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31st January,2018

 

Google Introduces A New App Named "Bulletin"

Google has introduced a new app named "Bulletin" that allows anybody to submit stories for and about their communities. This is a free, lightweight app for telling a story by capturing photos, video clips and text right from your phone, published straight to the web. The app is made for contributing hyperlocal stories about your community. The application has been launched as a limited pilot project and is available in Nashville, Tennessee and Oakland, California.

 

Melbourne To Host Final Of 2020 World T20

Melbourne Cricket Ground will host the final of both the men’s and women’s World Twenty20 when the tournaments come to Australia in 2020.

 

PM Modi Launched 1st Khelo India School Games

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the first Khelo India School Games at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

 

Sharath Kamal Wins Table Tennis Nationals Championship 

Sharath Kamal beat top-seeded Anthony Amalraj to win the men singles title for the eighth time, equalling the feat of Kamlesh Mehta in the 79th edition of the 11Even Sports Senior Nationals in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Suthirta Mukherjee from West Bengal emerged the new women champion, beating Hyderabad Nationals winner Manika Batra.

 

India’s Crude Steel Production Rises 6.2% To 101.4 MT

In 2017 India has overtaken the US to become the world’s third-largest steel producer and the country is now looking to bag the second spot from Japan.

 

Environment Minister Harshvardhan Launches PetaFlop Super Computer

Environment Minister Harshvardhan launched a 2.8 PetaFlop capacity high-performance computer system ‘Mihir’ in Noida. The system will be able to predict weather and climate accurately. This will be helpful in addressing the various issues of agriculture operations and fishing in the country.

 

Indian-American Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen

To Lead USISPF Board Indian-American Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum. It is a new organisation set up to enhance business relations between India and the US. The new representative body - US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) was set up to promote bilateral trade and work on creating meaningful opportunities that have the power to change the lives of citizens.The USISPF now has 31 board members.

 

Asha Bhosle To Get Yash Chopra Memorial Award Bollywood playback singer

Asha Bhosle will be given the 'Yash Chopra Memorial Award'. She will be the fifth winner of the award.

 

                                                            30th January,2018

 

Aadhaar Is Oxford Dictionary’s Hindi Word Of 2017

Oxford Dictionaries has chosen ‘Aadhaar’ as the Hindi word of 2017. The word gained popularity due to Aadhaar card, which was in news in 2017. The announcement was made in the Jaipur Literature Festival

 

International Bird Festival To Be Held In Dudhwa National Park

A three-day international bird festival will be held at the Dudhwa National Park, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh in February 2018 with nearly 200 leading ornithologists expected to attend. The purpose of the international bird festival is to promote eco-tourism in Dudhwa and to give it a distinct international identity besides highlighting its traditional Tharu arts, culture and heritage.

 

Sandeep Lamichhane Becomes 1st Nepal Player

To Get IPL Contract Sandeep Lamichhane became the first cricketer from Nepal to land a deal an IPL contract. He was picked by Delhi Daredevils in the player's auction. The 17-year-old, the only Nepal player in the IPL auction.

 

Tai Tzu Ying Of Taiwan Wins Indonesian Masters

The world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan has defeated Saina Nehwal in the finals of the Indonesia Masters in Jakarta. Tai Tzu has now defeated the former world No.1 nine times in their last 10 meetings. Saina had enjoyed early success against the Taiwanese till 2011 but the Nehwal has beaten her only once at the 2013 Swiss Open ever since.

 

India To Host Informal WTO Ministerial Gathering In New Delhi

Trade ministers from various countries including Australia, Japan and Switzerland met for an informal WTO ministerial gathering in Davos, Switzerland. India was represented by Deepak Jagdish Saksena, ambassador and permanent representative to the WTO. India announced that it will host an informal WTO Ministerial gathering in March 2018. The meeting would be held in New Delhi on March 19-20.


