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. . . . .
Gujarat University announced a course on spoken Sanskrit in order to popularise the ancient language, making it possibly the first course of its kind in the country. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched the university’s Centre for Spoken Sanskrit which will offer a six-month course for people on how to speak. . . . .
The opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games 2018 saw a record-setting performance of 1,218 drones (unmanned aerial vehicles), flying in sync to create huge formations of various Olympic sports and the iconic Olympic rings. This record was set by Intel. The drones set a world record for the 'most unmanned. . . . .
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in collaboration with the Environmental Sanitation Institute and Tata Trusts, has developed a Sanitation Park which was inaugurated in the Capital by Union Minister, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Sushri Uma Bharti, and Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation,. . . . .
The Competition Commission imposed a fine of Rs 136 crore on internet giant Google for unfair business practices in the Indian market for online search. Passing the order on complaints that were filed back in 2012, the regulator said the penalty is being imposed on Google for "infringing anti-trust. . . . .
Kerala has topped the Health Index report prepared by NITI Aayog while Uttar Pradesh appeared at the bottom among larger states, though it has shown improvement in the recent past. As per the index report for large states, Kerala was followed by Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.Besides Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and. . . . .
The South Central Railway (SCR) has become the first railway zone in the country to complete 100 percent LED lighting at all the stations under its jurisdiction. The SCR has been on the forefront of adopting energy conservation measures. It has attained the status of becoming the first zone in the Indian Railways to. . . . .
Forbes has released its first ever list of richest people in cryptocurrency, which is topped by Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen, with an estimated crypto net worth of USD 7.5-8 billion. The list also features Joseph Lubin with crypto net worth (USD 1-5 billion), Changpeng Zhao (USD 1.1-2 billion), Cameron & Tyler. . . . .
THE rankings 2018: 42 Indian Universities in list
The Times Higher Education (THE) released the list of the best colleges in Asia in the Asia University Rankings 2018 on 6 February. While the top 10 spots were secured by universities from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and South Korea, India managed to improve its score on the index with a total of 42 found a place. . . . .
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport of Mumbai sets record with 980 flights in 24 hours or almost one flight every minute. With this, the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport bettered its own feat of 974 flights in 24 hours, recorded in December 2017. While Gatwick,. . . . .
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. . . . .
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. . . . .
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. . . . .
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. . . . .
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. . . . .