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First ever use of Indian waterway to transport Cargo from Bhutan to Bangladesh

The Indian cargo ship MV AAI carrying stone aggregates from Bhutan arrived in Narayanganj in Bangladesh on Tuesday through the Indo-Bangladesh protocol route. The stone aggregates were transported by trucks from Phuentsholing in Bhutan which is 160 KMs from Dhubri jetty in Assam before being shipped to Bangladesh through Brahmaputra. The transport of cargo through this route will cut short ... Read More »

MEPs elect first female EU Commission president

She was confirmed by a margin of 383 votes to 327. She needed the backing of 374 out of 747 MEPs to win. With her vision of a greener, fairer and rule-based Europe, the first female EU Commission President will replace Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November. She secured the backing of more than half of the members of ... Read More »

First train carrying water for Chennai leaves Jolarpet

This is expected to bring an additional 10 Million litre per day to the Tamil Nadu capital which is reeling under an acute scarcity of the essential resource. Adorned with flowers and bearing a poster stating ‘Drinking water for Chennai’, the train will reach the city shortly. As many as 50 wagons with a capacity of 54,000 litres each have ... Read More »

World Cup 2019: India to take on New Zealand in the first Semi final

The match will begin at 3 PM Indian time. All-round performances and some individual batting prowess saw India top the World Cup 2019 league stage. India, whose league stage match against New Zealand was washed out, have suffered just one defeat at this World Cup so far, against England, and ended on top of the 10-team group stage, making them ... Read More »

First, Dungerpur municipal council creates a gaming zone for kids

‘Generating daily income of 20-25 K  from the facility’ Udaipur : Those who believe municipal bodies are just there to clean the drains and streets and maintain road lights, are mistaken. Some municipalities like in Dungarpur are way ahead in creating facilities and making serious efforts towards making their cities smart as well as children friendly. Dungerpur municipal council that has ... Read More »

BJP’s first parliament party meet; PM Modi talks tough to his MP’s

After registering a landslide victory in the 2019 general elections, BJP held its first Parliamentary meet on Tuesday. Upon his arrival at the meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a grand welcome with a standing ovation by all the BJP MPs, accompanied by garlands and flower shower. During the meeting, PM Modi directed all the MPs to participate in the ... Read More »

First battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The hybrid expedition cruise ship, the Roald Amundsen, can take 500 passengers and is designed to sail in harsh climate waters. Named after the Norwegian explorer who navigated the Northwest Passage in 1903-1906 and was first to reach the South Pole in 1911, the ship heads for the Arctic from Tromsoe this week and will sail the Northwest Passage to ... Read More »

First Batch of Amarnath Yatra flagged off from Jammu base camp

In Jammu and Kashmir, the first batch of 2,234 Shri Amarnath pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar-base camp in Jammu for Kashmir Valley this morning. Amid tight security arrangements the pilgrims including 1,839 men, 333 women 17 children and 45 Sadhus and Sadhvis’ left the base camp in a cavaclade of 93 light and heavy vehicles. The first batch was formally  flagged ... Read More »

BNI’s 604th Chapter – BNI Pearl Outsets its First Meeting

  Udaipur : a city of lakes and now a city of exponential business opportunities welcomes it’s 3rd and BNI India’s 604th Chapter – BNI Pearl with open arms. With 31+ members on board and over 40 visitors the Chapter had its first meeting today since its launch at Hotel Radisson. 98% of businesses rely on referrals to get new ... Read More »

World Cup: Australia outclass England, become first team to reach semis

LONDON: It was reminiscent of the Australian swagger of yore as Aaron Finch‘s pacers bossed arch-rivals England on their way to the World Cup semifinals with a 64-run victory on Tuesday. BLOG | SCORECARD | FULL SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE While Australia became the first team to reach the semifinals of the showpiece, England’s defeat, their second straight following the ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump releases his first re-election campaign video

The video shows thousands of supporters cheering him on, at a rally, in the midwestern state of Wisconsin, which Trump carried in the 2016 election by one percentage points. Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes proved to be the tipping point in the election, giving Trump the 270 electoral votes to win the presidential election. Later in the day, Trump, who has ... Read More »

First session of 17th Lok Sabha to begin today

The session will continue till 26th of next month. Since it is the first session of the new Lok Sabha, it will mainly be devoted to Oath taking of newly elected MPs, the election of Lok Sabha Speaker, the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address and financial business relating to Union Budget. The session will have 30 sittings of ... Read More »

