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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Heena Sidhu Wins Air Pistol Gold at Commonwealth Shooting Championships

Ace Indian shooter Heena Sindhu has bagged gold in women's 10m Air Pistol event at Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane, Australia.

Jasprit Bumrah Secures Top Spot in ICC T20 Rankings

Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah climbed to the number one spot in the latest ICC T20 rankings while his fifth-ranked team could go as high as second if it beats New Zealand in the three-match series beginning.

ISSF World Cup 2017- Highlights

Hosts India finished seventh overall with one gold, one silver, and a bronze, while Italy pipped China in the medals tally, as the ISSF World Cup Final, in New Delhi.

India Sends 1st Wheat Shipment to Afghanistan via Chabahar port

Iran's key strategic port of Chabahar became operational with the maiden shipment of wheat from India to Afghanistan. It was flagged off from Kandla port in Gujarat.

Yonex French Open Badminton 2017: Complete List of Winners

Yonex French Open 2017 Badminton tournament was held in Paris. French Open Badminton Tournament is held annually since 1909 in France.

India, Japan Begin Three-Day Anti-Submarine Drill

Navies of India and Japan began a three-day anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Indian Ocean region to deepen their operational coordination in the strategically important sea lanes around the two countries.

Saudi Arabia to Allow Women into Sports Stadiums from 2018

Turki Al-Asheikh, Chairman of the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia has announced that Saudi women will now be able to attend sports events in stadiums starting from 2018.

All About FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017

The 17th edition of FIFA U-17 World Cup took place for the first time in India. It is a biennial international football tournament of men’s under-17 national teams organized by Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

List of MoUs Signed During the Visit of Prime Minister of Italy to India

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni is on the 2-day visit to India. This is the first visit by an Italian premier in 10 years. Romano Prodi was the last Italian Prime Minister to visit India in February 2007.

India and World Bank Signed $200 Million Loan Agreement for Assam

The Government of India and the World Bank signed a $200 million Loan Agreement for the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project. The Project will support Assam to facilitate agri-business investments, increase agricultural productivity and market access.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Mithali Raj and Virat Kohli Tops ICC Ranking

India captain Mithali Raj moved up one place to occupy the number one spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batswomen. Ellyse Perry of Australia and Amy Satterthwaite of New Zealand also jumped one place each to be at second and third spots. Mithali has 753 points.

Federer Wins 8th Basel Title, 95th Overall

The Swiss superstar won his eighth Basel title, after defeating Juan Martin del Potro, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-3 to clinch his ATP World Tour-leading seventh title of the year.

Johor Cup Hockey: Indian Junior Team Win Bronze Medal

Indian Junior Men’s Hockey team beat hosts Malaysia 4-0 in the Bronze medal match of the 7th Sultan of Johor Cup 2017 at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium, in Malaysia

Italy PM Paolo Gentiloni on Two-Day Visit to India

Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni arrived in New Delhi on a two day visit to India. The visit  is aimed at strengthening the bilateral political and economic relations between the two countries.

PM Modi Inaugurated Bidar-Kalaburagi New Railway Line in Karnataka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Bidar - Kalaburagi New Railway Line to the Nation by unveiling a plaque at Bidar Railway Station, in Karnataka.

Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar Assumes Charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff

Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, AVSM, VSM has assumed charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS) from Vice Admiral Karambir Singh AVSM at a formal ceremony held in New Delhi.

Book on Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's Inspirational Words Released

An illustrative book containing inspiring words of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was released online by Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj on the 86th birth anniversary of the former President.

Cleartrip Named 'Best Mobile App for Travel' at Mobexx Awards

Online travel solutions provider Cleartrip was named the 'Best Mobile App for Travel and Leisure' at the Mobexx Awards 2017.

Govt Makes Use of Public Finance Management System Mandatory for Central Schemes

The Centre has made the use of Public Finance Management System (PFMS) mandatory for all central schemes. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stated that making use of the PFMS mandatorily will ensure benefits of government schemes to reach the last mile. 

AU Small Bank, SIDBI Launch Rs 200 crore Fund for MSMEs

AU Small Finance Bank tied up with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to launch a Rs200 crore fund for providing loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). 

SIDBI Revamps Portal for Easy Credit Access

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has revamped its portal with enhanced features to provide easy access to credit and hand-holding services for micro small medium enterprises (MSME).

India to Host UN Wildlife Summit in 2020

India will host the next United Nations (UN) global wildlife conference in 2020. India will host the next CMS Conference of the Parties CMSCOP13. It was officially announced at the closing CMSCOP12 plenary, in Manila, Philippines.

Kidambi Srikanth Wins French Open to Clinch 4th Super Series Title of 2017

India's Kidambi Srikanth created history as he became the first Indian player to win four Superseries titles in a year after he won the men's singles title at the French Open.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest Batsman to Score 9000 ODI Runs

Virat Kohli became the sixth Indian to complete 9000 ODI runs during the third game against New Zealand. He went on to score his 32nd ODI century off 96 balls.

World’s First Hydrogen Tram Begins Operation in China

The world’s first hybrid electric tram powered by hydrogen fuel cells has started running in China, marking a big step in the application of green energy in public transport.

N.J.Gangte Appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Zambia

N.J.Gangte has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Zambia.

