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  • Third Sayaji Ratna Award received by Film superstar Amitabh Bachchan

    356 days ago
    Amitabh Bachchan awarded the third Sayaji Ratna Award in Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara for his social contribution to pay off the loans of several farmers from Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. He had helped 1,398 farmers from Uttar Pradesh and 350 from Maharashtra through his contribution.


    World leaders to participate in virtual climate summit to cut carbon footprint

    356 days ago
    World leaders are to participate in an innovative climate change summit that is to be taken place entirely online so it is carbon neutral. The eco-friendly event stands in stark contrast to many other international political summits, which involve thousands of delegates jetting across the world to a venue where they stay in air-conditioned comfort. The Virtual Climate Summit is the brainchild of Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine, whose low-lying Pacific island nation will drown beneath... Read More
    Category: International


    Sikhs celebrated the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

    356 days ago
    Sikhs celebrated the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. They celebrate the birthdays of all of their ten gurus as 'Gurpurab'. The birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak is known and celebrated as 'Guru Nanak Prakash Utsav'.
     Sikhs celebrated 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak  It is one of the most sacred festivals for Sikhs and is celebrated on 23rd November 2018. Sri Guru Nanak Dev was born in 1469 in Talwandi, a village... Read More
    Category: International

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    Rajesh Exports an order worth Rs.933 crore from UAE

    356 days ago
    Rajesh Exports, the world’s largest gold refiner, procured an order worth Rs.933 crore from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The order is to be executed in the month of March 2019. The Bengaluru-based firm has its other refineries located in Uttarakhand and at Balerna in Switzerland. It has a capacity to refine 2,400 tonnes of gold per annum. The company processes 35% of gold produced in the world.
    Category: International


    Paytm partners with LIC for insurance premium payments

    356 days ago
    Softbank-backed, digital payments service provider, Paytm (One 97 Communications Limited) partnered with the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to offer online insurance premium payments on its platform. A simpler and faster method of premium payments will be offered through the Paytm app with the freedom of paying premium through debit card, credit card, net banking and Paytm Wallet, besides availing the benefit of several deals and offers. Life insurance sector in India is the... Read More


    Ducati launched Panigale V4 R in India

    356 days ago
    Ducati, the Italian super-bike maker launched Panigale V4 R in India. The bike priced at Rs.51.87 lakh. The new model would be limited to just five units in India and bookings were open across all Ducati dealerships in the country. The Panigale V4 R is powered by a 998-cc engine. It features a race-grade suspension with mechanical adjustment and an aluminium swingarm with an adjustable four-position axle.
    Category: International


    Ujjivan Small Finance Bank launches personal loan facility for salaried individuals

    356 days ago
    The Ujjivan small finance bank a wholly owned subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Limited introduced a new personal loan scheme for salaried individuals. The 14 tier I and tier II locations where the product will be launched are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Surat, Mumbai, Mysore, Ankaleshwar, Coimbatore, Kochi, Chennai and Vadodara. Personal loans starting from Rs 50,000up to Rs 15 lakhs will be offered to salaried professionals who are earning a monthly salary above Rs... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Australia and Poland join US rejection of UN migration pact

    356 days ago
    Australia and Poland refused to sign a UN pact on migration because the agreement would undermine their existing immigration policies.
    A draft of the agreement, which is not legally binding, was finalized in 2017 after more than a year of work.
    Category: International


    Grundfos to invest Rs.25 crore in its new unit by 2020 in Chennai

    356 days ago
    The Indian subsidiary of Denmark-based Grundfos is to set up its third pump production unit by 2020 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It plans to set it up in a State which would offer approvals on fast track.
    Despite the invitations from several States to the Grundfos, it said that it has ‘natural tendency’ to establish the unit in Tamil Nadu as it possessed 15 acres of land near Chennai. However, it has sought clarity on the policy and system fronts. The company plans to invest Rs.25... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy


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    U.S. suspended USD 1.66 billion assistance to Pakistan

    356 days ago
    The U.S. suspended $1.66 billion in security assistance to Pakistan. This happened days after President Donald Trump said the country does not do “a damn thing” for America alleging that its government had helped al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden hide near its garrison city of Abbottabad. Ties between the US and Pakistan strained after Trump, while announcing his Afghanistan and South Asia policy in August last year, hit out at Pakistan for providing safe havens to "agents of... Read More


    WTO panels afreed to review U.S. steel, aluminium tariffs

    356 days ago
    The World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to hear complaints from a range of countries over new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, as well as complaints from Washington over retaliatory duties. The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed to establish panels to review U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to hit a long line of countries with tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum. The DSB is to create separate panels for the complaints by the European Union (EU), China,... Read More
    Category: International


    Saudi and UAE Announced USD 500 Million In Aid To Yemen

    356 days ago
    Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced $500 million in aid to war-torn Yemen in response to the dismal humanitarian conditions. The country is on the brink of famine after the long war which continued since 2015 Saudi Arabia and the UAE intervened in Yemen to support Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after the Iranian-aligned Houthi rebel group took over the capital Sanaa.
    Category: International


    India ranked 5th in the list of most vacation deprived nation in the world: Expedia

    356 days ago
    Expedia Vacation Deprivation Report 2018 was released that stated that India is among the most vacation deprived nation in the world ranking 5th among the 19 surveyed countries. As per data, 53 percent of Indians take fewer vacation days than they get. 35 percent don’t take leave as work schedule does not allow for vacation. 68 percent of Indians have ended up canceling their vacation due to work.
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Institutions Innovation Council, innovation cell for higher education institutions launched HRD Ministry in New Delhi

    356 days ago
    HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the Institution’s Innovation Council through video conferencing at the AICTE headquarters in New Delhi. The main objective of this initiative is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by exposing them to new ideas.
    Category: Indian Affairs


    IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and ICC signed MoU for energizing startup ecosystem in East and Northeast India

    356 days ago
    The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the IIM Calcutta Innovation Park to help facilitate incubation of start-ups primarily in the Eastern and North Eastern states. The main focus on developing start-up ecosystems that make a socio-economic impact in the eastern and north eastern states. The park is currently incubating 40 startups with almost half from Bengal. It will further add 10 more by the end of this fiscal. The company has in the last two... Read More




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