India-born plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram has been named the winner of the 250,000 US dollars World Food Prize for his breakthrough achievement in increasing global wheat production by more than 200 million tonnes following the Green Revolution.
Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has approved setting up of 500 more water ATMs in the city following success of Delhi Jal Board's pilot project at Savda Ghevera colony.
Joint Press Statement on the State Visit of Prime Minister of India to the Kingdom of Bhutan (15-16 June 2014)
1. At the invitation of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan, Prime Minister of the Republic of India Shri Narendra Modi paid a State Visit to Bhutan from 15-16 June 2014. The Prime Minister of India was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj, National Security Adviser Shri Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Smt. Sujatha Singh and other senior officials of the Government of India.
Delhi has become the first Kerosene free city in the country after the successful implementation of Kerosene Free Delhi Scheme.
PM Modi arrives to sail on country's largest warship and aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya off the coast of Goa
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Dabolim INS Hansa enclave a short while ago to sail on country's largest warship and aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya off the coast of Goa in the Arabian Sea. This is his first visit after assuming office last month.
The Maharashtra Assembly has approved the Bill to amend the Dance Bar Prohibition Act. The Act has been amended to remove a legal lacuna that led Supreme Court to strike down the State government’s 2005 order to ban dance bars. The move comes as a blow to thousands of bar girls and others associated with such establishments who are hoping to regain their livelihood following the Supreme Court order.
Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi has been appointed as the new Attorney General of India. Mr. Rohatgi's tenure will be for a period of three years. Earlier, he had served as Additional Solicitor General in the NDA government. The law officers like the Attorney General, Solicitor General and Additional Solicitors General represent the government in various courts and give legal advice on complex issues.
N R Narayana Murthy will step down as executive chairman of IT giant Infosys. Vishal Sikka, a former SAP board member, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the company.
Indian pistol shooter Jitu Rai has clinched the silver medal in the men's 10-metre air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup Shooing at Munich. The 27-year-old shooter from Lucknow shot an impressive 199.4 in the finals, after aggregating 583 in the qualification stage.
Sikkim government today announced 12 per cent reservation in all state government jobs and posts in public sector undertakings for candidates living below poverty line.
Rafael Nadal of Spain won the French Open title for the ninth time, and the fifth time in a row, beating Novak Djokovic of Serbia 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 last evening in the Men's Singles final.
For the third year in a row, Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi has been adjudged the second best airport in the world for its service quality among airports handling 25-40 million passengers per annum.
Senior BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan today filed her nomination papers for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker.
In Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko was sworn-in today as President of the country, setting out a plan to bring peace to the conflict-torn east of the country. The 48-year-old President offered political concessions to people in the east and said he did not want war or revenge.
United Arab Emirates has made it compulsory for the Emirati men to serve in military. The law to this effect was issued and notified in the Gazette under the orders of the country’s president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan yesterday.
The law applies to all males between the ages of 18 and 30 and in good medical health. Men who have a high school degree or its equivalent will serve nine months, while those who do not have a high school diploma will serve for two years.
Former World number one Maria Sharapova has lifted her second French Open trophy. In a thrilling final last night, the seventh seeded Russian showcased a stunning performance to beat higher placed Simona Halep of Romania, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 to bag her fifth Grand Slam title, which took her to joint-11th on the all-time list alongside Martina Hingis. Halep, who was playing her maiden Grand Slam final, pushed the Russian to the limits and it took Sharapova three hours and two minutes to win at this year's Roland Garros, which saw the top three Women's Singles seeds, Serena Williams, Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska bow out in early rounds.
Explosive former Australian T20 batsman Luke Pomersbach announced his retirement from professional cricket on Thursday to deal with depression.
US President Barack Obama is set to announce the first American ambassador to Somalia since the civil war erupted more than 20 years ago.
A solar powered plane that will be taken on a round the world journey in 2015 is set to make its inaugural flight today.
In El Salvador, former left wing rebel leader Salvador Sanchez Ceren has been sworn in as President. Mr Sanchez, of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front party, becomes the first former guerrilla to lead the Central American country following his March victory.
Telangana comes into existence as 29th state of the country; K.Chandrashekhar Rao sworn-in as its first CM
A separate Telangana state has come into existence today as the 29th state of the Indian Union.
Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India on 28 May 2014 appointed ESL Narasimhan as common Governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. His appointment will come into effect from the date when he assumes the charge of the office.
Supersonic Akash air defence missiles on 28 May 2014 successfully intercepted the targets. Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted the tests and it will be the first service to induct the Akash missiles in their inventory.
Manish Pandey played an absolute blinder as Kolkata Knight Riders held their nerves to beat a spirited Kings XI Punjab by three wickets in an exhilarting summit clash to win the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League in Bangalore on Sunday.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been appointed on the Board of Governors of Philippines-based Asian Development Bank (ADB). An official release said, his appointment has come into effect from 27th of May.
US President Barack Obama has appointed a top Indian-American fund raiser as the member of the US Holocaust Memorial Council.
Syria's presidential elections have ended. President Bashar al-Assad appears certain to win. Voting began yesterday morning while the civil war continued to rage.
The Jammu and Kashmir Government has increased the retirement age of its employees from 58 to 60 years.
Pakistan has said it would grant India the status of Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) to facilitate enhanced bilateral trade. According to media reports, Pakistan Commerce Minister Khurram Dastigir Khan clarified that it was not Most Favoured Nation status but non-discriminatory and parallel market access that is being granted to India.
Ajit Doval, former Intelligence Bureau Chief, has been appointed as National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister. His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
Two Indian-Americans - Sriram J Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe - today scripted history by becoming co-champions of the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee, after a thrilling final in which they almost exhausted the 25 designated words, the first tie since 1962.
World No Tobacco Day is being observed today. This year, WHO and partners call on countries to raise taxes on tobacco.
The government has asked all ministries to take prior approval of the Appointments Committee of Cabinet, ACC before appointing all personal staff of Ministers, including their Officers on Special Duty.
The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), along with the Maharashtra Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (MCED), have started training taxi drivers in Mumbai in spoken English and behavioral skills.
In Egypt, the unofficial results for the Presidential elections have shown that the former army chief General Abdel Fattah Al Sissi is heading for a landslide victory.
Sissi’s campaign quoting judicial sources engaged in the counting of votes said that he has got 93 per cent votes in Egypt’s presidential elections.
Renowned American poet and author, Dr. Maya Angelou passed away in North Carolina yesterday.
International hockey suffered a big setback today as the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah passed away in Kuala Lumpur. He was 86.
The government is planning to re-launch farm income insurance scheme to provide a guaranteed income to farmers. The scheme was launched on a pilot basis during NDA rule in 2003-04 in selected districts of the country.
India has figured among the top 10 markets for the international business community of Australia, as per Australia's International Business Survey.
Maharashtra government has added a chapter on Sachin Tendulkar in the school syllabus so that children are inspired by the iconic cricketer.
The Delhi government yesterday launched an online OPD registration system in 24 hospitals for the benefit of the patients.