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  • Indian pair won a bronze medal in the World Tour Platinum Australian Open 2019

    July 14, 2019
    The Indian pair, G. Sathiyan and Anthony Amalraj, won a bronze medal in the World Tour Platinum Australian Open 2019 in the men’s doubles competition on 12 July. This was the first ever medal for India in the Australian Open. They secured 12-14, 9-11, 8-11 and lost to the top-seeded Korean pair of Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu in the semifinals. Australian Open 2019: Held on: 11–14 July     Tournament: Australian Open     Held at: Geelong,... Read More

    India and Russia held talks and explored the possibilities for production of space systems in India

    July 14, 2019
    India and Russia held talks and explored the possibilities for production of space systems in India. The discussion was held between Ajit Doval, National Security Adviser and the Director General of Russia’s space agency ROSCOSMOS and former Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin during his visit. The discussions focused on all aspects of India-Russia space cooperation. The discussion also included Cooperation in futuristic technologies, including new space systems, rocket engines,... Read More
    Category: International

    Anshula Kant has been appointed as next MD and CFO of the World Bank Group

    July 14, 2019
    The World Bank Group announced that Anshula Kant, an Indian national, has been appointed as its next MD and CFO on 12 July. Anshula Kant is the first woman CFO of the Bank. She will be responsible for financial and risk management. She will be working with Kristalina Georgieva, the Bank’s CEO, to mobilise financial resources. Anushal: Anshula has more than 35 years of expertise in finance, banking, and innovative use of technology. She previously worked as CFO of the State Bank of... Read More

    An Agri Business Incubation centre has been set upin Chhattisgarh

    July 14, 2019
    The Union Agriculture Ministry in Indira Gandhi Agriculture University of Raipur has set up an Agri Business Incubation centre in Chhattisgarh. The University reported that the Agri Business Incubation Centre has been set up under the scheme RAFTAAR, a National Agriculture Development Scheme. Under the scheme, the youth and entrepreneurs for start-ups in different areas of agriculture will be provided guidance, technology and infrastructure. b Aim: The centre aims to focus on... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    West Bengal government observed Save Water Day on 12 July

    July 14, 2019
    West Bengal government observed Save Water Day on 12 July. The Day aims to raise awareness on conservation on water. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee participated in a march on July 12. March on 12 July: West Bengal CM, the state cabinet members, government officials, intellectuals, including writers, actors and directors of Bengali film and theatre industry and sports personalities participated in the march. It started from Jorasanko Thakurbari, the ancestral home of Rabindra... Read More

    China to impose sanctions on U.S. companies that are involved in a potential arms sale worth $2.2 billion to Taiwan

    July 14, 2019
    China has announced that it is to impose sanctions on U.S. companies that are involved in a potential arms sale worth $2.2 billion to Taiwan. China cited the reason as to safeguard national interests. The U.S. arms sale to Taiwan has severely violated the basic norms of international law and international relations.
    The planned weapons sale between US And Taiwan comes amidst the trade war between US and China. China views Taiwan as part of its territory and has vowed to one day seize it,... Read More
    Category: International

    SBI to waive off the charges on NEFT, RTGS and IMPS

    July 14, 2019
    State Bank of India (SBI) has waived the charges on National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) and Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) transactions through YONO, Internet, and mobile banking. This will be effective from July 1. The move comes after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to waive off the charges with an aim to move the country towards less-cash economy. Before July 1, SBI used to charge between Rs.1 and Rs.5 for transactions through NEFT, and Rs.5 to 50 for RTGS... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    USA to vote on bill to remove country-cap on Green Card

    July 14, 2019
    American lawmakers will decide today on lifting the country-cap on issuing Green Cards through voting in Congress. The move may benefit thousands of highly-skilled Indian IT professionals. Most Indian IT professionals are highly skilled and go to the US mainly on the H-1B work visas. They are the worst sufferers of the current immigration system imposes a seven percent per country quota on allotment of permanent legal residency. According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS) this... Read More
    Category: International

    Twitter bans religion-based dehumanizing tweets

    July 14, 2019
    Twitter is one of the most important parts of the day to day life. It helps too many people to check instant updates live when it gets updated instantly. The dehumanization on the religious reason is one of the frequent instances on social media. Twitter is the land for such religion-based dehumanizing conducts. Twitter expanded its rules against hateful conduct to include language on its platform that dehumanizes others on the basis of religion. Actually, the main aim of the twitter... Read More

    Vikas Swarup appointed Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs

    July 14, 2019
    Senior diplomat Vikas Swarup appointed as Secretary, (consular, passport, visa and Overseas Indian affairs) in the External Affairs Ministry According to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry . His appointment will come into effect from August 1, 2019.
    He has been appointed as the Secretary, (consular, passport, visa and Overseas Indian affairs) in the External Affairs Ministry It is an effect from August 1, 2019 Swarup, a 1986-batch officer of the Indian Foreign... Read More

    Mexico wins CONCACAF Gold Cup final

    July 14, 2019
    Mexico defeated USA to claim their eighth CONCACAF Gold Cup title. Jonathan Dos Santos scored the winning goal in 73rd min for Mexico in the thrilling final. The teams met five previous times in the Gold Cup final, but this year’s edition held additional value: The Americans had a chance to reestablish confidence in a program haunted by its failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Mexico looked like the more dangerous team in the second half. They finally broke through in the 73rd... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Rajghat coal plant to be turned into solar park

    July 14, 2019
    Delhi government announced that the Rajghat thermal power plant officially shut and turned into a solar park. A 5,000 KW of solar power will be produced at the 45-acre plant site. The coal-based plant, whose current units were commissioned in 1989 lying in a shutdown mode from 2014.
    Delhi Power Minister Satyendra Jain announced that a waste-to-energy plant will replace the coal-fired power plant run by the Indraprastha Power Generation Company Limited. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India Holds First Ever Artificial Limb Fitment Camp in Tanzania

    July 14, 2019
    The doctrine of Humanity, India offering to the world since long ago through ‘actions’. The six-week-long Artificial Limb Fitment Camp in Tanzania which benefited over 500 differently abled Tanzanians. The camp was jointly organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Jaipur Foot and held at Muhimbilli Orthopedic Institute, Dar es Salaam. The camp provided free of cost artificial limbs to over 500 differently abled Tanzanians by a 7-member technical team... Read More
    Category: International

    West bengal Governor releases Bengali version of Great Minds on India

    July 14, 2019
    West Bengal Governor Kesri Nath Tripthi released the Bengali version of the famous book “Great Minds on India” . It was formally launched on 5th July 2019 at Raj Bhavan, Kolkata. The special function organized for the book release was attended by a galaxy of scholars, academicians and representative of various colleges, universities, media houses, and social organizations. The Salil Gewali’s book showcases the exceptionally rich civilization of India and its remarkable... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    US-India bilateral trade could reach USD 238 billion by 2025

    July 14, 2019
    US India Strategic and Partnership Forum decided the bilateral trade between the two countries could reach 238 billion Dollars by 2025 From the current 143 billion Dollars given the present dynamics of the commercial engagement.
    The growth will occur if trade grows by 7.5 per cent each year been the trend for the last seven years.
    The USISPF's "US India Bilateral Trade Report" estimates the bilateral trade could range between USD 283 billion to USD 327 billion. At an... Read More



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