Day: October 16, 2018

India and Sri Lanka sign two MoU

India and Sri Lanka sign two MoU India and Sri Lanka signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for construction of 1200 houses through 50 model villages, using Indian grant assistance of 60 crore Srilankan rupees. The project will target low income landless and homeless beneficiaries. As per the new MoUs, 600 houses each will be […]

46th edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn-2018

46th edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn-2018 Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta inaugurated the 46th edition of world’s largest IHGF-Delhi Fair at India Expo Centre and Mart at Greater Noida on 14 October 2018. The fair, IHGF is held biannually and is organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts. The fair will remain open […]

Sikkim won ‘100% Organic State’ UN Award

Sikkim won ‘100% Organic State’ UN Award Sikkim has won 2018 UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Future Policy for Gold Award. The award was given for its achievement in becoming the world’s first totally organic agriculture state. Sikkim was declared fully organic state in 2016 after phasing out chemical fertilisers and pesticides

India and China to train Afghan diplomats

India and China to train Afghan diplomats India and China have launched their first joint programme for Afghanistan to train its diplomats. An understanding to launch a joint programme in Afghanistan was reached during an informal summit between India and China in April 2018. 10 Afghan Diplomats will be travelling to India for the 1st […]

Leander Paes won Santo Domingo Open trophy

Leander Paes won Santo Domingo Open trophy Tennis player Leander Paes won the Santo Domingo Open trophy with partner Miguel Angel Reyyes-Varela on 14 October 2018. Paes, who is ranked 69, added 110 ranking points to his tally and shared a prize purse of $7750 with his partner. Paes also ended runner-up at Chicago, Dallas […]

Emergency action plan to be implemented

Emergency action plan to be implemented An emergency action plan called the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) will be implemented from 15 October 2018 to combat air pollution in Delhi. Stringent actions will be implemented based on air quality. If the air quality lies in moderate to poor category — measures like stopping garbage burning […]

6th RCEP Ministerial Meeting in Singapore

6th RCEP Ministerial Meeting in Singapore The 6th RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting (IMM) was held in Singapore on 12-13 October, 2018. The Ministers from 16 RCEP countries discussed a modern, comprehensive and mutually beneficial economic partnership agreement among ASEAN and ASEAN’s FTA partners. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) […]

International Silk Fair to begin on 16 Oct

International Silk Fair to begin on 16 Oct 6th edition of India International Silk Fair (IISF) will be inaugurated in New Delhi on October 16, 2018. At the event, 108 exhibitors of silk and blended silk will display their products. The fair is organised by the Indian Silk Export Promotion Council. India is the second largest producer […]

Indian Navy acquired DSRVs

Indian Navy acquired DSRVs Indian Navy has inducted its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRVs) It is deployed to rescue the drowned or disaster-struck submarines at high sea. At present, the US, China, Russia and a few other countries have the capabilities to deploy DSRVs. The second DSRV is expected to be inducted at Visakhapatnam […]

Conde won alternative Nobel

Conde won alternative Nobel Maryse Conde won an alternative award formed in protest to the Nobel Literature Prize which got cancelled in 2018. Maryse Condé won the New Academy prize in literature. The New Academy was founded by more than 100 Swedish writers, artists and journalists. Condé is the author of some 20 novels, including Desirada, […]