Chinese and Indian companies signed 26 agreements for 22 billion US dollars of investment in India.
Prime Minister inaugurates Gandhi and Indian Studies Center at Fudan University in Shanghai.
Narendra Modi concluded his visit to China and Mongolia reached on the second leg of his three-nation tour.
- This is the first visit of Prime Minister of India to
- The civil nuclear energy, IT security and likely to be high in the order of cyber day.
- Mongolia, a landlocked country between China and Russia has a population of over 2.9 million.
- Nickname: Land of Blue Skies
- Capital: Ulan Bator (Ulaanbaatar)
- Prime Minister: Chimed Saikhanbileg
- President: Elbegdorj
- Currency: Tögrög
India has asked Switzerland to share information on Indians who admitted to have accounts in Swiss banks.
- He also expressed readiness to sign a bilateral agreement on automatic exchange of information with Switzerland.
- This was conveyed by Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley when the Minister of Economic Affairs visited the Swiss Johann N Schneider-Ammann met him in New Delhi last night.
- Ahead of the visit of the Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter American new to India, the House of Representatives today adopted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2016, calling for the expansion of cooperation Indo-US defense and welcoming the role of India to ensure security in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.
Canada announced its intention to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gas by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 amid international efforts to create a new framework for the fight against climate change.
- Prime Minister Stephen Harper
- Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq
Awards and Recognition
Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari conferred the “Pt. Haridutt Sharma Award” in the field of journalism, writing and social services for Anurradha Prasad, editor of the New 24 Channel today.
- In memory of Pt. Haridutt Sharma, a renowned journalist and eminent writer. This annual award is given in the field of journalism, writing and social services for the outstanding contribution in their respective fields.
- The award consists of cash prize of Rs 51000 / -., Citation, trophy, shawl and memento.
An Egyptian court today condemned ousted President Mohamed Morsi to death on his part in a mass prison break that occurred during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
- Morsi is already serving a 20 year prison sentence for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters while in power.
- Note: Morsi was the first freely elected president of Egypt.
A US jury convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Boston to death by lethal injection.
- Three people were killed and 260 were injured when Tsarnaev, now 21, and his brother, placed bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013.
The Government today appointed Mr. J. Joseph as the Comptroller General of Accounts (CGA) of the Ministry of Finance.
- Joseph, 1979 batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) officer, was the general manager of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
- He succeeds Jawahar Thakur (ICAS-1979), which was named (accounting reforms) OSD in the CGA office.
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis recovered the number one spot in the ranking teams after reaching the final of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia today.
- They have won titles in the titles Wells, Miami and Charleston Doubles Indian this year.
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