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  • PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate PETROTECH

    November 7, 2016
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 12th edition of International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition “Petrotech-2016” in New Delhi on 5 December 2016. The 2016 theme is “Hydrocarbons to fuel the future – Choices and Challenges”. 6000 delegates from about 75 countries are expected to attend the mega event. PETROTECH : PETROTECH is India’s flagship biennial international oil and gas conference and exhibition. It is Asia’s largest oil and... Read More

    Anti dumping duty on Metallurgical coke bane to steel industry ISA

    November 7, 2016
    The Indian Steel Association (ISA) has asked the Central Government not to impose any anti-dumping duty on Metallurgical Coke (met coke) fearing cost escalation of their products.
    A levy of anti-dumping duty on met coke will have a cost-push effect on the steel sector. It will fuel further the cost of steel making, resulting in an increase in the cost of finished steel. Metallurgical coke : Metallurgical coke is made from low ash, low sulfur bituminous coal, with special coking... Read More
    Category: International

    PM Narendra Modi inaugurates first International Agro biodiversity Congress

    November 7, 2016
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first International Agro-biodiversity Congress in New Delhi. The 4-day Congress (from November 6 to 9, 2016) will be attended by 900 delegates from 60 countries to discuss conservation of genetic resources. Agrobiodiversity :  Agrobiodiversity is defined as the variety and variability of plant, animals and micro-organism that are used directly or indirectly for food and agriculture. It includes all species that are closely inter-woven in an... Read More
    Category: International

    India Sri Lanka agree to form Joint Working Group on Fisheries to address fishermen issue

    November 7, 2016
    India and Sri Lanka have agreed to set up a Joint Working Group (JWG) on Fisheries and hotline between their Coast Guards to address long-standing issue of fishermen from Tamil Nadu. These mechanisms aim to help find a permanent solution to the fishermen issues. The decision in this regard taken during talks between Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera in New Delhi. The JWG on Fisheries will meet every three months beginning January... Read More
    Category: International

    Operation School Chalo launched in South Kashmir

    November 7, 2016
    Indian Army has launched ‘Operation School Chalo’ in South Kashmir in the first week of November 2016. The operation is aimed at providing students with free coaching after their regular education system was interrupted by spiThe operation closely follows its predecessor, ‘Operation calm down’, which was aimed at clearing off the anti-social elements from the valley. Operation School Chalo : Spearheaded by Major General Ashok Narula, General Officer-in-Command of... Read More

    Aniruddha Rajput elected as Member of International Law Commission of UN

    November 7, 2016
    Indian lawyer Aniruddha Rajput was elected as a Member of International Law Commission (ILC), a top body of legal experts of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 4 November 2016.
    He is India’s first time candidate to the Commission and youngest among the group. He is also the first Indian nominee chosen from outside the close circuit of lawyers of the Union Ministry of External Affairs.Rajput is among other 34 individuals elected as members of the ILC. The members were elected... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Lost Ancient River Chandrabhaga found in Odisha

    November 7, 2016
    Scientists from Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) claimed to have found evidence confirming the existence of a mythical Indian river, Chandrabhaga.  The discovery came in the first week of November 2016.
    This is the second among such findings. In October 2016, KS Valdiya led expert committee had found that Saraswati River did exist. River Chandrabhaga : The ancient river is said to have flowed about 2 kilometers away from the Konark Sun Temple in Odisha, a UNESCO world... Read More

    Researchers discover biomarkers to identify drug resistant TB

    November 7, 2016
    Researchers from Mumbai identified two biomarkers in serum samples that could help in TB diagnosis and TB disease prognosis. The identified microRNA biomarkers could be used for drug-sensitive pulmonary TB and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients. The research covered measuring of the levels of 4 miRNAs – miR-16, miR-29a, miR-125b and miR-155 in 30 newly diagnosed TB patients, 19 Multi Drug Resistant (MDR TB) patients and 10 patients who completed their therapy and were cured of the... Read More

    India rises to second spot on global business optimism index IBR Report

    November 7, 2016
    Grant Thornton released its International Business Report 2016. The report ranks India at the second position on the global business optimism index during the third quarter (July-September 2016). During the April-June 2016 period, India was ranked at the third position after being on top for two consecutive quarters. Indonesia took the top spot, with the Philippines coming in third. Highlights for India : The report says, the improvement in the optimism ranking in the recent past clearly... Read More
    Category: International

    Henri Kontinen and John Peers win BNP Paribas Masters Doubles title

    November 7, 2016
    Henri Kontinen and John Peers won the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 team title at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. Kontinen and Peers defeated top-seeded Frenchmen Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 to claim the title. BNP Paribas Masters :  The BNP Paribas Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Paris, France.The event is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour. Prior to 1990,... Read More

