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.
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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.
The government has decided to constitute a Special Investigation Team, SIT, to unearth black money stashed in banks in foreign countries.
The nation pays homage to the former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 50th death anniversary today.
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In the Women's Asian Cup Football final in Vietnam, a strong second half fightback was not enough for Australia, eventually going down 1-0 to world champions Japan.
Japan have won their maiden Thomas Cup badminton title.
For the first time in India, sign language interpreters will be part of Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony on Monday. As many as three Indian sign language interpreters would be on duty at the swearing-in ceremony “to ensure that the oath-taking and related ceremonies are interpreted for as many as 18 million citizens of India, who are hearing impaired”.
Saudi Energy 2014, a three day long exhibition showcasing the best in energy sector, gets underway in Riyadh today.
73-year-old Patel, who was Revenue,
Urban Development and Disaster Management Minister in the Modi Cabinet, was administered oath of office and secrecy by Governor Kamla Beniwal.
A 14-year old girl from Andhra Pradesh has become the youngest woman to climb Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. Poorna is from the Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh. On the unique mission, she was accompanied by Anand, who is from the Khammam district. Poorna and Anand symbolically carried photographs of BR Ambedkar and former IAS officer SR Sankaran to the top of the world.
Turkish film "Winter Sleep" by the director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has won the Palme d'Or prize for the best film at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival. American director Bennett Miller won the best director award for "Foxcatcher". British actor Timothy Spall won best actor for Mike Leigh's film "Mr Turner" and Julianne Moore was named best actress in David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars".
The rupee's surge this week to 11- month high levels has made it the best performing currency against the US dollar, so far this year, in the Asia-Pacific region. This was attributed to capital inflows, and euphoria around the incoming government. With a gain of about 5.3 per cent since the start of 2014, the rupee has sprinted ahead of its other Asia-Pacific peers, including Indonesia's rupiah and New Zealand dollar in terms of year-to-date rise.
A ring belonging to an 18th Century Indian ruler has been sold at an auction in London amid criticism from heritage groups.
Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta has won the Agzamov memorial International open chess tournament.
Coal import in 2013-14 financial year increased by 17.9 per cent to 171 million tonnes amid the widening demand-supply gap in the country.
Biju Janata Dal President Naveen Patnaik was sworn-in today as Chief Minister of Odisha for fourth consecutive term. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor SC Jamir at Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneswar. 21 ministers, including 10 of cabinet rank, were also administered the oath of office and secrecy.
Ukraine's parliament passed a memorandum on mutual understanding and peace yesterday that guarantees Russian as a state language, and calls for the decentralization of power.
In Himachal Pradesh, Kullu valley is not only famous for its scenic beauty but is also emerging as a big trout producing place.
Two-time Asian Games gold medal winner Rakesh Kumar emerged as the top money earner and was bought for 12.80 rupees lakh by Jaipur franchise Pink Panthers in the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League player auction held in Mumbai.
US Scientists have developed the world's smallest, fastest and longest-running tiny synthetic motor to date that can fit inside a cell and spin as fast as a jet engine.
Pawan Chamling was today sworn in as Sikkim Chief Minister for a record fifth consecutive time. Governor Shriniwas Patil administered the oath of office
to Chamling and 11 ministers at Raj Bhawan in Gangtok.