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Book signed by Rabindranath Tagore auctioned for USD 700
Rabindranath Tagore’s signed book ‘The King of the Dark Chamber’ in an auction was sold at 700 US Dollars in United States. The book signed by Tagore on a prefatory page using fountain pen. It was published in 1916 by The Macmillan Company. Book’s initial price was set US $500.
Bidya Devi Bhandari Re-Elected As Nepal President
First Women president of Nepal, Bidya Devi Bhandari was re-elected for a second term with majority votes in her favour. She was elected with a two-third majority and defeated Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Kumari Laxmi Rai. Bhandari got 39,275 votes in her favour whereas 11,730 votes were in favour of Laxmi Rai.
India’s tallest flag unfurled at Karnataka’s Belgaum
Tallest and largest flag of India was unfurled at Belagavi or Belgaum at Kote Kere lake front on Monday. The event was attended by leaders, schoolchildren, and leaders of Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Sikh institutions. District in-charge Minister, Ramesh Jarkiholi done unfurling of tallest flag of India. Height of flagpole is 110 metres and its area is 9,600 sq ft. More information is available here: India’s tallest flag at Karnataka
Supreme Court Bars Foreign Law firms to Practice Law in India
In a latest order, Supreme Court bars Foreign Law firms to practice in India. The Apex court said that foreign law firms can only give advice foreign laws but can’t practice law. However, a bench headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit also said foreign lawyers can participate in international commercial arbitration in India.
PM Narendra Modi launches TB-free India campaign to eradicate TB by 2025
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Tuberculosis (TB) elimination campaign “TB-free India campaign” to eradicate it by year 2025 on Tuesday at Delhi End TB Summit. This is 5 years ahead of global target of 2030.
Modi in his speakings said that whole world has been working on elimination of Tuberculosis for more than two decades. But the disease has not yet been eradicated. So there is need to change in plans and efforts. He also urged all stake-holders to participate in the campaign such as village,s panchayats, districts and states.
For support and nutrition to patients, Government has made plans to spend USD 100 million per annum. In 2016, Tuberculosis (TB) alone was responsible for 1.7 million deaths.
PM Narendra Modi to address farmers at annual Krishi Unnati Mela
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing Krishi Unnati Mela 2018 in New Delhi on 17 March, 2018 where he will talk about agriculture. He will also inaugurate “Jaivik Kheti” Portal and confer Krishi Karman Award and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Krishi Vigyan protsahan awards. The three days long festival will start from Friday where more than 600 stalls will be installed. It will showcase different agricultural technologies to farmers so that they can implement it into their farming. Its objective is to create awareness among farmers about new technology and innovations to double their income by 2022………Continue Reading Full Here
Finland is happiest country in world, India slips to 133rd: 2018 World Happiness Report
Finland tops 2018 World Happiness index followed by Norway, Denmark and Iceland to secure second, third and fourth place. India ranks at 133rd place slipping down from its earlier position. Have lowest rank among all SAARC countries except Afghanistan. Pakistan at 75th place, Bhutan (97), Bangladesh (115) while Sri Lanka at 116. Find out more below: