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INDIAN AFFAIRS

Rajnath Singh inaugurates first of its kind spoken Sanskrit centre

Rajnath Singh inaugurates first of its kind spoken Sanskrit centre

  1. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurates the university’s Centre for Spoken Sanskrit that will gives to the student the six-month course for people on how to speak the language.
  2. Ahmedabad of the Gujarat University on Monday has announced for the cource that is based on the spoken Sanskrit in the term to famous the ancient language, and making it possibly the first course of its kind in the country.
  3. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurates the university’s Centre for Spoken Sanskrit that will gives to the student the six-month course for people on how to speak the language.
  4. The coordinator of the university, Atul Unagar, has announced that that this will be the first such course to be launched by a university in India, adding that classes would be held on Saturday and Sunday.

 

National Meet on Grassroot Informatics- VIVID 2018

National Meet on Grassroot Informatics- VIVID 2018

  1. National security, economic prosperity, innovation and social is totally depend on the large scale of the need and the availability, integrity and confidentiality of a range of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).
  2. In the term of the recent there has been the critically of the citizen’s daily life has been taken by the total change by the information revolution, and modern life depends upon the timely, adequate and confidential performance of cyberspace.
  3. The last meeting of the DIO meet (VIVID 2017), Hon’ble Minister applauded NIC as the technological bridge of India that is the best way of the lead of the way of the program of the Digital India that the Prime Minister envisaged and urged the DIOs to be innovative and proactive by adopting a transformative approach to make a difference at the grassroots level.
  4. With the help of such a background, encouragement, recognition, commitment and with the need in the Digital India that has created the aim to change the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy, National Informatics Centre (NIC) is organizing a three-day National Meet on Grassroot Informatics.

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Mumbai 12th Richest City Globally, New York Tops: New World Wealth Report

Mumbai 12th Richest City Globally, New York Tops: New World Wealth Report

  1. Mumbai, India’s financial capital has ranked at the 12th in all over the world that has all the worth is $950 billion; it is said by the New World Wealth, which ranks New York as the richest city in the world.
  2. In the sum of the net wealth that is the private wealth that is organise by the singular of the lfe in the city of the welfare. In that there is the include of the property, cash, equities and business interests and also the less any liabilities. Government funds has been removed from the figures.
  3. By the term of the New World Wealth report, Mumbai that is held by the Toronto with a total wealth of $944 billion, Frankfurt ($912 billion) and Paris ($860 billion).
  4. In the report of the media there has been said that the Mumbai has also comes in the rank of the 10 cities in terms of billionaire population as the city is home to 28 billionaires, individuals with $1 billion or more in net assets.

 

India and Palestine have signed six Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) s worth USD 40 million

India and Palestine have signed six Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) s worth USD 40 million

  1. India and Palestine on Saturday has signed six Memorandums of Understanding (MoU)s that is of the USD 40 million.
  2. “Six MoUs had been signed between India and Palestine that is of the USD 40 million. This MoU has been set by the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his team,” Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said in a media briefing in Abu Dhabi.
  3. The Foreign Secretary has also said on this occasion that is for the dwell upon the new projects that will be installed in the India. “The Palestinian President given the thanks to India for the ongoing projects.
  4. At this time I am thinking to present the two new projects to the notice. India has been going to develpe the specialty hospital of 100 beds in Palestine. India will also empower the build women’s empowerment centre where women from different parts of Palestine can come and learn skill.”

BANKING AND FINANCE

PM Modi 3 Nation Visit- ONGC Videsh, Partners Acquire 10% Stake in Abu Dhabi Oilfield

PM Modi 3 Nation Visit- ONGC Videsh, Partners Acquire 10% Stake in Abu Dhabi Oilfield

  1. ONGC Videsh Ltd and its partners has the requirement of the 10 per cent in the term of bigger offshore oilfield in Abu Dhabi for worth of $600 million, that is very first time in the history that is the any Indian company has set foot in oil-rich Emirates.
  2. OVL, that is the famous arm of the state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), Indian Oil Corp (IOC) and a unit of Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL), has paid a signing amount of $600 million for a 10 per cent stake in Abu Dhabi National Oil Co’s (ADNOC) 40-year Lower Zakum Concession, Offshore Abu Dhabi.
  3. “The recent production of this area is about to 400,000 barrels of oil per day (20 million tonnes per annum) and Indian consortium’s yearly share should be the about 2 million tonnes,” OVL said in a press statement.
  4. The field has the aim to get the plateau target of 450,000 barrels of oil per day by 2025. The contract for the concession had signed in Abu Dhabi in the end of the evening by the front of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

