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April 13, 2018

Hindi film actor Vinod Khanna conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award posthumously

New Delhi-Veteran Hindi film actor Vinod Khanna was given Indian cinema’s highest honour Dadasaheb Phalke Award.He died last year at the age of 70 after battling cancer.Late eminent actress Sridevi was awarded Best Actress posthumously for “Mom” whereas Riddhi Sen was chosen as Best Actor for his role in Bengali film ‘Nagarkirtan’.The film Newton was judged as the Best Hindi film. The Award for Best Director has gone to Jayaraj for Malayalam film ‘Bhayanakam’. Fahad Fazil has been chosen as

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April 13, 2018

India presents huge opportunities for Korean businesses

Seoul-India has plans to construct 12 expressways with an investment of over Rs 1 lakh crore. Union minister Nitin Gadkari addressed the delegates of the Korea-India Infrastructure Cooperation Forum in Seoul. This,would presents huge opportunities for Korean businesses said Indian minister. Similarly developing the national waterways for commercial navigation in India, and the plans to develop shipbuilding, fisheries and the port sector will also create investment opportunities, he said.Mr Gadkari also conveyed the Indian Government’s commitment for facilitating all foreign

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April 13, 2018

India is ranked 130 in latest annual Index of Economic Freedom

In the latest annual Index by a top American think-tank the Heritage Foundation of economic freedom India has jumped 13 places in the last one year to 130th spot.Economic liberalisation measures, including industrial deregulation, privatisation of state-owned enterprises and reduced controls on foreign trade and investment, that began in the early 1990s, accelerated growth of India.India with a score of 52.6 points was ranked at 143 and China with 57.4 points was ranked 111 in the 2017.

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April 10, 2018

India to participate prestigious World EXPO 2020 in Dubai

India and World Expo 2020 signed participants contract for India’s pavilion in the prestigious expo once in 5 years. The contract was signed by Manoj K. Dwivedi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce.The contract provides for the setting up of India pavilion at Expo 2020. This is tune with the great opportunity for economic activity that India provides on the way to becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2025. Focus will be given to India’s advances in Space, Pharma, IT, Renewable

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April 10, 2018

Jet Airways not participating in the Air India disinvestment process

Mr Naresh Goyal led Jet Airways said it would not be participating in the Air India disinvestment process, becoming the second domestic airline after IndiGo to make such a decision in less than a week.Low cost airline IndiGo was the first to evince interest in Air India disinvestment when the government had mooted the plan last year.The last date for submission of Expression of Interest (EoI) is May 14 and intimation to the qualified interest bidders would be made on

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April 9, 2018

Social media giant Facebook to connect with 87 million users hit by data breach

US based company Facebook will today start alerting the 87 million users, including more than 5 lakh 60 thousand in India, whose data may have been compromised as the UK-based Cambridge Analytica pilfered them through an app.Users will also have the opportunity to use the link to delete apps and prevent them from collecting more information. Facebook will send a detailed message at the top of users news feed, offering information on apps they use and the information they have

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April 7, 2018

Indian economy is projected to grow at 7.2 per cent in 2018-19

New Delhi-As per the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 report of the United Nations, the Indian economy is projected to grow at 7.2 per cent in 2018-19 and 7.4 per cent in 2019-20. The report indicates that the outlook for India remains largely positive, underpinned by robust private consumption and public investment as well as ongoing structural reforms.The Government of India has taken various initiatives to improve the confidence in the Indian economy and boost the growth of the

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April 7, 2018

India foreign exchange reserves hit a life-time high of $ 424.361 bn

Mumbai-Foreign exchange reserves of India hit a life-time high of 424.361 billion US dollar after rising by 1.828 billion dollar in the week to March 30, the Reserve Bank said in Mumbai.The reserves had touched a record high of 421.914 billion dollar on February 9. Now It had crossed the 400-billion dollar mark for the first time in the week to September 8, 2017, but has since been fluctuating.The reserves of gold remained unchanged at 21.614 billion US dollar, the

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April 4, 2018

e-boats will ensure pollution free boating in Varanasi

e-boats being launched by Union Minister Giriraj Singh in Varanasi.E-boats are increasingly emerging as a profitable option for the boating community. This initiative will not only curb pollution but provide more employment opportunities in Varanasi.These e-boats will ensure pollution free boating and a cleaner Ganga. boatsmen said that they had asked the Prime Minister for this facility and it has now got fulfilled as per their request.

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April 4, 2018

MoU between India and Canada to foster cross-border partnerships on research and education

New Delhi-Cabinet apprised of MoU between India and Canada MoU aims at fostering cross-border partnerships focused on research excellence and industry-academic collaboration between India and Canada that brings robust innovation gains to both countries.Igniting collaboration through talent mobility is the core of the partnership. The MoU enables Indian and Canadian researchers to undertake graduate level academic research mobility and cross-border industry-academic cooperation. Under the graduate level academic research mobility programme, both sides intend to support upto 110 Master’s and PhD

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