WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Comes into Force

A major milestone for the global trading system was reached on 22 February 2017 when the first multilateral deal concluded in the 21 year...

New Counter-Terrorism Office at UN

India has welcomed an initiative by UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to create a new office for counter-terrorism. Guterres mooted the proposal to move the...

Bharti Airtel Buys Telenor India

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel announced acquisition of Norwegian Telenor's India unit. Airtel will not make any cash payment for Telenor's India unit but will take...

Bharat QR code Launched

BharatQR code, the world's first interoperable payment acceptance solution, was launched as part of efforts to move towards less-cash economy at an "insignificant cost". Developed...

Outcomes of India-China Strategic Dialogue

India's Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar met China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi to initiate the strategic dialogue between the two countries. This was the first strategic...

Hockey Federation’s Player of the Year Award

Belgium’s John-John Dohmen and Netherlands’ Naomi Van were named as male and female Hockey Federation’s Player of the Year award. Great Britain’s Olympic gold medallist...

Agreement on Pradhan Mantri YUVA Scheme

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (SDE) and Wadhwani Operating Foundation (WOF) signed two Agreements for effectuating an earlier understanding of jointly developing...

Sikkim Joins Ujwal Assurance Yojana

The Government of India and the State of Sikkim signed a MOU under the Scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY), for operational improvement of...

Government Reduces Labour Registers to 5

The Government has simplified the maintenance of Labour registers of about 5.85 crore establishments in agriculture and non- agriculture sectors. These registers are related...

Disinvestment of Bharat Electronics Limited

The Government of India proposed to disinvest 5% of paid-up equity capital-out of its shareholding of 74.41% in BEL through Offer for Sale (OFS)...