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Om Birla leads Indian delegation at 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) 2019

Recently, India has strongly opposed Pakistan’s propaganda on Kashmir at the General Assembly of 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC-2019) in Uganda’s capital Kampala. The Indian parliamentary delegation was led by the Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. Earlier, Pakistan had raised the same issue during the 4th South Asian Speakers’ Summit in Male, Maldives. Though, the ..

The first-ever India-South Africa Business Summit held in Johannesburg

The first-ever India- South Africa Business Summit (ISABS 2018) was held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa on April 29-30, 2018. The tag line of the Summit was “United by Legacy, Unified for Prosperity” and was attended by the Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu. In it, Suresh Prabhu ..

News Today: January 3, 2012

99th Indian Science Congress Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubneshwar is hosting the 99th Indian Science Congress. Inauguration by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on January 3, 2012. A total of 15,000 delegates including 20 Nobel Prize winner scientists from across the globe will be attending the five-day long Indian Science Congress. US President ..

News Today : November 2, 2011

Odisha Government prepares Rs 20 crore Plan to protect elephant from electrocution After some 100 elephants lost their lives, Orissa government has formulated a Rs 20 crore action plan to protect the wild elephants from electrocution in elephant corridors. It will be first implemented in Dhenkanal, Angul and Keonjar elephant corridors. Under the plan, the ..

News Today: August 24, 2011

60 Crore Aadhaar cards to be issued by 2014 Target set by the Government to issue 60 Crore UID Cards, Aadhaar by the year 2014 The Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Nandan Nilekani stated that nearly 2.87 Aadhaar cards have been issued to people in 9 states till now Steve Jobs of ..

News Today : June 12, 2011

India clinches five-match ODI series against West Indies Jyoti Dey: A senior journalist working with an English tabloid “Mid-Day” in Mumbai was shot dead. He extensively covered underworld and crime for over two decades. Book: He wrote a book titled ‘Zero Dial’ on the underworld.    Singhey Khababs Festival: A 3-day long Hindu festival ; ..

News Today Notes: June 1, 2010

India’s First Smoke Free StateOn May 31, 2010, (World No Tobacco Day) Sikkim has become India’s First state to be declared as “Smoke Free State” in India. New DGP of Maharastra?D. Sivanandan takes charge as Maharashtra’s new Director General of Police (DGP), taking over from A.N. Roy, who was retired. New Chairman of Railway Board:Vivek ..

News Today News Today : March 25, 2010

Appointments:Chief Maharastra Anti-Terrorist Squad: Rakesh MariaRakesh Maria has been appointed by the state government of Maharastra as new chief of the state Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). He takes over from the ATS chief K.P. Raghuvanshi, who has been transferred as additional director general of police (law and order) at the state police headquarters. Chairman of the ..