Month: September 2018

Swachh Dhara programme for clean water flagged off in Amaravati

Swachh Dhara programme for clean water flagged off in Amaravati The main objective is to provide clean drinking water across the state. The Tankers providing water across the state will be cleaned periodically. About Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister: N Chandrababu Naidu. Governor: E.S.L Narasimha. Capital: Amaravati. National Parks: Sri Venkateswara National Park, Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Papikonda […]

Jammu-Kashmir panchayat polls to be held in 9 phases from November 17 to December 11

Jammu-Kashmir panchayat polls to be held in 9 phases from November 17 to December 11  The polls will elect 4,130 sarpanch, 29,719 panch and 1,145 ward commissioners. The municipal elections will be held in four phases between October 8-16. People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC) would boycott the panchayat and municipal polls over Article 35-A, which […]

India ranked third in family-owned businesses

India ranked third in family-owned businesses India has a total of 111 companies and $839 billion total market capitalization. India follows China (159 companies) and the US (121 companies). Korea came in fourth place, with 43 companies followed by Indonesia in the 5th place. About Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI)  Founded:1856; 162 years ago Founder: […]

India ranks 130 in United Nation’s Human Development Index

India ranks 130 in United Nation’s Human Development Index India climbed one spot to 130 among 189 countries in the latest Human Development Index (HDI) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). India’s HDI value for 2017 moved to 0.640, up from 0.624 in 2016. HDI measures the progress in key dimensions of human development such as education, health and […]

NABARD approves Rs 65,634.93 crore loan for 93 irrigation projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

NABARD approves Rs 65,634.93 crore loan for 93 irrigation projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana Around 18 projects have been completed. About Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) It is a national mission to improve farm productivity and ensure better utilization of the resources in the country. The budget of ₹53 billion (US$740 million) […]

UBI Bank quit its Antwerp diamond hub in Belgium

UBI Bank quit its Antwerp diamond hub in Belgium Union Bank of India, a State-owned bank, said that it has decided to quit the Antwerp diamond hub in Belgium as the branch did not generate expected business. UBI bank has already filed for the closure of the branch and the process related to shutting the office is […]

Mary Kom won gold in Silesian Open boxing tournament

Mary Kom won gold in Silesian Open boxing tournament M.C.Mary Kom, Five-time World champion, won her third gold medal of the year in the 48kg youth category of the Silesian Open boxing tournament for women in Gliwice, Poland. Mary Kom won against Kazakhstan’s Aigerim Kassanayeva and secured 5-0 in a fine tactical performance. India’s junior boxers claimed 13 medals, six gold, six […]

Super Over introduced for the 1st time ever in Asia Cup

Super Over introduced for the 1st time ever in Asia Cup The 2018 edition of theAsia Cup will have a Super Over to decide tied matches, for the first time ever in the history of the tournament. A Super Over consists of six deliveries and two wickets for each side. The 14th edition of the Asia Cup is currently being held in the United […]

Satya Prakash Malaviya, the former Union Petroleum Minister, passed away

Satya Prakash Malaviya, the former Union Petroleum Minister, passed away Satya Prakash Malaviya, the former Union Petroleum Minister, 84, passed away on 16th September at a private hospital in New Delhi. He was suffering from prostate cancer.  Mr.Malaviya was the Petroleum Minister in the Chandra Shekhar government at the Centre. He also served as Environment […]

Six aerodromes of the Airports Authority of India bagged 7 International Awards

Six aerodromes of the Airports Authority of India bagged 7 International Awards The winning airports are Lucknow, Indore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune airports. The Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards 2017 were presented by the Airports Council International (ACI) at the Customer Excellence Global Summit at Halifax, Canada, on September 12. According to a separate release, Delhi and Mumbai aerodromes shared the top slot […]