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  • Prime Minister to inaugurate the two day Annual Conference of Tax

    June 13, 2016
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the two-day Annual Conference of Senior Tax Administrators of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) & Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) on 16th of at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. Mr. Modi is expected to motivate the revenue officers towards achieving high standards in taxpayer friendly service in view of fast-paced changes in the world economy and he is also likely to address some of the challenges faced by these departments.  It... Read More

    USA wins FINA Women Water Polo World League Super Final

    June 13, 2016
    The USA Women’s Senior National Team on 12 June 2016 won gold at the FINA Women Water Polo World League Super Final. The team defeated Spain 13-9 in the championship match in Shanghai, China. The victory marks the United States’ third straight FINA World League Super Final title and 10th overall.On the other hand, Australia defeated China 11-3 for the bronze medal. FINA Water Polo World League : The FINA Water Polo World League is an international water polo league organized by... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Donald Carr former England Cricket captain dies aged

    June 13, 2016
    Donald Carr, the former captain of England Cricket team, died on 12 June 2016. He was 89. Beside prominent batsman Carr was also one of the most prominent administrators of the post-war era.  Donald Carr : His first-class career spanned from 1945 to 1968 in which he scored nearly 20000 runs and claimed 328 wickets with his left-arm spin for Oxford University, Derbyshire and England.He captained England at Madras in 1951-52 in his second and final appearance.In 1945, he played in the... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    The Rise of Environmental Crime Report released by UNEP and INTERPOL

    June 13, 2016
    The report titled The Rise of Environmental Crime was released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and INTERPOL on 4 June 2016. The report revealed that environmental crime grew up by 26 per cent larger than previous estimates of 2014.Environmental crime is the world's fourth-largest criminal enterprise after drug smuggling, counterfeiting and human trafficking. INTERPOL and UNEP have joined forces to bring awareness in the world about the environmental crime. The crime... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Gujarat CM dedicates km sub sea power cable project

    June 13, 2016
    Gujarat coast having about 800 households with a population of 6,000  was lit up on Saturday after the Gujarat Chief Minister, Anandiben Patel, inaugurated the sub-sea marine cable power supply project in Arabian sea off Pipavav Port in Amreli District. The 6.4-km-long under-sea marine cable set up by the state discom, Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Limited (PGVCL), will supply 24X7 electricity for this isolated village.The village’s main economic activity is fishing, while the... Read More

    New MD Of Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation

    June 13, 2016
    Dr M Beena, has been appointed Managing Director of the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation, a statutory body of the Kerala Government.
    Dr Beena is currently the Managing Director of KSIDC (Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation) and KSIE (Kerala State Industrial Enterprises). She has also served as the Managing Director of the Roads & Bridges Development Corporation, Vyttila Mobility Hub, Kerala Books & Publications Ltd and Food & Civil Supplies... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Tata Power acquires Welspun s renewable energy assets

    June 13, 2016
    Tata Power has acquired the renewable energy (RE) subsidiary of Delhi-based Welspun Energy. It is estimated to be a Rs 9,900-crore deal. Tata Power’s subsidiary, Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL), signed a share purchase agreement with Welspun Energy to acquire Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt Ltd (WREPL). The portfolio Tata has bought comprises 990 Mw of solar power projects and about 150 Mw of wind power projects. Of this, 1,000 Mw is operational and the rest in “advanced... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    SEBI issues stricter KYC disclosure norms for P Notes

    June 13, 2016
    The markets regulator SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) has put in place a stricter KYC (Know Your Customer) norms and disclosure regime for Participatory Notes (P-Notes). P-Notes are offshore/overseas derivative instruments (ODIs) issued by registered foreign institutional investors (FII) to overseas investors. They provide easier and cost-effective route to foreign investors to invest in Indian markets without directly registering as Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs). The aim of... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Veteran journalist Inder Malhotra passes away

    June 13, 2016
    Distinguished journalist, editor and author Inder Malhotra passed away following a long illness in New Delhi. He was 86. He had served as a resident editor of The Times of India and The Statesman. In his journalistic career he had mapped the ebb and flow of the Indian politics under every Prime Minister of independent India. Inder Malhotra :  Malhotra was the resident editor of The Statesman in New Delhi from 1965 to 1971. He was the India correspondent for The Guardian, a British daily... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Norway becomes first country to prohibit deforestation

    June 13, 2016
    Norway in the first week of June 2016 became the first country to prohibit deforestation. On 26 May 2016, the Norwegian Parliament had pledged to make government’s public procurement policy deforestation-free. The step was taken after a committee of MPs recommended imposing regulations to ensure the state did not contribute to deforestation of the rainforest. The step taken by the government means that the parliament will no longer award government contracts to any company that cuts... Read More

    International Albinism Awareness Day observed worldwide

    June 13, 2016
    Second International Albinism Awareness Day was observed on 13 June 2016. The day is observed to recognize the importance of increasing awareness and understanding of albinism in order to fight against global discrimination and stigma against persons with albinism. Albinism is a rare, non-contagious, genetically inherited difference present at birth.In almost all types of albinism, both parents must carry the gene for it to be passed on, even if they do not have albinism themselves.The... Read More
    Category: International

