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Ministries to decide on FDI proposals within 60 days: Finance Ministry

Jun 7, 2017
Finance ministry in an official memorandum said subsequent to the abolition of the FIPB, concerned administrative ministries have been allotted the work of granting approval for foreign investment in the specific sector.

Telangana becomes 1st Indian state to launch pension for single women

Jun 7, 2017
The Telangana government has become the first in the country to launch a pension scheme for single and divorced women.

Hoshiar Singh appointed as Registrar of Copyrights Office

Jun 7, 2017
The Copyrights Office was established under Section 9 of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957.

New species of flying squirrel named Glaucomys Oregonensis discovered

Jun 7, 2017
The Humboldt's flying squirrel is known as a cryptic species, a species that was previously thought to be another as the two look similar.

Government to appoint Nyaya Mitras to accelerate pending cases

Jun 7, 2017
The Union government would be appointing Nyaya Mitras across the country to speed up the hearing of cases that have been pending in the lower courts for the last 10 years.

Union Government launches Skill for Life, Save a Life Initiative

Jun 7, 2017
Skills for Life, Save a Life Initiative aims to upscale the quantity and quality of trained professionals in the healthcare system.

India to provide $318 million line of credit to Sri Lanka

Jun 7, 2017
India signed an agreement with Sri Lanka to provide fresh assistance of USD 318 million as a credit line for the development of the nation’s railway sector.

Sachin Tendulkar joins UN campaign ‘Super Dads’

Jun 7, 2017
The Super Dads initiative is a part of a larger campaign called #EarlyMomentsMatter, which aims to bring awareness to the significance of early childhood experiences on a child's future.

Deuba takes oath as Prime Minister of Nepal

Jun 7, 2017
Veteran Politician, Sher Bahadur Deuba has taken oath as the Prime Minister of Nepal for the fourth time. He won an overwhelming majority in a parliamentary vote where he secured 388 votes out of the total 558 votes cast.

India to provide $318 million line of credit to Sri Lanka for development of its railway sector

Jun 7, 2017
India has already provided four Lines of Credit for the development of railway sector in Sri Lanka to approximately US$ 966 million. These credit facilities have been utilised to improve the Southern and Northern railway lines.

Kerala Government implements 'green protocol' for weddings

Jun 6, 2017
The Government of Kerala has implemented a ‘green protocol’ to make auspicious occasions such as weddings plastic free.

Vijaya Bank set to develop 100 digital villages

Jun 6, 2017
India’s public sector bank, Vijaya Bank is going to develop 100 digital villages spread across different states of the country.

Anand Neelakantan, Haraprasad Das, Paramita Satpathy to be honoured with Kalinga Literary Awards

Jun 6, 2017
Around 200 celebrities from the world of literature, cinema, media and politics will be present at the Kalinga Literary Festival.

United Nations observes 2017 Russian Language Day

Jun 6, 2017
The decision to hold days of languages was adopted by the UN Department of Public Information on the eve of the International Mother Language Day, celebrated annually on 21 February.

Real Madrid becomes first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles

Jun 6, 2017
Real Madrid defeated Juventus 4–1 to win a record-extending 12th title. With this victory, Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend their title in the Champions League era, and the first to do so since Milan in 1990.

Astronomers discover a giant planet hotter than most stars

Jun 6, 2017
Kelt-9b planet was discovered in 2014 when astronomers spotted the shadow as it crossed the face of its host star 650 light years away.

Habibganj Railway Station to become India’s first private railway station

Jun 6, 2017
The project aims at developing Habibganj Railway Station as a as a world-class transit hub equipped with all amenities.

Nepal, China sign MoU for construction of Budhigandaki Hydropower Project

Jun 6, 2017
Budhigandaki Hydropower Project will be developed on Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Finance (EPCF) model.

World's fastest elevator to be installed in skyscraper complex building in China

Jun 6, 2017
The test was conducted for technology development of Hitachi elevators. However, the elevator in Guangzhou will only run at its rated speed of 72 kilometers per hour when it is in service.

India signs loan agreement with World Bank for Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery project

Jun 6, 2017
The total estimated cost of the Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery project is USD 49 million.
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