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  • Union Cabinet approves MoU between US and India to enhance cooperation in wildlife conservation

    June 1, 2016
    The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and United States (US) to enhance cooperation in the field of wildlife conservation and combating wildlife trafficking. With this approval, India will benefit from the expertise of the US Institutions in the field of (i) Wildlife conservation (ii) Combating illegal trade of wildlife and their derivatives (iii) Management of wildlife areas. Wildlife Forensics and Conservation Genetics : it... Read More

    Index of Industrial Production of Eight Core Industries for April released

    June 1, 2016
    The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) of eight Core Industries for April 2016 was released on 31 May 2016. These eight industries comprise nearly 38 percent of the weight of items included in the Index. The total of Indices of Eight Core Industries stands at 176.4 in April 2016 which is 8.5 percent more than that of April 2015. Its cumulative growth during April to March 2015-16 was 2.7 percent. Production & Cumulative Index of Eight Core Industries Coal :  The production with a... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    JICA to provide cr for Tamil Nadu urban healthcare

    June 1, 2016
    The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed an agreement with the Government of India to provide a loan of 1,548 crore to improve the quality of urban health care services in Tamil Nadu. The Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan will be provided at 0.3 per cent interest rate for a period of 40 years (including 10 years of grace period). The assistance will be utilised for increasing the capacity of key hospitals, upgrading facilities and equipment and human... Read More
    Category: International

    Asia s largest tech trade show COMPUTEX kicks off in Taipei

    June 1, 2016
    Asia’s largest technology trade show COMPUTEX was started in Taipei on 31 May 2016. It is attracting more than 1600 companies from 30 countries to showcase their latest products. This became the biggest trade show with the highest number of nations participating in last five years. COMPUTEX will end on 4 June 2016 and organisers expect the event to attract more than 130000 visitors. Highlights of the COMPUTEX : Taiwan’s HTC drew the most media attention for its Virtual Reality... Read More
    Category: International

    Sri Lanka s Nuwan Kulasekara retires from Tests

    June 1, 2016
    Sri Lanka seam bowler Nuwan Kulasekara announced his retirement from Tests with immediate effect on 1 June 2015. He continues his career in limited over cricket.The 33-year old seamer played 21 Test matches for Sri Lanka and picked up 48 wickets since his debut in April 2005. He played his last Test in June 2014 at Lord's against England. His best bowling performance was against Pakistan picking four wickets for 21 runs. He was predominantly new-ball bowler and was not so effective once... Read More

    World Milk Day observed globally

    June 1, 2016
    World Milk Day was observed across the world on 1 June 2016. It is observed to increase awareness on milk and to publicise activities connected with milk and the milk industry. It also seeks to inform people about usefulness of milk and milk products, its nutritional value and economic importance. The observance of the day was initiated in 2001 by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). FAO actively encourages milk and dairy consumption as part of a daily diet. India celebrates... Read More
    Category: International

    Dashar Maha Kumbh to be held in Kashmir after years

    June 1, 2016
    'Dashar Maha Kumbh' is being organised on the confluence of sacred rivers Sindhu and Vitasta in Ganderbal district of Kashmir on June 14, after a period of 75 years, in which Kashmiri Pandits are expected to participate. The kumbh is being organised in Waskoora tehsil of Ganderbal district, Convenor of Maha Kumbh Celebration Committee (MKCC) A K Koul said . He said 'Dashar Maha Kumbh' mela is being held after 75 years. At the confluence of Vitasta (Jhelum), Krishen Ganga and... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

    Kerry to host Ocean Conference in September

    June 1, 2016
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will host the third "Our Ocean" conference here in September to tackle key issues like marine pollution, and climate- related impacts on the ocean.
    The two-day conference beginning September 16 is expected to be attended by world leaders, according to an official announcement.
    The Secretary of State is understood to have sought the participation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
    The event titled "Our Ocean, One... Read More
    Category: International

