Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari is scheduled to visit Republic of Tajikistan to represent India in the high-level Conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028” on 20-21 June 2018. United Nations and Government of Republic of Tajikistan are jointly organizing the Conference to discuss key water related issues of sustainable development goals adopted by UN member countries. Tajikistan is a strategic partner country in our extended neighbourhood. The country has a leading role in pioneering global water related issues.
On the occasion of the official visit of the President of the Republic of India to Athens, from June 18 – 19, 2018, a Business Forum the “Greece-India Business Forum” was organized on Tuesday the 19th of June, in Athens. This Forum was organized by The Embassy of India in Athens in collaboration with Enterprise Greece.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will host the 7th OPEC International Seminar at the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, on 20−21 June 2018. The theme of the Seminar is ‘Petroleum – cooperation for a sustainable future’. Seminar participants customarily include Ministers from OPEC Member Countries and other oil-producing and oil-consuming nations, as well as heads of intergovernmental organizations.
A workshop on Cyber Security Framework for Department of Defence was organised by DDP, Ministry of Defence. The workshop was inaugurated by RakshaMantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman. During her address, Smt Sitharaman stressed upon the fact that Defence sector is more prone to the cyber threats and hence it becomes important to safeguard our cyberspace with anticipation of possible attacks.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has sent her resignation to Governor NN Vohra, after the BJP announced it was leaving the alliance with her Peoples Democratic Party. The BJP's decision to end the coalition leaves Mufti with just 28 out of Jammu and Kashmir's 87 elected seats.
A day after BJP pulled out of its alliance with PDP, the state of Jammu and kashmir has come under Governor's rule with immediate effect. The 81-year-old governor, NN Vohra will now be running the state for a fourth time since his appointment in 2008.
‘National Digital Library of India’ on the occasion of National Reading Day in New Delhi. This National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a project of the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the aegis of National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). The objective of NDL is to make digital educational resources available to all citizens of the country to empower, inspire and encourage learning. National Digital Library of India is developed by IIT Kharagpur. NDL is the Single Window Platform that collects and collates metadata from premier learning institutions in India and abroad, as well as other relevant sources. It is a digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media.
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has formed a 10 member panel to review norms related to insurance marketing firm (IMF) with an aim to increase insurance penetration in the country. The committee is headed by Suresh Mathur, Executive Director (insurance marketing firms), IRDAI, with nine more members.
Government has set up a Chief Ministers Subgroup to Coordinate Policy Approaches for Agriculture and MGNREGS. Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh as the Convener and CMs of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim along with the Member NITI Aayog, Shri Ramesh Chand are its members. The move comes in the backdrop of the vision of the Prime Minister towards Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022 which requires a multi-dimensional and inclusive approach.
Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow both hit hundreds as England broke the record for the highest score in a men's one-day international at Trent Bridge by scoring 481 for six against Australia. England surpassed their own previous all-time record men's ODI total of 444 for three, also set at Trent Bridge, against Pakistan in 2016. In reply, Australia could only manage to get 239/10.