Union Information and Broadcasting and Textiles Minister Smt Smriti Irani inaugurated several development schemes in Amethi.
These include FM Radio Station, construction of a bund at River Gomati and the inauguration of Tuberculosis unit at District Hospital and Primary Health Center at Tiloi.
IIT-Kharagpur signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung India for the setting up of a digital academy on the institute’s campus.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the institute will host the Samsung Innovation Lab and train students on the Internet of Things (IoT) through Tizen-based operating systems, commonly used by the company for its mobile phones and home appliances.
President Shri Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate India Water Week 2017 on October 10, 2017 in New Delhi in the presence of Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari and Union Ministers of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal and Shri Dr. Satya Pal Singh.
About 1500 delegates from India and 13 other countries will attend the five-day international event.
The theme of India Water Week – 2017 is “Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth”.
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the four-day First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) in New Delhi.
The Exercise will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).
The main exercise will comprise of Table Top Exercise (TTX), Field Training Exercise (FTX) and After Action Review (AAR).
The main focus of the BIMSTEC DMEx-2017 will be on testing the region’s preparedness and resilience towards effective activation of inter-Governmental interaction for immediate deployment of regional resources for disaster response.
India is ranked the eighth most valuable nation brand while the United States retained its top position and China took the second spot in the league of nations according to Brand Finance’s Nation Brands 2017.
India switched places with Canada and its brand value dropped by one percentage point while that of Canada’s rose 14 percent.
China, the fastest growing nation brand in 2017, saw valuation grow 44 percent.
The Top 10 Valuable Nation brands are:
Reliance Commercial Finance Limited signed an agreement with Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd (IREDA) for Rs.300 crore loan, in Mumbai.
RCFL finances wind and solar energy projects besides providing assistance for developing infrastructure and projects in renewable energy space backed by the government.
Iceland becomes the smallest country ever to qualify for the final stage of the FIFA World Cup, after topping its qualifying group.
The island nation has a population of over 3,34,000 with over 20,000 registered football players.
Last year, Iceland played its first major tournament, the UEFA European Championship, where the team defeated England and reached the quarter-final stage.
Uttarakhand State Government and a charitable funding agency named Swan Cultural Center and Foundation launched ‘Solar Briefcase’ in Kedarnath Dham.
The initiative was taken to provide electricity to far-flung areas in the hill state.
The Union Ministry of Science and Technology’s Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA) Faculty Scheme has received 260 applications from foreign sciences.
The scheme is meant to attract top international talent to country’s Research and development (R&D) ecosystem.
The pilot project of the scheme was launched by Department of Science and Technology (DST) in May 2017.
The Central Government imposed anti-dumping duty on imports of certain steel wire rods from China for five years with a view to guard the interest of domestic players from cheap in-bound shipments.
The duty was imposed after the Commerce Ministry's Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) recommended duty on such imports.
India has already slapped anti-dumping duty on certain cold-rolled flat steel products from four nations, including China and South Korea.
Anti-dumping measures are taken to ensure fair trade and provide a level-playing field to the domestic industry.