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  • Prof Muhammad Yunus Conferred KISS Humanitarian Award

    658 days ago
    Nobel laureate and noted economist Muhammad Yunus was honored with the 11th KISS Humanitarian Award 2018 at a function held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
    Yunus is the founder of Grameen Bank and is known as the Father of Microfinance.

    MEA Sushma Swarajs visit to Myanmar envelops landmark deal enabling legal land border crossing

    658 days ago
    Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj’s two-day visit to Myanmar concluded with a range of bilateral issues discussions and signing seven agreements. During the visit, Swaraj called on H.E U Win Myint, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and met H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs. During the bilateral meetings, boundary, and border-related issues, peace & security matters, developments in the Rakhine State, including... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    Book Release By Chief Of Army Staff

    658 days ago
    General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army the Staff released the book 'Across the Bench - Insight into the Indian Military Judicial System' by Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan, former Army Commander, and Member 'A', Armed Forces Tribunal, Lucknow Bench. The book deals with military judicial system vis-a-vis command and management issues within the military establishments besides the whole gamut of issues relating to veterans, their families, and dependents.
    Category: Books & Authors

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    SpaceX Launches Most Powerful Falcon Rocket

    658 days ago
    The California-based aerospace company, SpaceX has blasted off its most powerful Falcon 9 rocket, which is certified to carry humans to space later this year. The Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket’s main goal for its maiden mission is to propel the first high-orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh, called Bangabandhu Satellite-1. The Block 5 Falcon 9 is eventually meant to carry astronauts to the International Space Station, with the first launch tentatively planned for December 2018.

    Rythu Bandhu Scheme Telangana government launches investment support scheme for farmers

    658 days ago
    Telangana Government launched Rythu Bandhu Scheme an investment support scheme to support the livelihood of farmers.it is first of kind investment support scheme for farmers to be launched by any state in India. Under this scheme, farmers will directly get financial training support twice every year.
    About 58 lakh farmers who till over 1.42 crores acres of land in the state are expected to be benefited from the initiative.

    Donald Trump cuts funding to NASA system that monitors greenhouse gases

    658 days ago
    US President Donald Trump’s administration has cut off the funding for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Carbon Monitoring System (CMS). The move comes at a time when the world is struggling to combat climate change. According to Science Magazine, the United States has repeatedly proposed cuts to NASA's earth science budget, including NASA's Carbon Monitoring System (CMS). The NASA system monitors the flow of greenhouse gases. The system had till... Read More
    Category: International

    Around million babies are not breastfed each year UNICEF

    658 days ago
    The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released a report titled ‘Breastfeeding: A Mother’s Gift, for Every Child’, claiming that over 7.6 million babies are not breastfed each year. Despite the fact that breastmilk saves lives, protects babies and mothers against deadly diseases and leads to better intellectual and educational outcomes, 21 percent of babies are never breastfed in high-income countries and in low-and-middle-income countries,... Read More
    Category: International

    Venkaiah Naidu Nation Visit India Peru Signs Agreement

    658 days ago
    India and Peru signed an agreement in the field of Renewable Energy at Lima. The pact was signed in the presence of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and the Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva Arevalo. This is the final leg of the 3-Nation visit to central America of Indian Vice- President. During the meeting, the leaders discussed various bilateral and international issues of mutual interest. Vice President’s visit comes at a time when India is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the... Read More

    World s second oldest rock discovered in Odisha

    658 days ago
    Scientists have discovered world's second oldest grain of magnetic zircon ( a mineral that contains traces of radioactive isotopes ) from champuna from Singhbhum rock sample in Odisha's Kendujhar district. It is an estimated 4, 240 million years old, making it world's second oldest rock ever to be discovered. It is oldest magnetic zircon on earth.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India Pavilion Inaugurated At Cannes Film Festival

    658 days ago
    The inaugural session of the Indian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 was held at Cannes, France. It was hosted by noted actor Sharad Kelkar. A meeting between the Indian delegation and Ms. Isabelle Giordano, Director General, Unifrance, M. Loic Wong, Director of International Department, CNC, France was held to explore co-production opportunities between India and France.

    China s Alibaba Buys Pakistan E Commerce Firm Daraz

    658 days ago
    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba purchased leading Pakistani online retailer 'Daraz', continuing its overseas expansion by gaining a foothold in the growing South Asian consumer market. China is seeking closer economic ties with Asian neighbors including Pakistan through its Belt and Road initiative, a strategy to increase trade links that are led primarily by infrastructure projects. Daraz, founded in 2012, was purchased from Rocket Internet, a Berlin-based incubator of online... Read More
    Category: International

    Indian Tea Industry Records Highest Ever Production Export In FY

    658 days ago
    Indian tea industry recorded the highest ever production as well as exports in FY18. The total tea production was 1325.05 million kgs, an increase of 74.56 million kgs as compared to 2016-17. In percentage terms, the increase is around 6%. Similarly, the total quantity of tea exported during the financial year 2017-18 stood at 256.57 million kgs, while the foreign exchange realized from exports of Indian tea was $ 785.92 million. The number of tea exports increased by 12.71% to 28.94... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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