Bihar government has approved a proposal to pay Rs 25,000 to every girl graduating in 2018 and onwards.
Lok Sabha Secretary General gets one-year extension
The tenure of the Lok Sabha Secretary General, Snehlata Shrivastava, has been extended by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for one year.
Uttarakhand celebrates its 18th Foundation Day
Uttarakhand is celebrating its 18th Foundation Day. It became a state of the Union, after separation from Uttar Pradesh.
Government decides to set up boards for Namasudra, Matua communities
West Bengal government has decided to set up development boards for the Matua and Namasudra communities.
US to deny asylum to illegal border crossers
The United States will no longer allow people who enter the country illegally to claim asylum.
The new rule was published by the Department of Homeland Security and is expected to get President Donald Trump’s signature shortly.
Parliamentary elections in Bangladesh
Parliamentary elections to be held on December 23 in Bangladesh.
Novel ‘bionic mushrooms’ can produce electricity
Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have created a bionic device that generates green power by 3D-printing clusters of cyanobacteria on an ordinary white button mushroom.
China debuts artificial intelligence news anchors
“World first”, Xinhua news agency debuted a pair of virtual news anchors of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI).
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
US, China to resume talks to resolve trade disputes
The United States and China to resume talks in a bid to resolve their trade disputes.
SUMMITS & CONFERENCES
Indian Food and Agro Buyer Seller Meet
Indian exporters of four key commodities of rice, tea, spices and dry fruits will be meeting the major importers in Saudi Arabia during a Food and Agro Buyer-Seller Meet (BSM).
Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities 2018
The Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities, 2018 was inaugurated in New Delhi.
It is being organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in association with Rehabilitation International Korea and their associated partner LG Electronics from 9thto 11th November, 2018.
MOU, AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS
MoU between India and Morocco
Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Morocco on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters; signing and ratifying the Extradition Agreement.
MoU between India and Italy
Cabinet approves MoU between India and Italy for continuing training and education in the fields of Labour and Employment.
Setting up of a Central Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh
Cabinet approves Amendment to the Central Universities Act, 2009 for setting up of Central Tribal University in Relli village of Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh.
The 25th edition of SIMBEX, an acronym for “Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise” is scheduled from 10th to 21st November 2018 off Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.
Bilateral cooperation between Singapore and India marks Silver Jubilee this year.
K9 Vajra, M777 howitzer guns inducted into Army
The Army inducted new artillery guns and equipment, including K9 Vajra and M777 howitzers, at Deolali artillery centre in Nashik district of Maharashtra.
ICC Women’s World T20
India will open their campaign against New Zealand at Guyana in the ICC Women’s World T20 tournament.