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  • ADB India ink million loan agreement for Jharkhand roads

    June 4, 2016
    The Indian government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 3 June 2016 inked an agreement for a $200 million loan to upgrade 176-km roads in Jharkhand. The financing for the Jharkhand State Roads II Project will help upgrade the existing sections of four state roads and also support improvements in the design, safety and maintenance of the road network. The project will also develop a road safety master plan of international standard, which will promote road safety in Jharkhand. The new... Read More

    Sudarsan Pattnaik wins gold in People s Choice Prize

    June 4, 2016
    Internationally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won gold medal in people's choice prize at world championship festival of sand sculpting Russe, 2016, Bulgaria for his sand sculpture "Drugs Kill Sports". Sudarsan, who won the medal on 3 June 2016, has got highest vote from visitors.One such unsolicited issue is usage of performance enhancing drugs by sports personnel. It is an awareness sand sculpture to uphold the sanctity, richness and sports, as an ever cherished... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    India Post releases My Stamp with Amazon

    June 4, 2016
    India Post on 3 June 2016 released the "My Stamp" with Amazon India to signify three years of its relationship with the e-commerce marketplace. Usha Chandrashekar, India Post's Chief Post Master General of Karnataka Circle, handed over the stamp to e-commerce marketplace's Vice President and Country Manager Amit Agarwal. India Post has been a valuable partner to us and we look forward to our continued association as we endeavour to transform the way India buys and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    PM Modi conferred with Amir Amanullah Khan Award Afghanistan s top civilian honour

    June 4, 2016
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Afghanistan's highest civilian honour, the Amir Amanullah Khan Award. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani conferred the award on Modi after the two leaders jointly inaugurated the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, earlier known as Salma Dam, that was rebuilt with India's. PM is awarded with the Amir Amanullah Khan Award, Afghanistan's highest civilian honour. Modi arrived here earlier on Saturday on the first leg of his five-nation... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    V O Chidambaranar Port bags National Award for Excellence in Cost Management

    June 4, 2016
    V.O. Chidambaranar Port has bagged National Award for Excellence in Cost Management for the year 2015 from The Institute of Cost Accountants of India under the category of Public Service Sector- Small. The port participated in the 13th National Awards for Excellence in Cost Management-2015, organised by The Institute of Cost Accountants of India. This is the third time this port is receiving the award , the earlier years being 2008 and 2012.
    The award has been given for exemplary... Read More

    HDFC Ergo buys L T Insurance for Rs crore

    June 4, 2016
    HDFC Ergo General Insurance, the insurance arm of mortgage lender HDFC, has acquired L&T General Insurance for Rs 551 crore, the first such consolidation in India’s crowded general insurance sector, which currently has 29 players. L&T General Insurance had reported gross earned premium (GEP) of Rs 483 crore for the last financial year, which puts the deal value at 1.14 times of the GEP. HDFC Ergo expects significant cost synergies arising out of business, technology optimisation... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Tata Trusts MP government join hands to work in healthcare

    June 4, 2016
    Tata Trusts has entered into a partnership with the Madhya Pradesh government to work together in areas of healthcare , nutrition , mental health and cancer care in the state.
    Through this collaboration, the state government will be able to achieve convergence of their programmes and improve efficiencies as well. Tata Trusts will play a role in setting up of these initiatives along with strategic and technical advisory support . As part of a a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU ) signed... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    HUDCO to release Rs cr to acquire land for Bhogapuram Airport

    June 4, 2016
    Andhra Pradesh, the state finance department, Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) and the Special Purpose Vehicle Bhogapuram International Airport Company Ltd., (BIACL) have entered into a formal agreement, paving the way for the International Airport to come up near Visakhapatnam. Andhra Pradesh government would stand guarantor to the Rs.650-crore loan to be extended by HUDCO. The amount will be released in 10 to 15 days to BIACL which will be utilised by the government to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Nita Ambani nominated for International Olympic Committee

    June 4, 2016
    Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation has been nominated as a candidate to be a new member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). She is the first Indian woman to be nominated to the IOC and is being considered in the category of volunteers who represent the IOC and Olympic Movement in their country. If she gets elected at the IOC Session scheduled from August 2 to 4, 2016 at the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro, she will become the first Indian woman to be on... Read More
    Category: Persons

