Shooter Gauri Sheoran Made Brand Ambassador For Haryana’s Health Programmes
The Haryana government has appointed international shooter Gauri Sheoran the brand ambassador for its two health-related programmes. The decision was announced by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at the launch of the measles-rubella (MR) vaccination campaign.
Under this measles-rubella campaign, about 80 lakh children aged between nine months and 15 would be vaccinated. The chief minister also flagged off 11 medical mobile units for the campaign.
Dalmia Bharat Signs MoU To Maintain Heritage Sites
Dalmia Bharat Limited has signed an MoU with the Tourism Ministry to take up Red Fort (in Delhi) and Gandikota Fort (Andhra Pradesh) under the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ project.
Becoming the first corporate to be part of the initiative, Dalmia Bharat will look after the operations and the maintenance of these heritage sites for the next five years.
NHAI Inks Pact With Macquarie
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) entered into a pact with Macquarie for road projects under the highway monetisation drive.
The Agreement has been signed with Macquarie for the first bundle\of highway projects (USD 1.5 billion one of the highest FDI in highways).
UN Chief Appoints Christine Schraner Burgener As Special Envoy On Myanmar
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Christine Schraner Burgener of Switzerland as his new special envoy on Myanmar.
Until her appointment, Burgener was the Ambassador of Switzerland to Germany since 2015. Peru, Kuwait and the United Kingdom will co-lead the visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar.
IndiGo Chief Aditya Ghosh Resigns
Aditya Ghosh resigned as the President and whole-time director of IndiGo and will leave the company by 31 July 2018.
While Interglobe Chairman Rahul Bhatia has been appointed as the interim CEO of the company, Greg Taylor will be appointed as president and CEO of the company.
North, South Korea Commit To Denuclearization In Historic Summit
The leaders of North and South Korea agreed to pursue a permanent peace and the complete denuclearization of the divided peninsula, as they embraced after a historic summit laden with symbolism.
Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea and Moon Jae-in, the leader of South Korea also agreed to end hostile activities between the two nations, change the demilitarised zone (DMZ) that divides the country into a “peace zone” by ceasing propaganda broadcasts. They also agreed to joint participation in sporting events, including Asian Games 2018.
Shirui Lily Festival Concludes In Manipur
Manipur’s Shirui Lily Festival 2018 was concluded at Ukhrul district. The festival was spread over multiple venues and sponsored by the department of tourism, Manipur to spread awareness about conservation of the endangered Shirui Lily and promote the district of Ukhrul as a tourist destination in Manipur.
Festival was also supported by NEC and aims to promote afforestation and sustainable tourism efforts in the state.