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ICG Vijit visits Sabang

ICG Vijit visits Sabang

Updated : 25-Mar-2019 09:09   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vijit’ became the first-ever Coast Guard ship to visit Sabang, Indonesia on 17 March 2019.
• This visit of the coast guard ship follows from the first-ever-visit of Naval Ship INS Sumitra to Sabang in July 2018.
• Vijit’s visit also highlights strengthening cooperation in the area of maritime security and safety between India and Indonesia.

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K T Irfan qualified for Tokyo Olympics

K T Irfan qualified for Tokyo Olympics

Updated : 19-Mar-2019 09:10   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• A 29-year-old Indian athlete from Kerala, K.T. Irfan qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.
• He finished fourth in the men’s 20-kilometer category at the Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi, Japan.
• He got qualified for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
• The Two other Indian race walkers, who qualified for the World Championship are Devinder and Ganapati.

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Aviva Life Insurance launches Wings Programme

Aviva Life Insurance launches Wings Programme

Updated : 18-Mar-2019 09:36   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Aviva Life Insurance has announced the launch of ‘Wings’ programme on 13 March 2019.
• It is a specially designed mentorship program to empower the female workforce.
• The program is an initiative of the SHE division of the company, for mentoring all the women employees.
• SHE was conceptualised in 2016 by Aviva India’s Women Network

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J&K got its 1st palliative care centre

J&K got its 1st palliative care centre

Updated : 14-Mar-2019 10:37   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Jammu & Kashmir got its first centre for palliative care programme and treatment of cancer patients on 12 March 2019.
• It has been set up under the national palliative care programme by AIIMS, New Delhi and the Union health ministry and the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network, Singapore.
• Palliative care focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients.

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Industrial growth slowed down to 1.7%

Industrial growth slowed down to 1.7%

Updated : 14-Mar-2019 10:36   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Industrial output growth stood at 1.7% in January on account of slowdown in the manufacturing sector.
• Factory output as measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) had grown by 7.5% in January 2018.
• During April-January 2018-19, industrial output grew at 4.4% as against 4.1% in the same period previous fiscal, as per the data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

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RBI relaxes norms for white-label ATMs

RBI relaxes norms for white-label ATMs

Updated : 11-Mar-2019 10:03   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Reserve Bank of India relaxed norms for white label ATM (WLA) operators and allowed them to buy wholesale cash directly from the Reserve Bank of India.
• The RBI also permitted WLA operators to source cash from any bank, including cooperatives and regional rural banks.
• WLAs are owned and operated by non-bank entities on behalf of the banks.

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Marayoor jaggery received GI Tag

Marayoor jaggery received GI Tag

Updated : 11-Mar-2019 10:02   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Marayoor jaggery, the traditional and handmade product from Idukki district, received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag from the government of India.
• This jaggery is made from sugarcane and no chemicals are added during the manufacturing process.
• It is dark brown in colour, high in sweetness and iron, with less sodium content and insoluble impurities.

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India and Oman to begin joint exercise

India and Oman to begin joint exercise

Updated : 07-Mar-2019 10:43   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The 3rd edition of the bilateral joint exercise between India and Oman, Al Nagah 2019 will begin from 12 March 2019 at Jabel Al Akhdar Mountains in Oman.
• It will continue till 25th of March and both the armies will exchange expertise and experience in tactics, weapon handling, and firing.
• The aim of this exercise is to enhance interoperability in counter-terrorist operations.

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Cabinet approves phase 2 of FAME scheme

Cabinet approves phase 2 of FAME scheme

Updated : 04-Mar-2019 10:09   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved a Rs 10,000 crore package for the second phase of Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of Electric (and hybrid) vehicles (FAME) scheme on February 28.
• The phase 2 will continue for three years till 31 March 2022.
• FAME II will focus on the electrification of public transportation including ‘shared transportation’.

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Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Jl-VAN yojana

Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Jl-VAN yojana

Updated : 04-Mar-2019 10:09   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Union Cabinet approved the ‘Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana’ (Jaiv Indhan- Vatavaran Anukool fasal Awashesh Nivaran) on 28 February 2019.
• The aim of the scheme is to provide financial support to Integrated Bioethanol Projects using lignocellulosic biomass and other renewable feedstock.
• The yojana will be supported with total financial outlay of Rs.1969.50 crore for 5 years.

