President of India receives the first copy of the book “PRESIDENT Pranab Mukherjee :A Statesman” published by The Statesman newspaper.
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of a book President Pranab Mukherjee A Statesman”from Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi who formally released it at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The book President Pranab Mukherjee A Statesman” has been published by The Statesman, one of Indias oldest English-language newspapers.
This book, a comprehensive photographic record of Indias 13th President, covers Shri Mukherjees Presidency and documents his various roles including those as a humane first citizen, as a thought-leader , as a patron of educational institutions & the arts and as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces etc.
NASA is developing first asteroid deflection mission by the name The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) to protect the planet from potential cosmic body impacts in the future
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — which is being designed and would be built and managed by the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory — is moving from concept development to preliminary design phase.
DART would be NASA’s first mission to demonstrate what’s known as the kinetic impactor technique — striking the asteroid to shift its orbit — to defend against a potential future asteroid impact.
N Chandrasekaran appointed as chairman of Tata Global Beverages
Tata Global Beverages has appointed Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran as chairman of its Board with immediate effect.
Chandrasekaran also chairs the Boards of several group operating companies, including Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Indian Hotels and Tata Consultancy Services, of which he was CEO from 2009-17.
In addition to his professional career at Tata, he was also appointed as a director on the Board of the Reserve Bank of India in 2016.
Pune’s NGO Swayam Shikshan Prayog wins United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Prize for devising an ecologically sustainable agriculture model to combat the adverse impacts of drought
It is the only Indian organisation to win the award, making the cut from more than 800 nominations across 120 countries.
Fifteen projects from organisations across Africa, Asia and Latin America won the award in recognition of innovative solutions to tackle poverty, and environment and climate challenges. Initiatives from Pakistan and Kazakhstan won recognition for the first time.
National Multi-Commodity Exchange (NMCE) and Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX) to merge, creating India’s third largest commodity exchange
The proposed merger will create India’s third largest commodities exchange, offering a range of contracts including bullion, oil, rubber and other agri-commodities.
The exchange will also offer the world’s first diamond futures contract, which has already received “in-principle” approval from the regulator
The merged entity will have shareholders from both exchanges including;
2. Indian Potash,
3. Krishak Bharti Cooperative (Kribhco),
4. IDFC Bank,
5. Indiabulls Housing Finance,
6. Reliance Capital,
7. Bajaj Holdings,
8. Central Warehousing Corp.,
9. Punjab National Bank and
10. Gujarat Agro Industries.
Svatantra Microfinance launches cashless solution ‘Saathi’ as it plans to expand its operations.
Mid-sized microfinance institution Svatantra Microfin is looking at doubling its loan disbursals to Rs. 800 crore by 2019, even as it plans to expand its operations to more States within the same period.
The firm, founded and promoted by Ananya Birla in 2012, has so far disbursed micro-credits worth Rs. 450 crore. Its loan book stands at Rs. 260 crore, and it has grown 220 per cent year-on-year since its launch in 2014.
Indian shuttlers Ritika Thaker & Simran Singhi won singles, doubles titles in Ivory Coast International tournament.
Ritika Thaker beat Simran Singhi in an all-Indian women’s singles final before the duo combined together to win the doubles title in the Ivory Coast International badminton tournament at Abidjan today.
Jehan Daruvala becomes 1st Indian to win FIA Formula 3 European Championship race by winning at the Nuremberg circuit.
Jehan Daruvala became the first Indian driver to win in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship on Sunday, claiming victory in Race 3 at the Nuremberg circuit.
The 18-year-old Mumbai driver’s success at this junior level, assessed for the potential to go on to higher echelons, comes 18 years after Narain Karthikeyan, India’s first Formula 1 driver, won in the British F3 Championship.
India successfully test-fires indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air (QRSAM) missile at Odisha’s Chandipur test range
The indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air (QRSAM) short range missile, which has a capability of engaging multiple targets, was successfully test-fired from a test range along the Odisha coast.
The missile has a strike range of 25 km to 30 km.
The missile was test-fired at about 11.30 am from a truck-mounted canister launcher from launch complex-3 at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore,