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  • Ministry of Tourism identified 17 sites in 12 clusters in the country for development as Iconic Tourist Sites

    46 days ago
    The union government identified some world-class iconic tourist stations in India to attract foreign and domestic tourists. In the Budget Announcements of 2018-19, Ministry of Tourism identified 17 sites in 12 clusters in the country for development as Iconic Tourist Sites Iconic Tourist Sites The iconic sites are Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh), Ajanta & Ellora (Maharashtra), Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort & Qutub Minar (Delhi), Colva (Goa), Amer Fort (Rajasthan),... Read More


    International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime observed on 9 December

    46 days ago
    International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this crime observed on the 9th of December. The adoption of the 1948 Convention. This year marked the 70th anniversary of the Convention. Significance of the day  To raise awareness of the Genocide Convention and its role in combating and preventing the crime of genocide as defined in the Convention and to commemorate and honor its victims. What is the Prevention of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Draj Bridge for all-weather connectivity inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir Rajouri

    46 days ago
    Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Shri Girish Chandra Murmu opened 72-metre-long Bridge to the Nation in Rajouri. The bridge over Draj nallah connects Draj Area with Tehsil Kotranka area under District Rajouri and is constructed to bear heavy load up to 70 tons. Draj Bridge The Draj bridge is an essential bridge for the military as well as for the socio-economic development of the Rajouri District. This bridge will facilitate the all-weather and speedy movement of Army troops as well as... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Sri Lanka appointed as a military officer as spy chief

    46 days ago
    Sri Lanka, a military officer, appointed as head of the country's main intelligence agency. Brigadier Suresh Sallay, former director of Military Intelligence appointed as head of the State Intelligence Service (SIS). It is the first time in the history of Sri Lanka that a military officer appointed as head of the SIS. His appointment comes three weeks after former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected president promising greater security. The three-decade civil war of the island... Read More


    Airtel launches Wi-Fi calling service in Delhi-NCR

    46 days ago
    Bharti Airtel launched the Wi-Fi calling service for its subscribers. The service is currently rolling out in Delhi-NCR, gradually implemented in other cities. This service will significantly enhance indoor calling services without incurring any extra charges. Airtel Wi-Fi to enhance voice calling experience for Airtel smartphone customers, especially when they are indoors.  The Airtel Wi-Fi Calling, customers with Wi-Fi at home or office will get excellent signal quality... Read More


    EEPC celebrates 50th year of Engineering Exports Awards

    46 days ago
    Minister of State for Commerce and Industry and Minister of State Independent Charge of Civil Aviation and Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, gave away the Engineering Export Promotion Awards (EEPC) for the year 2017-2018 at a function in New Delhi. The next year India's engineering exports will reach the target of USD 1 trillion. EEPC EEPC celebrates and completes 50 years of rewarding exporters, and 111 winners were given national awards for 2017-18 across eight categories... Read More
    Category: Festivals


    Union Government formulated rules to prevent Crime against Women

    46 days ago
    Union Government took several initiatives for the safety of women across the country. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013 enacted for effective against sexual offenses. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2018, enacted to prescribe even more stringent penal provisions, including the death penalty for rape of a girl below the age of 12 years. The Act completion of investigation and trials within two months each. Emergency Response Support System provides a pan-India, single, internationally... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Ministry of Tourism sanctioned a project in Sri Anandpur Sahib under its Swadesh Darshan Scheme

    46 days ago
    The union government formulated a special action plan for the development of tourism in Sri Anandpur Sahib parliamentary constituency under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme. Ministry of Tourism, under its Swadesh Darshan scheme, sanctioned a project Development of Heritage Circuit that includes, Anandpur Sahib - Fatehgarh Sahib - Chamkaur Sahib - Ferozpur - Amritsar - Khatkar Kalan - Kalanour - Patiala, in Punjab for Rs.99.95 crore in the year 2018-19. The execution of the project on the ground... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    MoD to organise series of webinars in run up to DefExpo 2020

    46 days ago
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) organizing a series of web seminars (webinars) from December 10, 2019 (1500 Hrs to 1600 Hrs IST). The 11th edition of the biennial flagship event will be held in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow between February 05-08, 2019. The webinars will be conducted by leading luminaries namely Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Padma Shri Dr. Kota Harinarayana, Chairman & MD Bharat... Read More


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    India climbs one spot to 129th Human Development Index

    46 days ago
    According to a report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India climbed one spot to 129 among 189 countries in the 2019 human development index. In India, 27.1 crore people lifted out of poverty from 2005-06 to 2015-16. India ranked 130 last year. The steady progress due to nearly three decades of rapid development, which had seen a dramatic reduction in absolute poverty, along with gains in life expectancy, education, and access to health care. South Asia is the... Read More