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PNB comes first in executing ‘reforms agenda’

PNB comes first in executing ‘reforms agenda’

Updated : 04-Mar-2019 10:07   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The BCG-IBA report – EASE Reforms for Public Sector Banks (PSBs) was released on 28 February 2019.
• Punjab National Bank was ranked first among public sector banks in the implementation of ‘reforms agenda’.
• The report measures the performance of each PSB on 140 objective metrics across six themes, including customer responsiveness, credit offtake, and digitalisation.

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MSP for minor forest produces launched

MSP for minor forest produces launched

Updated : 01-Mar-2019 10:41   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Minimum Support Price for Minor Forest Produces and the Value Addition component of Van Dhan was launched on 28 February 2019 in New Delhi.
• The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is now scaling up the ‘Van Dhan Scheme’ and is ready to extend it to all tribal Districts of the country.
• Friends of Tribes Scheme for sourcing of CSR funds from Public Sector Organisations (PSUs) was also launched.

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DAC approved aquisition of defence equipment

DAC approved aquisition of defence equipment

Updated : 01-Mar-2019 10:40   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) gave approval for the acquisition of defence equipment for about Rs 2700 Crores on 27 February 2019.
• The council was chaired by Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman.
• Approval was granted for procurement of 3 Cadet Training ships for the Indian Navy.
• The ships would be capable of undertaking Hospital Ship duties, providing Humanitarian Assistance etc.

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Nigerian President re-elected for 2nd term

Nigerian President re-elected for 2nd term

Updated : 01-Mar-2019 10:40   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected for a second four-year term.
• Buhari defeated his main rival, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar with a margin of around four million votes.
• Capital: Abuja Trending.
• Currency: Nigerian naira.

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Karthikeyan received Lifetime Achievement

Karthikeyan received Lifetime Achievement

Updated : 27-Feb-2019 11:21   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• G.R. Karthikeyan was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the FMSCI annual awards function on 25 February 2019.
• He is the father of India’s first Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan.
• Raghul Rangasamy received the Upcoming Motorsport Person of the Year award for the Raymond Gautam Singhania Trophy.

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Smriti Irani inaugurated Titanwala Museum

Smriti Irani inaugurated Titanwala Museum

Updated : 27-Feb-2019 11:20   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated the ‘Titanwala Museum’ in Bagru, Rajasthan on 25 February 2019.
• The museum showcases the Chhipa community’s hand-block printing.
• It will be open from Monday to Sunday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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ICICI Lombard ties up with AnyTimeLoan.in

ICICI Lombard ties up with AnyTimeLoan.in

Updated : 27-Feb-2019 11:19   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• ICICI Lombard entered into a strategic tie-up with AnyTimeLoan.in (ATL), a peer-to-peer lending platform on 25 February 2019.
• The partnership aims to de-risk exposure of its lenders and borrowers arising from uncertainties such as accidents, critical illness, death, disability, etc.
• ATL facilitates loans as small as ₹ 1000 to ₹10 lakh for a minimum period of 1 day to a maximum of 3 years.

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Prajnesh Gunneswaran: 94th in Tennis

Prajnesh Gunneswaran: 94th in Tennis

Updated : 27-Feb-2019 11:18   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran achieved his career-best ranking, rising three places to 94th in the latest list on 25 February 2019.
• Ramkumar Ramanathan dropped 9 spots to 137, while Yuki Bhambri further slipped to 171.
• Ankita Raina continued to be the top-placed Indian at 164 in women’s ranking, followed by Karman Thandi at 207 and Pranjala Yadlapalli at 293.

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NID inaugurated at Bhopal and Jorhat

NID inaugurated at Bhopal and Jorhat

Updated : 27-Feb-2019 11:17   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• National Institutes of Design (NID) at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh and Jorhat in Assam was inaugurated.
• Both institutes are autonomous under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
• NID Bhopal will begin its academic journey from July 2019 with 60 students in 4-year undergraduate courses.

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Book launched by Venkaiah Naidu

Book launched by Venkaiah Naidu

Updated : 27-Feb-2019 11:15   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Vice President Venkaiah Naidu launched a book titled ‘Quality, Accreditation and Ranking – A Silent Revolution in the Offing in Indian Higher Education’.
• The book is edited by (Education Promotion Society for India) EPSI’s Alternate President, Dr. H Chaturvedi.
• It consists of articles & essays authored by some of the prominent educationists and policymakers on Indian Higher Education.

