Category Archives: 2015

Asian Infra Investment Bank set up in Beijing

Asian Infra Investment Bank set up in Beijing

56 member AIIB was formally established on 27.12.15 after it garnered the required approval of the member countries.

According to the Article of Agreement, the bank can be established when atleast 10 …

India climbs 16 places in WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index

In a rather dramatic turnaround, India has climbed a spectacular 16 places to the 55th position among 140 economies in this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index, ending five years of decline.

The list was topped by …

Antrix asked to pay Devas Rs. 4,435 cr.: claims Devas

The Paris-based ICC Tribunal has ruled that Antrix must pay Devas a compensation of $672 million (around Rs.4, 435 crore) with interest for breach of their satellite contract. The Tribunal was looking into an arbitration case between former partners Antrix

Beautiful, rare ‘super blood moon’ eclipse observed

Beautiful, rare ‘super blood moon’ eclipse observed

A rare Total Lunar Eclipse of a Super Full Moon was observed from most of North America, South America, Europe, West Asia and parts of Africa.

Total eclipses of Super Full Moons are …

Alpine glaciers in Italy lost an estimated 40 per cent of their area: WWF

According to a recent report released by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Italy’s glaciers retreated by 40 percent over the last three decades.
The Hot Ice report was unveiled earlier this week, ahead of a crucial United Nations Climate Change Conference …

PM Modi gifts two historic manuscripts to Irish PM

PM Modi gifts two historic manuscripts to Irish PM, Enda Kenny. These manuscripts belong to British era officials “Thomas Oldham AND George Abraham Grierson These manuscripts were with the “National Archives of India
Oldham was an official …

Hornbill hunting restricts the spread of forests: Study

According to the study conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and Mysore-based Nature Conservation Foundation in Namdapha Tiger Reserve and Miao reserve forest in Arunachal Pradesh, hunting down hornbill has a direct impact on the spread of forests as

VISA-free business trip within RCEP: MHA

Ministry of Home Affairs has given in principle approval to visa-free short business trips within member countries of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

The proposed trade agreement is under negotiations and the member countries will discuss the same at its

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