Cultural festival in Varanasi on cleanliness

Cultural festival in Varanasi on cleanliness Varanasi will host a 2-day festival Swachhagrah Bapu ko Kaaryaanjali on Feb 21 & 22 to bring focus to cleanliness by using different forms of culture. It will be held at Man Mandir Ghat & Assi Ghat in Varanasi. It will see the engagement of academia, artists, artisans on […]

India, Russia to deepen cooperation in ICTs

India, Russia to deepen cooperation in ICTs India & Russia have decided to strengthen practical cooperation to prevent misuse of info & communication technologies to fight against its use in criminal & terrorist activities To prevent possibilities of conflict appropriate mechanism for ensuring security in use of ICT should be put in place Both sides […]

Pakistan gets 3 months reprieve

Pakistan gets 3 months reprieve Pakistan has been granted a 3 month reprieve by the Financial Action Task Force to be placed on a terror-financing watch-list. The reprieve comes a week after Pak amended its anti-terror laws to ban groups listed as terrorists by the United Nations. Pakistan had been on the FATF watchlist for […]

Maldives extends State of Emergency

Maldives extends State of Emergency Maldives Parliament has approved extension of State of Emergency by 30 days, a day after President Yameen sought extension citing threat to national security. Opposition leaders boycotted, calling the extension illegal & unconstitutional Maldives is facing political unrest since President Yameen imposed emergency after refusing to implement a SC order […]

Committee to study Brahmaputra

Committee to study Brahmaputra Centre has constituted a committee headed by Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog to study the Brahmaputra & flood control measures in Assam & neighbouring states . Assam govt has submitted required report on flood control measures to the committee. PM Modi during his visit to Guwahati last year, […]

20,000 crore defence corridor for Bundelkhand

20,000 crore defence corridor for Bundelkhand PM Modi has announced a defence industrial corridor in Bundelkhand region, one of the most backward regions of UP. In this year’s budget, govt. had announced that it will establish 2 defence industrial production corridors. The corridor will link Agra, Aligarh, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jhansi & Chitrakoot. The decision was […]

India’s medium-term potential growth above 7%

India’s medium-term potential growth above 7% According to a UBS report, India’s medium-term growth is likely to be above 7% backed by policy reforms & stable global growth environment. India ranks higher in medium-term growth potential compared to other markets like Russia & China The report said, India needs to adopt reforms like stepping up […]

1st Indian to cross 900 points in ICC ranking

1st Indian to cross 900 points in ICC ranking Virat Kohli has become only the second batsman in the history of the game to cross 900-point mark concurrently in Tests & ODIs. Kohli is only the 2nd batsman after AB de Villiers to attain the 900-point mark concurrently in both formats. Kohli thus moved ahead […]

India-Morocco Cooperation agreement approved

India-Morocco Cooperation agreement approved Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to the Cooperation Agreement b/w India & Moroccan National Railways Office. The agreement aims to develop long-term cooperation & partnership in different areas of railway sector. The Agreement will enable technical cooperation in Training and staff development & Mutual technical assistance, including exchanging of […]

International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day International Mother Language Day is a world-wide annual observance held on February 21 to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism. The theme of this year is ‘linguistic diversity and multilingualism for sustainable development’. There are more than 7,000 languages in the world; India alone has about 22 […]