Daily Archive: Friday, May 26, 2017

26 May 2017

Central Road Fund for development and maintenance of NWs

The Union Cabinet, presided by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 24 May 2017 gave a green signal to a proposal jointly mooted by the Union Ministry of Shipping and the Union Ministry of Road Transport &
26 May 2017

Cabinet approves JDI between Germany and India on alternative medicine

The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Germany and India regarding cooperation in the field of alternative medicine on 24 May 2017. The move aims to enhance
26 May 2017

Socialist Lenin Moreno sworn in as President of Ecuador

Lenin Moreno was on 24 May 2017 sworn in as the President of Ecuador following a tight electoral race in Ecuador’s Presidential Elections 2017. On the other hand, Engineer Jorge Glas will continue to serve as the
26 May 2017

Union Cabinet approves setting up of AIIMS in Kamrup, Assam

The Union Cabinet, presided by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 24 May 2017 gave its approval for the establishment of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Kamrup in Assam. The institute will be
26 May 2017

Union Cabinet approves abolition of Foreign Investment Promotion Board

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 24 May 2017 approved the proposal to phase out the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). The proposal approved entails abolishing the FIPB and allowing administrative Ministries
26 May 2017

Cobra lily rediscovered in western Nilgiris after 84 years

The rare Arisaema translucens, more commonly known as the cobra lily, was recently rediscovered in the western Nilgiris after 84 years. The discovery was made by nature enthusiasts K M Prabhu Kumar and Tarun Chhabra. News of
26 May 2017

Sanjay Mitra took charge as Defence Secretary on 25 May 2017

Sanjay Mitra took charge as the Defence Secretary on 25 May 2017. Mitra succeeds G Mohan Kumar. He is a 1982 batch IAS officer of the West Bengal cadre. His appointment as the new Defence Secretary was
26 May 2017

Egypt blocks 21 media websites, including Al-Jazeera

Egypt has blocked 21 media websites including the main website of Qatar-based Al-Jazeera news channel for allegedly supporting terrorism, as per reports by one of the country’s local news agencies. According to sources, the blocked websites also
26 May 2017

MoU approved between Spain & India on Organ Transplant Services

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Spain on cooperation in the field of Organ Transplant Services on 24 May 2017. The MoU
26 May 2017

Mumbai, Kota feature in the world’s top ten most crowded cities

Two Indian cities, Mumbai and Kota have been named among the world’s most crowded cities list, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF) that cited UN-Habitat data. While Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh topped the list with
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