PM to inaugurate 1st Intl Agro-biodiversity Congress
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first ever International Agro-biodiversity Congress, IAC in New Delhi today.
ii. The event will initiate and encourage a dialogue among stakeholders, including farmers, to better understand everyone role in agro-biodiversity management and the conservation of genetic resources.
India, Japan NSAs hold bilateral consultations in New Delhi
i. National Security Advisors of India and Japan held bilateral consultations in New Delhi. ii. During their discussions, Mr. Shotaro Yachi and Mr. Ajit Doval expressed satisfaction at the implementation of important understandings reached during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India in December last year.
CII launches unique platform ‘Startup Mentorship Circle'
i. In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of nurturing entrepreneurship, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has launched a unique platform called ‘Startup Mentorship Circle’ to help in connecting start-ups with the global marketplace.
ii. 'Startup Mentorship Circle’ is truly a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and startups to drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities.
Odisha govt signs MoU to set up four more STPI centresi. Odisha Government has signed an MoU with the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) for setting up of four more centres in the State.
ii. The new centres would come up at Angul, Jajpur, Koraput and Sambalpur. With this, the number of STPI centres will rise to eight in the State which is highest in the country.
Indian Women's hockey team lift Asian Champions Trophy 2016i. Indian Women's hockey team have lifted the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 in Singapore. In a thrilling summit clash, India defeated China 2-1.
ii. This is for the first time that Indian eves won the Asian Champions Trophy competition.
Manny Pacquiao reclaims WBO welterweight title for third timei. In Boxing, Manny Pacquiao reclaims the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) welterweight title for the third time.
ii. The 37-year-old Filipino pugilist, who had announced his retirement seven months ago, was declared the winner with unanimous decision after he defeated American Jessie Vargas in his comeback fight in Las Vegas.