India will host the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit on 11th March, which will be attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. It will be hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attended by leaders from over 50 member countries. During the. . . . .
Uttar Pradesh's Khadi and Village Industries Board signed a pact with Amazon India to facilitate online selling of Khadi products. As part of a MoU, Amazon India will educate, train and enable rural khadi artisans to directly sell their products to Amazon.in customers across the country under the brand. . . . .
The Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare has launched six new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform to make it more us users friendly. The six new features are e-NAM Mobile App, BHIM payment facility, new and improved Web site with eLearning Module, MIS Dashboard, Grievance Redressal. . . . .
India captain Virat Kohli created history when he became the first Indian batsman to cross the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and ODIs, and second in the world after South Africas AB de Villiers, confirmed the latest ICC ODI player rankings released. Kohli thus moved ahead of Brian Lara in the all-timers list, having. . . . .
The Delhi administration will launch ‘Mission Buniyaad’ from April this year to improve learning levels of students attending primary classes in the state government and municipal schools. The project is on the lines of government’s previous scheme called "Chunauti", which assessed students of Class 6 to Class. . . . .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 'UP Investors summit', the two-day mega event being organised by the Yogi Adityanath government in Lucknow. The event aims at attracting investment in Uttar Pradesh and making it an ideal destination for investment. Around 5000 delegates from across India and the world. . . . .
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K. Singh inaugurated the international R&D Conclave’ in New Delhi. It is a two-day conference on Emerging Opportunities and Challenges of R&D in Indian Power Sector. The sessions in the Conference will focus on R&D activities. . . . .
The Gandhi Nagar railway station in Jaipur became the country's first major railway station to be fully-managed by women. Gandhi Nagar is an important railway station in Jaipur situated on the Jaipur-Delhi rail route with more than 50 trains passing through the station out of which 25 halting at the station.. . . . .
India test-fired its medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of 2,000 km from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher at the Launch Complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR). The Intermediate Range Ballistic. . . . .
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the International Conference on Agriculture - Agricon 2018 at the Chandra Shekher Azad University of Agriculture and Technology in Kanpur. The President also inaugurated the AgriExpo exhibition at the campus. Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and state agriculture Minister. . . . .
India, for the first time, will be host to the Theatre Olympics since the event's inception in 1993, the Ministry of Culture in association with National School of Drama (NSD). Running from February 17 to April 8, the eighth edition of the international event will see over 500 plays and 700 ambience performances by artists. . . . .
An international exhibition and conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Device sector ‘India Pharma & India Medical Device 2018’ began in Bengaluru. Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers Ananth Kumar inaugurated the three-day event where Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda,. . . . .
India’s biggest electricity producer NTPC Ltd has won tender to supply 300 megawatts (MW) of electricity to power-starved Bangladesh for 15 years. The tender was floated by Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for the supply of 500 MW power from India for short-term (2018-2019) and long-term ( 2020 2033). NTPC. . . . .
India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit 2018 was held in New Delhi. The two countries discussed trade relations in the agricultural sector. Gajender Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Sergey Beletskiy, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Russia addressed the India-Russia. . . . .
The defence ministry of India approved capital acquisition proposals worth Rs.15,935 crore which included the purchase of 7.40 lakh assault rifles, 5,719 sniper rifles and light machine guns to bolster the strength of the armed forces. The long-pending proposals were cleared at a meeting of the Defence. . . . .
Defending champion Karnataka’s Kishan Gangolli won the 13th edition of the National ‘A’ Chess Championship for the blind in Mumbai. The championship was organised by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB). At the end of the 13th round, Asian Championship winner, Gangolli became the champion. . . . .
The Gevora Hotel in Dubai, developed by the Al Attar Group has now become the “world’s tallest hotel”. It stands 356 metres and 53 centimetres tall. It is one metre taller than the previous holder of the title, the JW Marriott Marquis, in the same city. The title has been confirmed by Guinness. . . . .