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“Rani-ki-Vav and GHNP” nominated by India for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Status 2014

India nominated Rani-ki-Vav and the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Status for 2014. The World Heritage Committee will convene in Doha, Qatar, in June 2014 to review the nomination and take a final decision. Process to confirm World Heritage status Only countries that have signed the World Heritage Convention and ..

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RBI grants license to Doha Bank to start banking operations in India

The Reserve Bank of India has granted license to Doha Bank to start banking operations in India and has allowed it to open a branch in Mumbai to provide full-scale banking services. Doha Bank which is the largest commercial bank in the state of Qatar intends to expand its operations at the local, regional and ..

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WEF ranks India 101st on global gender gap index

The Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) placed India at a low 101st rank on a Global Gender Gap Index which ranked 136 nations on how well resources and opportunities are divided between men and women in four broad areas of economy, politics, education and health. Despite India’s improvement on the Index by four positions since 2012, the performance indicates ..

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Government appoints Ranjan Mathai as new Indian High Commissioner to UK

The External Affairs Ministry appointed former Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai as India’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Mr. Mathai (61) is a 1974-batch IFS officer who retired as Foreign Secretary this year. He will succeed Jaimini Bhagwati. Apart from serving as India’s Ambassador to France, he also had postings in Israel and Qatar among other ..

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Sheikh Abdullah named new PM of Qatar

The former PM of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani has been excluded from the government and has been replaced with the former minister of state for internal affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani as announced by country’s new Emir who recently ascended to the throne after the previous Emir transferred the power ..

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