JP Nadda elected unopposed as 11th BJP National president

Jagat Prakash Nadda became the 11th National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on January 20, 2020. He was elected unopposed to the position.

JP Nadda had emerged as the only candidate for the top post following a nomination p More..





WEF Davos 2020 begins; Union Minister Piyush Goyal to attend 50th World Economic Forum

Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal will lead the Indian delegation at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland. The four-day WEF event began on January 21, 2020 and will see the participation of over 50 heads o More..





Aadhaar mandatory to avail of benefits under Central Scheme for Civilian Victims of terror/violence

The Union Home Ministry on January 17, 2020 notified that it is mandatory for civilian victims of terror and communal violence to furnish Aadhaar Card Number or undergo Aadhaar authentication to ava More..





India, World Bank sign USD 88m loan agreement for Assam Inland Water Transport Project

The central government and Assam state government signed a USD 88 million loan agreement with the World Bank on January 16, 2020 to implement the Assam Inland Water Transport Project.

The pr More..





Indian advocate Harish Salve appointed as Queen's Counsel

Senior Indian Advocate Harish Salve has been appointed as the Queen's Counsel (QC) for the courts of England and Wales. The title of the Queen's Counsel is conferred upon those who have demonstrated particular skill and expertise in the legal fiel More..





CPCB issues fresh guidelines for setting up new petrol pumps

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has recently issued guidelines to establish petrol pumps. These instructions have been issued because of the poor impact of petrol pumps on the environment. The Central Pollutio More..





Indian Navy to get high speed fuel to reduce carbon footprint
The Ministry of Defence announces new fuel upgradation for Indian Navy with revised technical specifications. The High Flash High Speed Diesel (HFHSD) was launched. The aim of the new fuel introduction is to reduce carbon footprint.



Retail inflation rose to 7.35% in December 2019, highest in last 5 years : NSO
According to the Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) / Retail inflation figures, released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Retail inflation rose to a 5-year high of 7.35% More..





6th Island Development Agency meeting held in New Delhi
Recently, the sixth meeting of the Island Development Agency held in New Delhi. More..





First time India to host SCO heads meeting; Statue of unity included in 8 wonders of SCO
The secretary general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Vladimir Norov who is on a 4-day visit to India to attend the Raisina dialogue 2020 in new Delhi from January 14-16,2020, has announced that India has been selected to host the More..





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