Month: September 2018

Reserve Bank to purchase govt securities worth Rs 10,000 crore onSeptember 19

Reserve Bank to purchase govt securities worth Rs 10,000 crore onSeptember 19 The purchase of the government securities (G-secs) will be done through Open Market Operations (OMO). The central bank will conduct the OMO through a multi-security auction – of five G-Secs (maturing in 2020, 2022, 2027, 2030, and 2042) using the multiple price method.

Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record

Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record in Berlin with a time of 2hr 1min 39sec. He covered 42.2km in the Marathon. The 33-year-old Olympic champion smashed the previous record by Kenyan runner Dennis Kimetto who clocked 2:02:57. Kipchoge’s run was the largest single improvement on […]

New Website for 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 Inaugurated

New Website for 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 Inaugurated External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj, along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the website for the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019, www.pbdindia.gov.in. The online registration for participation has started for this biennial event.

Punjab National Bank bagged Hindi implementation award Rajbhasha Kirti

Punjab National Bank bagged Hindi implementation award Rajbhasha Kirti Punjab National Bank got an award for outstanding performance in implementing the Official Language Policy during 2017-18. About Punjab National Bank: ♦ Headquarters: New Delhi. ♦ MD& CEO: Shri Sunil Mehta. ♦ Tagline: The Name you can BANK upon!

Jaipur Literature Festival Begins In Houston

Jaipur Literature Festival Begins In Houston The festival is the world’s largest free literary gathering, started with a soulful music performance by Indian Sufi singer Zila Khan. The inaugural session also saw Congress leader and writer Shashi Tharoor discuss his book “Why i am a Hindu” with writer Namita Gokhale.

SpaceX to send tourists around the moon

SpaceX to send tourists around the moon SpaceX has signed on its first private moon traveller. It is yet to reveal the name of the traveller and the timing of the flight to the moon at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California. The original plan called for two paying passengers to fly around the moon […]

Flynas to recruit Saudi women to work as co-pilots and flight attendants

Flynas to recruit Saudi women to work as co-pilots and flight attendants For the first time ever, Riyadh-based carrier Flynas has announced to recruit Saudi women to work as co-pilots and flight attendants. This move is after the kingdom lifted a decades-long ban on female motorists. After the announcement, nearly 1,000 Saudi women have applied […]

Mahindra & Mahindra to become a carbon neutral company by 2040

Mahindra & Mahindra to become a carbon neutral company by 2040 Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) announced that it aims to become a carbon neutral company by 2040 with focus on energy efficiency and usage of renewable power. This decision was stated by chairman Anand Mahindra at the Global Climate Action Summit at San Francisco. The […]

Reliance Infrastructure sold its Mumbai city power distribution business to ATL

Reliance Infrastructure sold its Mumbai city power distribution business to ATL Reliance Infrastructure has sold its Mumbai city power distribution business to Adani Transmission Limited (ATL) for Rs.18,800 crore. Reliance Mumbai Metro is a marquee project. This acquisition makes ATL, the largest deal in the Indian power sector till date. It is presumed that the […]

Russian President Putin is to visit India in October

Russian President Putin is to visit India in October Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit India in the month of October. Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Moscow and held talks with the newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov. During this trip, Putin’s visit to India in October was discussed. Putin’s […]