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  • June World Music Day

    June 21, 2016
    World Music Day globally observed on 21 June ,2016.The World Music also known as DayMake Music Day. The concept of an all-day musical celebration on the days of the solstice, was originated by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang. The festival later became celebrated in 120 countries around the world. In October 1981, Maurice Fleuret became Director of Music and Dance at Minister of Culture Jack Lang’s request, and applied his reflections to the musical practice and its evolution:... Read More

    Anand Desai Committee on Specific Relief Act submitted its report

    June 21, 2016
    Anand Desai led Expert committee set up to examine the Specific Relief Act, 1963 on 20 June 2016 submitted its report to Union Law & Justice Minister DV Sadananda Gowda. In its report the committee has recommended modifications in the Specific Relief Act, 1963, which will help in ensuring the ease of doing business. Recommendation of the committee includes : To change the approach, from damages being the rule and specific performance being the exception, to specific performance being the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Mori village in Andhra Pradesh chosen for development as smart village

    June 21, 2016
    Mori village in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh will be developed as a smart village of global standards. Towards this endeavor, the partners in the project on 19 June 2016 announced that prototype will be ready by mid-December 2016.Under the project, the village will be developed as a self-contained sustainable business model. Features of Mori smart village project : Mori is a small cashew-exporting village in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district.The project involves using... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Himachal Pradesh Government launches skill development project

    June 21, 2016
    Himachal Pradesh government today launched a Rs 640 crore project for skill development under which multipurpose training and marketing centres would be developed in rural areas as per the needs of local youths. Training would be provided by government institutes and departments, private sector and industries/industrial associations under the project which is launched with external assistance from Asian Development Bank. These centres would be monitored by District Skill Development Centre... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Nikesh Arora resigns as President and COO of SoftBank Group

    June 21, 2016
    Nikesh Arora has  resigned as the  Representative Director, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SoftBank Group (SBG) on 21 June 2016, a Japanese company. Simultaneously, he will also step down from the Chairmanship at Yahoo Japan, a company in which SoftBank has a 36.4 percent stake, as well as the Director of Sprint, an acquisition of SBG. However, Arora will assume an Advisory Role effective 1 July 2016. Nikesh Arora : Arora joined SoftBank Group from Google where he... Read More

    China s Sunway TaihuLight declared world s fastest supercomputer

    June 21, 2016
    Chinese supercomputer Sunway TaihuLight with 93 petaflop/second speed was on 20 June 2016 declared as the world’s fastest supercomputer. It was revealed in the TOP500 list of supercomputers released at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany. The list further revealed that the USA is not home to the largest number of systems. With a surge in industrial and research installations registered over the last few years, China leads with 167 systems and the USA... Read More

    SBI named in Hall Of Shame list of Banks funding Cluster Bomb Makers

    June 21, 2016
    The State Bank of India (SBI) was named in the Hall of Shame list of 158 banking institutions that have invested billions of dollars in companies making cluster bombs on 16 June 2016 . The list was prepared by Dutch campaign groupPAX Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions report. State Bank of India (SBI) is the only Indian entity on the list that includes global giants like JP Morgan, Barclays, Bank of America and Credit Suisse. Highlights : The report looks at investments into companies... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    IWAI and IPGPL signed MoU on Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project

    June 21, 2016
    Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and India Ports Global Private Limited (IPGPL) on 1 June 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project. The MoU has been signed for implementation of the following three additional works, which are independent of the on-going works and are estimated to cost 476 crore rupees. They are 1.Container handling facilities at Sittwe & Paletwa 2.Operation & Maintenance of the completed... Read More
    Category: International

    Virginia Raggi became first female mayor of Rome

    June 21, 2016
    Virginia Raggi, a leading member of the populist anti-corruption Five Star Movement (M5S), on 20 June 2016 was elected as Rome’s first female mayor. She is also the first candidate from that party, M5S to be elected to Rome's mayoralty. Raggi, who will turn 38 in July 2016, is also the youngest mayor in Rome's history. A lawyer and local councilor, Raggi was elected to the post for the Italian capital after winning 67% of the vote in a runoff ballot against the Democratic... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Tata Boeing joint venture establishes aerospace facility in Hyderabad

