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The 14th edition of the annual Sino-Indian border trade opened at Nathu La in Sikkim on 1st May 2019. A function was held to mark the occasion. Officials and traders of both the countries were present at the border to mark the commencement of the border trade.
There are 3 open trading border posts between India and China namely:
1. Nathu La in Sikkim
2. Shipkila in Himachal Pradesh
3. Lioulekh (or LiDulech) in Uttarakhand.
Bilateral border Trade:
The bilateral border... Read More
G Sathiyan becoming the first Indian to break into the top-25 of the latest world ranking list released by International Table Tennis Federation.
Sathiyan rose four spots to be 24th in the ITTF rankings, following his impressive sixth place finish in the Asia Cup in Yokohama earlier this month to secure a place in the World Cup in Chengdu from October 25 to 27.
India's number one female player, Manika Batra, slipped three spots to be 59th, following her round of 64 loss in the World... Read More
The Central government has asked the state transport departments to make it mandatory for all Electric Vehicles (EVs) to use the green number plates, irrespective of the year in which they were bought.
According to the announcement, all EVs should use green number plates wherein the private electric vehicles will get white lettering on a green background and commercial EVs will get yellow lettering. The aim is to help distinguish green vehicles to provide easy identification for... Read More
The second generation Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore yet again pipped its older peers like IIT Bombay, Delhi, and Madras to be the only IIT to rank in the top 50 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings.
The latest rankings, however, have seen the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru maintain its lead position at 29th, same as last year.
On the other hand, IIT Bombay which ranked 44 last year, fell 10 places to be ranked at 54th position this year.
The... Read More
Wrestler Bajrang Punia defeated Viktor Rassadin in the finals of men's 65kg freestyle in Ali Aliev wrestling tournament in Russia's Kaspiisk to bag his second title in two weeks.
Bajrang, who was 0-5 down at one stage, went on to win the bout 13-8.
The 25-year-old had won gold medal at the Asian Championships in China's Xi'an on April 23.
About Bajrang Punia
Born 26 February 1994 (age 25)
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5... Read More
UK Parliament becomes the first national government to pass an exemplary measure, that is, a national declaration of an Environment and Climate Emergency. This move marks a serious emergency in dealing with climate change.
The declaration was preceded by a visit by teenage activist Greta Thunberg (to the Parliament) , the feature of David Attenborough’s documentary movie titled ‘Climate Change: The Facts’ and the 11-days of constant protest by an environmental group... Read More
Mangaluru City Police launched an all-women police patrol unit ‘Rani Abbakka Force’.
The force will cover the malls, beaches, educational institutions, places of religious importance, and the public transport system and handle issues related to eve-teasing and chain-snatching, among others.
All-women police patrol force named after the 16th-century warrior of coastal Karnataka, Queen Abbakka of Ullal near Mangaluru, who fought the Portuguese in the 16th century.
About... Read More
BSE, formerly known as the Bombay Stock Exchange, has finally appointed its first independent woman director Jayshree Vyas. The appointment was still late by at least a few weeks from the deadline of April 1 given to all top 500 listed companies based on their market capitalisation for appointing an independent woman director on their board.
Why the delay?
The delay happened as the country’s largest stock exchange was awaiting market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of... Read More
World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 3rd May every year. It was started by the UN General Assembly in 1993, on a recommendation from UNESCO. The day aims to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, assess its state around the world, defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have laid down their lives in the exercise of their profession.
The theme for this year's World Press Freedom Day is Media for Democracy:... Read More
The Netherlands is now the third largest foreign direct investor (FDI) in India. The Netherlands has invested around $2.67 billion across sectors in India during 2017-18. The Netherlands is also the second largest destination for foreign investment by Indian companies, after Singapore, with investments worth $12.8 billion in 2017.
Dutch-India Dialogue on Trade & Technology:
The Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, and the Netherlands Business Support Office in Hyderabad... Read More
The United Nations (UN) established the World Tuna Day on May 2. In December 2016 the United Nations General Assembly voted to officially observe the Day in its resolution 71/124. May 2, 2017, was the first internationally-recognized World Tuna Day.
The day aims to spread information about the possible impact of drastically declining tuna stocks and to highlight the economic and social benefits of establishing more sustainable fishing practices. It is observed for the first time in... Read More
India retained its top position in the ICC Test rankings while England remained the number one ODI side in the latest annual rankings released in Dubai.
New Zealand secured second place in Test series.
India bagged prize money of USD 1 million
New Zealand bagged USD 500,000.
South Africa finished third with 105 points
Australia finished fourth with 104 points winning prize money of USD 200,000 and USD 100,000 respectively.
About International Cricket Council... Read More
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) for effective cooperation on different projects related to e-mobility and implement solutions for electric & trolley bus, EV (Electric Vehicles) chargers, battery and charger testing.
The MoU was signed by Rashmi Urdhwareshe, Director, ARAI and Renuka Gera, BHEL.
About Electro mobility (e-mobility)
The term electro mobility refers to full and hybrid... Read More
‘Bharat Fibre’, the state-owned telecom firm, BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) became the 1st operator to start optical fibre-based high-speed broadband service in Pulwama.
The Bharat Fibre services with reliable and high-speed internet are provided on the optical fibre by FTTH (fibre-to-the-home) service up to the customer premises.
The service was launched by BSNL Chief General Manager of Jammu and Kashmir Circle, Rana Ashok Kumar Singh, in the presence of Srinagar... Read More
PayPal India used Google Smart Lock and launched its OneTouch experience in India.
OneTouch feature permits Indian consumers to register their android device with PayPal and stay logged into PayPal for further PayPal purchases on that device, thus removing the issue of repeated log-ins and enabling a seamless payments experience.
The integration with Google Smart Lock will offer a hassle-free payment procedure as well as maintain security to prevent fraud.
India becomes the first... Read More
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