Priti Patel appointed as Britain’s Home Secretary

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Indian origin Priti Patel as the country Home Secretary. The Prime Minister named former Home Secretary Sajid Javid to take over from Philip Hammond as the Finance Secretary or Chancellor. Mr Javid, a former banker from a modest background, was a contender for the premiership but endorsed Johnson … Read more

Jute fibre into bio-degradable cellulose sheets

Scientists in Bangladesh have developed a method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost bio-degradable cellulose sheets named ‘Sonali’ which can be used as wrapping material and carrying bag. Mubarak Ahmad Khan, the scientific adviser to the state-run Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) and leader of the team that developed the new ‘Sonali’, says that the … Read more

Trump unlikely to lift freeze on security assistance to Pakistan

US President Donald Trump has hinted that he is unlikely to lift the freeze of security assistance to Pakistan till the time he is satisfied with Islamabad’s actions against terrorist network. During their first meeting in Washington, Mr Trump told Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan last night that US is paying 1.3 billion dollars to … Read more

World Media hails India’s successful launch of Chandrayaan 2

World Media hails India’s successful launch of Chandrayaan 2 International Media have hailed India’s successful launch of its second moon mission Chandrayaan-2. The Washington Post commented that India’s low-cost, homegrown technology that has powered its space programme is a source of national pride and inspiration. Quoting experts, the Post said the successful second attempt so … Read more

June was hottest ever recorded on Earth

Last month was the hottest June ever recorded worldwide. This is according to the data provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service, implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the European Union. The data showed that European temperatures were around 2 degrees Celsius hotter than normal, and globally Earth was … Read more

Pink City Jaipur enters UNESCO World Heritage Site list

Pink City Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture, has made its entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The decision was taken at the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO at Baku in Azerbaijan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed happiness that the city has been recognised … Read more

First train carrying water from Vellore reaches Chennai

The first train carrying 2.5 million litres of water from Jolarpet in Vellore district has reached Chennai yesterday. The special train with fifty wagons unloaded the water at Villivakkam in Chennai from where it will be taken through pipelines to the pumping station of Metrowater for distribution in the parched city. Chennai is facing severe … Read more

Italy’s Prosecco hills added to UNESCO World Heritage list

Italy’s Prosecco hills northeast of Venice, which have been cultivated for centuries, were added to the World Heritage list by the UN cultural organisation. The Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills, where the grapes that produce the famous prosecco sparkling wine are grown, got the green light at a meeting of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Baku … Read more

USD 5 billion US fine set for Facebook on privacy probe

United States regulators have approved a five billion dollar penalty to be levied on Facebook to settle a probe into the social network’s privacy and data protection lapses. This was reported in Wall Street Journal, which says that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the settlement in a 3-2 vote with the two Democratic members … Read more

SBI’s Anshula Kant appointed as World Bank MD and CFO

Anshula Kant, Managing Director of State Bank of India, has been appointed as MD and Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank. Ms Kant will be responsible for financial and risk management of the organisation. Her work will include oversight of financial reporting, risk management, and working closely with the World Bank CEO on the … Read more

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