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  • India should improve ports logistics to boost exports World Bank

    November 11, 2016
    World Bank in its report has mentioned that India must take steps to improve ports and logistics and frame policies to reduce farm subsidies to emerge as an export powerhouse. It was mentioned in the World Bank’s recently released report titled ‘South Asia’s Turn: Policies to Boost Competitiveness and Create the Next Export Powerhouse’. The report has suggested a set of policy actions in four sectors agribusiness, apparel, electronics and automotive. India and the South... Read More

    Peru to host Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit

    November 11, 2016
    The 2016 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum’s Leaders Summit will be held in Lima, Peru from November 19 to 20, 2016. The theme of the summit is “Quality Growth and Human Development” and the official logo is the architecture of the ancient city of Caral.
    It will be the second time Peru hosting to the APEC Summit, previously it had hosted the event in 2008. The 2016 summit will gather leaders from the world’s 21 most important member economies, as well... Read More

    India and Japan Sign Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

    November 11, 2016
    After years of negotiations, India and Japan have signed a bilateral Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement on 11 November, 2016. With this, India has become the first non-NPT country with which Japan has signed a Civil Nuclear Agreement.
    The civil nuclear agreement between the two countries was not realized so gar manly because India did not fit into Japan’s ‘Hikaku San Gensoku’ or three non-nuclear principles. These principles adopted in a resolution by Japanese parliament... Read More
    Category: International

    Guy Ryder re elected as Director General of International Labour Organization

    November 11, 2016
    Guy Ryder was re-elected as the Director-General (DG) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for another five-year term. He will assume the post the on 1 October 2017. Ryder obtained 54 of the 56 votes cast by the titular members. He was the only candidate for the post. Guy Ryder : Guy Ryder is the 10th Director-General of the International Labour Organization. From 2006 to 2010, he served as the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).From 2002 to... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Punjab s law terminating SYL agreement unconstitutional Supreme Court

    November 11, 2016
    The Supreme Court of India held Punjab Government’s 2004 law, terminating the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water sharing agreement, as unconstitutional. The court in its judgement made it clear that the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act, 2004 is "unconstitutional" and Punjab could not have taken a "unilateral" decision to terminate the water sharing agreement with neighbouring states. Punjab State Legislature had passed the Act to escape from the duty of... Read More

    Competition Commission of India selected to host ICN Annual Conference

    November 11, 2016
    The International Competition Network (ICN) has announced that the Competition Commission of India (CCI) would host the 2018 ICN Annual Conference. The Conference will be held at Delhi in March–April 2018. By virtue of the event, CCI is also inducted as an ex-officio member of the steering group member of the ICN for a period of 3 years. Competition Commission of India : The Competition Commission of India was set-up on 14 October 2003 to prevent practices having adverse effects on... Read More

    Mumbai s Western Railways wins Surjit Trophy

    November 11, 2016
    Mumbai's Western Railways women's team won the 33rd Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament. The team defeated Haryana XI 4-2 in the title clash played at the Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar. In the 14th minute of the game, Western Railways’s Anupa Barla netted the ball after dodging goalkeeper Shewata of Haryana. She struck again in the 34th minute to make it 2-0. In the second half, Haryana girls scored two goals in 40th and 50th minutes of the game to reduce... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Chhattisgarh launches Lakshya Bhagirathi campaign to complete irrigation projects

    November 11, 2016
    Chhattisgarh Government has launched Lakshya Bhagirathi campaign to complete the irrigation projects that could not be completed. Under the campaign, the state water resources department has identified 108 projects that could not be completed. Most of the projects identified under campaign are minor and middle. For the last three decades, the projects were pending for required clearances. Of the 108 projects, the water resources department has set a target to complete 88 projects in the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Maharashtra Canada to work on urban infrastructure smart cities

    November 11, 2016
    Maharashtra government has signed an agreement with Canada to implement a joint action plan on urban infrastructure development in the state.
    The Canada-Maharashtra action plan seeks to introduce companies, solutions and financing from the North American country for urban development and implementation of state-led infrastructure projects.
    The plan envisages supporting Indo-Canadian partnerships, including private sector companies, universities and colleges to speed up project... Read More
    Category: International

    Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management adopted

    November 11, 2016
    The first International Agrobiodiversity Congress (IAC) held in New Delhi has adopted New Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management. In the declaration, 900 participants from 60 countries have urged researchers and policy-makers to strengthen and promote complementary conservation strategies to conserve and use agrobiodiversity. Agrobiodiversity Conservation : Nations must accord top priority to the agrobiodiversity conservation and their sustainable use towards achieving targets of... Read More

    S Gopakumar appointed MD of GIC Housing Finance

    November 11, 2016
    GIC Housing Finance has S Gopakumar, general manager with Oriental Insurance Company, has been appointed as Managing Director of the company.
    Warendra Sinha resigned as Managing Director and CEO of GIC Housing Finance following his elevation as whole time director of National Insurance Company. He resigned consequent to the orders of the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance elevating him as a General Manager and Whole Time Director of National Insurance Company Ltd, GIC... Read More

    Airtel appoints Vani Venkatesh as CEO Retail

    November 11, 2016
    Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Vani Venkatesh as CEO – Retail. In her new role, Venkatesh will be responsible for driving Airtel’s retail strategy to deliver a seamless customer experience across retail touch point.
    Venkatesh takes over from Rohit Malhotra, who after spending over nine years with the company in various senior positions, has decided to pursue opportunities outside of Airtel . Venkatesh has over 19 years of work experience. In her last role, she... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Standard Chartered Bank launched Unified Payments Interface UPI Solution

    November 11, 2016
    Standard Chartered Bank has launched ‘Unified Payments Interface’ (UPI)solution for its corporate and financial institutional, and commercial banking clients. This will enable clients to send and receive money using a Virtual Payment Address without entering additional bank account details.
    The bank said UPI allows real time ‘push and pull’ of funds, thus providing companies with a collections mechanism that can be used in multiple industries to ease the payment... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Tamil Nadu Government Enhanced Maternity Leave From to Months

    November 11, 2016
    Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced increasing motherhood leave period for women government employees from six to nine months, the state government issued an order to implement it. A Government Order (GO) of the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department remembered that Jayalalithaa had made an announcement in the Tamil Nadu Assembly in September, promising to increase the leave period from the existing six months or 180 days to 270 days. The maternity leave might be arrange from the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    ESIC launches Kahin Bhi Kabhi Bhi medical service

    November 11, 2016
    The Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has launched 'Kahin Bhi-Kabhi Bhi' medical service for its insured in the Delhi region under which the beneficiaries can visit day-care units for minor ailments.
    Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya launched such facility and inaugurated the 6-bedded Day Care Unit of ESI Dispensary, Sector-7, Dwarka . Dattatreya  Dwarka ESIC dispensary has now become a complete unit in itself with medical facilities like general OPD care,... Read More

    Professor Raj Bisaria to get Madhya Pradesh government govt s Kalidas Samman for Theatre

    November 11, 2016
    Renowned theatre personality and Padma Shri, Prof Raj Bisaria is all set to weave another feather in his cap with the Madhya Pradesh government honouring him with its prestigious 'Kalidas Samman' national award for 2015-16 for achievement in theatre. The ceremony will be held on November 10 in Ujjain, which is also the birthday of the 80 year old. The annual award constituted in 1980 awards personalities in the four fields of classical dance, classical music, theatre and plastic arts.... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Radio Kashmir Jammu starts Morning Gojri News Bulletin

    November 11, 2016
    The regional news Unit of Radio Kashmir Jammu has started morning news bulletin in Gojri language on 10 November 2016. The five minutes Gojri news bulletin will be aired at 10:15am daily from the transmitters of Radio Kashmir Jammu. Gojri is one of the most widely spoken languages of the state and over 20 percent chunk of the population in the state consists of Gojri speaking people. The radio news bulletin was formally launched and inaugurated at Abhinav Theater, Jammu by Deputy Chief... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs



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