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  • Gulzar named for Tata LitFest s Poet Laureate award

    November 14, 2016
    Lyricist-writer Gulzar will be honoured with 2016 Tata Literature Live! Poet Laureate Award. The award will be presented to Gulzar, an Oscar and Grammy Award winner, at the inaugural of the festival on November 17.  

    Mark Zuckerberg named Fortune s Business Person of the Year

    November 14, 2016
    Fortune magazine has named the co-founder and CEO of the biggest social networking site Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg as Business Person of the Year, 2016.
    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of social networking website Facebook. His net worth is estimated to be US $55.3 billion as of October 2016, ranking him as the 5th richest person in the world.
    Category: Persons

    Mahindra and Mahindra elevates Pawan Goenka as MD

    November 14, 2016
    Mahindra and Mahindra has revamped its top deck by elevating Pawan Goenka as MD while redesignating Anand Mahindra as executive chairman.
    Mahindra currently is the group chairman and managing director while Goenka is president for automotive division and group executive director.
    Pawan has played a major role in M&M's growth in the post-liberalisation era. His elevation as MD is a fitting recognition not only of his vast experience and domain knowledge in the mobility space... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Federal Bank to open its first overseas branch in Dubai

    November 14, 2016
    Federal Bank has received Reserve Bank of India (RBI)'s permission to open its first international branch at the Dubai International Financial Centre. The bank, in a statement, said the permission is subject to other approvals from the host regulator, Dubai Financial Services Authority. The proposed branch at Dubai will help the Bank serve its Non-Resident clientele better, the statement added. Federal Bank has its Representative Office at Abu Dhabi that serves as a nerve centre for NRI... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    PM Narendra Modi inaugurates International Conference on sugarcane value chain

    November 14, 2016
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the International Conference and Exhibition on Sugarcane Value Chain – Vision 2025 Sugar in Pune, Maharashtra. The 3 days conference has been organised by Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI) at Manjari near Pune. Around 1,500 delegates are expected to participate in this conference from across the globe. In this conference, eminent international and national speakers will deliver lectures on significantly different important aspects of sugarcane... Read More

    th India International Trade Fair begins in New Delhi

    November 14, 2016
    The 36th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) has started at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It will be held from 14th to 18th November 2016. The fair was inaugurated by the President Pranab Mukherjee. The theme of 2016 IITF is Digital India. 150 companies from 27 countries are taking part in the fair. The 2016 IITF has been organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), under aegis of Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry. This year’s partner country is South Korea... Read More

    November World Pneumonia Day

    November 14, 2016
    The World Pneumonia Day is observed globally every year on November 12 to generate awareness about the ‘pneumonia’ disease.  The day aims to highlight the severity of pneumonia and bring together the people from all over the world to promote the prevention and treatment of the disease.2016 Theme: “Keep the Promise, Stop Pneumonia Now”. The World Pneumonia Day was first observed in 2009 after more than 100 organisations joined together form the Global Coalition... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Researchers isolate a bacterium in chicken transmitting multidrug resistant pathogen to humans

    November 14, 2016
    Researchers from Hyderabad have isolated Helicobacter pullorum bacterium in chicken that may be source of transmission of the multidrug resistance pathogen to humans. This is the first evidence on prevalence and isolation of H. pullorum multidrug resistance bacterium from broilers and free-range chicken sold in Indian markets. Helicobacter pullorum : Helicobacter pullorum is a pathogen commonly found in the liver and gut of poultry birds including chickens. It is untreatable and may be... Read More

    Indian origin humanitarian gets Global Citizen Award

    November 14, 2016
    An Indian-origin man in South Africa, who founded the internationally-lauded Gift of the Givers Foundation, has been awarded the prestigious Global Citizen Award for his “innovative and visionary” contribution to the global community. Imtiaz Sooliman was honoured at the end of the 10th annual Global Residence and Citizenship Conference in London The award consists a specially-made commemorative medal, an award certificate signed by the president of the independent Award Committee... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Chhattisgarh becomes first state to e auction minor mineral

    November 14, 2016
    Chhattisgarh has become first state in the country to e-auction minor mineral mines. The state government auctioned the Bharda dolomite mine located in Bilaspur district through the e-auction route. The mine having an estimated reserve of about 1.5 million tonnes is spread across 3.80 hectare area. The state exchequer would get Rs 18 crore as auction money. Besides royalty of Rs 9 crore, the mine would contribute Rs 90 lakh to the district mineral fund (DMF). The company bagging the deal had... Read More

    India Bhutan signs agreement on trade for better bilateral relations

    November 14, 2016
    India and Bhutan signed a new bilateral trade agreement to enhance trade between the two countries through trade facilitation by improving procedures. The bilateral agreement aims at cutting down on documentation and adding additional exit and entry points for Bhutan’s trade with other countries. It is also expected to further strengthen the excellent relations between the two countries. The agreement was signed by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and H.E. Tengye Lyonpo... Read More
    Category: International

    India to preside over next edition of COP in Geneva in

    November 14, 2016
    India will preside the eighth edition of the Conference of Parties (COP) to WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) which will be held in Switzerland's Geneva in 2018.
    Health Secretary C K Mishra has been chosen as the President of the COP Bureau, for the next two years, after a unanimous decision by the COP7 Plenary session . The World Health Organisations Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the world's biggest convention to frame the anti-tobacco... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Batra st Indian to be International Hockey Federation chief

