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India, Bhutan signed MoU for technical cooperation in infrastructure engineering

Dec 28, 2016
The Memorandum of Understanding is aimed at extending India’s development assistance to Bhutan as part of the Neighbourhood First Policy.

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India’s first Digi Dhan Mela held in Gurugram to promote cashless transactions

Dec 27, 2016
The Digi Dhan Mela was held by the Union Government to show case the efforts to promote digital financial transactions after the demonetisation.

Union Government releases funds of Rs 1981 crore for Polavaram irrigation project

Dec 27, 2016
Polavaram Project or Indira Sagar Project of Andhra Pradesh is expected to be completed by the year 2019.

Wi-fi services to be provided in 100 Haryana villages

Dec 27, 2016
The plan would enable residents of the villages to access 170 e-services through Atal Seva Kendras. It was announced by Haryana’s chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at the launch of 53 new IT services.

Scientists build bacteria-powered battery on single sheet of paper

Dec 27, 2016
Papertronics, a fusion of paper and electronics, can power disposable electronics and can reduce the fabrication time and cost.

Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake passes away

Dec 27, 2016
Wickremanayake served as the Prime Minister in the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government in the year 2005. He earlier held the position of Prime Minister from August 2000 to December 2001, succeeding the then Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

Dinanath Bhargava, man who designed National Emblem, passes away

Dec 27, 2016
He sketched the National Emblem and extracted its motto 'Satyameva Jayate' from Mundaka Upanishad in 1948 after an extensive research.

Union Government releases special stamp on freedom fighter Gaya Prasad Katiyar

Dec 27, 2016
The government also released eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on 'Personalities Series: Bihar'- Sachchidananda Sinha, Karpoori Thakur, Dashrath Manjhi, Vidyapati, Kailashpati Mishra, Kunwar Singh, Phanishwar Nath Renu and Krishna Sinha.

First biological pacemaker developed from human stem cells

Dec 27, 2016
The scientists used a developmental-biology approach to ascertain a specific protocol for generating the pacemaker cells.

Delhi Government to slash bus fares by 75 per cent

Dec 27, 2016
The Delhi government has decided to cut down the fares of its public transport buses including DTC and cluster buses to encourage more people to opt for the service and in turn help reduce pollution.

MEA launched Twitter Seva for passport and consular services

Dec 27, 2016
The Twitter Seva service of the Union Ministry of External Affairs seeks to resolve passport and consular services related queries in a speedy and transparent manner.

World’s most heat resistant materials identified by scientists

Dec 27, 2016
The researchers of the study developed a new extreme heating technique using lasers to test the heat tolerance of the two materials.

China to levy environment tax to fight pollution

Dec 27, 2016
China has passed a law levying specific environmental protection taxes on heavy industries. The tax rate according to the new system will be determined by the rate of emissions by these industries.

Foundation stone for India’s first 2G Ethanol Bio-refinery laid in Bathinda, Punjab

Dec 27, 2016
The approximate investment for setting up of the refinery is Rs 600 crores. The project will be set-up by the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL).

Israel summons US envoy after UN vote

Dec 26, 2016
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel summoned US envoy Daniel Shapiro to discuss US’s decision to abstain from voting at the UNSC meeting.

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