Day: June 19, 2018

Indian Government to team up with Google for flood forecasting

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari has expressed that Union Government’s collaboration with Google will help in effective flood management in India. The Central Water Commission, India’s apex technical organization in the field of Water Resources, on June 18, 2018, signed a Collaboration Agreement with Google for flood forecasting

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SoftBank to invest up to USD 100 billion in Indian solar

SoftBank Group has decided to invest $60 billion-$100 billion in a solar power project in India. SoftBank and the Indian government are expected to make an announcement soon after final arrangements and made. The company is expected to make the investment through a fund backed by Saudi Arabia’s government. SoftBank was not immediately available for comment. SoftBank said in March its Vision Fund would invest in creating the world’s biggest solar power project in Saudi Arabia

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4th Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog held In Delhi

The fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog was held in New Delhi. It was attended by 23 Chief Ministers and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, apart from Union Ministers, who are ex-officio members and special invitees. The PM highlighted the importance of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog as a platform to inspire cooperative federalism, stressing the need for effective center-state cooperation to advance development outcomes and achieve double-digit growth for India

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SAARC to launch Social Enterprise Development Programme

SAARC Development Fund will soon be launching a social enterprise development programme to fund 80 entities annually across eight-member states, including India. SDF was established by the heads of the eight SAARC member states in April 2010 and its governing council comprises finance ministers of these eight countries. SDF is in the process of launching the SEDP as part of its social window

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Russia Launches Soyuz-2.1b Carrier Rocket

Russia launched a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from the Plesetsk space center on Sunday to orbit a Glonass-M satellite. The Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces successfully launched a middle-class Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with a navigation Glonass-M spacecraft. The middle-class Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket launched from the Plesetsk space center successfully put the Russian navigation Glonass-M spacecraft to the designated orbit

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