India, Mauritius sign MoU to institutionalize cooperation between Parliaments
- The President of Mauritius is Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.
- Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius.
- The currency of Mauritius is Mauritian rupee.
Govt launches Tele Law to provide legal aid in rural areas via video conferencing
- Ravi Shankar Prasad is the Law & Justice, Electronics & Information Technology Minister of India.
Dr. Jitendra Singh Announces “Hill Area Development Programme” for Northeast
ii. He announced the launch of the program to address a meet of Investors and Entrepreneurs, organized by NEDF (North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd), with joint participation of the Union Ministry of DoNER and the Government of Manipur.
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- Keibul Lamjao National Park is situated in Manipur.
- Nongthombam Biren Singh is the newly selected CM of Manipur.
Kolkata to get India's first underwater Metro
ii. The entire project is 16.6 km long, out of which 10.8 km runs under the ground. Of this 10.8 km, 502 meters is under the water. The project connects Howrah to the west and Salt Lake to the east.
iii. The project is expected to be completed by December 2019.
- Managing Director of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd is Satish Kumar.
- Howrah Bridge is a propped cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in, Kolkata, West Bengal.
GST Council revises rates for 66 items
iii. A GST rate of 5% will be applicable on outsourcing of manufacturing or job work in textiles and the gems and jewelry sector. Bleaching and cleaning of human hair, a big industry in Midnapore, will not face any tax.
- GST Council is Headed by Finance Minister of India Mr. Arun Jaitley.
The French Open 2017- Complete list of Winners
- French Men's Singles Open Title- Spain's Rafael Nadal (10th French Title) defeated Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland).
- French Women's Singles Open Title- Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko (1st Grand Slam Title) defeated Simona Halep (Rome).
- French Men's Doubles Title- Michael Venus (New Zealand) and Ryan Harrison (USA) defeated Santiago Gonzalez and Donald Young.
- French Women's Doubles Title- Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) and Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) defeated Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua.
- French Open Mixed Doubles title- Rohan Bopanna (India) and Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) defeated Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah.
Shashikant Kutwal wins gold at world chess championship for differently-abled
- The Capital of Slovakia is Bratislava and its Currency is Euro.
Poet, essayist Haraprasad Das gets Kalinga Literary Award
Jairam Ramesh’s book on the naturist in Indira Gandhi launched
i. The book “Indira Gandhi – A life in Nature”, was launched by Congress president Sonia Gandhi at the Indira Gandhi Memorial.
ii. The book was authored by Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh. The 488-page book was launched to mark the birth centennial year of the former Prime Minister.