India will host the One Day International World Cup in 2023 as well as the Champions Trophy in 2021, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed in its Special General Meeting (SGM) on Monday.This is the first time India would be hosting an ODI World Cup completely. India has previously co-hosted ODI World Cup. . . . .
The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) launched bitcoin futures on its exchange for trading. The bitcoin futures are cash-settled contracts that settle to a single, tradable auction price. Bitcoin futures listed on CBOE are based on the cryptocurrency’s prices listed on the Gemini bitcoin exchange. These futures on this. . . . .
Business schools are struggling hard for placements with only 20 percent students landing job offers, making this placement year the most challenging in recent times, according to Assocham. The chamber observed that job opportunities for business school (b-school) students are drying on account of factors like demonetisation.. . . . .
Vice-President of India and Chairman, Rajya Sabha Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today suggested a 10 point charter to ensure the effective functioning of legislatures in the country so that peoples respect for the democratic institution can be sustained.He addressed on “Importance of Legislatures” organized by PRS Legislative Research.. . . . .
The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest Climate Change, Dr Mahesh Sharma led the Indian delegation to the second UN World Tourism Organization/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, with focus on sustainable development, which was held in Muscat, Capital city of Oman, during 11-12th. . . . .
The Minister for Commerce and Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu held a number of bilateral meetings today in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the ongoing World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference. The Minister for Commerce and Industry also participated in the Business Forum: Plenary Session on Trade and Agriculture: ‘Promoting. . . . .
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that India has noted with great interest the new initiatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria, particularly the Green Alternative initiative – a roadmap to make Nigeria self- sufficient in agriculture and a major exporter of agricultural products.. . . . .
The Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu held talks with the visiting Second Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Sarwar Danish. India has commenced supply of 1,70,000 tonnes of Wheat grain assistance to Afghanistan via the Chabahar Port in Iran, since the recent inauguration of the first. . . . .
An International conference is being organized on the Groundwater issues in the country from 11th-13th December in New Delhi.The conference has been organized by the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee and Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) under the aegis of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga. . . . .
Mount Hope is crowned the highest peak on UK territory at 3,239 metres after satellites reveal it is nearly 400 metres TALLER than first thought.Mount Hope in the British Antarctic Territory was recently remeasured, was found to be 377 metres (1,237 ft) taller than thought. This means it overtakes Britain's previous record holder Mount. . . . .
Pistol aces Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu bagged a bronze each to continue India's medal charge at the 10th Asian Championship 10m Rifle/Pistol in Wako City, Japan. Jitu won an individual bronze in the men's 10m Air Pistol, which also helped the Indian team comprising Shahzar Rizvi and Omkar. . . . .
Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched first NIC-CERT, a setup of National Informatics Centre to prevent and predict cyber attacks on government utilities on 11/12/2017. NIC-CERT has been set up with the objective of creating a comprehensive framework that integrates world-class. . . . .