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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurated Parakram Parv Exhibition In Jodhpur

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and commanders of all three wings of Indian armed forces are also participating in the conference.

8th Asian Yoga Sports Championship Begins In Thiruvananthapuram

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will formally inaugurate the event. Nearly 450 participants representing 12 Asian countries showcasing their yoga skills will take part in the four-day event. Yogaratna Awards will be given away to foreign delegates who were instrumental in popularising yoga in their respective countries.

Locate Public Toilets On Google Maps With LooReview Campaign

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, under the aegis of Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban (SBM – U) partnered with Google to launch the Loo Review campaign to encourage all local guides in India to rate and review public toilets on Google Maps. Around 3400 cities already having achieved ODF status, and other cities are gearing up towards the same.

India, Russia play out draw in 6th round of Chess Olympiad in Georgia

India’s Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand helped made a draw match with Russia in the sixth round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad at Batumi, Georgia. Koneru Humpy and Tania Sachdev won their respective games, D Harika and Eesha Karavade suffered defeats to let the US remain in the joint lead.

Facebook reports major security breach, 50 million users exposed by unknown attackers

The attackers stole digital keys, called access tokens; the company uses to keep people logged in. More than 90 million users were forced to log out of their accounts on Friday for security reasons. The attackers stole Facebook “access tokens” which keep a person logged into their Facebook account over long periods of time so they don’t have to keep signing in.

India, Uzbekistan join hands for developing ICT Sector

Minister for Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad and his counterpart Shuhrat Sadikov was held for strengthening the ICT sector. Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assured his counterpart that India will provide all possible technical support from the Indian side in the digital growth of Uzbekistan. The two MoU are Agreement between National Informatics Centre (NIC), India and e-Government System development centre of the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan for strengthening e-Governance cooperation.

Kolkata launched Indias first flood forecast system with $1 mn assistance from ADB

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) launched a Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System (FFEWS) for Kolkata City. It is also India’s first comprehensive city-level FFEWS. It will reduce economic loss and impacts on livelihood and improve flood awareness and safety at the community level.

Madhya Pradesh to get Ministry of cows

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced the setting up of a Ministry for cows. The Cow Ministry will replace the existing Madhya Pradesh Gaupalan Evam Pashudhan Samvardhan (MPGEPS) Board because it has limitations. He revealed the function at Khajuraho in Chhattarpur district, which was attended by Digambar Jain monk Vidhyasagarji Maharaj. The State government will release small funds to the MPGEPS board. The government has assigned an independent ministry which will work in a better way to serve cows.

Goa And Portugal Inks MoU For Water And Sewage Management

The MoU between the Portuguese Environment Ministry and Goa Public Works Department (PWD) was signed. It will help Goa manage its water resources better. The projects would include: 1. Opa water supply project in north Goa, 2. The sewage water treatment plant in Valpoi and 3. Manganese-removal efforts in Selaulim Reservoir.

Petroleum Minister Launches SATAT Initiative

Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launched an innovative initiative titled SATAT (Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation). This initiative would benefit both vehicle-users as well as farmers and entrepreneurs. It has been launched with PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to set up C

RBI Slaps Rs 5 Crore Penalty On Karur Vysya Bank

Reserve Bank of India imposed a penalty of Rs 5 crore on Karur Vysya Bank for non-compliance of its directives. About Karur Vysya Bank Karur Vysya Bank Headquarters: Karur, Tamil Nadu, MD & CEO: PR Seshadri.

Maharashtra Tops List Of States With Maximum Average AUM: AMFI

According to Association of Mutual Funds of India’s (AMFI) statistics, Maharashtra tops the chart for state with the maximum penetration and Assets Under Management (AUM). As per August, average assets under management (AUM) of mutual funds rose to an all-time high of Rs 25.2 lakh crore across the country.

Assam, 1st State To Launch Wage Compensation Scheme For Pregnant Women In Tea Gardens

The scheme will be launched by Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal in Guwahati. The announcement was made by the state’s Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Under the scheme, an amount of Rs 12,000 will be given to the pregnant women so that they can take care of themselves and the unborn baby.

Government Cuts Gross Borrowing Estimate For Current Fiscal By Rs 70,000 Crore

The Union Government announced a reduction in gross borrowing estimate for the current fiscal by 70,000 crore rupees and maintained that the government will contain fiscal deficit target at 3.3%. Mr Garg gave the details about the borrowing programmes for the second half of the fiscal and announced that the government would be borrowing around 2 lakh 50,000 crore rupees as compared to 2 lakh 88,000 crores during April-September of 2018-19.

USA and Canada Sign Trade Deal Replacing NAFTA

Canada agreed to sign a trade deal with the United States and Mexico, revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after almost a year of negotiations. The new deal has been named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Under the agreement, Canada has agreed to export a quota of 2.6 million vehicles to the United States in the wake of 25% global autos tariffs imposed by the US on national security grounds.

 

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