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  • Gauri Lankesh to receive Anna Politkovskaya Award posthumously

    Gauri Lankesh, activist-journalist from Karnataka, who was shot dead in September 2017, will be posthumously conferred the Anna Politkovskaya Award 2017. She would be sharing the award with a Pakistani peace activist, Gulalai Ismail, who has faced death threats for speaking out against the Taliban.

    Oct 9, 2017
  • RBI issues guidelines for Peer to Peer lending platform

    The RBI (Reserve Bank of India), issued instructions for NBFC (Non-banking Financial Companies) that operate peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms. According to the new guidelines, no NBFC can start or carry on the business of a P2P lending platform without attaining a Certificate of Registration from now onwards. These guidelines issued by Reserve Bank of India will be known as the Non-Banking Financial Company - Peer to Peer Lending Platform and will come into force with immediate effect.

    Oct 13, 2017
  • International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations – IV

    The Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in partnership with NGS-National Geographic Society is hosting an international conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations – IV” from 8th – 15th October, 2017 at Delhi, Gandhinagar and Dholavira.

    Oct 9, 2017
  • PM Narendra Modi launches 'Intensified Mission Indradhanush'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an intensive immunisation drive at Vadnagar in Gujarat. The campaign called the Intensified Mission Indradhanush, aims to reach every child below the age of two years and pregnant women still uncovered under the routine immunisation programme.

    Oct 9, 2017
  • India-South Africa Twenty Years of Strategic Partnership

    India and South Africa are celebrating 20-years of strategic corporation this year. Dr. Harsh Vardhan- Union Minister for S&T and Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests & Climate Change, attended the celebrations of the collaboration in science and technology in Durban. So far, the collaboration has been concentrated on chosen areas like Astronomy & Astrophysics, Indigenous Knowledge System, Agriculture Sciences, Green Chemistry,  and Health Sciences where both nations have complementary strengths.

    Oct 9, 2017
  • Morning Current Affairs: 9 October 2017

    Jammu and Kashmir government has launched a special campaign under Mission Indradanush to achieve full immunisation in the state. The main focus of the campaign is to accelerate and ensure full immunisation coverage in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in areas where immunisation coverage has been low.

    Oct 9, 2017
  • President to Inaugurate 5th India Water Week 2017

    Indian President Ram Nath Kovind would be inaugurating the India Water Week – 2017 in New Delhi. The 5-day international event would be attended by over 1500 delegates from India and 13 other countries. The main theme of the event is ‘Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth’.

    Oct 8, 2017
  • India, EU sign 3 agreements at 14th India-EU Summit

    The 14th annual Summit between India and the European Union (EU) was held in New Delhi recently. The summit witnessed discussions on a host of issues including ways to remove hurdles for the long-pending free trade agreement. The leaders from both sides reviewed the wide-ranging cooperation under the India-EU Strategic Partnership.

    Oct 7, 2017
  • Centre sets up group to study problems of people living along LoC in J&K

    The Union government has set up a study group to examine problems faced by the people living near the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of regular threats of cross-border firing.

    Oct 7, 2017
  • Finance Ministry makes Aadhaar mandatory for small saving schemes

    The Union Government has made the biometric identification, Aadhaar mandatory for all post office deposits, PPF, the National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra. The information was shared by the Finance Ministry through four separate Gazette notifications.

    Oct 7, 2017
  • Morning Current Affairs: 7 October 2017

    The government has made biometric identification Aadhaar mandatory for all post office deposits, Public Provident Fund, National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra. The move has been made to weed out benami deals and black money.

    Oct 7, 2017
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 6 October 2017

    Government of India and European Investment Bank (EIB) on 5 October 2017 signed the Finance Contract for lending of €300 million for Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II Line R6. The project aims to bring in quantum improvement in transportation sector in city in tandem with Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and other modes of urban transport.

    Oct 6, 2017
  • India signs €300 million agreement with EIB for Bangalore Metro Phase II

    Government of India and European Investment Bank (EIB) on 5 October 2017 signed the Finance Contract for lending of €300 million for Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II Line R6. The agreement was signed by S. Selvakumar, Joint Secretary (BC), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Andrew McDowell, Vice President of EIB.

    Oct 6, 2017
  • First ASEAN-India Music Festival begins in New Delhi

    The first ever ASEAN-India music festival began at Purana Quila in New Delhi. The 3-day festival is being organised by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with Culture Ministry to celebrate the 25th year anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations. It will conclude on 8 October 2017.

    Oct 6, 2017
  • Union Ministers lay foundation stone for highway, shipping projects worth Rs 1321 Cr

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister for Road, Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for 4 National Highways projects worth Rs 1121 Cr and several shipping projects worth Rs 200 Cr in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    Oct 6, 2017
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