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Tuesday, 19-June-2018

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INDIA MOVES TO TOP 100 WORLD BANK RANKINGS

32 weeks ago
India for the first time has moved into the top 100 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business global rankings from its 130th position last year, riding on sustained government reforms which include making tax -paying easier, according to the bank’s latest report released here on Tuesday. The World Bank Group’s latest report ‘Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs’ recognises India as one of the top 10 improvers in this year’s assessment, though the report does not take into account the big bang reform of Goods and Services Tax (GST) which rolled out on July 1. “Indi...
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IIT STUDENTS AWARDED FOR EARTHEN COOLER

32 weeks ago
Innovating on the age-old concept of using earthenware to keep the water cool, two students of IIT Roorkee have built ‘Evacool’, an air cooler which uses the same fundamentals of cooling as employed by many Indians in use of earthenwares and won an award for it. Raja Jain and Nimisha Gupta aced the global competition held by Schneider Electrics, a French MNC specialising in energy and automation solutions, in Paris outdoing 12 other teams. “We have developed a cooling system for air, it’s called Evacool. It works on the principle of evaporation,” said Gupta, a fourth year student of chemical enginee...
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TRIBUTE TO BRAVE RAJPUT WOMEN

33 weeks ago
Seeing the amazing grace that Deepika Padukone brings to the “Ghoomar” song in “Padmavati”, it is evident that the number did not just happen in the routine way that filmy choreographic songs go. One of the most accomplished Ghoomar dancers of Rajasthan Jyothi D. Tommaar was on the sets to make sure that Deepika performed the dance with the understated grace that it deserves. A source from Sanjay Leela Bhansali productions says: “We wanted to retain absolute authenticity of the Ghoomar. Deepika had to perform the subtle and intricate dance form not the way it is shown in our films but ...
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SHOOTERS RAI, SIDHU WIN GOLD AT WORLD CUP

33 weeks ago
Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai gave the Indian campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final a golden start as they won the 10m air pistol mixed team event here last week. Sidhu and Rai shot a total of 483.4 points in the five teams final. France took the silver with 481.1 points while the bronze went to China (418.2). This was the Indian pair’s third gold in the event this year, after having won both the test events (Grand Prix status) at two earlier World Cup stages this year in New Delhi and Gabala.  This was also Heena’s second WCF gold medal. She had won the i...
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AADHAAR HELPED INDIA SAVE $9 BN

34 weeks ago
The unique identity number given to over a billion Indians by the Aadhaar card had helped India save $9 billion in preventing misuse of its beneficiary welfare schemes, said its architect Nandan Nilekani. “By having a unique number, you eliminate fakes and duplicates from your beneficiary and employee lists. That alone has saved the government $9 billion,” said Nilekani at a World Bank panel discussion on ‘Digital Economy for Development’ here on Thursday. Nilekani, 62, co-founder and Chairman of Indian IT major Infosys, steered the world’s largest digital identity number project launc...
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MODI TO LEND VOICE IN FILM

34 weeks ago
Narendra Modi, who influenced the entire country with his leadership and ideas, has achieved tremendous success in the world of power. But now after winning the hearts of everyone in political corridors, he is going to step into Bollywood. No! He will not act, but Modi will soon give his voice for the film being made on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign. Often talking to the public through his show ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on the radio channel, Modi himself will do the voice over for the film. It is being said that Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, will be compos...
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FIRECRACKER FREE DIWALI IN DELHI

35 weeks ago
The Supreme Court ruled that there will be no sale of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region during Diwali, as it restored a November 2016 order banning the sale and stocking of firecrackers there. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre and Justice Ashok Bhushan, while restoring last November’s order, said: “We are of the view that the order suspending the licences should be given one chance to test itself in order to find out as to whether there would be positive effect of this suspension, particularly during Diwali period.” However, the court said that the Septembe...
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GOVT OFFICIALS TO BE GIFTED KHADI SHIRTS

35 weeks ago
The Assam government will gift a pair of Khadi shirts to state government employees who will be encouraged to wear it once a month. Assam Khadi & Village Industries Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the government has earmarked Rs 12 crore for the project of which Rs 5 crore has been also sanctioned in the budget. “We plan to gift the Khadi shirts to the employees on April 14, on BohagBihu day – the Assamese New Year day,” Sarma said, addressing a function organized on the occasion of the 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Assam Khadi & Village Industries Board office premises at Gu...
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$4 MILLION RAISED FOR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

35 weeks ago
Providing quality education to underprivileged children in India, an Indian NGO has raised more than $4 million for the cause. This was revealed at the annual US-India NGO event held in New York. Raising over $3.8 million, ‘Pratham’ was also able to raise another $260,000 for its award-winning education programmes for children. Pratham was established in the slums of Mumbai back in 1995. It is among India’s largest non-governmental education organisations. Pratham has touched the lives of 50 million underprivileged children since its inception. “I had always dreamed of becoming a successful ...
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INDIA APPROVES $4.5 BN CREDIT TO BANGLADESH

35 weeks ago
India approved a massive $4.5 billion Line of Credit to Bangladesh for funding infrastructure projects, including shipping, ports, roads and power. “Witnessed signing of $4.5 billion line of credit line from India to Bangladesh. This largest credit ever will build big infrastructure,” Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg tweeted. “Signed joint interpretive note with Bangladesh today to update Bilateral Investment Promotion Agreement to our new investment framework,” he said. Bangladesh will be using the Line of Credit for funding 17 priority infrastructure projects, including...
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RUSSIA DESTROYS CHEMICAL WEAPONS

36 weeks ago
The last chemical munitions from Russian arsenals of chemical weapons were liquidated in the southwest of Russia, officials said. Mikhail Babich, Chairman of the State Commission on Chemical Disarmament, reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the elimination process was completed ahead of schedule. “We can say without any unnecessary pathos that this is indeed a historical event, given the enormous volume of munitions we have inherited from Soviet times,” Xinhua quoted Putin as saying.  Experts said the arsenal of chemical weapons could destroy all life on earth several times, acc...
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FACEBOOK TOOL HELPS PEOPLE FIND BLOOD

36 weeks ago
Facebook is rolling out a new tool for its 201 million Indian users that would make it easier for them to donate blood to the needy while connecting blood banks and hospitals to willing donors residing nearby. Starting October 1 -- National Blood Donor Day -- Facebook users in India will be able to start signing up to be blood donors, the social network giant said in a blog post on Thursday.  To help encourage participation, Facebook will show a message in News Feed or people can edit their Profiles to sign up. All information will remain private and set to “only me” by default, but people can choo...