General Bipin Rawat conferred with title of Honorary General of Nepalese Army
The Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat was conferred with the title of Honorary General of the Nepalese Army during his official visit to Nepal and Bangladesh from 28 March 2017 to 2 April 2017.
Indian-origin South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada passes away
Along with Nelson Mandela, Mr Kathrada was among eight African National Congress activists sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964.He served from 1994 to 1999 as parliamentary counsellor to President Mandela in the first African National Congress (ANC) government.
Vanita Gupta appointed president of Leadership Conference
Indian-American Vanita Gupta, who headed civil rights division in the Department of Justice in the Obama Administration, has been appointed as president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, becoming the first woman to head the prestigious organisation.
Satwiksairaj & Chirag won Vietnam Open International Challenger Badminton Doubles title
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India on 27 March 2017 won the USD 20,000 Vietnam Open International Challenger badminton title.To win the title, the sixth seeded Indian pair defeated the fifth seeded Thai duo of Trawut Potieng and Nanthakam Yordphaisong in three games 17-21, 21-9, 21-15 at the summit clash in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Bangladesh to celebrate 46th Independence Day
Bangladesh is all set to celebrate the day it achieved the identity of an independent nation breaking the shackles of subjugation of Pakistan 46 years ago.
Carrie Lam to become Hong Kong's first female chief executive, vows to build unity
Mrs Carrie Lam won the election to become Hong Kong's first female chief executive, pledging to build unity in a politically divided city.
Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari. It was Vettel's fourth win for Ferrari and his first since the Singapore Grand Prix in September 2015.
French Mathematician Yves Meyer won Abel Prize 2017
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2017 to Yves Meyer of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, France“for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets”
World Tuberculosis Day 2017 observed globally
World TB Day celebrated on 24 March each year, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the burden of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and the status of TB prevention and care efforts.The theme Unite to End TB: 'Leave no one behind'.
Tiny shrimp fossil named after David Attenborough
A tiny shrimp-like fossil which is thought to be around 430 million-years-old has been discovered.Researchers found the creature preserved in ancient volcanic rock, and decided to name it after their favourite naturalist Sir David Attenborough.