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. . . . .
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. . . . .
In Rajasthan, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal has inaugurated the first mega food park in the state at Roopangarh village near Ajmer. The Food Park is set up at an investment of Rs 113.57 crore and will benefit around 25 thousand farmers in Ajmer and neighboring districts. Center has given. . . . .
Global software firm SAP SE has signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) with NITI Aayog for the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), a flagship programme of the Indian government to promote entrepreneurship and innovation.
As part of the SOI, SAP would adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL). . . . .
Eighty-six years after the city got electricity, overhead power cables in world's oldest city 'Varanasi ' is being dismantled after a project to lay underground lines over 16 sq-km has been finally completed.
Laying cables for 50,000 consumers through the serpentine lanes and congested markets in one of the world’s oldest. . . . .
India’s electricity production grew 34% over seven years to 2017, and the country now produces more energy than Japan and Russia, which had 27% and 8.77% more electricity generation capacity installed, respectively, than India seven years ago.
India produced 1,160.10 billion units (BU) of electricity–one. . . . .
The World Water Day is observed on 22 March every year, to raise awareness about the importance of water.
The day was first celebrated on 22 March 1993 and aims to focus on the importance of water and need to preserve it.
The theme this year is, ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring. . . . .
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) in New Delhi. He also presented Gandhian Young Technological Innovation GYTI Awards 2018.
The 5-day festival is being organised by Rashtrapati Bhavan in association with the Department of Science and Technology and the National. . . . .
The Telangana government is setting up a ₹100-crore Apparel Super Hub in Sircilla. It signed a memorandum of understanding with Kay Ventures to roll out the project.
To be set up on 20 acres, the hub will be completed in three phases. The first phase will be taken up with an investment of ₹30 crore in a. . . . .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated Uttar Pradesh’s biggest solar power plant in Mirzapur district’s Chhanvey block.
The prime minister and the French president pressed a button to energise the solar panels and dedicated the 75 MW facility to the people.
Built at a cost of. . . . .
India and France sign 14 pacts in various fields including solar energy, climate change, and defence; PM says, reciprocal logistics support agreement between armed forces of India and France is a milestone in the history of defence cooperation between the two countries.
The 14 agreements include:-
Illicit. . . . .
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually to acknowledge the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe.
It falls on March 8 every year and is celebrated by almost every other women’s brand reminding us to feel empowered, while standing up for the equality and freedom for. . . . .
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos tops this year's Forbes World's Billionaires list with a record fortune of $122 billion.Bezos' fortune increased by $39.2 billion in 2017 - the largest up move in anyone's net worth recorded by Forbes last year.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is second. . . . .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a new building for the Central Information Commission CIC at Munirka in the national capital, nearly 12 years after the transparency panel came into being.
The new building will enable the Commission to function from a single location.The new CIC building is. . . . .
The first ever screen acting course for actors from Nepal at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune has concluded. Eminent filmmaker and FTII alumnus Subhash Ghai presented certificates to the visiting actors.
The visiting actors comprising 12 men and 8 women are top-ranking stars of Nepal. They have established. . . . .
The important Cabinet Approvals chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi are given as follows...
The Cabinet has approved
The signing of MoU between India and Jordan on Cooperation in Health Sector.
The signing of MoU between India and Jordan on Cooperation in the Field of Manpower.
MoU. . . . .
The apex anti-terror body National Investigation Agency (NIA) will be the nodal authority for probing cases of human trafficking after the government approved a proposal in this regard.
The Union Cabinet okayed the draft Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection, and Rehabilitation) Bill, which also proposes a punishment. . . . .
With a mission to build a New India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the 'Run for New India' marathon in Surat, Gujarat. People across all-ages enthusiastically participated in the marathon.
The 'Run for New India marathon was flagged off from the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium of the city.
The Marathon is aimed. . . . .
The RBI launched ‘Ombudsman Scheme’ for non-banking financial companies (NBFC) for redressal of complaints against them.
“The scheme will provide a cost-free and expeditious complaint redressal mechanism relating to deficiency in the services by NBFCs covered under the Scheme,”. The offices of the NBFC ombudsmen. . . . .
India's 1st Online Radio Station 'Radio Umang' was launched recently in India.
Listeners can tune in to this online radio station through web streaming or download the app.
With 24 hours programming, it has found listeners in Hindi speaking regions of India and in over 60 countries worldwide.