AIR News



  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that government has so far opened more than nine thousand Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra to impart skill training to youth. Inaugurating one such a Centre at Mandir Marg in New Delhi, Mr Singh said, government has earmarked 12 hundred crore rupees so that youth belonging to economically weaker section could be trained in skill training.




  • The cross LoC ‘Karvan-e-Aman’ weekly bus service between Srinagar and PoK’s capital Muzaffarabad, resumed today after remaining suspended last week due to Diwali festival. Official sources told AIR that passengers from this side and from Muzaffarabad will travel through LoC via Kaman Post in Uri sector in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.



  • At the stock markets, after a strong opening, the Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange swung between losses and gains, and had advanced 21 points, to 32,411 a short while ago.




  • At the stock markets, after a strong opening, the Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange swung between losses and gains, and had advanced 21 points, to 32,411 a short while ago.




  • In Yemen, three soldiers and five assailants were killed in an attack on a military base in the southern province of Abyan today. A security source said a car rigged with explosives carrying five men pulled up to a military base in the district of Mudiya in Abyan.




  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on his victory in the parliamentary elections. In a tweet, Mr Modi ...



  • Congress today hit out at the BJP for allegedly bribing Patidar leaders.Briefing media in New Delhi, party spokesperson Manish Tewari said, BJP is nervous and desperate to win the Gujarat Assembly elections.



  • Central Industrial Security Force will analyse the Social media trends and data for the first time in monitoring security.The data will be used to monitor the country's most vital assets such as airports and nuclear and aerospace installations.



  • Police in the US today discovered the body of a child, which they say is "most likely" of a three-year-old Indian girl who went missing two weeks ago. Sherin Mathews, who has developmental issues and limited verbal communication skills, was last seen outside her family's backyard in Richardson city in Texas on October 7.



  • A senior US official has said the Trump administration wants India to help strengthen Afghanistan's capacities and institutions so that the war-torn country can take on a resurgent Afghan Taliban based in neighbouring Pakistan. The official said where the help is needed by India primarily is in areas of ensuring that Afghanistan can be strengthened as a state.



  • President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will be on a one day visit to India tomorrow.During his visit, President Ghani will meet with Rashtrapati and have detailed delegation level talks with the Prime Minister, who will also host lunch in the honour of the visiting dignitary.



  • Slovenian President Borut Pahor will face a second-round election on the 12th of next month after he fell short of a majority in yesterday's first round.Mr Pahor is trying to win a second five-year mandate.



  • In Football, Brazil and Spain have joined England and Mali in the semi-finals of the Under-17 FIFA World Cup being held in India.




  • In Nepal, a total of 802 candidates have filed nominations for the first phase of Parliamentary and Assembly elections. The Election Commission said, 320 candidates submitted their papers for 37 constituencies of House of Representatives and 482 candidates filed nominations for 74 State Assembly constituencies.




  • A large and very strong typhoon is moving northeast over Shizuoka Prefecture in central Japan, after making landfall on the country's Pacific Coast. It is bringing heavy rain and stormy winds over wide areas.




  • In her first foreign visit as Defence Minister, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman left for Philippines this morning to attend the Southeast Asian Defence Ministers' meeting. The two-day ADMM (ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting)-Plus meeting is expected to discuss ways to enhance defence and security co-operation among the member nations to effectively counter various transnational security challenges facing the region.




  • In Nigeria, a suicide bomber killed 13 people in the city of Maiduguri yesterday.Police said, the attack, which also injured five people, struck the city's Muna Garage area.




  • State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has drawn a blueprint to raise crude oil production by 4 metric tonne (MT) and almost double natural gas output by 2020.




  • Government has de-affiliated close to 400 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) after inspections found that the institutes lacked requisite infrastructure and trainers for imparting vocational training to students. Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajesh Agarwal told this to news agency PTI.



  • The winter session of the Haryana Assembly begins today.


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