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  • Barbados Elects Mia Mottley As first Female Prime Minister

    May 26, 2018
    The Caribbean island of Barbados elected Mia Mottley as its first female Prime Minister since gaining independence from the UK in 1966. Mottley's Barbados Labour Party won all 30 seats in the country's Parliament, coming to power for the first time in a decade.

    Archery World Cup Stage II Starts In Turkey

    May 26, 2018
    The second stage of Archery World Cup 2018 started in Antalya, Turkey. India opened its account with a silver and a bronze medal in the compound section. India’s women compound team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar, and Divya Dhayal recovered from a poor start to lose to their Chinese Taipei opponents by three points to settle for a silver.
    Category: International

    Union Government Notifies Interest On PF For

    May 26, 2018
    Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) asked its field offices to credit 8.55% rate of interest for 2017-18 into the Provident Fund accounts of around 5 crore subscribers. According to an order issued by the EPFO, the Labour Ministry conveyed approval to credit 8.55% rate of interest for last fiscal. The finance ministry had ratified 8.55%rate of interest on EPF for the last fiscal, but it could not be implemented because of model code of conduct for Karnataka elections.
    Category: Schemes

    I B Minister Launches Day ASEAN India Film Festival

    May 26, 2018
    I&B Minister Col. Rajyavardhana Rathore launches six-day ASEAN India Film Festival in New Delhi. India and ASEAN share historical and cultural links. The Union Minister also stated that the Information and Broadcasting ministry is taking measures to create and promote film festivals with ASEAN, BRICS, and European nations.
    Category: Schemes

    PMs Of India And Bangladesh Inaugurate Bangla Bhavan In Shantiniketan

    May 26, 2018
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurate Bangladesh Bhawan at Shanti Niketan in West Bengal. The two leaders then paid floral tributes to Rabindra Nath Tagore. This is the first time in Indian history, that two prime ministers attended a convocation ceremony.

    India To Be Host Country For Celebrations Of World Environment Day

    May 26, 2018
    India will be the host country for celebrations of World Environment Day 2018. The announcement in this regard was made by the Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. The theme for this year is 'Beat Plastic Pollution'. The government has launched green deeds campaign to raise awareness about protection of the environment. The World Environment Day will be celebrated on 5th of June.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Airtel Payments Bank Appoints Anubrata Biswas As MD And CEO

    May 26, 2018
    Airtel Payments Bank appointed Anubrata Biswas as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Biswas fills the position, which was lying vacant since end-December after Shashi Arora quit the post. Prior to joining Airtel Payments Bank, he was the Joint General Manager and Retail Business Head - South India for ICICI Bank.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Prime Minister Of Netherlands Inaugurates Indo Dutch Ganga Forum

    May 26, 2018
    In New Delhi, Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte inaugurated the Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum to take forward a MoU signed between the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, and the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment of the Netherlands in June 2017.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Mission Innovation Ministerial Meeting Held In Sweden

    May 26, 2018
    The Third Mission Innovation Ministerial Meeting was held at Malmo, Sweden. The Indian delegation was led by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences.   Mission innovation countries launched Mission Innovation Champions Programme to felicitate clean energy innovators. Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Smart Grid Workshop at Copenhagen and Chaired public-private roundtable on Strategies on Decarbonisation through innovations in Smart Grids. India announced... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Nepal is the first country In South East Asia To Eliminate Trachoma WHO

    May 26, 2018
    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Nepal as free from Trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness. With this, Nepal becomes the first country in WHO’s South-East Asia Region to eliminate Trachoma. Trachoma was the second leading cause of preventable blindness in Nepal in the 1980s.



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