The Economic Survey 2018 has predicted that the Indian economy will be growing at a fast pace, with the GDP growing at 7-7.5 percent in the current fiscal. The survey also shows that the number of indirect taxpayers has increased by 50 percent after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST.) This is the. . . . .
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has launched Pledge for Khelo India at Khelo India School Games Carnival in Delhi.The pledge resonates with the vision of Khelo India programme and is aimed at inspiring youngsters to build mass participation and excellence in sports. It also promises to the participant and encourages. . . . .
The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur launched the ‘Shakti’ app for women’s safety in the state. The app was developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Himachal Pradesh government, which comes with a panic button. It would be available in both Hindi and English languages. . . . .
Roger Federer was the defending champion and successfully defended his title, defeating Marin Cilic in the final. Federer won with 6-2, 6(5)-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 against Cilic. It is the 6th Australian Open, which Federer has clinched. Also, it is the 20th Grand Slam title which Federer grabbed. The. . . . .
Vijay Gokhale will take charge as the next foreign secretary, succeeding S Jaishankar.A 1981-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, Gokhale is currently serving as the Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He was India's Ambassador to China before moving back to the MEA in New Delhi. Gokhale will have a two-year. . . . .
Oxford Dictionaries has chosen 'Aadhaar' as the Hindi word of 2017. The word gained popularity due to Aadhaar card, which was in news last year and is likely to remain in highlight this year as well. The announcement was made at a session "Oxford Dictionaries' Hindi Word of the Year" during the ongoing Jaipur. . . . .