HDFC Bank and MasterCard have launched Millennia, a range of cards catering exclusively to the lifestyles and aspirations of millennials. With millennials accounting for 34% of India’s population, the cards come loaded with benefits and rewards specifically for the digital-first generation.
Sumit Nagal has become the first-ever Indian tennis player to win a set against tennis giant Roger Federer. The Indian achieved this feat during his first-round match against Federer in the ongoing US Open. The 22-year-old Sumit Nagal outclassed the legendary Roger Federer in the first round 6-4. However, Federer bounced back and won the remaining three matches, 1-6,2-6,4-6.
Indian Air Force’s Wing Commander Shalija Dhami has scripted history by becoming the first female officer to be appointed as flight commander of a flying unit. She took over as flight commander of a Chetak helicopter unit at Hindon airbase.
In an attempt to make the education system more transparent, Union Human Resources and Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal launched ‘Shagun,’ an online integrated junction of various education portals. The app will provide all the details about the education system in the country as well as detailed information about schools with a feedback procedure structured for the parents.
Five girls have developed a mobile app that connects children at orphanages with senior citizens in old-age homes, with their innovation fetching them a bronze medal at global tech competition in the US. The app, called Maitri, is aimed at bringing together individuals suffering from loneliness and depression and those lacking the nurturing love of elderly role models, said the all-girl team “Tech Witches”.
The State has initiated yet another innovative solution, Digital Employment Exchange of Telangana (DEET), for improving the employment ecosystem. Launched in association with StoryTech Private Limited, a company engaged in delivering products in the area of employment domain, the DEET acts as a network connecting the employers to prospective job-seekers on a platform provided by artificial intelligence.
Seventh Community Radio Sammelan will be held at Dr. BR Ambedkar Bhawan, New Delhi from 27th to 29th August 2019. It is organized by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting will witness the participation of all operational Community Radio Stations across the country.
Intel Corp on Tuesday launched its latest processor, its first using artificial intelligence (AI), designed for large computing centres. The chip, developed at its development facility in Haifa, Israel, is known as Nervana NNP-I or Springhill and is based on a 10 nanometre Ice Lake processor that will allow it to cope with high workloads using minimal amounts of energy, Intel said.
Three days after the demise of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) announced that it will rechristen Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium as Arun Jaitley Stadium in his memory. However, the ground will continue to be called Feroz Shah Kotla.
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), Shashi Shanker was honoured with the Distinguished Fellowship of the Institute of Directors (IOD) 2019. He was honoured during the 29th Institute of Directors (IOD) Annual Day Ceremony. The prestigious Fellowship honour was conferred to Shanker in appreciation of his distinguished contribution to business and society. The theme of this year’s IOD Annual Day Ceremony was ‘Future Boards: Leading Strategy to Embrace Sustainability’.