Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated a series of groundbreaking tourism initiatives in Nathdwara, Rajasthan, marking a significant boost to the state’s tourism sector. These projects, funded by the Ministry of Tourism as part of the Krishna circuit within the Swadesh Darshan scheme, include a remarkable tourism interpretation cum cultural center.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced Sachin Tendulkar as the ‘Global Ambassador’ for the eagerly anticipated Cricket World Cup 2023, set to commence in Ahmedabad, India. Tendulkar’s deep-rooted connection with the tournament, spanning six editions and a rich history in cricket, makes him the perfect choice to unveil the World Cup trophy before the opening match.
India and Bangladesh have inaugurated the 11th installment of their annual collaborative military exercise, SAMPRITI, in Umroi, Meghalaya. This enduring partnership underscores the robust defense cooperation between the two nations, aiming to enhance interoperability, share tactical expertise, and promote best practices. With a history dating back to 2009, SAMPRITI has evolved into a symbol of their strong defense ties and regional stability.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is embarking on a significant modernization journey by phasing out its aging MiG-21 fighter jets and adopting the homegrown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark 1A. Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari made this announcement during a press conference in Delhi ahead of the Air Force Day celebrations, signaling a historic shift in the IAF’s operational capabilities.
National Wildlife Week 2023, a time to appreciate and safeguard our natural heritage, kicks off with a focus on biodiversity conservation. This week-long event aims to raise awareness about the importance of preserving our rich and diverse wildlife and the critical role it plays in maintaining ecological balance.
Every October, the world unites for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a global campaign dedicated to educating, advocating, and supporting those impacted by breast cancer. It’s a time to remember the importance of early detection, promote awareness, and contribute to the ongoing fight against this disease.
Cornelia Sorabji, born in Nashik, India, on November 15, 1866, emerged as a trailblazing figure in India’s history, breaking gender barriers and championing legal and social reform. As India’s first female lawyer, she left an indelible mark on the country’s legal landscape. Her unwavering dedication to education and advocacy for marginalized women made her a symbol of resilience and determination.
Sri Ganganagar, situated in the northernmost region of the Indian state of Rajasthan, defies the desert’s challenges with human determination and ingenuity. Named after Maharaja Ganga Singh, this city emerged from arid plains to become the “Agricultural Hub of Rajasthan.” Explore its history, culture, and transformation as we delve into this unique oasis in the desert.
On August 26, 2022, India’s defence research landscape witnessed a historic moment as Dr. Samir V Kamat assumed the role of Chairman at the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). His appointment marks a significant milestone in the realm of defence research. With a distinguished career spanning over three decades, Dr. Kamat has emerged as a prominent figure in the field of materials science and engineering, leading the way in groundbreaking advancements in critical defence technologies.
Surekha Yadav’s remarkable journey serves as a testament to bravery, unwavering determination, and a resolute commitment to challenging stereotypes in a historically male-dominated field. Her pioneering role as India’s first female train driver has inspired countless individuals and stands as a powerful symbol of hope and empowerment.
In September, India’s manufacturing sector experienced a notable deceleration, hitting a five-month low, according to the seasonally adjusted S&P Global India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI). The PMI dropped from 58.6 in August to 57.5, indicating a slowdown in manufacturing activity. A PMI reading of 50 signifies no change in activity levels.
Uganda Airlines has achieved a significant milestone by launching direct flight services between Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. This marks the end of a more than 50-year hiatus in non-stop air travel between the two nations. The inaugural flight, UR 430, is scheduled to depart from Entebbe on 7 October, with the return flight, UR 431, leaving Mumbai on 8 October.
The Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi, known as the PM SVANidhi scheme, has reached a significant milestone by extending support to more than 50 lakh street vendors nationwide. This transformative initiative, administered under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, has played a pivotal role in integrating street vendors into the formal economy, opening up new avenues for their economic progress.
World Teachers’ Day, observed on October 5th every year, is a global occasion to recognize and honor the invaluable contributions of teachers and educators worldwide. This day provides an opportunity to acknowledge their unwavering dedication to nurturing the minds of the future generation and shaping societies.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched an extraordinary initiative to empower women through an all-female bikers’ expedition rally called ‘Yashasvini,’ commencing from Srinagar and concluding in Gujarat. This empowering journey, celebrating women’s strength and determination, was inaugurated by the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, at the iconic Ghanta Ghar near Lal Chowk in Srinagar.
