India won the U-19 World Cup final against Australia by 8 wickets in Mount Maunganui, as the young guns got off to a big start. India has lifted the Under-19 World Cup trophy thrice and Prithvi Shaw has joined the likes of Mohammad Kaif (2002), Virat Kohli (2008) and Unmukt Chand (2012) to become fourth Indian. . . . .
In a major development ahead of the Global Investors' Summit, the Assam government signed a MoU with National Building Construction Corporation (India) Ltd for setting up a Twin Tower Trade Centre here at the projected cost of Rs 1.950 crore in self-financing mode. The project will be implemented. . . . .
Indian Railways' all-new 12,000 horsepower electric locomotive -- being produced in collaboration with Alstom-BSE -4.39 % of France and which can run at speeds of up to 120 kmph would be rolled out in March when French President Emmanuel Macron visits India. The high-speed electric locomotive has a. . . . .
In order to boost the rapidly developing sector of Urban development, Andhra Pradesh government will be organizing a three-day innovation summit on the theme of ‘Urban transformation to Global Living’. Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu announced that Happy Cities Summit will be held between April 10 and 12 in Bhavani. . . . .
The two-day Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018 is all set to kick-start with the presence of over 2000 domestic and international industry leaders and representatives at Guwahati. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Summit on 3rd February 2018 in Guwahati. Several union ministers including Nitin. . . . .
The 7th India Energy Congress was held in New Delhi. Over 400 experts are expected to brainstorm on energy transition across the globe in view of technology and digital disruptions. The India Energy Congress is the flagship event of World Energy Council India (WEC India) and joint event of ministries of power, coal,. . . . .
Shailendra Kumar Joshi has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Telangana State. decision The decision was taken by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Joshi, Special Chief Secretary for Irrigation and Catchment Area Development (I&CAD) department, took charge from the outgoing Chief Secretary, Shekhar. . . . .
The 32nd Surajkund International Crafts fair will begin in Faridabad. Around 20 countries & all the states of India will participate in the fair. The annual fair this year will be a 'child-friendly event' and highlight zero tolerance towards child rights violation. This year, Uttar Pradesh has been chosen. . . . .
IPS officer Sudeep Lakhtakia took over as the Director General of the black cats' commando force National Security Guard (NSG) after the retirement of chief S P Singh. Lakhtakia, a 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Telangana cadre, was till now serving as Special DG in the Central Reserve Police. . . . .
Cellphones, cars and motorcycles, fruit juices, perfumes, and footwear are among the several items that will become costlier after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hiked customs duties on them in Union Budget 2018-19. However, select items such as imported raw cashew nuts, solar tempered glass and raw. . . . .
India's ranking in Democracy Index 2017, released by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), has slipped down to 42nd spot from 32nd last year and classified among "flawed democracies". India 's overall score has fallen to 7.23 points, even though it scored well on electoral process and pluralism (9.17). However, it has. . . . .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the first Khelo India School Games in the national capital and exhorted the nation to usher in a sporting revolution. The mission aims to develop a sporting culture in the country, identify talents from grassroots and groom them for international success. The National Capital. . . . .
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivered his Budget 2018 speech, with the government focusing on the agricultural sector and farmers' income. Signalling that fiscal prudence has gone off track, Jaitley proposed a fiscal deficit target of 3.3 percent of GDP for 2018-19. The target he had set for 2018-19 last year. . . . .
The government and World Bank signed a $100 million (about Rs 6,400 crore) loan agreement to promote rural economy in selected blocks of Tamil Nadu across 26 districts, benefiting over 4 lakh people. The Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project will create an enabling environment for producer. . . . .
Celebrating the game, Football Delhi honored the Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri announcing his birthday to be celebrated as Delhi’s Football Day. Football Delhi took the decision during their first executive meeting of the year, chaired by president Shaji Prabhakaran. The 33-year-old, who had spent his initial. . . . .