Australian Open 2018- Complete List Of Winners

The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually in Melbourne Park, Australia. First held in 1905, the tournament is chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year – the other three being the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The 2018 Australian Open is the 106th edition of the tournament. The tournament is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Roger Federer was the defending champion and successfully defended his title, defeating Marin Cilic in the final. It was Federer's 20th Grand Slam title. In women's' single, Caroline Wozniacki became the first Danish player to win a Grand Slam singles title, defeating Simona Halep in the final.

 

S.No. Category Winner Runner Up
1. Men's Singles Roger Federer
(Switzerland)
Marin Cilic
(Croatia)
2. Women's Singles Caroline Wozniacki
(Denmark)
Simona Halep
(Romania)
3. Men's Doubles Oliver Marach (Austria)
Mate Pavic(Croatia)
Robert Farah (Colombia)
J. Cabal (Colombia)
4. Women's Doubles Kristina Mladenovic (France)
Tímea Babos (Hungary)
Elena Vesnina (Russia)
Ekaterina Makarova (Russia)
5. Mixed Doubles Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada)
Mate Pavic (Croatia)
Timea Babos (Hungary)
Rohan Bopanna (India)

 

 

Himachal CM Launches 'Shakti' App For Women's Safety

The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur launched the ‘Shakti’ app for women’s safety in the state. The app, which comes with a panic button, was developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).

 

India And Cambodia Ink 4 Agreements

India and Cambodia signed four agreements in the field of cultural exchange, an exchange line of credit of $26.9 million, memorandum of understanding to cooperate in legal matter and an agreement on prevention of human trafficking. The documents were exchanged in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Cambodian PM Hun Sen following delegation-level talks between the two countries. New Delhi has agreed to set up a centre of IT excellence in Cambodia.

 

Veteran Bengali Actress Supriya Devi Passes Away

Veteran Bengali film actress and Padmashri awardee, Supriya Devi, passed away in Kolkata, following a severe cardiac arrest. She was 83. Supriya Devi made her debut in the Uttam Kumar-starrer Basu Parivar.

                                         

                                                             27th January,2018     

India, Vietnam Release First-Ever Commemorative Stamps

India and Vietnam released first ever set of commemorative postage stamps to mark the long-term friendly bilateral relationships between the two countries. The stamp was released by AN Nanda, Secretary, Department of Posts. The two set of stamps released carry picture of Sanchi Stupa and Thien Mu Pagoda. .

 

Punjab CM Launches Benefits Under 'Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana'

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh launched the release of benefits under 'Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana' (MGSVY) aimed at the inclusive growth of the distressed sections of the society.

 

Kolkata Becomes 1st Indian Metro To Get A Floating Market

Kolkata has become the first Indian Metro to get a Floating Market. The market will be located on a water-body with boats doubling up as shops.

 

Usha Ananthasubramanian Becomes 1st Woman IBA Chief

Usha Ananthasubramanian, MD and CEO, Allahabad Bank, has been elected the first woman chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).

 

                                                        23rd January,2018

 

Lifter Rakhi Halder Creates New National Record Lifter

Rakhi Halder created a new national record in clean and jerk to a gold medal in the 63kg women’s category in the 33rd Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships, in Mangaluru, Karnataka. 

 

World Economic Forum Summit In Switzerland Concludes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home after concluding his visit to Davos, Switzerland. During the visit, the Prime Minister delivered a keynote address at the plenary session of the 48th annual meeting of World Economic Forum.He became the first Indian prime minister in two decades to join the world’s top business leaders in the Swiss resort town of Davos.


AYUSH Minister Lays Foundation Stone For Homeopathy Research Institute In Jaipur

The Minister of State (IC), for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik laid the foundation stone for Central Research Institute (CRI) in Jaipur, Rajasthan.This will be the third CRI under the aegis of Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH).

 

Shah Rukh Khan Honoured With Crystal Award At World Economic Forum

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was honoured with the 24th Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.According to the WEF, Shah Rukh Khan received Award for "his leadership in championing children's and women's rights in India". Shahrukh received the award alongside Elton John and Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett.

