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  • Union Ministry of Commerce Industry conducted ND APEDA Annual Award Function

    June 12, 2017
    Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is an apex body of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, to promote the export of agricultural commodities and processed food products.
    This includes 2 Diamond Trophies, 33 Gold, 29 Silver and Bronze 18 for the both the years  2014-15 and 2015-16. “Golden Trophy” for both the years include Ramesh Flowers (P) Ltd. (for Floriculture), Nandyala Satyanarayana (for Fresh... Read More

    Poet Haraprasad Das gets Kalinga Literary Award

    June 12, 2017
    Poet and essayist Haraprasad Das conferred with Kalinga Literary Award for his work and contribution to literature at the fourth edition of Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF). This year the KLF introduced two new awards namely the Kalinga International Literary Award,  Kalinga Karubaki Award. The Kalinga International Literary Award was received by Anand Neelakantan for his contribution towards literature, and the Kalinga Karubaki Award was given to Paramita Satpathy for... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

    The French Open list of title winners

    June 12, 2017
    The French open title 2017 held from 22 May-11 June 2017 at Roland Garros in Paris, France. The complete list of all the winners in different categories of The French Open 2017. French Men's Singles Open Title - Spain's Rafael Nadal (10th French Title) defeated Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland); French Women's Singles Open Title- Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko (1st Grand Slam Title) defeated Simona Halep (Rome); French Men's Doubles Title- Michael Venus (New... Read More
    Category: Sports

    GST council to revise rates for items

    June 12, 2017
    India's most comprehensive indirect tax reform the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is effective from July 1.
    The council revised rates on 66 items such as pickles, sauces, fruit preserves, insulin, cashew nuts, insulin, school bags, coloring books, notebooks, printers, cutlery, agar batties and cinema tickets, following representations from industry. GST Council is Headed by Finance Minister of India Mr. Arun Jaitley.  
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Jnanpith Award winner C Narayana Reddy passes away

    June 12, 2017
    Telugu poet and writer Cingireddi Narayana Reddy passed away. He is Jnanpith awardee and also the country’s third-highest civilian honor, Padma Vibhushan. He also served as Vice-Chancellor of Telugu University and held important academic and administrative positions in the state.

    Kolkata to get India s First Underwater Metro Rail Link Service

    June 12, 2017
    Kolkata city will set to have an underwater Metro Rail Service under the river Hoogly. It is the India's first underwater transportation tunnel of India. The project connects Howrah to the west and Salt Lake to the east. The stretch of 16.6 km will have 12 stations, six of which will be under the ground, while the remaining six stations will be on elevated tracks. The cost of the project will be around 60 crores. The project is expected to be completed by December... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    Paytm vice president Amit Sinha appointed as Chief Operating Officer COO

    June 12, 2017
    Amit Sinha, the Vice President of Business and Human Resources at Paytm's Parent Company One97 Communications appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Paytm Mall. He will be responsible for overall operations of Paytm Mall and expand the team to ensure customers have access to the widest assortment of products. Paytm recently demerged its e-commerce business into a separate entity called Paytm E-Commerce Private Limited which runs Paytm Mall.

    England won the FIFA U World Cup

    June 12, 2017
    England won the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) under-20 World Cup final at Suwon World Cup Stadium. They defeated Venezuela team. The FIFA U- 20 is the world championship of Football for male players under the age of 20.
    Category: Sports

    Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open Women s Title

    June 12, 2017
    Jelena Ostapenko won her first Grand Slam title in the women’s final of the French Open 2017.
    She defeated Simona Halep Romanian professional tennis player to win the title. The French Open is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France.
    Category: Sports

    US based aviation company Cirrus Aircraft launched the world s smallest and most affordable private jet

    June 12, 2017
    United States-based aviation company Cirrus Aircraft launched the world's smallest and most affordable private jet called 'Vision Jet' for 12.62 crores. It has a maximum operating altitude of 28,000 feet and takes off from just 620 meters of runway. Cirrus has already accepted 600 orders of the Vision Jet, which accounts for over $1 billion in revenue. They will produce and deliver the jets over the next several years.

    IOC approves new events for Tokyo Olympics

    June 12, 2017
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved a number of new events for the 2020 Tokyo Games at the IOC’s Executive Board meeting held at Lausanne, Switzerland. The Tokyo Olympics includes 321 events increase from 306 events held at Rio 2016. The IOC is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement.
    Category: Sports

    Union Government launches Tele Law to provide legal support in rural areas via video conferencing

    June 12, 2017
    The Government of India launched ‘Tele Law’ service to provide legal support for the people living in rural areas through video conferencing. The Ministry of Law and Justice partnered with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to provide legal services through its Common Service Centres (CSC) at the panchayat level, spread across the country. Under the scheme, the Tele-Law portal will be available across the CSC network connecting the citizens to... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    Dr Kate receives Sickle Cell Advocate of the Year Award

    June 12, 2017
    Dr Sudam Kate received the prestigious “2017 Sickle Cell Advocate of the Year” award. The award is presented to the doctor for his “extraordinary work” in sickle cell screening and research. He is first Indian to receive this International award.
    He has screened more than two lakh people for sickle cell and identified over 3,000 patients in the tribal community from Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The prize comprises $500 dollars and an... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    India Mauritius sign MoU to institutionalize cooperation between Parliament

    June 12, 2017
    India and Mauritius signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to institutionalize cooperation between Parliaments of the two countries. The MoU was signed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Speaker of National Assembly of Mauritius Santi Bai Hanoomanjee in Port Louis. The relationship between the two countries provides a platform for the sustained growth of friendship and partnership.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    SEBI appoints Vikram Limaye for the post of NSE Chief

    June 12, 2017
    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cleared the appointment of Vikram Limaye as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE). He replaced by Chitra Ramakrishna who quit the exchange in December 2016. Mr. Limaye was also named a member of a four-member panel by the Supreme Court to run the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the apex cricket management body in the country.

    Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee selected for Legion of Honour Award

    June 12, 2017
    Bengali actor, Soumitra Chatterjee conferred with the France's highest civilian honor, the Legion of Honour. The award will be presented by the Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler. After 30 years of Satyajit Ray got the same honor by the French President Francois Mitterrand in 1987.
    Category: Arts & Culture

    Rafael Nadal wins th French Open title

    June 12, 2017
    Spain's Rafael Nadal won the 10th French men's Tennis Open title. He defeated Stan Wawrinka in the Paris final. He becomes the first person to win a Grand Slam tournament 10 times. Australia's Margaret Court won a single Grand Slam tournament, with 11 Australian Open wins between 1960 and 1973.
    Category: Sports



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