Day: April 16, 2018

Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting Begins In London

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) begun in London, the UK. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in the event on 19th and 20th of April. The theme of the summit is ‘Towards a Common Future’. The biennial event has brought together delegates from 53 Commonwealth nations. The summit will focus on addressing common challenges across the Commonwealth for a more prosperous, secure and sustainable...

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Himachal Pradesh celebrated 71st Foundation Day

Himachal Pradesh celebrated its 71st foundation day with much fanfare and gaiety. Several cultural events were organized across the state. It may be recalled that the hill state came into existence after the merger of 30 odd princely states in 1948. The main event was held at Ridge Maidan in Shimla, where Chief Minister Jairam Thakur reviewed the ceremonial Parade presented by police, home guards and NCC...

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Union Government Raises NABARD’s Authorised Capital To Rs 300 Billion

As part of the drive to double the income of farmers by 2022, the government has raised the authorized capital of NABARD by six times from 50 billion to Rs 300 billion to help it increase its lending to the rural economy. A bill in this regard was approved by Parliament earlier this year. The increase in authorized capital will enable Nabard to respond to commitments it has undertaken particularly in respect of the Long Term Irrigation Fund and on-lending to cooperative...

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2nd India Mobile Congress to be held in New Delhi in October 2018

India is going to host its second India Mobile Congress between October 25-27. The India Mobile Congress 2018, hosted by the Department of Telecommunications and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), is an excellent platform for policymakers, industry, and regulators to engage in meaningful deliberations to drive the future direction of this important sector. This year, we will also be honored by the presence of our friends from ASEAN and BIMSTEC which will lend a global connect to our exchanges. The IMC expects that more than 200,000 professionals from the telecom industry, encompassing the 5G, startup ecosystem, Internet...

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UN launches Road Safety Trust Fund to improve road safety worldwide

United Nations’ Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on April 12, 2018, announced the launch of the ‘UN Road Safety Trust Fund’ to stimulate action that can save lives and prevent injuries and sufferings associated with road accidents. While highlighting the opportunities that will be offered by the UN Road Safety Trust Fund, Amina Mohammed drew attention to the fact that over 1.3 million drivers, passengers, and pedestrians die each year on the roads. The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the development arm of the UN in Europe, is designated as the Secretariat for the Trust Fund. A contribution of...

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