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  • Usain Bolt win the m in seconds at Racers Grand Prix

    June 14, 2016
    Olympic champion Usain Bolt graced local fans with a blistering season’s best run of 9.88 seconds to win the men’s 100 metres at the inaugural Jamaica National Racers Grand Prix now on at the National Stadium. His is the second fastest time this year in the event. Bolt, the world’s fastest man, won ahead of Nickel Ashmeade (9.94s) and his Racers Track Club team-mate Yohan Blake (9.94s) in a positive 1.0 metres per second.
    Former World record holder Asafa Powell finished... Read More

    Haryana government approves cr agriculture project

    June 14, 2016
     Haryana government has approved a Rs 25 crore project that will benefit 75,000 farmers on 14 June 2016.
    The state level steering committee, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary D S Dhesi, here approved the detailed project report of this ambitious project. Climate resilient agriculture practices include all possible methods that are required to make agriculture production system more flexible to climate change, an official release said here.
    The project will be... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Gunit Chadha quits Deutsche Bank as head of Asia Pacific

    June 14, 2016
    Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest lender has announced that Gunit Chadha, the chief executive officer for Asia Pacific will be leaving the company next month. As per an internal note reviewed by Business Standard,Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan has said that Chadha will leave effective July 17 and that the lender will announce a successor in due course. The note doesn’t mention any reasons for Chadha’s departure from the company. Gunit was appointed as Co-CEO for Asia Pacific... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched Child Labour Tracking System

    June 14, 2016
    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has inaugurated 'Child Labour Tracking System (CLTS)' in order to keep a track of rescued child labour for their proper rehabilitation besides announcing financial help of Rs 25,000 for every rescued child labour to be given from Chief Minister's Relief Fund. According to CM, the money will directly go to their bank account. It (money) will instil a sense of confidence in them and money will be given to all those registered under the tracking... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    World Blood Donors Day observed with theme Blood connects us all

    June 14, 2016
    World Blood Donors Day (WBDD) 2016 was observed on 14 June 2016. The theme of the 2016 World Blood Donor Day campaign is Blood connects us all. The theme highlights the common bond that all people share in their blood. The slogan for 2016 WBDD is Share life, give blood. The slogan focuses on voluntary donation systems. The voluntary donation systems play a pivotal role in encouraging people to care for one another and promoting community cohesion. The World Blood Donors Day was established... Read More

    Central Port Authorities Act drafted to replace the Major Port Trust Act

    June 14, 2016
    The Union Ministry of Shipping in June 2016 prepared a draft bill 'The Central Port Authorities Act, 2016'. The bill seeks to replace the Major Port Trust Act, 1963. The draft was prepared with an aim to provide more autonomy and flexibility to the Major Ports and to bring in a professional approach in their governance. Salient Feature of the ‘The Central Port Authorities Act’ 2016 : Composition of board has been simplified. The board will comprise of a) 9 members... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Renowned Hindi writer Mudrarakshasa passes away

    June 14, 2016
    Distinguished Hindi writer, activist, thinker and cultural personality Mudrarakshasa passed away on 13 June 2016 following a prolonged illness in Lucknow. He was 82. Mudrarakshasa : Born in Behta near Lucknow in 1931, He graduated from Lucknow University and was then employed as Assistant Editor of Gyanodaya that was published from Calcutta from 1955 to 1958. He was the editor of Anuvrata, a Calcutta based magazine. He worked as Editor at All India Radio from 1962 to 1976.His works of... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Lewis Hamilton wins Canada Grand Prix of Formula

    June 14, 2016
    Mercedes racing driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain on 12 June 2016 won the Formula 1 Canada Grand Prix title. To win the title, he overcame Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel in the final race held in Montreal, Canada. For Hamilton, the present win in Montreal was the fifth in his career and the second in a row. His previous titles were secured in 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2015. In the 2016 season, it was the second title for him as he already secured the Monaco Grand Prix on 29 May 2016. Overall, he... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Ranu Langthasa appointed as first woman chairperson of NCHAC in Assam

    June 14, 2016
    Ranu Langthasa was unanimously appointed as the chairperson of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) in Assam on 13 June 2016. With this, she also became the first women chairperson to be appointed to the post since the formation of Autonomous Council in 1950s. North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) : The NC Hills Autonomous Council can be described as a state in miniature having all the paraphernalia of a Government like Legislative, Executive and Judiciary. On the 29... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Industrial production shrinks in April

    June 14, 2016
    The country’s industrial production shrank 0.8 %  in April this year, dragged down by a poor performance of the manufacturing and capital goods sectors. Factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production, IIP, had expanded 3 % in April last year. Data released by the Central Statistics Office showed that the manufacturing sector, which constitutes over 75 % of the index, contracted 3.1% in April this year. Capital goods output shrank a hefty 24.9% during the... Read More

