India to host the First South Asian Annual Disaster Management Exercise from Monday 23

The prevalent geo-climatic conditions as well as increased frequency of natural calamities in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Region, especially in the wake of the recent disasters in the region, calls for enhanced levels of preparedness and risk resilience as well as collaborative action amongst member countries to individually and jointly deal […]

Goa Gearing up for 46th International Film Festival of India

With two more days left when the curtain rolls down on 46th IFFI, Panjim and surrounding areas are buzzing with intense activities to set stage for the festivities. Everyone seems to be occupied and engrossed in his respective work. As Cinema is a collaborative art that combines hundreds of trades to make a film, similar […]

India and Bangladesh sign Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to operationalize agreement on coastal shipping

India and Bangladesh signed the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in New Delhi today, to operationalize the “Agreement on Coastal Shipping” signed between the two countries in June, 2015. The SOP was signed by the Joint DG (Shipping) Ministry of Shipping, Government of India and Chief Engineer and Ship Surveyer, Department of Shipping, Government of Bangladesh […]

India is aiming to attract one million UK visitors by 2020, Says Tourism Secretary

Shri Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism headed the Indian delegation at World Travel Market in London today and said that India is aiming to attract one million UK visitors by 2020 through a number of key pro-active initiatives. The Secretary announced that many of the new initiatives will form part of India’s proposed new […]

India and Iran sign pact on developing Chabahar port

India on Wednesday went ahead with the signing of an agreement with Iran for the development of the strategically important Chabahar port which will give India sea-land access route to Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan.

PM Modi joins Chinese social media platform Weibo

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has joined Chinese social media platform Weibo. "你好中国!期待通过微博与中国朋友们互动. Hello China! Looking forward to interacting with Chinese friends through Weibo", The Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister is an avid and active user of social media for several years now. He has used diverse social media platforms to reach out […]

Floyd Mayweather Jr beats Manny Pacquiao on points in the fight of the century

Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in their long-awaited welterweight world title showdown. In a bout branded boxing's latest "Fight of the Century" Mayweather took his unblemished record to 48-0 adding the Filipino great's World Boxing Organization title to his World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council crowns.

India ranks 13th in terms of electricity generation from nuclear source

There are thirty one countries including India in the world which generate electricity from nuclear source. According to the data published in 2014, by Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), India ranked at 13th position in terms of generation. However, it stood at 7th position in terms of number of […]

India's bid for 2024 Olympics

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that the Government has not taken any decision on whether India should bid for 2024 Olympics. All requisite steps related to the bid before the deadline will be taken only if a decision is taken to the effect that […]

New Delhi to Host Grand International Buddha Poornima Celebration

Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju today briefed the media and said the following: “The International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) with full support of Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India is hosting a historic celebration of the Buddha Poornima “International Buddha Poornima Diwas Celebration 2015” on 4th of May at Talkatora Stadium in […]