India’s Largest Municipal Bond Programme Launched

Post Date : 23/06/2017

Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has launched India’s largest municipal bond programme after banging a gong to incorporate the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in the list of BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange).
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) became the first municipal corporat.....Read More

Uttarakhand and Haryana Declared Open Defecation Free States

Post Date : 23/06/2017

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G), rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana have been declared as the 4th and 5th Open Defecation Free (ODF) States of India. Already, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala, have been declared ODF. As per the government sources, nationally the sanitation coverag.....Read More

India to become more Populous than China by 2024

Post Date : 23/06/2017

According to the World population Prospectus: The Revision released by the United Nations, India with 1.3 billion inhabitants would surpass China’s population of 1.4 billion by 2024, to become the World’s populous country. Salient Highlights Despite the drop in universal fertility rates, the UN .....Read More

South China Sea Dispute: China launches Research Project to Compile Data on Disputed Region

Post Date : 23/06/2017

China has launched a research project aimed at compiling historical data obtained during earlier expeditions conducted by its teams to the disputed South China Sea since the late 1950s. Salient Highlights The research project is one among the 14 resource investigation programmes approved by China’.....Read More

Railways to launch Operation Swarn to revamp Rajdhani, Shatabdi Trains

Post Date : 23/06/2017

oncerned over the complaints received from the public over the premium trains of Indian Railways like Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express, Railways have decided to launch “Operation Swarn (‘gold’)“. The operation is aimed at improving the services in these premium trains. The Railways have decided.....Read More

5 million children need urgent humanitarian aid in Iraq: Unicef

Post Date : 22/06/2017

More than 5 million children are in urgent need of aid in Iraq, the United Nations said on Thursday, describing the war on Islamic State as “one of the most brutal” in modern history. “Across Iraq, children continue to witness sheer horror and unimaginable violence,” the United Nations Child.....Read More

China unveils World’s First Train that runs on Virtual Tracks

Post Date : 21/06/2017

China has unveiled world’s first train that runs on a virtual track making use of sensor technology instead of metal rails. Salient Highlights The new trains are non-polluting as they are battery powered. The train is capable of reaching a top speed of 70 kmph and can travel a distance of 25 km by.....Read More

June 21 2017: International Yoga Day

Post Date : 21/06/2017

June 21st is annually celebrated as International Yoga Day since the year 2015. This year, the 3rd International Day of Yoga is being observed. The purpose of the yoga day is to promote yoga and make it as a part of people’s daily routine. The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated a.....Read More

First Indigenously built Floating Dock Launched by L&T

Post Date : 21/06/2017

Larsen & Toubro has launched the first indigenously built Floating Dock (FDN-2) to repair Indian Navy ships at its Shipyard at Kattupalli, north of Chennai. The floating shipyard would be handed over to the Indian Navy after conducting three to four months of trial. Salient Highlights After the tria.....Read More

Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute bags PM’s Yoga Award

Post Date : 21/06/2017

Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune has become the first recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for outstanding contribution to promotion and development of Yoga. Salient Facts PM’s Yoga Award was instituted at the 2nd International Day of Yoga celebrations at Chandigarh by Prime Min.....Read More

Lockheed and Tata sign Pact to make F-16 Planes in India

Post Date : 20/06/2017

Lockheed Martin and India’s Tata Advanced Systems has signed a pact to produce F-16 fighter planes in India. The two companies have announced their agreement at the Paris Airshow. Lockheed Martin’s move to forge a joint venture with Tata is aimed at winning billions of dollars worth order from t.....Read More

Mobile App “Celebrating Yoga” Launched

Post Date : 20/06/2017

Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harshvardhan has launched a Mobile App “Celebrating Yoga”. The Mobile App has been developed by Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology on the occasion of International Yoga Day 2017. The aim of the app is to popularise Yoga and.....Read More Protection Status

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