 

Andhra Pradesh-Zurich Sign Sister State Agreement

The Andhra Pradesh Government and the Canton of Zurich signed a letter of intent, to promote mutual prosperity and development The agreement was signed in the presence of Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu and Government Counselor Minister Carmen Walker Spah for sister state relation. This will bring the State of Andhra Pradesh and Canton of Zurich closer and ensure that a framework is created, which supports the exchange between both the parties.

 

Hugh Masekela, 'Father Of South African Jazz' Passes Away

Trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela, affectionately known as the 'father of South African jazz', has died after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 78.

 

West Indies To Host 2018 Women’s World T20

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced, the 2018 edition of the Women’s World T20 will be hosted by West Indies in November 2018.

 

India Ranks 177 In Environmental Performance Index

India ranks 177 among 180 countries in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2018, according to a biennial report by Yale and Columbia Universities along with the World Economic Forum.

 

7th Asia Steel International Conference To Be Held In Bhubaneswar

The 7th Asia Steel International Conference will be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha in February 2018. The announcement was made by Tata Steel, in association with the Indian Institute of Metals.

 

India Ranks 81st On Global Talent Competitiveness Index

India has moved up on a global index of talent competitiveness to the 81st position in the report that was released in the first day the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos.

 

Rapid Reporting System For SAG Launched On National Girl Child

Day Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Mr Rakesh Srivastava launched the Phase -1 i.e. the beneficiary module of the Rapid Reporting System (RSS) for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls on the occasion of National Girl Child Day (24th January). It is a web-based online monitoring for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls in New Delhi. The URL for the portal is 'sag-rrs.nic.in.' Presently, MWCD is implementing the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) in selected 508 districts across the country.


S Somanath Takes Charge As Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre's Director

ISRO's Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) director S Somanath has taken charge as the new director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). It is ISRO's lead centre for launch vehicles.He has replaced K Sivan who has joined ISRO as Chairman.

 

                                                        23rd January,2018

 

Mauritius Largest Source of FDI in India- RBI

Mauritius was the largest source of foreign investment in India (21.8 per cent share at market value), followed by the US and the UK, according to a census by the Reserve Bank of India.

 

Telangana, Tokyo Body Sign MoU for Municipal Waste Incineration

The Telangana government had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Clean Authority of Tokyo in connection with municipal solid waste incineration in Hyderabad.

 

Sushma Swaraj Inaugurates Puducherry’s 1st POPSK at Karaikal

The first Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) of Puducherry was inaugurated by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs at Karaikal.


PM Modi Leaves for Davos to Attend World Economic Forum

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Davos, Switzerland to attend the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. He will lead the largest-ever Indian delegation comprising Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu among others.

 

Om Prakash Rawat Appointed New Chief Election Commissioner

Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat was appointed as the next chief election commissioner (CEC) of India. Mr Rawat is the 22nd CEC of India. He succeeded Achal Kumar Joti.

 

Anandiben Patel Named New Madhya Pradesh Governor

Former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel has been named as the new governor of Madhya Pradesh.

 

63rd Filmfare Awards 2018: Complete List of Winners

Bollywood came together to celebrate the industry's talent at 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018, held in Mumbai. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar hosted the show. 'Hindi Medium' bagged honours in the categories of Best Film and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) for Irrfan Khan's impeccable performance. Vidya Balan won her career's sixth Filmfare award for her passionate portrayal of a middle-aged homemaker who turns into a radio jockey in 'Tumhari Sulu' as she claimed the Black Lady for the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female).

