The third Scorpene-class submarine ‘Karanj’ was launched at Mazagon Dock. Karanj is the third of the six Scorpene-class submarines being built by shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) under the P-75I project. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, was the chief guest on the occasion. The submarine has. . . . .
India has been ranked sixth in the list of wealthiest countries with a total wealth of USD 8,230 billion, while the United States topped the chart. According to a report by New World Wealth, the United States is the wealthiest country in the world as the total wealth held in 2017 amounted to USD 64,584 billion, followed. . . . .
Asian Development Bank will give a loan of USD 250 million to the Indian government for construction of all-weather roads in five states under the Prime Minister’s rural road development scheme. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $250 million loan to finance the construction. . . . .
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today inaugurated a multi-storeyed 300 bedded Sarai for patients at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. Singh also presented wheel chairs at the inauguration ceremony of the Sarai at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and. . . . .
The Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG) headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced that five members of parliament (MPs) selected for the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards. Among those selected is Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi, Manipur’s governor. . . . .
A three-day international bird festival will be held at the Dudhwa National Park here from February 9 with nearly 200 leading ornithologists expected to attend. "The purpose behind the international bird festival is to promote eco-tourism in Dudhwa and to give it a distinct international identity besides highlighting its. . . . .
Mobile payments company Paytm and Alibaba Group-owned AGTech Holdings Ltd have formed a joint venture to launch Gamepind, a gaming platform aimed at mobile users in India. Gamepind will offer a host of popular social, casual and sports games with an exclusive rewards programme. The platform will be available as a standalone. . . . .
India is ranked second only to South Africa as the cheapest country to live or retire, according to a recent survey of 112 countries. The survey by GoBankingRates ranked nations on the bases of four key affordability metrics provided by online pricing database Number. The metrics are 1)Local purchasing power index 2)rent. . . . .
R&B star Bruno Mars was the surprise big winner at the Grammy Awards, with a clean sweep of the top awards including Album, Record, and Song of the Year, and six overall. Rapper Kendrick Lamar took home five Grammys on a night that featured powerful #MeToo moments, especially from Kesha, who delivered a searing. . . . .
Acclaimed Ottanthullal artiste Kalamandalam Geethanandan passed away while delivering a performance at Avittathur, Kerala. The 58-year-old theatre artiste and film actor collapsed on stage in the middle of the act. He was given first aid and rushed to the hospital. However, he could not be saved.Geethanandan had given. . . . .
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. . . . .
The Central Government announced the recipients of Padma awards in various categories for 2018.The President has approved the awards for 85 individuals, which includes 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan, and 73 Padma Shri. The awards are announced on the event of the Republic Day every year. In sports. . . . .
The Country celebrates Republic Day on January 26 every year. Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent. . . . .
Minister for Science and Technology launched four new schemes which seek to help young researchers to realize their potential more fully for their own benefit as well as for the betterment of the society at large. The first initiative called Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) Scheme. The. . . . .