Paris’s Notre-Dame cathedral to hold first mass since fire

For safety reasons, the mass led by Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit will be celebrated on a very small scale. Worshippers will be expected to don hard hats but priests will be wearing their ceremonial garb. The mass will broadcast live on Catholic TV channel KTO. It will take place at 6:00 pm (11:30 pm IST) in the Chapel of the ... Read More »

Boris Johnson tops first round of poll for British PM

Three contenders – Mark Harper, Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey – were knocked out in the secret ballot of Tory MPs. Mr Johnson received 114 votes, significantly more than his nearest rival Jeremy Hunt, who came second with 43. Michael Gove was third with 37. Seven candidates progress to the next round of voting next week. The two who prove ... Read More »

MG Motor India inaugurates its first showroom in Udaipur

Udaipur :  British carmaker MG (Morris Garages) Motor India today inaugurated its first showroom in Udaipur, ahead of the its first launch later this month – the Hector. Bookings for the MG Hector begin at an amount of INR 50,000. With a network of 120 centers at present, the carmaker aims to further expand it to a total of 250 centers ... Read More »

PM Modi reaches Maldives for first trip after re-election

Prime Minister Modi will be holding talks with President Solih. Officials are also expected to hold delegation level talks in the evening.The meetings will be followed by a joint press briefing about agreements that will be signed between the two countries. Maldives is also planning to honour PM Modi with the Order of Nishanizzuddeen, a prestigious award in the country.Prime ... Read More »

Foreign Minister Dr. S Jaishankar in Bhutan on first overseas visit

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday met Bhutan’s top leadership, including Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, and discussed important elements of the bilateral ties with emphasis on development partnership and cooperation in the hydropower sector. Jaishankar is in the Buddhist kingdom on a two-day visit, his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the Ministry of External Affairs.He also conveyed ... Read More »

Foreign Minister Dr. S Jaishankar arrives in Bhutan on first overseas visit

Minister of External Affairs Dr. S Jaishankar, who assumed charge on May 30, is expected to receive an audience with King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Foreign Minister was received by his Bhutanese counterpart Tandi Dorji on his arrival in country. “Great to be back in Bhutan! Touched by the warm and sunny welcome!,” MEA Dr. S Jaishankar tweeted. The External ... Read More »

UK Foreign Office Board gets first Indian-origin member

Kumar Iyer, who was born in London and spent his early years in India, has previously been based in Mumbai as Britain’s Deputy High Commissioner. In this new role as the Chief Economist, which commences in July, he will lead the FCO’s Economics Unit which provides in-house economic analysis input into foreign policy formulation, and also develops economics capability within ... Read More »

In a First,  Udaipur’s Sajjangarh Biological Park taps in Augmented Reality app to attract visitors 

‘Only Zoo in the country to have AR technology ‘ Udaipur : Imagine the fun one would experience in clicking a selfie with the state animal ‘chinkara’, making funny faces with the monkeys in background or hearing a lion roaring it’s sign board. Sajjangarh Biological Park has become the first one in the country to launch educative cum entertainment technology  known ... Read More »

Russia launches first Arctic train service

The tourists came from seven countries including the US, Germany, Norway and Russia. The train, named, Zarengold, complete with two restaurant cars will travel from Saint Petersburg through according to the organisers, the whole trip will take 11 days and allow passengers to discover areas difficult to access by other means. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Download Udaipur Kiran App to read ... Read More »

Raj’s first mango festival to be held from 7-9 in Banswara

Udaipur : Some 46 varieties of unique, hybrid and special desi mangoes would be put to display during the three days mango festival that is scheduled to be held at Kushalbagh ground of Banswara city from June 7 onwards. The event which is first in the state,  is a joint venture of the district administration, Agriculture Research Center and Banswara tourism ... Read More »

Meet India’s first ‘All Women Crew’ to fly Medium Lift Helicopter

The ‘All women crew’ flew a Mi-17 V5 helicopter for a Battle Inoculation Training mission taking off and landing from restricted areas at a forward air base in South Western Air Command. Flt Lt Parul Bhardwaj hails from Mukerian in Punjab and is incidentally also the first woman pilot to fly the Mi-17 V5. Fg Offr Aman Nidhi hails from ... Read More »

Trump becomes first head of state to meet Japan’s new Emperor

Emperor Naruhito ascended to the throne on May 1, opening what is called the era of “Reiwa,” or “beautiful harmony.” The President and first lady Melania Trump kicked off the formal visit with handshakes and greetings with Naruhito and Empress Masako. The President, who is on a four-day state visit to Japan, was treated to a welcome ceremony full of ... Read More »

