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  • Indian Railways to launch WiFi facilities at a minimum of 2,000 stations

    January 5, 2019
    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal instructed officials to provide WiFi facilities at a minimum of 2,000 stations as soon as possible. He also called for setting up a single helpline number for all non-security railway complaints by the end of January. Additionally, Point of Sale (PoS) machines will be distributed in all trains to each catering staffer by March 31 to address complaints related to overcharging by the caterer. The government will also replace conventional coaches with modern Linke... Read More


    Centre approved Centre for Classical Language at Tirur

    January 5, 2019
    The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development approved the establishment of a Centre for Classical Language at the Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, Tirur, Kerala. The Ministry has communicated the decision to the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysuru. It is said that the State government would be required to prepare a detailed project report and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry. The proposed centre would spur the development of Malayalam language... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Ajay Maken, AICC partys Delhi unit president, resigned his position

    January 5, 2019
    Ajay Maken, Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister, stepped down as the  All India Congress Committee (AICC) party’s Delhi unit president. He cited the health-related issues as the reason for his resignation. P.C. Chacko, AICC in-charge of the Delhi unit, confirmed Mr. Maken’s resignation. The party is looking for a successor to replace his position. former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and former Delhi Minister Yoganand Shastri are being considered as his... Read More

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    Government says no decision regarding Rs 2,000 note production recently

    January 5, 2019
    The union government clarified that there has been no decision recently regarding the production of the 2000 rupees notes.
    Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg the printing of notes is planned as per the projected requirement. The country more than adequate such notes in the system with over 35 percent of them by value in circulation.
    Category: Indian Affairs


    PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 8 projects in Manipur

    January 5, 2019
    During his visit to Manipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to inaugurate 8 projects and lay the foundation stone for 4 new schemes. The projects include the integrated check post in Tengnoupal district, Dolaithabi Barrage project of Imphal East district, FCI food storage godown in Imphal East district and the Buffer water reservoirs in Ukhrul district. PM Modi will also inaugurate improved and upgraded water supply for Churachandpur zone, eco-tourism complex at Thangapat in Kangpokpi... Read More


    Pujara faces 1258 balls in Australia series, breaks Dravids record

    January 5, 2019
    30 years old Indian Batsman, Cheteshwar Pujara faced 1258 balls in the ongoing test series so far against Australia to become the batsman who had faced highest deliveries in a test series in Australia beating India’s Former Captain, Rahul Dravid’s record of 1203 balls.
    Category: Sports


    Rishabh Pant 1st ever Indian wicketkeeper to slam Test ton in Australia

    January 5, 2019
    India’s wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant became the first Indian wicketkeeper-batsman to score a century in Test against Australia on Australian soil after hitting 159 runs on the 2nd day of 4th Test Match at Sydney, Australia. Rishabh pant broke Farokh Engineer’s record of highest Test runs against Australia on Australian soil. Farokh Engineer scored 89 runs in 1967.
    Category: Sports


    Climate warming shows its impact on Oysters

    January 5, 2019
    Climate change took a toll on French oyster farmers. Oyster farmer’s along France’s Emerald Coast said that the long drought in France took a heavy toll, leading to smaller harvests. Cold weather normally encourages a needed rest for oysters to mature. But this winter has so far been unusually warm and, paradoxically, too rainy. Rains may bring minerals that favour plankton growth, but they also mean the molluscs spend too much energy eating.  As winters get warmer and... Read More
    Category: Environment


    PayU India CEO Amrish Rau joined parent company Naspers as head of financial technology

    January 5, 2019
    PayU India’s CEO Amrish Rau joined as the head of financial technology partnerships and investments for Naspers’ fin tech business. Nasper is South African parent of PayU. Rau will continue to report to Laurent le Moal the chief executive of PayU, which is headquartered in the Netherlands.
    Category: Business & Economy


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    Vivek Bhatia appointed as MD & CEO of Thyssenkrupp Industries India

    January 5, 2019
    Thyssenkrupp, the German industrial giant, appointed Vivek Bhatia as the Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Thyssenkrupp Industries India. Mr.Bhatia was earlier the CEO - Asia Pacific at Thyssenkrupp AG, driving group activities for all Thyssenkrupp companies in the region. Prior to joining Thyssenkrupp, Mr. Bhatia was earlier with Boston Consulting Group, India.


    Parliament passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill

    January 5, 2019
    Parliament following the approval from the Rajya-Sabha passed a bill to provide retrospective recognition to central and state government funded institutions offering B.Ed and related courses that are not recognized under the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) Act.. The NCTE (Amendment) Bill which will be a one-time measure would help over 17,000 students who have obtained B.Ed degrees from those institutions which do not have NCTE approval for the course under the 1993 law. 23... Read More
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    Govt launches Green-Ag, GEF-assisted project, in partnership with FAO

    January 5, 2019
    The Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Parshottam Rupala informed that the Government had launched a Global Environment Facility (GEF) assisted project namely, “Green – Ag: Transforming Indian Agriculture for global environmental benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes” in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) during September 2018. The project was launched in high-conservation-value... Read More
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 12 projects worth over Rs. 1500 crore on his one-day visit to Imphal, Manipur

    January 5, 2019
    Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s one day visit to Imphal, Manipur, he inaugurated 12 projects worth over Rs. 1500 crore. The 12 projects consisting of eight key development projects related to water supply and tourism and four schemes in Manipur.
    These include: An Integrated Check Post at Moreh, Imphal, at a cost of over Rs. 125 crores, that will facilitate customs clearance, foreign currency exchange, immigration clearance. the Dolaithabi Barrage Project which completed at a... Read More
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    SCCL, the public sector miner, launched social media wall

    January 5, 2019
    Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), a public sector miner, launched the social media wall on the YouTube Channel Singareni Siren, Facebook application, Instagram and Twitter handles, all at one place. It aims at bringing together all the social media applications introduced to disseminate information on the developments. The application would incorporate information pertaining to coal production, transport and details of power generation by the National Thermal Power Corporation... Read More


    Global Healthcare Summit 2019 to be held in Hyderabad

    January 5, 2019
    The 13th edition of Global Healthcare Summit 2019 is to be held in Hyderabad from July 21 to 24. The summit is organized in partnership with the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. The organizing chapters of the conference include Osmania, Gandhi, Kakatiya and Telangana Medical alumni, Association of Telugu Medical Graduates of the U.S.A., Gandhi Medical College Global Alliance, and Kakatiya Medical College Old Students’ Association. More than 500 physicians are expected... Read More


    National Boxing Championships: Lovlina Borgohain moves into quarter-finals

    January 5, 2019
    In the Women's National Boxing Championships, Lovlina Borgohain entered the quarter-finals owing to a walkover as pugilists from Haryana and Kerala impressed in Vijayanagara. Four of Kerala boxers Divya Ganesh (69 kg), Indira KA (75kg), Anaswara PM (81kg), and Fousiya AT (81kg) entered the quarter-finals along with four boxers from Haryana.
     
    Category: Sports




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