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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted Macron's invite to attend outreach session of G7 Summit

    June 11, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted an invitation to attend the session of the G7 Summit in Biarritz.
    The 45th summit of the G7 group of countries takes place from August 24 to August 26 in Biarritz, France. Lemoyne visited India and he is the first French ministerial trip to the country after the Narendra Modi government assumed office. Queries related to the comments of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne regarding the invitation extended to... Read More

    China claims 4 gold medals at 2019 ITTF World Tour Hong Kong Open

    June 11, 2019
    China claimed four gold medals at 2019 ITTF World Tour Hong Kong Open, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong. The event was held from 6 June to 9 June.
    Women's singles: Wang Yidi the women’s singles title by defeating second seed Mima Ito of Japan. She secured 4-0 scoreline (11-3, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6). This is her first international win. Men's singles: Chinese player Lin Gaoyuan defeated Tomokazu Harimoto of Japan and clinched the title. He secured 11-3, 7-11, 8-11, 11-6,... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Veteran playwright, actor and director Girish Karnad passed away

    June 11, 2019
    Veteran director, playwright and actor Girish Karnad passed away at the age of 81 on 10th June 2019.
    Karnad died due to a prolonged illness. His career: Karnad made his acting and screenwriting debut in a 1970 on a release called 'Samskara' which won the President's Golden Lotus Award.
    He served as the Director of the Film and Television Institute of India during 1974-1975. He was also the Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Academy of the Performing Arts... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Haryana, Maharashtra dominate third day of Youth men's & women's national boxing championship

    June 11, 2019
    Haryana and Maharashtra participated in the  third day of the 3rd Youth men's and women's national boxing championship in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand  Four boxers from Maharashtra entered the quarterfinals  Ankit Narwal-led Haryana boxers reached the last-eight stage.
    Narwal, the 2018 Youth Asian Championship bronze winner in men's 60kg category  Haryana's Akshay Kumar won the game in the same way. In the women's category, Haryana's Bharti and... Read More
    Category: Sports

    MoSPI has proposed to set up a National Data Warehouse to leverage big data analytical tools

    June 11, 2019
    Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has proposed to set up a National Data Warehouse with an aim to leveraging big data analytical tools. This move is to further improve the quality of macro-economic aggregates. MoSPI also plans to introduce a legislative framework so that the National Statistical Commission (NSC) can function with independence and give holistic guidance for improving the national statistical system.
    Significance: The move also lends its support... Read More

    India debut flag in #WorldRaftingChampionship

    June 11, 2019
    India is making debut in the adventurous game of Rafting. Former Prime Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports team played in World Rafting Championship which is taking place in Tuncelli. There are 20 teams from 20 countries are challenging for the title.
    President of Turkish Rafting Federation Fikret Yadimei expressed his excitement over hosting the World Rafting Championship. The championship commenced on June 8 and will conclude on June... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    PM Narendra Modi to meet Putin and Xi Jinping in sidelines to SCO summit

    June 11, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping before the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. The announcement was made by the Ministry of External Affairs. Its a reiteration: Prime Minister Modi is to reiterate his invite to President Xi to visit India for an informal summit in 2019. The first informal summit was held in Wuhan in 2018. The Ministry did not approve to hold a separate meeting between the Prime Minister... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Canada to ban single use plastics from 2021

    June 11, 2019
    Canada ban single-use plastics from the year 2021 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau planned to ban plastic bottles, straws and plastic bags clogging the world's oceans. Canada to lead to fighting against plastic pollution as the country with the world's longest coastline. Currently, 10 percent of plastics are recycled. A  million birds and more than 100,000 marine mammals worldwide suffer injury or death through the food chain. Plastic Straws, plastic bags, cutlery, plates among... Read More
    Category: International

    Imports from Pakistan to India has declined by 92 percent in March

    June 11, 2019
    Imports from Pakistan to India has declined by 92% to $2.84 million in March 2019. This is after the imposition of 200% customs duties on all products following Pulwama terror attack. According to the data of the commerce ministry, the imports from Pakistan stood at $34.61 million in March 2018.
    Exports from India to Pakistan have also reduced by about 32% to over $171 million in March.
    Also, during January-March period, the first quarter of 2018-19 fiscal, the imports from Pakistan... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    State Bank of India introduces Repo Rate-Linked Home Loan

