India has displaced Japan to become the world's third biggest economy in 2011 in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP).
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Bangladesh and China on Tuesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Dhaka for setting up a 1320 MW coal-based power plant at Moheshkhali in southeastern part of Bangladesh, as part of government's comprehensive plan to meet the growing demand of electricity.
India on Sunday successfully test-fired a new interceptor missile capable of neutralising any incoming long-range missile at higher altitude.
South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Hong-Won tendered his resignation today over the sinking of a passenger ferry that left more than 300 people dead or missing.
The International Chamber of Commerce Banking Commission meeting gets underway in Dubai today.
The Gujarat High Court has restored the Reserve Bank of India's power to decide the period after which a bad loan can be called a non-performing asset (NPA). The bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattachrya and Justice J B Pardiwala said that the Section 2(1)(o) of Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (SARFAESI) Act is held unconstitutional.
Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India- ASSOCHAM is organizing awareness programs across vulnerable areas in Ahmedabad city to educate the people about water-borne diseases like malaria, cholera and others on the occasion of the World Malaria Day today(25-04-2014).
A World Economic Forum report says that India has slid down to 83rd spot among 148 economies in terms of leveraging information and communications technologies for growth and well being. In 2013, it ranked 68th out of 144 countries.
A committee set up by the Reserve Bank of India has suggested a mechanism for centralised bill payment system in the country.
Railways has launched a new mobile application which can be used for enquiries including train running status. An official release issued in New Delhi said, the new mobile application will have various features including 'Spot your train' option where passengers can get information about current position, expected time of arrival and departure of a train at a particular station.
India today conducted developmental test of supersonic surface-to-air missile 'Akash' from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch complex at Chandipur-on-Sea, off Odisha coast.
Armed pirates have attacked a Japanese oil tanker in the Straits of Malacca, stealing three million litres of diesel and abducting three Indonesian crew members.
Afghanistan will offer multiple entry visa to Indian businessmen on a long term basis with a view to bolstering economic ties with India.
Chitra Magimairaj has won the World Women's Senior snooker championship at Leeds, Britain.
Justice G Rohini has taken over as the first woman Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. She was administered the oath of office by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung in New Delhi today.
Olympian Wrestler Sushil Kumar Flags Off Road Safety Cyclothon Five km Cyclothon Held to Highlight Road Safety Issues
Olympian Wrestler Sushil Kumar Flagged Off Road Safety Cyclothon here this morning in presence of cricketer Ajay Jadeja ,Shri Vijay Chhibber, Secretary Road Transport &Highways and Shri. Bhim Sain Bassi, Commissioner of Police, Delhi.
The three-day annual India-Bangladesh Inter-Governmental Railway Meeting began in Dhaka this morning to discuss various issues on railway co-operation between the two countries. Railway Board's Additional Member (Traffic) A.K. Maitra is leading the Indian delegation while Additional Director General (Operations) of Bangladesh Railway Shah Zahirul Islam is leading the Bangladesh team.
Japan has begun construction work on a military radar station near a string of islands that is at the centre of a territorial dispute with China.
India and France will start a ten-day joint Air exercise 'Garuda-5' from June 3rd. The exercise aims at training the pilots and crew of Indian and French fighters in air superiority operations. IAF sources said the exercise will be done in Rajasthan's Jodhpur airbase.
Global software major Microsoft is the 'most attractive employer' in India, while IT, telecom and ITes are the most preferred sectors by the workforce, a survey by HR services firm Randstad said.
India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his witty and philosophical collection of poems while The Washington Post and Guardian were awarded for their reports on America's secret global surveillance programmes.
Admiral R K Dhowan today took over as Navy Chief. He has been serving as the acting Chief of Naval Staff since 26th February this year after the incumbent, D K Joshi resigned owning moral responsibility for naval accidents. Defence Minister A K Antony had recommended the name of Admiral Dhowan. He will have a tenure of 25 months, retiring in May 2016.
The Supreme Court today said that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), is empowered to audit private telecom companies.
The Interim President of BCCI-IPL Sunil Gavaskar today appointed Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) chairman Deepak Parekh as his special advisor for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League.
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha, Judge of the Supreme Court, to be the Chief Justice of India with effect from 27th April, 2014.
The Australian state of Queensland is bracing for the arrival of Cyclone Ita, a category five storm set to hit its far north coast.
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who quit international cricket last year after an illustrious 24-year long career, adorns the cover of the 151st edition of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
The World Bank President Jim Young Kim said today in Washington that the private sector strongly feels that India is a difficult place to do business due to many regulations.
More than three billion cups of tea are served every day around the world and a large share comes from the developing world and the emerging economies.
The World Bank on Wednesday projected an economic growth rate of 5.7 per cent in fiscal year 2015 for India on the back of a more competitive exchange rate and many large investments going forward.
A body belt that protects people from the worst effects of gamma radiation has been developed by an Israeli company.
A Swiss pilot unveiled on Wednesday, what could be a history-making aircraft. It is designed to fly around the globe powered only by the sun.
The Nobel Foundation unveiled on Wednesday, the winning design for a building that will give the world's most prestigious prize a home for the first time in its 100-plus-year history.
Shompen tribesmen cast vote for first time; Andaman & Nicobar records 30% turnout.
Australia has retained the ICC Women's World Twenty-20 for the third time in a row. In the finals at Dhaka today, Australia defeated England by 6 wickets. AIR correspondent reports, completing a hat-trick of World Cups, Australia has once again proved its supremacy in women's cricket.
American novelist Peter Matthiessen, whose notable works include At Play in the Fields of the Lord, has died at the age of 86 following leukaemia.
In Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his right wing Fidesz party are seeking another term in office in today elections.
The United States plans to send two more missile defence warships to Japan to counter the threat posed by North Korea's provocative actions, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said today.
Dr Poonawalla, Irrfan Khan, V Ramakrishnan receive UK’s 2014 Asian award for outstanding achievement
Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, Chairman of Poonawalla Group won the United Kingdom’s 2014 Asian award - Asian Business Leader of the Year for his outstanding contribution to the field of medicine.
Asia's largest Tulip garden in Srinagar has been thrown open for public. The garden in the foothills of Zabarwan Range was opened for visitors today despite inclement weather have delayed blooming of most of the bulbs.