Representatives from multiple nations convened in the Russian city of Kazan for the fifth meeting of the Moscow Format Consultation on Afghanistan. Held on September 29, 2023, the gathering featured delegates from countries including India, Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and more. Notably, the acting minister for Foreign Affairs appointed by the Taliban in Afghanistan was also present, alongside representatives from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Turkey.
In a strategic move, Anirban Mukherjee, the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PayU India, has been promoted to the role of global CEO for PayU. This shift in leadership underscores PayU’s commitment to centering its operations around India, a country witnessing rapid transformations in the digital payments arena. Laurent Le Moal, the existing Global CEO, will transition to an advisory position within the organization.
On October 1, 2023, the Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) took a significant stride toward realizing the vision of a ‘Garbage Free India’ by organizing a unique event titled ‘Shramdaan.’ This event, in alignment with the national initiative championed by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, aimed to foster collective responsibility and proactive action, bringing together participants from MSME offices nationwide.
Parul Chaudhary, the accomplished Indian track and field athlete, secured her place in history by winning the gold medal in the women’s 5000m event at the 2023 Asian Games. Parul exhibited a strategic race, making a decisive move in the final stretch to overtake Japan’s Ririka Hironaka and claim the coveted gold, adding to her silver medal in the 3000m women’s steeplechase. This victory marks India’s third gold in track and field at the 2023 Asian Games, contributing to their impressive tally of 14 gold medals in the Games.
Nestled in the heart of Central Kolkata, West Bengal, the Indian Museum stands as a venerable institution that not only holds the distinction of being India’s oldest museum but also reigns as the largest of its kind in the nation. Established in 1814 by the Asiatic Society of Bengal, this article takes you on a journey through the rich history, diverse collections, and enduring significance of the Indian Museum.
The Pakistan National Cricket Team, renowned for its rich history and aggressive playing style, is gearing up for the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India. With a legacy of two World Cup victories and a squad featuring world-class players like Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan is poised to be a formidable contender in the tournament.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin recently celebrated the accomplishments of nine distinguished space scientists from the state, including prominent figures like K Sivan and Mylswamy Annadurai, for their outstanding contributions to India’s space program. In a special ceremony held in Chennai on October 2, 2023, Chief Minister Stalin announced cash awards of Rs. 25 lakh for each scientist and introduced plans for a scholarship program aimed at encouraging scientific innovation among postgraduate engineering students.
From October 4th to 10th, World Space Week (WSW) 2023 is set to captivate the world with a celebration of humanity’s achievements and ambitions in space. This annual event provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the wonders of space exploration, technological advancements, and the infinite possibilities that lie beyond our planet.
In an effort to bridge generational divides and rekindle interest in the timeless fabric, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) inaugurated a modernized Khadi India outlet at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Campus in Delhi on October 2. This significant event coincided with Gandhi Jayanti, honoring Mahatma Gandhi, who championed Khadi as a symbol of self-reliance and national pride. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s call for youth to embrace Khadi aligns with the launch of a Khadi Gramodyog Bhawan within the IIT Campus, bringing Khadi’s youthful designs within reach of college students.
Indonesia has marked a historic moment in transportation as it officially launches ‘Whoosh,’ Southeast Asia’s very first high-speed railway. This ambitious project promises to revolutionize travel within the archipelago and bolster economic growth in the region. Read on to learn more about this groundbreaking development.
World Nature Day 2023 is here, and it’s time to rekindle our love for the planet we call home. This annual event reminds us of the importance of preserving our natural world and its diverse ecosystems. Join us as we explore the significance of World Nature Day and how you can make a difference in protecting our environment.
