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2019 edition of International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD)

The International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is observed every year on May 4 to recognize and honour the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that our communities and environment are as safe as possible. It was instituted after a proposal was emailed out across the world on January 4, 1999 due to the deaths of five ..


Spain heads for polls after tense campaign

A divided electorate of Spain generously headed to the polls after a response to the plea from the leaders of the party for a high turnout in the most open-ended and pivotal elections in decades. A tense campaign has been dominated by a debate over the national identity and other emotive issues like gender equality, ..



India ranked 35th in 2018 Global Real Estate Transparency Index

India has been ranked 35th in the 2018 Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI), according to a report by real estate advisory firm Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. (JLL). The ranking is expected to improve further in the GRETI 2020 survey, on the back of several government initiatives such as Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act ..


The 2018 International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) observed on May 4

The International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is observed every year on May 4 to thank all firefighters for their extraordinary commitment, exceptional courage and for their selfless service. The day recognizes and honors the fire fighters who risk their lives every day to save life and property in their communities. The IFFD celebrates the dedication, heroism ..


Cabinet approves Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016

The Union Cabinet has approved to replace the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963 by the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016.  The new bill is expected to empower the Major Ports to perform with full autonomy and greater efficiency by modernising the Institutional structure of Major Ports. The bill has also paved way for decentralised decision ..


India, Britain ink pact on urban regeneration & development

An MoU was signed b/w India and Britain focusing on urban regeneration and development. The pact envisages promotion of cooperation in areas including sustainable master planning, transport planning and land economics. It also visualizes promotion of cooperation in areas of heritage management, regeneration governance, regeneration capacity building and public private partnership financing arrangements. India seeks ..