Archives: February, 2017

Government to draft policies on ethanol, methanol

The Union Government will soon come out with policies on second-generation ethanol as well as methanol. It was announced by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. These non-conventional ..

Dominic Thiem wins 2017 Rio Open

Austrian professional tennis player Dominic Thiem won the 2017 Rio Open in men’s singles category. In the final, he defeated Spain;s Pablo Carreno Busta by 7-5, 6-4 score. It was ..

Kerala Government constitutes Unified Command to check extremism

Kerala Government has constituted a Unified Command under Chief Minister Pinaryai Vijayan to contain the spread of left wing extremism (LWE) in the State. It will meet at least once ..

Iran tests missiles in naval exercises

Iran’s Navy has test fired the latest versions of the Dehlaviyeh and Nasir missiles during military exercises (Velayat 95 naval manoeuvres) in the Persian Gulf. The ranges of the latest ..

Paytm e-commerce unveils  Paytm Mall

Paytm e-commerce has launched Paytm Mall, a mobile app and online shopping portal. It is new avatar of Paytm’s three year-old e-commerce business. It aims to offer a combination of ..

Meghalaya’s root bridge nominated for NIF award

Meghalaya’s famed root-bridge was nominated for the prestigious National Innovation Foundation (NIF) award for grassroots innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge. Living root bridges are community-driven innovation by forest dwellers especially ..

Gopal Baglay appointed as new spokesperson of External Affairs Ministry

The Union Ministry of External Affairs has appointed Joint secretary Gopal Baglay as the spokesperson. He is joint Secretary in the Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran (PAI) division of the Ministry. He ..

OECD projects 7% GDP growth for current and next two fiscals

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has put India’s GDP growth at 7% for the current fiscal, 7.3% for the next and 7.7% for 2018-19. It also held ..

Queen Elizabeth II hosts reception to launch UK-India Year of Culture

United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II hosted a reception to launch the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 at the Buckingham Palace. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley represented Indian government at the historic ..

GST to be implemented from 1 July 2017: Government

Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das has announced that Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be implemented from 1st July 2017. It was announced during launch of Organisation for Economic Co-operation ..