In a bid to add more dynamism to Assam governments initiatives of financial inclusion and bringing all sections of the people under the ambit of banking sector and cashless transaction, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ceremonially launched the Chah Bagichar Dhan Puraskar Mela 2017-18 by distributing cheques to beneficiaries at a function held at Sarbananda Singha auditorium in Tinsukia, Assam.
Noted Odia playwright, jatra actor and director Ananta Ojha has passed away following a prolonged illness.
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Unesco has accepted the Turkey’s endangered “bird language” of Black Sea villagers as an endangered part of world heritage in need of urgent protection. The language is an unusual and very efficient whistle language used as a means of communication by villagers in remote northern Turkey.
The Central Government has appointed former RAW Chief Rajinder Khanna as the Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA). He will assist the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, who is also a former RAW chief
Approved the signing and implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, India, and Transport for London (TFL), United Kingdom (UK), to improve public transport in the country. The MoU will improve passenger services and promote the use of high-capacity buses in India.
Technology giant Apple acquired a Vancouver-based mobile iteration platform, Buddybuild, with an aim to make it easier for developers to create and iterate their apps for its platforms
The central bank of Pakistan gave its green signal to using the Chinese currency, Yuan, for bilateral trade with China. The decision came just a day after US President Donald Trump vowed to stop all aid to Islamabad. Adoption of the Yuan would mean that Pakistan and China would be able to replace the US dollar for transactions in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.
The Central Government has appointed AB Mathur as the interlocutor on their behalf to hold talks with the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA). A 1975-batch IPS officer, Mathur served as the former Special Secretary of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).