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Gandhi Peace Prize presented

Gandhi Peace Prize presented

Updated : 27-Feb-2019 11:13   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented the Gandhi Peace Prize on 26 February 2019.
• It was presented for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 at Darbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. The awardees were:
• Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari – 2015
• Akshaya Patra Foundation and Sulabh International – 2016 (Jointly)
• Ekal Abhiyan Trust – 2017
• Sh Yohei Sasakawa – 2018.

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Mahesh to be honoured with META lifetime award

Mahesh to be honoured with META lifetime award

Updated : 27-Feb-2019 11:13   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Eminent Indian playwright, Mahesh Elkunchwar has been chosen for the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) Lifetime Achievement Award 2019.
• The award will be given on 12 March 2019.
• He is a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship and has over 30 plays and essays to his credit including works like ‘Sultan’, ‘Holi’, ‘Garbo’, ‘Yatanaghar’, and ‘Atmakatha’.

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PM Modi to confer Youth Parliament Awards 2019

PM Modi to confer Youth Parliament Awards 2019

Updated : 27-Feb-2019 11:12   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi will confer the ‘National Youth Parliament Festival 2019’ awards to the winners on 27 February 2019.
• The National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 was launched on 12th January 2019.
• The aim of the festival was to encourage the youth in the age group of 18-25 years to engage with public issues and understand the common man’s point of view.

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Global Digital Health Summit inaugurated

Global Digital Health Summit inaugurated

Updated : 27-Feb-2019 11:11   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The ‘4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit’ was inaugurated in New Delhi on 25 February 2019.
• It was hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the Global Digital Health Partnership.
• The aim of GDHP is to improve the health & well-being of the citizens through the best use of evidence-based digital technologies.

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Rail Drishti Dashboard launched

Rail Drishti Dashboard launched

Updated : 27-Feb-2019 11:10   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal launched ‘Rail Drishti Dashboard’ on 25 February 2019.
• The url of the dashboard is ‘raildrishti.cris.org.in’.
• The Dashboard has been launched to keep people informed about the work going on in the Railways across the country.
• It can be accessed using a desktop/laptop or mobile devices.

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Manpreet Singh: Player of the Year

Manpreet Singh: Player of the Year

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:50   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) has honoured Indian men’s hockey team captain, Manpreet Singh with the ‘2018 Player of the Year Award’.
• Women hockey team’s striker, Lalremsiami bagged the ‘2018 Rising Player of The Year’ award.
• Manpreet led the Indian hockey team at the Asian Champions Trophy in Muscat where the team was declared joint winners with Pakistan.

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Apurvi Chandela won gold in 10m rifle

Apurvi Chandela won gold in 10m rifle

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:48   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Apurvi Chandela has won the gold medal in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event at the ISSF World Cup 2019 in New Delhi.
• This is India’s first medal of the ISSF World Cup 2019.
• She set a new world record by registering a score of 252.9 points in the final match.
• Zhao Ruozhu and Xu Hong of China won the silver and bronze medal respectively.

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PM-KISAN scheme launched from Gorakhpur

PM-KISAN scheme launched from Gorakhpur

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:47   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh on 24 February 2019.
• Under the Scheme, Rs 6,000 will be given per year to small and marginal farmer families having a combined land holding of up to 2 hectares.
• The amount will be transferred directly to the bank account of beneficiaries through Direct Benefits Transfer

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India to attend OIC meet for first time

India to attend OIC meet for first time

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 11:19   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend the inaugural plenary session of the 46th meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers in Abu Dhabi on 1 and 2 March 2019.
• This is the first time that a leader of the non-Muslim country has been invited to the OIC conference.
• OIC consists of 57 countries and its headquarters is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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Government of India to host construction expo

Government of India to host construction expo

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:44   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry will hold a two-day construction expo and conference – ‘Construction Technology India’ (CTI) in New Delhi from 2 March 2019.
• The expo will be organised under its Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC) initiative.
• Stakeholders across the world will showcase their best technologies to build houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U).

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Brijbhushan elected as WFI President

Brijbhushan elected as WFI President

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:43   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• On 24 February 2019, Brijbhushan Sharan Singh was elected unopposed as the President of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for the third time.
• He will serve WFI for a three-year term.
• He was the Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent for the Asian Games 2018 held in Jakarta and Palembang.
• He is also a Member of Parliament from the Kaiserganj constituency of Uttar Pradesh.

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EVMs are ‘information’ under RTI Act

EVMs are ‘information’ under RTI Act

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:41   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) is ‘information’ under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
• This implies the Election Commission has to respond to an RTI application seeking the EVM either by providing it or refusing it under exemption clauses in the Act.
• The CIC is the highest adjudicating authority in RTI matters.

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GST on under-construction homes slashed to 5%

GST on under-construction homes slashed to 5%

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:40   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• On 24 February 2019, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council slashed tax rates on under-construction housing properties to 5% from the existing 12%.
• It also cut GST rates on affordable housing to 1% from 8%.
• The new tax rates will come into effect from 1 April 2019.
• GST is not levied on real estate properties for which completion certificate has been issued at the time of sale.

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MSME Ministry’s conclave on Women Entrepreneur

MSME Ministry’s conclave on Women Entrepreneur

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:38   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises organised a conclave on ‘Empowering Women Entrepreneurs 2019, Financing and Enabling Women from Marginalised Sections’ in Mumbai on 25 February 2019.
• It was organised under the National SC-ST initiative of the MSME Ministry.
• Entrepreneurs and inspirational women achievers were awarded with ‘Enterprising Women of the Year 2018 Awards’.

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Action plan for viral hepatitis launched

Action plan for viral hepatitis launched

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:37   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The government of India launched the ‘National Action Plan – Viral Hepatitis’ in Mumbai on 24 February 2019.
• The aim of the programme is to combat hepatitis and achieve countrywide elimination of Hepatitis C by 2030.
• The action plan takes forward the National Viral Hepatitis Control Program launched by the Union Health Minister in July 2018.

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IAF commissions aerial surveillance

IAF commissions aerial surveillance

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:34   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Indian Air Force (IAF) has commissioned the ‘Hyper-Spectral Imagery Programme’ for the first time in the country.
• The programme is an aerial surveillance system for monitoring suspicious moments under dense foliage cover along the international border and some parts within the country.
• It is expected to be operational in the next two years.

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National War Memorial inaugurated

National War Memorial inaugurated

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 11:21   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National War Memorial in Delhi on 25 February 2019.
• It will thereafter become the place for wreath-laying of all designated events such as Republic Day.
• The National War Memorial will commemorate the soldiers who died in wars and operations, including counter-terrorism, since Independence.

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Afghanistan launched new export route to India

Afghanistan launched new export route to India

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:28   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Afghanistan began exports to India through an Iranian port.
• Chabahar port is the result of healthy cooperation between India, Iran and Afghanistan that will ensure economic growth.
• The Iranian port provides easy access to the sea to Afghanistan and India has helped developed this route to allow both countries to engage in trade bypassing Pakistan.

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AIIMS and UCL signed MoU

AIIMS and UCL signed MoU

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:27   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The All India Institute of Medical Sciences and University College London signed a memorandum of understanding.
• MoU is signed to explore potential areas of collaboration, including research-oriented activities, staff and student exchange programmes etc.
• The research will focus on impact on environment, on the health of pregnant women, lungs and maternal health.

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Oscars 2019

Oscars 2019

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:25   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The 91st Academy Awards were presented at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, California.
• Best Picture – Green Book.
• Best Actor in a Leading Role – Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody.
• Best Actress in a Leading Role – Olivia Colman for The Favourite.
• Best Directing – Alfonso Cuarón for Roma.
• Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali for Green Book.
• Best Supporting Actress – Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk.
• Best Original Song – Lady Gaga, Mike Ronson, Anthony Rossomondo and Andrew Wyatt for A Star Is Born.
• Best Animated Feature – Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse.
• Best Foreign Language – Roma.
• Best Animated Short – Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb for Bao.

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Period. End of Sentence’ won Oscar

Period. End of Sentence’ won Oscar

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:19   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• A film on menstruation, set in rural India, titled ‘Period. End of Sentence’, has won the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 91st Academy Awards.
• Rayka Zehtabchi directed the short film and Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment produced it.
• The film is a part of ‘The Pad Project’, started by students at the Oakwood School in Los Angeles and their teacher, Melissa Berton.

