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28 October 2018

Russia has successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1B rocket for the first time since the failure of a similar rocket aborted a manned take-off to the International Space Station (ISS).

28 October 2018

India installed 4.9 GW of solar power, consolidating its position as the second largest solar market in the world, during the first half of the calendar year 2018 according to a report by Mercom Communications India.  According to the report, China topped the list.

28 October 2018

Pooja Dhanda joined the elite company of Indian women grapplers who have won the bronze medal at the World Championships at Budapest, Hungary. Dhanda defeated Grace Bullen of Norway 10-7 in the 57kg Freestyle category to secure the bronze medal at the Papp Lszlo Sport Arena.

28 October 2018

Indian telecom industry will roll out one million Wi-Fi hotspots in the country by December 2019.  The Indian Mobile Congress 2018,‘Bharat Wi-Fi’ would be a country-wide common inter-operable platform for these million hotspots which would be owned and operated by telecom service providers, Internet service providers, and virtual network operators.

28 October 2018

IDFC Bank proposed to change its name to 'IDFC First Bank Ltd' in the wake of its amalgamation with the non-banking financial company Capital First. The decision was taken during the meeting of the Board of Directors of IDFC Bank. It would further require the approvals of statutory or regulatory authorities including the Registrar of Companies, Shareholders and other Stakeholders.

28 October 2018

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved a new railway line between Bahraich and Khalilabad (in Uttar Pradesh) with an estimated project cost of Rs. 4,939.78 crore.

28 October 2018

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed a $777 mn deal with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to supply additional Barak-8 Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) systems for seven warships of the Indian Navy.

28 October 2018

She would replace Mulatu Teshome Wirtu. Prior to her appointment, she was serving as the UN's top official at the African Union. 

28 October 2018

The Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis declared drought situation in 180 talukas of the state. The list includes regions like Marathwada, Vidarbha and Northern Maharashtra. The state cabinet has also announced eight schemes to provide relief in the affected areas. 

28 October 2018

Google sent an email to company employees admitting Google fired 48 people, including management, for sexual harassment in the last two years. The company updated its policy to ensure vice presidents and senior vice presidents "disclose any relationship with a co-worker regardless of reporting line or presence of conflict."

28 October 2018

This scheme was introduced 4 years ago. It received a wide response only in Mumbai. Then, it was launched in Delhi-Palwal and Chennai city. Railways have already implemented the scheme in 15 of its zones. North East Frontier Railway and West Central Railway are the 2 zones, where it is yet to be implemented. This app is also available for buying tickets for traveling a long distance, platform tickets, and monthly passes.

28 October 2018

The main aim is to boost organic culture and promote women, organic farmers, and entrepreneurs. The ten days long Organic Festival will have producers and manufacturers of organic products from 26 states.

28 October 2018

Russia, which shares a border with Norway, was briefed by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation NATO on the Trident Juncture 2018 drill and invited to monitor it, but Moscow is still angered by the exercise.  The wargames bring together around 50,000 personnel from all 29 NATO allies, plus partners Finland and Sweden.

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