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  • Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse resigns following corruption charges

    June 6, 2016
    Eknath Khadse, the most senior minister in the Maharashtra government, has resigned amid twin scandals over an illicit land deal and his cellphone allegedly appearing in the call records of most-wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim.His resignation was formally accepted by Maharashtra governor Vidyasagar Rao.
    He is a six-time MLA from Muktainagar constituency in Jalgaon Maharashtra. Eknathrao Ganpatrao Khadse is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and he was elected to the position of... Read More

    Suresh Prabhu launches Tiger Trail Circuit Train on World Environment Day

    June 6, 2016
    Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on 5 June 2016 flagged off the inaugural run of the Tiger Trail Circuit Train from Delhi Safdarjung Station. The launch of this Tiger Express on World Environment Day is to highlight the significance of environment. The most important objective of the train is to create and spread awareness about the wildlife in general and the tiger in particular. Highlights of the train : This tourist train will be operated by Indian Railway PSU namely Indian... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Leander Paes Martina Hingis won French Open Mixed Doubles tennis title

    June 6, 2016
    India’s ace tennis player Leander Paes and Martina Hingis of Switzerland on 3 June 2016 won the French Open Mixed Doubles title. To win the title, the duo defeated the Indo-Croatian pair Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig 4-6 6-4 10-8. With this win, Paes completed a Career Slam in mixed doubles with Martina Hingis. Earlier, he won Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open titles in 2015 with Hingis. Overall, it was the 18th Grand Slam title for Paes and 10th in the mixed doubles category. So... Read More
    Category: Sports

    World s first D printed aircraft THOR displayed at International Aerospace Exhibition

    June 6, 2016
    Airbus has displayed the world's first 3D-printed aircraft THOR at the International Aerospace Exhibition in Schoenefe on 1 June 2016 . The drone THOR is short forTest of High-tech Objectives in Reality and it resembles a large, white model airplane. 3D-printed aircraft THOR : Is the world's first 3D-printed aircraft with just 3 parts.It is windowless, weighs 21 kilo grams (46 pounds) and less than four metres (13 feet) long. It is Lighter, faster and cheaper.Except the electrical... Read More

    Use of siren in cars of VIPs banned in Puducherry

    June 6, 2016
    Use of siren in cars of VIPs, including the escort and pilot vehicles of the Lieutenant Governor, has been banned in Puducherry. However, emergency services like ambulances and fire service vehicles, will be exempted from the restriction on the use of siren. The ban order has been issued by Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, a retired IPS officer. Bedi, who had overseen traffic arrangements for the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi and the 1983 CHOGM meet in Goa, has also directed that no special... Read More

    Dia Mirza named ambassador for Swachh Saathi programme

    June 6, 2016
    Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has been named the ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission’s youth-based Swachh Saathi (student internship) programme. The Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein star will take forward the message of the government’s Swachh Saathi programme, which she hails as the most important part to realise the dream of a clean country. Swachh Bharat is among the most important initiatives taken up by the government and I believe that the Swachh Saathi programme will be an extremely... Read More
    Category: Persons

    India ranks nd on GRD index on ease of doing business Global Retail Development Index Study

    June 6, 2016
    According to 2016 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), India has jumped 13 positions from last year to rank second among 30 developing countries this year on ease of doing business, topped by China. The study which ranks top 30 developing countries for retail investment worldwide, a pick up in GDP growth and better clarity regarding Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) regulations have helped india achieve a second ranking.India has relaxed several key FDI regulations in single-brand retail and... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Garbine Muguruza of Spain won French Open Women s Singles tennis title

    June 6, 2016
    Garbine Muguruza of Spain on 4 June 2016 won the French Open Women’s Singles tennis title at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. For the 22-year-old Muguruza, this was her first Grand Slam title. With this win, she also became the first Spanish woman to win a Grand Slam title since Sanchez-Vicario in Paris in 1998. To win the title, she defeated the defending champion Serena Williams of the USA in straight sets 7-5, 6-4 in the final match. This was Muguruza’s second major... Read More
    Category: Sports

