September 2012

RBI raises concerns on separation of DMO from Central Bank

September 26, 2012

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed concerns on separation of Debt Management Office (DMO) from Central Bank. The government had proposed to make DMO an independent body under the ambit of finance ministry. This would be accountable for managing the government’s borrowing programme. With the increased government’s borrowings...

Aishwarya Bachchan : Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS

September 26, 2012

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been appointed as the new Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS. She will assist the agency to achieve its goal of eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015. Bachchan will help spreading awareness on issues related to curbing new HIV infections in children and urge for...

9th World Hindi conference concludes in Johannesburg

September 26, 2012

The 9th World Hindi Conefrence concluded in Johannesburg, South Africa. During the function a bust of Pandit Nardev Vedalankar, known as the father of Hindi in South Africa, was also  unveiled. Vedalankar came to South Africa in 1947 from Gujarat to take up a teaching post in a Gujarati...

INDEX -2012 held in Dubai

September 26, 2012

INDEX -2012; the largest International Design Exhibition in the Gulf region was held at World Trade Center in Dubai. The exhibition witnessed participation of over 900 leading brands and companies from 45 countries including India exhibiting their innovative products and creative designs. Coir board of India was among the...

Persons in News: A.A.Manavalan

September 25, 2012

Saraswati Samman to A A Manavalan for his comparative study on Ramayana The esteemed Saraswati Samman was conferred on AA Manavalan for his work, Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalyum. “Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalyum” A comparative study of epic Ramayana in 48 different languages. The characters, plot and individual insertions of the book...

India and Burundi ink major pacts

September 25, 2012

During the visit President of the Republic of Burundi, India and Burundi signed 3 major agreements, which are as follows: (i) Exchange Programme for Cooperation in the field of Education (ii) MoU on Cooperation in the field of Rural Development (iii) MoU on Cooperation in the field of Health...

‘Endeavour’ retires

September 25, 2012

NASA’s Space shuttle Endeavour retired from the service and was sent to a museum.  About Endeavour: Endeavour was introduced as a replacement to Challenger, which exploded during launch in 1986. It made its first flight on May 7, 1992 on STS-49 mission. Its last mission was STS-134 in May...

Persons in News: Deepika Kumari

September 25, 2012

Deepika Kumari won silver in recurve event at World Archery Indian archer Deepika Kumari clinched silver medal in recurve event at World Archery in Tokyo. The gold was won by World No.1 Ki Bo-Bae of Korea.

What is Youth Unite for Voter Awareness (YUVA) ?

September 24, 2012

The Election Commission of India unveiled an initiative to identify the missing and non-voters to encourage them for voting. The Commission has designed a YUVA strategy which abbreviates “Youth Unite for Voter Awareness” (YUVA) to encourage increased participation of young women and men in the electoral process. The Commission...

India, Britain ink pact on urban regeneration & development

September 24, 2012

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...

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