    Kishore Tiwari headed Task Force on Farmers submitted its report to Maharashtra Government

    June 13, 2016
    Maharashtra Government appointed taskforce headed by agriculture expert Kishore Tiwari, on 12 June 2016 submitted its report to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The taskforce appointed to address agrarian issues has suggested afive-point agenda to bring at least 80 percent of farmers into the institutional credit net.  It suggested direct collectors of 14 suicide-prone districts of Vidarbha and Marathwada region to start a crop loan helpline. It suggested setting up village and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Noted Playwright and Actor Achyut Lahkar passes away

    June 13, 2016
    Noted playwright and actor Achyut Lahkar, doyen of Assam’s mobile theatre movement, passed away on 12 June 2016 following a protracted illness. He was 85. Lahkar was the pioneering dramatist, veteran actor director and producer who staged numerous memorable plays in mobile theatre. Achyut Lahkar : Born in 1931, Lahkar, a theatre enthusiast from his childhood days.He founded Nataraj Theatre, the first Mobile Theatre Company of Assam in 1963 which performed across Assam and in other... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Priyanka Chopra nominated for Choice TV Breakout Star in Teen Choice Awards

    June 13, 2016
    India's bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra was nominated for 2016 Teen Choice Awards on 12 June 2016. She got her final nomination in the category of Choice TV Breakout Star. She was nominated for her role as FBI trainee Alex Parrish in American TV series,Quantico. Earlier, she also won the Favourite Actress title in a New TV series award at the People’s Choice Awards On 7 January 20162016 for her debut role on an American TV show. Teen’s Choice award : The Teen Choice Awards... Read More
    Category: Persons

    China launches rd BeiDou Navigation Satellite

    June 13, 2016
    China has  launched its 23rd satellite it the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) on 12 June 2016. The satellite launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province will support China’s global navigation and positioning network. The satellite was taken into orbit by a Long March-3C carrier rocket. It was the 229th launch of the Long March carrier rocket. The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System is being developed as an alternative to US... Read More

    Saina Nehwal clinches second Australian Open title

    June 13, 2016
    Indian ace Saina Nehwal received a huge boost ahead of the Rio Olympics as she clinched her second Australian Open title after defeating China's Sun Yu in a thrilling three-game final of the Super Series badminton tournament . The 26-year-old from Hyderabad eked out a 11-21 21-14 21-19 over the World No. 12 Sun in a fighting summit clash that lasted an hour and 11 minutes. London Olympics bronze medallist, Saina, who had beaten two world champions -- Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Union Ministry of Civil Aviation proposes passenger centric amendments to CARs

    June 13, 2016
    Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju along with MOS Dr Mahesh Sharma on 11 June 2016 presided over a presentation made by DGCA with regard to Passenger Centric Initiatives. The Ministry is committed to ensure that flying for most Indians becomes a pleasant experience along with the growth of the Airline industry. Accordingly, it proposed certain amendments to the existing Civil Aviation Requirements (CARs) Category wise proposals in the amendments of CARs : Category –I:... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    June World Day against Child Labour

    June 13, 2016
    The World Day Against Child Labour is being observed annually across world on 12 June to bring awareness against child labour. Significance of the day : The observance of the day seeks to bring together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them. 2016 Theme : ‘End child labour in supply chains – It’s everyone’s... Read More
    Category: International

    Satya Pal Jain appointed as part time member of st Law Commission

    June 13, 2016
    Additional Solicitor General of India and former Parliamentarian Satya Pal Jain was appointed as a part-time member of the 21st Law Commission of India. His appointment is in addition to present charge as an Additional Solicitor General of India. Satya Pal Jain  : Satya Pal Jain is a noted constitution lawyer and senior BJP leader. He also had served as the Dean of the Law Faculty of Panjab University and presently is a Member of the Panjab University Senate. He has been a lawyer in... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Sikkim becomes India s first State to launch open government data portal

    June 13, 2016
    Sikkim became the first state in India to have an open government data portal linked ‘sikkim.data.gov.in’. The portal was launched by Lok Sabha MP, P D Rai and also launched Open Government Data Platform (Sikkim).
    The portal has been developed by Government of Sikkim’s Information Technology Department and NIC team from Delhi. The open government data portal facilitates free use, reuse and redistribution of data produced or commissioned by the government or government... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    V Vaithilingam elected as Speaker of Puducherry Assembly

    June 13, 2016
    Congress leader and former Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam was elected unopposed as the Speaker of the 14th Puducherry legislative Assembly. Besides, pro-tem Speaker VP Shivakozhuthu was declared elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker.  V. Vaithilingam had served Chief Minister of the Union Territory twice. For first time he was in office from 1991 to 1996 and for second time again from 2008-2011. He was the second youngest Chief Minister and the first Chief Minister of Puducherry to... Read More
    Category: Persons



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