Discover the city of Banaras (Varanasi), its intricate relationship with death and the afterlife, and the uncharted lives of the Doms in Radhika Iyengar’s captivating book ‘Fire on the Ganges,’ published by HarperCollins. This groundbreaking work delves into the heart of Banaras, shedding light on the everyday realities of the Dom community and their quest for a place beyond the constraints of ancient tradition.
During the recent G20 Summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a groundbreaking announcement, inviting the African Union (AU) to become a permanent member of the Group of 20 largest economies (G20). This significant development underscores the commitment to a more inclusive and equitable global economic landscape.
In a groundbreaking move towards promoting social inclusion and providing essential support, the Jharkhand government has announced the inclusion of transgender individuals in its universal pension scheme. This progressive decision, revealed during a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren, reflects the state’s commitment to addressing the unique needs of its transgender population. Cabinet Secretary Vandana Dadel, in her announcement, outlined the details of the scheme, recognizing the challenges faced by transgender individuals and the importance of providing them with a safety net.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden met for a crucial bilateral discussion in Delhi, setting the stage for discussions at the upcoming G20 Summit. The meeting, marked by diplomacy and cooperation, addressed a wide range of global issues, including climate change, trade, and regional security. Here’s a glimpse of their significant talks.
The Indian and French Navies have successfully concluded Phase II of the 21st edition of the Varuna naval exercise, Varuna-23. This joint naval endeavor, held in the Arabian Sea, not only reflects the rich maritime traditions of both nations but also underscores their commitment to bolstering military capabilities, enhancing interoperability, and fostering regional peace and stability.
Women’s fashion brand W has announced Anushka Sharma as its brand ambassador for their upcoming festive campaign, which aims to blend the richness of traditions with modernity. The campaign celebrates the unique stories of women during festivals and emphasizes their pivotal role in every celebration. Anushka Sharma’s association with the brand aligns with its ideology of cherishing individuality and embracing one’s own narrative.
The Indian government has unveiled the G20 India mobile app, a digital innovation created by the Ministry of External Affairs to enrich the upcoming G20 Summit experience in Delhi. The app offers multilingual support, virtual tours, navigation assistance, access to essential information, and even a Yoga Break feature. Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged ministers to download the app, emphasizing its role in enhancing communication with foreign delegates.
The 37th National Games kicked off in Goa with a spectacular ceremony led by Governor Shri. P.S. Sreedharan Pillai. This event, organized in collaboration with the Sports Authority of Goa, featured the presence of prominent dignitaries and a special anthem sung by legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. The launch also introduced a comprehensive website for all things related to the National Games, promising a grand celebration and extensive engagement.
The G20 Leader’s Summit, held in New Delhi from September 9 to September 10, 2023, marked a significant global gathering where leaders from around the world addressed crucial global issues. India, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, extended a warm welcome to delegates, emphasizing the theme of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ – ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future.’ While some prominent leaders were absent, the event fostered collaboration, unity, and discussions on shared goals.
State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest lender, has embarked on a transformative journey to enhance commuting experiences and foster the adoption of digital payments. The launch of the ‘Nation First Transit Card’ marks a significant milestone, offering seamless digital ticketing fare payments across a range of transportation modes, from metro and buses to water ferries and parking, all through a single, innovative card. Furthermore, this versatile card extends its utility to retail and e-commerce transactions, reflecting SBI’s commitment to both customer convenience and the nation’s development.
The city of Bengaluru celebrates a historic moment as Energy Minister KJ George inaugurates India’s maiden underground transformer center, a groundbreaking stride in the city’s pursuit of modernizing its power distribution infrastructure. This achievement signifies Bengaluru’s unwavering dedication to bolstering safety, reliability, and the visual appeal of its urban landscape.
The International Day to Protect Education from Attack, established by the United Nations General Assembly on September 9 each year, highlights the urgent need to defend education from the perils of conflict. This day serves as a reminder of the fundamental human right to education and calls for concrete action to shield children’s access to learning amidst adversity.