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7-NH projects to come up in Kangra

7-NH projects to come up in Kangra

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:17   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for seven National Highway projects in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district on 24 February 2019.
• The projects are likely to benefit the local people by way of increased tourism, safe journey, reduced travel time etc.
• The projects include four-laning of Punjab-Himachal Pradesh Border to Sihuni.

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Rising India Summit 2019

Rising India Summit 2019

Updated : 26-Feb-2019 10:15   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• ‘Rising India Summit 2019’ was inaugurated in New Delhi on 25 February 2019. It is a two-day event. PM Modi addressed the Summit.
• Theme for 2019 is “Beyond Politics: Defining National Priorities”.
• It is India’s biggest media network, which, this year, is taking place against the backdrop of the Pulwama massacre.

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Divya Karnad won the Future For Nature Award

Divya Karnad won the Future For Nature Award

Updated : 25-Feb-2019 14:23   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Dr Divya Karnad won the prestigious Global Future For Nature Award 2019 for her work on marine conservation.
• She is the first woman and the second Indian to won the award.
• The first Indian who won the award is Dr Charudutt Mishra.
• The Future For Nature Award is a an international award that celebrates tangible achievements in protecting wild animal and plant species.

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Israel’s first lunar lander launched

Israel’s first lunar lander launched

Updated : 25-Feb-2019 14:21   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Israel’s first lunar lander, Beresheet, was launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on 21 February 2019.
• If successful, Israel will be the fourth country to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon’s surface.
• Beresheet will reach its destination on the near-side of the moon in mid-April following a two-month journey through 4 million miles (6.5 million km) of space.

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Merger with BoB to be effective from April 1

Merger with BoB to be effective from April 1

Updated : 25-Feb-2019 14:20   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Bank of Baroda’s proposed merger with Dena and Vijaya Bank will be affected from 1 April 2019.
• The scheme has been named as ‘Amalgamation of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda’.
• As per the Scheme, shareholders of Vijaya Bank will get 402 equity shares of BoB for every 1,000 shares held.
• Dena Bank will receive 110 equity shares of BoB for every 1,000 equity shares held.

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Maritime Safety Conference held in Mumbai

Maritime Safety Conference held in Mumbai

Updated : 25-Feb-2019 14:19   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Regional Maritime Safety Conference 2019 was held in Mumbai on 19 and 20 February 2019.
• It was organised by the National Maritime Foundation (NMF), Ministry of Shipping and Ministry of External Affairs.
• The two-day conference deliberated on issues related to assuring maritime safety in the India-ASEAN sub-region, safeguarding our shores and promoting maritime trade.

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Ajay elected as head of Foundation of AIBA

Ajay elected as head of Foundation of AIBA

Updated : 25-Feb-2019 14:17   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• On 19 February 2019, India’s boxing Chief Ajay Singh was elected as President of the Foundation Board for Better Boxing, governing body of the sport, AIBA.
• He will have a tenure of four years.
• Foundation for Better Boxing was constituted by the AIBA to address future development of the sport globally.
• Gafur Rahimov is the President of AIBA.

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KP-BOT launched in Kerala

KP-BOT launched in Kerala

Updated : 25-Feb-2019 14:16   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Kerala police has become first police department in the country to use a humanoid ‘robocop’ for police work.
• The name of the robot is KP-BOT and it has been given a Sub Inspector or SI ranking.
• It was developed by Kerala Police Cyberdome.
• It will be stationed to perform front office duties at the police headquarters.

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Sweet Revolution scheme launched in Jharkhand

Sweet Revolution scheme launched in Jharkhand

Updated : 25-Feb-2019 14:15   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das launched the first phase of the Rs 100-crore ‘Meethi Kranti’ or Sweet Revolution Scheme on 21 February 2019.
• As per the scheme, 1,207 farmers will be given Rs 1 lakh for bee keeping.
• Of the amount, Rs 80,000 grant will be given by the government of Jharkhand, while the payment of Rs 20,000 will be done by the beneficiary.

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India and Saudi Arabia signed 5 agreements

India and Saudi Arabia signed 5 agreements

Updated : 25-Feb-2019 14:12   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• India and Saudi Arabia have signed five agreements in various fields, including tourism and enhancement of bilateral investment relations on 20 February 2019.
• A MoU was signed on investing in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).
• An MoU was signed for cooperation on broadcasting between Prasar Bharati and Saudi Broadcasting Corporation for exchange of audio visual programme

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