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  • BRICS Communication Minister s nd meeting to begin in Bengaluru

    November 10, 2016
    The two -day second BRICS Communication Ministers meeting chaired by Minister of State for Communication Manoj Sinha will begin in Bengaluru . The high-level delegation from Brazil, Russia, India, Chinaand South Africa will deliberate for greater cooperation in Telecommunication and ICT sectors. To be hosted for the first time by India, the Communication Ministers Conference will draw course of action on creating new frameworks of cooperation and collaboration among BRICS countries. The... Read More

    ATMs to dispense Rs notes from Nov RBI

    November 10, 2016
    From November 11 onward,ATMs in the country will also dispense banknotes of Rs 50 denomination. Currently, the lowest denomination note a customer can get at an ATM is Rs 100. The Reserve Bank of India said all ATMs and cash dispensing machines will have to be re-configured to disburse bank notes of Rs 100 and Rs 50 denominations prior to reactivation of the machines on 11th November, 2016. This move is likely to resolve the perennial problem -- not getting lower denomination notes -- that... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Union Government launches Healthy India Initiative magazine and No More Tension mobile App

    November 10, 2016
    The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched Healthy India Initiative magazine and No More Tension mobile App. It was launched by Union Health Minister J P Nadda for promotion of health and to strengthen the health communications programmes. Healthy India Magazine: It will be a quarterly magazine. It will cater to health related information and raise awareness about healthy living.
    The magazine will cover different aspect of health including women and child health, elderly... Read More

    Union Government launches Smart India Hackathon

    November 10, 2016
    The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched Smart India Hackathon 2017. It is the world’s largest digital national building initiative.
    Through this initiative, HRD Ministry is keen to reach out to all technology institutions in the country and challenge students to offer innovative solutions to some of the daunting problems faced by our nation. The Hackathon aims to find digital solutions by harnessing creativity and technical expertise of over 30 lakh... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    November World Science Day for Peace and Development

    November 10, 2016
    The World Science Day for Peace and Development 2016 was observed on 10 November 2016 across the world. The theme for 2016 is Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums. To mark the day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) conducted several discussions, special campaigns, visits to science museums for school children, etc to raise awareness of benefits of science worldwide. For 2016, the theme Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums is... Read More

    Union Government launches Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana

    November 10, 2016
    The Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has launched the Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana to boost up an ecosystem of entrepreneurship for young people. Highlights of the Yojana : The scheme was launched for the time period of over five years (2016-17 to 2020-21) with a project cost of 499.94 crore rupees. It will offer entrepreneurship education and training to around 7 lakh students in 5 years through 3050 Institutes. It will also offer easy access to information and... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    Pramila Jayapal becomes first Indian American woman to be elected to U S House

    November 10, 2016
    Pramila Jayapal became the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representative. She won the Senate seat from state of Washington. Jayapal received 57 per cent of the votes from Washington State, leaving behind her rival Brady Walkinshaw who secured 43 per cent votes. Pramila Jayapal : Pramila Jayapal is a Democratic politician from the state of Washington. She has represented the 37th legislative district in the Washington State Senate since 2015. Prior to being... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Kamala Harris becomes first ever Indian American to win U S Senator seat

    November 10, 2016
    California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris became the first India-American to win the U.S. Senate seat from the state. Harris defeated fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez from her own party. She is the first black woman elected to the upper chamber in more than two decades. She is also the sixth black individual to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Harris will replace Barbara Boxer who announced her retirement in 2014 after serving more than two decades in the Senate. Kamala Harris :... Read More
    Category: International

    Ishaat Hussain appointed as interim Chairman of TCS

    November 10, 2016
    Tata Sons Ltd has announced the appointment of Ishaat Hussain as the Chairman of IT giant, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) with immediate effect.  He will hold the position until the name of a new chairman is announced. The announcement was delivered to the company (TCS) through a letter dated 9 November 2016 from Tata Sons Ltd. Hussain succeeds Cyrus Mistry, who was ousted from the position on 23 October 2016 by the board of Tata Sons Ltd. At that time, the board appointed Ratan Tata as... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Deposits above Rs lakh to face tax penalty on mismatch

    November 10, 2016
    Union Government has announced that cash deposits above 2.5 lakh rupees threshold under the 50-day window could attract tax plus a 200 percent penalty in case of income mismatch. It seems that the decision was taken to make sure that people would fail in converting their black money into the white one. The decision was announced by the Revenue Secretary Hashmukh Adhia.
    Highlights of the decision : The ministry would be getting reports of all cash deposited, above a threshold of 2.5 lakh... Read More

