Paswan inaugurates National Consumer Day 2017 celebrations : Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan said that the new Consumer Protection Bill has been approved by the cabinet and is likely to be introduced in the present session of parliament.
BJP intensifies efforts to make new govt in HP, Gujarat : BJP starts discussions on choice of Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh; Central observer, Nirmala Sitharaman holds consultations with Core Committee member in Shimla; Arun Jaitley and Saroj Pandey to visit Gujarat on Friday.
Terrorism & Radicalization remain common challenges for India & Mali: VP : Vice President and and Rajya Sabha Chairman, M Venkaiah Naidu has said that terrorism and radicalization remain common challenges for India and Mali, and the whole world. He was interacting with a delegation lead by Abdrahamane Niang, the President of the High Court of Justice along with two other Members of Parliament of Mali, in New Delhi on Thursday.
34 fishermen in 3 boats traced : Thirty-four fishermen trapped in the high seas off Kochi city in the aftermath of cyclone Ockhi have been traced.
Peaceful By-Polls to five Assembly seats in four states : Peaceful By-Polls to five Assembly seats in four states; besides RK Nagar seat in Tamil Nadu, one in UP, One in West Bengal and two seats in Arunachal went to polls.
5 killed, 8 injured after house collapses in J-K : At least five labourers were killed and eight others injured when an under-construction mud house collapsed in Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
India at UN: Narrow concerns impede progress : India indirectly lashes out at China & Pakistan at UNSC; says while narrow political concerns by some nations impede any progress, other nations mainstream designated terrorists.
FM Arun Jaitley cautions Congress on 2G verdict : After 2G verdict, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tells Congress, it is not a certificate of honesty and investigating agencies will proceed further; says Supreme Court has already held UPA’s spectrum policy as corrupt and dishonest in 2012; CBI says necessary legal remedies will be taken.
Textile sector skill development scheme approved : Textile sector set for an employment boost as cabinet approves 1300 crore worth skill development scheme; also approves extension of term of commission on sub-categorisation of OBCs.
Theresa May ally Damian Green resigns from UK Cabinet : British Prime Minister Theresa May has lost one of her closest allies with the resignation of Damian Green from the UK Cabinet as her First Secretary of State, effectively the deputy prime minister, after an investigation found that he had breached the ministerial code.
Pakistan issues visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother : Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued visas to the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav to visit Islamabad to meet him.
Trump threatens to cut aid to U.N. members over Jerusalem vote : U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor of a draft United Nations resolution against his decision on Jerusalem.
UNGA to hold rare emergency session after US vetoes Jerusalem resolution : The 193-member United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday to vote on a draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital after the US vetoed the measure at the Security Council.
Darpan launched for financial inclusion of rural population : MoS for Communication Manoj Sinha launched project ‘DARPAN’- Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for a New India in New Delhi on Thursday.
Economic Advisory Council to PM holds its 3rd meeting : The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister held its third meeting on Wednesday. The other two being in October and November. The Council is headed by Niti Aayog Member Bibek Debroy. It took forward its ongoing discussion on employment and growth, with presentations on enhancing agricultural productivity, and ‘Mission Antyodaya for Poverty Free Panchayats.’
Ekta, Mithali & Harmanpreet in ICC Women’s World XI : ICC announces Women’s ODI and T20 teams of the Year; Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj in ODI team; Spinner Ekta Bisht makes it to both ODI and T20 teams.
Twitter threads launched to make posting tweetstorms easier : The micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that it would make it easier for users to build Tweetstorms by linking together posts in threads to expound at length at the famously short-form messaging service. With the new feature, users who create threads by stitching tweets together to tell a longer story — need no longer reply to previous tweets to do so.
Facebook unveils parent-controlled messenger app just for kids : Facebook Messenger is coming to an elementary school near you. Facebook is releasing a new version of Messenger, its standalone messaging app, specifically for users under the age of 13 — those who are too young to use Facebook due to the site’s age restrictions. The new app is called Messenger Kids, and Facebook is billing it as a way for preteens to safely communicate with parents and friends.
Google Assistant makes ‘Hey Google’ official : Thechnology giant google has rolled out the “Hey Google” voice command for its Assistant in the latest Google app update. The update asks users to re-setup the voice model and allows them to choose either “OK Google” or “Hey Google” to activate Google Assistant. The voice command will work even if a device’s screen is locked.
Eating salads daily may keep your brain 11 years younger! : Eating one to two servings of salad with spinach, lettuce and kale daily may keep your brain 11 years younger as well as prevent dementia, according to a study.
MEA launches SAMEEP to take Indian foreign policy to students across the country : With an aim to bring foreign policy to the masses the External Affairs Ministry has come up with an initiative – SAMEEP – ‘Students and MEA Engagement Programme’. Under this MEA officials will talk to students to help them better understand foreign policy.
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