Daily Archive: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

16 May 2017

PM Modi launches Narmada river conservation project in MP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the river conservation project ‘Narmada Seva Mission’ on 15 May 2017 in Madhya Pradesh. The project is a road-map for steps to be taken for the conservation of the Narmada River in
16 May 2017

India-Chile expanded PTA to come into effect on 16 May

The expanded Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between India and Chile will come into effect on 16 May 2017. According to Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between India and Chile was first
16 May 2017

Union Government revises Base Year of WPI to 2011-2012 from 2004-05

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion under Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry on 12 May 2017 revised the base year of All-India Wholesale Price Index (WPI) from  2004-05 to  2011-12. The base year of WPI
16 May 2017

Mumbai airport busiest with 1 flight every 65 seconds

The Mumbai airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji International, has become the world’s busiest single-runway airport with 837 flights a day or one flight in 65 seconds on an average in the 2016-17 fiscal year. The airport has even overtaken
16 May 2017

Indian Coir Sector’s export revenue touched all time high in fiscal 16-17

The Indian Coir sector’s revenue from exports touched an all time high of Rs 2282 Cr by value and 9.57 Metric Tonnes in quantity in the 2016-17 financial year. These figures were revealed by Union Minister for
16 May 2017

Former Puducherry CM Subrahmanyan Ramaswamy passes away

Former Puducherry Chief Minister Subrahmanyan Ramaswamy passed away on 15 May 2017 in Puducherry following a brief illness. He was 80. He is survived by wife and three sons. Ramaswamy began his political career in Dravida Munnetra
16 May 2017

World bank’s Power Accessibility List: India jumps 73 Spots to be ranked 26th

India has jumped 73 spots to be ranked 26th in World Bank’s electricity accessibility list. The country was ranked 99th in 2014. Out of the 18,452 villages which lacked electricity, over 13,000 has been provided access to electricity. In addition, a person applying
16 May 2017

Railways to install CCTV Surveillance System under Nirbhaya Fund

Indian Railways will install 19,000 high definition CCTV cameras at over 983 stations across the country under the Nirbhaya Fund at an approved cost of Rs 500 crore in order to ensure round-the-clock security to passengers including women. The cameras
16 May 2017

Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas arrives on 4-day visit to India  

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived here today on a four-day visit during which he will hold extensive talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on key bilateral, regional and international issues, including the Middle East peace process.”Welcoming an
16 May 2017

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem, wins fifth Madrid Open title

Rafael Nadal’s flawless tennis record on clay this season continued as he outgunned the impressive Dominic Thiem to win the Madrid Masters for a fifth time 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 on Sunday. The Spaniard is now 15-0 on
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