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- IREDA Drives Sustainable Future at Intersolar Europe 2023 Exhibition
IREDA participated in the “Intersolar Europe 2023” exhibition in Munich, Germany. The organization showcased its initiatives in financing renewable energy projects and promoting energy efficiency. They engaged with global stakeholders, explored collaborations, and discussed potential partnerships with banks and technology providers. IREDA’s involvement demonstrates its commitment to the global Renewable Energy landscape and addressing climate change.
- Strong Growth in Direct Tax Collections for FY 2023-24: Key Highlights and Refunds Update
Gross direct tax collections for FY 2023-24 grew by 12.73%. Net direct tax collections increased by over 11.18%. Advance tax collections for FY 2023-24 reached Rs. 1,16,776 crore, showing a growth of 13.70%. Refunds totaling Rs. 39,578 crore were issued in the current fiscal year.
- National Conference on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy: Highlights on Teacher Training and Blended Learning
The National Conference on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy took place in Pune as a pre-cursor to the G-20 4th Education Working Group Meeting. On day two, the conference focused on capacity building and training of teachers in blended mode. NISHTHA, a program aimed at improving the quality of teachers and learning outcomes, covered 35 lakh teachers at various levels. The conference showcased successful practices from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.
- Gandhi Peace Prize 2021 Awarded to Gita Press: Promoting Peace and Social Harmony
The Gandhi Peace Prize for 2021 is awarded to Gita Press, Gorakhpur. The prize recognizes the institution’s contribution to promoting Gandhian ideals of peace and social harmony. Gita Press is a renowned publisher that has published millions of books in multiple languages. The award includes a cash prize, citation, plaque, and a handicraft item. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, headed the jury that selected Gita Press as the recipient. The institution has played a significant role in community service and embodies the principles of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Bangladesh Adopts IMF Mandated Method for Forex Reserves Calculation
Bangladesh will adopt the IMF-mandated method for calculating its foreign reserves, according to the Bank of Bangladesh. This change aligns with the IMF’s 6th edition of the Balance of Payment and International Investment Position Manual. The new calculation may impact Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserve figures, potentially lowering them from the current $29.87 billion. However, the Bank of Bangladesh predicts that the reserve will increase to $30 billion, equivalent to 5 months of imports. The bank also plans to implement a unified and market-driven single exchange rate regime, allowing market forces to determine the exchange rate between Bangladeshi Taka (BDT) and foreign currencies, including the USD.
- Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony: A Vibrant Display of Unity and Talent
The Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony took place in Berlin with a 255-member strong India contingent. The event featured musical performances, choreography, and notable attendees including the German President and Chancellor. Roller skater Aryan Nagalli led the Indian delegation and shared his inspiring story of overcoming rejection. The chairman of the Special Olympics emphasized the importance of unity and breaking down barriers during the Games.
- Rankireddy and Shetty Make History: India Wins First BWF Super 1000 Title at Indonesian Open
Indian badminton duo Rankireddy and Shetty made history by winning India’s first-ever BWF Super 1000 World Tour title. They defeated Malaysia’s Chia and Soh in the final of the Indonesian Open. Despite losing to the Malaysians in previous matches, the Indian pair stuck to their plan and secured victory. This win signifies the rapid growth of Indian badminton on the global stage.
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