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  • Kalraj Mishra took oath as Rajasthan Governor

    September 9, 2019
    Former Union Minister Kalraj Mishra took oath as the new Governor of Rajasthan on 9 September 2019. The oath of office was administered by  Rajasthan High Court (HC) Chief Justice Shripathi Ravindra Bhat.
    Mishra will succeed former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh. Mishra is a BJP leader and veteran politician.
    In2017, the 78-year-old leader resigned from the Narendra Modi-led government as Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) after he crossed the age... Read More

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    PM Modi to address Annual UNGA session

    September 9, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to address the 74th annual high-level UN General Assembly (UNGA) session on 27 September 2019. He will also be holding a series of bilateral and multilateral discussion with his counterparts. Pakistan Prime Minister will also address the Assembly in the session. Earlier in 2014, PM Modi has given his maiden address to world leaders at the UN General Assembly. This will be his second time to address during the session.
    Other event plans: On September 22,... Read More

    The 7th RCEP is being held in Thailand

    September 9, 2019
    The 7th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting is being held from 8-10 September 2019 at Bangkok, Thailand.
    Participants: In the meeting 10 members of ASEAN countries, their six free trade agreement (FTA) partners. India will be represented by the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways Piyush Goyal. After RCEP, he will be holding bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Russia, Japan, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia,... Read More

    Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan won U17 Girls Subroto Cup International Football 2019 title

    September 9, 2019
    Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) won U17 Girls Subroto Cup International Football title.The game started with Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) enjoying the majority. The first attempt made by Bangladesh team as Aklima Akter side netted a strike from the right flank. Bangladesh doubled their lead in the 29th minute with a goal from Shirina Akter. The second half started with Nilmani English School.Bangladesh held their ground and defended their goal by maintaining a very... Read More
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    Vijay Kumar Chopra and Vineet Jain elected as Chairman and Vice Chairman of PTI

    September 9, 2019
    The Board of Directors (BoD) of Press Trust of India (PTI), India’s premier news agency 71st annual general meeting Vijay Kumar Chopra & Vineet Jain elected as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of PTI. He served as the Chairman of PTI in 2001-02 and 2009-10 & as the  President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS). He was the recipient of Padma Shri award (Literature & Education : 1990), Munshi Prem Chand award (1991) and his name was also entered in Limca Book of Records in... Read More

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    Anil Agarwal honoured with a lifetime achievement award at 19th Annual Asian Achievers Awards 2019 held in London

    September 9, 2019
    The Chairman of Vedanta Resources Anil Agarwal conferred with the lifetime achievement award at the 19th Annual Asian Achievers Awards. BBC News Economics Editor Faisal Islam chose for the media achievement award. The Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal received the editor's award for public service. The Novelist Jeffrey Archer helped raise GBP 150,000 for India-based charity group Yuva Unstoppable in an auction at the awards. The editor of Asian Business Publication C B Patel.... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    RBI to launch a mobile app to aid the visually impaired

    September 9, 2019
    Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) is to implement the idea to develop a mobile application with an aim to help the visually impaired people to identify currency notes. For this, RBI has selected Daffodil Pvt Ltd. Proposal: In June 2018, RBI declared that it would explore the feasibility to develop a suitable device or mechanism for aiding the visually impaired in the identification of Indian banknotes. In May 2019, the Central bank solicited bids from technology firms for developing the... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Rafael clinched the 2019 US Open title

    September 9, 2019
    World number two Rafael Nadal won the 2019 US Open title. He defeated world number five Daniil Medvedev. This is Nadal's fourth US Open title. He secured 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to win the title. He received a top prize of $3.85 million.   The Spanish player stands second, only after Roger Federer, by winning 19 Grand Slam men's singles titles. Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles. Nadal has won the title previously in 2010, 2013 and 2017. Till date,... Read More
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    RBI selects Daffodil Software Pvt Ltd for developing mobile app for visually impaired

    September 9, 2019
    The Reserve Bank of India selected a vendor to develop a mobile phone based application for them. The Bombay High Court that an internet connection would not be required for its proposed mobile application which would help visually impaired people identify currency notes. As many as 16 vendors shown interest in developing the mobile phone based application and five made to Final ranking. Daffodil Software Pvt Ltd selected to develop the application, it added. At present, banknotes in the... Read More
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    China to invest USD 1 bn in Pakistan development projects

    September 9, 2019
    China has announced its plan to invest $1 billion in the development projects in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The announcement was made by China's Ambassador Yao Jing in the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) in Islamabad. It aims to further boost bilateral ties between the countries. Projects: The second phase of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) has been planned to be finalized in October 2019. After the accomplishment of CPFTA 90% of... Read More