F4S, an ambitious program by FIFA, aims to revolutionize physical education in Indian schools by integrating football into the curriculum. On October 2, 2023, a two-day master training program for capacity-building was launched in Sambalpur, Odisha, with 95 Physical Education Teachers/Trainees from various States/UTs, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), and AIFF participating. The program aims to empower teachers with the skills and knowledge to promote football as an integral part of physical education and foster holistic development in millions of children across the country.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has appointed former Indian cricket captain Ajay Jadeja as the mentor for the Afghanistan National Cricket Team ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, set to take place in India from October 5 to November 19. With an impressive cricketing career and extensive experience, Jadeja’s role signifies the high expectations placed upon him by the team management as they aim to excel in the tournament.
Gandhi Jayanti, celebrated annually on October 2nd, is a day of profound significance that honors the 154th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, lovingly referred to as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu. This day serves as a tribute to the life and principles of a man who dedicated his existence to India’s struggle for independence and became a global symbol of unwavering commitment to truth and non-violence.
Lieutenant General Raghu Srinivasan has taken on the pivotal role of the 28th Director General (DG) of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), succeeding Lt. Gen. Rajeev Chaudhry. Srinivasan’s extensive experience in border regions and distinguished military service positions him well for this vital role.
The Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) campaign, initiated on September 15 and culminating on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, marked a significant national endeavor led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This collective effort aimed to emphasize the importance of community participation, cleanliness, and sanitation in India.
On September 28, the world comes together to observe World Rabies Day, shedding light on the ongoing battle against this deadly disease. A day dedicated to raising awareness, promoting vaccination, and emphasizing the importance of responsible pet ownership, World Rabies Day 2023 marks a critical milestone in the fight to eliminate rabies worldwide.
India secured a gold medal in the men’s squash team event, defeating Pakistan 2-1 in a closely contested final at the Asian Games. Led by Abhay Singh, the Indian team showcased exceptional performance in the deciding round. The best-of-three tie began with Mahesh M’s defeat to Nasir Iqbal in straight games. However, Saurav Ghosal leveled the contest with a dominant victory, setting the stage for a thrilling showdown between Abhay Singh and Noor Zaman, with India ultimately emerging victorious.
On October 2nd, India observes not just Gandhi Jayanti but also pays tribute to another remarkable leader, Lal Bahadur Shastri. In 2023, Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti holds special significance as the nation remembers the life and contributions of India’s second Prime Minister. Born on October 2, 1904, in Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh, Shastri remains an enduring symbol of selfless service, dedication, and progressive leadership.
In a thrilling display of skill and determination, Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale secured the gold medal in mixed doubles tennis at the Asian Games 2023. The Indian duo staged an impressive comeback, overcoming their opponents from Chinese Taipei in a gripping three-set match. This victory marked India’s second tennis medal at the event, following their silver in the men’s doubles category.
Dr. Dinesh Dasa, a distinguished scholar renowned for his expertise in forestry and dedicated public service, has recently been appointed as a Member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This pivotal moment in his illustrious career signifies his enduring commitment to serving the nation. In this article, we delve into Dr. Dasa’s exceptional qualifications, his impactful leadership as Chairman of the Gujarat Public Service Commission, and his substantial contributions to the realm of public service examinations.
K.N. Shanth Kumar, a distinguished figure in the media industry, has taken the helm as the Chairman of the Press Trust of India (PTI) Board of Directors for a one-year term. This transition in leadership, announced following PTI’s Annual General Meeting in New Delhi, marks a pivotal moment for India’s oldest and largest private news agency. In addition to Mr. Shanth Kumar’s election, Praveen Someshwar, CEO of Hindustan Times, assumes the role of Vice-Chairman, setting the course for PTI’s strategic direction in the year ahead.
Mahatma Gandhi, widely known as the Father of the Nation in India, is a timeless figure whose legacy continues to shape the world. His life, dedication to justice, and unique methods of nonviolent struggle for independence have left an enduring mark. On this Martyr’s Day, we delve into the extraordinary journey of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, exploring his early life, his transformative experiences in South Africa, and his pivotal role in India’s fight for freedom. Gandhi’s principles of truth, nonviolence, and social justice continue to inspire and guide people worldwide, reminding us of the transformative power of one individual’s unwavering commitment.
Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India, was a man of great simplicity and unwavering dedication to the service of his nation. Born into humble beginnings, Shastri’s life journey is a testament to his commitment to India’s struggle for freedom and his tireless efforts to improve the lives of its citizens.
