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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar resigns

The Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar recently tendered his resignation as Taoiseach, which means Prime minister in the country. Though he submitted his resignation to the Irish President Michael Higgins, he continued to stay on as interim leader. As per the country’s constitution, the Taoiseach and the government will continue to carry on their ..

Minister of Minority Affairs inaugurates “Hunar Haat”

The Ministry of Minority Affairs has sanctioned 100 “Hunar Hubs” in different parts of the country at 39TH India International Trade Fair in New Delhi. Training will be provided to master artisans, craftsmen and traditional culinary experts according to modern needs in these “Hunar Hubs”. The Ministry has been working to establish “Hunar Hubs” in ..

Prince of Wales arrives in India

The Prince of Wales called on the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 13 Nov. The President said that India and the United Kingdom are natural partners bound by historical ties and shared values of democracy, rule of law and respect for multi-cultural society. Both the leaders emphasized that as the ..

Premature deaths in India: Study

An analysis published in The Lancet Global Health, which looked at about 9.7 million deaths in India in 2017, found that every condition that was common in one part of India was uncommon elsewhere. The Northeastern states, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Haryana, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh account for 44% of India’s cancer ..

New delhi hosts first-ever Global Bio-India 2019 summit

The first-ever “Global Bio-India 2019” Summit is being held in India at New Delhi from 21st to 23rd November 2019. The event is expected to strengthen the indigenous research capabilities, bio-entrepreneurship, investments and last-mile-delivery of technology across rural India and tier-2, 3 cities. The summit is one of the largest biotechnology stakeholders conglomerate.

Nirmala Sitharaman leads Indian delegation at G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Washington

In Washington DC, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman led the Indian delegation at G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors as well as the BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings on the side-lines of the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings. The focus of discussions in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting ..

India ranked 82nd in 2019 World Giving Index (WGI)

India has been ranked 82nd among the 128 countries in the 2019 World Giving Index (WGI), which is surveyed by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). The average figures for India over the past decade show that 34% people helped a stranger, 24% donated money and 19% volunteered or donated their time. The United States stood ..

India ranked 68th on 2019 WEF Global Competitiveness Index

India has slipped sharply by 10 places to rank 68th on the 2019 WEF Global Competitiveness Index due to improvements witnessed by several other economies. The index is compiled by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF). In the overall competitiveness ranking, Singapore replaced the US to take the first position.