 


Here is the complete list of winners of 63rd Filmfare Awards 2018:
 
Sl No Category Winner
1. Best Film 'Hindi Medium'
2. Critics' Award for Best Film 'Newton'
3. Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female) Vidya Balan for 'Tumhari Sulu'
4. Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male) Irrfan Khan for 'Hindi Medium'
5. Critics' Award for Best Actor (Male) Rajkummar Rao for 'Trapped'
6. Critics' Award for Best Actor (Female) Zaira Wasim for 'Secret Superstar'
7. Best Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari for 'Bareilly Ki Barfi'
8. Best Debut Director Konkona Sensharma for 'A Death in the Gunj'
9. Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male) Rajkummar Rao for 'Bareilly Ki Barfi'
10. Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) Meher Vij for 'Secret Superstar'
11. Best Dialogue Hitesh Kewalya for 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan'
12. Best Screenplay Shubhashish Bhutiani for 'Mukti Bhavan'
13. Best Original Story Amit Masurkar for 'Newton'
14. Best Actor (Male) in a Short Film Jackie Shroff for 'Khujli'
15. Best Actor (Female) in a Short Film Shefali Shah for 'Juice'
16. People's Choice Award for Best Short Film 'Anahut'
17. Best Short Film (Fiction) 'Juice'
18. Best Short Film (Non Fiction) 'Invisible Wings'
19. Best Music Album Pritam for 'Jagga Jasoos'
20. Best Playback Singer (Male) Arijit Singh for 'Roke na ruke naina' - 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania'

 

 India Defeats Pakistan to Win Blind Cricket World Cup 2018

India beat Pakistan by two wickets to win the Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 for the second time after a thrilling match at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, the UAE. Hosts Pakistan had set India a target of 308 runs at a loss of eight wickets in their allotted 40 overs after they were put into bat.

 

Arun Jaitley Launches National CSR Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley launched the National CSR Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal in Delhi. This initiative is a significant step towards driving accountability and transparency for corporate India.

 

4th India International Science Festival to be held in Lucknow

The fourth edition of the India International Science Festival will be held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The decision to hold the Festival in Lucknow was taken at the first preparatory meeting for the 4th India International Science Festival (IISF).

 

                                                           20th January,2018

 

Iconic Cartoonist Chandi Lahiri Passes Away

Famous Cartoonist Chandi Lahiri passed away after a brief period of illness, marking the end of a chapter in Bengal's history of the cartoon. Lahiri was 86.

 

INS Vikramaditya Formally Affiliated to Bihar Regiment

Indian Naval Ship Vikramaditya, the Indian Navy's largest ship and its sole aircraft carrier was formally affiliated to the Indian Army's highly-decorated and battle-hardened Bihar Regiment and the Indian Air Force's No 6 Squadron.

 

President Kovind Unveils Book on Self-Development in Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind unveiled a book on heartfulness techniques and principles titled 'The Heartfulness Way'. Kamlesh D. Patel is the author of this book. It is the fourth Global Guide of Heartfulness.

 

India Becomes 43rd Member of Australia Group

India has joined the Australia Group export control regime and has become the 43rd Member of that Group. It is an informal forum which seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons.

 

Government Announces List of 9 New Smart Cities

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced the list of nine new Smart Cities, which have emerged winners in Round 4.

 

India to Set up $350 million Fund to Finance Solar Projects

As per the Power Minister RK Singh, India will set up a $350-million fund to finance solar projects as the country steps up efforts to achieve its ambitious target of adding 175 gigawatts (GW) in renewable energy by 2022.

 

Maharashtra Becomes 1st State to Unveil Public Cloud Policy

Maharashtra has become the first state in the country that has come out with a public cloud policy, virtually mandating its departments to shift their data storage onto the cloud. This move has created a USD 2- billion opportunity for the industry.

 

Yes Bank Ties up with Amplus Energy Solutions

Amplus Energy Solutions announced entering into a pact with private sector lender Yes Bank for strategic tie-up to co-finance projects in the solar energy space in India.

 

Facebook Appoints its 1st African-American Member to Board

Facebook has appointed outgoing American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to its board, making him the first African-American to be on the board.