Trump first head of state to meet Japan’s new emperor

US President Donald Trump got the red carpet treatment at Japan’s Imperial Palace where he made history, becoming the first world leader to meet with the new emperor of Japan. Emperor Naruhito ascended to the throne on May 1, opening what is called the era of “Reiwa,” or “beautiful harmony.” The president and first lady Melania Trump kicked off the ... Read More »

UltraTech Cement commissions first zero discharge ready mix concrete plant

UltraTech Cement has commissioned World’s first zero discharge ready mix concrete plant in the city of Mumbai. UltraTech Cement on its efforts towards sustainability and innovation has developed in-house technology to use all waste generated from the rejected concrete in the form of waste sludge or slurry for recycling into Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) production. This technology is fully automated ... Read More »

IDFC First Bank inks business partnership arrangement with Capital Trust

IDFC First Bank has entered into business partnership arrangement with Capital Trust to work together on various financial products in the territories where Capital Trust has presence. IDFC First Bank provides a range of financial solutions to individuals, small businesses and corporates. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter IDFC First Bank inks business partnership arrangement with Capital Trust appeared first on Udaipur News ... Read More »

Qatar brings first newly-built 2022 World Cup stadium to life

Fans packed into the Al Janoub stadium, a 40,000 seat venue designed by late architect ZahaHadid and made to resemble the sail of a dhow, or traditional wooden sailboat, to cheer on Qatari teams playing in the final of the Emir Cup, a local tournament for the country’s club sides. The inauguration comes as soccer’s world governing body FIFA floats ... Read More »

Soccer: Qatar brings first new World Cup stadium to life

Fans packed into the Al Janoub stadium, a 40,000 seat venue made to resemble the sail of a dhow, or traditional wooden sailboat, to cheer on Qatari teams playing in the final of the Emir Cup, a local tournament for the country’s club sides. The inauguration comes as soccer’s world governing body FIFA floats a plan to expand the next ... Read More »

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announces first in the world launch of its novel, globally-researched, latest-in-class diabetes medicine “Remogliflozin” in India

Udaipur : Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Glenmark), a research-led global integrated pharmaceutical company, today announced the launch of its novel,patent protected and globally-researched sodium glucose co-transporter (SGLT2)inhibitor Remogliflozinetabonate (Remogliflozin) in India. The drug is indicated in the treatment of type-2 diabetes mellitus in adults. SGLT2 inhibitors are novel anti-diabetic drugs that help achieve glycemic control by acting on the SGLT2 receptors ... Read More »

India’s GS Lakshmi becomes first female ICC match referee

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has welcomed India’s GS Lakshmi as the first female to be appointed to the ICC International Panel of Match Referees. Following close on the heels of Claire Polosak, who earlier this month became the first ever woman umpire to stand in a men’s ODI, Lakshmi will be eligible to referee international games with immediate effect. ... Read More »

Paytm Launches its First Credit Card in Association with Citibank

New Delhi :  Paytm has launched its first credit card “Paytm First Card” in association with Citibank. With this, it was said in a statement that customers can apply for this credit card through Paytm App. It further said that they would also get promo codes of Rs. 10000 for the minimum spending of Rs. 10000 for the first four ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Catholic churches held Sunday prayers for the first time since Easter attacks

The prayers were held amidst tight security and frisking of the participants. The churches had cancelled prayers for two consecutive Sundays after the attacks following security alerts. Catholic schools are still closed and are likely to open on Tuesday depending on security conditions. Nine suicide bombers were involved in the Easter day attacks targeting hotels and churches across the country. ... Read More »

Indian Air Force Gets First Apache Guardian Attack Helicopter

New Delhi  : The Apache Guardian attack helicopter was formally handed over to India on May 10 at the chopper production facility in Arizona, US. India signed a contract for 22 of the Apache Guardian choppers with the US in September 2015. According to IAF, “The helicopter has the capability to carry out precision attacks at standoff ranges and operate ... Read More »

Animal lovers in Karnataka flock to first pet restaurant

The cafe named ‘K9 Restro’ was launched for and by enthusiastic canine lovers. “We have done is, what we have planned is in this restaurant we have A to Z facility for the pets too. So we have the pet training school for the pets, so we have spa and grooming facility for the pets and also we have a ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Schools to open tomorrow for first time after Easter Sunday attacks

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said security arrangements are being made at every school and the public has been asked not to park cars close to schools. He said designated parking areas would be provided for vehicles transporting children. The spokesman said security forces across the country had recovered small quantities of explosives, guns, swords, daggers and knives. He said they ... Read More »