Daily Archive: Friday, March 10, 2017

10 Mar 2017

PM Narendra Modi presents Swachh Shakti Awards 2017 to women sarpanch

PM Narendra Modi on 8 March 2017 presented Swachh Shakti Awards 2017 to women sarpanch in Gandhinagar, Gujarat who have contributed immensely to the movement towards a clean India. The awards were presented on the occasion of
10 Mar 2017

SC asked Union Government to secure India-Bangladesh border

To check cross-border influx of illegal Bangladesh nationals into Assam, the Supreme Court (SC) on 8 March 2017 directed the Union Government to release funds for fencing the India-Bangladesh border. The bench comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi and
10 Mar 2017

South Korean President Park Geun-hye removed from office

South Korea’s Constitutional Court on 10 March 2017 voted unanimously to remove the country’s President, Park Geun-hye, from office. With the impeachment, Park becomes the first South Korean President to be removed from office. As per the
10 Mar 2017

INS Tillanchang, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) commissioned at Karwar

INS Tillanchang, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) was commissioned into the Indian Navy, at Karwar on 9 March 2017. It was commissioned by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command. INS
10 Mar 2017

Commonwealth trade meet begins in the United Kingdom

The inaugural Commonwealth trade meet focused on stimulating trade within the group kicked off in London on 9 March 2017. The two-day summit, which was planned before last year’s Brexit referendum has gained new significance following the
10 Mar 2017

India-Israel, a Steadily Strengthening Diplomatic Relationship

The relationship between India and Israel has been steadily strengthening since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1992. Former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao’s foresight that laid the foundation of the Indo-Israeli partnership deserves tribute for this
10 Mar 2017

Donald Tusk re-elected as President of European Council

Donald Tusk on 9 March 2017 was appointed to a second term as President of the European Council, one of the European Union’s governing bodies. Tusk won the elections despite objections from the government of his own
10 Mar 2017

Centre to Launch Pilot Project on Ornamental Fisheries

The Department of Animal Husbandry along with Dairying and Fisheries and the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare would be launching a pilot scheme for the development of ornamental fisheries with a total outlay of Rs 61.89
10 Mar 2017

Parliament passes Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Parliament on 9 March 2017 passed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Bill seeks to amends the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha during the parliament session. The Bill had already
10 Mar 2017

Fifth edition of mega cultural festival India by Nile fest to begin in Egypt

India will organise the fifth edition of the mega cultural festival India by the Nile in Egypt from Wednesday to showcase the diversity of the country’s culture, arts and cuisine for building enduring partnership between the two
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