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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation calling it Gujarat’s lifeline, which has been completed despite many hurdles. The foundation stone of this Dam was laid by the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.This Narmada dam is the second biggest in the world after the Grand Coulee Dam in the United States and India’s biggest Dam.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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 the employment gender gap, but has fared well when it comes to development of skills needed for the future with a rank of 65 out of total 130 countries surveyed. The list compiled by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) takes into account “the knowledge and skills people possess that enable them to create value in the global economic system” to measure the ‘human capital’ rank of a country. The WEF said India is ranked lower than its BRICS peers, with Russian Federation placed as high as 16th place, followed by China at 34th, Brazil at 77th and South Africa at 87th place.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Rafel Nadal won US Open Mens Title

World No. 1 #Rafael_Nadal defeated No. 28 Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to lift his third #US_Open title and his 16th overall #Grand_Slam title. He is second to only No. 3 Roger Federer, who has 19 Grand Slam titles.

Friday, September 8, 2017

PNB, BSNL join hands for mobile wallet Speedpay rollout

Punjab National Bank and state-run firm BSNL today teamed up to roll out open mobile wallet Speedpay across 10 states in the country. PNB's Speedway wallet will operate like any other mobile wallet for paying bills, recharging phone besides its users will be able to deposit and withdraw money from authorised retail outlets.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as CJI

Justice Dipak Misra was sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India. At a brief ceremony in the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan, President Ramnath Kovind administered the oath of office to Mr. Misra.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Ashwani Lohani is appointed as the new Chairman of Railway Board

The Railway Ministry appointed Ashwani Lohani as the new Chairman of Railway Board after A K Mital tendered his resignation following the derailment of Kaifiyat Express near Aurariya in Uttar Pradesh. An officer with the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), Lohani currently is the Chairman & Managing Director of Air India.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Shri Prasoon Joshi appointed Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Cinematograph Act, 1952 (37 of 1952) read with rule 3 of the Cinematograph (Certification) Rules, 1983, the Central Government has to appointed Sh. Prasoon Joshi as Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification in an honorary capacity from 11th August, 2017 for a period of three years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.