Eruptions from a volcano on the Sicilian island of Stromboli sent about 30 tourists jumping into the sea for safety. Officials said a hiker was killed during the eruptions. Italy has three main active volcanoes: Etna on Sicily, Vesuvius near Naples and Stromboli, which shares the name of the small Sicilian island. Stromboli is one of the most active volcanoes on the planet and has almost been erupting continuously since 1932.
HARIVANSH, currently the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, started his career as a journalist. An economist trained at BHU, Varanasi. he is a seasoned journalist who has worked with the premier Hindi magazine Dharmayug.
Gujarat Govt. has announced Vahli Dikri Yojana (Dear Daughter Scheme) for girl children of the state. Under this Vahli Dikri Yojana, the state govt. will provide education incentives and Rs. 1 lakh to first and second daughters of family. This one lakh assistance amount would be provided when the girl attains the age of 18 years.
The Uttar Pradesh State government has announced piped water for every rural home in the state within two years. The Yogi Adityanath-led government has already begun its work on the piped water programme.The State has planned to divide Jal Nigam’s work into urban and rural areas for better implementation. The works are carried out under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Yes Bank has acquired a 9.47 per cent stake in Eveready Industries India, part of the B M Khaitan group, by invoking pledged shares. The shares were acquired on invocation of pledge subsequent to default/breach of terms of credit facilities sanctioned by YES Bank to McLeod Russel India, which is a B M Khaitan group company.
The Indian Rupee will now be accepted for transaction at all airports in Dubai, according to a leading newspaper in the United Arab Emirates. The acceptance of Indian currency is good news for tourists from that country as earlier they lost a sizeable amount due to exchange rates. Nearly 90 million passengers passed through Dubai airports last year, 12.2 million were Indians, the report said
Wipro Chairman Azim Premji and Mastercard Chief Executive Officer Ajay Banga would be honoured with the global excellence award for their contribution to strengthening economic ties between the US and India. US President’s senior adviser Jared Kushner will present the awards to Mr Premji and Mr Banga at the summit.
As parts of the country grapple with acute water scarcity, the central government launched a five-point water conservation campaign – Jal Shakti Abhiyan. The campaign found two Bollywood superstar endorsers – Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan – who echoed the need for water conservation, contributing to a better future.
Pink City’ Jaipur on Saturday made an official entry in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and leaders across the political spectrum welcomed the signal honour to the historical city. The decision was taken at the 43rd session of the Unesco World Heritage Committee, which is taking place in Azerbaijan from June 20 to July 10.
This year’s International Day of Cooperatives is being celebrated on July 6, 2019. The United Nations International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated annually on the first Saturday of July. According to a recent estimate, cooperatives around the world employ or are the main source of income for more than 279 million people—almost 10% of humanity’s total working population.