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  • India born Priya Serrao has won the Miss Universe Australia title for 2019

    June 29, 2019
    India born Priya Serrao has won the Miss Universe Australia title for 2019. Serrao edged past 26 other women from across the country in Melbourne to win the title on 27 June. She will now represent Australia in the Miss Universe Australia 2019. Australian-Ugandan Bella Kasimba was announced the first runner-up in the finale. She is a law graduate who currently works in Department of Jobs, Precincts and regions in Melbourne.
    Priya Serrao: Priya was born in India and grew up Oman she... Read More

    Lok Sabha has approved the extension of President's rule in J&K for a further period of six months

    June 29, 2019
    The Lok Sabha has approved the resolution seeking an extension of President rule in Jammu and Kashmir for a further period of six months with effect from 3rd July 2019. The lower house also gave its approval to the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Bill 2019. On seeking Lok Sabha's nod to extend President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has spent Rs.2,307 crore to security apparatus. About J&K Extension: The reservation bill will amend Sections 5 and 9 of the Jammu and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    SEBI tightens the rules for mutual funds to secure investors

    June 29, 2019
    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) introduced more checks and balances for debt mutual funds (MFs) to secure investors and stem systemic risks on 27 June. The move will help revive the confidence of investors, especially those investing in debt MFs. The regulator, among other things, has increased security cover for loans against shares, brought down sectoral investment limits, and mandated certain schemes to have a fifth of their exposure in government securities (g-sec).... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Rajya Sabha cleared the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019

    June 29, 2019
    The Rajya Sabha cleared the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on June 27.that seeks to allow trusts to set up units in special economic zones, a day after the Lok Sabha passed the measure. The Bill will replace the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019, promulgated in March. The amendment of sub-section (v) of Section 2 of the SEZ Act, 2005 will make a trust or any entity notified by the Central government eligible for consideration of grant of permission to set up a... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Statistics Day is observed on 29th June

    June 29, 2019
    Statistics Day is observed on June 29th. Its main aim is to popularize the use of Statistics in everyday life  They plan to sensitize the public where Statistics subject helps in shaping and framing policies.
    The theme of 2019 Statistics Day is Sustainable Development Goals.
    The day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Prof. P C Mahalanobis for his invaluable contribution in establishing the National Statistical System. Minister of Statistics and Program Implementation... Read More

    India and World Bank signed USD 400M loan agreement to eliminate TB

    June 29, 2019
    The World Bank and the Government of India signed a loan agreement of $400 Million for the Program Towards Elimination of Tuberculosis(TB) to kill half a million people in India every year.
    The program will cover nine States of India. The Loan Agreement signed by Mr. Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance. It supports the government's National Strategic Plan to end TB in India by 2025. Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) given to the... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    U.S. President to hold talks with Prime Minister Modi to discuss India's retaliatory tariffs

    June 29, 2019
    U.S. President Donald Trump said that India’s high tariffs on American products are unacceptable. Trump has asked India to withdraw the tariffs it levied on 28 US goods. India levied tariffs: Ministry of Commerce has announced to impose retaliatory tariffs on US goods that will be effective from June 16 onwards. The retaliatory tariffs on 28 goods imported from the U.S. The Ministry initially decided to impose tariffs in 2018. The decision is ahead of the meeting between Modi and... Read More
    Category: International

    Go Tribal campaign by Tribes India launched in New Delhi

    June 29, 2019
    Go Tribal Campaign program launched by Tribes India.
    Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Smt. Renuka Singh in the presence of Shri R.C. Meena, Chairman, Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India and other dignitaries joined in New Delhi  It is used to institutionalize collaborations and partnerships with different organizations to promote tribal products.
    It is in association with Amazon Global Marketing  It is launched in TRIBES India products... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Lok Sabha passed the Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019

    June 29, 2019
    Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State, Ministry of AYUSH presented the Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha. It passed the Bill on 27 June. Once Rajya Sabha passes the Bill, it will replace the ordinance issued in the same regard by the previous government. This was the second bill to be passed in Lok Sabha, in the second term of NDA government, after the Special Economic Zone (Amendment) Bill 2019. Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019: The... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    MOA signed between Ministry of Shipping and IIT Kharagpur to set up CICMT

    June 29, 2019
    A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed between Ministry of Shipping and IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Kharagpur to set up Centre for Inland & Coastal Maritime Technology (CICMT) at IIT Kharagpur.
    CICMT is the first of its kind centre in India. The main aim is to focus on indigenisation of ship designing, building and testing. The MOA signed by IIT Kharagpur Director, Professor Partha P Chakraborty and Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Shipping, Kailash Kumar Aggarwal in New... Read More

    Maharaja Ranjit Singh honoured on his 180th death anniversary

    June 29, 2019
    A sculpture of Maharaja Ranjit Singh ruled around 40 years in the early 19th century. It was unveiled at the historic Lahore Fort in Pakistan. This embarks to mark his 180th death anniversary. The total duration to complete the eight-feet tall statue of the Sikh ruler is about 8 months. His horse named Kahar Bahar.
    It was a gift from Dost Muhammad Khan, the founder of the Barazkai dynasty. The sculpture installed at the Sikh Gallery of the Mai Jindan Haveli in the Lahore Fort. The... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs



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