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Vivek Kohli elected as chairman of Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation

Vivek Kohli has been elected as chairman of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF). He defeated incumbent Alan Ransome of England. The elections were recently held in Bhubaneswar, close to the venue of the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship 2019 (Cuttack). M.P. Singh, who is secretary general at Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI), was ..

India’s first design development centre ‘Fashionova’ recently launched in Surat

In Gujarat, India’s first design development centre ‘Fashionova’ has recently launched in Textile city Surat to provide a platform to apparel business aspirants. It offers scope to fulfil all business needs from co-working space, technicians, expert advice to cognitive workshops and industry exposure. The main objective of this centre is to provide a strong platform ..

Konkan Railways Corporation Ltd (KRCL) signs a contract agreement with Nepal’s Department of Railways

The Konkan Railways Corporation Ltd (KRCL) has signed a contract agreement with Nepal’s Department of Railways to supply two 1600 HP DEMU train sets. These trains will be used to operationalise railway link between Jayanagar in India and Kurtha in Nepal. Each train set will comprise of one driving power car, three trailer cars with ..

8th Asian Youth Women Handball Championship to be held in Jaipur

In Rajasthan, the 8th Asian Youth Women Handball Championship is scheduled to be held in Jaipur, in which 10 teams, including defending champions South Korea, will be participating. It is the first time that the prestigious tournament would be played in the Pink city from August 21 to 30. Earlier, Delhi had hosted it in ..

Global Startup Ecosystem: India Ranks 17th

India has been ranked 17th position among 100 countries in Startup Ecosystem Ranking for 2019 released by StartupBlink. It was ranked 37th spot last year. The report ranks countries based on the strength of its startup ecosystem. United States ranked 1st in the list followed by United Kingdom. It takes into consideration startup ecosystems of ..

New Delhi hosted 34th GST Council meet on GST rate

The 34th GST council meet was held on 19th March, 2019 at New Delhi. The meeting was held to decide on modalities for GST applicability on Real Estate Sector. The meeting has discussed the operational details for implementation of the recommendations made by the council in its 33rd meeting for lower effective GST rate of 1% in case ..

Darryl D’Monte, senior journalist and environmental activist passes away

Darryl D’Monte (74), the senior journalist and environmental activist, has passed away in Mumbai on March 16, 2019. During his long career, D’Monte worked as the resident editor with leading media organisations such as ‘The Times of India’ and ‘Indian Express’ in Mumbai. He also wrote for websites and penned the book ‘Ripping the Fabric’ ..

India’s first district cooling system to come up in Amaravati

The Andhra Pradesh government has signed a 30 year concession agreement with the UAE-based company “National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed)” to offer District Cooling solutions to the greenfield city of Amaravati. The agreement is for a contracted cooling capacity of 20,000 refrigeration tons (RTs) that will build, own, operate and transfer India’s first ..