Vijaya Bank Plans to develop 100 Digital Villages

Post Date : 06/06/2017

Vijaya Bank has stated that it plans to develop as many as 100 digital villages in various States across the country as part of its initiative to promote digital banking among the rural population. At present, Vijaya Bank is the only public sector financial institution to develop digital villages w.....Read More

IMD to release Malaria and Chikungunya Alerts

Post Date : 06/06/2017

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that it is working on a forecasting system that will give a 15-day warnings on the likelihood of a malaria or chikungunya outbreak across different regions of the country. Salient Highlights The services are aimed at providing custom, weather-r.....Read More

Habibganj Railway Station to become India’s First Private Railway Station

Post Date : 06/06/2017

Habibganj railway station in the suburbs of Bhopal will become country’s first railway station to be redeveloped in a public-private partnership (PPP) mode. On June 9, station redevelopment work in the railway station will be launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. The idea is to develop Habib.....Read More

India’s first Rural LED Street Lighting Project to be implemented in Andhra Pradesh

Post Date : 06/06/2017

Government will retrofit 10 lakh conventional street lights with LED lights in Gram Panchayats of 7 districts in Andhra Pradesh. The project will be carried out by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) functioning under the Ministry of Power. This project will be the first rural LED street l.....Read More

Indian Origin Leo Varadkar to be the Next PM of Ireland

Post Date : 05/06/2017

Ireland’s Fine Gael party has elected a 38 year old Leo Varadkar as prime minister of Ireland. He will succeed Enda Kenny. Varadkar will be confirmed as prime minister when Irish parliament next sits on June 13. Leo Varadkar has earned the distinction of becoming Ireland’s first gay prime minist.....Read More

Shashi Shekar Vempati Appointed as CEO of Prasar Bharati

Post Date : 03/06/2017

Shashi Shekar Vempati has been appointed as the CEO of Prasar Bharati based on the recommendation of the three-member committee headed by Vice President. The other two members of thecommittee was Chairman, Press Council of India and the Secretary, Information and Broadcasting, who was also the Presi.....Read More

Fact Box: Global Peace Index 2017

Post Date : 03/06/2017

India has been ranked 137th in the Global Peace Index 2017, which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. In Last year’s index, India was ranked 141st. This is the eleventh edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI). The index is compiled every year by t.....Read More

Second Scorpene Class Submarine Ready for Sea Trials

Post Date : 03/06/2017

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has announced that the second Scorpene-class submarine is ready for surface sea trials. INS Khanderi, the second Scorpene class submarine has been built at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is the second of the six submarines being built at MDL in c.....Read More

Mouma-Manika Pair made History by becoming First Indian Pair to reach Quaterfinals in World TT Championships

Post Date : 03/06/2017

India’s Manika Batra and Mouma Das has created history by becoming the first Indian pair to reach the quarterfinals of the World Table Tennis Championships. The event is held in Dusseldorf. The last edition of the event was held in Suzhou in 2015. The next world TT championships will be held in Bu.....Read More

Astana Summit: India and Pakistan to become Full members of SCO

Post Date : 02/06/2017

India and Pakistan’s admission to the China-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be formalised at the SCO’s summit to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Astana Summit will be held on 8-9 June. The summit will complete the admission procedures of these two countries. The Shanghai C.....Read More

Telangana Launches T-Wallet

Post Date : 02/06/2017

Telangana has launched a digital wallet named T-Wallet for people to make public and private financial transactions. Salient Highlights The service has been launched as “anytime anywhere digital payment option for everyone”. This is first such initiative by any state government in the country. .....Read More

SEBI Approves Airtel and Telenor Merger

Post Date : 02/06/2017

Bharti Airtel has stated that it has got approvals from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) for the proposed scheme of merger with Telenor (India) Communications Private Ltd. Bharti Airtel now has filed the joint c.....Read More Protection Status

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