Tag: Current Affairs of 31 October 2017

India tops list of new tuberculosis cases in 2016: WHO

  According to a new report by the World Health Organisation, India topped the list of seven countries, accounting for 64 per cent of the 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide in 2016. The Global TB Report 2017 released by the WHO said that India was followed by Indonesia, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria and

Government sets up Arun Jaitley led panel on PSU bank mergers

  The government has constituted a ministerial panel headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to oversee merger proposals of state-owned banks. The other members of the panel include Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Last week, Mr Jaitley had announced 2.11 lakh crore rupees capital infusion roadmap for the public

Y C Modi takes charge as DG NIA

  Yogesh Chander Modi, who was part of a Supreme Court-appointed team that probed the 2002 Gujarat riots cases, took over as NIA chief. Modi is a 1984 batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre. He will hold the post till his superannuation on May 31, 2021. Modi takes over the NIA at a time when

Global meet on Indian space industry in November

  Indian Space Research Organisation and trade body FICCI are organising an International Seminar on Indian Space Programme to improve interaction with the industry. The two-day international seminar focusing on the opportunities in the Indian space industry will be held in New Delhi from November 21. The objective of the seminar is to bring together