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  • Ragesh Chandra appointed Secretary to Puducherry CM

    June 10, 2016
    G Ragesh Chandra has been designated as Secretary to Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy. A release from the Chief Secretary to the government said Lt Governor Kiran Bedi issued an order to this effect yesterday, stating that the appointment would come into effect immediately. Chandra would hold additional charge of the departments and subjects already looked after by him, the release said. Last year Ragesh was in news the Anti-corruption wing of CBI has filed a charge sheet in the... Read More

    SBI CaixaBank ink pact to fund Indo Spanish joint ventures

    June 10, 2016
    State Bank of India (SBI) and Spain's CaixaBank have inked pact to provide loans to Indo-Spanish joint ventures and local enterprises. SBI and CaixaBank have signed a memorandum of agreement to enhance business synergies. According to the agreement, they will expand banks' guarantee transaction businesses by jointly providing credit to Indian-Spanish joint ventures and Indian local enterprises. The agreement was signed by Caixa Bank's Executive Vice-President, International... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    FCI inks pact with Adani Group for construction of silos

    June 10, 2016
    State-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) has entered into an agreement with Adani group for construction of two silos to store wheat, at an estimated cost of about Rs 80 crore.The two silos would have a combined storage capacity of 75,000 tonnes. As part of the agreement, Adani Agri Logistics will construct silos at Kotkapura in Punjab and Katihar in Bihar in the next two years.The silos will be designed, built, financed and operated by the private partner while it will be owned by the... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    CM Arvind Kejriwal sets up panel to look into matters related to water bodies

    June 10, 2016
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has constituted a high-level committee under the chairmanship of PWD Minister Satyendar Jain to look into matters related to water bodies in the national capital on 10 June 2016.
    Water Minister Kapil Mishra and Environment & Forests Minister Imran Hussain will be members of the committee. The CEO of Delhi Jal Board, Keshav Chandra will be its Member Secretary.
    The committee will look into matters related to water bodies in Delhi and issues... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Major Global Initiatives against Weapons of Mass Destruction India s stance

    June 10, 2016
    India on 1 June 2016 joined the Hague Code of Conduct (HCoC) against Ballistic Missile Proliferation as its 138th subscribing state. India joined it by notifying HCoC Central Contact, Vienna, through diplomatic channels. India’s joining the Code signals its readiness to further strengthen global non-proliferation objectives. Its subscription reinforces its support for international missile non-proliferation. Earlier, on 12 May 2016, India formally applied for Nuclear Suppliers Group... Read More

    Union Government releases the Road Accidents in India Report

    June 10, 2016
    The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on 9 June 2016 launched the report titled Road Accidents in India 2015. As per the report, road accidents have emerged as a major public health problem in India where almost 5 lakh accidents occurred last year killing 146000 people.The report was compiled by the Transport Research Wing. Highlights of the report : The total number of road accidents increased by 2.5 percent from 489400 in 2014 to 501423 in 2015.The total number of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    PM Modi concluded five nation tour to Afghanistan Qatar Switzerland the USA and Mexico

    June 10, 2016
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has  concluded five-nation visit to Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland, the US and Mexico on 9 June 2016. During the five-day tour between 4 June and 8 June 2016, Modi met with Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani; Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani; President of Swiss federation, Johann Schneider-Ammann; US President Barack Obama; and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieta. During this visit, he held high level meetings on a wide range of bilateral issues... Read More
    Category: Persons

    India signs up to Europe led clampdown on tax evasion and corruption

    June 10, 2016
    India has joined a group of nearly 40 countries that have signed a Europe-led clampdown on tax evasion and corruption.
    Under this group countries are committed to automatically exchange information on beneficial ownership between law enforcement agencies and tax authorities of partner countries.
    This initiative aims to develop a global standard for the automatic exchange of beneficial ownership data Most European countries except Switzerland have signed this automatic exchange... Read More
    Category: International

    Maharashtra to observe st of every month as Yoga Day

    June 10, 2016
    Maharashtra government has decided to celebrate the 21st day of every month as Yoga day across all schools, colleges and universities in the state. State School and Higher Education minister Vinod Tawde had recently held a meeting with yoga institutions like Shri Shri Ravishankar's Art of Living, Ramdev Baba's Patanjali Yog Samiti, Samarth Vyayam Mandir Bharat Swabhiman Nyas and others to moot various ways to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21 on a grand scale at district... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Four new chemical elements in the periodic table get names

    June 10, 2016
    The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has announced the names of four elements in the periodic table that were discovered in January 2016. Moscovium (Mc), nihonium (Nh), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og)complete the seventh row of the table.
    The elements  with atomic numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118  were discovered in a joint effort by American and Russian scientists. The research included scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Joint Institute for Nuclear... Read More

    Sebi to e sell Sahara properties for Rs cr

    June 10, 2016
    Capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) will sell 16 land parcels of the Sahara Group to recover dues through e-auction . It has set a reserve price of Rs 1,898 crore for these properties. While SBI Capital Markets will conduct the e-auction on July 13, HDFC Realty will conduct one on July 15, said notices published by these agencies. They have been appointed to conduct the sale of Sahara properties. According to the notice, SBI Cap will auction eight land... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Indo Korean coast guards to undertake joint exercise to combat piracy

