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  • International journalists honoured with Press Freedom Awards

    November 23, 2016
    Indian journalist Malini Subramaniam has been conferred with the International Press Freedom Award for her reporting from the Naxal-infested Bastar area, one of the four journalists felicitated by the annual award for their commitment to a free press. She was honoured by the Committee to Protect Journalists along with El Salvador’s Oscar Martinez and Turkey’s Can Dundar. Jailed Egyptian photographer Abou Zeid, known as Shawkan, was given an award in absentia. Subramaniam, a... Read More

    India s wealth rises and also disparity Credit Suisse Report

    November 23, 2016
    As per a report on global wealth published by Credit Suisse, the total quantum of wealth in India is rising but disparity between rich and poor is also rising. The report says that the uneven growth has left 96% of the adult population in India at the base of the wealth pyramid with wealth below $10,000. However, a small fraction of the adult population (0.3%) has net worth of more than $100,000. Highlights from report Indian Scenario : The wealth in India is mostly dominated by property and... Read More
    Category: International

    China agrees to import rice from mills in India

    November 23, 2016
    China has agreed to import rice, non-basmati and basmati varieties from 17 registered mills in India. These mills are in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. It is considered as a major breakthrough in India’s efforts to ensure market access for Indian products (especially rice) in China as it is the world’s largest rice importer. India had repeatedly sought market access for Indian products citing the country’s widening goods trade deficit with China. The... Read More
    Category: International

    World Robot Olympiad to be held for the first time in India

    November 23, 2016
    The 13th World Robot Olympiad will be held in India for the first time ever. It will be organised jointly by NCSM under the aegis of Ministry of Culture and India STEM Foundation (ISF) from 25 November to 27 November 2016 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. More than 2000 students from 54 countries will participate in the event to find innovative ways, using robotic technology, to reduce, manage and recycle waste. The theme for the 13th World Robot Olympiad is Rap the Scrap. The theme is... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    South Korea approves deal on North Korea with Japan

    November 23, 2016
    South Korea has approved a deal to share intelligence on North Korea directly with Japan. The agreement will come into effect after it is signed in the South Korean Parliament. The pact known as the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) was inked in Seoul, South Korea. This pact will help the two countries to pool military intelligence on Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. The deal is designed to take advantage of the two countries’ perceived intelligence... Read More

    RBI relaxes prudential norms on Income Recognition Asset Classification

    November 23, 2016
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has relaxed the prudential norms on income recognition, asset classification and provisions pertaining to advances.The decision came following the withdrawal of the legal tender of 500 and 1000 rupees notes.
    Highlights : Taking into consideration the problems being faced by small borrowers in repaying their loan dues, RBI decided to provide an additional 60 days time, provided that the value of the loan or crop loan is less than 1 crore rupees. Term loans,... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Barack Obama awards Presidential Medals of Freedom

    November 23, 2016
    US President Barack Obama has presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honour, to 21 artists, sports figures, scientists and philanthropists. Among the honourees were Robert Redford, Bill and Melinda Gates, Tom Hanks and Diana Ross. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar : He is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers Elouise Cobell (posthumous) : She... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Naidu Inaugurates Multimedia Exhibition Aazadi Saal Yaad Karo Kurbani

    November 23, 2016
    The Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a multimedia exhibition with the theme ‘Aazadi 70 Saal, Yaad Karo Kurbani’ at the 47th International Film Festival of India in Panaji on 21 November 2016.
    The exhibition was organised by National Film Archives of India (NFAI) to celebrate 70 years of India’s Independence and its depiction through films.      It covers patriotic films that give importance to the role played... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Veteran Carnatic music exponent M Balamurali Krishna passed away at

    November 23, 2016
    Veteran Carnatic musician Dr M Balamuralikrishna passed away at his residence in Chennai on 22  Nov 2016. He was 86. He had not been keeping well for the past few days. Born in Sankaraguptam in Andhra Pradesh, Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishnastarted singing at the age of six. He was a master of Carnatic and Hindustani vocal music and played musical instruments like the viola, the violin and the mridangam. He had composed music and acted in some movies, including Bhakta Prahlada. He... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Virat Kohli attains his best ICC test ranking with th spot

