Tag Archives: 2011

52nd Subroto football cup begins

The 52nd Subroto Cup, an annual football tournament organised by the Indian Air Force kickstarted at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium on Friday. The tournament considered to be one of the most popular for children in the soccer world, was inaugurated by Air Marshal JN Burma, Air Officer-in-Charge Administration. The inaugural match was played U-14 category between teams from NCC (West Bengal ...

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Demand for Rhino horn turns fatal for species in South Africa

More rhinos have been killed in South Africa in the past 10 months than were killed in all of 2010, new poaching numbers reveal. Statistics from South Africa National Parks show that 341 animals have been lost to poaching so far in 2011, compared to a record total of 333 last year. South Africa’s grim milestone comes on the heels ...

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Gates Foundation joins NGOs to mark 2011 World Polio Day

On the World Polio Day (October 24, 2011), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a global community of partners have called for more commitment and accountability from political leaders to end polio. “We have an extraordinary opportunity to eradicate polio but we need greater global commitment, leadership, and funding,” said Bill Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation. “We work ...

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Direct Tax Collection for April-Sept. 2011 crosses Rs 257,042 crore

India’s gross direct tax collection during the first half of the current fiscal (April-September 2011) was up by 23 percent at Rs 257,042 crore as against Rs 208,971 crore (Rs 2 billion) in the same period last fiscal. While gross collection of corporate taxes was up 23.17 percent (Rs.175,360 crore against Rs 142,368 crore last year), gross collection of personal ...

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US 2011 Losses from Natural Disasters so far stand at $55 billion

The Hurricane Irene, though weakened by the time it touched the shore off New York to a mere tropical storm from Category 3 hurricane, has caused more than $20 billion in losses, say latest estimates. More than 15 people were reported dead during the its course of destruction. Taking into account two days of lost business activity in the range ...

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