Sharmila Tagore Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore has received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The 72-year-old actor was bestowed with the recognition by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi for her contribution in the field of cinema.

Karnataka Govt Signs MoU with Microsoft

The Karnataka Government announced the signing of an MoU with Microsoft Corporation India Private Limited with an intention to empower smallholder farmers with technology-oriented solutions that will help them increase income.

UP Declares Vrindavan, Barsana as Sacred Sites

The Uttar Pradesh government issued an order notifying Vrindavan and Barsana towns in Mathura district as “pavitra teerth sthals (sacred pilgrimage sites)”. No meat and liquor shops will be allowed in these towns anymore.

India and France Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Defence Cooperation

India and France have agreed to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation as a key Pillar of strategic partnership between the two countries. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and French Minister for the Armed Forces, Ms. Florence Parly discussed a range of measures to expand military to military ties.

Cabinet Approves Rs 7,000 crore for Construction of Six IIT Campuses

The Union Cabinet has approved over Rs 7,000 crore for construction of permanent campuses of six new Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) across the country.

ISSF World Cup Final: Sangram Wins Silver in Double Trap

Sangram Dahiya won a silver in the ISSF World Cup Final, in New Delhi. Double trap exponent Sangram clinched his first-ever senior medal in International Shooting Sports Federation tournament.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Patna Pirates Clinched Third Pro Kabaddi Successive Title

Pardeep Narwal scored incredible 24 points to steer Patna Pirates to third consecutive Pro Kabaddi title. Pardeep, who had scored 76 points in three playoffs, helped Patna come from behind and thump Gujarat Fortunegiants 55-38 in the summit clash of Pro Kabaddi season 5.

England beat Spain 5-2 to Win First-ever U-17 Title

England scripted a dramatic turnaround in Kolkata to win the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup for the very first time after a 5-2 win over European U17 champions Spain.

Amanpreet Wins Bronze at ISSF World Cup Final

India's Amanpreet Singh clinched a bronze medal in his maiden appearance in an ISSF World Cup Final, in New Delhi. Jitu Rai fizzled out to finish seventh on the fourth day of competition.

Andhra Pradesh CM Receives Golden Peacock Award in London

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has received the Golden Peacock Award under the category 'Global Leadership in Public Service and Economic Transformation' at a convention in London at 17th London Global Convention.

SAP Launches Asia Pacific Japan Region's First Leonardo Centre in Bengaluru

Tech major SAP announced the launch of Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region's first SAP Leonardo Center in Bengaluru. The fourth SAP Leonardo Center globally, the facility is a go-to place for SAP's ecosystem for digital inspiration and co-innovation.

India Overtakes US to Become Second Largest Smartphone Market: Report

India overtake the US to become the world’s second-largest smartphone market, trailing only China, according to a new report by analyst firm Canalys.

Burundi, First Nation to Leave International Criminal Court

Burundi became the first nation ever to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), set up 15 years ago to prosecute those behind the world’s worst atrocities.

India, US to Implement HOSTAC to Strengthen Maritime Security

To strengthen maritime security, India and the United States have agreed to implement the program for Helicopter Operations from Ships other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC).

Jeff Bezos Replaces Gates as World's Richest Person with $90.6-bn Fortune

According to Forbes magazine, Jeff Bezos surpassed Bill Gates as the richest person in the world. The fortune of Amazon's founder reached some $90.6 billion, compared with the $90.1 billion that the online edition of the magazine attributes to Gates.

RIL, First Indian Company to Cross Rs 6 Trillion Market Capital

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) became the first Indian company to cross Rs 6 trillion market capitalization after its shares surged over 75% so far this year and hit a fresh lifetime high.

Jacinda Ardern Officially Sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern was officially sworn in as the Prime Minister of New Zealand. At the age of 37, Ardern is the youngest New Zealand PM in 150 years. 

Friday, 27 October 2017

India and ADB Signed $65.5 Million Loan to Support Coastal Protection

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $65.5 million loan agreement in New Delhi to continue interventions to check coastal erosion on the Western Coast in Karnataka.

EDII Bags AICTE Award for Supporting Start-Ups

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) has received an award from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for supporting start-ups. The premier Institute received the award for its contribution towards promoting and mentoring technology start-ups.

Malayalam Writer Punathil Kunjabdulla Passes Away

Renowned Malayalam writer Punathil Kunjabdulla passed away in Kozhikode following a prolonged illness. He was 77.

Gokul Natesan, Second Indian-Origin Player to be Signed by NBA G-League Side

Gokul Natesan is the 97th pick in the NBA draft to became only the second Indian-origin player to be signed by an NBA G-League side.

Puducherry Becomes an Associate Member of BCCI

The Cricket Association of Puducherry (CAP) was chosen by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) as an associate member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). 

Saudi Arabia, First Country to Grant Citizenship to a Robot

Saudi Arabia has become the first country to give a robot citizenship. The move is an attempt to promote Saudi Arabia as a place to develop artificial intelligence and, presumably, allow it to become a full citizen. The Robot is named as 'Sophia'.

GMR Hyderabad Airport, Malaysia Tourism, MAHB Sign Pact to Promote Tourism

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) and Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) have come together to promote the growth of tourism traffic.