June 16: International Day of Family Remittances

The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is observed every year on 16 June across the world. It is aimed at recognizing significant financial contribution migrant workers make to wellbeing of their families back home and to sustainable development of their countries of origin. It is also aimed at encouraging public and private sectors, as Read More…

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India to host European Union Film Festival

India is going to host 23rd European Union Film Festival (EUFF) on 18th to 24th June, 2018 at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. It is organized by Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting partnering with the Delegation of European Union (EU) and embassies of EU Member States in various city film Read More…

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Government approves financial assistance of Rs. 5.5 lakh per family to West Pakistan Refugees settled in J&K

The Union Government has approved financial assistance amounting to Rs. 5.5 lakh per family to West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs). It will benefit 5,764 families of WPRs settled in Jammu and Kashmir. Key Facts The scheme comes into effect from June 2018. The amount of Rs. 5.5 lakh per family will be deposited in bank accounts Read More…

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TCS becomes first Company to close over Rs. 7 Trillion Market Cap

India’s IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became first listed company in India to close day’s trade with market capitalisation (m cap) of over Rs. 7 lakh crore (over $103 billion). M cap is value of company that is traded on stock market, calculated by multiplying total number of shares by present share price. Key Read More…

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US slaps 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods

United States has slapped stiff 25% tariff on US $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. It has accused China of intellectual property (IP) theft and unfair trade practices. This decision has triggered full-fledged trade war between world’s two largest economies. Key Facts The tariffs will be applied in two waves. The first will apply to Read More…

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June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is observed every year on June 15 across the world to highlight the often silent suffering of the elder generation. The theme this year is “Moving from Awareness to Action through a Human Rights based approach”. Key Facts The global population of people aged 60 years and older Read More…

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