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Power women Cherie Blair, Ivanka Trump, ICICI Bank's Chanda Kochhar and Dell EMC's CCO Karen Quintos packed a knockout punch in the opening session of the second day of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017+ in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

And perhaps no one felt its effects more than Telangana's IT minister K Taraka Rama Rao (KTR), who despite being at his charming best, was subjected to some friendly 'male bashing' by UK's former first lady Cherie Blair, who is also the founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.

Noting that women is an incarnation of ‘Shakti- the Goddess of power’ as per Indian mythology, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said women empowerment was “vital to India’s development.”

Addressing the Global Entrepreneurs Summit (GES) 2017 in Hyderabad, after jointly inaugurating it with Ivanka Trump, PM Modi said the theme—“women first, prosperity for all” makes the edition of GSE stand out.

New Delhi, November 27: India’s milk production in 2016-17 rose by 18.81% as compared to 2013-14 while the per capita availability of milk increased from 307 gm/day in 2013-14 to 351 gm/day in 2016-17. The increase in milk production significantly increased the dairy farmers’ income.

NEW DELHI: With panchayats woefully short in handling functions and finances that cash-intensive development schemes have brought under their mandate in recent years, an expert committee has recommended that they should have a "full-time CEO" and "engineer" to discharge administrative and technical work.

Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian today said India's steady growth has resulted in a consistent decline in poverty and improvement in several human development indices, including reduction in the infant mortality rate (IMR).

Delivering a lecture on 'India's Precocious Growth Model and Its Future', organised by MCR HRD Institute of Telangana, he said income levels increased significantly across the country in the last three decades, even though the regional disparities continue, an official release said.

Deputy Executive Director of United Nation's Children Fund Justin Forsyth while interacting with reporters here this evening also asserted that India can actually address the issues involved and become a "model for development" for the rest of the world.

has made an "impressive" progress on the metrics of child development in the last decade, but there is a section of children who have been "left out" due to inequality or lack of access to resources, a top UNICEF official said.

The Union cabinet has approved constitution of the Fifteenth Finance Commission that will decide the formula for sharing of taxes between the Centre and states for five years starting April 1, 2020.

The names of members and the terms of reference (ToR) of the commission will be announced later, the government said in a notice on Wednesday.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 being hosted by India along with the US is a testament to the “strong friendship” between the two countries, US President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump said today.

Nagpur: The government is planning an organic revolution for the country, and the ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSS&LUP) has come to its aid by identifying areas holding high potential for the same.

After completing scientific research that started in 2011, the bureau along with ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, and Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has prepared a geo-spatial digital map showing organic carbon stock in the soils of all states.

Global ratings agency Moody's on Friday revised the country's sovereign ranking to Baa2 from Baa3 - its first upgrade in almost 14 years — citing implementation of a string of economic reforms, including demonetisation and rollout of the goods and services tax. The new rating, India's highest since the 1991 reforms, comes as a huge boost for the government.

The action looks beyond the present slowdown in economic growth and a surge in bank bad loans, and bets on India's medium- and longterm growth potential.