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Economic Survey 2020: Key highlights of Economic Survey

Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman presented Economic Survey 2019-20 in the Parliament today (31 January 2020). This year’s Economic survey is being prepared by the Chief Economic Advisor, Krishnamurthy V Subramanian. The theme for the Economic Survey 2020 is Theme: Wealth Creation, Promotion of pro-business policies, strengthening of trust in the economy. The report will be …

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World Leprosy Day 2020

In India, World Leprosy Day is observed on Jan 30 every year to commemorate the death of Mahatma Gandhi who was assassinated on this day in 1948. This day was chosen by the French humanitarian Raoul Follereau as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, who helped people affected with leprosy. World Leprosy Day is observed internationally every …

January, 2020 -_5.1

Padma Shri awardee Tushar Kanjilal passes away

Famous social worker, environmentalist, educationist & writer Tushar Kanjilal passed away. The Government of India awarded Tushar Kanjilal the 4th highest civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1986. He also received the Jamnalal Bajaj Award in 2008. Find More Obituaries News

January, 2020 -_6.1

SAMPRITI-IX: India-Bangladesh joint exercise to be held in Meghalaya

The 9th edition of joint military training exercise between India-Bangladesh SAMPRITI-IX will be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya. Exercise SAMPRITI is an important bilateral defence cooperation endeavour between India and Bangladesh which is hosted alternately by both countries. During the joint exercise, Command Post Exercise and Field Training Exercise is to be conducted according to the …

January, 2020 -_7.1

Theatre artiste Sanjana Kapoor will receive the prestigious French honour

Well-known theatre person, Sanjana Kapoor received the prestigious French honour of ‘Chevalier dans lOrdre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) for her outstanding contribution to the field of theatre. She is the daughter of Late Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor. L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres is a French …

January, 2020 -_8.1

Google announces $1-million grant to promote news literacy in India

Google announced a  1-million USD grant to promote news literacy among Indians. According to Google, the grant will work towards building a strong network of senior reporters and journalists, who will counteract fake news in India. The funding support is part of Google’s broader, $10-million commitment to media literacy. Google’s initiative will focus on delivering news …

January, 2020 -_9.1

Eimear Noone set to become Oscars’ first female orchestra conductor

Irish composer Eimear Noone will be the first woman to conduct an orchestra at the Oscars guest-segment. She will lead the 42-piece orchestra at the Academy Awards as it plays excerpts from five nominated scores. She’s widely hailed as the world’s leading composer of video game music and at 22 became the first woman to …

January, 2020 -_10.1

President Trump inks USMCA North American trade deal

US President Donald Trump has signed the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) North American trade pact with Canada and Mexico into law. The USMCA, crafted over years of negotiation between the three countries, replaces the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. It also makes changes to e-commerce, intellectual property protection and dispute settlement …

January, 2020 -_11.1

India hockey captain Rani Rampal named 2019 World Games Athlete of the Year

Indian women’s team captain Rani Rampal became the 1st-ever hockey player worldwide to win the prestigious ‘World Games Athlete of the Year’ award 2019. The prize is given for outstanding performance, along with social commitment and fair behaviour. The 25-year-old Rani has been part of the Indian women’s hockey team since she was 15 years …