The recently launched graphic novel, ‘Ajay to Yogi Adityanath,’ has achieved an unprecedented feat by securing a place in the prestigious Asia Book of Records for the highest number of book launches. Authored by the renowned writer Shantanu Gupta, this remarkable novel traces the inspirational journey of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, from his humble beginnings to the zenith of political leadership.
The Bharat Mandhapm is a magnificent temple located in the city of Ahmedabad, India. It was built in the 16th century by the Mughal emperor Akbar, and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Vishnu, and is decorated with intricate carvings and paintings.
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have revealed the winners of the G20 TechSprint 2023 competition, a platform for innovative solutions in the field of central banking and financial technology. This year’s competition showcased groundbreaking ideas aimed at shaping the future of the financial industry.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has initiated its highly anticipated training exercise, “Trishul,” designed to enhance the preparedness and operational capabilities of its aircrew and ground personnel. This exercise promises to strengthen the IAF’s readiness and responsiveness in safeguarding the nation’s airspace.
Japan has taken a significant step in lunar exploration by launching its spacecraft, aptly named the “moon sniper,” atop a domestically developed H-IIA rocket. This mission paves the way for Japan to join the ranks of the world’s lunar explorers as the fifth country set to land on the moon early next year. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is leading this ambitious endeavor, aiming to place the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) within a remarkable 100 meters of its target site on the lunar surface, with an estimated moon arrival date in February.
Sanchi, the renowned World Heritage Site nestled in Madhya Pradesh’s Raisen district, has made history by becoming India’s inaugural solar city. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan officially inaugurated the 3-megawatt solar power plant near Sanchi, situated in Nagauri. This pioneering initiative is set to significantly reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 13,747 tonnes, equivalent to the environmental benefit of over 2,38,000 trees.
The Prayagraj police have taken proactive measures to ensure the security and welfare of senior citizens in their community through the introduction of the ‘Savera’ scheme. This initiative, designed to provide crucial services during health and other emergencies to senior citizens in seven districts within the Prayagraj zone, has garnered substantial participation, with over 700 senior citizens registering in just the past three days.
In a significant move aimed at promoting inclusivity and equal opportunities in medical education, the central government has given its nod to a 10% reservation quota for students from government schools. This decision is set to open doors to quality medical education for a broader section of society.
Indian-American cancer physician and researcher Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s latest book, ‘The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human,’ has earned a coveted spot on the prestigious Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction longlist. This thought-provoking work sheds light on how cellular research has transformed the field of medicine, leading to breakthroughs in treating life-altering diseases like Alzheimer’s and AIDS. Mukherjee, a Rhodes scholar, receives high praise from the judging panel for this remarkable addition to his literary portfolio.
The Global Fintech Fest 2023 promises to be a groundbreaking event that will bring together innovators, experts, and industry leaders to explore the future of financial technology. With a focus on global collaboration and innovation, this conference is set to redefine the fintech landscape for years to come.
Arun Kumar Sinha, the former Director of the Special Protection Group (SPG), has sadly passed away at the age of 61 while under medical care at a Gurugram hospital. His distinguished career, marked by his crucial role in ensuring the security of the Prime Minister of India, stands as a testament to his immense contributions to the nation’s safety. Learn more about the legacy of this dedicated Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.
SBI Card, India’s leading credit card issuer, has introduced new and upgraded features for its super-premium ‘AURUM’ card, catering to the affluent segment of society, including high-net-worth individuals (HNIs). These enhancements bring annual benefits of up to Rs 2 lakh based on cardholders’ spending, offering unlimited international lounge access and numerous exclusive privileges. Discover how AURUM aims to elevate the lifestyle and experiences of discerning globetrotters and high-flying executives.