    US and Turkey conducts joint patrols for Syria safe zone

    September 9, 2019
    Turkey and the US military conducted their first joint patrol for a safe zone on the Syrian-Turkish border and northern Syria on 8 September 2019. The move comes after the attack of YPG, the Syrian offshoot of terror group PKK, that caused deaths of 40,000 people as ladies, kids, and infants. Aim of the patrol: The patrol operation aimed to ease the tensions between Ankara and US-backed Kurdish forces. The operation will create a buffer zone to keep the YPG, People's Protection Units,... Read More
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    Amit Shah chairs 68th Plenary session of the North Eastern Council 2019 in Guwahati Assam

    September 9, 2019
    Amit Shah hosted the two-day event of 68th Plenary session of the North Eastern Council 2019 (NEC, a nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North East which consists of 8 states of the region) at the Assam Administrative Staff College in Guwahati, Assam. The governors and Chief Ministers of 8 northeastern states Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Sikkim participated in the event. He reviewed the ongoing development projects... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Madras High Court Chief Justice Sends Resignation Papers To President

    September 9, 2019
    Madras High Court Chief Justice VK Tahilramani sent her resignation papers to President Ram Nath Kovind three days after the Supreme Court collegium rejected her request to reconsider her transfer to the Meghalaya High Court. The decision to transfer her was taken by the collegium based on the feedback received from the Madras High Court. The collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, had recommended her transfer to the Meghalaya High Court on August 28. The collegium already... Read More
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    PM inaugurated AURIC

    September 9, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC), India's first industrial smart city, in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The programme aims to boost the Government of India's Smart Cities programme. Other events: PM Modi inaugurated Auric hall. The six-storey building will act as the nerve centre for the smart city and monitor the developments across the region. He also launched the Auric chatbot. It will help individuals get their problems addressed by the city... Read More
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    PNB puts up 11 NPA accounts for sale to recover dues of Rs 1,234 crores

    September 9, 2019
    Punjab National Bank, a government-run put up for sale nearly a dozen Non Performing Assets (NPA) to recover dues of over 1,234 crore. The bank invited bids from Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs)/ NBFCs/ banks/ financial institutions for 11 NPA accounts. The accounts having the bad loans include Visa Steel, which has irrecoverable dues of 441.83 crore, IndBarath Energy (Utkal) 414.23 crore, Aster Pvt Ltd 113.57 crore and Om Shiv Estates 100.16 crore. The government lender asked the... Read More

    Former Union minister Ram Jethmalani passed away

    September 9, 2019
    Former Union minister and eminent lawyer Shri Ram Jethmalani passed away on 8 September at his official residence in New Delhi. He was 95 years old. He was suffering from prolonged illness.
    Shri Ram Jethmalani: Ram Jethmalani was born in Sikhapur of Sindh province on 14 September 1923. He finished his schooling at the age of 13 and secured an LLB degree at the age of 17. At the age of 18, he became a lawyer. Ram Jethmalani fought several high-profile cases, including Harshad Mehta and... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Finance minister sets up 6 member task force to implement Rs 100 lakh crore infrastructure projects

    September 9, 2019
    The government set up a task force to identify technically and economically viable infrastructure projects that can be started  in the current financial year and can be included in the 100 trillion plan for the sector in the next five years. The task force will draw up plan for the ‘national infrastructure pipeline’ from 2019-20 to 2024-25. The announcement comes at a time when growth has slowed to a six-year low of 5% in April-June.The government has been taking steps to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Chandrayaan 2 Lander has been located in Moon

    September 9, 2019
    Chandrayaan-2's Lander module Vikram has been located on the lunar surface. The Lander was located by the image sent captured by the on-board camera of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter. The image also showed that rover Pragyan is housed inside it. The Indian space agency also said the data that was received is being analyzed. Orbiter: The camera of the orbiter has the highest resolution camera of 0.3m in any lunar mission so far. It is expected that it will provide high-resolution images which... Read More

    Heartland International Film Festival and USA to explore Special Focus on India

    September 9, 2019
    The representatives from the International Film Fraternity of Toronto International Film Festival 2019. The important discussions includes the participation at the Golden Jubilee Edition of IFFI with the Ease of filming in India recent initiatives to promote film facilitation in the form of single window clearance and the growth potential of different verticals under the M&E Sector of India. The special focus on India for the Festival commencing from 10th October 2019 under the Foreign... Read More
    Category: Festivals

    Union Environment Minister addresses the 5th Convocation of the Forest Research Institute Dehradun

    September 9, 2019
    Union Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Shri PrakashJavadekar, addressed the 5th Convocation of Forest Research Institute (FRI) Deemed to be University at Dehradun. The forest officials were responsible for the protection of the wildlife possible without the help of the people living in the forests. The forests contain enough resources for the wildlife so that it is not induced to venture into human settlements. The minister inaugurated the new buildings... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs



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