India ranks as the fifth most vacation deprived country globally with 60 percent respondents corroborating with the view, Expedia Vacation Deprivation Report 2017. Expedia is a full-service online travel agency. South Korea stood at number one position with 82 percent, followed by France (66 percent), Malaysia (65 percent) and. . . . .
Wockhardt’s Habil Khorakiwala has unveiled his autobiography – Odyssey of Courage. The book recounts four different transformation journeys from the time he started his company and survived in the first 10 to 15 years to become an important national pharmaceutical organisation after liberalisation established global. . . . .
Facebook has introduced new features that will prevent unwanted friend requests and messages from reaching you, a move the social media giant said will save a user, especially women, from harassment. Facebook created the new features after working with New Delhi-based non-profit organisation working for women empowerment,. . . . .
Odisha state government signed a MoU with KfW, a development bank of Germany to avail a concessional long-term loan for strengthening urban infrastructures. According to the MoU, the German-based bank would provide low cost and long-term funds worth Rs 440 crore for a period of 10 years to take up projects like energy efficient. . . . .
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar launched Crime and Criminal Tracking and Networking System (CCTNS) in the state which will provide the police with an access to the national database of history-sheeters. The initiative, a part of Union Home Ministry’s National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Uttar Pradesh accounted for 9.5%. . . . .
Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award given to 27 journalists at an event in Delhi. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu was the chief guest at the event. Among the winners were 17 journalists from print media and 10 from broadcast media. The Ramnath Goenka Awards “recognise courage and commitment and showcase the outstanding. . . . .
The United Kingdom has topped Forbes’ rankings of best countries in the world for business in 2018 for the first time, up from fifth last year. The list ranks 153 countries on 15 factors including property rights, innovation, taxes and red tape. The UK is followed by New Zealand and the Netherlands, while India was ranked. . . . .
Indian Navy in collaboration with its Sri Lankan counterpart has successfully completed the second phase of the joint oceanographic survey conducted off the South Western Coast of Sri Lanka. The survey commenced with the arrival of Indian Naval Ship Sutlej in Sri Lanka.The move is expected to benefit. . . . .
The Cabinet has approved the proposal of Ministry of Railways to set up first ever National Rail and Transport University (NRTU) in Vadodara to skill its human resources and build capability. The University will be set up as a Deemed to Be University under de novo category as per the UGC [Institutions Deemed. . . . .