Daily Archive: Sunday, April 9, 2017

9 Apr 2017

India ranks 9th in corruption in business: EMEIA Fraud Survey

According to EY Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Fraud Survey 2017, India ranks 9th among 41 surveyed countries in bribery and corrupt practices in businesses. India’s ranking has improved marginally from the survey findings in
9 Apr 2017

Agriculture Ministry, ISRO to team up to Geo-Tag Agricultural Assets

The Union Agriculture Ministry has joined hands with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), a wing of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for geo-tag agricultural assets.  In this regard, Agriculture Ministry under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna
9 Apr 2017

Union government to revive 40-year-old North Koel Irrigation project

The Union government has decided to restart the North Koel Irrigation project that was thought of nearly 40 years ago. The project will aim to address the water requirements in Bihar and Jharkhand. The decision was announced
9 Apr 2017

SC seeks reply from 6 states on plea to ban cow vigilantes

The Supreme Court on 7 April 2017 sought response from six states, namely Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, on a plea seeking a ban on cow vigilantes (‘Gau Raksha’) groups there. A bench comprising
9 Apr 2017

Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) to get DNA bank for wildlife

The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh is going to set up a DNA bank for wildlife, first of its kind in North India. Researchers at the institute are in the process of collecting
9 Apr 2017

Canara Bank partners with BSNL to upgrade bandwidth at all branches

Canara Bank, a public sector bank, has embarked upon an ambitious project of upgrading the bandwidth at all its branches to 2 Mbps in partnership with BSNL. The project was officially inaugurated jointly by Dina Bandhu Mohapatra,
9 Apr 2017

National Payments Corporation of India disburses Rs. 245 cr in prize money under Niti Aayog’s Lucky Draw scheme

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the umbrella organisation for all retail payment systems in the country, has disbursed over Rs 245 crore worth of prize money to about 18 lakh winners under the NITI Aayog’s Lucky
9 Apr 2017

India ranks 40th in WEF’s global travel & tourism ranking

India has jumped 12 places to 40th rank globally in travel and tourism ranking by World Economic Forum. India is one of the countries that improved the most as it gained 12 places in Asia, but lagged
9 Apr 2017

Boxer Shyam Kumar wins gold at Thailand International

Indian boxer K Shyam Kumar (49kg) clinched a gold medal at the Thailand International Tournament in Bangkok without even stepping inside the ring for his summit clash on Saturday. Shyam, who won a gold at the 2015
9 Apr 2017

India extends $4.5 billion new line of concessional credit to Bangladesh

In a joint statement after signing of agreements in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a new line of concessional credit of $4.5 billion for implementation of development projects in Bangladesh. Apart from that, Modi also announced
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