India will construct a war memorial at Villers Guislain, a town around 200 km from Paris, to honour the valour and sacrifice of the thousands of its soldiers, sailors and airmen who fought for peace in the World War I. This was announced by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. This will be the second such memorial in Europe, she said.
Gadkari, the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping said in Dushanbe, that India is trying to make Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019. While addressing the Indian Community at the inauguration of the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre at the Indian Embassy in Dushanbe. He said the opening up of the Chabahar Port would make the CIS countries more accessible. He was on a two day official visit to Tajikistan to represent India at the high level global conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development”.
Gujarat is set to come up with the world's first international centre for humanitarian forensics. The International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics (ICHF) will facilitate better management of bodies during emergencies such as disasters. It was inaugurated at the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU). The ICHF is a joint venture of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation for India, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives, and GFSU.
State Bank of India's Managing Director B Sriram was appointed as the MD and CEO of IDBI Bank for a temporary period of three months. He has been appointed in place of incumbent Mahesh Kumar Jain who was recently named Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Sriram has been working as the MD (Corporate and Global Banking) in SBI since July 2014.
Lauding the achievements of the Ministry of Women and Child Development in delivering the promises made and for its significant achievements and initiatives from the last 4 years, SKOCH has conferred the ‘Best performing Social Sector Ministry’ award on the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Minister for Women and Child Development Smt.Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has received the award on behalf of the Ministry in an event held in New Delhi. Outlining the achievements and initiatives of the Ministry, Smt.Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister, flagship schemes like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao has achieved huge success within a very short period of time. Under this scheme, efforts were made at National, regional and local level which led to behaviour change which is reflecting in the improved sex ration at birth.
Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has been adjudged as the Sportsperson of the Year for 2018 by the Sports Illustrated India magazine. Here is the list of the winners Team of the Year: Women’s Cricket Team Coach of the Year: Stephen Constantine Editor’s Choice for Excellence (Team): Aizawl FC Editor’s Choice for Excellence (Male): Jitu Rai Young Sportsperson of the Year: Manav Vikas Thakkar Community Development in Sport: Sailen Tudu Comeback of the Year: Sushil Kumar Gamechanger of the Year: Shubhankar Sharma Outstanding Contribution to Sport: Leander Paes Lifetime Achievement Award: Dhanraj Pillay Special Award Living Legend: Balbir Singh Sr. Sportsperson Of The Year: Kidambi Srikanth