Earl Scruggs(88), one of the most influential instrumentalists in American music, passed away. Scruggs developed a three-finger picking style that revolutionized banjo playing and was essential to the development of bluegrass and country music.
Sri Lanka accused US of following double standards by citing US's close friend Israel's decision to dissolve ties with the UNHRC. Sri Lanka alleged that US was against any global involvement in the Jewish state (Israel) but did not follow the same policy for Colombo (Sri Lanka). Sri Lanka held that in spite of losing
Countering Piracy; Countering Terrorism; Growth and trade enhancement in BRICS countries; Development of Infrastructure in BRICS region; Experience sharing in order to resolve troubles originating from urbanisation. Equitable and fair distribution of income; For WB President's post, supporting a candidate from developing nation; Jobs creation and skill development; Mutual collaboration for stabilization of Afghanistan; Prioritizing
5 Banks of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) inked 2 pacts:- Master Agreement on Extending Credit Facility in Local Currency; BRICS Multilateral Letter of Credit Confirmation Facility Agreement This is a combined attempt to address with problems of a jolting world economy hit by sovereign debt crisis in many European countries and
The targets for electricity generation under the 11th five year plan of and the rural electrification target under Bharat Nirman have been surpassed as against target of 855 billion units, India has achieved generation of 875 billion units. Also against the target of electrification of 1,00,000 villages 1,03,000 villages have already been electrified. Nevertheless, in