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  • SBI merged with its associate banks and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank So create one of the top banks in the world

    April 1, 2017
    SBI (State Bank of India) has merged its operations five its four associate banks - State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Mysore, and State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur. It has also merged its operations with the Bharatiya Mahila Bank. With this merger, the bank will join the league of top 50 banks globally in terms of assets. The merged behemoth will have an asset base of about Rs 37 lakh crore, 22,500 branches, 58,000 ATMs, and 50 crore... Read More

    Man Sets Guinness World Record by eating most hamburgers in one minute

    April 1, 2017
    A new Guinness World Record has been set in Philippines where a 24-year-old Filipino Ricardo won the title for the most hamburgers eaten in one minute after gobbling down five 107-gram patties in 60 seconds. The hamburger eating contest was held at Zark's burgers in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
    Category: Persons

    Gilbert Baker inventor of gay rights rainbow flag dies at

    April 1, 2017
    Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco-based activist and artist best known for creating the rainbow flag representing gay rights, has died at the age of 65. Gilbert Baker came up with the eight-coloured banner for San Francisco’s 1978 gay freedom day, which later became the Pride festival. Mr Baker's original flag had eight colours, each representing a different aspect of humanity: 1) Pink - sexuality 2) Red - life 3) Orange - healing 4) Yellow- sunlight 5) Green - nature 6)... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Poorna Film on youngest girl to climb Everest made tax free in Maharashtra Bangalore Hyderabad

    April 1, 2017
    After getting tax exemption from Telangana, Karnataka and Delhi, Rahul Bose’s directorial venture Poorna got tax exemption from Maharashtra. The film is based on a true story of Poorna Malavath, the youngest girl to climb Mount Everest. Featuring Aditi Inamdar, Rahul and Heeba Shah, Poorna hit the screens. About Malavath Purna:- Poorna Malavath, is an Indian mountaineer from Nizamabad district, Telangana. On 25 May 2014, Poorna scaled the highest peak of Mount Everest and,... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

    Sunaina Singh new Vice Chancellor of Nalanda University

    April 1, 2017
    President Pranab Mukherjee, in his capacity as the Visitor of Nalanda University (NU)-Rajgir, appointed Professor Sunaina Singh as the new Vice-Chancellor (V-C) of the University. Singh, who is currently serving in the same capacity at The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, has been appointed for a period of five years from the date on which she assumes charge of the office. Nalanda University is located in Nalanda District of Bihar. It was established in 2014.

    India signs First Loan Agreement for US million with BRICS New Development Bank

    April 1, 2017
    The Loan Agreement for New Development Bank (NDB) financing of US$ 350 Million for Development and Upgradation of Major District Roads Project in Madhya Pradesh was signed between Government of India and the New Development Bank (NDB). This is the First Loan Agreement for NDB assisted project in India. The Loan Agreement was signed by Mr. Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) on behalf of the Government of India and Mr. Xian Zhu, Vice President & Chief Operating... Read More
    Category: International

    Karnataka Bank and SBI Card launches co branded credit cards

    April 1, 2017
    Karnataka Bank, a leading private sector Bank of the country,  has entered into collaboration with SBI Card, India's second largest credit card issuer, to launch co-branded credit cards for Karnataka Bank customers. Through this alliance Karnataka Bank and SBI Card have launched two variants of the co-branded credit card - 'Karnataka Bank Platinum SBI Card' and 'Karnataka Bank SimplySAVE SBI Card'. Karnataka Bank Platinum SBI Card:-  'Karnataka... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Vanaja N Sarna as New Chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs CBEC

    April 1, 2017
    Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna has been appointed as Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). She is taking over on superannuation of Shri Najib Shah. Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna has served Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) in several capacities over the last 36 years. These include postings in Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax formations in Kochi, Delhi, Chennai, Meerut, Chandigarh and Bangalore. She has also worked as Additional Director General, National Academy of Customs,... Read More