    BSE gets RBI nod for online bidding platform for SGBs

    June 6, 2016
    BSE, Asia's oldest bourse, has received the Reserve Bank approval to start an online bidding platform for Sovereign Gold Bond scheme.
    SGBs - government securities denominated in grams of gold - offer an alternative to holding gold in physical form.
    The bond is issued by RBI on behalf of government and investors can apply for the bonds at the price as disseminated by RBI.
    Received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for acting as a receiving office for the Sovereign... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Gujarat unveils new policy to boost IT start ups in years

    June 6, 2016
    As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” and “Start-up India” moves, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, on 5 June 2016, announced her government’s new policy for promotion of information technology (IT) and electronic start-ups, envisaging setting up of 50 incubators to provide leadership and facilities to 2,000 start-ups over the next five years. About 10 lakh square feet of space will be developed for incubators, targeting investment... Read More

    Indian judoka Avtar Singh qualifies for Rio Olympic Games

    June 6, 2016
    South Asian Games gold medallist Indian judoka Avtar Singh has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games scheduled to be held in August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has qualified under 90kg weight category under the continental quota. His current world Ranking is 79 with 182 points. Avtar Singh hails from Gurdaspur, Punjab. He had won a gold in South Asian Games held in Shillong in February 2o16. He also had won bronze medal in Asian Junior Judo Championships in 2011.  He also had... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar launches Right to Public Grievance Redressal Act

    June 6, 2016
    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on 5 June 2016 launched Right to Public Grievance Redressal Act. The act seeks disposal of peoples' complaints or redressal of grievances from Government officials within 60-days. Features of the Law : The law has strict provisions in non-compliance of applications.Officials not adhering to provisions of the law could be dismissed from service or face a penalty of from 500 rupees to 5000 rupees.All the 42 Departments of the State government will be covered... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India Qatar inked agreements to boost cooperation

    June 6, 2016
    India and Qatar on 5 June 2016 signed seven agreements in various fields including assistance in custom matters, skill development and recognition of qualifications and health. The agreements were inked after delegation-level talks between Prime Minster Narendra Modi and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at Doha. Modi was on a two day visit to Qatar on 4 June to 5 June 2016. Before the talks, Modi was given a ceremonial reception at the Emiri Diwan, the seat of power of... Read More
    Category: International

    World Environment Day observed with theme Zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife

    June 6, 2016
    World Environment Day (WED) was observed globally on 5 June 2016 with theme Zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife. The day aims at inspiring more people to take action to prevent the growing strain on Earth’s natural systems from reaching the breaking point. The host country for the WED 2016 is Angola. At present, Angola is seeking to restore its elephant’s herds, conserve Africa’s biodiversity-rich wildlife, and safeguard the environment as it continues to rebuild... Read More
    Category: International

    Veteran actor Sulabha Deshpande passed away

    June 6, 2016
    Eminent actor and theatre personality Sulabha Deshpande passed away 4 June 2016 in Mumbai. She was 79. Deshpande was considered to be one of the pioneers of the experimental theatre movement that swept Mumbai in the 1970s. Sulabha Deshpande : Sulabha Deshpande was an acclaimed Indian film, theatre and television actress and theatre director. She started her career as a teacher at Chhabildas Boy's High School in Dadar, Mumbai.Apart from Marathi theatre as well as Hindi theatre in Mumbai,... Read More

    Manohar Aich India s first bodybuilder dies aged

    June 6, 2016
    Manohar Aich, who was the first from independent India to win the Mr Universe title, died at the age of 102 in Kolkata on 5 June 2016.The centenarian won the Mr Universe title in 1952, in addition to three gold medals in bodybuilding at the Asian Games. Aich was dubbed "Pocket Hercules" for his short stature, at 4.11 ft. He began training in 1942 when he had joined the British Royal Air Force.
    Aich had also won the World Championship of Spring Pulling by tearing a spring of 275... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win first French Open title

    June 6, 2016
    Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No.1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He is generally considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
    He is coached by former Slovak tennis player Marián Vajda and former German tennis player and six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker. Djokovic has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, a total which is ranked fourth in history (tied with Roy... Read More
    Category: Sports



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