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Grand celebrations mark 85th anniversary of Indian Air Force
PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of 3.92 km long Okha-Byet Dwarka bridge
Prime Minister launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI)
President launches Mata Amritanandamayi Math Project Jeevamrutham
President Ram Nath Kovind has launched 100 crore rupees Mata Amritanandamayi Math Project “Jeevamrutham” to provide filtration system for cleaning drinking water to 5000 villages across India, in kollam district in kerala. The President also distributed the certificates to three village out of 12 villages in the States of Bihar, UP, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Chatisgarh, Uttarakand, Maharashtra and kerala, which were adopted by the Math, verified as Open Defecation Free by Swatch Bharat Abhiyan.
Ex-SC judges could soon be appointed NHRC chiefs
Dr. Mahesh sharma inaugurates ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav - 2017’ at Ahmedabad
Continuing its endeavor to promote India’s Heritage, Ministry of Culture has organised 3 days long diversified cultural carnival ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav - 2017’ at the premises of Sabarmati River Front Event Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The festival was inaugurated by Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change.
M/o Culture Organizes ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ in Gujarat as a part of ‘Paryatan Parv’
Ministry of Culture as a part of ‘Paryatan Parv’ is organising ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat matrix in Gujarat. The State paired with Gujarat is Chhattisgarh. The Mahotsav coverd a profusion of art forms from classical and folk music and dance, theatre to literature and the visual arts and would offer the chance to experience the best in established and emerging virtuosity. The “Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM)-2017” started today, will continue till 9th October, 2017 in India’s 1st World Heritage City i.e Ahmadabad,
FOREIGN AFFAIRS & INTERNATIONAL NEWS
India to conduct the First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ next week beginning 10th October
The First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency next week from October 10-13, 2017 in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). At the 17th BIMSTEC Senior Officials Meeting held in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 7, 2017, it was decided that India would organize the first annual Disaster Management Exercise for the region.
Delegates from all seven nations of the ‘Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation’ (BIMSTEC) grouping, - namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, representatives from Embassies/High Commissions of BIMSTEC nations in Delhi, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), and Senior Officers from the Nodal Ministries will participate in the event.
India-South Africa Twenty Years of Strategic Partnership;Gandhi-Mandela Program on Grass Root Innovation
International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations – IV (8th – 15th October, 2017)
Shri Arun Jaitley to leave on a one week Official Visit to USA early morning tomorrow
The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley will leave on a one week Official visit to USA early morning tomorrow i.e. 9thOctober, 2017 to participate in the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) among others. The Finance Minister, Shri Jaitley will lead the Indian Official Delegation consisting of the Governor, RBI, Dr. Urjit Patel, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, Shri Subhash Chandra Garg, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA), Dr Arvind Subramanian, Special Secretary, DEA, Shri Dinesh Sharma among others.
India slips to 8th among most valuable brands; US top of the charts, China fastest growing while India decelerates: Nation Brands 2017
India is ranked the eighth most valuable nation brand while the United States retained its top position and China took the second spot in the league of nations according to Brand Finance’s Nation Brands 2017.
India went down one spot over the previous year, the report said, because the economy grew at its slowest pace. India switched places with Canada and its brand value dropped by one percentage point while that of Canada’s rose 14 per cent. China, the fastest growing nation brand in 2017, saw valuation grow 44 per cent.
India improved its brand rating from ‘AA-’ to ‘AA’ though, but failed to make it into the top ten ‘best performing’ or ‘strongest’ brands. Brand analysts list democracy, diversity, young population and technological receptivity as the pillars of India’s brand value.
RBI begins 'corrective action' against OBC for high net NPA
Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese Grand Prix to move closer to world title after Sebastian Vettel's early retirement
Romania's Simona Halep becomes WTA world number one
Simona Halep gained some revenge for her defeat by Jelena Ostapenko in the French Open final and achieved world number one status for the first time after a 6-2 6-4 win in the semi-finals of the China Open in Beijing on Saturday.
Halep is the 25th player in WTA history and the first Romanian to become world number one, and will replace Spain's Garbine Muguruza at the top of the standings when the official rankings are released on Monday.
Samiya wins gold at U-15 Asian Junior Championship
Indian shuttler Samiya Imad Farooqui clinched the gold medal at the Under-15 women''s singles competition after defeating Indonesia''s Widjaja Stephani at the Asian Junior Championship here today.
Vice President Gives away Rashtra Sewa Awards organized by Krishna Foundation
World Solar Car Race Begins in Australia
The event has become one of the world's foremost innovation challenges with teams looking to demonstrate designs that could one day lead to commercially available solar-powered vehicles for passengers. An epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designed to showcase new technology that could one day help develop commercial vehicles got underway Sunday.
The World Solar Challenge, first run in 1987 and last held in 2015, began in a high-tech, futuristic flurry from Darwin's State Square.
16 balsam species found in 5 years in Arunachal
First 4D map of human genome folding created
Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have created the first high-resolution four-dimensional (4D) map of human gene folding, tracking an entire genome as it folds over time.
The advance by researchers, including those from Stanford University and Harvard University in the US, may lead to new ways of understanding genetic diseases. For decades, researchers have suspected that when a human cell responds to a stimulus, DNA elements that lie far apart in the genome quickly find one another, forming loops along the chromosome.
By rearranging these DNA elements in space, the cell is able to change which genes are active.
Ace director Kundan Shah passes away
Noted journalist Bismoy Kumar Mohanty dies
Noted journalist Bismoy Kumar Mohanty died today following a heart attack at Puri, family sources said. Owner and editor of Odia daily "Ajikali" published from Balasore, Mohanty was the president of Odisha Small and Medium Newspaper Organisation. He was also associated with a number of social and cultural organisations. His wife Bijay Laxmi Mohanty is also publisher and editor of language daily "Sambad Bahika".