Netherlands & India sign MoU in the field of Health and Medicine

India signed a MoU with The Netherlands in the field of health and medicine to strengthen bilateral cooperations. The MoU was signed by the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ms. Edith I Schippers, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Kingdom of the Netherlands. Speaking at the occasion Sh Azad … Read more

Agricultural growth in India has resulted in food security

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has said that the healthy agricultural growth of the country has led to food security for citizens. Inaugurating the Conference of Vice Chancellors and ICAR Directors of Agriculture University at Baramati yesterday, Mr Mukherjee expressed confidence that the Right to Food Security can be fulfilled on the basis of the successive … Read more

Iran to attend international peace conference on Syria says Ban Ki Moon

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has invited Iran to take part in preliminary Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland. Mr. Ban yesterday said that Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had pledged that Tehran will play a positive and constructive role in securing a transitional government. But Syria’s main opposition group said it would withdraw … Read more

Oscar Nominations in 2014

Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards on January 16. Hemsworth and Boone Isaacs announced the nominees at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. Academy members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees … Read more

London’s Apollo Theatre collapse injures 88

Dozens of people are injured, at least four seriously, after part of a roof in London’s Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show, emergency workers have said. The venue in Shaftesbury Avenue was packed for a performance of the Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time. Representatives from London Ambulance Service, the London Fire Brigade … Read more

India’s garment exports to touch 60 billion US $ in next 3 years

Speaking on the Textile Conclave 2013, Chairman, AEPC said that India’s garment exports would be touching 60 US $ billion in the next 3 years, with the help of Government support. Dr. Sakthivel identified shortfall of labour to be the biggest bottlenecks. Chairman AEPC informed that, “We are getting good orders and have won the … Read more

Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda) is currently a powerful tropical cyclone crossing the central Philippines. Haiyan, which means petrel in Chinese is one of the most intense tropical cyclones on record. On November 2, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) began monitoring a broad area of low pressure located about 425 … Read more

Need to improve quality of higher education

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has said government’s effort to increase quantity in higher education must be matched with commensurate efforts to improve quality. Inaugurating the conference of Directors of National Institutes of Technology (NITs) in New Delhi today, Mr. Mukherjee noted the government is investing huge amount of resources in higher education and country’s biggest … Read more

High Speed Rail Corporation of India Limited

Indian Rail Minister Mallikarjun Kharge has called for using latest technology to ensure high speed rail travel in the country. He asked experts to suggest what best can be done to achieve 160 to 200 kilometers per hour speed in the existing railway infrastrucure with marginal inputs. Mr Kharge was speaking at the 2-day International … Read more

Tourists number have fallen in Uttarakhand post flash floods

Tourism has taken a hit in Uttarakhand post flash floods with people now scared coming to the hill state, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said. ‘My primary concern is that my entire economy rests on tourism and now it is gone. People are scared to visit the state,’ Bahuguna said while addressing a conference. Uttarakhand Chief … Read more

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