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  • Bancha, the first solar kitchen only village in India

    June 9, 2019
    Bancha in Betul district is the first village in India to have zero wooden stoves and almost no use for LPG cylinders with all its 75 houses relying on solar-powered stoves to meet their cooking needs. The project of installing solar power plates, batteries and stoves in all the 74 houses was started in September 2017 and got completed by December 2018.

    Wipro Founder Azim Premji to retire as Executive Chairman by end of July

    June 9, 2019
    Azim Premji will retire as executive chairman of Wipro Limited upon the completion of his current term on July 30, 2019 but he would continue to serve on the board as non-executive director and founder chairman. His son, Rishad Premji, chief strategy officer and a board member, will take over as the executive chairman following his father's retirement. CEO Abidali Neemuchwala has been appointed as MD. About Wipro: Founder: M.H. Hasham Premji Founded: 29 December 1945, India Owner:... Read More

    RBI scraped NEFT, RTGS transaction charges, banks to pass on benefits

    June 9, 2019
    The RBI removed transaction charges levied by it for Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS) and National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) systems to boost digital transactions. The Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS) is meant for large-value instantaneous fund transfers while the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) System is used for fund transfers up to Rs 2 lakh. The State Bank of India (SBI) currently charges between Re 1 and Rs 5 for NEFT transactions and between Rs 5 and Rs... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Wipro to acquire US International TechneGroup for 312 crore

    June 9, 2019
    IT major Wipro it will acquire US-based International TechneGroup Incorporated for $45 million (around 312 crore). International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI) provides Computer Aided Design and Product Lifecycle Management interoperability software services. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Ohio, USA, ITI has offices in the UK, Italy, Israel and Germany. ITI is privately held and has 130 employees as of March 2019. Its revenue stood at $ 23.2 million in FY'18 (year ending June... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Centre reconstitutes 8 Cabinet Committees

    June 9, 2019
    The Centre reconstituted eight Cabinet Committees including the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet, among others and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is part of all these committees. The eight Cabinet Committees, PM Narendra Modi is part of six committees.
    The members of Security Committee are PM Modi, Union Ministers Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, S Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh. A newly-constituted eight cabinet committees Amit Shah is part of all cabinet committees.
    Appointments... Read More

    Ajeya Kallam appointed principal advisor to Andhra Chief Minister

    June 9, 2019
    Former Chief Secretary Ajeya Kallam appointed as the principal advisor to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. It was issued by Chief Secretary LV Subrahmanyam. He will have cabinet rank and leading the secretaries in the Chief Minister's office. He will be in the position for 3 years, with a monthly salary of Rs 2.5 lakhs. He served as director of horticulture, commissioner of agriculture, commissioner of endowments, executive officer of the TTD, and as Visakhapatnam Port Trust... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Lt Gen PJS Pannu designated as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (operation)

    June 9, 2019
    Lt Gen PJS Pannu take over as the Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations) from Air Marshal Rajeev Sachdeva on June 1. He is currently posted as Deputy Chief Integrated Defence Staff (Doctrine Organisation and Training). The General Officer is an alumnus of Indian Military Academy and was commissioned into 22nd Battalion, The Maratha Light Infantry (MLI) on December 13, 1980, and commanded the battalion from May 1999 to February 2001 in Uri Sector (Jammu and Kashmir) during... Read More
    Category: Defence

    ICICI Bank launches centre for MSMEs in Bengaluru

    June 9, 2019
    ICICI Bank launched a centre in Bengaluru to provide business solutions exclusively to start-ups and MSME sector. ICICI Bank along with Viral Rupani, Retail Business Head South, ICICI Bank inaugurated the centre. The services offered include working capital loans upto 20 crore, business loans (based on GST returns) upto 1 crore, instant overdraft facility of 15 lakh, extensive trade solutions and cash management services, among others. The centre has a legal and valuation desk to assist... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    India beats Ireland 1-0 in the final to claim U21 four-nation title

    June 9, 2019
    Indian junior women's hockey team won Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations title after beating Ireland 1-0 in the final  India ended the tournament three goals in four games, Mumtaz Khan finished as the highest goal scorer of the tournament. The second quarter of the game created a new record over it. Ireland created three PCs over the period of the final quarter was thwarted by a resolute Bichu Devi and the Indian defense to ensure that the team ended up with a clean... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Triple Talaq Bill is to be tabled in the very first session of Parliament in the NDA government

    June 9, 2019
    The second term of Narendra Modi government is likely to place the controversial Triple Talaq Bill in its very first session of Parliament. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance was promulgated on February 21, 2019.
    An ordinance will lapse after six months of the promulgation. The bill should be passed by both sessions of Parliament within 45 days after the first sitting of Parliament. The Modi government’s government in its first tenure has failed to... Read More

    The meeting of PM Modi and Imran Khan before SCO summit is not confirmed yet

    June 9, 2019
    The Ministry of External Affairs said that the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan before the summit meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is not confirmed yet. The leaders of the two countries are scheduled to travel to Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic for the SCO summit of 13-14 June 2019. The tension that was erupted after the terror attack at Pulwama and the Balakot counter-terror strike and the measures to de-escalate the tension is... Read More
    Category: International

    Karnataka government has launched Pink Sarathi vehicles for womens safety

    June 9, 2019
    Karnataka government has launched ‘Pink Sarathi’ vehicles that are procured by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). It was launched by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. BMTC will use the vehicles to attend to the grievances of women passengers in city buses. BMTC had received Rs.56.07 crore from the Centre under the Nirbhaya scheme. It has also taken up various measures for the safety of women passengers, including the launch of Pink Sarathi vehicles. The BMTC... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    Mrutyunjay Mohapatra is appointed as IMD Chief

    June 9, 2019
    Renowned scientist and cyclone warning specialist Mrutyunjay Mohapatra was appointed as the Chief of India Meteorological Department (IMD). His is popularly known as Cyclone man. He will take charge in the month of August.
    Mohapatra and his team at the Cyclone Warning Division (CWD) of the IMD are noted for their accurate forecasts on cyclones which have enabled the authorities to ensure early evacuation of millions of people eventually saving many lives. In the past six years, the CWD has... Read More

    Ex UEFA chief Johansson passed away at 89 due to a short illness

    June 9, 2019
    Ex-UEFA chief Johansson, also known as the father of Champions League, passed away due to a short illness. He was 89. He oversaw the introduction of the Champions League during a 17-year reign as president of European soccer’s governing body. He led UEFA from 1990-2007. He was succeeded by former France great Michel Platini in a presidential election. His career as a sports administrator began in the 1960s. He became president of elite Swedish football club AIK, and then head of the... Read More
    Category: Obituary



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