    Global Rajasthan Agritech meet begins in Jaipur

    November 10, 2016
    Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM), a three-day international event, began in Jaipur on 9 November 2016. The main focus of the meet is to double the income of farmers through suitable technologies and agricultural activities. Australia, Netherland and Israel will be international partners of the meet. The representatives of these countries will share their new technology and agriculture activities with state's farmers. Representatives of industry and foreign delegation are also... Read More

    Corporation Bank inks pact with Indian Army

    November 10, 2016
    Corporation Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Army on the defence salary package. Corporation Bank would provide free/ concessional services to the Army under the MoU. The services include free drafts, cheque books, funds transfers to any bank in India through RTGS/ NEFT, free ATM cards, unlimited transactions on all ATMs, including that of other banks. Free personal accident insurance cover of 5 lakh and 10 lakh up to the age of 70 years; air insurance cover... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Adani Commissioned MW Solar Plant In Punjab

    November 10, 2016
    Adani Enterprises Ltd has announced the commissioning of Punjab's largest solar power plant of 100 MW, at an investment of Rs 640 crore.
    The plant has been set up by its subsidiary Adani Green Energy Ltd . Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and senior officials were present on the occasion. The plant is situated at Sardargarh & Chughe Kalan, Bhatinda.
    The company said it is using top notch technology to set up the entire 100 MW solar plant project, which has... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Axis Bank launched a new credit card for online shoppers

    November 10, 2016
    Axis Bank in partnership with Flipkart has launched ‘Buzz Credit Card’. Through this contactless card, the bank will offer benefits like welcome benefit of Rs 1000 worth Flipkart Voucher, exclusive discount of 5 per cent at Flipkart throughout the year and accelerated reward points.
    Additionally, the customer is also entitled to get Flipkart vouchers of up to Rs 7000, which will be linked to the purchases made through the card. The credit card will also offer minimum 15 per... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    UCO Bank to raise Rs crore equity from LIC

    November 10, 2016
    State-run UCO Bank will raise Rs 271 crore from Life Insurance Corporation of India in preferential allotment of equity shares at Rs 37.74 apiece.
    Uco Bank is one of the many lenders which are placing shares with LIC on preferential basis to bring down government stake and raise public holding. Banks need capital also to meet Basel III stringent capital norm.
    The preferential allotment of 7.17 crore equity shares will raise LIC's stake in Uco Bank to 14.5% from 10.38% at present,... Read More

    China adopted CyberSecurity Law

    November 10, 2016
    China adopted a new Cybersecurity Law, which Human Rights Watch(HRW)  told that a regressive measure that strengthens censorship, surveillance, and other controls over the Internet. The Wall Street Journal announced that the new law is also planned at tightening and centralizing state control over technology equipment, “raising concerns among foreign companies operating in the country.” China’s state-run radio called it a law to prohibit “online activities that... Read More
    Category: International

    President of India Inaugurates Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of ECGC

    November 10, 2016
    President of India Inaugurates Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of ECGC  The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Limited (ECGC) today (November 9, 2016) in New Delhi. The President said that a robust, vibrant and well-functioning ECGC can be an enabler for putting the country back on a high export growth path. It is necessary that all stakeholders in the ECGC provide the necessary leadership... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Scientists discover water on metallic asteroid Psyche

    November 10, 2016
    Scientists have detected the presence of water on Psyche, the largest metallic asteroid in our solar system.
    It was detected based on the new observations from the NASA’s Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) in Hawaii. The telescope observations show evidence of water or hydroxyl on its surface. The source of these hydroxyl or water molecules on Psyche remains a mystery. Researchers believe that Water-rich minerals detected on Psyche may have been delivered by carbonaceous asteroids... Read More

    Union Government extends AFSPA in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh

    November 10, 2016
    The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh. These districts are Tirap, Changlang and Longding. They have been “disturbed area” under Section 3 of the AFSPA. The Naga underground factions including National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah)/ NSCN-IM and NSCN (Khaplang)/NSCN-K continue to indulge in extortion, area domination, recruitment of locals and inter-factional rivalry in... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Union Cabinet approves India Japan MoU for Marine Earth Science and Technology

    November 10, 2016
    The Union Cabinet has approved India-Japan Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for advancement of academic research in the field of Earth Sciences.
    The MoU will be signed between Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences. The prime objective of the MoU is for the advancement of academic research in the field of Earth Sciences for the benefit of the peace and human welfare.
    It will help to enhance needed exposure and hands-on... Read More
    Category: International

    Narendra Modi to be mascot of Incredible India campaign

    November 10, 2016
    The Union Tourism Ministry is all set to name Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the mascot of its ‘Incredible India’ campaign. The position was lying vacant since Aamir Khan’s ouster as the campaign’s brand ambassador in January 2016 for his remarks on Indian intolerance. Names of Bollywood superstars, Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra were doing rounds as likely contenders of the role.
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a strong standing and his success story has... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs



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