IFFCO iMandi: IFFCO rolls out e-commerce platform for farmers
Fertiliser major IFFCO has launched e-commerce platform IFFCO iMandi (an mobile application and web portal) to address all needs of the farming community associated with it. For this initiative, IFFCO has partnered with Singapore-based technology fir More..

India invites US President Donald Trump to be Republic Day chief guest in 2019
Union Government has invited United States President Donald Trump to be the chief guest at 2019 Republic Day celebrations. The invite was reportedly followed up with multiple rounds of diplomatic talks. If President Trump accepts the invitation, he w More..

Archaeological Survey of India allows photography at Centrally protected monuments
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has issued order allowing photography within premises of protected monuments and sites. The order was issued after Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioned ASI’s rules prohibiting visitors from taking photographs a More..

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launches Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018
Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) has launched Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018 (SSG 2018) in New Delhi, a rural cleanliness survey to rank all states and districts on basis of qualitative and quantitative evaluation.


UN Secretary General sets up panel on digital cooperation to tackle cybersecurity threats
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has established first-of-its-kind panel on digital cooperation aimed at addressing concerns of cybersecurity threats and rise in hate speech.

The high-level panel on digital coope More..

NCPCR drafts fee regulations to check arbitrary increases in school fees
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has drafted fee regulations to put in place uniform fee framework to check frequent and arbitrary increases in school fees by unaided private schools. NCPCR is country’s apex child rights bod More..

UNSC adopts Resolution 2428 to impose arms embargo on South Sudan
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has adopted Resolution 2428 (2018) to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, almost five years after ruinous civil war was started in infant country. The resolution was drafted by United States and won minim More..

Index of Industrial Production (IIP): Industry growth slips to 7-month low of 3.2% in May 2018
According to the data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), factory output measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) has slipped to seven-month low of 3.2% in May 2018. It was mainly due to sluggish performance of manuf More..

India becomes world’s 6th largest economy in 2017: World Bank
According to updated World Bank figures on GDP of countries for 2017, India has become world’s sixth-biggest economy surpassing France to seventh place. India’s gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to $2.597 trillion at the end of 2017, as against $ More..

Global Innovation Index (GII): India ranks 57th
In recently released Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018, India was ranked 57th among 130 countries. It was 11th edition of GII and was jointly released by Cornell University, INSEAD and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).  This year More..

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