30 August 2014 Current Affairs

Noted Historian Bipan Chandra Died

Noted Indian historian Bipan Chandra died on 30 August. Chandra had authored various books including The Rise and Growth of Economic Nationalism, In the Name of Democracy: The JP Movement and the Emergency, Nationalism and Colonialism in Modern India and The Making of Modern India: From Marx to Gandhi.He became a Member of the University Grants Commission in 1993. He was the Chairman of the National Book Trust, New Delhi from 2004 to 2012.He received Padma Bhushan Award in 2010 in the field of Literature and Education.

India Signed Loan Agreements with World Bank For MSRP II

India signed loan agreement with World Bank for Mizoram State Roads Project (MSRP II). As per the agreement, soft loan window of World Bank, International Development Agency (IDA) will provide assistance of 107 million US dollars for the Project.The agreement was signed by Nilaya Mitash, Joint Secretary (MI), Department of Economic Affairs and Onno Ruhl, Country Director, World Bank, India.


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