    Japan commits billion Yen assistance for infra projs in India

    April 1, 2017
    Japan has committed an “official development assistance” (ODA) of 371.345 billion yen (about Rs. 21,590 crore) under 2016-2017 for various infrastructure projects, including the dedicated freight corridor, in India. The notes in this regard were exchanged in New Delhi between S Selvakumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs; and Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India. About Japan:- Capital: Tokyo Currency: Japanese yen Prime minister: Shinzo Abe
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Under UDAN Scheme Govt Awards Regional Routes to Air India Air Deccan SpiceJet Among Others

    April 1, 2017
    The civil aviation ministry awarded first-ever regional flights based on a new subsidy model to five airlines that will expand flights to many new airports in the country. Air India, Air Deccan, SpiceJet, Air Odisha and Turbo Megha have got rights to fly 128 routes which will require them to cap half the seats at about 50% of the fare. Many of these airports will be served for the first time. These include airports like Shimla, Kandla, Puducherry, Bhatinda, Cooch Behar and Bilaspur among... Read More

    Apple opens new App Accelerator in Bengaluru for Indian developers

    April 1, 2017
    Apple has announced the opening of its new App Accelerator in Bengaluru, India as part of an effort to support engineering talent and boost growth in India's iOS developer community. iOS is the world’s most powerful mobile operating system and the foundation for iPhone and iPad, and the App Accelerator Bengaluru will provide specialised support for developers, including tools and best practices to hone their skills and transform the design, quality and performance of their apps... Read More

    Indian film Bank Chor World s first feature film to release in D

    April 1, 2017
    Riteish Deshmukh's Comedy Thriller 'Bank Chor' will worldwide release in 16D on June 16. Highlights: The film also stars Vivek Oberoi and Rhea Chakraborty. The actors feature as bank robbers in the film.

    Israel approves first West Bank settlement in years

    April 1, 2017
    Israel has approved the establishment of its first new Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank in two decades. The security cabinet voted unanimously to begin construction on a hilltop known as "Geulat Zion", near the Palestinian city of Nablus.
    It will be used to house some 40 families whose homes were cleared from an unauthorised settlement outpost. It comes despite US President Donald Trump asking Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month to "hold... Read More
    Category: International

    First MW supercritical thermal power plant BHEL commissions in Karnataka

    April 1, 2017
    Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned yet another coal-based supercritical thermal unit of 800 MW in Karnataka. This is the second unit of the 2x800 MW Yeramarus Thermal Power Station located in Raichur district of Karnataka. The first unit of this power plant was commissioned earlier by BHEL in March, 2016. The Yeramarus project has been developed by Raichur Power Corporation Limited (RPCL), a Joint Venture (JV) with equity participation from Karnataka Power... Read More

    Bob Dylan to Finally Receive Nobel Literature Prize

    April 1, 2017
    The 75-year-old Dylan, who was awarded the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” declined an invitation last year to the traditional Nobel Prize banquet and ceremony on Dec. 10 - the date of Alfred Nobel’s death - pleading other commitments. Bob Dylan will finally accept his Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm this weekend, the academy has announced. In October, Bob Dylan became the first songwriter to win the... Read More

    Government launch e challan and m parivahan apps to report traffic violations

    April 1, 2017
    The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has launched two mobile applications - e-challan and m-parivahan to provide a comprehensive digital solution for enforcement of traffic rules. These applications will provide access to various services and information, and enable citizens to report any traffic violation or road accident.
    m-parivahan:- 1) It is a citizen-centric app that will facilitate access to various transport-related services. It will bring convenience to citizen... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    India s largest river festival Namami Brahmaputra President inaugurated

    April 1, 2017
    The biggest river festival of India, Namami Brahmaputra, begins in 21 districts of Assam. President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the festival on the banks of the river, which is considered the country's only male river. The Prime Minister of Bhutan, the Governor of Assam and Chief Ministers of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh also attended the inaugural ceremony. Spiritual leader Dalai Lama and several Union ministers also attended the five day festival. The main purpose of the 5 day festival... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

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