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25th GST Council meet slashes rates on 29 items to zero per cent

The GST panel, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising representatives of all states, at its 25th meeting at Vigyan Bhawan decided to reduce the tax rate on 29 items and 53 categories of services with effect from January 25. The major highlights of the meeting are: 1. Filing of GSTR 3B. . . . .

India attends its first SCO military cooperation meeting

India, for the first time, took part in a meeting of the international military cooperation departments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) since joining the bloc last year. An Indian delegation led by Major General Ajay Seth participated in the meeting, which discussed issues of practical cooperation. . . . .

Israeli PM inaugurates 3rd edition of annual Raisina Dialogue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurates 3rd edition of the "geopolitical" conference, "Raisina Dialogue". PM Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attend the inaugural session of the three-day event. This year's topic of Raisina Dialogue is Managing Disruptive Transitions - Ideas, Institutions, and. . . . .

IWDRI-2018 concludes successfully

The two-day International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) successfully concluded here today, setting the stage for taking the dialogue on resilient infrastructure forward at the global level.   The Workshop was organized by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) jointly with United. . . . .

President Kovind addresses 45th Convocation of AIIMS

President Ram Nath Kovind graced and addressed the 45th convocation of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Union Health Minister JP Nadda also participated in the 45th annual convocation.

Fourth ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture & Forestry held in Delhi

India and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) nations agreed to jointly work to mitigate the challenges of climate change, enhance livelihood opportunities through agroforestry, exchange farm machinery and develop heterotic rice hybrids. They also called for joint efforts towards managing food security. . . . .

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated 4th International Conference on Dharma-Dhamma at Rajgir in Bihar


President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated 4th International Conference on Dharma-Dhamma at Rajgir in Bihar.  The Conference is being organised by Nalanda University in collaboration with the Centre for Study of Religion and Society, India Foundation, and the Ministry of External Affairs with an aim to provide an opportunity. . . . .

ASEAN leaders to meet to commemorate 25 years of India-ASEAN ties

Leaders of all ASEAN nations will be in New Delhi to commemorate 25 years of India-ASEAN ties. Talks ranging from trade to security and counter-terrorism are expected to take ties to new heights. On the 25th Anniversary of India-ASEAN ties, leaders of 10 nations will be in India on January 25. India will present a blueprint. . . . .

PM inaugurates PIO Parliamentary conference 

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the first Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference in Delhi on the occasion of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. This day is celebrated every year to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community in the development of India. It also commemorates the return. . . . .

Sushma Swaraj co-chairs fifth meeting of India-Indonesia joint Commission

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who is visiting Indonesia as part of her three-nation tour, co-chaired the fifth meeting of the India-Indonesia Joint Commission with her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi. Sushma Swaraj also met Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla in Jakarta. Indonesia President- Joko. . . . .

India to represent in second UN World Tourism Organization/UNESCO World Conference

The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest Climate Change, Dr Mahesh Sharma led the Indian delegation to the second UN World Tourism Organization/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, with focus on sustainable development, which was held in Muscat, Capital city of Oman, during 11-12th. . . . .

Suresh Prabhu held talks with Argentina president

The Minister for Commerce and Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu held a number of bilateral meetings today in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the ongoing World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference. The Minister for Commerce and Industry also participated in the Business Forum: Plenary Session on Trade and Agriculture: ‘Promoting. . . . .

Afghanistan vice president held talks with Indian vice president

The Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu held talks with the visiting Second Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Sarwar Danish. India has commenced supply of 1,70,000 tonnes of Wheat grain assistance to Afghanistan via the Chabahar Port in Iran, since the recent inauguration of the first. . . . .

Prime minister addressed 90th Annual General meeting of FICCI

The Prime Minister addressed the inaugural session of the 90th Annual General Meeting of FICCI. He said, that similarly, FICCI has a role to play in making GST more effective. He said the Government's effort is to ensure that maximum businesses register for GST. He said the more formal the system becomes, the more it will benefit. . . . .

India looking forward to improve it’s ties with ASEAN nations

The Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Minister of State Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju addressed a function to celebrate 50 years of ASEAN and 25 years of India-ASEAN Partnership. He said the 3 C’s - Culture, Connectivity and Commerce. . . . .

International Conference on Groundwater Organized in Delhi

An International conference is being organized on the Groundwater issues in the country from 11th-13th December in New Delhi.The conference has been organized by the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee and Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) under the aegis of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga. . . . .

Russia-India-China Foreign Ministers Meeting held in Delhi

15th trilateral meeting of the Russia-India-China (RIC) foreign ministers was held in New Delhi. It was held between India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi. The meeting is expected to review global and regional issues of. . . . .

First meeting of 15th Finance commission held

Meeting for the first time after its constitution last week, the 15th Finance Commission on Monday decided to involve various research organisations across the country.  The panel will decide on devolution share of states from central taxes  It will suggest measures to improve the Consolidated Fund of a State. . . . .

India re-elected to IMO council

India has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization [IMO] under Category “B” at the 30th session of the Assembly of the IMO held in London on 01 December 2017.  The 30th Session of the IMO Assembly is being held at IMO Headquarters London from 27 November to 06 December 2017. In 1959. . . . .

For the first time in India, World Congress on Information Technology to be held in Hyderabad

The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) will be making it's 2018 debut in India, choosing Hyderabad as its destination. About 5,000 delegates are likely to take part in the event. It is not only the debut of WCIT in India but the first time Hyderabad holding an event of NILF’s (Nasscom India Leadership Forum) global. . . . .

16th Annual Convocation of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha held in
Hyderabad

The Vice President of India said that language can help good governance because information and knowledge can create an enlightened citizenry. He addressed the 16th Annual Convocation of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, in Hyderabad.

15th edition of Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) under the control of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology organizing the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference from November 12-15, 2017 in New Delhi. This is the 15th Conference of APCERT and first ever conference in India and South. . . . .

EU nations joint defence agreement

At least 20 countries in the European Union will sign up to a new defence pact next week, promoted by France and Germany, to fund and develop joint military hardware. The Permanent Structured Cooperation, or PESCO, could be the biggest leap in EU defence policy in decades and may go some way to matching the bloc’s economic. . . . .

4th India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue to begin on 13th November

A high-level delegation led by the Canadian International Trade Minister, Mr François-Philippe Champagne is visiting India to attend the 4th Annual Ministerial Dialogue (AMD) scheduled to begin in New Delhi. The Indian delegation will be led by the Commerce and Industry Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu.  Efforts would. . . . .

Indian P.M visit to Philippines

P.M will be in Manila on a three-day visit starting 12th November. This will be P.M’s first bilateral visit to the Philippines P.M’s to participate in: P.M will participate in the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summits,Special Celebrations of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). . . . .

Curtains raised for International Children’s Film Festival in Hyderabad

Curtains raised for International Children’s Film Festival in Hyderabad The 20th International Children’s Film Festival got off to a colourful start here on Wednesday with 280 children from 14 schools presenting dance forms from across the country. Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI) and the Government. . . . .

COP-23 Bonn conference

COP-23 Bonn conference The world’s nations are meeting for the 23rd annual “conference of the parties”(COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which aims to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”,  halt global warming. Venue: Bonn (Germany) Date: 6-17 November.

UNITY DEAL BETWEEN HAMAS AND FATAH

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed an agreement on Thursday on ending a decade-long split following talks mediated by Egypt in Cairo, with President Mahmud Abbas calling it a “final” accord.Under the agreement, the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority is to resume full control of the Hamas-controlled Gaza. . . . .



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