Clean Air week A Clean Air Week would be organised from 01 to 05 November, 2018 in collaboration with the Government of Delhi and the four major NCR cities to control the air pollution. For this, 52 teams have been formed to ensure compliance and safety and take quick action. The teams will be jointly … Continued
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The sail training ship of Indian Navy, INS Tarangini based at Kochi, returned after a seven month long sailing across the world to a grand reception at naval base, Kochi on 30 Oct 18. Details of Voyage The Voyage named “Lokayan 18” was flagged off on 10 Apr 18 from Kochi. During the voyage, the … Continued
India and Japan signed a currency swap agreement worth $75 billion during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan. What is a currency swap agreement? A currency swap typically involves the exchange of interest and sometimes of principal in one currency for the same in another currency. Interest payments are exchanged at fixed dates through … Continued
The 13th India-Japan annual summit commenced with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe visiting a factory of FANUC Corporation, one of the largest makers of industrial robots in the world, followed by a private dinner at Abe’s holiday home in Yamanashi prefecture. The visit to the FANUC facility was important in … Continued
In a public speech Deputy Governor Viral Acharya said “Governments that do not respect central bank independence will sooner or later incur the wrath of financial markets, ignite economic fire, and come to rue the day they undermined an important regulatory institution.” Disagreements between RBI and North Block over setting benchmark interest rates have been … Continued
Sleek package: The ‘Train 18’ will be inducted into the Railways after safety checks. The gleaming, blue-nosed train standing at Chennai’s Integral Coach Factory (ICF) has a cone-shaped frontage, similar to a bullet train. Facilities in new train The new train comes fitted with amenities on a par with the best in the world from … Continued
Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the first Mega Food Park in Gujarat. Promoted by M/s Gujarat Agro Infrastructure Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd the Park is located at Village Shah and Vasravi, Taluka Mangrol, District Surat. A 2nd Mega Food Park has been sanctioned by the Ministry in Mehsana … Continued
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), or Bhutan United Party, has emerged the winner in the final round of parliamentary elections in Bhutan, votes for which were cast on October 18. These parliamentary elections were the third since Bhutan transitioned to a constitutional monarchy 10 years ago. Bhutan has a two-round election system, much like France. In … Continued
Last week, data submitted in Delhi High Court by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) showed that it had not seized a single ampoule of oxytocin in 2016-17 and 2017-18. This came amid repeated assertions by the central government that there has been “rampant misuse” of oxytocin in India. What is Oxytocin? Oxytocin is … Continued
Withdrawl from ruling coalition and alliance with opposition Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to withdraw his faction from the ruling coalition and replace Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has plunged the country into a political crisis. This was further complicated, a day later, by the President’s move to suspend Parliament … Continued