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Mahela Jayawardene awarded honorary lifetime membership of MCC

Dec 10, 2015
Jayawardene became the 14th Sri Lankan to be awarded with MCC Honorary Life Membership.

ADB released Asian Economic Integration Report 2015

Dec 10, 2015
The report examined current trends in trade, finance, migration, remittances and other economic activities in the region, with a special chapter on the role of special economic zones.

Luxembourg became the 10th country to ratify AoA of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Dec 10, 2015
Apart from Luxembourg, Australia, Austria, Brunei Darussalam, China, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore and United Kingdom ratified the 60-article agreement so far.

UNCTAD released Handbook of Statistics 2015

Dec 10, 2015
As per the handbook, India's total merchandise export for 2014 was valued at 321 billion US dollars against 314 billion US dollars in 2013.

India’s Kartik Sawhney and Neha Swain won 2016 Queen's Young Leaders Award

Dec 10, 2015
Sawhney and Swain have won the prestigious award for their exceptional work in transforming the lives of others and making a lasting difference in their communities.

Operationalise Organised Crimes Investigation Agency by 1 December 2016: SC

Dec 10, 2015
The direction was given by Supreme Court bench headed by headed by Justice AR Dave and comprised of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph.

2016: UK-INDIA Year of Education, Research and Innovation launched

Dec 10, 2015
In 2016, it will allow UK academicians to come to India under Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) programme.

TIME Magazine named German Chancellor Merkel as 2015 ‘Person of the Year’

Dec 10, 2015
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was named runner-up and third place went to US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

Lok Sabha passed Indian Trusts (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Dec 10, 2015
The Bill seeks to amend the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 to remove the archaic provisions from the 133 year old legislation that have no relevance.

IISc Bangalore bagged solar panel research and development contract from US Military

Dec 10, 2015
It is one of the rare instances that an Indian scientific institute has been awarded a federal contract by the US military.

Union Cabinet approved amendments in the National Waterways Bill, 2015

Dec 10, 2015
The amendments provide for enacting a Central Legislation to declare 106 additional inland waterways as the national waterways.

Human Rights Day observed across the world

Dec 10, 2015
On the occasion, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Office launched Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always, a year-long campaign.

Union Cabinet approved Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015

Dec 10, 2015
The bill is based on the recommendations of the select committee of Rajya Sabha that had examined the bill pending in the upper house of the parliament.

Indian-American entrepreneur Frank Islam to be conferred with Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award

Dec 9, 2015
The Uttar Pradesh Government will be honouring Islam to recognise his achievements and outstanding contributions in a foreign country.

International Anti-Corruption Day observed across the world

Dec 9, 2015
The day was observed to raise public awareness about corruption and what people can do to fight it.

Delhi Government announced vehicle rationing scheme to curb air pollution

Dec 9, 2015
In the first phase of the scheme, vehicles with odd and even number plates would be allowed to run on alternate days between 1 January and 15 January 2016 in the capital city.

Rohit Sharma became co-owner of UP Warriors in Pro Wrestling League

Dec 9, 2015
UP warriors co-owned by Rohit Sharma includes celebrated Indian wrestlers like Sushil Kumar and Joginder Kumar.

Yes Bank announced to mobilize 5 billion US dollars for climate action by 2020

Dec 9, 2015
The bank will mobilize 5 billion US dollars for climate action through lending, investing and raising capital towards mitigation, adaptation and resilience.

US House passed Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015

Dec 9, 2015
The Bill would bar people who traveled after 1 March 2011 to Iraq, Syria, Iran and Sudan from participating in the visa-free program.

Hetero became first Indian company to receive DGCI’s approval for hepatitis C drug

Dec 9, 2015
The product will be available under the brand name Ledisof in India.

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