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Basmati Rice GI Tagging

The Madras High Court had dismissed the Madhya Pradesh government’s plea for GI tagging of Basmati rice grown in the state. Basmati Rice The Basmati variety is noted for its slender, elongated and aromatic grains. The distinctive flavour and aroma of the rice is due to the presence of a compound called 2AP or 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline. ..

USIBC appoints Vijay Advani as new Chairman of Global Board of Directors

The US-India Business Council has appointed Vijay Advani as new Chairman of its Global Board of Directors. Prior to this role as Executive Chairman, Vijay Advani served as the CEO of Investment management company, Nuveen. He had also served as the Co-President of Franklin Templeton Investments. US India Business Council (USIBC) is the representative body ..

Prince Charles launches children’s protection fund for India

The Prince of Britain, Charles has recently unveiled a new children’s protection fund for India. This fund is a part of the charity founded by him in 2007, the British Asian Trust. The trust was founded to fight poverty in South Asia. Noted American singer Katy Perry was named as the ambassador of the new ..

Ankita Raina wins women’s singles title in ITF Thailand Championship

India’s leading woman Tennis player Ankita Raina won the women’s singles title in the $25,000 ITF Thailand Championship. This is her first ITF singles title of the season and 10th of her sport career. The 27-year-old third-seeded Ankita Raina beat Chloe Paquet of France 6-3, 7-5 in the summit clash, to clinch the title. Ankita ..

Department of Science and Technology launches SATHI scheme

The Department of Science & Technology (DST), under the Ministry of Science and Technology has launched a scheme called “Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Help Institutes (SATHI)”. It owns high-end analytical testing instruments and reduce the dependency on foreign sources. DST announced that it has planned to set up five SATHI Centres every year for the ..

Antonov An-32 takes off with 10% blend of Indian bio-jet fuel

The Antonov An-32 of the Indian Air Force recently took-off from the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh. The aircraft was powered with a 10% blend of Indian bio-jet fuel. This is the first time that both engines of the aircraft were powered by the indigenous bio-jet fuel. The bio-fuel is produced from the tree borne ..

India International Leather Fair, 2020 held in Chennai

The 35th edition of India International Leather Fair (IILF), 2020 is being held in the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai. The fair is being held from February 1 to 3, 2020 at the Chennai Trade Centre. The fair is organized by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), which functions under aegis of Ministry of Commerce ..

India ranked third globally in number of new firms created

The Economic Survey 2019-20 presented on January 31, 2020 stated that India is ranked third globally in number of new firms created. It also revealed that as many as 1,24,000 new firms have been created in India in the year 2018 alone. The survey quoted this data on firm creation from the World Bank’s data ..