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Rajasthan, South Australia signed Sister-State Agreement

Nov 21, 2015
The agreement was signed by South Australia Trade and Investment Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Harshavardhan Neotia elected as President of FICCI

Nov 21, 2015
Neotia will succeed the current FICCI President Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson and Managing Director of Bharat Hotels Ltd, during the chamber's AGM in December 2015.

AAI signed MoU with IL&FS to bolster overseas expansion

Nov 21, 2015
Through this tie-up, AAI aims to go global from local, considering its expertise and capabilities in airport development and operation and management.

23rd APEC Economic Leaders Summit held at Manila

Nov 20, 2015
The summit was chaired by Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III and the theme of the Summit was Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World.

23rd APEC Economic Leaders Meeting Declaration Issued

Nov 20, 2015
The Declaration is titled Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World: A Vision for an Asia-Pacific Community.

Egypt, Russia signed deal to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt

Nov 20, 2015
The plant will be the first in Egypt and will be built at Dabaa in the North of the country.

TCS, Intel launched Centre of Excellence for IoT in Hyderabad

Nov 20, 2015
Its focus is to integrate IoT solutions developed by TCS on Intel IoT platforms and to fast-track creation of end-to-end solutions.

World Economic Forum released Global Gender Gap Report 2015

Nov 20, 2015
As per the report, the global gender gap has closed by only 4 percent in the past 10 years suggesting it will take another 118 years to close this gap completely.

7th Central Pay Commission submitted its report; recommended 23.55% hike

Nov 20, 2015
The increase in pay will be 16 percent, increase in allowances will be 63 percent and increase in pension will be 24 percent.

CCEA approved extension of Indian Development and Economic Assistance Scheme

Nov 19, 2015
The scheme was extended for five years from 2015-16 to 2019-20 at an estimated cost of 3771 crore rupees.

Kosmos 2510, the first satellite of EKS (Tundra) system, launched by Russia

Nov 18, 2015
A Soyuz-2.1b rocket carried the Tundra satellite which is designed to restore Moscow's capability to detect, track and identify worldwide missile launches from space.

Names of 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients announced

Nov 18, 2015
The list includes the name Yogi Berra and Steven Spielberg.

Prithvi Raj Singh elected to Board of Governors of World Water Council

Nov 18, 2015
He founded the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation in partnership with eminent water conservationaist Rajendra Singh.

RAW former Chief Sankaran Nair died

Nov 18, 2015
Nair was also credited with the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971.

2015 G20 Summit held in Antalya, Turkey

Nov 17, 2015
It was the tenth summit of the G20 since its inception in 1999.

Draft Fiscal and Contractual Regime for Award of Hydrocarbon Acreages released

Nov 17, 2015
The purpose of the new policy is to reform the existing exploration and production management and subsequently, improve ease of doing business in the country.

Czech Republic defeated Russia to retain Fed Cup

Nov 17, 2015
The victory marked a fourth Fed Cup success for the Czech Republic in five years.

AMRUT Action Plans for 81 cities approved with total project outlay of 5748 crore rupees

Nov 17, 2015
With this approval, number of cities covered under AMRUT went up to 170 across 8 states with a total project expenditure of 8534 crore rupees.

Syed Akbaruddin appointed as next Permanent Representative of India to UN

Nov 16, 2015
Akbaruddin is a 1985 batch IFS officer and currently, serving as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.

Ford tested driverless cars using LiDAR technology

Nov 16, 2015
LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging technology.

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