    November 14, 2016
    Hockey India president Narinder Batra was elected president of the international hockey federation (FIH) in Dubai . He beat David Brinie of Ireland and Ken Read of Australia in a three-man race. Batra, who became the president of Hockey India in October 2014 after serving as secretary, had criss-crossed the globe to seek votes in the last few weeks. Batra : Batra is the first Asian to become the chief of the sport, thus breaking the monopoly of Europeans who have been ruling international... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Sydney to host Invictus Games in Britain s Prince Harry

    November 14, 2016
    Australia will host the 2018 Invictus Games for wounded military personnel, Britain's Prince Harry announced . More than 500 serving and former personnel from 17 nations will compete in the multi-sports competition in Sydney. Athletes, who have been wounded, injured or become ill in service, will compete in both individual and team sports including swimming, archery, cycling, track and field, and wheelchair rugby. Australian Minister for Defense Marise Payne said hosting the games was an... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Pune to host India China Hand In Hand joint training exercise

    November 14, 2016
    The India-China Joint Training Exercise "Hand in Hand 2016" will be held in Pune from November 15 to 27. The exercise is in continuation of the series of joint exercises between India and China. This will be the sixth joint training exercise between the Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army of China and is held annually, alternately, in India and China. The first exercise was held in China at Kunming in Yunnan province in 2007. The last exercise was held in October 15,... Read More

    Union Government unveils steps to boost cybersecurity

    November 14, 2016
    Union Government has unveiled a slew of measures in an attempt to strengthen cyber security in India. It was announced by the Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad at the Economic Editors’ Conference-2016. The conference was organised by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Finance in New Delhi. Central Government is taking measure to strengthen Cert-IN (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team), the governments’ cyber... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    GoM recommends heavy fine and ban on celebrities endorsing products in misleading ads

    November 14, 2016
    A high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) has approved imposing a heavy fine and ban on celebrities who endorse products making unrealistic and dodgy claims. The GoM headed by Union Finance Minister was tasked to look into the issue of Celebrity endrosement and recommendations of Standing Committee of the Parliament on the recently introduced The Consumer Protection Bill, 2015. GoM recommendations :  First time offender celebrities should be fined Rs 10 lakh and banned for one year. Second... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    World Diabetes Day observed across the world

    November 14, 2016
    The World Diabetes Day 2016 was observed across the world on 14 November with the theme Eyes on Diabetes.
    Many activities were conducted with the main focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications. World Diabetes Day : World Diabetes Day is an annual campaign, led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It is celebrated every year on 14 November and... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Tejaswin smashes yr old national senior record in high jump

    November 14, 2016
    Tejaswin Shankar, a 17-year-old boy from Delhi, smashed the 12-year-old national senior record of high jump with an effort of 2.26 meter. With this, he managed to win the gold in the Under-18 category on the opening day of the 32nd National Junior Athletics Championships in Coimbatore. Tejaswin achieved the rare feat of a junior athlete breaking the national senior record. He broke 2.25 meter record of Harishankar Roy of West Bengal, who broke Chandrapaul Ratni’s previous mark of 2.17... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Gujarat government to open generic medicine stores for poor patients

    November 14, 2016
    Gujarat government has decided to start Deendayal generic medicine stores to sell generic medicines. These stores will remain open 24 hours and sell around 1000 generic drugs to the poor patients at 40 to 80 percent lower rates. As per the decision announced on 10 November 2016, in the first phase, 52 stores will be opened in cities and towns. In a statement, Minister of State for Health, Shankar Chaudhary said, trained staff will operate these computerised stores. Highlights  : In... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador

    November 14, 2016
    United Nations in a statement said that the tennis star Maria Sharapova will once again be its goodwill ambassador. She will be re-appointed as UN Goodwill ambassador after her doping ban expires in April 2017 and she returns to international tennis competition. Maria Sharapova receives two-year suspension for failing drug test Maria Sharapova was suspended as the goodwill ambassador on 15 March 2016 after she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at 2016 Australian Open. Her... Read More
    Category: International

    INSV Mhadei Flagged Off with an all women crew

    November 14, 2016
    Indian Navy Sailing Vessel (INSV) Mhadei with an all-women crew was flagged off from Goa to Cape Town, South Africa. The vessel was flagged-off at the Boat Pool of INS Mandovi on 9 November 2016 by Rear Admiral Monty Khanna, Commandant Naval War College. The vessel that will reach Cape Town on 15 December 2016 will be participating in the “Cape to Rio Race” (Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro). The race will start from Cape Town on 26 December 2016. Voyage : The women officers have... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Meng Hongwei elected as Interpol President

    November 14, 2016
    Meng Hongwei, a top-level Chinese Security Minister was elected as the president of the International Crime fighting and police cooperation organization (Interpol). Meng will serve as President until 2020. With this appointment, Meng Hongwei becomes the first official from China to take the post. He has previously served as the head of Interpol China. At the time of this appointment, he was holding the position of China’s Vice Minister for public security. He was sworn into his new... Read More
    Category: Persons



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