 

                                                        19th January,2018

 

India Ratings Projects Economic Growth at 7.1% Next Fiscal

India Ratings and Research has projected the country’s economic growth to improve to 7.1 percent in 2018-19 from 6.5 percent in 2017-18, buoyed by robust consumption demand and low commodity prices.

 

Hall of Famer Jo Jo White Passes Away Basketball

Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has passed away.

 

Virat Kohli Named Captain of ICC’s Test and ODI Teams of the Year

Virat Kohli was named the captain of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test and One-Day International (ODI) teams of the year that included four other Indians as well. Kohli scored 2,023 runs at 77.80, including eight centuries and three half-centuries in 18 matches during the qualification period. 

 

                                                              18th January,2018     

 

Elections Dates in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland Declared

The Election Commission of India, Achal Kumar Jyoti announced dates for elections to the Assemblies of Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland. The CEC announced the polling for legislative assembly elections in Tripura on 18 February, while Meghalaya and Nagaland will go to vote on 27 February.

 

MoS RK Singh Attends ISA Forum in Abu Dhabi

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh delivered the keynote address at the ministerial plenary session of the International Solar Alliance at Abu Dhabi, UAE.

 

ICC Award 2017- Complete List of Winners

Australia captain Steve Smith has been crowned the International Cricket Council's Test Player of the Year for a second time, while Indian captain Virat Kohli has been honoured twice in the ICC's annual awards. It's the first time since 2011 that the winner of the Test Player of the Year Award was not also crowned the Cricketer of the Year. Kohli was the fourth-highest run-scorer's in Tests in 2017.

Here is the Complete list of Winners of ICC Award 2017-

1. Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year - Virat Kohli (India)
2. ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year - Steve Smith (Australia)
3. ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year - Virat Kohli (India)
4. ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year - Hasan Ali (Pakistan)
5. ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year - Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
6. ICC Men’s T20I Performance of the Year - Yuzvendra Chahal (6-25 v England) (India)
7. David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year – Marais Erasmus
8. ICC Spirit of Cricket - Anya Shrubsole (England)
9. ICC Fans Moment of the Year - Pakistan stuns India to win the ICC Champions Trophy 2017

 

President Presents Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2016

President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the year 2016 at a function held in New Delhi.

 

PM Modi, Netanyahu Inaugurates 'iCreate Centre' in Ahmedabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PM Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated the 'iCreate Centre' at Deo Dholera in Ahmedabad. iCreate paves way for the two nations to jointly script new stories of success through innovation.

 

Vice Admiral A B Singh Takes Over as Chief of Staff

Western Naval Command Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, took over as Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command from Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh. Vice Admiral AB Singh was the Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Strategic Forces Command prior to his current appointment.

 

North and South Korea Agree to Jointly March Under Unification Flag in Winter Olympics

North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single unified Korea flag at Winter Olympics in the South. They also agreed to field a joint women’s ice hockey team after rare talks at the truce village of Panmunjom.

 

India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBM Agni-V

India test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-V inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), which has a strike range of over 5,000km.

 

                                                         17th January,2018     

 

Centre Sanctions Projects over Rs. 10,000 cr in North East for Better Network Connectivity

The Centre has sanctioned projects over 10,000 crore rupees in the North East for better network connectivity. 2 MoUs have been signed to cover the uncovered areas in the North East including Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

 

TCS bags over $690 million deal from M&G Prudential India’s largest IT services firm

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has signed an over GBP 500 million (USD 690 million) deal with M&G Prudential, the UK and European savings and investments business of Prudential plc.

 

Ronaldinho Confirms His Retirement from Football

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil. The 37-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona star, a key member of the Brazil side which won the World Cup in 2002, last played in 2015 during a brief stint with Fluminense.

 

PM Modi Inaugurates Project Commencement of Rajasthan's first Oil Refinery in Barmer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the project commencement of the Rajasthan Refinery at Pachpadra in Barmer district. This is the first oil refinery in the state. The 43,000 crore rupee project is a joint venture between HPCL and the Rajasthan government.

