PM Narendra Modi dedicated the Phase – I of SAUNI Yojana Project

PM Narendra Modi dedicated the Phase – I of Link II of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation (SAUNI) Yojana with an estimated budget of Rs.12,000 crore.

The Link – II pipeline canal has designed to pump Narmada water into 17 dams in Botad, Bhavnagar and Amreli districts. The 257-km line will have capacity to carry 258 million cubic meters of water.


China to launch its first cargo spacecraft:

China is set to launch its first cargo spacecraft between April 20 and 24. The Tianzhou-1 has been transferred with a Long March – 7 Y2 carrier rocket from the testing centre to the launch zone in Wenchang, Hainan province, said the office of China’s manned space programme

Canadian Defence Minister begins week-long visit to India:


Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan began his maiden visit to India during which he will meet top Indian leaders, an official statement said. This visit will further strengthen Canada and India’s bilateral defence cooperation, and expand our partnership in the security and defence sectors.

Banking & Business

PNB launches three new products on foundation day:

On the occasion of its 123rd Foundation Day, Punjab National Bank (PNB) has launched three new products for its customers.

The three new products are automated electronic toll collection to facilitate hassle-free toll payment/ collection; a credit card mobile App; and a scheme for financing a grid connected Roof Solar Power Project.

Managing Director and CEO: Usha Ananthasubramanian

Philippines Prez wins TIME 100 Reader Poll:

Philippines’ president Rodrigo Duterte has won Time Magazine’s Readers’ Poll of the 100 most influential people in the world. Time 100 Reader Poll, an online survey in which the publication has asked its readers to vote for who should be included in this year’s

Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people. However Modi did not garner any votes in the online survey, who was named one among the list of 2015.


Amanpreet crowned “King of Mountains”

Former Indian National Rally Champion Amanpreet Ahulawalia emerged as the undisputed “King of Mountains as he claimed the JK Tyre Arunachal Festival of Speed crown.

The Noida based veteran rallyist finished all the stages, including the super special stage in just an impressive 27 second lead ahead of Ajay Kumar.

Historic Events of the Day

World Heritage Day observed on 18th April:

World Heritage Day, celebrating international monuments and sites, is on April 18. World Heritage Day is all about raising awareness of the importance of protecting and preserving various sites around the world that have achieved world heritage status. The theme of 2017 is “Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism”.


Former A.P. Minister passes away:


Former A.P. Minister and TDP leader Devineni Rajasekhar alias Nehru, 63, passed away following a cardiac arrest in Hyderabad. Mr. Nehru was a five-time MLA from the Kankipadu constituency in Krishna district.