    Popular Bollywood actor Razzak Khan passes away

    June 1, 2016
    Actor Razzak Khan, who is popularly known for his role of Manikchand in Shah Rukh Khan starrer Baadshah, passed away  on 1 June 2016. Razzak Khan : Razak (or Razzak Khan) was a film actor appearing in Bollywood films.Khan is noted for supporting and comic roles. He is known for his comic role of Manikchand in the 1999 Abbas-Mustan directed film Baadshah, as Ninja Chacha in the 1999 film Hello Brother and as Takkar Pehelwan in Akhiyon Se Goli Maare. Khan has acted in more than 90... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Four month window to disclose black money opens on June

    June 1, 2016
    The Income Declaration Scheme, seeking to provide an opportunity to all persons who have not declared their income correctly in previous years to come forward and declare undisclosed incomes, will open today and will remain in force till 30th of September. According to reports, the four month disclosure window will provide an opportunity to domestic black money holders to come clean by paying tax and penalty of 45 per cent on undisclosed assets. People who have made money through corrupt... Read More

    Longest railway tunnel to be inaugurated in Switzerland

    June 1, 2016
    Switzerland has  inaugurated Gotthard Base Tunnel, world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel on 1 June 2016. The tunnel is also the first flat low-level route through the Alps. It took 17 years and 12.2 billion Swiss francs to construct the tunnel. Gotthard Base Tunnel : The Gotthard Base Tunnel has route length of 57.09 km and a total of 151.84 km of tunnels, shafts and passages. It is a part of the AlpTransit project, also known as the New Railway Link through the Alps (NRLA).It... Read More
    Category: International

    Delhi govt launches DVAT M SEWA mobile app

    June 1, 2016
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has launched a mobile app through which city traders can register themselves with the VAT department of Delhi government, a move that is aimed at encouraging them to boost its tax collection.
    This mobile application will ensure VAT registration within 24 hours of filing request. We have finished inspector raj by introducing several initiatives to benefit traders. The 'DVAT M SEWA' mobile app will ensure ease of doing business in the national... Read More

    Flipkart introduces online No Cost EMI option

    June 1, 2016
    E-commerce major Flipkart on 1 June 2016  introduced "No Cost EMI " option to make online shopping affordable for high-end purchases through an attractive financing option of Equated Monthly Installments (EMI) where customers will not bear additional cost.
    Flipkart's "No Cost EMI" entails zero processing fee, zero down payment and zero interest for customers. This is the first step towards making shopping truly affordable for masses online and brands have shown... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    China successfully launches three satellites

    June 1, 2016
    China has successfully launched three (one domestic and two foreign) satellites namely Ziyuan III 02 satellite and two NewSat satellites. They were launched on the back of a Long March 4B rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern Shanxi Province. It was the 228th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket. Ziyuan III 02 satellite : It is new civilian high-resolution mapping satellite and second in the remote-sensing mapping system that China plans to build by 2030. It will... Read More

    UP Government approves Detailed Project Report of Varanasi Metro Rail

    June 1, 2016
    The Uttar Pradesh (UP) Government has  approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Varanasi Metro rail project  on 31 May 2016. The DPR will now be sent to the Union government for approval. The responsibility of coordination for preparation of DPR for Metros in Kanpur, Varanasi, Meerut and Agra was assigned to Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) by state government. Highlights of the Detailed Project Report : According to the DPR, the 29.23 km Metro will have two corridors that... Read More

    Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme comes into force

    June 1, 2016
    The Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme 2016 came into effect on 1 June 2016. The scheme was incorporated as Chapter X of the Finance Act, 2016. The declarations under this Scheme may be made on or before the 31 December 2016 in respect of tax arrears & specified tax. Procedure to file Declaration : Declarant to file declaration to the designated authority not below the rank of Commissioner in Form-1 to the designated authority and verified in the manner specified therein. The designated... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Global Day of Parents observed across the world

    June 1, 2016
    The Global Day of Parents was observed globally on 1 June 2016. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 and honours parents throughout the world. In its resolution, the General Assembly also noted that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of... Read More
    Category: International

    Former Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi appointed UPSC member

