1. Domestic Air Passengers Traffic in India increases by 16%
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation, GOI, reported that the domestic air passenger traffic across the nation surged by 16% to 86.55 lakh in Feb 2017, over the same period last year.
2. Peru Faces Worst Flooding Ever! Death toll Raises to 72
Recent intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding are the worst Peru has seen in two decades. As many as, 72 people have been killed, 263 injured, 20 missing and about 1,00,000 have suffered property damage because of the floods.
3. Roger Federer Wins BNP Paribas Open!
Swiss legend Roger Federer outdid Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to clinch the BNP Paribas Open. This is Federer’s 5th Indian Wells Triumph. The Australian Open Champion becomes the oldest champion in the tournament’s history, surpassing Jimmy Connors, who was 31 when he triumphed in 1984.
4. Now Earn Money by Throwing Garbage in Right Place!
Four Students from Sandip Polytechnic College in Nashik came up with a new way to incentivize waste disposal and make India’s streets litter-free. Their premise is simple yet effective- throw your garbage into their smart dustbins, instead of throwing around it, and get rewarded with coupons and/or cash. The new initiate was named as KRRYP Garbage ATM.
5. Study: Skilled Professionals Make More Mistakes in Work
Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some places could actually be at risk for making errors, indicates a new study by researchers at Michigan State University. The reason: Experienced workers are generally faster at performing tasks. But, when they are interrupted, they get confused and make more mistakes.
6. Army Rescues 127 Tourists Stuck in Snow Blizzard
The Army rescued 27 tourists stranded in the Sela Pass near Tawag, Arunachal Pradesh. The tourists were caught in snow blizzard. The rescued include five foreign tourists from Japan, New Zealand and Bulgaria.
7. Wireless Phone-to-Phone Charging is Coming!
Sony is reportedly working on a new technology that enables wireless transfer of power and data between electronic devices including smartphones and computers. This means that you can borrow power from your friend when you are out of juice in your own device. However, it is still unclear what distance the technology will support.
8. Kerala Capital to be More Women Friendly
The Thiruvananthapuram Corporation has decided to install sanitary napkin vending machines in various parts of the city in the next 2 weeks. This is an extension of a 2014 project where the corporation had installed sanitary napkin vending machines in some schools. The machines will be installed in 60 places including railway stations, bus stations, shopping complexes and several other key points.
9. “Putin” a ‘Tough Cookie’ says, US President!
In an interview with Fox News, Donald Trump described Russian President Vladimir Putin as a ‘tough cookie’. However, Trump maintained that he doesn’t know him personally. “I don’t know how he’s doing for Russia, we’re going to find out one day I guess,” Trump added.
10. Jat Protests: Tight Security in Delhi, Haryana, UP
Around 24,700 paramilitary personnel have been deployed in various parts of Haryana, Delhi and UP in view of Jat protests. The deployment was done in a hurry and the personnel were drawn from bases of CRPF, Rapid Action Force, ITBP and SSB located in North India.
These were headlines of the day, we’ll be back with more tomorrow!