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  • Government Launches CNG Kits for Two Wheelers in Delhi

    June 23, 2016
    Union Government has launched a pilot programme to run two wheelers on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in New Delhi to curb air pollution in cities. The project was jointly launched by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at the CGO Complex CNG station. The first-of-its-kind pilot programme in India to run two-wheelers on CNG has been launched by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL). It is being implemented by IGL under its... Read More

    Mumbai is India s most expensive city Mercer survey

    June 23, 2016
    Mumbai (82) is India’s most expensive city, followed by New Delhi (130) and Chennai (158), according to the 2016 Cost of Living Survey by Mercer, the New York-based human resource consultancy. Kolkata (194) and Bengaluru (180) are the least expensive Indian cities ranked. Globally, Hong Kong topped the list of most expensive cities for expatriates, pushing Luanda, Angola, to second position. Zurich and Singapore remained in third and fourth positions, respectively, whereas Tokyo is in... Read More
    Category: International

    Syria s Assad appoints new prime minister

    June 23, 2016
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was named electricity minister Imad Khamis as the new prime minister of the war-ravaged country on 22 June 2016. Mr. Assad tasked Mr. Khamis with forming a new government.He is to submit his proposal for new ministerial appointments in the coming days. The 54-year-old engineer replaces Wael al-Halqi who had held the post since August 2012. The changes come two months after Mr. Assad's Baath party and its allies won a majority of seats in parliamentary... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Tech Mahindra Ltd acquires UK based BIO Agency Ltd

    June 23, 2016
    Technology services provider Tech Mahindra Ltd (TechM) has acquired UK-based digital transformation firm The BIO Agency Ltd on 22 June 2016.The acquisition was carried out in an all-cash deal for an enterprise value of up to 45 million pounds. Highlights : The payment of 22 million pounds and the surplus cash of 5 million pounds will be made upfront and the balance will be done away as deferred payments based on company performance.Tech Mahindra will acquire 100 percent of shares of the... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    EU reached agreement on new border force to tackle migrant crisis

    June 23, 2016
    The European Union has reached agreement to set up a new Border and Coastguard Force to curb the influx of migrants on 22 June 2016. To tackle the crisis from which the EU is suffering from, the force have the right to intervene in front-line countries like Greece and Italy. The agreed subject that was endorsed by the negotiators for the 28 EU member states and the European Parliament was a proposal from the European Commission, the bloc's executive. It wanted to set up the force by the... Read More

    Amjad Sabri a famed Pakistani Qawwal shot dead in Karachi

    June 23, 2016
    Renowned Qawwal Amjad Sabri, who was known for More Haji Piya, was shot dead by unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen in Karachi, Pakistan on 22 June 2016. Sabri, 45, was killed while travelling with an associate in a car in Karachi's Liquatabad area. Popularly known as Rock Star of Qawwali due to his modern style of rendition, he was one of the best Sufi musicians and qawwals from Pakistan. Sufism is a mystical sect of Islam that is viewed as heretical by hard-line groups such as the... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Aveek Sarkar resigns as Chief Editor of ABP Group of Publications

    June 23, 2016
    Aveek Sarkar has resigned as the Editor-in-Chief of Ananda Bazaar Patrika (ABP) and The Telegraph on 22 June 2016. However, he would continue as the chairman of the group. He is succeeded by Arup Sarkar. Moreover, Anirban Bhattacharya was appointed as the Editor of the Ananda Bazaar Patrika and R Rajagopalan was named as the Editor of The Telegraph. Aveek Sarkar will now play an advisory role as Editor (Emeritus) and Vice Chairman of the company. Aveek Sarkar : Aveek Sarkar, one of the most... Read More
    Category: Persons

    PayPal appoints Anupam Pahuja as India Country Manager and MD

    June 23, 2016
    World’s leading payments platform PayPal has announced the appointment of Anupam Pahuja as the Managing Director (MD) and Country Manager for its India operations  on 22 June 2016. Pahuja will be responsible for all aspects of PayPal's business in India. He will also be responsible for further strengthening of the company's operations in the country. Prior to joining PayPal, Pahuja worked as the India MD for SumTotal Systems. PayPal : PayPal operates a worldwide online... Read More
    Category: Persons

    President Pranab Mukherjee returned bills for reconsideration of Manipur Legislative Assembly

    June 23, 2016
    President Pranab Mukherjee in June 2016 returned 3 bills to Manipur Legislative Assembly for reconsideration. The 3 bills that were returned were  :  i. The Manipur Land Reforms and Land Revenue (7th Amendment) Bill, 2015 ii. The Manipur Shops and Establishment (2nd Amendment) Bill, 2015 iii. The Manipur Protection of Peoples Bill, 2015 These bills, which were passed by the State Legislative Assembly in September 2015, had triggered violence leading to the death of nine people in... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    June United Nations Public Service Day

    June 23, 2016
    Every year 23 June is being observed as the United Nations Public Service Day by the United Nations (UN).
    Significance of the Day : The day seeks to mark the invaluable contributions of public servants and administrators to build a better world for all. This for the first time, the day is observed after the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (i.e. Sustainable Development Goals) were adopted by all member states of United Nations.
    On this occasion, the UN will hold a Public... Read More

