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Daily Archives: 2nd January 2020

Hillary Clinton appointed Chancellor of Belfast varsity

While the role is mainly a ceremonial one, the Chancellor often presides at graduation ceremonies and is also an ambassador for the university abroad. Clinton will also act as an advisor to the Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer and senior management.

Kerala govt to press Centre for law on expats

Hitting hard at the Centre, Vijayan pointed out that the Centre does not have a system to support or provide information to those who wish to migrate to foreign countries, nor to ensure their safety.

UP probe panel unravels huge land scam in Sonebhadra

The gruesome carnage went on for more than 30 minutes. When the firing stopped, bodies of victims were seen littered on the ground. Those who witnessed it were too horrified to describe the scene.

Congress, BJP boycott Kerala diaspora body event

To portray the boycott of the event by the Congress in poor light, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, on his Twitter, shared a letter from Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi wishing the LKS all success. It was strongly contested by the state leadership of the Congress.

NADA shares roadmap for 2020; to conduct tests for major events

The agency will be running doping tests for major games like Khelo India Youth Games starting January 10, Khelo India University Games, Tokyo Olympics, and National Games.

Global warming behind river ice cover loss

More than half of Earth's rivers freeze over every year. These frozen rivers support important transportation networks for communities and industries located at high latitudes.

Chef Vikas Khanna’s ‘The Last Color’ stands a long shot at the Oscars

"The Last Color" may not have had a commercial release in India yet, but it was screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival last year. It also won Best Feature Film award at Dallas International Film Festival in 2018. It is one out of 344 films that have been considered eligible for nomination in the category this year.

5.8-magnitude earthquake hits Iran

The epicenter of the quake was at the depth of 8 km, 34.030 north latitude and 60.325 east longitude. No immediate reports on casualties or damages.

Tata Sons moves SC against NCLAT order on Cyrus Mistry

The NCLAT while reinstating ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry, held that the appointment of N. Chandrasekaran as his successor is illegal. The appeals court observed the haste in Mistry's removal as chairman of the Tata group's holding company, and this action completely ignored the interest and oppression of minority shareholders.

Senior NCP leader D.P. Tripathi passed away

A senior leader of the NCP, Tripathi had begun his political career at an early age and was associated with the Indian National Congress for long. Tripathi later left the Congress to join the NCP, where he was a trusted confidant of party supremo Sharad Pawar.

CBSE mandates 75% attendance for 10th, 12th exams

Students whose attendance will be calculated less than 75 percent will not be allowed to appear for the exams, as per the rule mandated by the CBSE.

Major fire in a Delhi factory, 6 trapped persons rescued

Delhi Fire Service Director Atul Garg, who was present at the site, said: "Five firemen, who went into the building to douse the fire and were trapped, have been rescued. They were injured and have been sent to the hospital for medical aid."

Kerala Assembly resolution on CAA not valid says Kerala Governor

"Citizenship Act is purely a Central subject and in Kerala, there is no issue of any illegal migrants. Hence, this resolution passed by the Assembly has no Constitutional or legal validity," said Khan to the media.