Top News Headlines of 16 February 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 16th February 2015:

  • US-based accounting giant Deloitte has appointed Punit Renjen as the next CEO of its global operations.
  • The Times of India Grouppromoted Bennett University has tied up with Babson Global, a subsidiary of Babson College, Massachusetts, US, to offer programmes for Indian students and entrepreneurs.
  • Ireland beat WI by 4 wkts In the first upset of this World Cup, Ireland defeated two-time champion West Indies by four wickets on Monday.Ireland raced to 307 with 25 balls to spare.
  • NCP leader and ex-Mah arashtra depu ty CM R R Patil, 58, who had to quit the state cabinet in the wake of a row over his 2611 remarks, died on Monday after a prolonged battle with cancer.
  • Infosys is acquiring US automation technology company Panaya for $200 million (over Rs 1,200 crore).
  • The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is going to launch a mobile application through which patients can book appointments and even check their lab reports.
  • As a first step towards going paperless, Delhi Metro on Monday launched a website where it will upload documents for preservation and easy retrieval by staffers.
  • Delhi Police celebrated the 68th Raising Day at police lines in north Delhi’s GTB Nagar, on Monday . Women played a significant role in the parade keeping up this year’s theme of `Nari-Shakti’.
  • Kerala girl Shradha Prasad’s dream of settling down on Mars has moved closer to reality, with the 19-year old qualifying for the final selection round of the “oncein-a-lifetime opportunity“.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday said while fixing a period of ninety 90 days for authorities to complete proceedings against such an employee.
  • President Maithripala Sirisena, is shifting towards India as a partner of first choice, the island nation on Monday signed a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement with India.
  • The Patna high court on Monday directed Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to desist from taking any decision with financial implications and stick to routine work on grounds that his government doesn’t have a majority.
  • The aggressive bidding in the auction of coal blocks has prompted the government to revise its internal projections of revenue to states to Rs 15 lakh crore (50,000 crore annually) from 204 blocks over the next 30 years from around Rs 7 lakh crore estimated a few weeks ago.
  • Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav may resign after addressing the Budget session on February 18.
  • An incorrect map of Jammu & Kashmir was presented by a top UN official on Monday at a water summit in Delhi to discuss the sanitation situation in India.
  • The sudden advent of America’s first openly bisexual governor may provide a chance to ease the awkwardness and broaden understanding of the community.
  • Kate Brown, Oregon’s secretary of state, is in line to replace Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber when he steps down on Wednesday amid an ethics scandal.
  • A video has emerged showing a 100year-old crocodile that died from overeating being pulled out of a sacred pool in Bangladesh.
  • French actor Louis Jourdan, best known for his role in Oscar-winning movie `Gigi’ and as the villain in James Bond film `Octopussy’, has passed away. He was 93.
  • Rajiv Kumar Chandiok has taken over as Director (Finance) of National Fertilizers Limited (NFL).
  • Yuvraj is the Maharaj of IPL 8. Delhi Daredevils pay record Rs16 crore for Yuvraj.
  • Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand celebrated the Indian World Cup victory with a crushing win against Levon Aronian of Armenia in the second round of Zurich Chess Challenge, here.
  • The Indian women’s hockey team beat the hosts 1-0 in the second game in Valencia on Monday.
  • Anirban Lahiri bagged the `Best Professional Golfer of the Year’ award. Delhi’s Vani Kapoor was declared the `Best Professional Female Golfer of the Year’ on Monday in New Delhi.
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