29 September, 2020

That Was The Week That Was

That Was The Week That Was
Shyam Saran, 1970-batch IFS and now ambassador to Nepal, is the new foreign secretary. He supercedes 10 others and takes over on July 31.

The Modern Indian School in Nepal, which defied a Maoist strike call that’s left 7.5 million students stranded since June 6, is bombed.

ISRO wins a $10 million contract to launch an EU satellite by 2005-end —the first time the space agency will launch an overseas satellite into orbit by the indigenous pslv.


IOC approves draft MoU to set up its first foreign crude oil refinery in the Nigerian state of Edo.

The Disinvestment Ministry is no more. It’s become a department under the finance ministry.

Clay Kullhars are to replace plastic cups on all rail platforms and stations, even in Parliament.



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