28 Jun 2017

FSSAI issues Draft Regulations for Organic Food Products

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has come out with draft regulations for organic food products to ensure the authenticity of organic foods. FSSAI’s guidelines have been prepared in view of rising demand for organic food
28 Jun 2017

BCCI forms Committee to oversee Lodha Panel Reforms

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has constituted a special seven-member committee to analyse the few contentious Lodha panel reforms which are being opposed by the state units. The seven-member Lodha committee has been formed under
28 Jun 2017

Kaushik Basu becomes President of International Economic Association

Kaushik Basu has taken over as president of the International Economic Association (IEA). Basu will serve a three-year term as the President. Kaushik Basu has served as India’s chief economic adviser from 2009 to 2012. He has also served
28 Jun 2017

European Union slaps Google with 2.42 billion euros Fine

The European Union’s competition watchdog has fined Google a record 2.42 billion euros for breaching the anti-trust rules by illegally favouring its shopping service. The European Commission regulates EU competition rules. According to the European regulators, Google has abused
28 Jun 2017

Desh Bandhu Gupta, founder of pharma giant-Lupin passes away

Desh Bandhu Gupta, founder and Chairman of Lupin, India’s second-largest pharmaceutical company passed away on 26 June 2017 in Mumbai. He was 79. Gupta had not been keeping well for some time and was not actively involved
28 Jun 2017

China’s fastest bullet train Fuxing makes its debut run

China launched its first self-developed ‘next-generation’ bullet train Fuxing with a maximum speed of 400kmh on 26 June 2017. The train was launched on one of the country’s busiest lines -Beijing-Shanghai line. With the launch, Beijing aims
28 Jun 2017

US & India released a joint statement: Prosperity through Partnership

India and the United States on 26 June 2017 released a Joint Statement (JS) titled – United States and India: Prosperity through Partnership. The Joint Statement was released after bilateral talks were held between Prime Minister Narendra
28 Jun 2017

Dhanraj Pillay to get East Bengal football club’s highest honour

Former Indian hockey captain, Dhanraj Pillay would be conferred East Bengal football club’s highest honour – Bharat Gaurav -at its foundation day ceremony on 1 August 2017. Speaking on the occasion, club secretary Kalyan Majumdar stated that
28 Jun 2017

Romanian President appoints Mihai Tudose as Prime Minister

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on 26 June 2017 appointed Social Democrat Mihai Tudose as the Prime Minister and mandated him to form a new government. Tudose was officially validated as proposal for the Prime Minister office by
28 Jun 2017

PM Modi leaves for Netherland in his last leg of his 3 nation visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today left for the Netherland, the final leg of his three-nation tour, after concluding his visit to the US. In the US, PM Modi held talks with President Donald Trump today during which
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