The board of directors of Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved debt financing and Partial risk guarantees totalling $583 million to help develop the Reliance Bangladesh Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Power Project in Dhaka. Fact sheet: 1. Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines 2. President- Takahiko Nakao
Amnesty International released its global report ‘Deadly but Preventable Attacks: Killings and Enforced Disappearances of Those who Defend Human Rights’. The report said that: “In India, journalists, land rights activists, and those advocating the rights of ethnic and religious minorities, Dalits and Adivasis (tribal). . . . .
Russia has been banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang (South Korea) in an historic decision by the International Olympic Committee – although some Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under a neutral flag.The head of the IOC, Thomas Bach, revealed the decision in a press conference in Lausanne,. . . . .
The International Solar Alliance (ISA), which aims at increasing solar energy deployment in member countries, will become a treaty-based international inter governmental organization from 06th December 2017. The ISA, headquartered in India, has its secretariat located in the campus of the National Institute of Solar. . . . .
Indian-American California senator Kamala Harris has topped the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine’s 2017 list of ’50 Leading Global Thinkers’. She belongs to democratic party of USA. She is the first-ever Indian-American to be elected to the US Senate. Seen as a potential Democratic presidential candidate,. . . . .
India successfully test-fired Akash its supersonic surface-to- air missile with indigenous radio frequency seeker from a test range in Odisha.The state-of- the-art indigenous missile targeting an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) 'Banshee' was fired from the launch complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.
The list of 10 most followed Indians on Twitter in 2017 topped by Narendra Modi with 37.5 million followers, Amitabh Bachchan with 31.5 million followers in second position. Top Hashtag Trends of the Year: Tamil film Mersal generated colossal engagement from fans of South Indian cinema, making #Mersal the top hashtag. . . . .
Lawyers demanding percentage of claimed amount from clients:The practice of some lawyers demanding a percentage of the claim amount awarded to clients by the courts as professional fees, was severely criticized by the Supreme Court and ruled that this amounts to “misconduct” and goes against public policy. The. . . . .
Telangana government is setting up T-Works in Hyderabad by the end of 2018. With an equipment worth $20 million, it will be set up in 2,50,000 square feet area.The initiative was announced by IT Minister KT Rama Rao at India Design Summit organized by CII in collaboration with Telangana government.T-Works is expected to serve. . . . .