Latest Updates From The Nation
Indian, Saudi Arabia Signs Bilateral Annual Haj Agreement for 2019
India and Saudi Arabia signed a bilateral Haj Agreement at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia on December 13, 2018. It was signed by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, and Haj and Umrah Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten.
India's First Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Factory
The first private sector unit for manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in India opened at Adani Aerospace Park in Hyderabad on December 14, 2018. It was inaugurated by Telangana Home Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali. The 50,000 square feet facility has been built by the Adani Group and Israel-based Elbit Systems.
Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant 2016-17
Tata Steel Limited has been declared as the winner of the Prime Minister's Trophy for the 'Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant' in the country for 2016-17. The Steel giant announced the news on December 13, 2018. Tata Steel has been recognised as the best integrated steel plant 13 times since the inception of this award in 1992-93.
Vice President Honours 8 Parliamentarians
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu honoured eight parliamentarians for their contribution in strengthening parliamentary democracy on December 13, 2018. They were conferred with the Lokmat Parliamentary Awards in various categories. The Lokmat Parliamentary Award is the brainchild of Lokmat Media group chairman Vijay Darda.
Krishi Karman Award for Jharkhand
The Union Ministry of Agriculture announced the "Krishi Karman" award in the rice category for Jharkhand in an official release on December 13, 2018. The award carries a cash prize worth Rs. 2 crore and a citation which will be given away in February 2019 by PM Narendra Modi.