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MS Dhoni steps down as ODI, T20 captain


MS Dhoni who took India’s cricketing team to great heights under his captaincy, finally decided to step down as the captain in ODI and T20 formats. The move has come just days before when the team for ODI and T20 series against England was to be announced. However, Dhoni will remain available for the selection process. BCCI tweeted,”Mahendra Singh #Dhoni ...

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Justice JS Khehar sworn in as Chief Justice of India


Jagdish Singh Khehar today sworn in as the first Sikh Chief Justice of India. He will hold this office for a tenure of seven months starting from January 4, 2017 till August 4, 2017. He succeeded Justice Tirath Singh Thakur as the 44th Chief Justice of India. Born on 28th of August 1952, he had been involved in various landmark ...

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Sasikala Natarajan takes charge as AIADMK’s general secretary


Sasikala Natarajan has taken over as AIADMK‘s general secretary. She was known to be a very close aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. She took over as the general secretary of the party, which was last held by Jayalalithaa before she passed away after a sudden heart attack. Calling former Tamil Nadu CM her ‘life’, Sasikala broke down while ...

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Sports ministry suspends IOA over appointment of Kalmadi and Chautala

Sports ministry

Indian Olympic Association has been suspended by the sports ministry over their decision to appoint Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as its life presidents. The suspension would continue until IOA reverses its decision to appoint Kalmadi and Chautala. Vijay Goel, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports tweeted and said,”Govt. has SUSPENDED the deemed recognition, granted by it to Indian ...

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Demonetisation: PM Modi launches digital payments app ‘BHIM’


As the deadline for depositing the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes gets over, PM Modi moved a step ahead and launched the digital payments app ‘BIHM’. It will facilitate e-transactions with just a thumb impression. PM launched the much awaited digital payment app at a DigiDhan mela in Delhi. While addressing the event, he said that the payment with biometric ...

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Major India events in 2016: Noteban, Jayalalithaa and more!


As we are about to say goodbye to 2016 and usher in 2017 with lots of hope, goodwill and ofcourse… celebrations, here is a list of events that shook our nation to the depths. 1. Demonetisation It is one of the highly debated topic and one of the many reform steps taken by the Modi government. PM Modi announced the decision to ...

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PM Modi to address nation on New Year’s Eve?

Narendra Modi

At a time when the nation is coming to terms with demonetisation, PM Modi is expected to address the nation on the New Year’s Eve. The deadline for demonetised notes will be over on the 30th of December and as the world steps into 2017, we may expect some more announcements from the Prime Minister. Ever since PM Modi announced ...

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Junior Hockey World Cup: India beat Belgium to win the title


Indian Junior Hockey team lifted the 2016 World Cup after a long wait of 15 years as it defeated Belgium team by 2-1 in the finals today. India has last time won the hockey tournament in 2001 in Hobart. Several wishes started floating in the social networking sites to congratulate the team on their victory. Watch some of it here:

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Digital India: Govt to link savings bank accounts to Aadhaar number


In a move that will help boost the digital transactions in India, the government has decided to link all savings bank accounts with the concerned person’s Aadhaar number. The digital move is said to benefit those who do not have a mobile phone, particularly people in rural India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a go-ahead to the measure, said ...

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