President 3-Nation Visit: India & Cuba Sign MoUs
India and Cuba have signed two MoUs in the field of biotechnology, traditional medicine and homoeopathy. The agreements were inked following delegation-level talks between President Ram Nath Kovind and his Cuban counterpart Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel in Havana.
Cuba also reiterated its support to India’s candidature for a permanent seat in UN Security Council. The President is in the Latin American country on the final leg of his three-nation tour to Greece, Suriname and Cuba.
HM Rajnath Singh Lays Foundation Stone For Mongolian Refinery
Mongolia broke ground for the construction of country’s first oil refinery with the help of a USD 1 billion loan from India. Home Minister Rajnath Singh attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the refinery at ‘Stantsiin Hooloi’ and described it as an important milestone in the bilateral ties.
Ukhnaagin Khurelsukh,The Prime Minister of Mongolia and other dignitaries were present during the event. The home minister is on a three-day visit to Mongolia to further strengthen India’s relations with Mongolia and security cooperation.
Ministry Of Women & Child Development Received SKOCH Award
SKOCH Group has conferred the ‘Best performing Social Sector Ministry’ award on the Ministry of Women and Child Development for the achievements in delivering the promises made and for its significant achievements and initiatives from the last 4 years.
Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has received the award on behalf of the Ministry in an event held in New Delhi. Women and Child Development Minister further shared the details on the achievements of the Ministry including 6 months maternity leave, Sexual Harassment at Work Place Act, SHe-box, One-stop centres, Universal Women helpline (181), 33% reservation in the police.
PM Modi Inaugurated Several Development Projects In Madhya Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a bouquet of development projects in Madhya Pradesh on his visit. In the first leg of his visit, PM Modi was in Rajgarh where he dedicated the Mohanpura Dam Project to the nation and addressed a public meeting in Rajgarh to lay the foundation stone of various drinking water schemes and inspect an exhibition on development projects in Rajgarh. The dam in Mohanpura has been constructed at a cost of 3800 crore rupees.
The PM arrived in Indore In his visit’s second leg where he attended the Madhya Pradesh Shehari Vikas Mahotsav and remotely inaugurate various urban development projects worth over 4000 crore rupees.
He also distributed the Swachh Survekshan-2018 Awards and launched the Swachh Survekshan-2018 results dashboard. It is to be noted that Indore city has won the distinction of being the cleanest city in India for the second time in a row.
Arijit Basu Appointed SBI’s New Managing Director
The government appointed Arjit Basu as Managing Director of the country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI). Now, after this, the SBI will have four managing directors. According to the SBI Act, the bank can have four managing directors. Mr Basu has held several key positions in various circles of SBI including the bank’s office in Tokyo, Japan. Arijit Basu will fill the position that fell vacant following the elevation of Rajnish Kumar as the chairman.