World Habitat Day is celebrated on the first Monday of October each year to raise awareness of the importance of adequate shelter and sustainable urban development. The theme for 2023 is “Resilient Urban Economies: Cities as Drivers of Growth and Recovery”. This article explores the importance of World Habitat Day, its history, and the critical theme for 2023.
In an effort to tackle the persistent issue of air pollution in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has unveiled a comprehensive 15-point Winter Action Plan. This initiative aims to improve air quality and protect the health of Delhi’s residents during the challenging winter months when pollution levels typically rise.
Renowned mathematician Ruixiang Zhang, an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, has been honored with the prestigious 2023 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for his exceptional contributions to the field of mathematics. This award, celebrating the legacy of Srinivasa Ramanujan, includes a cash prize of $10,000 and will be presented during an international Number Theory conference in Kumbakonam, India, during December.
Saugata Gupta, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Marico Ltd, has taken up the esteemed position of Chairman at the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI). This significant appointment transpired during the board meeting of ASCI, a prominent self-regulatory body in the Indian advertising industry. Gupta’s association with ASCI has been enduring, encompassing two years on the Board of Governors and a four-year tenure as a special invitee on the Board of Governors.
In a promising development for India’s economic recovery, the core sectors of the country have reported a remarkable surge in growth during the month of August. This growth, the highest seen in over a year, signals a positive outlook for various industries and reflects the resilience of the Indian economy in the face of challenges.
In a recent development, the Indian government has unveiled noteworthy alterations to its tax policies pertaining to the petroleum sector. These revisions encompass an increase in the special additional excise duty (SAED) on domestically produced crude oil, alongside reductions in levies on diesel and Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF).
Indian shooters continue to shine on the global stage as Swapnil Kusale, Aishwarya Pratap, and Akhil Sheoran secured another gold medal for India, marking the nation’s seventh gold victory in an international shooting competition. Their remarkable performances have not only brought glory to the country but also solidified India’s position as a powerhouse in the world of shooting sports.
In a historic moment for India’s cultural heritage, the nation’s first-ever Cartography Museum has been officially inaugurated in the picturesque hill town of Mussoorie. This unique institution promises to take visitors on a captivating journey through the art and science of mapmaking, showcasing the rich history and significance of cartography in shaping our world.
In a significant move, Russia has announced plans to increase its defense spending by a staggering 70% in the year 2024. This decision, made in the midst of global geopolitical tensions, has raised concerns and drawn reactions from international observers and neighboring countries alike. Russia’s commitment to fortifying its military capabilities could have far-reaching implications on the balance of power in the region.
The Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance has been a topic of intrigue and speculation for years. This global security network, comprised of five English-speaking nations, has played a pivotal role in the world of intelligence and espionage. In this article, we delve into the origins, objectives, and controversies surrounding the Five Eyes Alliance to provide a comprehensive understanding of its significance in today’s geopolitical landscape.
The Indian government has announced a significant extension of the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RODTEP) scheme. The extension, now in effect until June 30, 2024, is expected to provide a substantial boost to India’s exports by offering financial incentives and reducing the tax burden on exporters. Here are the details.
On September 28, 2023, the global business community mourned the loss of Ashwin Dani, a visionary leader and the Co-founder & non-executive director of Asian Paints. At the age of 79, Ashwin Dani left an indelible mark on the paint industry and Asian Paints, a company that has grown exponentially under his legendary leadership. His innovative spirit, global vision, and commitment to excellence continue to inspire generations to come.
As the 154th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a revered figure in India’s history, approaches, the nation is preparing to commemorate the occasion with reverence and enthusiasm. Gandhi Jayanti 2023 is expected to be marked by various events and initiatives that pay tribute to the father of the nation and promote his ideals of non-violence, truth, and social justice.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to kickstart the “Sankalp Saptaah” initiative on September 30th, aimed at inspiring and mobilizing citizens towards a collective vision for a stronger and more prosperous India. The week-long campaign will encompass various activities and programs aimed at fostering a sense of unity and commitment among the citizens of the nation.
