World Bank slashes global growth forecast to 2.4 per cent
- The World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has slashed its 2016 growth forecast by 0.5 per cent to 2.4 per cent.
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Veteran Journalist KK Katyal passes away
- Veteran journalist KK Katyal (88-year) has passed away after a brief illness in Delhi.
Naresh Goyal re-elected to IATA board of governor
- Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal has been re-elected to International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Board of Governors.
Indian-origin professor in UK awarded by Queen
- Eminent Indian-origin professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya has been awarded the prestigious Regius Professorship in Manufacturing by Queen Elizabeth II for his outstanding contribution in manufacturing.
India Ranks low at 141st place in global peace index
- India has been ranked 141 on the 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI), falling behind countries like Burundi, Serbia and Burkina Faso.
Putin awards UN chief Ban Ki-Moon with order of friendship
- Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree awarding the Order of Friendship to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Thailand becomes the first Asian country to eliminate mother to child HIV: WHO
- The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission.
Piyush Goyal launches ‘Surya Mitra’ mobile app
- Union Minister for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal has launched ‘Surya Mitra’ mobile app at the national workshop on rooftop solar power in New Delhi.
Maria Sharapova receives two-year ban for failing drug test
- The Russian tennis sensation Maria Sharapova (29-year) has been banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation for using a prohibited drug.