1.External Affair Minister Sushma and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi will co-chair the first-ever meeting of India-China High-Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges in New Delhi.
2.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a cap on the outstanding stock of external commercial borrowings (ECB) at 6.5 per cent of GDP at current market prices.
3.Government has moved to enhance bank recapitalisation outlay to Rs.1,06,000 crore in the current financial year.
4.The National Film Archives of India (NFAI) and the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for transfer of three acres of land for the construction of a storage facility for films and film material.
5.The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change launched the ‘Asiatic Lion Conservation Project’ with an aim to protect and conserve the world’s last ranging free population of Asiatic Lion and its associated ecosystem.
6.The US regulator FAA has retained the highest aviation safety ranking for India.
7.Former India opener W V Raman has been appointed head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team.
8.The government has decided to set up an expert committee to look into all the taxation issues being faced by startups and angel investors.
9.The Assam government announced that it would deposit Rs.2,500 each to over seven lakh bank accounts of tea garden workers that were opened just after the demonetisation drive two years ago.
10.Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment and Forests & Climate Change,Harsh Vardhan will inaugurate the newly constructed International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean) Complex in the INCOIS campus at Hyderabad.
11.The Maharashtra government has approved a sum of Rs.4,089 crore for the Tembhu lift irrigation scheme in Satara district.
12.Indian software services exporter Infosys named Nilanjan Roy as its chief financial officer (CFO).