The Daily Brief- 15th January 2018

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  • The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked India at 30th position out of 100 countries on its Global Manufacturing Index (GMI). The index was released as part of WEF’s first Readiness for the future of production Report which analysed development of modern industrial strategies.Japan ranked 1 followed by South Korea and Germany in the Top 3.
  • The iconic Teen Murti Chowk in central New Delhi was renamed as Teen Murti-Haifa after Israeli City Haifa in solemn ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • India has contributed $50,000 to United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s Office of Envoy on Youth to help with its mission of involving the young generation in the organisation’s goals.
  • Indian Railway Finance Corporation’s (IRFC’s) green bonds have been listed by The India International Exchange (India INX)on its debt listing platform-Global Securities Market. IRFC green bonds are now the first debt security to be listed on exchange at International Financial Services Centre at GIFT city, Gujarat.
  • Researchers from Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) have discovered a new species of moth, scientifically named Elcysma Ziroensis from Talley Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • 7th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) 2018 under the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ programme was held in Bengaluru, Karnataka from January 14-20, 2018. It

    aims to celebrate national integration and idea of unity in diversity of country.

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