Finance Commission forms panel to resolve Punjab’s Rs 31,000 crore food account issue
In a major fillip to Punjab‘s persistent efforts for securing the waiver of Rs 31,000 crore food account, Chairman of the15th Finance Commission N K Singh formed a committee to find ways of settling the matter.
ICICI decided to terminate Chanda Kochhar
WhatsApp announces ‘Startup India-Grand Challenge’
In an effort to encourage entrepreneurs and small businesses in India, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp announced the “Startup India-WhatsApp Grand Challenge”. The top five start-ups will receive a total grant of $250,000.
Piyush Goyal gets Carnot Prize for power reforms, donates the prize money to International Solar Alliance
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has been awarded the Carnot Prize for his contribution towards sustainable energy solutions by the University of Pennsylvania located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US. He has donated the prize money to International Solar Alliance.
- Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P – Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command
- LT Gen Rajeev Chopra – Director General of NCC (DGNCC)
Srikanth, Sindhu among those approved by SAI for TOPS scheme
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has approved the names of 23 athletes, including shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, from badminton, cycling, para-athletics and para-shooting fields, to be included in the flagship Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Paralympics and 2024 Olympics.
- Indian women’s football team notched up a second successive victory over Indonesia, beating the hosts 2-0 in the second friendly match in Jakarta.