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RBI liberalises norms governing external commercial borrowings for infrastructure creation

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has liberalised norms governing external commercial borrowings (ECBs) for infrastructure creation. The provisions have been reviewed and decision has been taken in consultation with Central Government. Key Facts RBI has reduced minimum average maturity required for the ECBs in the infrastructure space raised by eligible borrowers to three years from Read More…

Lucknow’s Ekana cricket stadium renamed after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to rename newly-built Ekana International Stadium in capital city Lucknow after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The stadium with a seating capacity of around 50,000 will now be known as ‘Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium’. Key Facts The stadium was renamed just ahead of first-ever international Read More…

Angad Vir Singh Bajwa wins gold in Men’s Skeet at 8th Asian Shotgun Championship

Angad Vir Singh Bajwa won gold medal by setting world record score in men’s skeet final of the 8th Asian Shotgun Championship held in Kuwait. With this, he became first Indian skeet shooter to win continental or world level event. In the final round of this event, Angad shot perfect 60 out of 60 to Read More…

Nuclear submarine INS Arihant completes first deterrence patrol

India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has successfully completed its first deterrence patrol. The development signifies that underwater warship has completed its maiden long-range mission with live nuclear-tipped missiles. Key Facts During deterrence patrol, a nuclear submarine carries nuclear missiles on board, where command and control protocols for its operations are fully tested by Read More…

Government approves operationalisation strategy for Operation Greens

Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) approved operationalisation strategy for Operation Greens. Operation Greens was announced by Union Government in Budget 2018-19 to stabilise supply of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) crops. It is aimed at ensuring availability of TOP crops throughout the country round the year without price volatility. Strategy comprises series of Read More…

Home Ministry releases Rs. 113 crore to six border states under Border Area Development Programme

Union Home Ministry has released more than Rs. 113 crore to six border states under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) as part of its plan to ameliorate the problems of people living in isolated locations. These six states are Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Key Facts Till now, Home Ministry has released total Read More…

India, South Korea sign MoU for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism

India and South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. The MoU was signed between Union Ministry of Tourism and South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in New Delhi. It was signed during official four-day visit of First Lady of South Korea Kim Jung-sook (wife of Read More…

India, South Korea ink MoU on sports cooperation

India and South Korea have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on sports cooperation. The MoU was signed between Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in New Delhi. Key Facts The objective of this MoU is to establish framework to facilitate and promote cooperation between two Read More…