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  • Former Karnataka Bank Chairman Krishna Bhat passed away

    June 11, 2016
    M.S. Krishna Bhat, former Chairman of Karnataka Bank (1995-2000), who is credited with consolidating the position of the Bank, passed away on 11 June 2016. Mr. Bhat joined Karnataka Bank in 1970. He was promoted as General Manager in 1989 and became the Chief General Manager in 1994. He took over as Chairman on July 12, 1995 for a period of two years, which was extended for another three years up to July, 2000. Its capital expansion programme, in October 1995, by way of public issue of shares... Read More

    Telangana to set up acre Pharma City near Hyderabad

    June 11, 2016
    Telangana government has ordered setting up of a 'Pharma City' on 12,500 acres of land in Rangareddy and Mahbubnagar districts of the state.
    Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) shall send detailed project proposal (DPR) to the government on modalities for implementation and execution of project and also carry out all aspects related to the development of this park in a transparent manner duly following all relevant rules. As Telangana has traditionally... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Machilipatnam town sanctioned for development under AMRUT scheme

    June 11, 2016
    The Union Urban Development Ministry sanctioned Rs. 37.5 crore for development of Machilipatnam town under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme. That funds under the scheme should be used for development of amusement parks and beautification of the town, apart from development of cemeteries. At least Rs. 18 crore will be spared for completion of the pending drainage project that will help maintain better sanitary conditions in the historical town. Two pump... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    AAI conferred national award for best performing central PSU for Green Energy initiatives

    June 11, 2016
    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has been conferred the National Award for Best Performing Central PSU for Roof Top Solar Power initiatives at a glittering function at Vigyan Bhawan by Minister of State for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal. As part of Clean Climate commitments, AAI's efforts towards Solar Roof Top Projects which was initiated way back in 2010 with visionary approach towards "Invest in the Sun" Solar Revolution and commitment to sustainability... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    BJP MLA Rajendra Dadu killed in road accident

    June 11, 2016
    BJP MLA from Nepanagar, Rajendra Dadu, was killed in an accident on Indore-Bhopal road between Ashta and Sehore towns. Three others were injured.
    The BJP legislator was coming to Bhopal to attend a party meeting at the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's residence ahead of the June 11 Rajya Sabha election.
    His car overturned and he died on the spot, a police officer. Sehore collector and the superintendent of police reached the spot after getting information about the... Read More

    Paralympic Committee of India gets recognition

    June 11, 2016
    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) with its headquarters in Germany has recognised the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) led by Rao Inderjit Singh as the president. The Union Minister of State for Planning and Defence, Rao Inderjit Singh, along with vice president Gursharan Singh had visited the IPC Headquarters in Bonn on May 27, to ensure the ratification of the PCI election that was held in October 2015.
    Category: International

    Legendary Canadian ice hockey player Gordie Howe passes away

    June 11, 2016
    Legendary Canadian ice hockey player Gordie Howe passed away at Toledo, US. He was 88. He was nicknamed Mr Hockey and had spent most of his career with the Detroit Red Wings, winning the Stanley Cup four times. Gordie Howe  : Born on March 31, 1928 in Floral, Canada. He made his ice hockey debut in 1946. Since then he had played 26 NHL (National Hockey Leagues) and 6 World Hockey Association seasons and held many of the scoring records. He was in the top 10 of scorers for 21 consecutive... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    india Japan and US navies kick off Malabar Exercise near South China Sea

    June 11, 2016
    India, Japan and United States (US) navies have kicked off 2016 MALABAR trilateral naval Exercise near South China Sea. This year it is the 20th edition of the naval exercise in which over 100 aircraft and 22 naval ships including a nuclear submarine are participating. The 20th edition of the naval exercise will be conducted for 8 days. It includes harbour phase exercises at Sasebo, Japan and the sea phase exercises in the Pacific Ocean.
    Aim of exercise : Increase interoperability amongst... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Iceland scientists turn CO into Stone under CarbFix Project

    June 11, 2016
    Scientists working in Iceland found a technique to capture and store the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) in deep underground by turning it into rock. The research was published in the journal Science on 10 June 2016. The technique will provide a safer, faster way to sequester CO2 and limit global warming. And it was identified it as a potentially significant way to combat climate change. This method of the speedy carbonation could be a viable way to store CO2 underground permanently and... Read More

    India Post launches logo and tagline design contest for India Post Payments Bank

    June 11, 2016
    India Post on 10 June 2016 launched a logo and tagline design contest for the soon to be set up India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) on the MyGov website.Union Cabinet gave its approval 1 June 2016 to set up the IPPB under the Department of Posts to further financial inclusion in India. India Post wants to involve the people of India in designing the DNA of the India Post Payments Bank. So, it is conducting a contest for the design.It has also initiated a nationwide survey to understand the needs... Read More

    Suresh Prabhu flags off Champaran Satyagrah Express train in Bihar

    June 11, 2016
    Union Railways Ministry has flagged off Champaran Satyagrah Express train at a function in Motihari, Bihar. The train was flagged off by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. This train will run between Bapudham, Motihari to Anand Vihar, Delhi. Champaran Satyagrah Express train has been introduced to mark 100 years of the historic Champaran Satyagraha (movement) launched by Mahatma Gandhi in 1917.  It is weekly train which will have load combination of 15 coaches, including one third AC,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Union Government announces new Print Media Advertisement policy

    June 11, 2016
    The Union Information and Broadcasting ministry has framed a New Print Media Advertisement Policy for Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP). The objective of the policy is to promote transparency and accountability in issuing of advertisements in print media. It focuses on streamlining release of Government advertisements and to also promote equity and fairness among various categories of newspapers and periodicals. For the first time it has introduced a New Marking System for... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    NRDC inks MoA with Andhra Pradesh government to establish smart agribusiness platform networks

    June 11, 2016
    National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) has inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the AP Food Processing Society of Andhra Pradesh Government to establish Smart Agribusiness Platform Networks of Andhra Pradesh (SAPNAP on 9 June 2016 . These networks will strengthen the agribusiness and food processing sector by focusing on creation of enabling ecosystem for accelerated growth of agribusiness by involving all the stakeholders. Smart Agribusiness Platform Networks of Andhra... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Forbes releases World s Highest Paid Athletes list

    June 11, 2016
    Forbes has  released the list of 2016 World's 100 Highest-Paid Athletes on 8 June 2015. The list has been topped by soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo with earnings of 88 million US dollars. The 100 top-earning athletes hail from 23 countries and compete in ten sports with Americans (65) and baseball players (26) are being the most numerous among all sports. Over the last 12 months, they banked a cumulative 3.15 billion US diollars out of which 29 percent of which came from endorsements... Read More
    Category: Sports

    BP Statistical Review of World Energy released

    June 11, 2016
    The 65th edition of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy that sets out energy data for 2015 was released on 8 June 2016. The review provides high-quality objective and globally consistent data on world energy markets, while the energy outlook makes projections to 2035. Its first edition was released in 1952 It revealed that in 2015 there were significant long-term trends in both the global demand and supply of energy.  As the Growth in global primary energy consumption remained low... Read More



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