External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who is visiting Indonesia as part of her three-nation tour, co-chaired the fifth meeting of the India-Indonesia Joint Commission with her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi. Sushma Swaraj also met Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla in Jakarta. Indonesia President- Joko. . . . .
The 26th World Book Fair has begun at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi and will be held till January 14, 2018. The book fair is an event which witnesses participation of lakhs of visitors and book lovers who throng the bookstalls every year. The fair, this year, is themed around environment-related issues such as climate. . . . .
Goa will be hosting the 3rd edition of the Science Film Festival of India between January 16-19. The festival, titled SCI-FFI Goa, is being organised by the state-based Vidnyan Parishad, Goa's Department of Science and Technology, the Entertainment Society of Goa and the Goa College. . . . .
The managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Ravi Menon, has been named the best central bank governor in Asia-Pacific for 2018 by the UK-based magazine, The Banker. This annual award administered by The Banker, a publication under The Financial Times Group, is based on a selection process involving. . . . .
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) presented the new Rs 10 banknote under the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series. The new Rs 10 note is chocolate brown in colour, and it will bear the signature of RBI Governor Urjit Patel. The back of the note features a motif of Sun Temple in Konark, 'depicting the country's. . . . .
Meghalaya signed the Host City Contract with the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for hosting the 39th National Games in 2022.the tripartite contract was signed between the IOA, the Meghalaya State Olympic Association and the state government. Meghalaya had made the bid to host the 39th National. . . . .