India and South Korea has signed an agreement for $10 billion assistance for infrastructure development projects in India, including smart cities. It includes $9 billion in concessional credit and $1 billion in Official development assistance (ODA). Part of this fund will be
According to the ‘One Family at a Time’ study conducted by the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Indians working across the world had sent home USD 62.7 billion in 2016 making India the top remittance-receiving country surpassing China.
The Bhupen Hazarika National Award, 2017 has been conferred upon the noted writer Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi. This is the fifth edition of the award which was first conferred in 2012. The award has been instituted by Sarhad, a Maharashtra-based organisation. The award
China has launched its first X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts. The telescope weighing 2.5 tonne was sent to the space using China’s Long March-4B rocket. The satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite
The Union Cabinet, presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 14 June 2017 gave a green signal to the proposal to introduce a Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017. The Bill aims at providing a comprehensive
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 June 2017 approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and the Ministry of Agriculture of Palestine on agriculture cooperation.
Competition Commission of India (CCI), also known as India’s antitrust watchdog, on 14 June 2017 imposed a fine of Rs 870 million ($13.6 million) on automaker Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL). While imposing the fine, the antitrust
The Union Cabinet, presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 14 June 2017 approved the Interest Subvention Scheme (ISS) for farmers for the year 2017-18. The scheme will help farmers getting short term crop loan up to
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 14 June 2017 launched the Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) to intensify efforts to reduce child deaths due to diarrhoea. Through this initiative, the Health Ministry aims to
Ireland’s new Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Wednesday evening announced his cabinet line-up, remaining largely the same as his predecessor Enda Kenny’s cabinet. In a statement to the Dail Eireann, the lower house of Irish parliament, Varadkar