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69th Army Day being observed today
69th Army Day is being observed today Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar have greeted to all soldiers, veterans and their families on Army Day. Mr Modi said, people of the country salute the courage and invaluable service of the Indian Army. The Prime Minister said, Army put their lives at risk so that the countrymen live peacefully. Our correspondent reports, an impressive Army Parade was also organised at the Delhi Cantt to celebrate the occasion. The day marks the taking over of the Indian Army by the first Indian Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal K M Cariappa, on 15th January 1949. Army day is celebrated to pay homage and salute to the courageous and brave Indian soldiers who have been sacrificing their lives for protecting the country.

RBI Note Mudran printing press prints highest number of currency notes in Dec
The RBI Note Mudran printing press in Mysuru has broken all its past record by printing highest number of currency notes in December. Honorary President of Note Mudran Limited Employees Union, A Ramdass informed Akashvani that 10.9 million notes were printed on a single day, which he said breaks the previous world record of 8.7 million notes printed in an American currency printing press.There are 650 workers involved in printing work in the Mysuru unit which worked for 12 hours a day in two shifts and printed 1350 million currency notes in December.

PM Modi to deliver inaugural address at 2nd Raisina Dialogue
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the inaugural address at the opening session of the 2nd edition of Raisina Dialogue. The three day Dialogue will begin in New Delhi from Tuesday. The Theme of the Dialogue, this year, is The New Normal-Multilateralism with Multi-Polarity. The Prime Minister’s address will be attended by former Heads of State and governments, foreign Ministers and senior Ministers from a number of countries and prominent foreign policy thinkers from around the world.

Hyderabad gears up to host 1st ever ABU International Dance Festival
Hyderabad city has geared up to host the First ever Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) International Dance Festival this evening. Over 100 artists from about ten countries will showcase their traditional and contemporary dance nuances, from the Asia-Pacific region during the festival. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu will be inaugurating the festival, which Prasar Bharati is hosting in coordination with Telangana state Government. Countries including Maldives, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Philippines, Fiji, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Malaysia and India are taking part in the first edition of the Festival. The artists, all aged between 18-25 are expected to unveil the traditional and contemporary dance forms.

Digital Dakiya scheme inaugurated in MP to encourage cashless transactions
In Madhya Pradesh Indore district yesterday witnessed inauguration of first of its kind scheme of the country. Digital Dakiya, which aims at encouraging cashless transactions. "Digital Dakiya or Digital Postman will visit different places to teach and encourage people about cashless transactions and its benefits. 

J&K records highest electoral enrolment
Jammu and Kashmir has recorded highest electoral enrolment during special summary revision of electoral rolls - 2017. About 2 lakh new voters have been enrolled during the special summary revision which includes about 87 thousand men and over 1 lakh females.Chief Electoral Officer Shantmanu gave this information. He said, the enrolment of female electors is on higher side as compared to male electors and the gender ratio of the State has also improved to 909 compared to census gender ratio of 889.

Two-day camel festival begins in Bikaner
The two-day annual camel festival began today with much fanfare in the presence of foreigners and domestic tourists at Bikaner in Rajasthan. The festival, dedicated to the ship of the desert, will see camel dance, milking and fur cutting design competitions and camel races. The event was organised by the Rajasthan Tourism Department and the Bikaner district administration.

All Maharashtra Gram Panchayats will have high speed internet by December 2018
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that all Gram Panchayats will have high speed internet connectivity by December 2018.He said this today at Compex exhibition organised by Vidarbha Computer and Media Dealer Welfare Association in Nagpur. He said that the net connectivity will help in improving quality of schools and health services in rural areas

International Conference being held in Paris for peace talks b/w Israel and Palestinians
A major international conference is being held in the French capital, Paris to try to kick-start peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Delegates from 70 nations are expected to reaffirm support for a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict.

China makes it clear "One China" policy is non-negotiable
China has made it clear that the One China policy is non-negotiable and no one can change it. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said, the One China policy is the political foundation of bilateral ties and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China. 

SEBI cuts broker fees by 25 pc to Rs 15 per transaction
Securities and Exchange Board of India, SEBI, has decided to lower broker fees by 25 per cent to 15 rupees per transaction of one crore rupees as part of calibration of various other fees collected by the regulator from different market intermediaries. The move is likely to reduce overall cost of transactions. 

TCS CEO N. Chandrasekaran appointed Tata Sons chairman
Tata Sons have appointed TCS Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mr Natarajan Chandrasekaran as its new Chairman. A press release issued by the company last evening said Mr. Chandrasekaran will take charge on 21st February. His appointment comes after the Tata sons removed Cyrus Mistry as the Chairman. 

Industrial production grows 5.7% in November
Allaying fears of a slowdown following demonetisation, the country's industrial production grew 5.7 percent in November 2016, compared to a contraction of 3.4 percent in November of the previous year. 

Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 616 Lakh Hactare
Rabi crops have been sown in around six crore 16 lakh hectares till date which is about 35 lakh hectares more than last year. Data released by the Agriculture Ministry said, wheat has been sown in around three crore nine lakh hectare which is about 20 lakh hectare more than last year.

14th Mumbai Marathon flagged-off in Mumbai
The 14th edition of the prestigious Mumbai Marathon 2017 was flagged-off at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai this morning. The Full Marathon for Amateurs was flagged off from outside CST at 5:40 am followed by the Full Marathon for the Elite and Indian athletes at 7:20 am. Both these races will finish at CST.

Gujarat wins First Ranji Trophy title beating Mumbai by five wickets
Gujarat won their first ever Ranji Trophy title beating Mumbai by five wickets in the final at the Holkar stadium in Indore today. Our correspondent reports that Parthiv Patel’s 143 and Munprit Juneja’s 54 runs helped Gujrat to chase down the highest successful chase in the final at the historic Holkar stadium

Sports Minister to inaugurate Khelo India National level Competitions
Sports Minister Vijay Goel will inaugurate the 'Khelo India' National level Competitions at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool Complex in New Delhi today. In a statement, Mr Goel said that the intention behind these competitions is to provide a platform to the budding talents to compete at national level. He said, talent identification will also be done in the process for grooming them to achieve excellence at international level.

Courtesy: AIR News

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