    November 23, 2016
    Indian test cricket captain Virat Kohli attained the 4 spot in ICC Test cricket ranking. This is his best ranking in test cricket till date. The knock of 167 and 81 runs against England in Vishakhapatnam laid the foundation of his entry in the top 5. This is first time that he has crossed the mark of 800 points, presently he has 822 points. Till date only 11 Indian players have crossed the 800 points milestone of ICC ratings On the top of the board is Steve Smith of Australia with 897 points... Read More

    Oracle to Buy Internet Infrastructure Provider Dyn for undisclosed amount

    November 23, 2016
    Oracle has announced it is buying Dyn, a Web traffic management firm recently hit with a cyber-attack that closed off the Internet to millions of users. Business software and hardware titan Oracle did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire US-based Dynamic Network Services Inc, or Dyn. Oracle planned to enhance its own offerings with Dyn's expertise in monitoring, controlling, and optimizing cloud-based Internet applications and managing online traffic. Dyn was the target of... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Zydus Cadila CMD Pankaj Patel elected as FICCI president

    November 23, 2016
    Pankaj Patel, chairman and managing director of ZydusCadila, has been elected president of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for 2017. Patel will take over from Harshavardhan Neotia, chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group, during the FICCI AGM to be held on December 16-17, 2016 in New Delhi. Pankaj Patel spearheads Zydus Cadila, an innovation-driven global healthcare company which manufactures and markets a wide range of products ranging from APIs to formulations,... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Portuguese PM to be chief guest at th Pravasi Bharatiya

    November 23, 2016
    Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa will be the Chief Guest at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention to be held from January 7 to 9, 2017 in Bengaluru.
    External Affairs Ministry said the Portuguese Prime Minister has accepted an invitation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will participate in the inaugural session of the PBD Convention on January 8 and address the delegates. While the Prime Minister will be the Chief Guest, Surinam Vice president Michael Ashwin... Read More
    Category: Persons

    India and Switzerland Sign Joint Declaration for the implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information

    November 23, 2016
    India and Switzerland signed a Joint Declaration for implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) between the two countries. The declaration was signed in respect to accounts of Indians held abroad and vice versa. The deal was inked on 22 November 2016 in New Delhi. With this, India had joined a list of select countries with which Switzerland will exchange all financial information automatically. It will be done on a reciprocal basis for tax purposes. The Joint Declaration was... Read More
    Category: International

    Union Government constitutes committee to assess the status of demonetisation drive

    November 23, 2016
    The Union Finance Ministry has constituted a committee comprising Additional Secretaries, Joint Secretaries and Directors to know status of implementation of demonetisation drive. The committee was formed after the Union Government took decision to scrap 500 and 1000 rupees currency notes on 9th November 2016. Visit the States and union territories and submit its report by 25th November 2016. Each of the officers will visit different areas of the State and UTs separately with special focus on... Read More

    Gaganjeet Bhullar wins Indonesia Open

    November 23, 2016
    Ace Indian Golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar has won the US $ 300,000 BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open for the second time in his career.
    He won the title after closing with a four-under-par 68. Earlier, Bhullar has also won the event in 2013. With this year victory, he has sealed his seventh Asian Tour victory.
    It was his second title 2016 season with a 16-under-par 272 total at the Pondok Indah Golf Course in Jakarta. With this win, Bhullar became the fifth player after Thaworn Wiratchant... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Former ISRO Chairman MGK Menon passes away

    November 23, 2016
    Renowned physicist MGK Menon passed away on 22 November 2016. He was 88. Menon had a major role in the development of science and technology in India over 50 years. One of his most important contributions was nurturing the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai. MGK Menon : Menon studied at Jaswant College, Jodhpur, and the Royal Institute of Science, Bombay.Later, he moved to the University of Bristol for his PhD in elementary particle physics under the guidance of Nobel Laureate... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Renowned Hindi Bhojpuri writer Dr Viveki Rai passes away

    November 23, 2016
    Dr Viveki Rai, the renowned Hindi and Bhojpuri litterateur, died on 22 November 2016 in a hospital in a hospital in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He was 92. His works mainly depict rural life of India. His first story was published in 1945 in the then popular newspaper Aaj. He also wrote several articles and columns in magazines and news papers too. Dr Viveki Rai : He was born on 19 November 1924 in Ballia district of eastern Uttar Pradesh. He was one of the participants of the freedom movement.... Read More
    Category: Obituary



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