    Amazon Flipkart Snapdeal top sites for sellers Nielsen

    June 14, 2016
    Amazon followed by Flipkart and Snapdeal were the most preferred e-commerce websites among sellers, with highest top of the mind recall, a recent study has revealed. The findings came as a result of a study by Nielsen for the January-March quarter, which surveyed 1,184 online sellers.
    It revealed that 39 per cent of online sellers "explore two or more e-commerce websites as an option to sell products on and grow their business. A high level of familiarity along with in-depth... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Delhi transport minister Gopal Rai resigns

    June 14, 2016
    Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai, facing charges of corruption, has resigned on 14 June 2016. Rai, who is surrounded by controversies over the app-based premium bus service scheme, which has been mired in allegations of corruption, had said that he was "ready to go to jail" if corruption was proven against him.The Transport Minister has resigned citing health grounds.PWD and Health minister Satyendra Jain will take charge of Transport ministry.
    The premium bus service scheme :... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for bn

    June 14, 2016
    Microsoft announced has acquired LinkedIn in an all-cash deal of $26.2 billion, giving its “social” business a major boost.Microsoft will pay $196 per LinkedIn share, a 50 per cent premium over Friday’s closing price of $131.08. This is the tech giant’s first major acquisition under the leadership of Satya Nadella, the India-born CEO of the company, which has its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, US. Nadella took over from Steve Ballmer in 2014. Founded in 2002,... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    India Ghana sign three agreements

    June 14, 2016
    India and Ghana have signed three bilateral agreements to strengthen co-operation in varied fields. These agreements were signed after delegation level talks between President Pranab Mukherjee and his Ghanaian counterpart John Dramani Mahama in Accra. The signed agreements include one for visa waivers for holders of diplomatic and official passports and one for setting up a Joint Commission. Civil Nuclear Cooperation :  During the delegation level talks between Indian President and his... Read More
    Category: International

    Indian men s x m relay team breaks year old national record

    June 14, 2016
    The Indian men's 4x400m relay team on 12 June 2016 created a new national record, clocking 3:02.17 at the International Sprint and Relay Teams Cup at Erzurum, Turkey. The team improved the previous record of 3:02.62 set at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. On the other hand, the Indian women's 4x400m relay team clocked 3:30.16 and jumped to world No 12 in the rankings. In the 2016 South Asian Games, the women's relay team finished the race with a timing of 3:35.44 to win the gold.... Read More

    RBI introduces Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets

    June 14, 2016
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 13 June 2016 issued the guidelines on  the Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets. The guidelines were issued with an aim to further strengthen the lenders’ ability to deal with stressed assets and to put real assets back on track. Highlights of the Scheme : RBI formulated the Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A) as an optional framework for the resolution of large stressed accounts.  The S4A envisages... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad takes charge of Chief Justice of Manipur HC

    June 14, 2016
    Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad, the senior-most Judge of the Manipur High Court on 13 June 2016 assumed charge of the Chief Justice of the High Court. He succeeded Justice Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra who relinquished the office on 9 June 2016. Earlier on 9 February 2016, Justice Prasad was transferred from Jharkhand High Court to Manipur High Court. He was transferred by President of India in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 222 of the Constitution of India. Clause (1) of... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Indian Railways launches Janani Sewa optional catering Scheme on pilot basis

    June 14, 2016
    The Union Ministry of Railways launched three passenger service initiatives viz. a Janani Sewa for mothers, optional catering in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains on a pilot basis and a children’s menu on trains. These services were launched by Union Railways minister Suresh Prabhu on 8th June 2016 in New Delhi. Janani Sewa : Under this scheme hot milk, hot water and baby food will be available at railway stations. Initially on pilot basis this scheme will be available at 25 railway stations... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Popcorn like fossils give evidence of environmental influence on species richness

    June 14, 2016
    The research by analysing the fossil record of microscopic aquatic creatures called planktonic foraminifera, whose fossil remains resemble miniaturised popcorn  and date back millions of years, provided the first statistical evidence that environmental variations can alter species richness. According to new research led by the University of Southampton, the number of species that can exist on Earth depends on the changes in the Environment.Dr Thomas Ezard, an evolutionary ecologist at the... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Hubble Telescope uncovers Solitary Galaxy UGC

    June 14, 2016
    Hubble telescope of NASA captured the drizzle of stars scattered across this image forming a galaxy known as UGC 4879. It is an irregular dwarf galaxy which is smaller and messier than its cosmic cousins. It also lacks the majestic swirl of a spiral or the coherence of an elliptical.This galaxy is isolated and at a distance of 2.3 million light years from its closest neighbor, Leo A which is in between the Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way at the same distance. This galaxy has not interacted... Read More



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