Vikas Swarup appointed as India's High Commissioner to Canada
Vikas Swarup, who is currently serving as the official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs, was appointed as High Commissioner of lndia to Canada. Swarup is an officer of the Indian Foreign Service batch of 1986 and is famous for penning down the novel Q & A, adapted in film as Slumdog Millionaire.
Shri Radha Mohan Singh Inaugurated 2017 Indian Seed Congress in Kolkata
The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated the Indian Seed Congress 2017 in Kolkata.The theme of Seed Congress is 'Seed of Joy'.2017 Indian Seed Congress in Kolkataiii.
Mamata Banerjee declares Kalimpong as separate district
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee declared Kalimpong as 21st district of West Bengal.Kalimpong as separate district of West Bengal.
Jean-Pierre Lacroix appointed as new UN peacekeeping Chief
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday announced the appointment of Jean-Pierre Lacroix of France to head UN peacekeeping for a year pending a review of the world body’s functions and structure.
Military Exercise Cobra Gold 2017 commenced in Thailand
The United States and Thailand will kick off the 2017 iteration of the annual Cobra Gold military exercises, Asia’s largest multinational drill.
Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey appointed new President of ICAI
Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey elected as the new President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for the year 2017-18.
IMF opens technical assistance and training centre SARTTAC in New Delhi
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has opened a first-of-its-kind South Asia Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTAC) in New Delhi for economic capacity building in South Asia.
Veteran Journalist T V Parasuram Passed Away
Former correspondent of the Press Trust of India, T V Parasuram passed away.Parasuram has won a Harvard Niemen Fellowship in journalism. He had served as the correspondent for The Indian Express for two decades.He has authored two books -‘ A Medal for Kashmir’, and ‘Jewish Heritage in India.
India's First Floating Elementary School Opens In Manipur's Loktak
Manipur is now home to a unique school that will be seen floating on the largest freshwater lake in the northeast, the Loktak Lake. The state has opened a one-of-its-kind floating elementary school that will aim at providing education to dropouts who became homeless during the recent evacuation of phumdis or circular floating swamps
Tehmina Janjua becomes Pakistan's first woman foreign secretary
Tehmina Janjua was on 13 February 2017 appointed as the first woman Foreign Secretary of Pakistan to the United Nations (UN). She will be the Permanent Representative to the UN. She will replace the outgoing Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, who will now be the Ambassador to the United States