J S Deepak named India's Ambassador to World Trade Organisation

Mar 2, 2017
As per the order of Appointments Committee of Cabinet, Deepak is appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Department of Commerce. He will be functioning as OSD till 31 May 2017.

Working Group on Migration recommends legal framework for protection of migrants' interests

Mar 2, 2017
The working group headed by Mukhopadhay has recommended amendment in Protocols of the Registrar General of India to enable caste-based enumeration of migrants.

Film Censorship in India

Mar 2, 2017
Recently, we saw a lot of controversies because of the censorship and certifications of the films. This problem has been there since the formation CBFC and evolution of film Industry. Here, we have elaborated the whole story related to these controversies and their solutions.

Brexit bill delayed as House of Lords backs EU nationals' rights

Mar 2, 2017
The House of Lords voted to amend the Brexit bill, delaying its final approval just weeks ahead of British PM Theresa May’s set deadline for triggering the Brexit process.

Ajay Tyagi takes charge as Chairman of SEBI

Mar 2, 2017
Tyagi succeeds UK Sinha, who served for six years, the second-longest term by any SEBI Chairman.

Odisha, Invest India signed agreement to promote start-ups

Mar 2, 2017
Startup Odisha Initiative and Startup India will help in achieving the Mission-1000 Startups by the year 2020 and help the youth in realising their dreams.

Jitu Rai wins gold in 50m pistol at ISSF World Cup

Mar 2, 2017
The silver medal in the 50m men’s air pistol event went to India as Amanpreet Singh took the second position after shooting a total of 226.9. It was Singh’s first World Cup final appearance.

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Haji Abdul Salam dies

Mar 2, 2017
Haji Abdul Salam was the first Manipuri Muslim to be a member of the Rajya Sabha from the state of Manipur.

Senior IAS officer Sumit Mullick appointed as new Maharashtra Chief Secretary

Mar 2, 2017
Senior IAS officer Sumit Mullick was given the charge of Chief Secretary of Maharashtra, succeeding Swadheem Kshatriya.

First meeting of Committee on Cultural Harmony Conclave held in New Delhi

Mar 1, 2017
The meeting was attended by noted personalities like sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, actor Tom Alter, Ghazal singer Penaj Masani and Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans.

Assam to host river festival ‘Namami Brahmaputra’

Mar 1, 2017
The government of Assam is all set to host its first river festival, ‘Namami Brahmaputra’, in order to promote the state’s culture, heritage, tradition and art.

CBDT signs 10 unilateral APAs with taxpayers

Mar 1, 2017
In the current financial year, a total of 76 APAs (7 Bilateral APAs and 61 Unilateral APAs) have already been signed by CBDT.

Government’s National Family Health Survey-4 shows improved sex ratio and decline in IMR

Mar 1, 2017
Infant Mortality Rate, IMR, declined from 57 to 41 per 1000 live births between NFHS-3 which was conducted in 2005-06.

Noted Gujarati Writer Tarak Mehta died

Mar 1, 2017
In 2008, SAB TV started Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. The show is based on Tarak Mehta’s column 'Duniya Ne Undha Chasma'.Meta des: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Health Minister Shankar Chaudhari have expressed grief over his demise.

India signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for Tejaswini

Mar 1, 2017
The project will be delivered in 17 Districts of Jharkhand. In the 17 project districts, there are about 2.1 million adolescent girls and young women in the 14-24 age group.

India successfully test-fired Prithvi Supersonic Interceptor Missile

Mar 1, 2017
Prithvi is likely to be inducted into the armed forces and deployed at strategic locations to protect India’s cities and important installations from hostile attacks.

Amina J Mohammed sworn in as UN Deputy Secretary-General

Mar 1, 2017
Mohammed, a former Environment Minister of Nigeria, was appointed by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the second highest job at the UN.

Trump calls for 'merit-based' immigration system in address to Congress

Mar 1, 2017
The President of United States, Donald Trump on 1 March 2017 called for the introduction of a new immigration system based purely on merit.

Ruchi Ghanashyam appointed as Secretary (West) in MEA

Mar 1, 2017
She succeeds Sujata Mehta, who recently took over as a Member in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

National Consultation Workshop on Urban Development held in New Delhi

Mar 1, 2017
In the workshop, sessions were held on important themes like AMRUT reforms, 14th Finance Commission, Urban Transport and Smart Cities Mission.
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