The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed in principle to give an aid of Rs 1,700 crore to Uttarakhand for infrastructure development and creation of sewerage treatment facilities in urban areas. This was conveyed to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat by the country director of ADB's. . . . .
West Bengal has once again topped in the country with Digambarpur Gram Panchayat (GP) bagging the Centre’s award for the best Gram Panchayat in the country. Besides this, some more Gram Panchayats in districts including Purulia, Birbhum, and Burdwan have also been awarded special prizes for certain achievements. The. . . . .
Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated the 29th Road Safety Week at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Besides administering Road Safety oath, Gadkari also released a book named "Have a Safe Journey" and also awarded school students. Nitin Gadkari said it is government's priority to ensure the. . . . .
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), the country's biggest software services exporter, created history by becoming the first Indian company to reach $100 billion market capitalization (m-cap) milestone. (TCS breached the 3,500 rupees ($52.87) per share mark for the first time, reaching $100 billion or Rs 6,80,912.10 crore. . . . .
The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age. The criminal law amendment ordinance seeks to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Evidence Act, the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual. . . . .
Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala, aged 15, today created history by becoming the country's youngest ever gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games. Anish achieved the feat when he stormed his way into the gold medal with a Games record in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Belmont Shooting Centre. By. . . . .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the tenth edition of Defence Expo at Mahabalipuram in Tamilnadu. PM Modi highlighted the changes since 2014 that have given a boost to defence production in the country. He assured his fellow citizens that the govt is making every effort to best equip the Armed Forces for. . . . .
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) successfully launched the IRNSS-1I navigation satellite aboard the PSLV-C41. The rocket was launched from First Launch Pad (FLP) of SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. IRNSS-1L is expected to replace IRNSS-1A, the first of the seven navigation satellites, which was rendered. . . . .
Kidambi Srikanth has become the first Indian male badminton player to attain the world number one ranking since Prakash Padukone in the 1980s.Srikanth will go past Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, the current world champion, who has been out of action since retiring from the second round of the Indonesia Masters in. . . . .
Indian wrestler and Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar bagged his third straight Commonwealth Games gold medal after winning the men's Freestyle 74 kg event. The 34-year-old wrestler won the final 10-0, having dominated all previous opponents with scorelines of 11-0, 10-0, and 4-0. Sushil has a silver and a bronze. . . . .
India clinched their first-ever badminton mixed team event gold in Commonwealth Games history after defeating defending champions Malaysia 3-1 in the final at Gold Coast. India's previous best performance in the mixed team event at CWG was a silver-medal finish in the 2010 edition. Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth. . . . .
An international conference on ‘Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership’ started in Kathmandu, Nepal. The three-day event is being organized by the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage and Govt of Nepal. The basic objective of the conference is to bring together. . . . .
The two-day Assam Spring Festival began at the Manas National Park where visitors will get to experience the state's local food, music, handloom and handicrafts. Aim: To promote the local food and culture of the fringe villagers. It is an attempt to create a model of alternative livelihood through food, handloom and. . . . .
India’s weightlifter Punam Yadav won gold in the Women’s 69kg weightlifting category. Yadav lifted a combined total of 222kg (100 snatch and 122 clean and jerk) and defeated England’s Sarah Davies her closest competitor to take her second medal at the Commonwealth Games. Venkat Rahul. . . . .
The trial run of the first container train between India and Bangladesh was flagged off from Kolkata city. The train left for Bangladesh with 60 containers loaded with almost 1,200 tonnes of de-oiled cake, used as a raw material for animal feed. It will pass through Sealdah, Naihati, Ranaghat, and Gede in India and. . . . .
The crucial dialogue between the three leading democratic powers (viz. India, Japan and the USA) of the Indo-Pacific region was held in New Delhi. It comes a fortnight ahead of the summit between US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Florida. The India-Japan-US trilateral was launched in. . . . .
West Bengal government on Wednesday introduced a new scheme "Rupashree" for marriage assistance to girls coming from economically weaker families with a budgetary allocation of Rs 1,500 crore. It is proposed to extend a one-time assistance of Rs 25,000 to the family of the girl with an annual income up to Rs 1.5 lakh. . . . .
President Ramnath Kovind conferred the prestigious Padma Awards to 42 persons who've made an extraordinary contribution in their fields in the service of society. This was the second batch of the Padma awardees who received their honors at the Rashtrapati Bhawan's Darbar Hall. Prominent recipients of the Padma. . . . .
Veteran director Shekhar Kapur has been appointed the chairman of the central panel of the 65th National Film Awards. The central panel comprises a chairperson and 10 other members, including five regional chairpersons who head the respective regional panels. Film writer Imtiaz Hussain, known for his works in films like. . . . .
India’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from America landed at the Dabhol regasification terminal in Maharashtra. This is part of a $32-billion supply deal for 20 years that GAIL signed with the Dominion Energy Cove Point project in Maryland and Cheniere Energy Inc’s Sabine Pass. . . . .