India’s economy to grow up at 7.2% in 2018, 7.4 in 2019: UN

India’s economy is projected to grow at 7.2 per cent in 2018 and 7.4 per cent in 2019, despite a slowdown observed this year and the lingering effects from demonstration the UN has said.

“The World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 demonstrates that current macroeconomic conditions offer policy-makers greater scope to address some of the deep-rooted issues that continue to hamper progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals,” said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in the foreword of the report.

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PM Modi addresses Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

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Global Entrepreneurship summit On November 28-30, 2017, NITI Aayog in partnership with the Government of the United States of America will be hosting the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India.

The Summit will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, educators, government officials and startup ecosystem supporters to the world’s most important event on entrepreneurship. GES 2017 will present a unique opportunity to connect and establish meaningful partnerships amongst entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters.

The summit will be addressed by The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, Ms. Ivanka Trump, Advisor to President Trump, and many more luminaries from the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The global growth story is at a threshold transformation; one that can not only transform the world but also impact individuals across barriers such as nationality, class, gender. It is Entrepreneurship and Innovation that holds the promise of a better tomorrow. To ride the wave of this spirit of growth and entrepreneurship, it is vital that we as a global community, encourage and encompass the efforts of all innovators, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and investors, to broaden the entrepreneurial ecosystem to embrace everyone.

Under the overarching theme of ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’, this year the summit will primarily focus on Energy & Infrastructure, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Financial Technology & Digital Economy, and Media & Entertainment sectors.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited global entrepreneurs to come to India and said that it provides an investment friendly environment where restrictions have been removed and archaic laws abolished.

Speaking at the Global Enterpreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad, PM Modi laid emphasis on the government’s Start-Up India programme. “The scheme aims to minimise the regulatory burden and provide support to startups. There is ease of doing business in India,” he said.

He also praised Indian women for their contribution in various walks of life.

 

IFFI 2017: Amitabh Bachchan is ‘Indian Film Personality of The Year’

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Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan , who was conferred with the ‘Indian Film Personality of the Year Award’ at the closing ceremony of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on Tuesday, has described the evening as one that he shall never forget. thanked Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, who presented the megastar with the Indian Film Personality of the Year at the 48th International Film Festival of India.

In his award acceptance speech at the closing ceremony of the 2017 edition of the International Film Festival of India, Amitabh shared how cinema is one of the most worthy examples of unity and integration in a fast and disintegrating world like ours. “I have always felt that my respect and regard for the Indian film industry has rested in the presence that the film industry has had in our world. When we sit inside a darkened hall, we never ask for caste, creed, colour or the religion of the person sitting next to us is,” he said.

Yet, we see the same film, we laugh at the same jokes, we cry at the same emotion, we sing the same songs. In this fast disintegrating world of today, where can you find such a wonderful and worthy example of unity and integration as you do in the world of cinema,” he asked.

Citing a cinema-related anecdote involving his father and great Hindi poet Harivanshrai Bachchan, Amitabh said: “I once asked my father what do you getting watching films on TV every evening. He said: ‘I get to see poetic justice in three hours. You and I will see poetic justice in perhaps a lifetime’.”

The star, 75, also shared a photograph from the event, where Irani and actor Akshay Kumar were presenting him with the award.

Irani on Tuesday feted Amitabh with the Indian Film Personality of the Year award in Panaji.

The cine icon was presented the Indian Film Personality of the Year award, which includes a silver peacock, a certificate a scroll and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.

Even Sidharth Malhotra was happy to be in Amitabh’s company.

An actor, a gentleman, an inspiration that transcends generations. There is only one Amitabh Bachchan! I feel blessed to be an actor in the same era as you sir. Today’s performance was a small thank you from your biggest fan, love you sir,” Sidharth, who performed on some of Big B’s songs here, tweeted.

Hyderabad Metro, takes first ride at Miyapur Station

The first-phase rail will cover several busy clusters and city landmarks, including the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Osmania University, Secunderabad Railway Station and major commercial hubs like Begumpet and Ameerpet.

The Hyderabad Metro is a 72-km long elevated rail line and the largest ever undertaken by engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T). The project was scheduled to be completed by April 2016.

Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E S L Narasimhan, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union Minister of State for Home, Hansraj Ahir, several Telangana ministers and BJP leaders were among those who welcomed Modi at the Begumpet airport.

List of Padma Awardee 2017

Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

PADMA VIBHUSHAN

 

Sl. No Name Field State
1. Shri K J Yesudas Art-Music Kerala
2. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Others-Spiritualism Tamil Nadu
3. Shri Sharad Pawar Public Affairs Maharashtra
4. Shri Murli Manohar Joshi Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh
5. Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao Science & Engineering Karnataka
6. Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa

(Posthumous)

Public Affairs Madhya Pradesh
7. Late Shri PA Sangma

(Posthumous)

Public Affairs Meghalaya

 Padma Bhushan

 

Sl.

No.

