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  • Rashid Khan becomes younger ever captain in Test cricket history

    September 5, 2019
    Afghan Cricketer Rashid Khan has become the youngest ever captain in 142 years of Test cricket history. The leg spinner Khan is currently captaining Afghanistan in the one-off Test against Bangladesh. Rashid achieved this stage at the age of 20 years and 350 days. He smashed the previous record of 20 years and 358 days set by Zimbabwe's Tatenda Taibu against Sri Lanka in 2004. The third person in the list is Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. He was 21 years and 77 days old when he led India... Read More


    President Ram Nath Kovind to conferred National Award 2018 to teachers

    September 5, 2019
    President Ram Nath Kovind presented the National Teachers Awards 2018 on the event of Teachers Day 2019 in New Delhi. The award recognizes the unique and special contribution of some of the finest teachers in the country. It also honours those teachers who played a vital role in not only improving the quality of school education but also enriching the lives of their students. National Teacher’s Award 2018: The year 2018 was the 61st year of the National Teachers Award.
    The awardees... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    IDBI Bank to divest stake in insurance joint venture

    September 5, 2019
    The Union cabinet approved infusing 9,300 crore into IDBI Bank, the lender announced plans to sell its stake in its insurance joint venture IDBI Federal Life Insurance company. JP Morgan India Pvt. Ltd has been mandated for advising and managing a strategic review process for IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co. Ltd which may result in, inter alia, potential divestment of all or part of the stake held by IDBI Bank in IDBI Federal Life Insurance Company. JP Morgan will invite expressions of interest... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

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    India and Russia target USD 30 billion in trade

    September 5, 2019
    India and Russia have decided to step up industrial collaboration and make new technologies and investment partnerships, particularly in high tech areas. The collaboration aims to expand bilateral trade to $30 billion by 2025. The decision was taken during the PM's 3-day visit to Russia. Modi visits Russia: Modi is visiting Russia on the invitation from  President Putin. He attended the 20th India and Russia Annual Summit which was held in Vladivostok. Modi also participated in the... Read More
    Category: International


    Wipro bags USD 300 million contracts from ICICI Bank

    September 5, 2019
    Wipro has won a 7-year contract worth $300 million from ICICI Bank. The project is to provide a range of services. The transactions are expected to end by September 30. For this project, Wipro is to hire 3,800 employees of Vara Infotech.
    Vara Infotech and ICICI: Vara Infotech is currently providing these services to ICICI. It provides facilities and assets for Rs.321 crore. In 2018-2019, Vara Infotech's revenue from these services stood at Rs.221.5 crore. WIPRO’s money... Read More


    French footballer Eric Cantona felicitated with UEFA President Award 2019

    September 5, 2019
    Manchester United and France legend Eric Cantona honored with Union of European Football Association President Award 2019 at the Champions League draw in Monaco. He won around 5 English championships with Leeds and Manchester United in the 1990s. The previous recipients of the award include Johann Cruyff, Alfredo Di Stefano, and Eusebio. He became the third Manchester United player to receive the award after Bobby Charlton (2008) and David Beckham (2018) He was best known for his role in Ken... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    Shri Jaideep Sarkar accredited as the next High Commissioner of India to the Kingdom of Lesotho

    September 5, 2019
    The Ministry of External Affairs appointed Shri Jaideep Sarkar as the next High Commissioner of India to the Kingdom of Lesotho He succeeds Ms. Ruchi Ghanashyam. He is 1987 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS)Officer He served as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of South Africa. He worked in Indian Missions in Tokyo, Seoul, and Bangladesh as well. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)  Formed: October 9, 1946 Foreign Secretary: Vijay Keshav Gokhale, IFS Cabinet Secretary: Rajiv... Read More


    Delhi ranks 118th and Mumbai at 119th spot in EIUs Global Liveability Index 2019

    September 5, 2019
    Global Liveability Index prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit(EIU) ranked Delhi in the 118th spot from 6 places from 112th spot. It is the biggest decline in Asia. Mumbai dropped by two places to rank at 119th spot this year. The list was topped by Vienna, It is the second consecutive time whereas Damascus the capital of Syria was ranked last at 140th position. Russia’s St. Petersburg topped the list among BRICS nations at 71st spot. Rank... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    International Day of Charity is observed on 5 September

    September 5, 2019
    The International Day of Charity is observed on 5 September across the world. The day is observed to commemorate the death anniversary of Mother Teresa. The day aims to make people understand the importance of charity.
    History: The day was created by the Hungarian Civil society initiative in 2011. In 2012, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) officially declared 5 September as the International Day of Charity.
    Mother Teresa: Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu, Mother Teresa, was born on 26 August... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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    September is celebrated as Poshan Maah across India