    India Singapore agree to enhance scale of military interaction

    June 4, 2016
    India and Singapore have agreed to enhance the scale of existing bilateral military interaction and decided to expand the interaction between the armed forces. Decision in this regard, was taken at inaugural Singapore-India Defence Ministers’ Dialogue (DMD).
    The Dialogue was co-chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his Singapore counterpart Dr. Ng Eng Hen. Besides, both ministers issued a joint statement after the meeting to strongly condemned terrorism and renewed their... Read More

    Haryana Government launches Asia s first Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme

    June 4, 2016
    Haryana Government has launched Asia’s first ‘Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme’ at the Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre at Pinjore. It was launched by state Chief Minister Manohar Lal by releasing 2 captive bred Himalayan Griffons vultures in the pre-release aviaries close to the breeding centre at Pinjore.
    The vultures were released as part of the soft release or reintroduction programme, in a pre-release aviary where they would have an unobstructive view of the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Assam Assembly passes Ease of Doing Business Bill

    June 4, 2016
    Assam Assembly has passed Assam Ease of Doing Business Bill, 2016 to facilitate ease of doing business in the state. The bill seeks to attract fresh investment in the state through an easy computerised clearance system. The bill has the provision for speedy processing of applications and issue of clearances for setting up industries. The basic aim of the bill is to create an investment-friendly environment for economic development of the state. The bill provides for establishing a bureau under... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Scientists create Bionic leaf that turns sunlight into liquid fuel

    June 4, 2016
    A team of scientists from Harvard University (United States) has created a unique bionic leaf that uses sunlight (solar energy) to split water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels from CO2. This artificial photosynthesis device has been dubbed bionic leaf 2.0.
    The new system can convert solar energy to biomass with 10% efficiency.  Its efficiency is much higher than the 1% seen in the fastest growing plants. Scientists had used a new... Read More

    NASA scientists finds unreported sources of SO pollution

    June 4, 2016
    NASA scientists using a new satellite-based method have located 39 unreported and major human-made sources of toxic sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions that cause pollution. The unreported emission sources were found in the analysis of satellite data from 2005 to 2014.
    These sources are clusters of coal-burning power plants, oil and gas operations and smelters notably found in West Asia, Mexico and parts of Russia. SO2 is a known health hazard and cause of acid rain. Currently, SO2 monitoring... Read More

    The Greatest of All time Boxing Muhammad Ali dies at

    June 4, 2016
    All-time boxing icon Muhammad Ali died on 3 June 2016 in the Phoenix, Arizona, after a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 74. Muhammad Ali : He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. on 17 January 1942.He was considered as one of the most recognized sports figures of the past 100 years.He was crowned Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated andSports Personality of the Century by the BBC. He also wrote several best-selling books about his career, including The Greatest:... Read More

    Asia s largest annual security forum Shangri La Dialogue opens in Singapore

    June 4, 2016
    Asia’s largest annual security forum Shangri-La Dialogue was inaugurated in Singapore to talk about security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. The forum has been organised by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). The three day event will be attended by at least 20 Defence Ministers from Asia-Pacific countries including India represented by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Territorial disputes in the South China Sea, North Korea’s military... Read More
    Category: International

    P Sreeramakrishnan elected as Speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly

    June 4, 2016
    P Sreeramakrishnan was on 3 June 2016 elected as the Speaker of the 14th legislative assembly of Kerala. He was the candidate of ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) and a two-time legislator from Ponnani constituency. In the voting held, he secured 92 votes against UDF's V.P. Sajeendran from Kunnathunadu constituency, who got 46 votes in the 140-member legislative assembly. The only MLA of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) O Rajagopal voted in favour of P Sreeramakrishnan whereas the... Read More
    Category: Persons

    P Dhanapal re elected as Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Speaker

    June 4, 2016
    P Dhanapal and Pollachi V Jayaraman on 3 June 2016 were unanimously re-elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively for the 15th Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. The two AIADMK leaders held the respective offices in the previous assembly also. As Soon as the House assembled on 3 June 2016, the Protem Speaker S Semmalai announced Dhanapal as Speaker as he was the only person to file nomination for the post. His name was proposed by AIADMK Chief and TN CM J Jayalalithaa and Finance... Read More
    Category: Persons



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