The World Bank has warned of a learning crisis in global education, particularly in low and middle-income countries like India, underlining that schooling without learning is not just a wasted development opportunity, but also a great injustice to children worldwide.
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the National Tourism Awards (September 27, 2017) at a function held in New Delhi. Gujarat Tourism won the Hall of Fame award for being the Best State in Comprehensive Development of Tourism category at the function.
India is at the cusp of a next generation of wireless technology 5G. 5G has been conceived as a foundation for expanding the potential of the Networked Society. A digital transformation brought about through the power of connectivity is taking place in almost every industry.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on 24 September 2017 but Europe's most powerful leader will have to govern with a far less stable coalition in a fractured parliament after her conservatives haemorrhaged support to a surging far right.
Cancer cases as well as mortality are increasing rapidly among Indian women, primarily because of low awareness and late detection. India accounts for the third highest number of cancer cases among women after China and the US, growing annually at 4.5-5%, new data shows.
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Engineering Council of India (ECI), felicitated the award winners of “AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakrma Awards” of AICTE approved Degree & Diploma level Technical Institutions/Universities in New Delhi.
In a bid to tap India's rapidly-growing digital payments market, Google has launched its ‘Tez’ application. Built on the government-backed Unified Payment Interface (UPI) platform, the app will allow users to securely pay for goods and services both online and offline, and also make person-to-person transactions.
The Supreme Court on 15 September 2017 allowed Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) to proceed with India’s biggest road transport tender yet to evacuate import containers from the four terminals of India’s busiest container port to five locations and their nodes.
The UN Security Council has expressed concern over violence in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state from where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, asking the government to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation and re-establish law and order.
An award ceremony based on ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking 2017 of Higher Educational Institutions was held in New Delhi. Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar gave away the prizes to the awardees.
A humanitarian crisis arose in Bangladesh due to heavy influx of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar. The government of India has decided to assist Bangladesh in this crisis by sending relief material.
The Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the first National Conference on “Uniformed Women in Prison Administration” .
India and Japan on 14 September 2017 signed 15 memorandums of understanding (MoUs), which dealt with wide-ranging issues such as bilateral relations, defence and security cooperation, and supporting each other for a permanent seat in the United Nations’ expanded Security Council.
Scientists, using data from an instrument which flew aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, have created the first map of water trapped in the uppermost layer of the Moon’s soil, which may prove useful to future lunar explorers.
Singapore inaugurated its first female president amid stinging criticism that she is taking office without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Malay Muslim minority, won the presidency in a walkover after authorities decided her rivals did not meet strict eligibility criteria.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) was awarded “Container Terminal of the Year” Award for the above 0.6 million TEUs category at The Gateway Awards 2017 held at Mumbai.
Amid a raging global debate on the consequences of artificial intelligence (AI), India has formed a “policy group” to study the new technologies and recommend a framework for its adoption,
The union information technology ministry has asked all banks to issue upgraded versions of their Unified Payments Interface (UPI) apps which will support payments using BharatQR code too.
The government recently informed the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague that "India has jurisdiction over Italian marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone who had shot dead two fishermen off the coast of Kerala, within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of India".