October, 2017

Raina to be brand ambassador of GMC

Cricketer Suresh Raina was appointed as the brand ambassador of the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) at a programme at Ghaziabad. Suresh Raina is a cricketer and a resident of Ghaziabad. Ghaziabad is the only city among 16 municipal corporations in UP which has been declared open defecation free. This programme will help the municipal corporation in spreading awareness about sanitation

Asian vulture species in protection list

Four Asian vultures, were awarded the highest protection by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, held in Manila. The Asian vultures that were included on highest protection list are the red-headed vulture, white-rumped vulture, Indian vulture and slender-billed vulture. The whale shark, which inhabits the Indian Ocean, also got global protection.

Saudi to allow women into sports stadium

Women in Saudi Arabia have been allowed to attend matches at sports stadiums form 2018. As per the current rules, women are not allowed in sports stadiums. This decision is a part of economic and social reforms implemented by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Earlier, Saudi Arabian Royal declaration permitted women to drive, starting from June 2018.

Chinese crowned ‘Champion of Champions’

Italy topped the medal count and Chinese were crowned ‘Champion of Champions’, in the ISSF World Cup, in New Delhi. India, which hosted the event, finished in the 7th position overall. It won 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal. India’ Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu pair won gold in mixed team 10m air pistol. Sangram Dahiya won silver in men’s double trap. Amanpreet won bronze in men’s 50m pistol.

Max Verstappen wins Mexican GP

Max Verstappen won the Mexican Grand Prix title and Lewis Hamilton won the 2017 Formula One championship title. Max Verstappen of Red Bull team won the Mexican Grand Prix, at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez race track, in Mexico. This is his third victory in Formula 1. Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes finished in the 9th place in the Mexican Grand Prix.

Dr Digamber Singh passes away in Jaipur

On 27th October 2017, former BJP minister Dr Digamber Singh passed away due to multiple organ failure, in Jaipur, Rajasthan. He was 66 years old. He was the vice-chairman of the Twenty Point Programme implementation committee. He was considered as an influential Jat leader from eastern Rajasthan. He was the Health and Industry minister from 2003 to 2008.

Former BCCI GM M.V. Sridhar passes away

On October 30 2017, Dr. M.V. Sridhar, 51 a Former Hyderabad Ranji Trophy star and ex-secretary of the Hyderabad Cricket Association passed away. He was also serving as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) General Manager from 2013. He has the distinction of the third-highest individual score in the history of the Ranji Trophy against Andhra in January 1994.

Co-founder of SAB TV dies

On 27th October 2017, Gautam Adhikari, Chairman and whole time Director of the SAB group, passed away after suffering a heart attack. Gautam Adhikari was 67 years old. He was the Chairman and whole time Director of the SAB group. The SAB group started as a small venture between Gautam and his brother Markand Adhikari in 1985.

List of MoUs signed during Paolo’s visit

During the visit of Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni various MoUs were signed. They are as follows. A Joint Declaration of Intent of Cooperation for Safety in the Railway sector was signed. MoU on 70 years of diplomatic relations between ICCR and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy. MoU for promoting mutual investments between Italian Trade Agency and Invest India

India and World Bank signed agreement

The Government of India and the World Bank signed a $200 million Loan Agreement for the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project. Project will support Assam to facilitate agri-business investments, increase agricultural productivity and market access. Project will be implemented in over 16 Districts of Assam. Over 500,000 farming households will directly benefit from the Project.