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  • Indian Government inks allotment pact with West Bengal Power Development Corp for a coal block

    September 17, 2019
    The coal ministry inked an agreement with West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd for allotment of Deocha Pachami Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal block. The project is expected to address the immediate and future coal and power requirements of the region. The central government entered into an allotment agreement with the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) regarding the Deocha Pachami Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal block The provisions of Coal Block Allocation Rules,... Read More


    Himachal Pradesh CM launches helpline for speedy redressal of public grievances

    September 17, 2019
    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched the Mukhya Mantri Seva Sankalp Helpline 1100 for speedy and time-bound redressal of public grievances. Main Aim: The main focus of the present state government from the day it assumed office was to ensure that the issues, problems and grievances of the general public were redressed at the earliest and in a time-bound manner. The helpline will function six days a week (Monday-Saturday) from 7 am to 10 pm. The regularly monitor progress... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao resigns

    September 17, 2019
    Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao announced his resignation which will be effective from January 16. He became the President of ADB on April 28, 2013. The new president will be elected in accordance with an open, transparent and merit-based procedure. The resignation with a deep sense of satisfaction and gratitude. With support from staff, Board members, and member governments. The expanded operations of the funding agency from USD 14 billion in 2013 to USD 22 billion in 2018... Read More

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    Ozone hole could be smallest in three decades

    September 17, 2019
    The ozone hole over Antarctica one of the smallest seen in three decades. The gas's depletion high in the atmosphere demonstrates that it hasn't opened up in 2019. The EU's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) currently well under half the area usually seen in mid-September. The UK is projecting stable levels of ozone or a modest increase in the coming days. China confirmed as source of rise in CFCs Ozone: The Earth's protective shield is repairing . Ozone Ozone... Read More
    Category: International


    Anjali Singh becomes India's first female military diplomat

    September 17, 2019
    Anjali Singh became India's first female military diplomat to be posted in any of the Indian missions abroad. Singh joined the Indian Embassy in Russia as the Deputy Air Attache. Singh is trained on MiG-29 fighter aircraft, joined her new assignment on September 10. She is the first female Indian Armed Forces Officer to be posted as a military diplomat in any of the Indian missions abroad. Singh is an AE(L) officer with 17 years of service. She is trained on MiG-29 aircraft, Air Force... Read More


    Manipur to host UN conference on drugs on HIV AIDS

    September 17, 2019
    Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla announced that the state is going to host the United Nations International Conference to discuss the issues related to drug menace, HIV/AIDS problems in the region on September 30 and October 1. Heptualla made the announcement during the 13th Foundation Day Celebration of the Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) held at Hotel Imphal. Chief Minister N Biren Singh to invite the home ministers of all the north-eastern states to the Conference so that the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Union Government launches steel import monitoring system

    September 17, 2019
    The union government launched a steel import monitoring system (SIMS) to provide advance information about steel imports to various stakeholders including producers and importers to have effective policy interventions. Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and his junior colleague Hardeep Singh Puri launched the system developed in consultation with Ministry of Steel on the pattern of US Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system. The Importers of specified steel products... Read More
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    RBI Allows Payment Of All Recurring Bills Through BBPS

    September 17, 2019
    RBI expanded the scope of Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) to cover all repetitive bill payments. They may include school fees, insurance premiums and municipal taxes. Currently, the facility of payment of recurring bills through BBPS is available only in five segments namely direct to home (DTH), electricity, gas, telecom and water. BBPS functions under the aegis of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). The facility would be expanded to include other types of repetitive payments... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Allahabad Bank board approves merger with Indian Bank

    September 17, 2019
    Allahabad Bank approved the merger proposal with Indian Bank. The main aim is to make the amalgamated entity the seventh-largest public sector lender of the country. The consolidation of 10 state-run banks into four large-scale lenders. The board of directors in a meeting held considered and accorded its in-principle approval for amalgamation of Allahabad Bank into Indian Bank. The employees and officers of Allahabad Bank staged a demonstration in front of its headquarters here to protest... Read More
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    BEML and Wipro to work together in aerospace AI and 3D printing

    September 17, 2019
    Defence PSU BEML Ltd and Wipro Infrastructure Engineering signed an MoU to work together in the areas of aerospace, industrial automation, 3-D printing artificial intelligence and hydraulic system engineering. The MoU entails the two firms working together on projects, products, systems, services and projects for DRDO Labs and other government entities in India as well as overseas. The key focus areas include aerospace components and parts through SEZ, metal additive manufacturing and design... Read More


    Bharat Electronics Limited to deliver more Akash missiles to Indian Air Force

    September 17, 2019
    State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in New Delhi. The main aim is to deliver its surface-to-air Akash missile systems to seven more squadrons of the Indian Air Force. They are at a cost of Rs 5,357 crore over the next three years. The contract with specialist infrastructure, the systems will be commissioned in three years at seven Air Force bases across the country. The contract with specialist infrastructure, the systems will be commissioned... Read More


    India to generate 175 GW of clean energy by 2022

    September 17, 2019
    Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan the country was on course to generate 175 GW of clean energy by 2022. The energy 175 GW of clean energy production in the country, out of which 100 GW would be through solar and rest through other sources. The country has set a target of reducing the emission of greenhouse gases between 33 percent and 35 percent to combat climate change and global warming. The Ayushman Bharat holds the Health portfolio around 50 lakh people have availed... Read More
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    Journalist Ajay Kumar Singh is new Press Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind

    September 17, 2019
    Ajay Kumar Singh appointed as Press Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind.
    He is currently associated with the Firstpost as a contributor. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the appointment of Singh as Press Secretary to the President on contract basis initially for a period of one year He succeeds Ashok Malik.He worked in Times of India in 1985 , Economic Times and the Telegraph. He later joined the Pioneer in Delhi. He worked in the... Read More


    Sumit Nagal achieves Best ATP Ranking

    September 17, 2019
    India's Sumit Nagal jumped 15 places to achieve a career-high ranking of 159 in the latest Association of Tennis Professionals ATP rankings. The 22-year-old from Haryana ended runners up in the Banja Luka ATP Challenger following a first-round appearance at the US Open. He had leapfrogged 16 places after his first-round exit in the US Open. Prajnesh Gunneswaran continued his run in the top-100. He rose three places to be world no. 82. Ramkumar Ramanathan slipped three spots to be 179th... Read More
    Category: Sports


    Union Government Launches Web Portal to Find Your Lost or Stolen Mobile Phone

    September 17, 2019
    Department of Telecommunications (DoT) unveiled a portal in Mumbai which will help mobile phone users trace their stolen or lost mobile phones. The name of the project is called the Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR). It is undertaken by DoT for this purpose. This project is aimed at blocking of reported lost or stolen mobile phones across mobile networks, discouraging their theft, as well as facilitating in tracing of such phones. DoT launched a maritime communications service and... Read More


    Microsoft Bill Gates to Honour PM Modi with Annual Goalkeepers Global Goals Award

    September 17, 2019
    Microsoft Bill Gates honor India Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 which gave the state its special status. A dozen people, some wearing Free Kashmir T-shirts, with the Justice For All coalition delivered 100,000 petition signatures to the Gates Foundation's Seattle headquarters. It is the world's largest private nonprofit not to honor Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission, a sanitation initiative that improved access to toilets. The... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours




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