Delhi Government banned the maggi sale for 15 days and also asked nestle to withdraw stock. Food and Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) – the main regulator in the country – has taken samples of Maggi noodles from different states for testing.

GOI appointed the former Intelligence Bureau Chief Asif Ibrahim to a key post in the Prime Minister’s office.

India and Belarus to work together on defence and security issues as President Pranab Mukherjee met his Belarusian counterpart and agreed on a 17-point road map aimed at strengthening mutual trust and confidence.

Two countries to enhance coordination in

  • science and technology
  • energy sector
  • metals and mining
  • potash fertilizers
  • give boost to raw material in textile sector
  • extend cooperation by Belarus in modernisation of public electric transport system in India
  • agriculture and agro procession.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has pegged India’s GDP to rise 7.3% in 2015.

A Loan and project Agreement worth US $400 million signed between India and world bank for tamilnadu sustainable urban development project. The Loan Agreement was signed by Shri Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on behalf of Government of lndia and Mr. Onno Ruhl, Country Director, World Bank (lndia) on behalf of the World Bank.

Objective : To improve urban services in participating Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in a financially sustainable manner and to pilot improved urban management practices in selected cities.

India and the US signed a new strategically important 10-year defence framework pact envisaging joint development and manufacture of defence equipment and technology including jet engines, aircraft carrier design and construction.

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday announced a financial aid of Rs 41 crore for farmers in the Cauvery delta region to improve the kuruvai cultivation (short-term cultivation). The ‘kuruvai package’ announced by the government includes financial assistance to farmers and free supply of micro nutrients.

India has jumped six places to 141st position in the latest rankings released by world football’s governing body FIFA. India was previously placed 147th in the rankings list. Iran (41) is the top-ranked Asian team in the list, followed by Japan (52) and South Korea (58).

Inderjeet Singh clinched gold in Men’s shot put at the Asian Athletic Championship. The 21st Asian Athletic Games, being held at Wuhan. He clinched the gold by heaving the iron ball to a new record of 20.41 m. Chang Ming Huang of China won the silver with a throw of 19.56 m.

World Champions Germany continued to head the rankings. Belgium jumped to second place, a place above World Cup runners-up Argentina. Five-time world champions Brazil are fifth, a spot below Colombia. Brazil is followed by the Netherlands, Portugal (seventh), Uruguay (eighth), and France (ninth).

AB de Villiers became the South African Cricketer of the Year for a second consecutive time at a gala function, hosted by Cricket South Africa (CSA) in Johannesburg. The 27-year-old batsman was named the ODI Cricketer of the Year, Cricketers’ Cricketer of the Year, SA Fan’s Cricketer of the Year and also got the ‘So Good Award’ for scoring the fastest century in the history of ODI cricket against the West Indies in December 2014.


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