Day: November 8, 2018

Dharmendra appointed Ambassador to Iran

Dharmendra appointed Ambassador to Iran Senior diplomat Gaddam Dharmendra has been appointed India’s Ambassador to Iran. Dharmendra is a 1990-batch Indian Foreign Service officer. At present, he is the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He replaced Saurabh Kumar, who was appointed India’s ambassador to Myanmar in October 2018.

Book on history of women’s cricket to be out

Book on history of women’s cricket to be out A book on history of women’s cricket in India will be released on 30 November 2018. The book, titled ‘The Fire Burns Blue: A History of Women’s Cricket in India’, is co-authored by sports journalists Karunya Keshav and Sidhanta Pathak. The book explores the biggest moments for […]

MoU signed between NMCG & HCL foundation

MoU signed between NMCG & HCL foundation The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has signed a MoU with the HCL Foundation to work on tributaries of Ganga- Hindon and Yamuna and to increase forest cover in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The two organisations will work for sensitisation and awareness programs on forest and environment […]

S. Korea, U.S. resumed marine drills

S. Korea, U.S. resumed marine drills South Korea and the United States resumed their combined marine drills on 5 November 2018. The Korea Marine Exercise Program (KMEP) exercise has been suspended for six months since May 2018 as the two countries engaged in diplomacy with North Korea. The two-week KMEP involves some 500 troops, including […]

China unveiled ‘most advanced’ stealth drone

China unveiled ‘most advanced’ stealth drone China has unveiled its new-generation stealth combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), UAV – CH7, on 5 November 2018. The CH7 makes China the second country, following the US, to produce high-altitude long-endurance combat UAVs with advanced penetration capabilities. The CH7 can intercept radar electronic signals, and simultaneously detect, verify and […]

Meghalaya announces Aqua Mission 2.0

Meghalaya announces Aqua Mission 2.0 The Meghalaya Government announced `378 crore investment in the State’s flagship aquaculture mission named ‘Meghalaya State Aqua Mission 2.0’. The aim of the mission is to cut down fish imports into the State. Under the mission, willing partners will need to contribute only 15% while another 25% will be credit linkages and […]

China unveils replica of its space station

China unveils replica of its space station China has unveiled a replica of its first permanently crewed space station. The Chinese space station would replace the international community’s orbiting laboratory, International Space Station (ISS). The station assembly is expected to be completed around 2022 and would have a lifespan of around 10 years. The ISS has been […]

Namrata Ahuja bagged IPI-India Award

Namrata Ahuja bagged IPI-India Award The prestigious 2018 IPI India Award for excellence in journalism has been given to Namrata Ahuja of ‘The Week’ magazine. She received the award for her exclusive story on Naga underground camps. The award comprises a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a trophy and a citation. The  International Press Institute […]

Pakistan-China luxury bus service launched

Pakistan-China luxury bus service launched Pakistan and China have launched a luxury bus service passing from Lahore to Kashgar city in China on 5 November 2018. It is part of an initiative to connect the two countries via road under the US$ 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The bus will take 36 hours from Lahore […]

PM to inaugurate various projects in Varanasi

PM to inaugurate various projects in Varanasi Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Ring Road Phase-I and Babatpur-Varanasi road in Varanasi on 12 November 2018. The Prime Minister will also launch inland waterways terminal on river Ganga. It is the first of the four multi-modal terminals being constructed on NW-I (River Ganga) as part of […]