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Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to be Held in Hyderabad, November 28-30

A high-level delegation from the Government of India and the United States met today, at NITI Aayog to plan the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be held November 28-30 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad, India. The Summit will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, who leads ...

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Swiss technology companies should take part in our initiatives

Swiss technology companies should take part in our initiatives like Make in India, start-up India, Swachh Bharat and skill India, says President . The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, yesterday (August 31, 2017) received Her Excellency Ms. Doris Leuthard, the President of the Swiss Confederation, at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He also hosted a banquet in her honour. Welcoming the ...

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India Missile in Pipeline to Target Whole of China: Report

PINAKA missile of India

India is gearing up its nuclear arsenal aimed at targeting entire China, while it is already capable of deterring Pakistan, said a research article published in July-August issue of ‘After Midnight’. Written by top American nuclear experts — Hans M Kristensen and Robert S Norris — in the article titled, “Indian nuclear forces 2017“, the report said India is modernising ...

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Jio Effect: BSNL Matches 2GB Daily, How it Stacks up?

Freebies galore for Reliance Jio, BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone telecom users in July 2017

The broadband race is heating up with BSNL desperately trying to match Reliance Jio offering 2GB daily cap on 4G data to its subscribers, while Airtel, Vodafone and Aircell trying to woo the customer with more freebies. Currently, Reliance Jio is offering 28GB of 4G data for 28 days with a daily FUP of 1GB, free voice calls and unlimited ...

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New Born Declared Dead Comes to Life Just Before Funeral

In a repetition of several such incidents where the patients are declared dead without proper checks, a hospital in Warangal, Telangana declared a four-day-old baby dead on Sunday but when she started moving at the cremation grounds, parents realised the faux pas but in vain. The baby delivered at a private hospital weighed just 450 grams and was brought to ...

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Recalled Galaxy Note 7 to Sell at 30% Less in South Korea, Not in India, US: Samsung

Samsung Electronics, which has recalled millions of units of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, will refurbish them and sell them 30 percent discounted price in South Korea beginning Friday, July 7, 2017. The Galaxy Note 7 faced several instances of battery fires and was banned in aircraft last year when it was launched, forcing the mobile giant to recall them. Now ...

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NASA Data Detects Huge Drop in Global Fires, Good or Bad?

NASA satellites have detected from space that the number of fires across tropical forests in South America, the Eurasian Steppe, and the savannas of Africa are increasingly declining due to settled lifestyle than previous nomadic lifestyle in the regions. The transition is leading intensified agriculture and steep drop in the use of fire leading to decline of forest fires, said ...

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Zika Virus Surveillance in India Widened Now: Centre

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Following the first zika virus positive test report from Ahemedabad and two more in surveillance tests, the government said it has announced immediate measures to tackle the cases and test equipment across the country. The sample was from a 34-year-old female patient admitted to hospital with complaints of fever following delivery of a healthy baby who had no travel history ...

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President Trump, PM Modi Joint Press Statement Reveals Little (Videos)

Video grab of PM Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump on Monday (White House)

The joint press statement from US President Donald Trump and the visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi elicited too little despite high expectations, especially on deep difference both nations have on several issues. Trump in his typical speech pointed out that during his campaign, he had pledged that if elected, India would have a true friend in the White House. ...

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President Greets on Idu’l Fitr as Prayers, Celebrations Mark Ramzan

President Pranab Mukherjee meeting the invitees, at an Iftar party, on the occasion of id’ul Fitar, hosted by him, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on June 23, 2017.(PIB)

The President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee has greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Idu’l Fitr, known as Ramzan, which is being celebrated on Monday, June 26, 2017 in India. In his message the President said, “On the auspicious occasion of Idu’l Fitr, I extend greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens, particularly my Muslim brothers and ...

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Welcoming India, Pakistan Aboard, China Says No Bilateral Issues at Shanghai Group

The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel meeting the Vice Mayor of Shanghai (incharge of youth affairs), Mr. Shi Guanghui, in Shanghai, China on June 12, 2017.(PIB)

Welcoming India and Pakistan into the SCO, China categorically ruled out any bilateral issues cropping up at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a stand that India avowedly upheld in all multilateral forums. “As a founding member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), we are very happy about the membership of India and Pakistan,” China’s Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou said at ...

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First Airbus Training Centre in Asia to be Set up in India

European aviation firm Airbus is setting up a greenfield training facility at Aerocity, New Delhi, to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers and the ground-breaking for it was performed by Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, Tom Enders, CEO, Airbus said the training centre will be the first such ...

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China, India Behind 50% of Global Deaths Due to Air Pollution: Study

Representational Picture: The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge),Mr. Prakash Javadekar addressing the inaugural session of a workshop of Pollution Control Boards of States, in New Delhi on May 18, 2016. (PIB Photo)

China and India together contributed for more than half of the total global deaths due to air pollution in 2015, said a study by the U.S.-based Health Effects Institute (HEI). The report showed that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million deaths in 2015, making it the fifth highest cause of death. But just two countries – India and China ...

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Challakere in Karnataka: No Secret City But Hub of Nuclear Power, Says Report

Representational Photo: The DFP Awareness Rally organized, during the Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign, at Challakere, Chitradurga Dist, Karnataka on December 26, 2011.(PIB Photo)

Challakere in Karnataka is not only a hub for buses travelling to and fro Bangalaore and Bellary but also a hub for the Defence ministry, purported to be the nuclear city of future to generate the country’s nuclear power for submarines and weapons. Last year, the US magazine Foreign Policy, quoting a former PMO official, said it may trigger competition from ...

