Eight core sectors grew to a six-month high of 5.2% in September, The eight infrastructure sectors — coal, crude oil, natural gas , refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity. The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 % of the weight of items included. . . . .
The L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (LTMRHL) has been conferred with the ‘Upcoming Metro Rail Project of the Year’ from Construction Week India.
‘Construction Week India’ Awards recognise and reward the achievements of the country’s best in construction and infrastructure business
Following are the slew of measures announced to encourage handloom sector in Telangana.
Loan waiver to benefit about 2,500 handloom weavers worth 10.5 crores
Each eligible for loan waiver up to 1 lakh
Administrative sanction for Gadwal Handloom Park
Handloom Corporation and Powerloom Corporation. . . . .
The Central Water Commission (CWC) gave hydrolo
gical clearance (approval) with the observation that the net availability of water with 75% dependability at Medigadda barrage site is 284.3 tmc
The project secured first-stage clearance for diversion of 3,168.13 hectares of forest land for Kaleshwaram. . . . .
from endearing words like ‘Abba’ and ’Anna’ to Indian delicacies like ‘gulab jamun’ and ‘vada’ can now be found in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
As per the latest list of inclusions, 70 new Indian words from Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, Hindi and Gujarati languages have been added to the dictionary.
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The Indian women’s hockey team qualified for the 2018 World Cup after South Africa won the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.
The Indian team is currently in Japan for the Asia Cup and while a title here will give it bigger bragging rights, the pressure to win has now been lifted. India finished eighth at the Hockey. . . . .
David Miller smashed the fastest century in Twenty20 Internationals
Previous best: South African Richard Levi’s 100 off 45 balls against New Zealand (Hamilton, 2011-12) was the previous fastest T20I century.
India’s K. Srikanth’s won the French Open Super Series men’s singles title. Srikanth triumphed in the Indonesian Open Premier and Australian Open before repeating this feat in Denmark and French Open tournaments.
Record: He also joined the select list of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Chen Long to win four or more Super. . . . .
India on Sunday began shipment of wheat to Afghanistan through the Iranian port of Chabahar. The consignment would be the first to use the new route via Chabahar to access Afghanistan, even as India plans similar transfers in the coming months.
This shipment is part of India’s commitment. . . . .
The Kerala government is gearing up to switch over to Gas-operated (LPG-powered) crematoriums in place of the existing electric powered ones in public areas, as they are eco-friendly and cost-effective.
New Railway line:
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated the Bidar - Kalaburagi New Railway Line to the Nation, by unveiling a plaque at Bidar Railway Station.
The Prime Minister also flagged off the DEMU Service between Bidar and Kalaburagi.
Soundarya Lahari composed by Adi Shankaracharya:
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation through his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat.
From the days of 'Khadi for Nation', we came to see 'Khadi for Fashion', and now the country is moving towards 'Khadi for Transformation'. Khadi and handloom are empowering the poor by bringing positive and qualitative. . . . .
Film producer and veteran Communist leader Atluri Purnachandra Rao passed away after a prolonged illness on Sunday.
Purnachandra Rao was known for films which carried a social message. His Telugu remake of Hindi hit Choti Behan (Adabaduchu) was a major hit.
Autobiography: “Naa gatasmruthulu”
The Implementation of Mission Kakatiya, one of the flagship programmes of the State Government showing positive results.
Objective: Crop yield optimisation in Telangana State.
The programme, which is aimed at rejuvenating villages tanks over a five year Period was intended to restore some 46,531 village. . . . .
England won its maiden FIFA Under-17 World Cup crown in Spain 5-2 in the final.
Brazil in 3rd place:
Brazil downed Mali with two second-half goals in the third-place play-off match of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
Venue: Salt Lake Stadium (Kolkata)
Golden Ball: Philip Foden. . . . .
Patna Pirates won Pro Kabbadi League Season sea Five, it is the third consecutive win to Patna pirates. They won on Gujarat Fortune Giants 55-38 in the final
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai
Special awards (for the season):
Top-scorer: Pardeep Narwal (Patna Pirates);
Best debutant:. . . . .
ISRO today released an image of NGC 2336, a magnificent barred spiral galaxy located in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis, or the giraffe at a distance of 105 million light-years away from Earth.
This Galaxy was one of the first objects chosen to be imaged by the Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) onboard. . . . .