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Madras HC, 1st Court In South India To Introduce E-Court Fee Payment Facility

The Madras High Court became the first court in south India and overall eighth in the country to introduce e-court fee payment facility. It was jointly launched by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Chief Justice Indira Banerjee.

The new system will enable litigants who file cases in High Court to pay judicial stamp duty to the government through e-stamps, which can be purchased both online and offline. It will pave way for easier and secured way of paying stamp duty

India Highest Recipient Of Remittances In 2017: World Bank

India has retained its position as the top remittances receiving country with its diaspora sending about $69 billion back home in 2017, according to the report of the World Bank. Remittances to India picked up sharply by 9.9% to $69 billion in 2017, reversing the previous year’s dip.

The World Bank said remittance inflows improved in all regions and the top remittance recipients were India with $69 billion, followed by China ($64 billion), the Philippines ($33 billion), Mexico ($31 billion), Nigeria ($22 billion), and Egypt ($20 billion).

India And World Bank Signs Agreement To Improve Rural Road Network In MP

India and the World Bank signed a $210 million loan agreement for the Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity Project. The Project is expected to improve the durability, resilience and safety of the gravel surfaced rural roads and enhance the capacity of the state to manage its rural roads network.

The Project will cover 10,510 km stretch of rural roads in Madhya Pradesh that fall under the Chief Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (CMGSY) program

Sushma Swaraj & Nirmala Sitharaman Attends SCO’s Meet In China

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj have attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) defence ministers’ and Foreign Ministers meeting in Bejing, China, respectively.

It is a preparatory meeting related to upcoming summit of the SCO. The annual summit of the SCO, in which India is the latest entrant along with Pakistan, will take place in the Chinese city of Qingdao in June 2018.

Canada, EU To Host World’s 1st Female Foreign Ministers Meeting

Canada and the European Union will host the world’s first 2-Day female foreign ministers’ meeting in September 2018 in Canada. The announcement was made by the Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Female Foreign ministers from about 30 countries will be invited to the gathering, which is aimed at deepening global discussion on women’s empowerment.

National Panchayati Raj Day: 24 April

The nation celebrates the National Panchayati Raj Diwas (24th Aril) as this date marks a defining moment in the history of decentralization of political power to the grassroots level.

Activities of PM Modi on NPRD 2018:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mandla in Madhya Pradesh on the National Panchayati Raj Day. He launched the Rashtriya Gramin Swaraj Abhiyan, at a public meeting, and addressed Panchayati Raj representatives across the country, from Mandla.

Background:
-A 73rd Amendment of Constitution Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24th April 1993 has institutionalized Panchayati Raj through the village, Intermediate and District level Panchayats.
– The impact of the 73rd Amendment in rural India is very visible as it has changed power equations irreversibly.
– Indian Government decided in consultation with the States to celebrate 24th April as National Panchayati Raj Day.
-Ministry of Panchayati Raj organises National Conference on 24th April every year to commemorate the National Panchayati Raj Diwas.

Diu, 1st To Run On 100% Renewable Energy During Daytime

Diu Smart City has become the first city in India, that runs on 100% renewable energy during daytime setting a new benchmark for other cities to become clean and green. Diu had been importing 73% of its power from Gujarat until 2017.

To further enhance its solar capacity, Diu offers its residents a subsidy of Rs10, 000-50,000 for installing 1-5KW rooftop solar panels. Diu is saving about 13,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.

Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018: Complete List Of Winners

Dadahaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018 honoured the individuals from the entertainment industry for their outstanding contribution towards the growth and development of cinema and/or television.

Here’s the complete list of the winners of the Dadahaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018:

S.No. Category Winner
1. Best actor (male) Shahid Kapoor
2. Best actor people’s choice award Ranveer Singh
3. Entertainer of the year Kartik Aryan
4. Best actress (critics) Aditi Rao Hydari
5. Lifetime achievement award Simi Garewal
6. Pride of Indian cinema Sanjay Dutt
7. Path-breaking producer of the year Anushka Sharma and Karnesh Sharma
8. Best director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
9. Outstanding performance male Raj Kumar Rao, Rana Daggubati
10. Outstanding performance female Tamannahh Bhatia, Kriti Sanon
11. Promising face of the year Aahana Kumra
12. Best actor (male) Marathi Vaibhav Tatwawaadi
13. Best actor (female) Marathi Pooja Sawant
14. Best fashion designer of the year Sanjukta Dutta
15. Socially conscious performance of the year Rani Mukherjee
16. Best comic role Tusshar Kapoor
17. Entertaining performance in reality show Bigg Boss Hina Khan
18. Best actress drama award Jennifer Winget
19. Best actor (male) Television Karan Patel
20. Best reality show judge Shilpa Shetty
21. Best talk show host Karan Johar
22. Best lyricist Manoj Muntashir
23. Best performance in a short film Divya Khosla Kumar
24. Iconic contribution towards music Hans Raj Hans
25. Comic performer of the year Sumona Chakraborty
26. Versatile singer Rani Hazarika
27. Social and business entrepreneur of the year Jaya Misra

 

The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders 2018: Mukesh Ambani Ranks 24th

Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani (24th Rank) and human rights lawyer Indira Jaising (20th Rank) have been named by Fortune magazine as the World’s Greatest Leaders of 2018. The Fortune’s 2018 ranking of the 50 Greatest Leaders has architect Balkrishna Doshi.

This year’s list is topped by ‘The Students’ of Marjory Stoneman Douglas and other schools of US that witnessed gun violence. This year’s list has the #MeToo Movement, which described the pervasiveness of sexual abuse, at No.3 behind Bill and Melinda Gates (2nd Rank). The list also includes Apple CEO Tim Cook, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and football coach Nick Saban.

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