India

In a first, US navy ship docks in India for repairs


A US Navy ship named 'Charles Drew' made history on Sunday when it landed in India for repairs and ancillary services at Larsen & Toubro's (L&T) Shipyard in Kattupalli, Chennai. This move added a new facet to the rapidly growing Indo-U.S. strategic cooperation. “This is the first ever repair of a US Navy ship in India. The...

Jagdeep Dhankhar elected 14th Vice-President of India


National Democratic Alliance candidate and former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar will be the 14 th Vice-President of the country. He secured 528 votes out of the 710 valid votes in the Vice-Presidential election held in Parliament on Saturday. The Opposition candidate and Congress leader, Margaret Alva, got 182 votes. Alva said by supporting Mr. Dhankhar “directly or...

AzadiSAT: Satellite built by 750 girls to mark India’s 75th I-Day


The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch 75 payloads developed and built by 750 girl students across India, marking the 75th year of Independence on August 15. Dubbed AzadiSAT, the payloads will hitch a ride on the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) set to conduct its maiden mission on August 7.  The project, with...

India achieves milestone with over 75000 startups recognized


India has achieved a landmark milestone, wherein 75000 startups have been recognized in the country, said Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry. Goyal added the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has recognized more than 75,000 startups which coincides with the 75th year of independence. “With more than 80 Startups...

PM Modi urges citizens to change their social media DP to Tricolor


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged all citizens to change their social media DPs to Tricolor as a collective movement to celebrate Har Ghar Tiranga.  The Prime Minister tweeted: “It is a special 2nd August today! At a time when we are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, our nation is all set for #HarGharTiranga ,...

India successfully test fires indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs


Indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) were successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Indian Army at KK Ranges with the support of the Armored Corps Centre & School (ACC&S) Ahmednagar in Maharashtra on August 4, 2022. The missiles hit with precision and...

India to set up ‘Indian Institute of Heritage’ as a deemed to be university


The Indian Government has decided to set up ‘Indian Institute of Heritage’ (IIH) as a Deemed to be University as per UGC (Institutions deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2019 at Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.  It will be one of its kind in the country providing higher education and research in the fields...

Breaking Barriers: Indian Navy’s all-woman aircrew creates history


On August 3, 2022, five officers of the Indian Navy's INAS 314 based at Naval Air Enclave, Porbandar, created history by completing the first all-women independent maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission in the North Arabian Sea onboard a Dornier 228 aircraft. The aircraft was captained by the Mission Commander, Lt Cdr Aanchal Sharma, who...

PM Modi lays foundation stone of various projects of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, Dharampur, Gujarat


PM inaugurates Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital at Dharampur in Valsad, Gujarat    PM also lays the foundation stone of the Shrimad Rajchandra Centre of Excellence for Women and Shrimad Rajchandra Animal Hospital, Valsad, Gujarat  Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various projects of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, Dharampur in Valsad district, Gujarat via video...