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  • Cabinet approved the Ordinance for arbitration centre

    March 3, 2019
    The Union Cabinet has approved the promulgation of an Ordinance for establishing the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) in an effort to make India a hub of institutionalized arbitration. The establishment of institutionalized arbitration will be to the advantage of the public and public institutions in terms of quality of expertise and costs incurred.
    The NDIAC will be headed by a chairperson who will be appointed by the Centre in consultation with the Chief Justice of... Read More

    Delhi Cabinet approved the reimbursement cost of fitting hydraulic lifts in CNG buses

    March 3, 2019
    The Delhi Cabinet approved the reimbursement cost of fitting hydraulic lifts in 1,000 standard-floor Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses that are going to be procured. In a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Transport Department’s proposal was approved to provide efficient and environmental friendly modes of public transport to Delhiites.
    The hydraulic lifts are to be fitted in 1,000 standard-floor buses, enabling them to be used by differently abled people as... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Swine Flu cases has increased in Gujarat

    March 3, 2019
    Swine Flu in Gujarat has become an epidemic as almost 100 new cases are reported from across the state per day. So far, 3000 cases and 99 deaths in two months has been reported.   Since January 1st, 2164 people have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospitals while 853 people are under treatment for H1N1 influenza, which has already claimed 99 lives in this year since January 1st. On average, 80-100 cases and 2-3 deaths are being reported per day for the last two weeks.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    South Korea to help U.S. and North Korea reach a deal

    March 3, 2019
    South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in announced that South Korea will work with the U.S. and North Korea to ensure they reach agreement on denuclearisation, a day after talks between the U.S. and North Korean leaders collapsed over sanctions.
    A second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in Vietnam, was cut short after they failed to reach a deal on the extent of sanctions relief North Korea would get in exchange for steps to give up its... Read More
    Category: International

    Ravneet Gill is appointed as MD and CEO of Yes Bank

    March 3, 2019
    Ravneet Gill, Former India chief of Deutsche Bank, took charge as the Managing Director (MD) and chief executive officer of private sector lender Yes Bank. He will have a three-year term.
    Mr.Gill succeeds Rana Kapoor, the co-founder of the bank, whose term ended on January 31, 2019. Mr.Ajai Kumar, one of the board members, was appointed as the interim CEO after Mr. Kapoor’s term ended. Yes Bank decided to search for a new chief executive after the RBI declined to extend... Read More

    Sanath Jayasuriya banned for 2 years after ICC anti-corruption probe

    March 3, 2019
    The former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned for two years from all cricket-related activity by the ICC's anti-corruption unit. He was punished for refusing to co-operate with investigations concerning corruption in the country. Jayasuriya played 110 Tests, 445 one-day internationals and 31 Twenty20s for Sri Lanka and was also a former captain during his illustrious career between 1989-2011. He is also a former member of Sri Lanka's parliament and a former deputy... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Sitting Judge of Delhi HC Justice Valmiki J Mehta passed away

    March 3, 2019
    Mehta, who was 59 years old, had assumed office as an Additional Judge of Delhi high court on April 15, 2009. Mehta got enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1982 and began his career in law by practising in the Delhi High Court, district courts and various tribunals in civil matters. He was appointed a Senior Advocate at the age of 42, on September 22, 2001.
    Category: Obituary

    IIT (BHU) scientist discovered tadpole-like jets on Sun

    March 3, 2019
    Scientists led by IIT (BHU) researcher Abhishek Srivastava have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of regions with intense magnetic fields on the Sun. Formally called pseudo-shocks, the "tadpoles" are made entirely of plasma, which accounts for an estimated 99% of the observable universe. It could help understand why corona (Sun's upper atmosphere) is over 200 times hotter than its surface.

    Cabinet approves Rs 1,450 crore for share capital of RBI in NHB

    March 3, 2019
    The National Housing Bank (NHB) has been set up to operate as the principal agency to promote housing finance institutions in India. Up till now, the authorised capital of NHB stands at 2,000 crore of which 1,450 crore has been subscribed by RBl. Currently, the capital is fully subscribed by RBl.
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Indias Foodgrain output in 2018-19 maybe 281.37 mt: Second Advance Estimate

    March 3, 2019
    The second advance estimates for the production of most of the crops for the agricultural year 2018-19 been released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare. Data on Production of Food Crops: ♦ Foodgrains  –  281.37 million tonnes. ♦ Rice  –  115.60  million tonnes. (record) ♦ Nutri / Coarse Cereals – 42.64 million tonnes. ♦ Maize  –  27.80 million tonnes. ♦ Pulses... Read More

    Doordarshan launches Rock The Night, a programme for rock music

    March 3, 2019
    Doordarshan today launched Rock The Night, a brand new programme for rock music. This programme will air at DD National from 5th of March. DD has envisioned Rock The Night as a platform for indie rock bands to showcase their talent.
    The show is dedicated to the soldiers who keep the nation safe. He also expressed his love for artists like Cliff Richards, The Bee Gees, and Smokie.
    The crept in the Indian indie rock bands. Director General of Doordarshan, Supriya Sahu said, DD is... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar takes over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command

    March 3, 2019
    Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, who played a prominent role in the Kargil Operations has taken over as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force. The Air Marshal is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Air Force as a Fighter Pilot in June 1981.
    The Air Marshal reviewed a ceremonial Guard of Honour yesterday and outlined his vision for the Western Air Command. He exhorted all personnel to work... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Arun Jaitley to release book titled Mann Ki Baat - A Social Revolution on Radio in New Delhi

    March 3, 2019
    A book titled, 'Mann Ki Baat - A Social Revolution on Radio' was released by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. The book is a compendium encompassing 50 editions of the 'Mann Ki Baat' programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on All India Radio. The father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi used to communicate in very simple language with people and his Salt Satyagraha had an electrifying effect. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee travelled, he used to carry a small... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    7th Guiness Book of World Record Created By DEPwD In Bharuch, Gujarat

    March 3, 2019
    A National Conference on “Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot. Mr. Gehlot stated that the “7th Guinness Book of World Record” has been created by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), at Bharuch, Gujarat. ‘Modern Artificial Limbs (Legs)’ were implanted on 260 Divyang jans within 8 hours in Gujarat.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Chris Gayle Becomes First Player To Smash 500 Sixes In International Cricket

    March 3, 2019
    West Indies opener Chris Gayle become the first batsman ever to smash 500 or more sixes in international cricket. In the 4th ODI against England in Grenada, Gayle scored 162 runs. His innings contained a staggering 14 sixes and powered the Windies to their highest-ever ODI score of 389.

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