Modi opens controversial power station in held Kashmir [19 May 2018]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the hydroelectric power plant in India-held Jammu and Kashmir, amid protests from Pakistan. The 330-megawatt Kishanganga hydropower station is one of the projects that India has fast-tracked in the disputed Himalayan region amid frosty ties between the two countries.
Muri Linggi becomes the third woman from Arunachal to scale Mt Everest [18 May 2018]
Muri Linggi, a 40-year-old resident of Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district, has earned the distinction of becoming the third woman from Arunachal Pradesh to scale Mount Everest, after Tine Mena and Anshu Jamsenpa.
Indore is India’s cleanest city yet again [18 May 2018]
The union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs declared Indore as the cleanest among 4,203 urban local bodies (ULBs) in the country in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 carried out earlier this year. This is the second time in a row that Indore — the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, venue for the state government’s investment summits, and the constituency of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan — has been crowned India’s ‘cleanest city’.
Father-daughter first from India to scale Everest [17 May 2018]
Ajeet Bajaj and Deeya Suzannah Bajaj became the first father-daughter duo from India to summit Mount Everest.
Ambika Sharma to head USIBC in India [16 May 2018]
The U.S. India Business Council (USIBC) named Ambika Sharma as its head for India. Ms. Sharma was director general for ‘International’ at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Ms. Sharma will be responsible for overseeing and guiding USIBC’s growth strategy in India through its offices in New Delhi and Mumbai, and leading the charge on policy advocacy issues for its diverse membership, the group said. She will join the USIBC on June 15.
Petra Kvitova wins record third Madrid Open title [15 May 2018]
Petra Kvitova outlasted the unseeded Kiki Bertens to win a thrilling Madrid Open final and become the first player to lift the trophy for a third time.Czech Kvitova, ranked 10th in the world.
Heena Sidhu takes gold in air pistol [15 May 2018]
Former World record-holder Heena Sidhu win a gold medal in air pistol at the international shooting championship.
Federer back as No. 1 [14 May 2018]
Federer returns to the top spot despite not having played since March. Former World No. 1 Novak Djokovic slipped six places to 18th after his second-round defeat in Madrid, his lowest ranking since October 2006. Madrid winner Alexander Zverev remains third, but Dominic Thiem, dropped a place to eighth.
Mahathir Mohamad elected as new Prime Minister on Malaysia [10 May 2018]
Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad is elected as prime minister after historic poll win. At the age of 92, Mahathir Mohamad will be sworn in as the world's oldest elected leader. Official results showed that Mahathir's Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) won 113 of parliament's 222 seats, clinching the simple majority required to rule.
NITI Aayog and Google sign SoI to help grow AI ecosystem in India [07 May 2018]
Aiming to foster growth for India’s nascent artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) ecosystem, NITI Aayog and Google have come together to work on a range of initiatives to help build the AI ecosystem across the country. A Statement of Intent (SoI) was signed to this effect by Ms. Anna Roy, Advisor, NITI Aayog and Shri Rajan Anandan, Vice President, India and South East Asia, Google in the presence of the Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.