RBI signed MoU with the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan
The Reserve Bank of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information” with the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan.
British-Indian educationist named ‘Asian Businesswoman of the Year'
- Asha Khemka was named 'Asian Businesswoman of the Year' at an event in Birmingham, England.
- She was also honoured with one of the UK’s top civilian awards Dame, the female equivalent of knighthood in 2014 and has since won several accolades for her work in education in Nottingham.
Malala to become youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace
- Malala Yousafzai - 19-year-old Pakistani education activist, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize has become the youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace.
- Malala will be appointed by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on April 10, 2017, and it will help to promote girl education around the world.
Landmark anniversary of the purchase of Alaska celebrated
- 150th landmark anniversary was observed for the purchase of Alaska by the United States from the Russian Empire on 20 March 1867 for 7.2 million dollars, at a price of approximately two cents per acre and became the 49th state of the United States.
- The area went through several administrative changes before becoming organized as a territory on 11 May 1912. It was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S. on 3 January 1959.
- Alaska is one of the richest US states thanks to its abundance of natural resources, such as petroleum, gold and fish, as well as its vast expanse of many tourist locations.