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Sri Lanka: ‘India International Textiles Expo’ begins in Colombo

The exhibition cum buyer seller meet is being organized by Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) under Ministry of Textiles with an aim to support Indian manufacturers, exporters and promote marketing of powerloom products. Sri Lankan Deputy Minister of petroleum resources Anoma Gamage, who was the Chief Guest at the ... Read More »

Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar resigns

“I have decided to relieve myself from this office…. I have decided to resign,” the Speaker said and handed over his resignation letter to the Deputy Speaker Krishna Reddy. Kumar said during his 14-month long tenure as the Speaker, he had worked according to his “conscience” and in accordance with ... Read More »

Projects Tendered Accelerated by 170% Since June 2018

An article in a national daily published form Delhi dated 24th July, 2019, has  raised issues of monitoring and Governance mechanism in Smart City companies due to non-appointment of Independent Directors. It has been mentioned that the absence of independent director means that the Ministry is not monitoring the projects and ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to feature in Discovery’s ‘Man Vs Wild’

According to a statement from the channel, the special episode, featuring survivalist and adventurer Bear Grylls and shot in the India’s Jim Corbett National Park, will be a “frank and freewheeling journey” which will throw light on wildlife conservation. The episode will premiere on August 12 and will be showcased ... Read More »

Meghan features “Forces for Change” women

The Duchess of Sussex, who gave birth to her first child in May, spent seven months working with British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful on the issue. The former actress, 37, said in a statement she had sought to steer the focus of the September issue – usually the year’s most ... Read More »

Karnataka: B S Yediyurappa wins Trust Vote

Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar, who took up the motion moved by the Yediyurappa, declared that the motion was passed by voice vote. After taking Oath on Friday, though Governor had given one week time, the Chief Minister chose to move the Trust vote on Monday well in advance as ... Read More »

Dalilah Muhammad sets new 400 metre hurdles record

Dalilah Muhammad on Sunday, set the world record in the 400 metres hurdles when she ran a blistering 52.20 seconds in the rain at the United States national championships. Muhammad’s time smashed the previous mark of 52.34 seconds set by Russian Yuliya Pechonkina in 2003. McLaughlin finished second in 52.88, ... Read More »

PM Modi releases report on tiger estimation

On International Tiger Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the results of 4th cycle of the All India Tiger Estimation. He also presented an award to Sathyamanglam Tiger Reserve, for showing the highest increment in the four year Management Effective Evaluation. The All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018, says India, ... Read More »

Azam Khan apologises for sexist remark in Lok Sabha

Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan on Monday apologised before Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for his “sexist” remarks against BJP member Rama Devi during the session of the House on July 25. Rama Devi however did not accept his apology. She said that Azam Khan’s remark has hurt both women ... Read More »

US government details restrictions on fetal tissue research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Friday that scientists applying for government grants are required to explain in detail why they need to use fetal tissue and how it will be obtained. Also, young investigators supported by training awards will be barred from using fetal tissue, according to a ... Read More »

US ‘pressure’ tactic on WTO will fail: China state media

The reaction followed a memo issued on Friday by President Donald Trump to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. It said the WTO, which operates a global system of trade rules and settles disputes, uses “an outdated dichotomy between developed and developing countries that has allowed some WTO members to gain ... Read More »

Sensex, Nifty cautious amid foreign fund outflows

The 30-share index was trading 33.48 points or 0.09 per cent higher at 37,916.27 in the Monday morning trade; while the broader Nifty was slightly lower at 11,279.35, showing a marginal fall of 4.95 points or 0.04 per cent. In the previous session, the 30-share index closed at 37,882.79, registering a ... Read More »

Amit Khare: Doordarshan to be used for promotion of Jharkhand tourism

The Central Government has hastened the process to make Jharkhand a national tourist place. In this regard, Ministry of Information & broadcasting, Secretary, Amit Khare met officials in Chatra, Jharkhand and also reviewed the plans. Religious tourist destinations of Chatra will be connected to Sanatan, Jain and Buddhist circuits to ... Read More »

US, China revive trade talks with low hopes for progress

Rhetoric on both sides has hardened despite the agreement in June by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to revive efforts at ending the costly fight over China’s technology ambitions and trade surplus. After the last talks in May, antagonisms worsened when the Trump administration imposed curbs on U.S. technology ... Read More »


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