Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, DIPP, can now issue licences for manufacturing of defence items. However, the licences will be issued … Continue reading Commerce Ministry allowed to grant licenses to pvt. sector in defence manufacturers