Sol. State-run gas company Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) has signed a time-swap deal with Swiss trader Gunvor to sell some of its US Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as the Indian firm tries to ease the burden of its costly foreign LNG supplies.
Sol. The navy successfully test-fired an anti-ship missile for the first time from an indigenously built Kalvari class submarine. The launch was significant milestone in enhancing its “sub-surface” warfare prowess.The weapon was fired from the submarine, the first of India’s six Scorpene-class submarines which are being built under the Project 75.
Sol. The Himachal Pradesh cabinet approved the proposal to make Dharamshala as the second capital of the state (Himachal Pradesh). The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
Sol. United India Insurance Company Limited was incorporated as a Company on 18th February 1938. General Insurance Business in India was nationalized in 1972. 12 Indian Insurance Companies, 4 Cooperative Insurance Societies and Indian operations of 5 Foreign Insurers. Chennai, Tamil Nadu is the headquarter of UIIC.
Sol. Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala is the Chairman of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) since December 18, 2013. He is a Post Graduate in Management from IIM Ahmedabad and holds Ph.D. in Management. He has been awarded honorary doctorate in Science by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
Anything But Khamosh, Shatrughan Sinha’s biography had been released by BJP veteran LK Advani and Author by Bharathi S. Pradhan.
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Sol. India's largest LNG importer Petronet has signed an agreement to set up a $950 million liquefied natural gas import project in Bangladesh. Petronet signed a MoU with with Petrobangla to set up a 7.5 million tonnes a year project to receive and regasify LNG on Kutubdia Island in Cox's Bazar and lay a 26-km pipline to connect it to the consumption markets.
Sol. For pregnant women, a national scheme launched. Would be Mothers will get Rs. 6,000 for their delivery, vaccination, and nutritious meals. This will be transferred straight to their account. This will help in saving lives of mothers and new born kids.
Sol. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched 24*7 helpline number 181 in Odisha to assist women in distress on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8th March 2017).
Sol. In 'BCCI Annual Awards for 2015-16' Nitin Menon won the Best Umpire in Domestic cricket award.
Sol. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami launched a housing scheme estimated at Rs 1,580 crore. The scheme was being implemented by the state government with Central assistance for the economically poor
Sol. Iran's Revolutionary Guard has successfully tested a ballistic missile named Hormuz 2. Gen Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the Guard's aerospace division said the missile destroyed a target from a distance of 250 kilometers (155 miles).
Sol. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued, the policy guidelines for the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) on November 28, 2014.