    Union Cabinet extends deadline of UDAY scheme

    June 23, 2016
    The Union Cabinet has approved proposal of extending the deadline for implementing the Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) by a year to March 31, 2017.
    With this decision, states shall take over 75% of ailing DISCOM (Power Distribution companies) debt as on 30th September, 2015 by 31st March, 2017 by issuing Bonds.  It is considered as a significant step in realising the vision of proving 24X7 affordable and environment friendly Power for All. This intervention will also lower the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Union Cabinet approves Mega Spectrum Auction

    June 23, 2016
    The Union Cabinet under Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved mega auction of all available spectrum (more than 2300 Megahertz) across the seven bands.
    This decision will pave way for the largest-ever spectrum auction in the country and could potentially fetch the exchequer about 5.5 lakh crore ruppees going by the reserve price. The airwaves in the seven spectrum bands to be auctioned are 700, 800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2300 and 2500 MHz. The auction of such a large... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Union Cabinet approves pact for avoidance of double taxation with Belgium

    June 23, 2016
    The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the signing of a Protocol amending the Agreement between India and Belgium for avoidance of double taxation.
    Decision in this regard was taken in the Union Cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The amendment in the Protocol will broaden the scope of the existing framework of exchange of tax related information between the two countries.  It also revises the scope of existing treaty provisions on mutual... Read More
    Category: International

    Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Germany

    June 23, 2016
    The Union Cabinet has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Steinbeis GmbH Co. KG, Germany for technology transfer and resourcing in manufacturing, including sub-sectors of Capital Goods.
    The MoU between India Steinbeis GmbH was signed in April, 2016 during the Industrial Exhibition Hannover Messe 2016 in Hannover, Germany. Steinbeis GmbH is leading German organization for applied industrial research in Europe. It will act as a Technology Resource Partner for... Read More
    Category: International

    June World Hydrography Day

    June 23, 2016
    World Hydrography Day (WHD) is being observed annually on 21 June to publicise the work of hydrographers and the importance of hydrography.
    The observance of the day emphasizes importance of hydrography particularly in protection of marine reserves and also promotion of safe navigation in international waters and ports. 2016 Theme : “Hydrography – the key to well-managed seas and waterways“. It seeks to highlight the fundamental importance of hydrography. It also seeks... Read More

    International Widows Day observed globally

    June 23, 2016
    The International Widow's Day 2016 was celebrated across the world on 23 June 2016. The day was celebrated to raise awareness on the troubles of widowed women.The day throws light on the situation of widows which is sometimes neglected due to absent in statistics, unnoticed by researchers and is mostly overlooked by civil society organizations. Generally, widow women have to suffer complete social exclusion. Abuse of widows and their children constitutes one of the most serious violations... Read More
    Category: International

    Andy Murray wins record fifth Queen s Club title

    June 23, 2016
    British tennis star Andy Murray has  created history after he fought back to win the Queen's Club tournament for a record fifth time defeating Milos Raonic in a pulsating final on 19 June 2016. The defending champion recovered from a set and 3-0 down to beat the third seeded player 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-3 in the title clash. The Briton came out with a gritty performance to surpass a group of eight four-time Queen's champions including John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Andy Roddick and... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Twitter buys artificial intelligence firm Magic Pony

    June 23, 2016
    Twitter was acquiring British-based artificial intelligence startup Magic Pony to bolster its capacity for analysis of visual content.
    Magic Pony's technology, based on research to create algorithms that can understand the features of imagery "will be used to enhance our strength in live and video and opens up a whole lot of exciting creative possibilities for Twitter," said Twitter co-founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey in a blog post. Machine learning is increasingly... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Tata Power s arm bags solar project in Maharashtra

    June 23, 2016
    Tata Power Renewable Energy has won 30 mw solar grid connected photovoltaic project in Maharashtra. A unit of Tata Power, TPREL has received the Letter of Intent (LoI) to develop the project and will sign a 25-year power purchase agreement with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam. The project have been awarded in the DCR (Domestic Content Requirement) category under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase-II Batch-III tranche-I under 'State Specific Bundling Scheme. TPREL CEO and... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    South Delhi Municipal Corporation signed MoU with SECI to install solar panels

    June 23, 2016
    Aiming to generate solar power through rooftops of buildings and spare land under South Delhi Municipal Corporation, the civic bodyhas inked an MoU with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).
    The memorandum of understanding (MoU) engaged SECI, a central public sector undertaking under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, for setting up solar power plants on the rooftops of the buildings and land owned by SDMC The target is to generate 20 megawatts of solar power under the agreement in... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India won three match T Series against Zimbabwe

    June 23, 2016
    India won the three-match T20 series against Zimbabwe 2-1 on 22 June 2016. In the third and final match played at Harare, India defeated Zimbabwe by a narrow three-run margin . Winning the toss and electing to ball first, Zimbabwe succeeded in restricting India to 138 for six in 20 overs. In the second innings, the hosts got close to the target before ending at 135 losing six wickets. Series Report 1st Match : It was played at Hazare sports club, Hazare, Zimbabwe on 18 June 2016. Zimbabwe... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Special package for employment generation and promotion of exports in Textile and Apparel sector approved

    June 23, 2016
    The Union Cabinet has approved a Special Package for employment generation and promotion of exports in Textile and Apparel sector  on 22 June 2016 . The package includes a slew of measures which are labour friendly and would promote employment generation, economies of scale and boost exports. The following are the expected benefits to the textile and apparel sector in 3 years – Cumulative increase of 30 billion US dollars in exports Investment of 74000 crore rupees Creation of 1... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy



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