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Jhargam becomes the 22nd State of West Bengal
The new state has added in the list of the states in West Bengal. Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee announced the formation of Jhargam as the 22nd state of West Bengal. The population in Jhargam is 11.37 lakhs. After the formation, Arjun was appointed as the Magistrate of the new state.
Foundation Stone on River Ganga by Narendra Modi
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi visited Jharkhand officially recently. He has laid the foundation stone on the Ganga river to start the construction of Sahibganj Multi-Modal terminal in Jharkhand. This terminal connects Sahibganj to Katihar district of Bihar. Also, he inaugurated Govindpur-Jamtara-Dumka-Sahebganj Highway.
Equal pay for men and women – mandatory in Iceland
Recently, a bill has been passed in the Parliament of Iceland regarding equal pay for men and women in the country. The main aim is to abolish the gender inequality among the citizens. This will also be applicable to the discrimination on race, religion, caste, age, disability etc. Iceland ranks first in the World Economic Forum, 2015.
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Monetary Policy Review by Reserve Bank of India
The Reserve Bank of India has released the Monetary Policy Review for the financial year 2017-18. As per the review, the Reserve Repo Rate is increased by 25%. Marginal Standing Facility Rate and Bank Rate has reduced by 25%. The Statutory Liquidity Ratio is very effective from January 2017.
A Landmark contract between Indian Railways and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
The Indian Railways and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has signed an agreement on the landmark contract for alternate fuel. The agreement includes the construction of Solar rooftops under government incentive scheme. This is the first project under the Achievement Linked Incentive or Award Scheme of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for government buildings.
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Yokoyama – The Director of India Resident Mission of Asian Development Bank
The Director of India Resident Mission of Asian Development Bank is Kenichi Yokoyama from now. Yokoyama has a good working experience with the Japan’s government in the fields of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries. Yokoyama joined the ADB in 1999. He gave a remarkable contribution to the expansion of the relevant program in the sector of Bangladesh.
Raman Roy – New Chairman of NASSCOM
The National Association of Software and Services Company has appointed Raman Roy as the new chairman for the year 2017-18. He is planning to shape the Business Process Management industry in India, China, Mauritius, SriLanka, and Carribean region.
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NPDDR Website by the Minister of Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram
The Minister of Home Affairs, Hansraj Gangaram has released the National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction website. This web portal is exclusive to share the information regarding NPDDR. The next meeting will be conducted in the last week of April with the theme of Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development: Making India Resilient by 2030.
New Tree living crab in Kerala
The University of Kerala scientists has found the new tree living crab called Kani maranjandu. It scientists published this news in the Journal of Crustacean Biology. The crab had a hard upper shell, diagnostic long elongated legs. The Kani tribes of Kerala helped the scientists to identify male and female species.
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