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India and Italy set up Fast –Track Mechanism to Facilitate investors and Companies

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Newdelhi:16/7/19:In order to facilitate Italian companies and investors in India and Indian companies and investors in Italy, it has been decided to establish fast-track system for companies and investors of both the countries. The key objectives of the fast – track system in India will be to pave the way for and identify and solve problems faced by Italian companies ...

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Vikas Swarup has been appointed as Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs

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New Delhi:12/7/19: Senior diplomat Vikas Swarup has been appointed as Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs, according to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry on Friday. Swarup, a 1986-batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service, is at present India’s High Commissioner in Ottawa. He has been appointed as the Secretary, (consular, passport, visa and Overseas Indian affairs) in the External Affairs Ministry ...

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For the first time ever, an indian waterway is being used for transport of cargo between two countries

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Newdelhi:12/7/19:In a first ever movement of its kind, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge) and Chemical & Fertilizers, today digitally  flagged-off a ship of the Inland Waterways Authority of India, carrying stone from Bhutan to be delivered in Bangladesh. The ship – MV AAI – has set sail from Dhubri in Assam and will travel to ...

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Second India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue held

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New Delhi: 10/7/19: The Second India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue (IRSED) was held today in New Delhi, under the chairmanship of Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog and Mr. Timur Maksimov, Deputy Minister of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation. The Second meeting of the IRSED focussed on six core areas of cooperation, namely, Development of ...

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UAE Foreign Minister met Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Newdelhi:9/7/19:UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Tuesday. Discussions were held on issues of mutual interest. In a tweet, Prime Minister said he had a great meeting with the Foreign Minister of UAE. He said they talked at length about further improving economic and cultural relations between India and UAE. ...

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N S Tomar launches Coffee Table Book commemorating 50 years of partnership with UNWFP towards food and nutrition security

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Newdelhi:88/7/19:Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launched a Coffee Table Book today, along with Dr. Hameed Nuru, Representative and Country Director, UN World Food Programme in India, to commemorate five decades of partnership between the Ministry and the agency towards addressing food and nutritional security in India. Speaking at the event, Shri Tomar said “Given ...

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Eighteen hundred Bangladeshi mid-career civil servants will be trained in Mussoorie

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Newdelhi:6/7/19:Eighteen hundred Bangladeshi mid-career civil servants will be trained at the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) in Mussoorie between 2019-2025. The first batch of 30 civil servants leaving for a two-week long training programme in Mussoorie paid a visit to the  Indian High Commission in Dhaka yesterday. The Bangladeshi civil servants are being trained at the National Centre for ...

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Tata Steel Kalinganagar has been included in the list of the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Network

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Bhubaneswar: 4/7/19:Tata Steel Kalinganagar (TSK) has been included in the list of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Lighthouse Network, a community of manufacturers that are showing leadership in applying Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to drive financial and operational impact. TSK is the first and the only Indian manufacturing plant to be included in the WEF’s Lighthouse Network. The WEF announced ...

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Legendary flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is the OSA Lifetime Achievement Award winner for 2019

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 USA:30/6/19:Legendary flutist  Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is the OSA Lifetime Achievement (LTA) Award winner for 2019. He was the recipient of the highest numbers of votes through the electronic voting. Coincidentally, PanditJi  will  Chief Guest for the golden jubilee convention. He will receive the award in-person at the convention.  OSA LTA Award process was streamlined this year empowering each and every member to ...

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Odia bureaucrat Pranab Kumar Das was elected as the Director of World Customs Organisation

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Brussels:30/6/19: Odia bureaucrat and senior IRS officer Pranab Kumar Das brought laurels to the state as he was elected as the Director of World Customs Organisation (WCO) in Brussels for five years. With this Das, who was the chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), became the first Indian to be elected to this post. The ...

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