Kerala, Punjab, T.N. top NITI Aayog’s health index report

Kerala, Punjab, T.N. top NITI Aayog’s health index report

  1. Kerala has ranked at the top level in the term of the health and performance like the ‘performance in health outcome index’ that has published by the Niti Aayog on Friday.
  2. Punjab and Uttar Pradesh has comes at the second and third from all over the 21 large states that has been elected by the many of the health indicators like the neonatal mortality rates, under-five mortality rate, full immunisation coverage and institutional deliveries.
  3. Jharkhand, J&K and UP has been comes at three ranking States in terms of annual incremental performance. “It has said that in that there has been important such as the rank states on the basis of the improvement they have achieved,” pointed out Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, while releasing the report.
  4. The next health report on states performance has been going to published in the month of June in this current year and district hospitals too would be ranked, Kant said.
  5. “We will be going to publish the rank of the total of the 730 district hospitals based on their performance. We have decided to encourage the good performers and name and shame those who don’t,” he said.

KEYS:

  1. The NITI Aayog, also National Institution for Transforming India, is a policy think tank of the Government of India, established with the aim to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
  2. Chairperson: Narendra Modi
  3. CEO: Amitabh Kant (Jan 2015–)
  4. Founded: 1 January 2015
  5. Headquarters: New Delhi
  6. Predecessor: Planning Commission
  7. Parent agency: Government of India

SPORTS

Sharmila Nicollet, 1st Indian Golfer to Qualify for China LPGA Tour

Sharmila Nicollet, 1st Indian Golfer to Qualify for China LPGA Tour

  1. Sharmila Nicollet now has titled the first of the Indian golfer who has qualify for the China Ladies PGA Tour.
  2. The 26-year-old. Sharmila Nicollet, who is play for the Bengaluru golfer has get his attend in the tournament in the last of the two rounds that is earn to card for the Tour, which had Women’s World rankings points also.
  3. Sharmila, had also played for the Ladies European Tour and that is the before she had loose her full card, in the three round she has played that is for the CLPGA Tour Qualifying School in 77-73-72 to finish in tied 21st and pick one of the 30 cards available in the 88-player field.
  4. She has planned to play in the China, Australia and the LET by except the same amount of his action on the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour in India, too.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Ramesh Sippy to get inaugural Raj Kapoor Award

Ramesh Sippy to get inaugural Raj Kapoor Award

  1. Veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, who has directed the many of the classic blockbuster films like the Sholay and tele-serial Buniyaad, has been going to get the first Raj Kapoor Award for the Excellence in Cinema, an official said on Monday.
  2. Instituted by the Asian Centre for Entertainment Education (ACEE), and also by the many of the international organisations like World Bank, UNICEF, USC Annenberg Normal Lear Cenre, Hollywood Health and Society, Cinepolis Foundation and CMS, the Raj Kapoor Trophy has been given at the Mumbai on Wednesday.
  3. “The global awards has been started in the memory of Raj Kapoor, the quintessential ‘Showman of Post-Independent India’, which was the very rare in the making of the film and the many of the sights and popular entertainment that he has directed as the term of the contemporary social contexts,” said ACEE co-Founder Vinta Nanda.
  4. “Raj Kapoor has started to creat the films at the time of the official birth of India onwards, at the time when the sound of the partition has raised and the translation from British rule to democracy, and even without a close reading of history, it is clear that undercurrents in his work often measured the changes, both economic and social, in Indian society,” she explained.

OBITUARY

Golden Globe Award Winner Musician Johann Johannsson Passes Away

Golden Globe Award Winner Musician Johann Johannsson Passes Away

  1. The Theory of Everything composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has been died aged 48 years, it is confirmed by his management.
  2. The Icelandic musician and producer, who has won the Golden Globe for his score for the year 2014 Stephen Hawking biopic starring Eddie Redmayne, was found dead in Berlin on Friday.
  3. His representatives, Redbird Music Management, announced the news on Facebook, writing: “It is with profound sadness that we confirm the passing of our dear friend Johann.“We have lost one of the most talented and brilliant people who we had the privilege of knowing and working with. May his music continue to inspire us?”

IMPORTANT DAYS

Parents’ Worship Day

Parents' Worship Day

  1. The Indian spiritual leader Asaram Bapu has started parents’ Worship Day in the year 2011 in the term to Valentine’s Day which Bapu sees as non-Indian.
  2. In the year 2013 the Indian state of Chhattisgarh and some schools & colleges in Bhubaneswar has started to celebrate the Parents Worship Day, and in the year 2015 the state government that is lead by the Bharatiya Janata Party made it an official celebration.

 

 

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