    June 11, 2019
    State Bank of India introduced repo rate-linked home loans.
    SBI, the country's largest bank by assets home loans linked to the repo rate from July 1, 2019.
    There are 10 key new facts, repo rate-linked SBI home loan: Key interest rate reduced to 5.75 Repo rate-linked home loan will make changes in the key interest rate by the central bank would be passed on directly to the customers.
    Interest rates applicable to regular home loans are decided by the commercial banks on a... Read More

    ASI declares Chaukhandi Stupa as of national important monument

    June 11, 2019
    Chaukhandi Stupa, an ancient Buddhist site located in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, has been declared as a Monument and protected area of national importance by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Chaukhandi Stupa: Chaukhandi Stupa is a lofty mound of brick whose square edifice is surrounded by an octagonal tower. It was built to mark the place where Lord Buddha met his first disciples as he traveled from Bodhgaya to Sarnath. The Chaukhandi Stupa is said to be originally a terraced temple... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

    Lewis Hamilton Won Canadian Grand Prix 2019

    June 11, 2019
    Lewis Hamilton won Canadian Grand Prix , the world of Formula One championship title 2019. Lewis Hamilton, Robert Kubica and Daniel Ricciardo players who played various matches in championship and considered as star players. Hamilton won 78th career win in Formula One . He also fifth out of the seven races contested this season He secured seventh win at the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix and defeated Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) About Canadian Grand Prix Canadian Grand Prix is an annual auto... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Mount Sinabung volcano erupted in Sumatra Island

    June 11, 2019
    Mount Sinabung volcano erupted in Sumatra Island of western Indonesia. A huge column of ash was blasted and spread 7 km high to southeast and south of crater. Mount Sinabung blew for nine minutes. It caused panic among the island’s residents.
    The volcanic activity was accompanied by multiple earthquakes felt in nearby villages. No casualties have been reported due to the eruption. Indonesia has nearly 130 active volcanoes, more than any other country. Mount Sinabung: Sinabung was... Read More
    Category: Environment

    NCGG and Maldives Civil Services Commission sign MOU

    June 11, 2019
    National Center for Good Governance (NCGG) signed an MOU with Maldives Civil Services Commission building of 1000 Maldives civil servants for the next 5 years.
    About the Agreement The agreement signed during the visit of the Prime Minister of India.It is the nodal institution for designing customized training modules and its implementation taking into account the requirements of the Civil Service Commission, Maldives. The program includes public administration, e-governance, service,... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Rafael Nadal clinched the 12th French Open title by defeating Dominic Thiem

    June 11, 2019
    World number two Rafael Nadal clinched the 12th French Open title in 15 years in men's single category held in Roland Garros Stadium, France. He defeated world number four Dominic Thiem in the men's singles. The Spaniard won the match with a scoreline of 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1. The 33-year-old has now won 18 Grand Slam titles, two fewer than world number three Roger Federer.
    The champions of the 2019 French Open Men's Singles: Spain Rafael Nadal Women's Singles: Australia... Read More

    Singapore topped the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2019

    June 11, 2019
    Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Ranking 2019 said Singapore has dethroned the US to become the most competitive economy in the world. Hong Kong stands second spot in the list. USA stands third followed by Switzerland and UAE and fourth and fifth respectively. Qatar entered the top 10. India ranked 43, one position higher compared to 2018. Parameters considered: The ranking process considers a wide range of hard statistics such as... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    India's First Dinosaur Museum Park inaugurated in Gujarat

    June 11, 2019
    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated India's first Dinosaur-Museum-cum-Park in the Mahisagar district.
    It is set to give visitors a Jurassic Park kind of feel. The museum is located in Raiyoli area in Balasinor exhibit remains of various dinosaurs and fossil records. Dinosaur Museum cum Park is the first park in the country and the world's third park. Raiyoli area is the third largest dinosaur fossil site in the world and it is also the second largest dinosaur... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Mahindra Group Won Gold Award In South Africa

    June 11, 2019
    Mahindra Company has 60 dealers in South Africa secured top position out of which 29 vehicle brands surveyed for the awards. They received the award from the country’s National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and resided at Africa for 16 years and they tested dealers satisfaction with the way a brand supports and communicated with them. This Award is a welcome recognition of the team’s hard work in every aspect of dealer support knowing that happy dealer ultimately leads to... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

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