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India clinches Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup title

December 24, 2016

India displayed a clinical performance to beat hosts Sri Lanka and clinch the Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup title. India beat Sri Lanka by 34 runs.  India posted a competitive score of 273 in their 50 overs. Sri Lanka was able to score only 239 in 48.4 overs. The...

Gender Wage disparity in India among the worst in the world: ILO

December 22, 2016

As per the Global Wage Report 2016-17 released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), India has the worst levels of gender wage disparity with the gap exceeding 30%. In India, men were found to earn more than women in similar jobs.  In India, women formed only 60% of the...

India, Kyrgyzstan sign six agreements

December 20, 2016

India and Kyrgyzstan have signed six Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) after delegation level talks between President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Sharshenovich Atambayev and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the areas of tourism, agriculture and food industry, youth development and broadcasting and exchange of audio-visual programmes. The support provided by the...

White House: India one of fastest-growing countries in the world

December 16, 2016

Economic Report of the US President for the year 2017 has said that India, with real GDP expanding at 7.3% is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. According to the report, with 7.4% growth over the four quarters of 2016, India’s economic growth is likely to continue...

Indus Water Treaty: World Bank offers alternate solutions

December 14, 2016

In a notable development World Bank has taken cognizance of the growing development and has paused the processes initiated by both India and Pakistan in favour of alternate solutions which are in line with the spirit of Indus Water Treaty. The solutions offer alternative paths to resolve all the...

7th Indo- Maldives joint military exercise to begin

December 13, 2016

The seventh edition of military exercise EKUVERIN between the Indian Army & the Maldives National Defence Force will be held from 15 to 28 Dec 2016 at Kadhdhoo, Laamu Atoll, Maldives. The Exercise is a 14-day platoon level joint military exercise conducted on a yearly basis. The objective of the exercise...

Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017 attracts Chinese eye

December 10, 2016

The eighth edition of the biennial Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017 has attracted immense attention from the Chinese investors. China has already committed $7 billion to the summit. Gujarat government has also taken active interest to attract the Chinese investors in the event. Single Chinese group ‘Sany’ has signed MoUs...

US Congress turns US-India Defence ties into law

December 10, 2016

A law relating to US-India defence partnership cleared its major legislative obstacle as the Congress passed it. President Obama will put his signatures on the same in the next week following which all the successive Presidents will be legally bound to treat India as a major defence partner. The...

India 7th most terror-affected country

December 9, 2016

As per a report of Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2016, which is released by Institute of Economics and Peace which is a think-tank based in Sydney, Australia India has been ranked 7th among a list of countries which are most affected by terrorism in 2015. India has been ranked...

Heart of Asia Conference: Amritsar Declaration

December 5, 2016

The Sixth Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference has adopted the “Amritsar Declaration” with its prime focus on terrorism.  It stresses on all the countries concerned to take an account of the deteriorating situation and enhance regional economic cooperation. PM Narendra Modi had picked Amritsar as the venue in line...

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