Telangan's Capital, Hyderabad secured 'World Green City" title at the International Association of Horticulture Producers (AIPH) World Green City Awards 2022 held in Jeju, South Korea. As per sources, Hyderabad is the only Indian city to make it to the list of World's Green City and win the award. With this, Hyderabad beat cities like Paris, Mexico City, Montreal, Fortaleza and Bogota to be adjudged the grand winner.
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A Russian aeroplane received a bomb threat, following which the Indian Civil Aviation Department alerted at the Delhi Indira Gandhi International Aiport, On October 14, morning, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) received an e-mail warning of a bomb on the flight, with 386 passengers and 14 crew members, who were evacuated immediately. Furthermore, an investigation is also underway in this regard.
Issuing a stern warning to the US and other NATO military alliances, Russia said that the admission of Ukraine to NATO could result in a 'third world war'. On October 12, Security Council of the Russian Federation, Alexander Venediktov said, "If Ukraine is admitted into the US-led NATO military alliance, then the conflict in Ukraine would be guaranteed to escalate into World War Three."
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) hailed the Indian Government’s Direct Benefit Transfer scheme, and called it as a “logistical Marvel.” The statement from the IMF came as a big accolade for the Narendra Modi-led Central Government, which launched the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme. The aseeks to help people who are at low-income levels reach hundreds of millions of people is a logistical marvel.… read-more
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Russia's Federal Security Services detained eight people on Wednesday in connection with the explosion that damaged the Crimea Bridge last week. Sources said that attack was organized by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's main intelligence department. Notably, a truck exploded on the road bridge on Saturday, causing seven fuel tanks of a train heading to the Crimean Peninsula to catch fire, causing lives of three people, causing political stir… read-more
Concerned over the escalation of hostilities in Ukraine, India advised its citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to and within Ukraine. On October 10, the Government of India asked them to strictly follow the safety and security guidelines issued by the local authorities. The advisory comes hours after Russia carried out strikes against multiple Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, which killed 10 people and left 60 others injured.
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A 12-year-old Palestinian boy died on October 10, after being shot and wounded by Israeli soldiers during a weekend army raid in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Mahmoud Samoudi was shot in the abdomen Saturday during an army raid in Jenin, a refugee camp and stronghold of armed Palestinians. Moreover, soldiers entered the camp and surrounded a house.
The Nobel Prize in economic sciences for year 2022 has been awarded to three U.S.-based economists "for research on banks and financial crises." The Swedish Academy announced the last Nobel Prize Award on October 10, to Ben S. Bernanke, Douglas W. Diamond and Philip H. Dybvig. Notably, Nobel prizes carry a cash award of 10 million Swedish kronor (nearly $900,000) and will be handed out on Dec. 10.
Japan has announced to reopen visa-free travel for tourists in to the country, as COVID-19 recedes in the country. This marks some of world’s toughest border control being lifted. Visitors will now be welcomed to Japan after two years of pandemic isolation. With this, the tourism industry is expected to boom in the coming months. Just over half a million visited Japan in 2022, compared to 31.8 million in 2019.
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India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was received with a “Tiranga Welcome”, as he arrived in Australia’s Canberra on October 10. He is scheduled to meet top leadership of Australia and hold talks, to enhance the bilateral relationship with India. He is also expected to visit Sydney during his stay in Australia. “So happy to see the old Parliament House of Australia in our national colours,” said Jaishankar.