 

Romanian PM Mihai Tudose Resigns after Losing Party

Support Romania's left-wing Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned after losing the backing of his party due to internal power struggles, barely seven months after his predecessor suffered the same fate.

 

Indian Oil signs LoI with 2 Israeli Firms

Indian Oil Corporation has signed Letters of Intent (LoI) with Phinergy, an Israeli start-up company, and YEDA, a technology spin-off company from Weizmann Research Institute, Israel.


                                                            16th January,2018
 

DIPP arm Launches Competition for College Students Cell for IPR

Promotion and Management (CIPAM), under the department of industrial policy and promotion, has launched a competition for college and university students to foster a culture of innovation and creativity in the youth.

 

Exports rise more than 12% Riding on Engineering Goods and Petroleum Products

The Country's exports grew by 12 point 36 percent in December 2017 to 27 point 03 billion US dollars on account of strong performance by sectors like engineering goods and petroleum products.

 

Digital launch of ‘I4Fund call for proposal’ website at India-Israel Business Summit

The ‘I4Fund Call for Proposal’ was announced with the joint launch of the website and the unveiling of the brochure by the two PMs (Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu). The "India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F)" was announced in July, 2017.


Rajyavardhan Rathore launches ‘Khelo India’ Anthem Sports Minister

Rajyavardhan Rathore made the announcement during the launch of the official anthem and mascot of Khelo India School Games, beginning January 31. “Now when an athlete wins a medal at Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and Olympics, the coach gets incentive.

 

India contributes USD 50,000 to UN Youth Envoy's Office

India has contributed USD 50,000 to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres's Office of Envoy on Youth to help with its mission of involving young people in the world body's goals.

 

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in India

 

India and Israel have agreed to enhance co-operation in the areas of agriculture, science and technology and security.


India, Israel ink Nine Pacts on Cyber Security, Other Sectors

India and Israel signed nine documents to further the cooperation. These include cooperation in Cybersecurity, cooperation in the field of Petroleum and natural gas, document for the amendment to the air transport agreement, cooperation in film co-production, cooperation in the homoeopathy medicines, co-operation in the field of space science, boosting investment, cooperation in metal-air batteries and cooperation in solar thermal technology.

 

                                                             15th January,2018

 

Johnson & Johnson Partners with Maharashtra Govt. on Health Interventions

Maharashtra’s mine workers who face an increased risk of tuberculosis will be part of awareness programmes on the illness, as part of a partnership that the Maharashtra Government recently formalized with Johnson & Johnson. Other interventions under the ambit of the agreement include hospital acquired infections and maternal and infant mortality.

 

WEF Ranks India 30th on Global Manufacturing Index

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked India at 30th position on a global manufacturing index - below China’s 5th place but above other BRICS peers, Brazil, Russia and South Africa.

 

15th January 2018: 70th Army Day

The 70th Army Day is being celebrated today (15th January 2018). The day is celebrated to pay homage and salute to the courageous and brave Indian soldiers who have been sacrificing their lives for protecting the country.

 

Federal Bank ties up with Hedge Equities

Federal Bank has entered into a strategic partnership with Hedge Equities Ltd for providing Portfolio Investment Scheme (PIS) services to NRIs. A formal agreement was executed in which Jose K Mathew (EVP & Head Retail Business, Federal Bank) and Alex Babu (MD, Hedge Equities Ltd) exchanged the MoU announcing the tie-up.

 

IDFC Bank, Capital First to merge in Share Swap Deal IDFC Bank and Capital

First has approved a merger of Capital First with IDFC Bank. Pursuant to the merger which is subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals, IDFC Bank will issue 139 shares for every 10 shares of Capital First.

 

BSE's India International Exchange Lists IRFC's First Green Bond

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)'s India International Exchange listed the first bond on its Global Securities Market.