Daily Archives: March 13, 2019
Wipro chairman Azim Premji announced an increase in his philanthropic commitment by $7.5 billion, taking his overall commitment to his endowment to $21 billion. This makes it one of the biggest foundations in the world. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has investment assets of about $40 billion, and the Ford Foundation about $12 billion.
The ban on the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft became worldwide on Wednesday after the US joined Canada and other countries in grounding the aircraft amid mounting global fears for the jets’ airworthiness. US authorities said new evidence showed similarities between Sunday’s deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 and a fatal accident in Indonesia in October.
The Ashes urn will make its first journey to Australia in 12 years later this year when it is displayed in the State Library Victoria in Melbourne, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced on Wednesday.
Kerala pace bowler Sandeep Warrier has been signed by Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2019 IPL season. Sandeep went unsold at the IPL auction held in December but an injury to Kamlesh Nagarkoti of Rajasthan has prompted the KKR management to look for a replacement and the Kerala quick’s good form with the ball earned him a call-up.
Air India has cancelled its popular Delhi-Madrid-Delhi, Delhi-Birmingham-Delhi and Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham flights from this Saturday “due to operational reasons till further notice.” The flights cancelled from March 16 are AI 135 and 136 (Delhi-Madrid-Delhi); AI 113 and 114 (Delhi-Birmingham-Delhi) and AI 117 and 118 (Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham-Amritsar-Delhi).