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  • Civil Aviation Ministry to roll out DigiYatra for Air Travellers

    June 9, 2017
    The Ministry of Civil Aviation is adding a digital experience for air travelers through DigiYatra platform. The ‘DigiYatra’ is an industry-led initiative co-ordinated by the Ministry in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India’s vision to transform the nation into a digitally empowered society. The initiative will help passengers plan their trips efficiently by identifying price trends and estimate future airfares at the time of ticket... Read More

    The Law Ministry clears Kambala Bill

    June 9, 2017
    The Union Ministry of Law and Justice has cleared the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill 2017 for the Kambala. Kambala is the traditional slush track buffalo race that is held annually in coastal districts of Karnataka to entertain rural people of the area. The Karnataka high court had banned the Kambala along with bull-cart race in the state while hearing a case filed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) citing animal... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India and UNOSSC launch Partnership Fund to Promote Sustainable Development

    June 9, 2017
    India and the UN Office for South Cooperation have launched a partnership fund to promote sustainable development projects across the developing world. The India-UN Development Partnership Fund was launched on occasion of the World Oceans Day at a special ceremony held at the Permanent Mission of India. The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) was established with an objective to promote, coordinate and support South-South and triangular cooperation across the world... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Bengaluru girl Sahithi Pingali to get a planet in Milky Way named after her

    June 9, 2017
    Sahithi Pingali, a twelfth grader from Bengaluru will get a minor planet in Milky Way named after her as a reward for developing an integrated mobile phone app and lake monitoring kit to monitor pollution in water bodies. Sahithi Pingali had presented her paper titled “An Innovative Crowdsourcing Approach to Monitoring Freshwater Bodies” at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is considered as the... Read More

    Lakshmi Vilas Bank appoints B K Manjunath as Part time Chairman for years

    June 9, 2017
    Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) appointed B K Manjunath as a Part-time chairman for three years. Manjunath is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a practicing charted accountant for the last 25 years. Lakshmi Vilas Bank informed the stock exchange that subsequent to an approval granted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Board of Directors of the bank at their meeting have co-opted B K Manjunath as additional director in the category of Non-Executive and... Read More

    Virat Kohli Indian cricketer in top of Forbes list of world s Highest paid athletes

    June 9, 2017
    Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is the sportsperson from the country to feature in the world’s 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list topped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. Virat Kohli has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes’ with a total pay of $ 22 million that includes $ three million from salary and winnings and another 19 million from endorsements. The list has been topped by Ronaldo with a... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Muttiah Muralitharan inducted into ICC s Hall of Fame

    June 9, 2017
    Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan was admitted into the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Hall of Fame. ICC Chairman Dave Richardson handed the former off-spinner the Hall of Fame memento in front of the Sri Lankan squad who were playing India in a Champions Trophy Group B Game. Muralitharan was awarded the honor along with Arthur Morris, George Lohmann and Karen Rolton by fellow ICC Cricket Hall of Famers and members of the media.
    Category: Sports

    Rajnath Singh arrives in Jaipur to inaugurate MODI Fest

    June 9, 2017
    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in the city for a one-day visit during which he will inaugurate a 'Making of Developed India (MODI)' Fest. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, BJP state president Ashok Parnami and state Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria welcomed Singh at the Sanganer airport.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India Signs OECD agreement to Check Tax Evasion by MNC

    June 9, 2017
    India signed the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) multilateral convention that aims to check cross-border tax evasion by multinational companies. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley signed the multilateral convention in Paris, France to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting. The Multilateral Convention is an outcome of the OECD/G20 Project to ensure Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) which is resorted to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Union Minister to inaugurate the second edition of National Health Editors Conference on Yoga in New Delhi

    June 9, 2017
    The second National Health Editors Conference on Yoga will be inaugurated by Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik at National Media Centre in New Delhi. The theme of this year’s conference is “Yoga for Health and Harmony”. The conference is being organized by Ministry of AYUSH in association with Press Information Bureau (PIB), M/o Information & Broadcasting and Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (M/o AYUSH) as... Read More

    World Health Organisation revises Protocol for Antibiotics

    June 9, 2017
    The World Health Organization (WHO) revised the protocol for antibiotics. This revision is the biggest such revision of the antibiotics section in the 40-year history of the Essential Medicines List (EML).
    The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health.
    Category: International

    Tamil Nadu signs MoU with Centre Hosur Neyveli set to have low cost flight services

    June 9, 2017
    The Tamil Nadu government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Ministry for the implementation the scheme in the presence of Chief Minister K Palaniswami. Tamil Nadu is set to have low-cost flight services in the first phase of implementation of the Centre’s “Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik” (UDAN) scheme which seeks to promote regional air connectivity.
    The scheme aims at making regional connectivity easy at low cost so that... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Walmart retains Top position in Fortune List

    June 9, 2017
    Walmart topped the Fortune's annual list of Americas top 500 companies for the fifth consecutive year with the revenue of $ 485.8 million. IT based Apple made the progress in the profit, with $53 billion jumped from 5 to 3 place Amazon.com moved from 29 to 18 place. Walgreens jumped from 35 to 19th place Facebook jumped from 85 to 157th place.
    Category: Awards and Honours

    One Million Dollar Fund Established for BRICS Media

    June 9, 2017
    The Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) grouping established a one million dollar fund for boosting media cooperation in the five-nation grouping. The proposal is also aimed at the joint development of BRICS digital media, financial information services and promoting people- to-people contacts. BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

    Bopanna Dabrowski clinch French Open mixed doubles title

    June 9, 2017
    Rohan Bopanna won his Grand Slam title along with his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski by winning the French Open mixed doubles trophy. He has become the fourth Indian to clinch a major title. The French Open is known as Roland Garros is a premier clay court tennis championship event held between late May and early June for a duration of two weeks at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris.



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