    MoCA invites bids for the fourth phase of UDAN Scheme

    46 days ago
    Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has invited bids after the launch of the fourth phase of UDAN in December 2019. It invited bids for 3 unserved airports/airstrips in Andaman & Nicobar Island and 1 underserved airport/airstrip in Lakshadweep Island. The aim is to focus on the connectivity of the Islands under UDAN 4.0. Under the fourth phase of the scheme, MoCA is to provide additional Viability Gap Funding (VGF) of around 25% to the airlines. UDAN scheme: Launched on: 27 April... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    NSIC, Aramco Asia signs MoU for the development of Ministry of MSME

    46 days ago
    A Memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and Aramco Asia. The MoU was signed by Sh. P. Udayakumar, Director (P&M) from NSIC and Mr. Mohammed Al Mughirah, President, Aramco Asia. MoU highlight: ♦ The MoU is aimed for the development of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Ecosystem in India in Oil & Gas Sector. ♦ The MoU will pave a way for accredited Indian MSMEs to carve out a space as vendors... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    The 2nd phase of AIM-SIRIUS Programme concluded on 8 December

    46 days ago
    The second phase of NITI Aayog's Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Russia's Scientific International Research In Unique Terrestrial Station (SIRIUS) Deep Technology Learning and Innovation Programme 2019 culminated as the 25 Indian students returned with best practices of contemporary innovation and entrepreneurship. SIRIUS Deep Technology Learning and Innovation Programme: ♦ SIRIUS hosted an 8-day project-oriented educational program for Indian and Russian students under the... Read More
    Category: International


    India ranked 129 in the Human Development Index

    46 days ago
    India ranked 129 in the Human Development Index (HDI) for the year 2018. The index was released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The report said that India has improved marginally by a notch.
    Report highlights: ♦ UNDP warned about the inequalities that India might have to struggle with. The report said that the group-based inequalities persist in India, especially affecting women and girls.
    ♦ It stated that more Indians showed biases in gender social... Read More
    Category: Index / List


    Girish Chandra Chaturvedi appointed as the new chairman of NSE

    47 days ago
    Public Interest Director Girish Chandra Chaturvedi has been appointed as the new chairman of the leading stock exchange National Stock Exchange (NSE). The appointment was approved by the markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). The position has been lying vacant after the resignation of Ashok Chawla as the chairman of NSE in January 2019. Girish Chandra Chaturvedi: Mr. Chaturvedi is a retired IAS officer and former Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. He... Read More


    NMR conducted a special service for foreign tourists

    47 days ago
    The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) conducted a special service for foreign tourists on 9 December. 71 tourists from countries including the US, the UK, and France travelled by a special steam engine service from Coonoor to Ooty. Until 8 December, the routine services of the NMR was cancelled as the cascading rocks made the trip totally unsafe. The rocks were blasted out of the railway track, using controlled explosion tactics during the special service. Nilgiri Mountain Railway: NMR was... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Malaysia reported the first polio case in 27 years

    47 days ago
    Malaysia reported the first polio case in 27 years. The health authorities reported that a three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio. This is the first case reported in the Asia-Pacific country in 27 years.
    Cause: It has been identified that the main issue that has lead to the new polio case is the lack of vaccination in the region. The incident has exposed the areas that don't have enough vaccination to prevent the spread. Malaysia was declared polio-free in... Read More
    Category: International


    Abu Dhabi selected as the world's leading sports tourism destination

    47 days ago
    Abu Dhabi is selected as the world's leading Sports tourism Destination for the seventh consecutive time. The decision was made at the 26th edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) that is being held in Muscat, Oman.
    Abu Dhabi: ♦ Abu Dhabi stands as a premium destination for sports tourism in 2019. It hosted some of the world's top sporting events, such as the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Club World Cup 2017 and 2018, the AFC Asian Cup 2019, the... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    WADA bans Russia from all major sporting events

    47 days ago
    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned Russia for a four-year term from all major sporting events. The decision was made at Wada's executive committee in a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. Under the ban, the Russian national flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and football's 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Reason: After a three-year suspension for Russia's vast state-sponsored doping scandal, Russia had to hand over data to... Read More
    Category: Sports


    Human Rights Day is observed on 10 December

    47 days ago
    Human Rights Day is observed on 10 December every year. The day aims to recognize and empower human rights. The day includes social, economic, cultural rights and international commitments on civil and political rights. Theme: The theme of the 2019 Human Rights Day is Youth Standing Up for Human Rights. The United Nations kept the theme with a belief that the participation of youth is an essential element to achieve sustainable development for everyone. India: On 28 September 1993,... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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