    June 10, 2016
    Coast Guard teams of India and Korea are warming up for a joint exercise codenamed 'Sahyog-Hyeobleod-2016. According to Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials, the exercise is being scheduled in the Bay of Bengal, off Chennai between June 8 and 11. friendly volleyball match between Indian Coast Guard and Korea Coast Guard will also be played on June 9. The Korean ship would leave Chennai on June 11. Korea Coast Guard Ship 3009 with about 70 personnel on board arrived in India on8 June 2016.... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Tata Power Solar bags MNRE award

    June 10, 2016
    Tata Power Solar has bagged the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) award for rooftop solar power projects. The company has won in the Channel Partner/EPC contractor category at the National Excellence Awards 2016 instituted by MNRE for the first time. According to Ashish Khanna, ED and CEO, Tata Power Solar, as per MNRE, the awards are presented to encourage efficiency and give positive feedback to various government bodies as well as private sector.
    Tata Power Solar has... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Nepal Deputy PM Kamal Thapa to land in Delhi for three day visit

    June 10, 2016
    Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Kamal Thapa is all set to arrive in New Delhi today on a three-day visit. Mr. Thapa, who is also Nepal's Foreign Minister, will hold the talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on a range of bilateral issues which also includes, Nepal's Constitution and internal situation.
    During his visit to the nation, he will attend the convocation of the South Asian University in New Delhi tomorrow. External Affairs Minister of India Swaraj is... Read More
    Category: International

    Indian American author Akhil Sharma bags top Irish award

    June 10, 2016
    Indian-American author Akhil Sharma has won the prestigious 100,000-euro International Dublin Literary Award, the world's richest award for a single novel, for his second novel 'Family Life'.
    The Delhi-born New Yorker has already bagged the 2015 Folio Prize worth 40,000 pounds for his autobiographical novel that tells the tale of how a family moves from Delhi to New York, where the older brother has an accident that leaves him brain-damaged and in need of 24-hour... Read More

    MTNL chairman Narendra Yadav steps down

    June 10, 2016
    State-run firm MTNL Chairman and Managing Director, Narendra Kumar Yadav had resigned.Director (finance) P K Purwar has been given additional charge of the CMD's post, MTNL said in a BSE filing. "Narendra Kumar Yadav has relinquished the charge of CMD of the company w.e.f. June 8, 2016. P K Purwar, Director (Finance), MTNL has been entrusted with the additional charge of the post of CMD. The telecom firm, which has operations in the Delhi and Mumbai circles, expects to post... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Axis Bank launches India s first certified green bond at London Stock Exchange

    June 10, 2016
    Axis Bank has launched India’s first internationally-listed certified green bond to finance climate change solutions around the world at London Stock Exchange (LSE). The proceeds of the bond will be invested by Axis Bank in green energy, transportation and infrastructure projects.  It will play important role in reinforcing India’s commitment to produce 175,000 MW of renewable power by 2022. The green bonds of Axis Bank were certified by the Climate Bonds Standards Board. It... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    NIIF Qatar Investment Authority signed MoU to facilitate investment in Indian infrastructure sector

    June 10, 2016
    The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Ltd. on 5 June 2016 signed a MoU with the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) to facilitate investment in Indian infrastructure sector. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Doha during the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Qatar. Features of the MoU :  Its objective is to facilitate QIA to study investment opportunities in the infrastructure sector in India.The QIA will develop a framework for exchange of... Read More
    Category: International

    Major General Per Lodin appointed to head UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan

    June 10, 2016
    Per Lodin, Major General of Sweden, was on 8 June 2016 appointed as the Head of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
    Lodin's appointment was approved by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.Major General Lodin succeeds Major General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana, who will complete his two-year assignment as Chief Military Observer and Head of UNMOGIP on 2 July 2016. Major General Per Lodin : Lodin is currently the head of Strategic Material... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Eden Gardens frontrunner to host historic day night Test

    June 10, 2016
    The iconic Eden Gardens has emerged as the frontrunner to host the first ever Day-Night Test match in the country against the visiting New Zealand side even though CAB president Sourav Ganguly said it will depend on their upcoming "pink ball experiment" from June 18.
    Nothing has been confirmed yet. Hosting a day night Test will depend on the success of the Duleep Trophy. We are also organising the country's first day night four-day CAB Super League final with pink Kookaburra... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Researchers in Assam developed two rice variants Ranjit Sub Bahadur Sub for submerged areas

    June 10, 2016
    Researchers at Assam Agricultural University have developed two rice varieties, namely Ranjit Sub-1 and Bahadur Sub-1. These rice varieties were developed to get better yields under submerged conditions in state mainly Barak Valley. Most parts of the state including Barak valley is prone to periodical flash floods particularly during the monsoon season. Two rice varieties : These are ideally suited for such submerged areas in the khariff season.These new rice variants are improved forms of... Read More

    Joint statement on India US endurance as global partners in st Century released

    June 10, 2016
    India and the United States of America (USA) on 7 June 2016 released a Joint Statement to endure as global partners in the 21st Century. The Joint statement was released in White House marking third major bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and POTUS Barak Obama. The United States recognized India as a Major Defense Partner which strengthens the defense cooperation between these two Nations. This will allow India to purchase more advanced and sensitive technologies from the... Read More
    Category: International

    Use of money power in elections Ways to curb the menace

    June 10, 2016
    The Election Commission of India (ECI) wrote a letter to the Union Ministry of Law and Justice seeking amendment to the Representation of the People Act, 1951. In the letter, the ECI urged the government to confer specific powers on it to postpone or countermand polls based on evidence that money power was used to influence voters. The move comes days after the ECI revoked the poll notification for two assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu - Aravakurichi and Thanjavur - following reports of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs



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