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India slips 10 places to 68th on global competitiveness index

India has moved down 10 places to the 68th rank while Singapore has replaced the US as the world’s most competitive economy according to the Global Competitiveness Index compiled by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF).

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India ranks high in terms of macroeconomic stability.

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3-day India International Cooperative Trade Fair to be held in New Delhi from Oct 11

A three-day India International Cooperative Trade Fair will be held in New Delhi from 11th of October. The first-ever such fair is aimed at promoting cooperative to cooperative trade within India and abroad leading to enhanced rural and farm prosperity.

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Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar briefed the media.

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Nobel prize in physics awarded for discoveries in cosmology

Nobel Prize 2019 for Physics has been announced. Three scientists, James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz have won the Prize for their contribution to the understanding of the evolution of the universe and earth's place in the cosmos.

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Award includes 9 million kronor cash, a gold medal & a diploma.

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Ramesh Pandey selected for Asia Environmental Enforcement Award by UNEP

Indian Forest Service officer Ramesh Pandey has been selected for the Asia Environmental Enforcement Award by the United Nations Environment Programme. His work in combating trans-boundary environmental crime has been recognised by the selection panel.

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Pandey will receive the award at the UN Conference in Bangkok.

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India takes delivery of first Rafale fighter jet

India received its first French-made Rafale fighter jet. The aircraft was received by defence minister Rajnath Singh on the 87th Indian Air Force (IAF) founding day. India is the fourth country after France, Egypt and Qatar, to fly the Rafale.

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India signed $7.87million deal with France to buy the 36 planes.

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UN celebrates World Post Day on 9 October

United Nations celebrates world post day on October 9th.The purpose is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries.

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World Post Day celebrations started on 1969.

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India’s First Training Squadron at Mombasa, Kenya

As part of Indian Navy's Overseas Deployment, four indigenously built ships of Indian Navy's First Training Squadron, Indian Naval Ships Tir, Sujata and Shardul and Indian Coast Guard Ship Sarathi, arrived at Mombasa Kenya.

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Senior Officer of First Training Squadron is Captain Varun Singh

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Jal Shakti Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launches Ganga Aamantran

Jal Shakti Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launches Ganga Aamantran – a unique initiative to connect with Ganga’s Stakeholders. It is a pioneering and historic exploratory open water rafting and kayaking expedition on the Ganga River.

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It will draw attention to the challenges faced by river Ganga.

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Revenue Secretary inaugurates National e-Assessment Scheme

Revenue Secretary Shri Ajay Bhushan Pandey inaugurated National e-Assessment Scheme of Income Tax department. With NeAC, there would be no physical interface between the taxpayers and the tax officers. NeAC improves quality of assessment and monitoring.

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NeAC will look after the work of e-Assessment scheme.

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Dharmendra Pradhan participates in ceremony for commissioning oil refinery project in Mongolia

Petroleum & Natural Gas & Steel Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan participated in the ceremony for commissioning the infrastructure facilities constructed to support the proposed oil refinery project in Mongolia along with Mongolia PM Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh.

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An additional US $236 million to Mongolia has been announced.