Current Affairs

36th edition of the India International Trade Fair inaugurated today

36th edition of the India International Trade Fair inaugurated today

The annual flagship event of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the 36th India International Trade Fair (November 14-27, 2016) was inaugurated by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today at Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This year, as many as 7000 participants are taking part in the fair. The ‘Partner Country’ is the ‘South Korea’ and the ‘Focus Country’ is ...

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Defence Minister inaugurates HAL-Safran joint venture for Helicopter Engines

Defence Minister inaugurates HAL-Safran joint venture for Helicopter Engines

The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar inaugurated Helicopter Engines Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Pvt. Limited (HE-MRO), a Joint Venture of HAL and Safran Helicopter Engines (SafranHE), France at Sattari District, North Goa, yesterday. The JV will provide MRO services for Safran TM333 2B2 and HAL Shakti engines installed on HAL-built helicopters operated by the Defence Services. Elaborating on the project, ...

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Kabaddi World Cup 2016: India consecutively wins the Third edition

Kabaddi World Cup 2016: India consecutively wins the Third edition

The revamped and refurbished Kabaddi World Cup 2016 had a Grand Finale in Ahmedabad on Saturday night, that saw hosts India produce top class Kabaddi to overcome Iran 38-29. Far from the four-day subdued affairs that the previous Kabaddi World Cups used to be, the 2016 edition was a new 16-day extravaganza. However, some things never change, and India’s Kabaddi ...

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Indo-Italy Scientific and Technological cooperation re-launched

Indo-Italy Scientific and Technological cooperation re-launched

The Indo-Italian Joint Committee established under the Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement re-launched cooperation in the sectors of science, technology and innovation. The original agreement was signed between Italy and India in 2003. The Indian delegation led by Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Science and Technology, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, while the Italian delegation was led by Vincenzo ...

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ICGS Aryaman and Atulya Commissioned into the Indian Coast Guard

ICGS Aryaman and Atulya Commissioned into the Indian Coast Guard

The Indian Coast Guard Ships Aryaman and Atulya, the eighteenth and nineteenth in the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, were commissioned yesterday at Kochi by Financial Advisor to Defence Services Shri Sunil Kumar Kohli. The ships have been christened ICGS Aryaman and Atulya. Aryaman literally meaning ‘Possessor of Greatness’ will be ...

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Police Commemoration Day 2016 observed today

Police Commemoration Day 2016 observed today

The Police Commemoration Day 2016 was observed at the Police Memorial Ground, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi today. The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh laid wreath and paid homage on the occasion. The day commemorates the sacrifices of ten policemen while defending our borders with China in 1959. Indian Police personnel were responsible for manning the 2,500 mile long border of India ...

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Civil Aviation Ministry’s Regional Connectivity scheme ‘UDAN’ launched today

Civil Aviation Ministry’s Regional Connectivity scheme 'UDAN' launched

The Ministry of Civil Aviation took a major step today towards making flying a reality for the small town common man. The Civil Aviation Minister, Shri P Ashok Gajapathi Raju launched the Ministry’s much awaited Regional Connectivity Scheme ‘UDAN’ in New Delhi today. UDAN is an innovative scheme to develop the regional aviation market. It is a market-based mechanism in ...

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Railways dedicates the Okha-Kanalus and Porbandar-Wansjaliya as Green Corridor sections

Railways dedicates Okha-Kanalus and Porbandar-Wansjaliya as Green Corridor sections

In a move to accelerate green initiatives to implement Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu inaugurated and dedicated to the nation the Okha-Kanalus and Porbandar-Wansjaliya Sections in Gujarat of Western Railways as Green Corridor Sections (Free from human waste discharge from trains). About this Green Corridor programme In order to contribute to mission ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, Ministry ...

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2nd Joint tactical Exercise ‘Sino India Cooperation’ held by Indian and Chinese army in Ladakh

Sino India Cooperation 2016 held by Indian and Chinese army in Ladakh

As part of the ongoing initiative to enhance interaction and cooperation between India and China, under the provisions of Border Defense Cooperation Agreement, 2013, the Indian and Chinese armies held 2nd Joint Exercise “Sino India Cooperation 2016” yesterday, as a sequel to the first Joint Exercise held on 6th February 2016 in the area of Border Personnel Meeting Hut at Chushul ...

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India awards contract for construction of multi-modal waterways terminal at Sahibganj

India awards contract for construction of waterways terminal at Sahibganj

The multi-modal terminal at Sahibganj in Jharkhand is soon to become a reality. The Inland Waterways Authority of India has recently awarded the contract for construction of the terminal to Larsen & Toubro (L&T). With the targeted completion of Phase-1 in 2019, the state of the art terminal will have a cargo handling capacity of 2.28 MMTPA. Given Jharkhand’s coal reserves ...

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