Lalitha Kumarmangalam is appointed new Chairman of National Commission for Women.The post was vacant following resignation of Mamta Sharma.It reviews the Constitutional and Legal safeguards of women and also facilitates redressal of grievances affecting women.
The President Sh Pranab Mukherjee completed a 4 day successful visit to Vietnam.India signed important deals including the crucial and strategic sectors of defence procurement,oil exploration and air connectivity.Letter of Intent (LOI) signed between ONGC Videsh Limited and Petro Vietnam.
Relief work in flood ravaged Jammu &Kashmir is in full swing.Centre is giving all medical help including doctors and Para Medic Staff to Jammu and Kashmir to prevent outbreak of diseases in the state.The Union Health Minister Dr Harsha Vardhan visited devastation hit state and medical camps.
India and China in a landmark deal agreed to improve trade and boost Chinese investments in India.Chinese President Xi Jinping in a joint Statement with Prime Minister said to invest $20bn in infrastructure in next 5 years.
The United Nations has said that the number of hungry people in the world has dropped by 100 million over the last 10years,though one in 9 are still undernourished.The report said the Millenium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 is within reach if appropriate and immediate efforts are stepped in.
In historic referendum the people of Scotland rejected the independence voted to remain part of United Kingdom.55% people voted NO to Seperation.The Act of 1707 united Scotland and Wales to Britain.