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The G20, or Group of Twenty, is an international forum consisting of 19 countries and the European Union. The member countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Ferry service launch a big step for India-Lanka contacts: Jaishankar

The launch of passenger ferry service between Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam and Sri Lanka’s Kankesanthurai ‘truly’ a big step for people-to-people contact

G20 Finance Ministers adopt crypto road map

The Ministers and Central Bank Governors also decided in their joint communique to take forward key proposals from the New Delhi Leaders Declaration.

Dashboard for data on adoption and forecasts of electric vehicles launched

The Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh has launched a brand-new electric vehicle-ready dashboard which can monitor

Cochin Shipyard Limited gets contract for mid life upgrade, re-powering of INS Beas

The Ministry of Defence has signed a contract for mid life upgrade and re-powering of INS Beas with Kochi-based CSL at an overall cost of Rs. 313.42 Crore.

New Zealand PM-elect Christopher Luxon for resuming FTA talks with India

New Zealand's Prime Minister-elect, Christopher Luxon, is keen to visit India soon and resume dialogue for a free trade agreement (FTA)

PM Modi unveils blueprint for Indian maritime blue economy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the 3rd edition of the Global Maritime India Summit of littoral nations on October 17.

Google to strengthen financial inclusion in India, Pichai tells Modi

Sundar Pichai apprised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Google's plans to leverage the UPI system to strengthen financial inclusion in India.

India-Bangladesh trade through Burimari and Hili land ports to remain suspended during Durga Puja

In view of Durga Puja festival being celebrated in India and Bangladesh, export and import between India and Bangladesh through Burimari land port

SC refuses to accord legal recognition to same-sex marriage

A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has unanimously refused to accord legal recognition to same-sex marriage under the Special Marriage Act

Tourism ministry’s Special Campaign 3.0 of cleanliness, disposal of pending matters in full swing

Union Ministry of Tourism has undertaken the "Special Campaign 3.0" within its offices, IHM to ensure an all round cleanliness of tourist spots

Three in four emerging infectious diseases coming from animals: Health Secretary

Health Secretary Sudhansh Pant warned that 75 per cent of newly emerging infectious diseases that have affected people over last three decades are zoonotic

Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign to culminate with nationwide Amrit Kalash Yatras

"Meri Maati Mera Desh '' campaign is entering its last phase with Amrit Kalash Yatras nationwide. This pan India outreach initiative aims to reach every household in the country.

Environment ministry conducts wetlands cleaning around different Ramsar sites

During the ongoing Swachhta Special Campaign 3.0 from 2 October to 31 October 2023, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in association

PM Modi directs ISRO to land man on moon by 2040

PM Modi directed the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to aim for setting up Bharatiya Antriksha Station, or an Indian space station, by 2035,

India to double its infra spending to Rs 143 lakh crore, says Crisil

India will spend nearly Rs 143 lakh crore on infrastructure in seven fiscals through 2030, more than twice the Rs 67 lakh crore spent in the previous seven starting fiscal 2017

Mishra reviews G20 Declaration implementation

Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister P K. Mishra has reviewed the progress made in implementation of the G20 New Delhi Leader’s Declaration.

Special drive of GST Intelligence

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) had initiated a Special Drive against the practice of claiming fake Input Tax Credit

Cabinet approves PLB of Rs 1968.78 cr to railway employees

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi has approved Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days’ wages for the financial year 2022-23

Sikkim floods: IAF flew 262 sorties, shifted 2002 civilians

Relief operations by the Indian Air Force continued unabated in Sikkim, which is still counting the spoils from a devastating flash flood, officials said.

ICMR completes trials of world’s first injectable male contraceptive

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has completed the clinical trials of the world's first injectable male contraceptive which showed that it is safe

Google plans to manufacture Pixel phones in India

Google announced on October 19 that it plans to start manufacturing Pixel smartphones in India. The search giant will produce the Pixel 8 in India

PM Modi hails Dhordo for being named best tourism village by UN body

PM Modi hailed the Dhordo village in Kutch district of Gujarat for being awarded as the Best Tourism Village by the United Nations World Tourism Organization

India tells developed WTO members to drop moral high ground

India told WTO members that its success in feeding a large population demonstrates the country's understanding of what is best for developing nations

Sunak calls PM Meloni of Italy, discuss Middle East

Rishi Sunak held a call with his counterpart in Italy Giorgia Meloni on October 20 while returning from his two-day trip to capitals in the Middle East