- 1 PM Modi lays foundation stone of Paperless Vanijya Bhawan
- 2 Paul Polman to succeed Sunil Mittal as ICC Chairman
- 3 Kota sets a record as 2 Lakh people perform Yoga on International Yoga Day
- 4 Microsoft acquires Education Video start-up Flipgard
- 5 India hits back at USA’s tariffs on steel, aluminium, raises import duties on US Farm, Steel Products
- 6 Latest Current Affairs
PM Modi lays foundation stone of Paperless Vanijya Bhawan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Paperless Vanijya Bhawan.
The new building will house the Department of Commerce, when its construction is completed.
The Paperless Vanijya Bhawan will be a completely paperless, and have the state of art such as smart access control, central air-conditioning, video conferencing, and completely networked
The Department of Commerce is currently housed in Udyog Bhawan.
Paul Polman to succeed Sunil Mittal as ICC Chairman
Sunil Bharti Mittal, the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, will step down as Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Mittal will be succeeded by Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever.
Mittal will assume the role of ICC Honorary Chair from 1st July 2018.
Also Ajay Banga, President and CEO of MasterCard, has been appointed as the next ICC First Vice- Chair.
Kota sets a record as 2 Lakh people perform Yoga on International Yoga Day
The Gujarat City of Kota received a Guinness World Record as nearly 2 Lakh people performed Yoga on the occasion of International Yoga Day.
The previous record was of 55, 524 people performing Yoga, which was set in 2017 in Mysore.
The Yoga Session was presided over by Baba Ramdev.
Microsoft acquires Education Video start-up Flipgard
Microsoft has purchased Flipgard, which is a start-up that deals with educational software.
Flipgard has 20 million users all over the world, which includes teachers, students and parents.
Flipgard will now be completely free for schools. Previously the service cost $1, 000 each year per school.
The three-year old start up company raised $17 million in venture funding.
The acquisition comes one and half years after Microsoft announced a partnership with Flipgard.
India hits back at USA’s tariffs on steel, aluminium, raises import duties on US Farm, Steel Products
Retaliating to Donald’s Trump’s Decision to increase tariffs on products shipped from India, the Indian Government raised tariffs on many US items.
India has imposed higher tariffs on agriculture and steel products imported from the US.