The government has set up an ‘Inter-Ministerial Committee’ to monitor the regional air connectivity scheme UDAN
The government has set up an ‘Inter-Ministerial Committee‘ to monitor the regional air connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) which seeks to make flying affordable by connecting unserved and under-served airports.
Committee’Chaired by Civil Aviation Secretary :- Shri Rajiv Nayan Choubey,
Nokia partner with Airtel & BSNL to set up 5G internet speed in India
Nokia and Airtel along with state-owned network BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd) have announced that they have partnered to set up 5G internet speed in India to introduce a fast internet ecosystem in the country.
Government reduces number of centrally sponsored schemes to 28
The government has reduced the number of centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) to 28 umbrella schemes from 66.
First rail freight service to China departs UK
The first rail freight service British goods from the UK to China has departed on its 17-day, 7,500-mile journey. After going through the Channel Tunnel, the train will pass through seven other countries before arriving on 27 April, 2017. They are France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan.
India’s first ever micro-drama festival, named ”Thespis”’, was held recently in New Delhi.
Micro-drama festival, named Thespis, was held recently in New Delhi. The inaugural play of the festival was titled ‘Chamaeleonidae’.
Banking & Economic
ESAF Small Finance Bank launches social deposit scheme
ESAF Small Finance Bank has launched a social deposit scheme called ‘Hrudaya Deposit scheme’ in Thrissur, Kerala.
The deposit scheme stands for a social cause through which ESAF Bank provides the customers an opportunity to be a part in social welfare projects. and CEO of ESAF Small Finance Bank.
An individual or a legal entity can join the Hrudaya Deposit Scheme with a minimum deposit amount of Rs 15 lakh and for a minimum period of two years.
Awards & Books
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest noble prize winner to address Canadian Parliament
She has also officially received the honorary Canadian citizenship bestowed upon her in 2014 by Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.
Colson Whitehead wins Pulitzer prize for ‘The Underground Railroad’
The literary blockbuster novel‘The Underground Railroad’ authored by Colson Whitehead, has won the Pulitzer prize for fiction. The Pulitzer prizes are considered as the most prestigious journalism and arts awards in the U.S.A.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book ‘Matoshree’,
The Book authored by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajanin New Delhi.
The book ‘Matoshree’covers the life and times of legendary Devi Ahilyabai Holker who ruled the Holkar Empire spread over the Malwa region from 1767 to 1795.
National Hindi Sevi Samman Awards announced by Central Hindi Institute Director The Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi Award awarded to Rahul Dev and Baldev Bhai Sharma
The awardees will receive Rs 5 lakh each from President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in May 2017