Mon Sep 18 17:16:33 IST 2017
PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara to win the 2017 BWF Korean Open Super Series, becoming the first Indian shuttler to win the prestigious series. The duo had previously faced each other at the longest match in the final of the BWF World Championship in August 2017, when Okuhara emerged victorious after 110 minutes.
Mon Sep 18 17:08:34 IST 2017
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the intelligence wing of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Welfare and Rehabilitation Board App (WARB) for grievance redressal of retired CAPFs and Assam Rifles personnel. The intelligence wing will help gather actionable information that will be useful to strengthen the security of the nation.
Mon Sep 18 16:06:41 IST 2017
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched Google’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI)-based digital payment service called ‘Tez’. The new digital payments app is expected to make a major change in the digital payments landscape in India. It would support several local languages including Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu.
Mon Sep 18 14:54:28 IST 2017
The Union government has exempted import duty on a wide range of goods and sports items for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup India. The goods include all sports equipment and sports requisites, fitness equipment, team uniform, spares, accessories, first aid kits, doping control equipment and broadcast equipment and supplies.
Mon Sep 18 11:56:44 IST 2017
The Assam state government has announced setting up of a well-equipped skill city with a capacity of 10000 training seats in the state. Under the programme, 30000 former militants will be given skill development training and the ceasefire camps that house them currently will be converted into production centres.
Mon Sep 18 10:05:27 IST 2017
Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force passed away at the age of 98, after suffering a cardiac arrest. He breathed his last at the Army's Research and Referral hospital in New Delhi. He is survived by a son and a daughter.
Fri Sep 15 17:14:37 IST 2017
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched the ‘Maharashtra Mission 1 Million’ initiative under which, over 10 lakh students across the state will play football. The mission was launched in an attempt to support the FIFA U17 World Cup, which is happening for the first-ever time in India and Maharashtra.
Fri Sep 15 13:15:17 IST 2017
The International Day of Democracy was observed across the world on 15 September 2017. The day was celebrated this year with the theme ‘Democracy and Conflict prevention’. This year's theme focuses on the critical need to strengthen democratic institutions to promote peace and stability.
Fri Sep 15 09:53:26 IST 2017
The two-day high-level talks on technical issues of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) began between India and Pakistan in Washington, United States. The talks are a continuation of a discussion on how to safeguard the treaty for the benefit of the people in both the countries.
Thu Sep 14 17:22:54 IST 2017
National Hindi Divas (Hindi Day) was observed across India to promote Hindi as Matra Bhasha (mother tongue) of India and to propagate Hindi language and its cultural heritage and values. The day is marked by literary festivals, Hindi poetry sessions, Hindi essay writing competitions, Hindi speech contests and other events.
Thu Sep 14 17:06:00 IST 2017
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) was awarded “Container Terminal of the Year” Award at the Gateway Awards 2017 that was held in Mumbai. The terminal owned by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port won the award for its proactive strategies to ease congestion, smooth delivery of containers and revamping of infrastructure to support trade amidst adverse conditions.
Thu Sep 14 16:44:01 IST 2017
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan launched the ‘Wood is Good’ campaign to promote wood as a climate-friendly resource and substitute to materials like steel and plastic, as it is a renewable resource, having zero carbon footprint, unlike other materials that leave carbon footprint in their production.
Thu Sep 14 11:16:27 IST 2017
Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar has resigned from his post of independent director in the board of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL), the third largest home loan & housing finance company in India.
Thu Sep 14 09:44:45 IST 2017
India and Japan have signed a MoU for the expansion of an international laboratory set up for a collaborative research in the area of biotechnology. The agreement was signed after the delegation-level talks between visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Wed Sep 13 16:24:00 IST 2017
The Supreme Court (SC) of India has ruled that the cooling period of six months for granting the decree of divorce under the 1955 Hindu law can be waived off by a trial court if there is no possibility of settlement between a couple.
Wed Sep 13 16:07:18 IST 2017
The Minister of State for Home Affairs would be inaugurating a two-day National Conference on ‘Uniformed Women in Prison Administration’. The conference is being organised for women officers of the rank of Jailors to Deputy Superintendents of Prisons. It would be covering various themes significant for the women officers including gender equality in the working environment.
Wed Sep 13 15:23:53 IST 2017
India has vowed to step up its collaboration with Egypt in the textiles sector and said that talks were on to increase textile machinery supplies to the Arab nation. The information was shared by India's Ambassador to Egypt, Sanjay Bhattacharyya just ahead of the Cairo’s Fashion and Tex Exhibition, which also hosts an India pavilion.
Wed Sep 13 13:16:43 IST 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Peter Thomson, the outgoing president of the UN General Assembly as the first Special Envoy for the oceans.
Wed Sep 13 09:36:05 IST 2017
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the signing of a MoU between India and Armenia on cooperation in the field of disaster management.
Tue Sep 12 17:25:00 IST 2017
The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of health.
Tue Sep 12 17:13:33 IST 2017
India and Belarus have signed 10 Memorandums of Understanding to expand cooperation in a range of areas including oil and gas, youth affairs and sports, skill development, scientific and technical cooperation and education and culture.
Tue Sep 12 13:34:34 IST 2017
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India organised the second State Startup Conference in New Delhi to deliberate on issues including incubation facilities and making regulations easier for budding entrepreneurs.
Mon Sep 11 18:12:20 IST 2017
The Assam government would be providing skill development training to around 30000 surrendered militants, jail inmates and around 24000 Assamese youth under the Prime Minister Kaushal Vikash Yojna.
Mon Sep 11 17:02:09 IST 2017
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has approved naming of two mountain ranges on Pluto after the first two people known to have scaled the world’s highest mountain peak, Mount Everest.
Mon Sep 11 15:53:11 IST 2017
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will be forming a committee comprising experts to review the recent Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq and also to look into the method and process for undertaking large scale community reform program within the Islamic Sharia.
Mon Sep 11 14:38:02 IST 2017
The Assam government would be providing skill development training to around 30,000 surrendered militants.
Mon Sep 11 09:53:35 IST 2017
The Union government has set up an online service facility that can be used by importers and exporters to resolve all foreign trade-related issues.
Sun Sep 10 08:39:36 IST 2017
A new study has identified 27 distinct types of emotions, challenging the long-held assumption that our feelings fall within the universal categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust.
Fri Sep 08 17:35:02 IST 2017
Viveck Goenka was unanimously elected as the Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI), succeeding Riyad Mathew of the Malayala Manorama group. Prior to this, Goenka was serving as the Vice-Chairman of PTI.
Fri Sep 08 16:16:46 IST 2017
The South Asian Women Development Forum would be organising ‘Across Barriers-International Business Women’s Summit’ on 11 September 2017 at Kathmandu, Nepal.