Day: October 4, 2018

SIDBI Launched National Level Entrepreneurship Awareness Campaign ‘Udyam Abhilasha’

SIDBI Launched National Level Entrepreneurship Awareness Campaign ‘Udyam Abhilasha’  Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) launched a National Level Entrepreneurship Awareness Campaign, Udyam Abhilasha in 115 Aspirational Districts identified by NITI Aayog in 28 States and reaching to around 15,000 youth. They will join to contribute “the transformation mission” unleashed for these districts.

India-Born Professor Gita Gopinath Named IMF Chief Economist

India-Born Professor Gita Gopinath Named IMF Chief Economist She succeeded Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld. She is currently working as John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University. She received her PhD in economics from Princeton University in 2001 after earning a B.A. from the University of Delhi and M.A. degrees from both the Delhi […]

Nobel Prize 2018: Nobel Prize In Physics Goes To Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou And Donna Strickland

Nobel Prize 2018: Nobel Prize In Physics Goes To Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou And Donna Strickland  Nobel Medicine or Physiology Prize awarded to James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.”. This is for the first time that no Literature Prize will be given in […]

Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated World Peace monument

Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated World Peace monument Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the world’s largest dome at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology(MIT)’s World Peace University (MIT-WPU) campus at Loni Kalbhor. It was inaugurated to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The ‘World Peace Monument’ dome took nearly 13 years to be built. The monument is of 160 ft. in diameter […]

India ranked 5th in pictorial warnings on cigarette packets: Canadian Cancer Society

India ranked 5th in pictorial warnings on cigarette packets: Canadian Cancer Society According to a report released by the Canadian Cancer Society named Cigarette Package Health Warning International Status Report 2018, India ranked 5th among 206 countries. This was released in Geneva at the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework […]

Mahatma Gandhi awarded the US Congressional Gold Medal

Mahatma Gandhi awarded the US Congressional Gold Medal It is the highest civilian honour given by the US Congress very few foreigners have received this award. The resolution is co-sponsored by four Indian American lawmakers Ami Bera, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal. Tulsi Gabbard is the current co-chair of the House Congressional Caucus on India […]

Ravi Venkatesan appointed as UNICEF special representative

Ravi Venkatesan appointed as UNICEF special representative  He was the chairman of the Bank of Baroda between 2015-18. About UNICEF Full Form: United Nations Children’s Fund. Executive Director: Henrietta H. Fore. Headquarters: New York, USA. Member: 190 countries.

Lonar Lake and St. Marys Island are announced to be geoparks

Lonar Lake and St. Marys Island are announced to be geoparks Lonar Lake, an ancient circular lake created by a meteorite strike, in Maharashtra and St. Mary’s Island, a hexagonal mosaic of basaltic rocks in an island off Udupi are poised to become global geoparks, under the plan of Geological Survey of India (GSI). Lonar Lake […]

OPPI re-elected A Vaidheesh as President for 2nd term of Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI)

OPPI re-elected A Vaidheesh as President for 2nd term of Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI)  The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) re-elected A Vaidheesh as President for the second consecutive term. He is working as Vice President, South Asia & Managing Director, in GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. It represents the research-based pharmaceutical companies in India.

Odisha government launched own food security scheme Odisha government launched its own food security schemeon the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the scheme at four different districtsthrough video conferencing from the State Secretariat, Bhubaneswar. This scheme will benefit 25 lakh people who were left out of the National Food Security Act(NFSA). The beneficiaries will get […]