Each year, on September 7th, the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies serves as a poignant reminder of the profound significance of clean air for humanity’s well-being. This day is not just a celebration but also a solemn recognition of the pivotal role clean air plays in our daily lives and the profound threats posed by air pollution, which ranks as the foremost environmental risk to human health, contributing to preventable deaths and illnesses worldwide.
In a significant development for India’s telecommunications sector, Neeraj Mittal has officially taken charge as the Secretary of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). With his vast experience and expertise in the field, Mittal is expected to play a crucial role in shaping the future of telecommunications in the country.
Malini Rajurkar, a revered figure in the world of Hindustani classical music known for her simplicity and profound artistry, has passed away at the age of 82 in a Hyderabad hospital. She had been battling age-related ailments and leaves behind a legacy of exceptional musical contributions. Rajurkar’s mastery over the Tappa and Tarana genres, as well as her enchanting renditions of Marathi natyageete, have left an indelible mark on the classical music landscape.
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is gearing up for its annual “One Week One Lab” program, scheduled from September 11th to 16th, 2023. This eagerly awaited event will spotlight the remarkable research achievements of all 37 of CSIR’s state-of-the-art laboratories spread across the country. The Science and Technology Ministry extends a warm invitation to the public to partake in this unique opportunity, granting them access to the inner workings of CSIR’s diverse departments and firsthand experience of its exceptional academic and research endeavors.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is joining forces with the Drone Federation of India to co-host the much-anticipated ‘Bharat Drone Shakti 2023’ event. Scheduled for September 25th and 26th, 2023, at the Hindan airbase in Ghaziabad, this exhibition promises to be a groundbreaking showcase of India’s drone industry, featuring over 50 live aerial demonstrations.
International Literacy Day, observed annually on September 8, serves as a global platform to advocate for literacy as a fundamental human right and a cornerstone for building prosperous and harmonious societies. This year’s theme, “Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies,” highlights the significance of literacy in addressing contemporary challenges. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) leads this global celebration, uniting nations, regions, and communities to combat illiteracy worldwide.
Praveena Anjana, a 23-year-old chartered accountant from Udaipur, has been crowned Miss International India 2023. She is a strong supporter of women’s empowerment and is passionate about using her platform to raise awareness about important issues such as gender equality and education. She is also a skilled classical dancer and enjoys playing the piano.
Meet Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, a trailblazing Indian physician who defied societal norms to become India’s first female doctor in 1886. Her remarkable journey from a small village in Maharashtra to earning a medical degree in the United States serves as an enduring source of inspiration for generations, highlighting the power of determination, support, and an unyielding spirit in breaking gender barriers and achieving greatness.
In a country as diverse and culturally rich as India, breaking through the glass ceilings of traditionally male-dominated fields is no easy feat. However, the remarkable journey of Justice Leila Seth, who became India’s first female Chief Justice of a High Court, is an evident to the power of determination, resilience and merit.
India has a rich history of trailblazing women who have shattered glass ceilings and left an indelible mark on the nation’s political landscape. One such remarkable woman is Sarojini Naidu, who not only contributed significantly to the Indian freedom struggle but also went on to become the country’s first female governor. Her life story is an inspiration, showcasing the power of determination, intellect and dedication in the face of adversity.
Rishikesh, a city in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, is known as the Yoga Capital of the World. It is located in the foothills of the Himalayas and has been a major center for yoga practice and study for centuries. Rishikesh is home to many yoga schools and ashrams, and it attracts yoga enthusiasts from all over the world.
Piloo Reporter, a former international umpire celebrated for his charismatic boundary signals, breathed his last on September 3 at a Thane hospital in Mumbai. His remarkable umpiring career, spanning 28 years, featured 14 Tests and 22 ODIs. Piloo, affectionately known as “PD” in the cricketing world, was 84 and had been battling cerebral contusions, enduring an extended period of illness.
