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  • Arvind Kumar is appointed as Director of Intelligence Bureau

    June 28, 2019
    Arvind Kumar, Senior IPS officers, is appointed the new Chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB). He is the IPS officer of 1984 batch. His appointment is confirmed by the Home Ministry. Arvind Kumar will succeed Rajiv Jain as IB Chief and will assume his charge on 30th June 2019. Previously Arvind Kumar was involved in tackling the Left Wing Extremism at IB. He is considered to be an expert on Kashmir issues. The Director of the Intelligence Bureau or the IB Chief is the senior most ranked IPS... Read More

    MieTY reported that 2.22 crore villagers are given Digital Education under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)

    June 28, 2019
    Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology reported that 2.22 crore villagers are given Digital Education under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA). The report was submitted by Minister Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad in Rajya Sabha. About PMGDISHA:  To increase the Digital Literacy rate in India, Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan (PMGDISHA) was launched as an integral part of the ‘Digital India’ initiative. The vision of this scheme is... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    Centre has approved Rs.13,343 crore for the National Animal Disease Control Programme for FMD and Brucellosis

    June 28, 2019
    The Centre has approved Rs.13,343 crore for the National Animal Disease Control Programme for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis for the next five years. It was announced by the Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Sanjeev Kumar Balyan. The amount of Rs.2683 crore is proposed for the Financial Year 2019-20.
    FMD:  FMD control programme envisages 100%  vaccination coverage of cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats and pigs at six months interval in... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    Haryana government announced an annual of Rs.5 lakh to Loktantra senanis

    June 28, 2019
    The Haryana State government has announced an annual financial assistance of Rs.5 lakh to loktantra senanis or their spouse for treatment at private or government hospitals. The term "emergency victim" on their identity cards would be replaced with "loktantra senani".
    The announcement was made by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar while addressing the Loktantra Senanis from across the state at the state-level Loktantra Senani Samman Samaroh organized at Tagore... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    BSES launches energy saving app

    June 28, 2019
    BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) tied up with several private organisations to launch a slew of initiatives including a ‘behavioural energy saving app’ to reduce electricity consumption. The app Susthome developed by BYPL and TERI to bring about a behavioural change in how consumers use electricity. It will track energy consumption patterns. The power discom selected cooperative housing societies such as Mayur Vihar to use the app. The initiative will be scaled up to cover... Read More

    Acharya sworn in as the Governor of Manipur on 27 June

    June 28, 2019
    Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya sworn in as the Governor of Manipur on 27 June. Justice Lanusungkum Jamir of the High Court of Manipur administered the oath of office to Acharya at the Darbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan, Manipur.
    Acharya will discharge the functions of the Governor of Manipur, in addition to his current duty as the Governor of Nagaland, during the absence of Dr Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur. After swearing in Acharya said that the governor is the constitutional head of... Read More

    Virat Kohli becomes the fastest cricketer to score 20,000 international runs

    June 28, 2019
    Virat Kohli becomes the fastest cricketer to score 20,000 international runs.
    The 417 innings to reach the milestone and bettered the time taken by legends such as Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. India captain reached the milestone the score of 37 in India’s 6th match in World Cup tournament against West Indies. He scored 18,963 runs in international cricket before the innings and needed a further 37 to reach the 20,000 run mark.
    He have 416 innings (131 Tests, 223 ODIs and... Read More
    Category: Sports

    CBDT directs I-T dept to share info of loan defaulters with banks

    June 28, 2019
    CBDT informed the Income Tax Department to share "public interest" details of assets. The policy move is aimed to tighten the noose on such entities and extract recovery of public money. The tax department will get information from the Income Tax Return (ITR) of an assessee. They frame a policy for the I-T department issued an order in this context to all its field. The order states that "tax dues" of defaulter before the taxman shares such information with the bank. A... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi pens her first novel 'The New Delhi Conspiracy'

    June 28, 2019
    BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi written her debut novel under the Delhi's political landscape and decided to bare influencing the course of the nation's political trajectory. New Delhi Conspiracy, co-authored with Krishna Kumar  It was published by HarperCollins India It is yet to release of July 8, 2019 The current socio-political context as an unusual storyline, full of intrigue and adventure that shifts from Hong Kong to Delhi. Fiction is a format has a wider readership with... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Author Amish Tripathi appointed as the Director of Nehru Centre in London

    June 28, 2019
    Author Amish Tripathi named as the director of London's Nehru Centre. Author of best-selling books like the Secret of the Nagas and Sita - Warrior of Mithila, Tripathi take over from diplomat Srinivas Gotru.
    Gotra's four-year tenure ended this year. Tripathi appointed for the post followed by an interview with a selection panel, ICCR president Vinay Sahasrabudhe. The Nehru Centre founded in 1992  Gopalkrishna Gandhi as its founder director.
    About Amish... Read More

    Narinder Batra elected as IOC member

    June 28, 2019
    Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee.
    He secured 58 votes out of 62. Narinder Batra has a rare distinction of becoming a member of the IOC he is heading a National Olympic Committee  He also belongs to the international federation.
    He is the first Indian to have this distinction About Indian Olympic Association  Headquarters    New Delhi, India President  ... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Sameer Gulati bags Rs. 3 lakhs for 'world's best coder' at TechGig Code Gladiators 2019

    June 28, 2019
    6th Edition of TechGig Code Gladiators 2019 Ex-champion, Sameer Gulati won the title as 'world's best coder' . He won prize money of Rs 3 lakhs a trophy and a certificate The event was held at Reliance Corporate Park, Navi Mumbai. The event featured 10 hackathon theme rounds on technologies which includes Chatbots, Robotic Process Automation, Fintech, Software Testing, and New Commerce. Around 2.6 lakh coders fought for 87 days to claim the title this year.
    Around 21 per... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Oracle launches Crime Mitigation solution for smaller banks

    June 28, 2019
    A multinational software firm in the United States Oracle introduced a new tool that will help small & mid-sized banks to tackle fraud. The Oracle Financial Services "Anti Money Laundering Express Edition(AMLXE)" designed to detect, investigate, and report suspected money laundering and terrorist financing activity.
    They targeted at smaller banks to comply with regulatory norms with a limited budget. It uses new architecture principles to offer quick deployment on premise... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Russia extends Western food embargo to end of 2020

    June 28, 2019
    Russian President Vladimir Putin extended Moscow's ban on food products from the West to the end of 2020. To continue against sanctions over Ukraine.The agreement was signed by Putin. The official government website registered ban on dairy, meat and foods items will now stretch to December 31, 2020.In August 2014 most of the most food imports from the European Union. The United States and other countries imposed sanctions over its annexation of Crimea and support of east Ukraine's... Read More
    Category: International

    Seventh India and Brunei Darussalam Foreign Office Consultations held in New Delhi

    June 28, 2019
    7th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Brunei Darussalam held on New Delhi. India led by Smt. Vijay Thakur Singh, Secretary(East) Brunei led by Mrs. Hajah Siti Norishan Haji Abdul Ghafoor, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brunei Government.
    The consultations provide an opportunity to review the bilateral relations including political, trade and investment, defense, cultural and people. The two sides exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues. The... Read More



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