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Security Council unanimously approves sending UN monitors to war-torn Aleppo

Security Council unanimously approves sending UN monitors to war-torn Aleppo

Middle East, News, Politics, World
UN News– Alarmed at the “devastating” humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, where perhaps thousands of civilians remain trapped, the Security Council today requested the United Nations and other relevant institutions to carry out “adequate, neutral monitoring and direct observation on evacuations from the eastern districts” of the war-battered city. Through a unanimously adopted resolution, the Council also requested the UN to ensure further deployment of staff for Monitoring and reporting on the evacuations, as needed and demanded all parties to provide these monitors with safe, immediate and unimpeded access. Noting that that “urgent humanitarian evacuations and assistance are now needed by a large number of Aleppo inhabitants,” the Council demanded that all parties provide the UN and it is i
Chennai’s Fire Beats the Cyclone

Chennai’s Fire Beats the Cyclone

India, Regional
Chennai (BNW) --- The city which was recently shaken up by the sudden passing of their Iconic Chief Minister Madam J. Jayalalithaa suffered yet another jolt. Cyclone Vardah has left Chennai in ruins. Officially, the damages have been estimated to be around INR 10,000 Crores. The city went dark without Electricity & Internet Connectivity. Coupled with the recent demonetization, citizens suffered due to chaos that followed in the aftermath of the cyclone! Amidst all the disruption & devastation, Social groups and NGOs took the lead once again in helping Chennai get back on its feet. One such Organization was the Agni Foundation. Founded by Agnishwar Jayaprakash, who is a 10 year international swimming veteran, currently holding 6 national records, The NGO have been involved actively ...
India: Govt. of Chhattisgarh and Wadhwani Operating Foundation (WOF) Sign MoU to Make Chhattisgarh Leader in Job Creation and Talent Development Under ‘Smart State’ Initiative

India: Govt. of Chhattisgarh and Wadhwani Operating Foundation (WOF) Sign MoU to Make Chhattisgarh Leader in Job Creation and Talent Development Under ‘Smart State’ Initiative

India, Regional
To develop city based Startup and SME Ecosystems by leveraging Network of Mentors, Investors and incubators WOF to build one-stop technology platform and develop & deliver e-content to the institutes to support skilling in schools and ITI and entrepreneurship training in colleges Raipur (NewsVoir) --- The Govt. of Chhattisgarh and Wadhwani Operating Foundation (WoF) have announced a strategic partnership which aims at making Chhattisgarh a Smart State through Job Creation and Talent Development. Dr. Ajay Kela, President and CEO, Wadhwani Operating Foundation exchanged the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Alex Paul Menon, CEO, CHIPS, Govt. of Chhattisgarh. Focus areas of this collaboration include making Entrepreneurship Education ubiquitous in Chhattisgarh colleges, deve...
India: Government is Committed to Promote Organic Farming, Says Agriculture Minister

India: Government is Committed to Promote Organic Farming, Says Agriculture Minister

Agriculture, Economy, India
Ghaziabad (PIB News) --- Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh said that in view of the importance of organic farming, with emphasis on sustainable production, food security and soil health, Central Government is committed to promote organic farming. Singh was speaking on the inauguration of the Agriculture fair based on Organic Farming here today. The Minister of Agriculture said that the Government is promoting organic farming across the country through the dedicated scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Organic Value Chain Development for Northeast regions (OVCDNER under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA). Singh said that Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana(PKVY) scheme is the first comprehensive plan based on a 20-hectare cluste...
China Says Damage to ‘One China’ Principle Would Impact Peace

China Says Damage to ‘One China’ Principle Would Impact Peace

Politics, World
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – China's Taiwan Affairs Office said on Wednesday any interference with or damage to the "one China" principle would have a serious impact on peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. US President-elect Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States did not necessarily have to stick to its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one China", further upsetting China which was already angered by Trump's earlier telephone call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. The issue is highly sensitive for China, which considers Taiwan a renegade province, and Beijing expressed "serious concern" about Trump's remarks. An Fengshan, a spokesman for China's policy-making Taiwan Affairs Office, told a regular news conference the Taiwan issue was about China's sovereignty and territo
Free-of-Cost Gas Stoves to BPL Families in Punjab

Free-of-Cost Gas Stoves to BPL Families in Punjab

Regional
Extension of ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’; every house to have smoke-free kitchen   Chandigarh, India(NewsVoir)--- Taking one step further, the central government’s Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), Punjab government is providing free gas stoves along with a connection to all the beneficiaries in the state. Under the PMUY scheme, while the Union Government is providing an LPG gas connection, the Punjab Government is also providing a free-of-cost cooking stove to the BPL families. While the Union Government is providing free-of-cost gas connections only to the Scheduled Castes and other reserved categories, families of the general category are also covered under the scheme started by the Punjab government. Thanking the central government for this unique initiative, Union Ministe

Demonetisation: How to get back the hard earned money

Economy, India
Kochi (BWI) --- Government’s recent move to curb black currency market through the withdrawal of 500 and 1000 rupee notes from the economy has left the common populace with several queries. How to get back the hard earned money was the repeated question from every nook and corner of the nation. Supporting UAE Exchange India, one of the pioneers of financial services has come up to share valuable information with the public. Here are some of the important queries common man poses: How can I exchange my 500 and 1000 rupee notes? Individuals can deposit their old notes with a valid ID in nearest Banks or Post Office from 10th November to 30th December 2016. You can even exchange the currency till 31st March 2017 with the support of valid ID at RBI. What is the limit of ATM withdrawal? Withdra
Stop Buying Medicines if You are Not Going to Have it as Prescribed

Stop Buying Medicines if You are Not Going to Have it as Prescribed

Health, India, Sci-Tech
Mumbai (BWI) - Oh! I forgot to take my medicines! How often have you said this or heard people saying it? We forget many things in our daily lives, but there is a difference when we forget to take our prescribed medicines. If you missed yesterday’s medicines, you can’t take them today – the damage has already happened in your body. According to the World Health Organization, “Approximately 50% of patients do not take their medications as prescribed.” This can lead to significant increase in hospitalization, treatment failure and even death. As per studies, 2.5 times increased a risk of hospitalization for patients with diabetes. Praveen Wadalkar with more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare domain offers strategies for patients to improve medicine adherence through his book “Sto

Hyundai Motor India Launches Global SUV ‘The All New Tucson’

Economy, India
New Delhi (BWI)--- Hyundai Motor India Limited the wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company and the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India today launched its Global SUV ‘The All New Tucson –Born Dynamic’ in India consolidating its SUV line-up for the aspirational Indian customers.  Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country’s leading premium car manufacturer currently has ten car models across segments – Eon, i10, Grand i10, Elite i20, Active i20, Xcent, Verna, Creta, Elantra, Tucson and Santa Fe. If company sources are to be believed, the launch of 3rdGeneration All New Tucson in India will propel Hyundai towards Market Leadership. Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd said, “The aspiration of owning an SUV is a global phenomenon. T