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  • Reserve Bank of India to issue Rs notes

    840 days ago
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to issue Rs 200 notes that will ease pressure on lower-denomination currency bills. The new Rs 200 notes are likely to be in circulation shortly.
    The exercise of printing Rs 200 denomination notes is being undertaken to further improve the current situation in the country.

    World s Highest Paid Actors Forbes List

    840 days ago
    According to the Forbes List, Rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg is Hollywood's highest-paid leading man, earning $68 million pretax in 12 month scoring period. From India, Shahrukh Khan is the highest paid actor (Rank 8) followed by Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. Wahlberg replaced out last year's top-ranked star, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.The top people in the list are Mark Wahlberg ($68 million) Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ($65 million) Vin Diesel ($54.5... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

    Railway Board Chairman Ashok Mittal Resigns

    840 days ago
    Ashok Mittal, Chairman of the Railway Board submitted his resignation to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. His resignation comes in the wake of a number of high-profile accidents and derailments on the Indian Railways. The two Indian Rails namely Kaifyat Express and Utkal Express derailed.
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Former Manipur Chief Minister Rishang Keishing Passes Away

    840 days ago
    Former Manipur Chief Minister and a member of the first Lok Sabha Rishang Keishing passed away following a brief illness. He served as the Chief Minister of Manipur from 1980 to 1988 and from 1994 to 1997. The veteran Congress leader was 96. He had also represented Manipur in Rajya Sabha.
    Category: Obituary

    th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi

    840 days ago
    Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, Renewable Energy and Mines Shri Piyush Goyal addressed the 3-day 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi. The annual conference is visualized and planned in the backdrop of India's vision of achieving "Energy Independence and Power for all by 2022". The theme of the conference was "Renewable Energy: What Works".

    New frog species with pig face discovered in Western Ghats

    840 days ago
    Indian scientists discovered Nasikabatrachus Bhupathi, a new species of frog that has a snout-shaped nose, just like a pig in West Ghats. Nasikabatrachus Bhupathi species show comparisons with the Purple Frog (Nasikabatrachus Sahyadrensis) which was discovered in 2003 in Seychelles. It is soiled-dwelling species of purple frog. It inhabits the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    UIDAI launches Door Step Aadhar enrolment in Delhi

    840 days ago
    Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launches door step enrolment facility with Common Services Centers (CSCs) in the national capital for the elderly, patients and others who cannot travel the Aadhar centers. A mobile van in partnership with CSC India will go and enroll people who are unable to travel to Aadhaar centers for enrollment like elderlies, patients, small children. The van was flagged off by Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. CSC India provides... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    Information and Broadcasting Ministry Constituted Member Preview Panel for IFFI

    840 days ago
    The Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I and B) constituted a 40-member 'Preview committee’ for the International Film Festival of India 2017. Vivek Agnihotri has been chosen as the convenor of the committee. The I and B Ministry constituted a new 13-member steering committee and a 12-member technical committee headed by Jahnu Barua and Nagesh Kukunoor respectively. International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is scheduled to be held in Goa from 20 to 28 November 2017.
    Category: Arts & Culture

    NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant to launch Mentor India Campaign in New Delhi

    840 days ago
    NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant to launch the Mentor India Campaign, a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor students at more than 900 Atal Tinkering Labs, established across the country as a part of the Atal Innovation Mission. The campaign, Mentor India is aimed at maximising the impact of Atal Tinkering Labs the biggest disruption in formal education globally, wherein the idea is to engage leaders who will nurture and guide students in the Atal... Read More
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    National Sports Awards

    840 days ago
    The Union Government announced National Sports Awards every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports in India. These awards include Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy. The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29. The awards and the winners are  1. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2017 The Rajiv Gandhi Khel... Read More

    th meeting of FSDC held in New Delhi

    840 days ago
    The seventeenth Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) held in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister Arun Jaitley. The meeting was attended by RBI Governor Dr. Urjit R. Patel, SEBI chairman, IRDA Chairman along with heads and other senior officers of the Government. FSDC is a super regulatory body for regulating financial sector which is a vital for bringing healthy and efficient financial system in the economy.

    TRAI sign Lol with Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission

    840 days ago
    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) signed a Letter of intent (LoI) with Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). The LoI signed on the sidelines of ongoing ITU-TRAI Asia-Pacific Regulators’ Roundtable jointly organized by the International Telecom Union (ITU). The TRAI is an independent regulator of the telecommunications business in India. It came into existence by the Act of the Parliament in 1997.
    Category: Indian Affairs



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