As per Brand Finance's annual Nation Brands 2018 report, India ranks 9th most valuable nation brand in the world.
India was ranked 8th in last year's report but slipped by a spot to the 9th rank.
India's brand value was $2,046 billion in 2017 and has increased to $2,159 billion in 2018. India is one of the only two countries in the top 10 to have lost a spot.
Topping the list and maintaining its lead is US with a brand value of $25,899 billion which rose by 23% from last year.
Following US is China in the second spot with a brand value of $12,779 billion. China's brand value saw an increase of 25% from last year, followed by Germany with $5,147 billion, UK with $3,750 billion, Japan with $3,598 billion and France with $3,224 billion.
Veteran commentator and cricket statistican Vijayan Bala has come up with his new book "Indian Sports: Conversations and Reflections".
It is a compilation of interviews of eminent sportspersons he has conducted since 1971.
He has interviewed Olympians like Balbir Singh Senior, Abhinav Bindra, Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik, Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to name a few.
He has also been a member of BCCI's Statistical Committee apart from being an English teacher.
Bala has earlier published a book on Statistics called 'Indian Test Cricket back in 1974'. In 2016, he authored a second book "The Complete Indian Sports Quiz" inaugurated by sports minister Rathore.
Facebook Inc has hired former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team.
The appointment makes Clegg, former leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats and deputy to David Cameron in the 2010-2015 coalition government.
Clegg, (51) succeeds Elliot Schrage and will report to Sandberg beginning.
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, dedicated the National Police Memorial to the nation, on Police Commemoration Day, New Delhi.
The Prime Minister announced an award in the name of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, to honour those involved in disaster response operations.
The award would be announced every year, recognizing the bravery and courage displayed in saving lives of people, in the wake of a disaster.
The National Police Memorial consists of Central Sculpture, a Wall of Valour-engraved with the names of police personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty and a State of Art Museum dedicated to the memory of the martyred police personnel.
India's first cruise service has been launched between Mumbai and Goa. Union Shipping, Ports and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari launched the service in Mumbai.
India's first ever passenger cruise ship service is a joint venture between Mumbai Port Trust and Angriya Sea Eagle Pvt Ltd.
The cruise ship Angriya has been named after first Maratha Navy Admiral Kanhoji Angre and the great Angria bank coral reef near Vijaydurg, Maharashtra.
A delegation of 32 Indian SMEs led by Ms. Alka Arora, Joint Secretary, Ministry of MSME,is participated in the 8th European Congress on SMEs at Kotawice, Poland.
The main theme of the event was “Business-Self-Government Together for Economy”.
NASSCOM has signed a MoU with a leading technology community in Dubai to help small and medium-sized Indian enterprises expand their operations in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The MoU between the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and the Dubai Internet City (DIC) is first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Under the agreement, the DIC will provide NASSCOM’s, small and medium-sized enterprises(SME) members opportunity to develop their operations by offering support and a platform to expand in the MENA region.
The MoU was signed by Ammar al-Malik, Managing Director of DIC and Dubai Outsource City (DOC) and Kamal Agarwala, SME Council Chair, NASSCOM.