    September 5, 2019
    The country celebrates September month as the Rashtriya Poshan Maah across the country under POSHAN Abhiyaan programme. It aims to address malnutritional challenges. Poshan Maah was launched in States like Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Rajasthan on 4th September.
    Aim: Rashtriya Poshan Maah is being celebrated with the aim to create a Jan Andolan to imbibe behavioral changes into the daily lives of the masses, with the slogan Poshan Tyohar Se Vyavahar. Focus: Poshan... Read More


    Shri Dharmendra Pradhan felicitates P. V. Sindhu suggests voice to national missions

    September 5, 2019
    Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and shuttler player Ms. P. V. Sindhu congratulated her for winning gold at BWF World Championship.
    Shri Pradhan presented her and her father a commemorative coin issued by Government of India Mint on the occasion of Nabakalebar festival and a traditional Odia shawl. He suggested her to raise her voice to national missions and campaigns like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Jal Shakti Abhiyan putting an end to single-use plastic... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Ashok Leyland heavy duty trucks are the 1st to get BS VI certification

    September 5, 2019
    Ashok Leyland, the commercial vehicle behemoth, announced that the company has upgraded the entire range of heavy-duty trucks as per the BS-VI emission norms. The norms will be effective from 1 April 2020. By this, the company has become the first to meet with the BS-VI emission standard. The heavy-duty trucks weigh around 16.2 tonne and above.
    Implementation: Ashok Leyland company has invested about Rs.600-700 crore over a period of 3 years for developing the BS-VI engine technology.... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate Garvi Gujarat Bhawan

    September 5, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Garvi Gujarat. It is the second state Bhawan of the Gujarat government in the national capital. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and former chief minister Anandiben Patel is currently Uttar Pradesh governor. It is built over more than 7,000 sq meters of the area at Akbar Road. It is the first eco-friendly state Bhawan in the national capital. It cost Rs 131 crore and was completed three months ahead of the... Read More
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    AUS gets 1st DGCA certification under small category drone

    September 5, 2019
    The Bengaluru’s Aarav Unmanned Systems (AUS) is the first company to get the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) under a small company drone category. Insight, AUS's flagship enterprise-grade multi-copter drone is to be certified for the No-Permission No-Takeoff (NPNT) manufacturing compliance requirement. In the recent release the Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR) for drone operations in India, the DGCA has laid down its requirement. Insight: The Insight drone weighs... Read More
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    List of agreements exchanged during the visit of Prime Minister to Vladivostok

    September 5, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a two-day meeting in Russia. PM Narendra Modi in Russia as the chief guest of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum. He will also take part in the 20th India-Russia Annual Summit and hold bilateral talks with President Vladimir Putin.There are various agreements and MoU which is signed by Shri Narendra Modi . Here there are some of the list of MOU and agreement which was listed below 1.Joint Statement Reaching New Heights of... Read More


    Teachers Day is celebrated in India on 5 Sept

    September 5, 2019
    Teacher's Day is celebrated in India on 5 September each year. The Day commemorates the 131st birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. The day is being observed since 1962. It was the year when he has assumed the post of the President of India.
    Aim: The Teachers' Day is celebrated to know the contribution of all the teachers for their hard work and endless contribution in shaping a student’s educational life. The day is dedicated to all the teachers, mentors and... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    CBDT enters into 26 APAs during the current Financial Year

    September 5, 2019
    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) entered into 26 Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) in the first 5 months of the current financial year. The signing of these APAs entered into by the CBDT as of now stand at 297 includes 32 Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (BAPAs). 1 is a BAPA entered into with the United Kingdom and the remaining 25 are Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (UAPAs). The BAPAs and UAPAs entered around various sectors and sub-sectors of the economy like Information... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Union Minister of Consumer Affairs Food and PD Shri Ram Vilas Paswan announces blanket ban on single use plastic products

    September 5, 2019
    Union Minister of Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan announced a blanket ban on all types of single-use plastic products in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and all its PSUs including Food Corporation of India (FCI). The decision was taken in a high-level meeting with Secretaries of both the Departments Consumer Affairs and Food, CMD FCI, DG Bureau of India Standards, MD of CWC, Director Legal Metrology along with other senior... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Vaishno Devi Shrine adjudged as Best Swachh Iconic Place in India

    September 5, 2019
    Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir won the Best Swachh Iconic Place in the country. President Ram Nath Kovind will confer the award during the Swachh Mahotsav to be organised by the ministry. The union ministry of Jal Shakti, department of drinking water and sanitation, released its rankings of Swachh Iconic Places. The Shrine which is visited by thousands of devotees been adjudged on the basis of the overall improvement in sanitation brought about by the board... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs




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