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May 7, 2018

Naidu 6-12 May visit to help boost India ties with South and Central America

Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi-Vice president of India Venkaiah Naidu embarking on 6-12 May visit to Gautemala, Panama and Peru, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union foreign minister Sushma Swaraj make quick trips to Nepal and Myanmar, respectively, to consolidate ties.Naidus visit to South and Central America is his first trip abroad after taking office as vice-president in August.He will arrive in Guatemala on 6 May, on the first leg of his visit. He will reach Panama on 8 May and Peru

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May 7, 2018

Google and NITI Aayog sign SoI to help grow AI ecosystem in India

New Delhi-Aiming to foster growth for India’s nascent artificial intelligence and machine learning ecosystem, NITI Aayog and Google have come together to work on a range of initiatives to help build the AI ecosystem across the country.A Statement of Intent (SoI) was signed to this effect by Ms. Anna Roy, Advisor, NITI Aayog and Rajan Anandan, Vice President, India and South East Asia, Google in the presence of the Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.Under the aegis of this program,

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May 7, 2018

India signs 200 million US Dollar Loan Deal with World Bank for National Nutrition Mission

New Delhi-Govt of India signed a loan deal worth $ 200 million with the World Bank for the National Nutrition Mission ,POSHAN Abhiyaan. The loan would help the Government of India in achieving its goal of reducing stunting in children 0-6 years of age from 38.4% to 25% by the year 2022.The POSHAN Abhiyaan was launched by the Prime Minister on 8th March 2018 at Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.A large component of POSHAN Abhiyaan involves gradual scaling-up of the interventions supported by

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May 7, 2018

Salman Khan plea on illegally hunting of Blackbuck,Next hearing on 17 July

Jodhpur court adjourned the hearing on Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s plea against the five year jail term in a 19 year old blackbuck poaching case.Bollywood actor Khan, 52, was found guilty last April of violating Indian wildlife laws by killing a blackbuck, an endangered species of antelope, in 1998. He spent two days in jail before he was granted bail by the same court. appeared in Jodhpur court on Monday and the hearing was adjourned after his lawyer Mahesh Bora

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May 6, 2018

Petition in Delhi HC against RBI circular on crypto currencies

New Delhi-Maharashtra based company has challenged an Reserve Bank of India circular, prohibiting banks and financial institutions from providing services in relation to trading in crypto currencies , in the High Court of Delhi.The petitioner has sought the withdrawal of the April 6 circular of the RBI, claiming that it is arbitrary, unfair and unconstitutional.In the circular it is said that the entities regulated by the RBI are prohibited from providing any service in relation to virtual currencies, including those

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May 6, 2018

Indian immigrants received positive image in the UK

As per YouGov polI in UK,Indian immigrants received a strong figure of +25 on the question about making a positive contribution to British life. In the survey Pakistani immigrants scored a negative figure of -4 and Bangladeshis -3.In YouGov polI 63 per cent participents believe that immigration into Britain in the last 10 years has been too high and around 32 per cent people believe it has been mostly bad for Britain.The attitude towards immigrants has been changing gradually in

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May 6, 2018

NRI investment reporting to RBI to continue even new monitoring system

Mumbai: Central bank said that reporting by custodian banks on the foreign customers investment including NRIs, in listed companies would continue even after the new monitoring system is implemented. Reserve Bank of India notified that Upon implementation of the new monitoring system, all Authorised Dealer banks would be required to provide the details of investment made by their respective NRI customers to the depositories in the format as provided by the depositories.In addition, the reporting to RBI in the existing

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May 5, 2018

India needs more Doctors and Healthcare professionals urgently – Kovind

India is facing shortage of medical doctors and healthcare professionals said President Ram Nath Kovind.He said that there is urgent need to fill this gap.Mr Kovind said that our country have 1.47 million undergraduate engineering seats, but only 67,352 undergraduate medical seats.Twenty per cent seats were added in the past four years.President said this while he was inaugurating the centenary celebrations of the medical education programme of Christian Medical College, Vellore in Tamil Nadu .N Chandrasekharan, Chairman, Tata Sons Ltd

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May 5, 2018

India tops the list as the fastest growing country for the coming decade – Harvard

According to a Harvard University report,India is on tops the list of the fastest growing economies in the world for the coming decade and is projected to grow at 7.9 per cent annually, ahead of China and the US. In new growth projections that countries that have diversified their economies into more complex sectors, like India and Vietnam, are those that will grow the fastest in the coming decade said Centre for International Development at Harvard University.China is projected to

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May 4, 2018

Balharshah and Chandrapur are the most beautiful Railway station of India

New Delhi-Balharshah and Chandrapur stations of Central Railway have been awarded first prize for depicting the best art & refurbishing itself as the most beautiful station across Indian Railways. Ballarshah and Chandrapur railway stations were decorated with paintings and sculptures depicting the Tadoba forest, which was welcomed by the passengers who had a feel of the rich wildlife beauty of the Tadoba Forest in the station itself.Both the stations have been awarded Rs 10 Lakhs as the prize money. Madhubani

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