Pankaj Advani settled for bronze in the long-up format of the IBSF World billiards championship after losing to English opponent Mike Russell in the semifinals here. Russell reached the desired 1250 mark ahead of Advani. Fact sheet: Venue- Doha (Qatar)
To encourage the development of new technologies in the field of cybersecurity, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology will offer challenge grants of up to Rs. 5 crores to start-ups to spur research and development. Fact sheet: Minister for Electronics and IT- Ravi Shankar Prasad
The study “Indian Roots, American Soil,” found that 100 Indian companies have created 1,13,423 jobs in the U.S with an investment of $17.9 billion, across all The States of USA. New Jersey, Texas, California, New York and Georgia are home to the most number of workers in America directly employed by Indian. . . . .
The advanced developing countries quartet BASIC comprising India, China, Brazil, and South Africa have reiterated political commitment to the “full, effective, and sustained” implementation of the UN Climate Convention and its treaties, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. Fact sheet: The BASIC countries (also. . . . .
Celebrations swept across Australia on Wednesday as voters emphatically endorsed same-sex marriage, political leaders immediately began moves to enshrine the historic shift in law by Christmas. Almost 62% of the 12.7 million people who participated voted “yes” to the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex. . . . .
Zimbabwe’s military seized power on Wednesday saying it was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting “criminals” around the president. Robert Mugabe has ruled the nation since independence 37 years ago. Fact sheet: Capital- Harare Currency- United states dollar
The Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has said that the Government of India is fully committed to continue working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 to eliminate child labour. The Minister made this statement at the plenary session of the 4th Global Conference on Sustained Eradication. . . . .
Every year, the state celebrates its foundation day on the occasion of the birth anniversary of tribal leader Birsa Munda, an important figure in the history of the Indian independence movement. Carved out of Southern Bihar in 2000, the state has been at the centre of Naxalite-Maoist insurgency and also accounts for at least. . . . .
In a bid to deal with the critical pollution situation in the national capital, the Ministry of Petroleum has brought forward the date for the rollout of BS-VI fuel for Delhi to April 1, 2018, instead of the original deadline of April 1, 2020. Environmentalists welcomed the Centre’s decision on Wednesday to advance the. . . . .
The Telangana state government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Patanjali Group for setting up a huge food park in the Nizamabad, Telangana. The Patanjali Group had committed an overall investment of over Rs 10,000 crores countrywide at the recent global food processing fair, World Food India, organised by. . . . .