    June 1, 2016
    The President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Bhim Sain Bassi, IPS (Retd) as a member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 31 May 2016 . He will hold the constitutional post till February 2011, from the day when he enters the office. About BS Bassi :  He is an officer of Indian Police Service of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre of 1977 batch.During his career spanning over 38 years has held several important positions like Commissioner, Delhi Police,... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Fire breaks out at Central Ammunition Depot Pulgaon

    June 1, 2016
    Pulgaon Ammunition Depot: Located 110 km from Nagpur, it is the largest ammunition centre in India A massive fire broke out at the Central Ammunition Depot (CAD), Pulgaon, Maharashtra on 31 May 2016. This has led to an extraordinary number of deaths and injuries to army personnel.The Pulgaon depot is located at 110 km from Nagpur and is the largest ammunition hub in India. Central Ammunition Depot (CAD), Pulgaon : Pulgaon depot holds immense strategic significance for the army given its size... Read More
    Category: Places

    India and Morocco launch Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    June 1, 2016
    India and Morocco has  launched the India-Morocco Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IMCCI) in Rabat, Morocco on 31 May 2016. The chamber was jointly launched by visiting Vice President Hamid Ansari and Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane. The IMCCI was launched to accelerate the pace of economic development between the two nations. Morocco has recently emerged as a favoured destination for investments by Indian firms that Indian companies have cumulatively invested more than 320... Read More
    Category: International

    India and World Bank sign agreement to improve efficiency and attractiveness of City Bus Services

    June 1, 2016
    The Government of India and the World Bank has  signed a 9.2 million US dollar grant agreement under the World Bank-Global Environment Facility (GEF) Programme for the Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Service Project on 31 May 2016. The project aims at improving the efficiency and attractiveness of bus services in select Indian cities. The project will complement the Government of India’s Bus Funding Scheme launched to promote public transport by supporting cities to modernize... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    National GDP Provisional Estimates for released

    June 1, 2016
    The Central Statistical Office (CSO) on 31 May 2016 released the provisional estimates of national GDP for 2015-16. It pegged GDP growth at 7.9 percent in Quarter 4 of 2015-16 and 7.6 percent in the whole of 2015-16. India continued to remain a bright spot in world economy with robust macro-economic and fiscal parameters. Highlights of the Accounts : Fiscal Deficit : It stands at 3.9 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2015-16 as estimated both in Budget Expenditure (BE) and Revenue... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    NBCC to launch Ganga cleaning project in Bihar

    June 1, 2016
    National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) in the last week of May 2016 announced that it will soon launch a project aimed at cleaning River Ganga in Bihar. In December 2015, the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation hired NBCC to carry out the feasibility study and conditional assessment of the river for entry-level activities in Bihar. Detailed project reports have been approved the Ministry of Water Resources for three towns. Highlights of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Union Government approved retirement age of doctors of Central Health Services to

    June 1, 2016
    Union Government approved the proposal of extending age of superannuation of all doctors of Central Health Services to 65 years with effect from 31 May 2016. The proposal was made by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to strengthen the healthcare sector in the country. Benefits of this increase : It will help in providing additional doctors in the health pool of the country.This will enable the government to retain experienced doctors for a longer period and to provide better services... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Philippine parliament declared Rodrigo Digong Duterte to be president elect

    June 1, 2016
    Rodrigo Digong Duterte was officially declared to be the president-elect by the parliament of Philippine on 30 May 2016 . He won a landslide victory in the presidential election in May 2016, taking about six million votes more than his competitor. The joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate also proclaimed Maria Leonor Leni Robredo as vice-president.They both will assume the charge on 30 June 2016 and serve a single six-year term. Rodrigo Digong Duterte :  He was... Read More
    Category: International

    CEAT Cricket Awards conferred

    June 1, 2016
    CEAT Cricket Awards 2016 were conferred on the players in a function of 20th edition of CEAT awards at Mumbai on 30 May 2016. Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award. England batsman Joe Root was named as the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year and also International batsman of the Year 2016 while India’s test captain Virat Kohli was named CEAT T20 Player of the Year. List of the award winners: Lifetime Achievement Award –... Read More
    Category: Sports



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