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Reliance Industries become first Indian company to cross Rs. 8 trillion market cap

Mukesh Ambani-led oil-to-telecom behemoth Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) became first Indian company to cross Rs 8 lakh crore ($114 billion) market capitalisation. This record m-cap of RIL also bumped up Mukesh Ambani’s (India’s richest man) wealth to over $48 billion (according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index). M-cap is value of company that is traded on stock Read More…

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition: 23 August

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition was observed across world every year on 23 August. The day designated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. Observance of this day marks anniversary of 1791 insurrection of enslaved men and women in Read More…

35% of cyber-attacks on Indian sites from China: CERT-In report

According to recent report by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), maximum number of cyber-attacks on official Indian websites are from China, US and Russia. The report was forwarded to National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) and other security agencies. It had analysed cyber-attacks from April-June 2018. Key Highlights of report China continues to intrude Indian Read More…

ICOMOS launches Kerala Heritage Rescue Initiative

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) launched Kerala Heritage Rescue Initiative to assess damage to rich cultural and built heritage sites in flood-devastated Kerala. ICOMOS is global monument conservation body. Kerala Heritage Rescue Initiative The initiative aims at setting up platform for emergency response to cultural heritage damaged by the floods in Kerala. It Read More…

PV Sindhu seventh in Forbes list of highest paid women sportspersons

India’s ace Shuttler and Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu (23) was ranked seventh on Forbes list of highest-earning women sportspersons in the world (earnings between June 2017 and June 2018). The list was topped by tennis legend Serena Williams with total earning of $18.062 million including $62,000 as prize money. Eight of the 10 Read More…

International Buddhist Conclave 2018 held in New Delhi

The International Buddhist Conclave (IBC), 2018 was held in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind. It was sixth edition of International Buddhist Conclave. Its theme was ‘Buddha Path – The Living Heritage”. Key Facts The Conclave was organized by Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with State Governments of Maharashtra, Bihar and Read More…

UGC directs universities and higher education institutions to ban sale of junk food on their campuses

University Grants Commission (UGC) issued circular directing all varsities and higher education institutions to ban sale of junk food on their campuses. This ban will help will set new standards for healthy food, making students live better, learn better and reduce obesity levels. It will also help to prevent lifestyle diseases which have direct link Read More…

India Banking Conclave 2018 held in New Delhi

India Banking Conclave (IBC) 2018 was held in New Delhi from 23-24, 2018. It was organised by Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) along with its knowledge partner and government Think Tank, NITI Aayog. The conclave was aimed at making India’s banking sector more adaptable to face multiple future challenges in the coming years. India Read More…

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