Bajaj Auto’s subsidiary, Bajaj Auto Consumer Finance, has received the coveted regulatory green light from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to commence its non-banking financial institution (NBFC) operations. This landmark development opens doors for the company to expand its financial services portfolio without the need to accept public deposits. The certificate of registration, issued by the RBI on August 31, 2023, marks a significant milestone in the company’s journey, following its formal application for an NBFC license submitted on July 9 of the same year.
Zimbabwe’s cricket fraternity mourns the loss of their beloved former captain, Heath Streak, who succumbed to a prolonged battle with colon and liver cancer at the age of 49. Born in Bulawayo, Streak made an indelible mark on the sport as a renowned fast bowler, etching his name in the annals of cricket history. He held the distinction of being Zimbabwe’s all-time leading wicket-taker in Test cricket, with 216 wickets at an impressive average of 28.14. Additionally, his contributions extended to One Day Internationals (ODIs), where he claimed 239 wickets at an average of 29.82 while also amassing 2,943 runs at 28.29.
Dr. Vasudha Gupta, a highly accomplished Senior Indian Information Service officer, has taken the reins as the Principal Director General of Akashvani and News Services Division. Her appointment follows a successful tenure as Director General at Akashvani, where she played a pivotal role in revitalizing the iconic broadcasting institution. With over 33 years of dedicated service in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, including her leadership at the Press Information Bureau (PIB), Dr. Vasudha Gupta brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new position.
In a historic move, Uday Kotak, the iconic figure at the helm of Kotak Mahindra Bank, has officially stepped down from his role as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, marking the end of a remarkable chapter in Indian banking history. The transition, effective from September 1, 2023, was announced by the bank on September 2. However, Mr. Kotak will continue to contribute as a non-executive director until the conclusion of his tenure on December 31, 2023. Dive into the details of this significant change and its impact on the Indian banking landscape.
National Teachers’ Day in India, celebrated on September 5th each year, is a profound occasion to pay tribute to the invaluable contributions of educators to our society. This day holds a special significance as it honors the memory of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an illustrious scholar, philosopher, and teacher, who believed passionately in the transformative power of education. Let’s delve into the origins of this meaningful day and explore how it serves as a reminder of the importance of teachers in shaping our future.
Nestled between the bustling cities of Ahmedabad and Baroda lies the tranquil town of Anand, a hidden gem in the state of Gujarat, India, celebrated as the “Milk City of India.” Anand’s unique identity is intertwined with its profound connection to dairy farming and a remarkable milk revolution. In this article, we delve into the story of Anand, the heart of India’s dairy industry.
On September 5th each year, the world comes together to honor the memory of the revered missionary, Mother Teresa, by observing the International Day of Charity. This day serves as a global platform for individuals, charitable organizations, philanthropists, and volunteers to unite in their commitment to acts of kindness and generosity. Discover the origins of this meaningful day and its significance in promoting global charity.
Pushkar Singh Dhami, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, recently unveiled the logo and website for the highly anticipated Investor Global Summit, scheduled to be held in Dehradun on December 8-9, 2023. This event is set to explore diverse investment opportunities across the state, promising a significant economic transformation.
In a historic announcement, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan declared the prestigious elevation of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to the status of a deemed university during the 63rd foundation day celebration. This monumental decision recognizes NCERT’s outstanding contributions to education and paves the way for a more comprehensive educational landscape in India. Minister Pradhan also unveiled plans for integrating Bal Bhavans and Bal Vatika with NCERT, emphasizing holistic development. Discover how this transformation will shape India’s education future.
The upcoming G20 Summit in New Delhi, scheduled for September 9 and 10, 2023, is poised to be a momentous event on the global stage. As the city diligently prepares to host this significant gathering of world leaders, a series of comprehensive measures have been enacted to ensure both the success of the summit and the safety of all participants. These preparations encompass everything from public holidays to traffic management, with a focus on minimizing disruptions to daily life while facilitating a seamless summit experience.
