Month: February 2018

Intermodal stations to come up in 15 cities

Intermodal stations to come up in 15 cities National Highways Authority of India has prioritized 15 cities across the country for the development of intermodal stations. Out of these 15 cities, Nagpur & Varanasi have been selected as pilot projects. Intermodal stations are terminal infrastructure which integrates transportation modes like rail, road, inland waterways, etc so that […]

Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein arrives in India

Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein arrives in India King of Jordan Abdullah-II bin Al-Hussein has arrived in India on a 3 day visit. This will be his second visit to India after his visit along with Queen Rania in 2006. The two sides are expected to sign a number of memorandums of understanding and agreements in diverse […]

Nadda rolls out free viral load tests for HIV

Nadda rolls out free viral load tests for HIV Health minister JP Nadda has launched the free Viral Load Tests, which measure the quantity of virus in the body. The move is likely to benefit 12 lakh people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in the country. The test is of immense importance to monitor the effectiveness […]

Former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian Dies

Former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian Dies TSR Subramanian, former Cabinet Secretary of the Union government passed away due to prolonged illness. Subramanian, a 1961 batch officer of the Indian Administrative Service, was the cabinet secretary from August 1, 1996, to March 31, 1998. He also headed several government committees, including those on education and environment.

Modi to address India-Korea Business Summit

Modi to address India-Korea Business Summit PM Modi addressed the 2nd India-Korea Business Summit in New Delhi. The summit aims to create framework for an open & action-oriented dialogue b/w top business leaders & govt officials from India & Korea. This year, the theme of the summit is “India-Korea: Scaling up the Special Strategic Relationship […]

Shipping ministry and IIT Madras joins hand

Shipping ministry and IIT Madras joins hand Shipping ministry has set up a centre in a joint initiative with IIT Madras to accelerate indigenous development of technology & patents. It also aims to reduce reliance on costly foreign consultations. The centre, supported by ministry’s flagship Sagarmala Project, will be located at the satellite campus of IIT […]

AIIB approves $1.5 billion of loans to India

AIIB approves $1.5 billion of loans to India Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has approved $1.5 billion in loans to India for infrastructure-related projects in 2018. The funds would be used for investment in India’s energy, roads and urban development projects. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a multilateral development bank that aims to support the […]

Saudi Arabia allows women to join military

Saudi Arabia allows women to join military Saudi Arabia has for the first time opened applications for women to join its military. The women, however, will not be given combat roles but will work in security. To apply, women will need to fulfil 12 requirements besides obtaining their guardian’s approval. Decision to recruit female soldiers […]

Baichung Bhutia quits TMC

Baichung Bhutia quits TMC Former Indian football team captain Baichung Bhutia has announced his resignation from Trinamool Congress. The former striker quit professional football in 2011 and joined the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC in 2013 to give politics a shot. In recent times, he went against the party stand on Gorkhaland and has expressed his support […]

Bangladesh appoint Courtney Walsh as coach

Bangladesh appoint Courtney Walsh as coach Bangladesh has named former West Indies cricketer Courtney Walsh as the interim coach for upcoming tri-nation Twenty20 series. Walsh, who has been Bangladesh’s bowling coach since 2016, takes over as interim coach from former Zimbabwean cricketer Richard Halsall. Position of Bangladesh’s head coach had been vacant since Oct, when […]