Japanese capital city Tokyo has topped The Economist Intelligence Unit's Safe Cities Index 2017 which ranked 60 cities on parameters including personal and health security.
Singapore and Japanese city Osaka have ranked second and third, while Indian cities Delhi and Mumbai have ranked 43rd and 45th respectively.
SpaceX launched its recycled rocket Falcon 9 and landed it on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
The main aims is to provide television coverage and communications capabilities to North America, Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean.
It is a “dual-mission” satellite for the US-based operator EchoStar and Luxembourg-based operator SES.
This is the 18th successful landing of Falcon 9 rocket first stage.
The Falcon 9’s first stage had previously flown on a cargo mission to the International Space Station in February 2017.
India has more than a fifth (21 percent) of its children wasted (weigh too little for their height) slipped three places to 100th in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI).
The ranking of India in the list was 97th in 2016.
The data from the report showed that India ranked lower than all its neighboring countries - Nepal (72), Myanmar (77), Bangladesh (88), Sri Lanka (84) and China (29) - except Pakistan, which has been placed at 106th in the global hunger list.
The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley participated in the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting in Washington D.C.
The main focus on the agenda items pertaining to Global Economy and Framework for Growth, Compact with Africa and International Financial Architecture.
It is noted that for this to be possible a more detailed understanding of the underlying methodologies must be provided to members.
In addition, clear descriptions of the policy scenario in each country, the availability of policy space, key challenges and recommended actions may also be shared.
Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh was announced as the Laureus' first Brand Ambassador.
The left-hander becomes Laureus' first Indian ambassador and joins a host of cricket legends in the Laureus Family, including Indian Academy members Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Kapil Dev.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft have teamed up to launch an open-source and deep learning interface 'Gluon' that will help developers to deploy machine learning models across several platforms.
The interface would give developers a place where they can prototype, build, train and deploy machine learning models.
Union Government launched Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana and expansion of Postal Life Insurance, in New Delhi.
Under the Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana, at least one village having a minimum of 100 households will be identified in each of the revenue districts of the country.
The base of Postal Life Insurance been decided that its benefits will no longer be confined to government and semi-government employees.
It will be available to the professionals such as doctors, engineers, management consultants, chartered accountants, lawyers, and bankers.
Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt participated in Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Japanese Marine Self Defence Force (JMSDF) held at Sasebo, Japan.
The ships are participating in the exercise in pursuance of India’s Act East Policy and demonstration of India’s commitment to peace and stability.
The visit of these ships is part India’s initiatives to strengthen long-standing, mutually supportive and strong relationship between Japan and India.
Gujarat Government has announced the Garments and Apparel Policy-2017, with the aim of creating more opportunities in the garment sector of Gujarat and to create huge employment opportunities for women through the apparel industry.
The main aim to make Gujarat number 1 in textile which produces more of cotton.
The State government will also provide incentives for garment unit owners for generating employment by providing subsidy in wages.
The women workers will get Rs 4,000 subsidy, while their male counterparts will get Rs 3,500.
US-based fintech company Mastercard has announced the launch of its global research and development arm Mastercard Labs in Pune, India.
After Singapore, this will be the second Mastercard Labs in Asia-Pacific, and ninth in the world.
The initiative aims to bring and harness new commerce, payment and technology ideas at a fast pace in the country.
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