In a thrilling showdown in Salalah, Oman, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team emerged victorious in the inaugural Men’s Hockey 5s Asia Cup 2023, defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in a nail-biting penalty shootout. This historic triumph not only secured India’s spot in the FIH Men’s Hockey5s World Cup Oman 2024 but also marked their first victory against Pakistan in the Hockey 5s format after three intense encounters.
Each year on September 2, the world comes together to celebrate World Coconut Day, shedding light on the incredible versatility and significance of this tropical fruit. From its role in cuisine to sustainable farming practices, coconuts play a crucial role in the global economy and the well-being of millions.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has achieved a significant milestone with the successful launch of the Aditya L1 mission on September 2, 2023, at 11:50 AM IST from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. This groundbreaking mission, named after the Hindu god of the Sun, Aditya, marks India’s inaugural dedicated solar mission. The Aditya L1 spacecraft, weighing 1.5 tons and equipped with seven advanced payloads, aims to explore the Sun’s atmosphere, including the chromosphere and corona, as well as the solar wind’s interaction with Earth’s atmosphere. Positioned in a halo orbit around the Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 1 (L1), approximately 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, this mission is expected to provide invaluable data for five years, shedding light on the Sun’s behavior and its impact on our planet.
In a groundbreaking development for digital payments in India, the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has achieved an extraordinary milestone by processing a staggering 10 billion monthly transactions. This remarkable achievement not only reflects the rapid adoption of digital payments but also underscores the convenience and security offered by the UPI platform.
Shanta Thoutam, Telangana’s Chief Innovation Officer, has been recognized with the prestigious World Innovation Award at the inaugural BRICS Innovation Forum in Moscow. The award celebrates her exceptional dedication to advancing Sustainable Development Goal-4, which focuses on equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all. This international event saw participation from over 30 countries and featured two other notable nominees. Shanta Thoutam’s remarkable journey in Telangana’s innovation landscape, spanning seven years, culminated in this well-deserved recognition.
On August 31, 2023, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, accompanied by Gen Vijay Kumar Singh (Retd), Minister of State for Civil Aviation, marked a significant milestone with the inauguration of Utkela Airport in Odisha. This development comes as part of the ambitious UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme, aimed at enhancing regional air connectivity across India.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has achieved global recognition by earning an ‘A+’ rating in the esteemed Global Finance Central Banker Report Cards 2023. This accolade positions him as one of the foremost central bank governors worldwide and was officially announced by the RBI through its social media platform, ‘X’ (formerly known as Twitter).
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has unveiled its latest data, revealing a significant upswing in the All-India House Price Index (HPI). In the April-June quarter of the fiscal year 2023-24, the HPI recorded a robust growth rate of 5.1%, marking a noteworthy increase compared to the 3.4% growth observed during the same period in the previous year.
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has granted its approval to the merger of Tata SIA Airlines, operating under the Vistara brand, with Air India, a subsidiary of Tata Sons Pvt. Ltd. This historic merger, involving Singapore Airlines (SIA), also includes the acquisition of shares in the merged entity, Air India, subject to certain voluntary commitments. Tata SIA Airlines Limited (TSAL) is a joint venture between the Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, with the former holding a 51% stake and the latter holding 49%.
The Department of Public Enterprise (DPE) has conferred ‘Navratna Status’ upon Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF), elevating its financial independence and investment capacity. Previously holding ‘Miniratna Status,’ this recognition places RCF among the select group of nine esteemed public sector enterprises in India known as ‘Navratna Companies.’ These companies are celebrated for their exceptional performance and significant contributions to the nation’s economy, granting them authority to make substantial investments without central government approval.
In a remarkable endeavor to strengthen trade relations between India and the United States within the electronics sector, the Indian Cellular & Electronics Association (ICEA) has established a dedicated task force. With a goal to elevate the current Indo-US electronics trade, currently at $8 billion, to an ambitious $100 billion within the next decade, this initiative follows collaborative efforts initiated after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to the United States last month.
Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia has made a significant announcement, designating the month of October as ‘Hindu Heritage Month’ in the state. This declaration aligns Georgia with several other U.S. states that have taken similar steps to honor and celebrate the rich heritage, culture, values, and traditions of Hinduism.
Indian-origin economist Tharman Shanmugaratnam has secured a resounding victory in Singapore’s presidential election, marking the country’s first competitive race since 2011. With an impressive 70.4 percent of the votes, he defeated two Chinese-origin contenders, Ng Kok Song and Tan Kin Lian, who received 15.7 percent and 13.88 percent of the votes, respectively.
The Ramon Magsaysay Award, often referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize of Asia,’ has honored four remarkable individuals in its 65th edition. This prestigious accolade recognizes outstanding spirit and influential leadership, with this year’s recipients making significant contributions to education, agriculture, peace negotiations, and healthcare. Meet the awardees who have joined the ranks of illustrious past winners and are making a profound impact on their communities and beyond.
Gabon, a Central African oil-producing nation, has experienced a military coup, marking the eighth such event in West and Central Africa since 2020. The coup resulted in President Ali Bongo’s house arrest, casting a shadow on democratic progress in the region and raising concerns for regional stability and foreign interests.
Nagaland takes a significant leap in simplifying birth registration and Aadhaar enrolment for children aged 0 to 5 years with the launch of the Aadhaar-Linked Birth Registration (ALBR) system. This innovative initiative not only streamlines the process but also ensures that every child gains rightful access to essential social welfare services.
India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has shown robust growth, reaching 7.8% in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023-2024, compared to the 6.1% growth recorded in the previous quarter. This acceleration reflects a promising economic path with significant implications for the nation’s financial landscape. However, it also highlights both progress and challenges faced over the past year.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal paid tribute to the foundational figure of India’s economic planning as he inaugurated a statue commemorating the first Finance Minister of independent India. The event held historical and symbolic significance, celebrating India’s journey towards economic self-sufficiency.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a significant milestone for India’s energy sector as the Kakrapar Nuclear Power Plant in Gujarat reached its maximum operational capacity of 700 MW. This achievement highlights India’s commitment to self-sufficiency in energy and showcases its prowess in indigenous nuclear technology. The plant, managed by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), commenced commercial operations on June 30, 2023, and has now realized its full potential on August 31, 2023.
New Delhi, India – The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched the 6th Rashtriya Poshan Maah, a month-long nationwide initiative taking place throughout September 2023. This year’s focus is on combating malnutrition by adopting a comprehensive life-cycle approach. Here’s a closer look at the objectives, strategies, and key activities of this crucial campaign.
Mumbai, India – YES Bank has taken a groundbreaking step in the digital currency realm, introducing UPI interoperability to the Reserve Bank of India’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) app. This development promises to revolutionize digital transactions and broaden the accessibility of the Digital Rupee (e₹) throughout the nation.
Bengaluru, India – In a tribute to India’s remarkable strides in space exploration, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, the visionary scientist who served as the first Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Dr. Sarabhai’s pioneering efforts laid the foundation for India’s space program and continue to inspire generations of scientists and space enthusiasts.
New Delhi, India – In a landmark achievement that shatters gender barriers in India’s railway sector, Jaya Verma Sinha has assumed the role of Chairperson of the Railway Board, becoming the first woman to hold this prestigious position. Her appointment is a testament to the growing presence of women in leadership roles within the country’s transportation industry.
Moscow, Russia – In a groundbreaking move, Russia has commenced an Islamic banking pilot program, delving into the realm of Shariah-based finance. This initiative marks a significant step toward diversifying the country’s financial landscape and tapping into the potential of Islamic banking. Here’s a closer look at Russia’s foray into Shariah-compliant finance.
Punjab National Bank (PNB) has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first public sector bank to offer simplified credit access to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through GST invoices. The bank has introduced the innovative PNB GST Sahay App, a dedicated mobile application that revolutionizes the lending process by leveraging GST invoices, ensuring a seamless and efficient end-to-end experience.
