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  • MNRE issue bidding guidelines for setting up MW Wind Power Projects

    November 5, 2016
    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued Guidelines for transparent bidding process for setting up of 1000 MW Wind Power Project connected to inter-state transmission system (ISTS). The guidelines have been issued for implementation of Scheme launched in June 2016 for providing power purchase agreements for electricity generated from 1,000-MW wind power projects. Wind Power Projects will be selected through transparent and open competitive bidding followed by e-reverse... Read More

    India Venezuela sign deals to increase oil production

    November 5, 2016
    India and Venezuela have signed an oil production deals worth about 1.45 billion US dollar to increase oil production. The agreement was signed between Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Venezeulas Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), and Venezuela’s consortium Delta Finance BVin Caracas. The Indo-Venezuelan partnership created in 2009 is expected to double the daily oil production of San Cristobal field from 20,000 to 40,000 barrels of oil. The agreement comes amid a severe economic... Read More
    Category: International

    Andhra Pradesh tops World Bank s energy saving rankings

    November 5, 2016
    The sunrise state Andhra Pradesh has been ranked number one in the World Bank’s ‘Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness’. The ranking of the states were released in the World Bank’s study report titled: ‘India’s State Level Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness’. Andhra Pradesh topped with overall score of 42.01 followed by Rajasthan (41.89), Karnataka (39.34) and Maharashtra (39.29). Kerala, Gujarat, Delhi (UT), Punjab, Odisha and Uttar... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    First World Tsunami Awareness Day observed

    November 5, 2016
    The First World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed across the world on 5 November 2016. The theme for the year is Effective Education and Evacuation Drills. In December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day. World Tsunami Awareness Day : The significance of the day to tsunami awareness can be traced back to the year 1854. A villager in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, was concerned about an impending tsunami after a high-intensity earthquake... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Global Media and Information Literacy Week observed

    November 5, 2016
    Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2016 observed from 31 October to 5 November 2016. The Global MIL Week was organised under the theme Media and Information Literacy: New Paradigms for Intercultural Dialogue. This was the sixth MIL Week and was jointly organised by UNESCO, UNAOC, Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) and the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) International University Network, in partnership with the... Read More

    India s most attractive brands index topped by LG

    November 5, 2016
    The Tata group decreased in ranking on India’s most attractive brands index, which has been topped by South Korean consumer electronics maker LG. Tata, which was at number 4 in 2015and number 5 in 2014, is ranked at number 7 in India’s Most Attractive Brands 2016 study, carried out by TrustResearch Advisory (TRA) and based on primary research conducted on close to 3,000 consumers across 16 cities. The top three ranks were occupied by LG,Sony and Samsung Mobiles repectively.LG has... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Yes Bank launches new mobile banking app YES MOBILE

    November 5, 2016
    Private sector lender Yes Bank has launched “Yes Mobile 2.0” its new mobile banking app with multiple new features and extensive support for banking transactions on Apple and Android based SmartWatches. The app is compatible with all mobile devices including Android tablets and Apple iPads in addition to smartphones and wearables.
    With multiple added functionalities and a customisable interface Yes Mobile 2.0 will replace the older Yes Mobile application that was being used by... Read More

    Google tied up with ASI for virtual tour of monuments

    November 5, 2016
    Google has tied up with Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) for 360 degree virtual tour of 280-odd monuments across the country, an official of the tech giant said. We have a tie-up with ASI for 360 degrees virtual tour of 280 monuments across the country of which 30 are in West Bengal,” Sanket Gupta, programme manager of Google Maps told reporters here today. He said ASI had given the permission to Google for creating the virtual tour, which would be available in the maps. Some of the... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    TDP launched Jana Chaitanya Yatra in Andhra Pradesh

    November 5, 2016
    The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will launch 'Jana Chaitanya Yatra' from today in Andhra Pradesh to highlight the welfare and developmental initiatives of the government. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will also launch the membership drive of the party in Koppolu village in Prakasam district. The TDP national president will take the party membership first followed by his Cabinet colleagues and other senior party leaders and workers. The TDP is targeting to double its... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    ICANN s th annual general meeting held in Hyderabad

    November 5, 2016
    The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN), which is a private non-profit organisation managing internet protocol numbers and domain name system roots, began its 57th annual general meeting in Hyderabad. The seven-day-long meeting, which is the first gathering after the United States relinquished its stewardship over internet governance, focuses on enhancing its outreach and engagement with a global audience, besides improving capacity building measures. The conference,... Read More

    Former J K Deputy Chief Minister passes away

    November 5, 2016
    Former Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma died after a prolonged illness. Sharma, 85, is survived by six sons. Sharma was not well for the past some time and breathed his last this morning at his residence. The six-time legislator also served as speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly.
    He served as Deputy Chief Minister in the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed led PDP-Congress coalition government and later served as Health Minister in 2006, when Ghulam Nabi Azad... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Minister of Railways inaugurates International Conference on Decarbonisation of Indian Railways in New Delhi

    November 5, 2016
    Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has inaugurated the International Conference on Decarbonisation of Indian Railways – Mission Electrification in New Delhi on November 3, 2016. It was organised byInstitution of Railways Electrical Engineer (IREE) in partnership with ASSOCHAM India. Indian Railways is looking forward to make Railways greener by electrifying another 24000 km of Rail Tracks to the existing 28000 km in the next few years. The biggest user of energy Indian... Read More

    Five more banks join the UPI

    November 5, 2016
    Five new banks have joined the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) bandwagon, thereby taking the total number of banks using UPI to 26. The five latest entrants include public sector lenders, State Bank of India, Allahabad Bank and Bank of Baroda and two private banks HDFC Bank and IDFC Bank.
    These applications are currently in their final testing phase being active only in closed user groups, they are expected to go live for the public within the next six weeks  The applications are... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

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