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Global Human Capital Index – India ranks 103

India has been placed at a low 103 rank, the lowest among BRICS economies, on the WEF’s Global Human Capital Index, which has been topped by Norway. India also ranks “among the lowest in the world” when it comes to … Continue reading

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Christine Lagarde re-appointed as Managing Director of IMF

Christine Lagarde, who steered the IMF through some troubled times including the Eupropean financial crisis, has been re-appointed as its Managing Director for a second five-year term after an uncontested election. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) … Continue reading

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DD Kisan–India’s first television channel dedicated to farmers

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, launch  DD Kisan, Doordarshan’s channel dedicated exclusively to farmers at New Delhi. The DD Kisan channel should keep an eye and inform farmers about the changes in weather, global markets etc., so that farmers … Continue reading

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Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an outlay of Rs. 1500 crore. This will be the flagship scheme for skill training of … Continue reading

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India launches largest rocket and unmanned capsule

The 630-tonne Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (MK III) blasted off from Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. The new rocket will be able to carry heavier satellites into space. India has successfully launched lighter satellites in recent years, … Continue reading

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New Cabinet Ministers & Minister of States

Shri Narendra Damodar Das Modi has been taken oath as 15th Prime Minister of India along with his cabinet minister & minister of state. Cabinet Ministers Minister’s Name – Portfolio Mr. Narendra Damodar Das Modi – Prime Minister of India, … Continue reading

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Kapil Dev honoured

Cricket legend Kapil Dev has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at a ceremony in the House of Lords. The award, constituted by the Indo-European Business Forum, was presented to Dev on 24th September 2014 for his contribution to … Continue reading

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Adil Zainulbhai to head Quality Council of India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed former McKinsey India Chairman Adil Zainulbhai as the Chairman of Quality Council of India (QCI). An autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

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UN Tribunal Fixes Maritime Border of India, Bangladesh

Ending years of dispute over the maritime boundary between India and Bangladesh, a UN tribunal on July 8, 2014 announced that Bangladesh will get 19,467 sq km of the total 25,602 sq km disputed area with India in the Bay … Continue reading

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Tata House and Temple win UNESCO Award

Mumbai’s Esplanade House, once the residence of Jamsetji Tata, founder of the Tata empire, and the Shri Sakhargad Nivasini Devi Temple Complex in Satara are among the 14 projects from 10 countries that bagged the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards that … Continue reading

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