Rating agency launched an index to measure the performance of investments of foreign portfolio investors (FPI) in the fixed-income market. The Crisil FPI index would serve as the benchmark for the performance of FPI investments in government securities, and "AAA", as well as "AA", rated corporate bonds with the residual maturity. . . . .
Vijay Keshav Gokhale, considered an expert on China, was today named the next foreign secretary succeeding S Jaishankar, who completes his extended tenure later this month. Gokhale, a 1981-batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
He had played a key role in India-China negotiations last year to resolve the 73-day. . . . .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed via video conference the curtain- raiser ceremony of the commemoration of professor Satyendra Nath Bose's 125th birth anniversary at Kolkata. Physicist Satyendra Nath Bose, born on January 1, 1894, is best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s, providing the foundation. . . . .
India recorded 98 tiger deaths and 17 cases of seized bones, skins, and claws, resulting in an estimated total loss of 115 tigers in 2017. While some of them died due to natural causes, several were electrocuted, victims of poisoning, poaching, and road or rail accidents, or were caught in traps, according to data for the year. . . . .
Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) has become the first airport in the country to have a transit lounge in the arrivals section of the International Terminal (T2). Built by Aviserve Airport Services, the lounge was inaugurated in January 2017 but has been made fully functional now. Aviserve will tie. . . . .
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi launched a web portal NARI, which will provide information on all government schemes for women.
The portal carries details on 350 different central schemes for women and will be updated from time to time. The Minister also unveiled a website called e- SAMVAD which is an. . . . .
TenneT, the operator of the Netherlands’ electric grid, has come up with an ambitious plan to build an artificial island in the middle of the North Sea that on completion would support the world’s largest wind farm.
The location for the artificial island is a region called the Dogger Bank, about 100 km (60 miles) off. . . . .
Rising 150 meters from Dubai’s Zabeel Park, the “World’s Largest Picture Frame” has officially opened in the UAE. Known as the Dubai Frame, the structure is the latest in the city’s line of eye-catching megaprojects, offering up panoramic views of the skyline while framing views of iconic buildings such as the Burj. . . . .
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