Name Field State
8. Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Art-Music Rajasthan
9. Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad Dwivedi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
10. Shri Tehemton Udwadia Medicine Maharashtra
11. Shri Ratna Sundar Maharaj Others-Spiritualism Gujarat
12. Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati Others-Yoga Bihar
13. H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner) Literature & Education Thailand
14. Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy

(Posthumous)

Literature & Education – Journalism Tamil Nadu

 

Padma Shri

 

Sl. No Name Field State
15. Smt. Basanti Bisht Art-Music Uttarakhand
16. Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair Art-Dance Kerala
17. Smt. Aruna Mohanty Art-Dance Odisha
18. Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan Art-Cinema Karnataka
19. Shri Sadhu Meher Art-Cinema Odisha
20. Shri T K Murthy Art-Music Tamil Nadu
21. Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh Art-Music Manipur
22. Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary Art-Music Uttar Pradesh
23. Smt. Baoa Devi Art-Painting Bihar
24. Shri Tilak Gitai Art-Painting Rajasthan
25. Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao Art-Sculpture Telangana
26. Shri Jitendra Haripal Art-Music Odisha
27. Shri Kailash Kher Art-Music Maharashtra
28. Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal Art-Music Kerala
29. Smt. Sukri Bommagowda Art-Music Karnataka
30. Shri Mukund Nayak Art-Music Jharkhand
31. Shri Purushottam Upadhyay Art-Music Gujarat
32. Smt. Anuradha Paudwal Art-Music Maharashtra
33. Shri Wareppa Naba Nil Art-Theatre Manipur
34. Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary Civil Service Telangana
35. Shri T.K. Viswanathan Civil Service Haryana
36. Shri Kanwal Sibal Civil Service Delhi
37. Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla Literature & Education Sikkim
38. Smt. Eli Ahmed Literature & Education Assam
39. Dr. Narendra Kohli Literature & Education Delhi
40. Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah Literature & Education Karnataka
41. Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri Literature & Education Kerala
42. Shri Kashi Nath Pandita Literature & Education Jammu & Kashmir
43. Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry Literature & Education Delhi
44. Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
45. Shri Michel Danino Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
46. Shri Punam Suri Literature & Education Delhi
47. Shri VG Patel Literature & Education Gujarat
48. Smt. V Koteswaramma Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
49. Shri Balbir Dutt Literature & Education- Journalism Jharkhand
50. Smt. Bhawana Somaaya Literature & Education- Journalism Maharashtra
51. Shri Vishnu Pandya Literature & Education- Journalism Gujarat
52. Dr. Subroto Das Medicine Gujarat
53. Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav Medicine Madhya Pradesh
54. Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed Medicine Telangana
55. Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole Medicine Uttar Pradesh
56. Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel Medicine Gujarat
57. Prof. Harkishan Singh Medicine Chandigarh
58. Dr. Mukut Minz Medicine Chandigarh
59. Shri Arun Kumar Sharma Others-Archaeology Chhattisgarh
60. Shri Sanjeev Kapoor Others-Culinary Maharashtra
61. Smt. Meenakshi Amma Others-Martial Art Kerala
62. Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel Others-Agriculture Gujarat
63. Shri Chandrakant Pithawa Science & Engineering Telangana
64. Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray Science & Engineering West Bengal
65. Shri Chintakindi Mallesham Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
66. Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami Science & Engineering Assam
67. Shri Daripalli Ramaiah Social Work Telangana
68. Shri Girish Bhardwaj Social Work Karnataka
69. Shri Karimul Hak Social Work West Bengal
70. Shri Bipin Ganatra Social Work West Bengal
71. Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide Social work Tamil Nadu
72. Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari Social Work Maharashtra
73. Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal Social Work Punjab
74. Shri Virat Kohli Sports-Cricket Delhi
75. Shri Shekar Naik Sports-Cricket Karnataka
76. Shri Vikasa Gowda Sports-Discus Throw Karnataka
77. Smt. Deepa Malik Sports-Athletics Haryana
78. Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu Sports-Athletics Tamil Nadu
79. Smt. Dipa Karmakar Sports-Gymnastics Tripura
80. Shri P R Shreejesh Sports-Hockey Kerala
81. Smt. Sakshi Malik Sports-Wrestling Haryana
82. Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu Trade & Industry Telangana
83. Shri Imrat Khan

(NRI/PIO)

Art-Music USA
84. Shri Anant Agarwal

(NRI/PIO)

Literature & Education USA
85. Shri H.R. Shah

(NRI/PIO)

Literature & Education- Journalism USA
86. Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon

(Posthumous)

Medicine Tamil Nadu
 

87.

Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous) Others-Archaeology West Bengal
88. Dr. Mapuskar

(Posthumous)

Social Work Maharashtra
89. Smt. Anuradha Koirala

(Foreigner)

Social Work Nepal

US disagrees completely with China, says India ready to be in Nuclear Suppliers Group

China and Pakistan may not agree, but the United States believes – completely – that India is ready to enter the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Hours after China defended its blocking India from becoming part of the NSG, the US on Friday said that India does in fact meet the missile technology control regime requirements for entry into the NSG.

In fact, State Department Spokesman John Kirby last night reminded the media that US President Barack Obama said as much in 2015.

“I’d point you back to what the President said during his visit to India in 2015, where he reaffirmed that the US view was that India meets missile technology control regime requirements and is ready for NSG membership,” Kirby told reporters at his daily news conference.

Kirby’s remarks yesterday about India’s eligibility for the NSG came in response to a question about reports that China and Pakistan have joined hands to oppose India becoming a member of the NSG.