Top News Headlines of 19 February 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 19th February 2015:

  • Dilip Shanghvi, the 59-year-old promoter of Sun Pharma, appears to have overtaken Mukesh Ambani (57) of Reliance Industries Ltd as the richest Indian if one goes by promoter holdings in the listed companies of the two groups.
  • Naresh Chandra, who presided over the Jury for The Times Of India Social Impact Awards (in partnership with the Aditya Birla Group), declared on Thursday as the panel considered the merits of the finalists in various categories.
  • The Delhi government on Thursday directed Maulana Azad Medical College and University College of Medical Sciences to conduct tests for swine flu in their labs.
  • The Obama administration has announced that it will monitor India’s air quality both to protect staff in its own missions and American visitors, and to raise awareness.
  • India Inc will give an average increment of 10.6% this year on the back of a stable government and cooling of inflation, said a survey by HR consulting firm Aon Hewitt.
  • The crime branch on Thursday arrested five people on the charge of stealing classified documents of the petroleum ministry and took in for questioning an executive each of Reliance Industries and Essar Group and a former newspaper reporter who runs energy portals.
  • On Friday , Padmini Singh Rathore of the Kanota royal family of Jaipur will marry Kunwar Karni Singh of the Sodha Rajput family of Umerkot, Pakistan -in a union that will celebrate ties dating back way before Partition.
  • The Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB), which is responsible for conducting recruitment exams for non-gazetted and other junior posts, will fill over 20,000 pending vacancies by the end of this year.
  • Indian Railways on Thursday said it will launch an AC doubledecker train service between New Delhi and Lucknow shortly.
  • RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday lavished praise on Lal Bahadur Shastri and said the time had come to promote the former prime minister’s heritage.
  • Israel has offered India all help with topnotch military technologies like the Iron Dome interceptor in tune with PM Narendra Modi’s `Make in India’ policy, which includes indigenous defence production as a key thrust area.
  • The income tax department is expected to issue a notice to HSBC soon, seeking explanation from the British financial giant after a sting operation alleged employees of the bank were involved in money laundering.
  • BHEL has been conferred with the National eGovernance Gold award by the Union government for 2014-15.
  • The 65th annual function of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) was inaugurated by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC), Ministry for Coal, Power, New & Renewable Energy, on February 11, at New Delhi.
  • Minister Manohar Parrikar on February 18, released the fourth edition of the global military yearbook Brahmand World Defence Update 2015 at the BrahMos pavilion during the inaugural day of Aero India airshow at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore.
  • A Class V student Shamim Mehfiz from Assam’s Darrang district appeared in the Class X state board examination that began from Thursday.
  • British scientists have invented a new superpowerful electron microscopedubbed SuperSTEM 3 that can examine objects a million times smaller than a human hair.
  • Digital wallet provider Paytm is looking to set up 30,000 to 50,000 retail outlets where its 2.4 crore customers can load cash on their digital wallet.
  • Rs 15,000-crore Kalyani Group became the first company to sign a 51:49 joint venture with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Israel’s second largest defence company , to develop advanced missiles and remote weapons system capabilities within India.
  • Former Indian captain Anil Kumble is all set to become the 77th member of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame after his name is inducted in the prestigious list during India’s World Cup match against South Africa here on Sunday.
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