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to kick off in India on October 5, with England and New Zealand facing off in the opening match at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. With a formidable lineup led by captain Rohit Sharma and vice-captain Hardik Pandya, India’s team boasts a perfect blend of experience and emerging talent, setting the stage for a thrilling campaign on the global cricketing stage.
The world of acting is in mourning as Michael Gambon, celebrated for his portrayal of Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series, has passed away at the age of 82. Gambon, whose career spanned decades and showcased remarkable versatility, leaves behind a legacy of outstanding performances in theater, television, and film.
International Translation Day, observed annually on September 30, serves as a worldwide tribute to the invaluable contributions of translators and language professionals. They play a pivotal role in facilitating cross-cultural dialogue, contributing to global development, and promoting world peace. This day was established in 1991 by the International Federation of Translators (FIT), a global collective representing language experts, and its significance is rooted in the legacy of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators.
As Daughters’ Day 2023 approaches, families across the world are gearing up to honor and celebrate the cherished presence of daughters in their lives. This special day, dedicated to recognizing the love, strength, and significance of daughters, holds a unique place in the hearts of parents and families worldwide.
The United Nations designates September 26 as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, aiming to raise global awareness about the grave threat posed by nuclear arsenals and the urgency of their complete eradication. This day serves as a platform to educate both the public and world leaders about the benefits of nuclear disarmament and the far-reaching social and economic consequences of maintaining these destructive weapons.
Leading insurance provider ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited has announced the appointment of Mr. Sanjeev Mantri as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. This decision marks a significant milestone in the company’s leadership as it continues to evolve and adapt to the dynamic insurance landscape.
In a momentous culmination of a seven-year odyssey, a NASA capsule touched down in the Utah desert, concluding its journey with a treasure trove of asteroid samples. This historic mission, marked by the return of the largest-ever asteroid samples collected, holds the promise of unraveling the mysteries of our solar system’s formation and Earth’s habitability.
A monumental milestone for Hinduism is on the horizon as the world’s second-largest Hindu temple outside of India is set to be inaugurated in the United States. This remarkable temple, a testament to cultural diversity and religious harmony, is poised to become a significant spiritual and architectural landmark, drawing devotees and visitors from around the globe.
On a somber Sunday, the world of Malayalam cinema bid farewell to a legendary filmmaker, K G George, who passed away at the age of 78 in an old-age home near Kakkanad. The filmmaker had grappled with health issues for the past five years, following a debilitating stroke that altered the course of his life. The news of his departure invoked condolences and tributes from a wide spectrum of individuals, spanning politicians, actors, and fellow directors, who turned to social media to convey their grief.
On September 23, India marked a historic milestone with its first-ever lighthouse festival, a captivating event held in the scenic state of Goa. The festival, orchestrated by the Union Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, is a pivotal part of an ambitious plan to rejuvenate 75 lighthouses across the nation, transforming them into vibrant tourist attractions. Commencing on September 23 and continuing through September 25, the Indian Lighthouse Festival in Goa signifies a remarkable moment in the endeavor to revive these historic landmarks and celebrate their cultural and historical importance.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has welcomed its inaugural Dornier Do-228 aircraft from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), marking a significant milestone in India’s indigenous aviation capability. The acquisition enhances the IAF’s fleet with a versatile and domestically manufactured aircraft designed for various missions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently participated in the grand celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, a landmark event that has played a pivotal role in promoting investment, innovation, and economic growth in the state. The event commemorated two decades of fostering global partnerships and boosting Gujarat’s prominence on the world stage.
Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, affectionately referred to as the “Father of the Green Revolution” in India, has left an indelible mark on the nation’s agricultural landscape. His pioneering work, which began in genetics and culminated in a transformative movement, reshaped India’s food self-sufficiency. As we bid farewell to this visionary on September 28, 2023, at the age of 98, we celebrate his legacy of hope, progress, and prosperity.
M.S. Swaminathan, the renowned agricultural scientist and humanitarian, passed away at the age of 98, leaving behind a legacy of transformative contributions to Indian agriculture. Born on August 7, 1925, in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district, his pioneering work not only elevated the lives of low-income farmers but also played a pivotal role in India’s food security during critical times.