NABARD celebrates 35th foundation day
- National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) ,the apex banking body of micro-financing and funding is celebrating its 35th foundation day today.
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Postal payment bank to revitalize postmen
- Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has announced to launch the postal payment bank from September this year.
- Postmen across the country will be provided 1.30 lakh hand-held devices and will function more like mobile ATMs in the rural belt of the country.
UP creates world record by planting over 5 cr saplings in ten hours
- Uttar Pradesh has created a world record by planting more than five crore saplings in just ten hours.
- The forest department of the state started the largest statewide plantation drive in 24 hours from 10 AM.
Delhi govt approves proposal to continue 50 pc subsidy on electricity bills
- Delhi govt has approved a proposal to continue 50% subsidy on electricity bills in national capital.
- The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
First woman Chief Justice of Nepal Sushila Karki takes oath
- Sushila Karki has become the first woman Chief Justice of Nepal after taking oath of office and secrecy at a special programme organised at the Presidential Residence, Sheetal Niwas.
- She will head the judiciary till June 6, 2017.
Govt launches Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight
- The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J. P. Nadda has launched a nationwide Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) to check child diarrhoeal deaths in New Delhi.
- It will be observed from 11th to 23rd July, 2016 across the country.
Swachh survey will be extended to 500 cities: Naidu
- According to Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Swachh survey will be extended to 500 cities, which have population over one lakh.
- States, cities, panchayats should give awards so that it becomes a movement.
Nimi Sunilkumar wins Gourmand World Cookbook award
- Cookbook author and food blogger Nimi Sunilkumar has won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for 2015-16.
- Her book “4 o’clock Temptations of Kerala” has been chosen for the award in the ‘Best Indian Cuisine Cookbook’ section.
India hockey squad announced for Rio Olympics
- Indian Hockey Men's’ & Women's‘squads for Rio Olympics have been announced.
- Goalkeeper P R Sreejesh will captain the Men’s team and the experienced Sushila Chanu will lead the Women’s squad.