    June 21, 2016
    Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Boeing on 18 June 2016 celebrated the foundation laying of a new facility in Hyderabad for its joint venture named Tata Boeing Aerospace (TBAL).The joint venture has been established to co-produce Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter fuselages and other aero structures, as well as to pursue integrated systems in aerospace.The facility has been under development in pursuance of a framework agreement signed between the two companies in July 2015. Features : It... Read More

    International Day of Yoga observed across the world

    June 21, 2016
    The International Day of Yoga was  observed across the world on 21 June 2016 ,with the theme Connect the Youth. This year’s observance of the Day highlights the important role healthy living plays in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in 2015 by all 193 UN Member States. In India, the Union Government organised the event titled The National Event of Mass Yoga Demonstration at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh where Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself... Read More
    Category: International

    Union Government bans use of Potassium Bromate as food additive

    June 21, 2016
    The Union Government has  banned use of potassium bromate (KbrO3)as a food additive on recommendation of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on 20 June 2016. Early in May 2016, FSSAI in its recommendation asked health ministry to remove potassium bromate, a cancer causing chemical, from the list of permissible food additives. The recommendation was made following a study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) that claimed that potassium bromate, which is... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Martian crater named after Nepal quake hit village Langtang

    June 21, 2016
    The International Astronomical Union in June 2016 named a 9.8 kilometers wide crater on Mars as Langtang, a popular trekking site in Nepal. Langtang is one of the villages of Nepal that was worst hit by the 25 April 2015 earthquake. As per reports, at least 215 people were killed in the village after the quake triggered an avalanche. The researcher behind the move, Dr. Tjalling de Haas, said that he chose this name because his colleague had worked there while studying Himalayan glaciers. It... Read More

    Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to be launched in Odisha

    June 21, 2016
    Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram and Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has launched  the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to provide free of cost LPG cooking gas connections to women from BPL households will be held in Sambalpur, Odisha on 20 June 2016. According to reports, through this scheme, it is planned to increase the number of LPG customers in Odisha from 39 lakh at present to 80 lakh by December 2018. The scheme has already been launched regionally by the Centre in Gujarat,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Scientists make world s first processor microchip

    June 21, 2016
    US scientists team has created the world's first microchip that has 1,000 processors and is thought to be the fastest chip designed in a university lab. This energy-efficient microchip, designed by a team at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is named as the "KiloCore" chip and has a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second and contains 621 million transistors.o the best of our knowledge, it is the... Read More

    Centre approves proposal for Greenfield Electronic Park in Odisha

    June 21, 2016
    The department of electronics and information technology (DeitY), government of India today gave its final approval for setting up of a greenfield electronic park within the Infovally complex, a dedicated IT hub, on the outskirt of Bhubaneswar. The park, to be set up under Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) scheme of the Centre, will come up on 203 acres of land at a cost of Rs 205 crore. Out of this, the government of India will give a grant of Rs 95 crore with the rest being contributed... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Punjab Government launches Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund

    June 21, 2016
    The Punjab government has launched a special fund “Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund” to provide free treatment for patients affected by Hepatitis C. With this initiative, Punjab became the first Indian state to provide free treatment to confirmed cases of Hepatitis C. The fund will have initial corpus of 20 crore rupees. This fund will provide all the residents of Punjab affected by Hepatitis C free treatment.
    The scheme is considered important in the public health... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Assam Government launches Maitree Ek Gyan Yatra initiative to link primary schools to colleges

    June 21, 2016
    The Assam Government has launched a unique initiative ‘Maitree Ek Gyan Yatra’ to link primary schools to high schools to colleges.
    The purpose of the programme is to change the mindset of the teachers, as in some places in states teachers of a school considered it below their dignity to teach the lower level students. Under the initiative, college teachers will take classes in high schools and high schools teachers will teach in primary schools voluntarily. The basic idea of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India Thailand signed agreements on cooperation in culture and education sectors

    June 21, 2016
    India and Thailand has  signed two agreements that are aimed at enhancing cooperation in culture as well as educational sectors on 17 June 2016. The set of agreements pertains to extension of the Cultural Exchange Programme (CEP) for 2016-19 and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Nagaland University and Thailand’s Chiang Mai University. The agreements were signed in New Delhi during the 3-day visit of Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha that concluded on 18... Read More
    Category: International



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