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January, 2021 - - Part 29_3.1

A book titled “Vahana Masterclass” launched by Italian Writer Alfredo Covelli

Alfredo Covelli, an Italy based author has launched his new book Vahana Masterclass for children and Young Audience. The books will be illustrated and published by Scholastic India. Alfredo had a keen interest in our Indian culture and mythology which inspired him to write a story on Lord Ganesh for children. WARRIOR 4.0 | Banking …

January, 2021 - - Part 29_4.1

DRDO Celebrates 63rd Foundation Day on 1st January 2021

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) observed the 63rd Foundation Day of its establishment on January 01, 2021. DRDO was established in 1958 with just 10 laboratories to enhance the research work in the Defence sector. At that time, it was tasked with designing and developing cutting edge defence technologies for Indian Armed Forces. …

January, 2021 - - Part 29_5.1

PM Modi lays foundation stone of Light House projects (LHPs)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Light House projects (LHPs) at six sites across six States through video conference on 1st January 2021. The LHPs will be implemented at Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Rajkot (Gujarat), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Agartala (Tripura) and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh). WARRIOR 4.0 | Banking Awareness Batch for …

January, 2021 - - Part 29_7.1

Suneet Sharma takes over as new Chairman & CEO of Railway Board

The appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved Suneet Sharma appointment as Chairman & CEO of Railway Board, Ministry of Railways and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India. He took over in his new role with effect from January 01, 2021. The extended one-year tenure of Sharma’s predecessor, Vinod Kumar Yadav, who also became …

January, 2021 - - Part 29_10.1

UNDP and PCMC join hands for ‘first social impact bond’

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, Pune has recently signed an MoU with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India to co-create India’s first Social Impact Bond (SIB). This is the first time that a government body will act as the ‘outcome funder’ in a bond, whereas traditionally most government-funded public projects require large and early investments by …