Vikramjit Singh, Chairman of SUN Group, has been elected as the new president of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)-India.
He will succeed Jawahar Vadivelu.
About International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the largest, most representative business organization in the world.
Headquarters - Paris, France
Founded - 1919
Motto - We make business work for everyone, everyday, everywhere
Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Asia's oldest exchange has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with HDFC Bank with an objective to strengthen the BSE startup platform.
The MoU has been signed to spread more awareness about the benefits of the listing startups on this BSE startup platform.
BSE is the first exchange to have launched the startup platform.
Founded - 9th July 1875
Location - Mumbai, Maharastra
Chairman - S Ravi
About HDFC Bank
Founded - August 1994
Headquarters - Mumbai
CEO - Aditya Puri
Indian Institute of Technology Madras topped the national ranking of higher institutes released by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) in New Delhi.
Indian Institute of Science, Banglore, and IIT-Delhi begged the second and third rank respectively.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University were ranked 7th and 10th respectively.
Delhi University's Miranda House was ranked the best among colleges across the county, while the varsity's St Stephen's College was ranked fourth.
AIIMS has ranked first among medical sciences institutes.
National Law School, Bangalore has topped law colleges.
Dream11 has become India's first gaming unicorn or billion startups to join the elite club of privately-held startups.
It has achieved this feat after getting the investment of $60 million from Steadview Capital of London and Hong Kong.
The deal involved a secondary sale by Kalaari Capital, Think Investments Multiples Equity.
Dream11 offers its users fantasy gaming in categories such as cricket, football, kabaddi, and basketball.
Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the brand ambassador of this company, and more than 5 crore users are playing fantasy games on this platform.
Headquarters - Mumbai
Founded - 2008
Founder - Harsh Jain & Bhavit Sheth
The sixth edition of the joint military training exercise between the Indian Army and the Sri Lankan Army Exercise "Mitra Shakti" concluded in Sri Lanka.
Mitra Shakti Exercise is started in 2013 and conducted annually as part of military diplomacy to enhance cooperation between the Indian Army and the Sri Lankan Army.
Capital - Colombo, Sri Jayawardennepura kotte
Currency - Sri Lankan rupee
Prime Minister - Ranil Wickremesinghe
The World Economic Forum in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) held in Jordan's Dead Sea.
The forum was themed on three major visions: generating job opportunities, empowering Arab women and promoting the most intriguing startups that have joined the region's industry over the past years.
About World Economic Forum
Headquarters - Geneva, Switzerland
Founded - January 1971
Founder & Executive Chairman - Mr. Klaus Schwab
Capital - Amman
Currency - Jordanian dinar
London became the first city in the world to implement a 24-hour, seven day a week Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), inside which vehicles will have to meet tough emissions standards or face a charge.
Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) objectives to reduce toxic air pollution and protect public health, according to a press release from the office of Sadiq Khan, mayor of London.
About United Kingdom
Capital - London
Currency - Pound sterling
Prime Minister - Theresa May
Google parent company Alphabet has launched its first commercial drone service through its Wing subsidiary in Canberra, Australia.
Alphabet made its first delivery in Canberra after getting approval from the country's civil aviation authority.
The drone will deliver coffee, food, and over-the-counter medicines directly to the clients' home using a connected smartphone app.
Capital - Canberra
Currency - Australian dollar
Prime Minister - Scott Morrison