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27 September 2017

The Maharashtra government signed a MoU with South Korea for increased co-operation in infrastructure projects like development of smart cities, roads, airports, and metros on the first day of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ visit to that country. It helps with implementation strategy, legal systems, policies, technologies and information in infrastructure development. Fadnavis embarked on a three-day tour to South Korea and Singapore.

27 September 2017

IDBI Bank launched ‘Project Nishchay’ in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to accelerate its turnaround program and improve financial performance. The project will be led by senior management at IDBI Bank along with BCG. BCG will assist the bank to identify areas for cost containment and revenue maximization leading to sustainable growth and profitability of the Bank.

27 September 2017

The Minister of Communication Shri Manoj Sinha launched DoT’s first ever Mobile, Internet, and Technology event in India - India Mobile Congress 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It is Led by Department of Telecom as the nodal ministry, the India Mobile Congress is being organized by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI). The largest and first ever event also has the support of the other ministries like the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Skill Development and Entrepreneurship amongst others.

27 September 2017

India placed at 40th spot among 137 countries in World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2017-18. The Top 5 Countries are Switzerland (1st), United States (2nd), Singapore (3rd), Netherlands (4th) and Germany (5th).  According to 2017 GCI, there are risks from uncertain global economic conditions.

27 September 2017

Angola swore in Joao Lourenco as the country's President making him the first new President of the country in 38 years. He served as Angola's Defence Minister earlier, vowed to attract more foreign investment. The People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) governed since Angola's hard-fought independence from Portugal in 1975 with Dos Santos taking power in 1979.

27 September 2017

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched Divyang Sarathi The accessible and comprehensive mobile application for easy dissemination of information to ‘Divyangjans’ It aims to empower Divyangjans by providing them easier and convenient access to information pertaining to schemes, scholarships, statutes, institutional. It has the unique feature of audio notes (text-to-voice conversion software) which converts written information into the audio file as well as the adjustable font.

27 September 2017

The World Tourism Day is celebrated across the world on 27th of September. The theme for World Tourism Day 2017 is 'Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development'. The purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.  It is defined as tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.

27 September 2017

Mahtab Bamji selected for the Living Legend Award of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences ((IUNS). The award will be presented at its General Assembly to be held at the IUNS-ICN in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 18th October. The IUNS Council presents Living Legend Awards to individual members of Adhering Bodies in good standing who are eighty (80) years or above.

27 September 2017

Acharya Balkrishna, the associate of Baba Ramdev-run FMCG company Patanjali and Radhakishan Damani of D-Mart are among the top 10 rich people in the country. He ranked eighth in the Hurun India rich list 2017. His position rose to 8th position from 25th last year after seeing his wealth grow by 173% Patanjali, with a turnover of INR 10,561 crore in 2016-2017 has been a close competition to major international brands. Business Tycoon, Mukesh Ambani, with a net worth of INR 257,900 crore is ranked first in the list for the sixth consecutive year.

27 September 2017

The Kandla Port one of the top 12 major ports in the country renamed as Deendayal Port from Monday in the name of Hindutva icon Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earlier this year while laying the foundation stone for Rs933 crore projects at Kandla Port. The port’s journey began in 1931 with the construction of a jetty by Maharao Khengarji.  It became the number one port in India and created history by handling 100 million tonnes cargo in a year.

27 September 2017

Two Indian women featured on Fortune's list of Most Powerful Women in business outside the US. Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar was ranked fifth and Managing Director and CEO of Axis Bank Shikha Sharma was ranked at 21. The 50 global businesswomen represent 17 countries and many industries. The Top Three Most Powerful Women in business in the List are Ana Botin (Spain), Emma Walmsley (UK), Isabelle Kocher (France).

27 September 2017

The Union Ministry of Labour and Employment launched Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour (PENCIL) Portal at National Conference. The portal is an electronic platform that aims at involving Centre, State, District, Governments, civil society and the general public in achieving the target of child labor free society. They launched Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) for enforcement of legal framework against child labor.