Officials of Kheri district in India and Kanchanpur in Nepal have agreed to a joint survey of their boundaries to resolve border dispute. An agreement was signed by officials of the two countries at a meeting yesterday at Mahendranagar in Nepal, Kheri District Magistrate Akashdeep told.
The first black woman appointed to the New York state’s highest court has been found dead on the bank of the Hudson River. Sheila Abdus-Salaam’s body was discovered along the riverside near Harlem, a day after she was reported missing, police said.
The parliament's budget session 2017-18 ended marking a few firsts including passage of key reform GST bill, advancing union budget to February 1 instead of February 28, merging the railway budget into the main document, merging plan and non-plan allocations and nod to the finance bill by March 31.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave nod to the listing of 11 public sector undertakings, including five railway subsidiaries -- Ircon International, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), Rail Vikas Nigam, Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) and RITES Ltd.
China successfully launched a new communication satellite which will enable passengers of high-speed trains to watch high-definition videos smoothly and help those at the scene of natural disasters.
Parliament passed the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017. The crucial public health legislation guarantees equal rights to people living with HIV and AIDS in treatment, admissions to educational institutions and jobs.
The Pulitzer Prizes honoured International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) for its work on Panama Papers. The ICIJ spearheaded a team of over 300 reporters, spread across six continents, to expose the offshore tax havens used by high-profile individuals across the world.
The government said the limit on maximum amount that a corporate could contribute to a political party had been removed. Donations to political parties by firms are governed by provisions in the Companies Act.
For the first time ever, the twelve major ports under the Ministry of Shipping have been ranked on sanitation parameters, based on the efforts undertaken by them to counter waste generating sources with respect to port operation, office area, township area and the response to incoming ships.
A bill to accord constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes was approved by the Lok Sabha even as the Opposition expressed apprehensions that it would impair the power of states.
A bill to unleash radical reforms in the transport sector by ensuring 100% e-governance, checking bogus driving licenses and vehicle thefts, slapping heavy penalty on traffic violators and protecting the good samaritan was approved by the Lok Sabha.
India and Bangladesh on 8 April 2017 signed 22 agreements in the fields of defence cooperation, civil nuclear energy, space and cyber security among others, following bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.
India is the second-most preferred market (overweight) in the Asia (excluding Japan) region, an investor sentiment survey carried out by Credit Suisse shows. Chinese stocks listed in Hong Kong are the most-preferred, while those listed on the mainland are the third-most preferred, according to the survey. Meanwhile, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Australia were the least preferred markets (underweight).
Astronomers have for the first time detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet just 39 light years away, a significant step towards the detection of life beyond our solar system.
India and Russia signed a joint declaration to stimulate cooperation in the field of promoting innovation ecosystem between the two countries. The declaration was signed between the Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation on the sidelines of the Global R&D Summit 2017 in Bengaluru.