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Nepal SAARC Meeting on Feb 1 to Decide on Next Summit Schedule

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The nations of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) will meet in Kathmandu on February 1-2 to attend the Programming Committee meeting over the next SAARC summit schedule. This is the first meeting of the SAARC members after the controversial postponement of the 19th SAARC summit scheduled in Islamabad last year in November due to India’s objections over the ...

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Trumpeting ‘America First’ Theory Far-Fetched But Feasible

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US President Donald Trump in his first Presidential address has put “America First”, setting the tone for an inward-looking diplomacy that might radically change the course of world events since the Pearl Harbor attack seven decades ago. “We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall ...

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India, Mauritius Sign MoU on Fisheries, Cooperatives

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India signed an MoU with Mauritius on Monday to cooperate in fisheries and cooperatives in agro industry, fisheries and dairy sector. India’s Union Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh and Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Govt. of Mauritius, Mr. Soomilduth Bholah signed on MoU for Cooperation in the field of Cooperatives, in New Delhi on Monday. The MoU will ...

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India, Kenya to Renew Ties as President Kenyatta Visits New Delhi

Welcoming Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had visited Kenya 6 months ago, said common belief in democratic values, shared developmental priorities and the warm currents of the Indian Ocean bind both the countries. “In our discussions today, President and I reviewed the full range of our relationship. During my visit to Kenya ...

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Indian Cabinet Approves International Solar Alliance

The Indian Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the proposal of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) for ratification of ISA’s Framework Agreement by India. ISA was launched jointly by the Prime Minister of India and the President of France on 30th November, 2015 at Paris on the side-lines of the ...

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New Year’s Eve Celebrated Around the World

New Year Eve

Come New Year’s Eve, display of fireworks to revelers displaying the joyous mood mark the night of December 31 every year. Throughout the world the celebration begin with New Zealand and Australia reporting it first and New York or California joining the party much later in the day. New Zealand: A giant digital clock on Auckland’s landmark Sky Tower will ...

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India attains 4th position in global wind power

A capacity addition of 14.30 GW of renewable energy has been reported during the last two and half years under Grid Connected Renewable Power, which include 5.8 GW from Solar Power, 7.04 GW from Wind Power, 0.53 from Small Hydro Power and 0.93 from Bio-power.  As of 31st October, 2016, Solar Energy Projects with an aggregate capacity of over 8727.62 ...

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India, US Launch New Clean Energy Joint Initiative

Union power minister Piyush Goyal and US Ambassador Richard Verma launched on Friday a new joint venture of US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) Initiative which would help in unlocking OPIC financing and mobilize public and private capital to expand access to distributed clean energy projects. Letter of Intents were signed and exchanged between MNRE and OPIC in presence of Piyush ...

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India, Cyprus Enter Pact to Avoid Double taxation

A revised Agreement between India and Cyprus for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal evasion (DTAA) with respect to taxes on income, along with its Protocol, was signed last month on 18th November, 2016 in Nicosia, which will replace the existing DTAA that was signed by two countries on 13th June 1994. The Protocol was signed ...

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India Pitches for Cashless, Digital Payments Campaign

As the demonetisation laid bare the difficulties of rural India not matching the urban centres in banking and payment technology, the Indian government has decided to pitch for a campaign provide information, education and communication, holding camps for transiting to the digital mode of payment. Among the series of measures undertaken include incentives to the district administration which will give ...

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Cabinet Approves MoU between India, EU on Water

The Union Cabinet under PM Narendra Modi has given its approval for the signing of MoU between India and European Union in the field of water resources. The MoU envisages strengthening the technological, scientific and management capabilities of India and the European Union in the field of water management on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit. It provides ...

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India’s Environment Activists Launch #NoMore50 Campaign

The launch of the #NoMore50 campaign calling for stronger and higher penalties for animal cruelty kicked off on Thursday, May 12 with several parliamentarians and celebrities joining hands for the campaign. The campaign includes a series of videos from Indian celebrities, including Usha Uthup, Sudesh Bhosle, Anup Jalota, Tara Sharma, Arman Mallik and others, urging the Ministry of Environment to ...

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India vs China: Diplomatic Tit for Tat on Display?

India has never been so upset with China as it is now over the issue of Beijing blocking Pakistan-based Islamist leader Maulana Masood Azhar designated a terrorist by the United Nations (UN). Azhar’s Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group is blamed for the 2 January attack on the Pathankot airbase in Punjab. The diplomatic quid pro quo soon rolled out in the form ...

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India to Join 100 Other Nations to Ratify Paris Climate Pact on April 22

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Reiterating India’s commitment to carbon emission reduction, Union Environment, Forests & Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said India, along with 100 other nations would ratify the COP 21 Global Climate Agreement on April 22. The pact, COP 21, reached at Paris summit in December 2015 would be ratified at a high level signing ceremony to be convened at ...

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e-Tourist Visa Now Extended to 37 More Countries

With the extension of e-Tourist Visa Facility for 37 more countries, India’s online eTV is available for nationals of following countries/territories: Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, ...

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IMF Conference: Modi Ponders India’s Future and Asia’s 21st Century

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Addressing the IMF conference in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Asian people save more traditionally compared to other parts of the world and the future of world economy belongs to them as they have surplus to invest in rejuvenating the global economy, though IMF quotas do not reflect the global economic realities. Change in quotas is an issue ...

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