The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched Michibiki-4 satellite (QZSS-4) onboard of H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Centre.
It was the fourth satellite in Michibiki series i.e. Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), which is a satellite-based high-precision global positioning system.
Michibiki-4 is third QZSS satellite to be launched in 2017 and once operational it will bring the constellation of QZSS to its operating capacity of four until a planned expansion to 8 satellites occurs around 2023.
Shri Vinay Mohan Kwatra appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Principality of Monaco.
He is presently Ambassador of India to France.
ICICI Bank the country's largest private sector bank by consolidated assets, committed financial assistance of Rs. 10 crores to the Indian Armed Forces.
This contribution by ICICI Bank would be made in two equal tranches. This fund will be used for two programs.
The first will support post-graduation education of the widows of the soldiers and education for their wards.
The second program will provide financial assistance for marriages of the daughters of ex-servicemen.
Nisha Desai Biswal, former Indian-American assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia appointed as the new president of US India Business Council (USIBC).
She served as Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs in the US Department of State from 2013 to 2017
Biswal oversaw the US-India strategic partnership during a period of unprecedented cooperation including launching the US-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue.
11th October marked is marked as the International Day of the Girl Child.
The day theme is The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.
The main aim of the day is to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
Standard Chartered Bank opened its Global Business Services (GBS) center in Bengaluru which will complement its existing GBS centers in China, India, and Malaysia.
The GBS in Bengaluru will deliver support, client due diligence and advisory services for Standard Chartered’s corporate and institutional banking customers.
The Latest technologies in data, robotics and software development will be used at this center.
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 3rd International Conference on Yoga in New Delhi.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Yoga for Wellness”.
About 500 delegates, including 69 from overseas countries attended the conference.
This conference has been organized with the technical and logistic support of Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy and Moraji Desai National Institute of Yoga.
The Central Government approved Rs 2,000 crore for setting up Aadhaar centers in post offices.
The centers will have machines approved by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and trained personnel who will be responsible for the operations.
By March 81, 2018, Government will set up Aadhaar enrolment and update facilities in around 15,000 post offices.
Jagdish Mukhi was sworn in as new Governor of Assam.
He was administered the oath of office by Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh.
He succeeds Banwarilal Purohit who has been appointed as the Governor of Tamil Nadu.
Rajasthan became the first state in the country to incorporate skill development programme in higher education.
The Indhra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in collaboration with state’s Department of College Education prepared 16 courses for entrepreneurship and skill development for colleges in the state.
Under the project, 12 certificates and 4 diploma courses will be run and each college will be required to choose five courses.
94 colleges have already joined the project and 5656 students have registered themselves in it..
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