India has witnessed a significant surge in its fiscal deficit during the initial four months of the 2023-24 financial year, exceeding one-third of the annual target. This fiscal imbalance, measuring the disparity between government expenditures and revenue, holds critical implications for the government’s borrowing requirements and fiscal management.
Renowned industrialist Anand Mahindra has extended a warm welcome to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has taken on the role of brand ambassador for Swaraj Tractors. Dhoni’s affinity for farming has been well-documented, and his association with Swaraj Tractors is a testament to his deep-rooted passion for agriculture and rural development.
Jammu and Kashmir, India – In a significant recognition of the unique quality and heritage of two regional products, Bhaderwah Rajma and Ramban Sulai Honey from the Jammu and Kashmir region have been granted Geographical Indication (GI) tags. This accolade not only highlights the distinctiveness of these products but also opens doors to potential economic growth for local communities. Here’s more on the significance of the GI tag for these prized offerings.
New Delhi, India – In a significant move to bolster India’s research and innovation ecosystem, the Cabinet has given its nod to the “Promotion of Research and Innovation in Pharmaceuticals” (PRIP) scheme. This decision is poised to provide a substantial boost to the country’s pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Read on to learn more about the PRIP scheme and its potential impact on research and innovation in India.
New Delhi, India – In a significant development aimed at streamlining the electoral process and reducing the frequency of elections in the country, India has formed a high-level committee to investigate the feasibility of implementing the “One Nation, One Election” concept. This move has sparked considerable interest and debate among political circles and citizens alike, as it could potentially reshape India’s electoral landscape. Here’s an overview of the committee’s objectives and the implications of this ambitious undertaking.
In a remarkable stride towards sustainable transportation, Nitin Gadkari, India’s Minister for Road Transport and Highways, has introduced the world’s first Ethanol-Run Toyota Innova car. This innovative initiative not only underscores India’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions but also exemplifies the potential of alternative fuels in revolutionizing the automotive industry. Explore how this groundbreaking advancement is set to shape the future of green mobility.
The culturally rich state of Assam in India has marked a significant milestone as its cherished culinary treasure, Chokuwa Rice, has been granted the coveted Geographical Indication (GI) tag. This recognition not only celebrates the state’s culinary heritage but also offers protection to the unique qualities that make Chokuwa Rice a beloved ingredient in Assamese cuisine. Let’s explore the captivating journey of Chokuwa Rice and the impact of this GI tag on its preservation and promotion.
As space agencies worldwide strive to uncover the mysteries of our closest star, the Sun, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and NASA are at the forefront with their respective missions. ISRO’s Aditya L1 and NASA’s Parker Solar Probe have embarked on remarkable journeys to study the Sun’s intricate behaviors, shedding light on solar phenomena that impact our planet and technology. Let’s delve into a comparative analysis of these two pioneering missions and their contributions to solar science.
The Indian state of Maharashtra has taken a significant leap in foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction during the initial quarter of the fiscal year 2023-24. With a robust industrial ecosystem, strategic location, and favorable policies, Maharashtra has secured its position as the leader in attracting FDI, showcasing its growing prominence on the global investment map.
NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) has entered into a strategic partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to enhance the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in India. This collaborative initiative aims to leverage expertise, resources, and innovation to drive sustainable development across various sectors, fostering a brighter future for the nation.
In a remarkable display of skill and determination, the Indian women’s hockey team emerged victorious in the inaugural Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifier. Facing off against Thailand in an electrifying final, India showcased their prowess by securing a resounding 7-2 triumph. The win not only highlights India’s ascendancy in the field of women’s hockey but also secures their spot in the prestigious Hockey 5s World Cup.
Amidst the stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Kashmir, the coveted Miss World 2023 pageant is all set to unfold in December. This prestigious event promises to not only celebrate beauty and elegance but also provide a platform to promote the region’s unique traditions and charm on an international scale.