Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, will today visit the Ladakh region where she will take stock of the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
She briefed about the prevailing security situation in the State and given an overview of the Counter Infiltration and Counter Militancy Operations undertaken in the recent past.
She met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Governor NN Vohra in Srinagar last evening and discussed the security situation in the state.
Veteran film, television and theatre actor and Padma Shri Tom Alter died at aged 67.
Alter acted in over 300 movies apart from numerous TV shows, most famously as the gangster Keshav Kalsi in the hit soap opera Junoon which ran for a record five years during the 1990s.
In addition to acting, Alter also ventured into direction and was a sports journalist in the 80s and 90s.
Alter has written three books, one non-fiction, and two fiction, and in 2008 was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by the Indian government in recognition for his services to the field of arts and cinema.
The Small Saving Schemes like PPF, Kisan Vikas Patra and Sukanya Samriddhi for October-December quarter. Investments in the Public Provident Fund (PPF) scheme will fetch annual rate of 7.8 percent while Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) investments will yield 7.5 percent and mature in 115 months.
The one for girl child savings, Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme will offer 8.3 percent annually.
Similarly, the investment on 5-year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme will yield 8.3 percent.
Banwarilal Purohit appointed as the Governor of Tamil Nadu.
Jagdish Mukhi will take the place of Purohit as the Assam governor. The appointments of five governors, including for Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, and Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands by President Ram Nath Kovind were announced.
India and Norway have extended bilateral cooperation in the health sector through the Norway-India Partnership Initiative for a period of three years starting 2018.
Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed a letter of intent recently.
The Partnership Initiative now extends to Jammu and Kashmir and four other States- Bihar, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are already covered under it.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in Dussehra celebrations at Red Fort Ground in New Delhi.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu are also expected to take part in the celebrations.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will also take part in Dussehra celebrations with the jawans of the Indo-Tibetan Border police at Joshimath in Uttarakhand.
According to the HSBC survey, India placed at global rankings by 12 places to take the 14th spot in terms of best country for expats to live and work.
The list is part of HSBC's latest 'expat explorer survey' that covered 27,587 expats from 159 countries and territories in March and April 2017.
About 71 percent expats in India reported high levels of confidence in the local economy, while 58 percent exuded optimism on political stability.
President Ram Nath Kovind appointed five new Governors for the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Assam, and Meghalaya.
Brig. (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
Satya Pal Malik as the Governor of Bihar.
Banwarilal Purohit as the Governor of Tamil Nadu.
Prof Jagdish Mukhi as the Governor of Assam.
Ganga Prasad as the Governor of Meghalaya.
Devendra Kumar Joshi as the Governor of Andaman & Nicobar islands.
Aeris Communications entered into a partnership with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to provide packaged Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services to small, medium businesses and public sector undertakings (PSUs) in India.
The company will leverage BSNL's wide network coverage, to provide a comprehensive, end-to-end IoT services platform for enterprises, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and service providers.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited was incorporated on 15th September 2000.
Anupam Shrivastava is present Chairman & Managing Director of BSNL.
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) notified new Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 to prohibit range of activities in wetlands.
Wetland is transitional land between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems where the water table is usually at or near the surface or it may be land covered by shallow water.
There are 115 wetlands officially identified by Central Government and of those 26 are identified as wetlands of international importance under Ramsar Convention (an international intergovernmental treaty for the conservation of wetlands to which India is a party).
The Union Government is finalizing electoral bonds scheme in order to bring greater transparency in the funding of political parties.
The scheme was announced in 2017-18.
According to Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), most political parties use lax regime on donations to accept cash donations from anonymous sources.
Nearly 70% of Rs.11,300 crore in party funding over an 11-year period came from unknown sources.
Telecom equipment and solutions provider VNL signed a MoU with BSNL to provide solutions for disaster management.
The 'Relief 123' service will restore connectivity at disaster sites, help locate the affected and integrate information across platforms to enable informed decision-making for quick relief.
It is service which is an integrated disaster response solution for first responders and public safety agencies.