The much-awaited FIFA U-17 World Cup kicks off today with four opening day matches to be played in Delhi and Mumbai. The opening matches would be played by teams in Group A and B. This is the first time that India will be participating in a FIFA World Cup.
India and Ethiopia have signed agreements on trade, communication and media to boost bilateral ties. The agreements were signed in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind and his Ethiopian counterpart Mulatu Teshome at the National Palace in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa following detailed discussions on economic relations.
The much-awaited FIFA U-17 World Cup kicks off today, with four opening day matches to be played in Delhi and Mumbai. Hosts India would be taking on team USA in the second opening match to be played at Delhi’s Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium.
India’s renewable energy capacity will be more than double by 2022, according to the latest renewables market analysis and forecast report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The increase, according to the report, would be enough for India to overtake renewable expansion in the European Union for the first time ever.
Rajnish Kumar was appointed the next chairman of the State Bank of India. He is at present the Managing Director of State Bank of India (SBI). He will be succeeding Arundhati Bhattacharya, who is at present serving her one-year extension.
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), appointed Deputy Director-General, of World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva. This position is the second-highest at the UN’s health agency. The position is also the highest post held by any Indian in the WHO.
Bangladesh has signed a massive USD 4.5 billion third line of credit (LoC) agreement with India for its social sector development and infrastructure with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley vowing to back the country’s developmental initiatives.
The Union Ministry of Tourism would be organising Paryatan Parv, a festival of tourism, from 5 October 2017 in collaboration with other central ministries, state governments and stakeholders. The 20-day festival would be beginning at Humayun's Tomb in Delhi. It will end on 25 October.
The Union Ministry of Tourism would be organising Paryatan Parv, a festival of tourism, from 5 October 2017 in collaboration with other central ministries, state governments and stakeholders. The main objective behind organising the festival is to draw focus on the benefits of tourism and showcase the cultural diversity of the country and to reinforce the principle of ‘Tourism for All’.
The Union government has constituted a high-level committee for proper management of the water resources in the North Eastern Region (NER).The committee would be headed by the Vice-Chairman of Niti Aayog. It would mainly facilitate optimising benefits of appropriate water management in the form of hydro-electric power, agriculture, bio-diversity conservation and eco-tourism.
The Union government has approved the development of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam under Namami Gange programme to protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga from growing anthropogenic pressures.
India is expected to retain its position as the top remittances receiving country, with its Diaspora set to bring in money worth almost 65 billion US Dollars in the year 2017. Remittances to India are expected to grow by 4.2 per cent in 2017 to 65 billion dollar following a decline of 9 per cent in 2016.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for the signing and ratification of the Extradition Treaty between India and Lithuania. With the approval of the treaty, it would now provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals to and from Lithuania.
The Union government has constituted a high-level committee for proper management of the water resources in the North Eastern Region (NER). The committee would mainly facilitate optimising benefits of appropriate water management in the form of hydro-electric power, agriculture, bio-diversity conservation, reduced flood damage erosion, inland water transport, forestry, fishery and eco-tourism.
The Railway Board has directed the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to extend the benefit of service charge exemption on tickets booked online till March 2018. This will enable the rail passengers to continue to enjoy the service for an extended time period.