    Switzerland appoints Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador

    November 7, 2016
    Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has been now named the first Indian ambassador for Switzerland Tourism. Singh will now be in charge of promoting Switzerland Tourism’s campaign for 2017. India, Switzerland Tourism, said, Being a versatile, energetic and adventurous personality, Ranveer explored and enjoyed all that Switzerland has to offer. His passion and excitement for the country is what compelled us to request him if he would take on the mantle of brand ambassador to which he... Read More
    Category: International

    India Japan NSAs hold bilateral consultations in New Delhi

    November 7, 2016
    National Security Advisors of India and Japan held bilateral consultations in New Delhi.
    During their discussions, Mr. Shotaro Yachi and Mr. Ajit Doval expressed satisfaction at the implementation of important understandings reached during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India in December last year. They shared a view that the Special Strategic and Global Partnership between the two countries is a key partnership for promoting peace, prosperity and development in the... Read More
    Category: International

    Odisha govt signs MoU to set up four more STPI centres

    November 7, 2016
    The Odisha government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) to set up four STPI centres in the state. The STPI centres would come up in Angul, Jajpur, Koraput (Jeypore) and Sambalpur. With these four, Odisha will have eight centres of the total 55 in the country. The proposed STPI centres would act as resource centres for the Information Technology (IT) and Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sectors by offering general... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Food Security Act implemented throughout country

    November 7, 2016
    The Union Government has announced that the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 which envisages supply of subsidised foodgrains has been implemented across the country. Announcement in this regard was made by Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan after last two remaining states Kerala and Tamil Nadu rolled out the NFSA from November 2016. With this, now NFSA has been implemented in all States and Union Territories. As a result, 81.34 crore persons will get subsidised wheat at Rs. 2 per kg... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Latvia becomes first Baltic Sea country to link with China s OBOR

    November 7, 2016
    Latvia has become the first country in the Baltic Sea area to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to link up with China’s One Belt and One Road (OBOR) Initiative.
    The MoU was signed after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s meeting with his Latvian counterpart Maris Kucinskis in Riga (capital of Latvia).  It was Chinese Premier’s first visit to the European Union country. Besides, Latvia and China also singed five agreements on cooperation in such areas as small and... Read More

    Union Government launches Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan

    November 7, 2016
    The Union Government launched Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) to provide free health check-ups to pregnant women at government health centres and hospitals.
    The Scheme was launched by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda in New Delhi. It was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his monthly radio address Mann Ki Baat in June 2016. The national programme aims to provide pregnant ladies free ante-natal services (ANC) and required treatment for... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    India UNISDR sign Statement of Cooperation on Sendai Framework

    November 7, 2016
    India and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction signed a Statement of Cooperation (SoC) of the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR). It was signed during the second day of the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016 held in New Delhi. Features of the SoC  : The cooperation aims to ensure effective implementation and monitoring of the SFDRR through Training and capacity building for Asian countries. It also seeks at promoting... Read More
    Category: International

    New Delhi Declaration Asian Regional Plan adopted at AMCDRR

    November 7, 2016
    The 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) adopted ‘New Delhi Declaration’ and ‘Asian Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework’. It was the first AMCDRR to be held after the advent of the Sendai Framework for DRR (SFDRR) 2015-2030. The next AMCDRR will be held in Mongolia in 2018. AMCDRR was established in 2005. It is a biennial conference jointly organized by different Asian countries and the United Nations Office for... Read More

    HCC becomes first firm to get debt recast under RBI s S A Scheme

    November 7, 2016
    Construction major Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) became India’s first firm to get debt recast under RBI’s new Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A). The RBI-mandated Overseeing Committee (OC) under the S4A has approved HCC’s Rs. 5,000-crore debt recast passed by an ICICI Bank-led joint lender forum in September 2016. 52% of the debt (nearly Rs. 2,600 crore) was found to be sustainable and can be serviced as per original terms and conditions,... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Union Environment Ministry constitutes Four Member team for Conservation of Loktak Lake

    November 7, 2016
    The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has constituted a four-member team for conservation and management of Loktak Lake in Manipur.
    The team will visit Loktak Lake and hold discussions with the State government, its concerned agencies and other stakeholders including people living in the vicinity of the lake. Review implementation of works undertaken with financial assistance provided by Union and State governments so far for the conservation and management... Read More
    Category: Committee

    Petra Kvitova wins WTA Elite Singles Trophy

    November 7, 2016
    Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova won the 2016 WTA Elite Singles Trophy. She defeated Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-2 to grab the title at Zhuhai, China. Venus Williams was the defending champion for the title. However, she chose not to participate despite qualifying for the edition. Petra Kvitova : Petra Kvitova is a Czech professional tennis player.She turned professional in 2006.She has won nineteen career singles titles including two Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon. She is also an... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Indian Women s hockey team defeated China to lift Asian Champions Trophy

    November 7, 2016
    Indian Women's hockey team lifted the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 in Singapore. In the summit clash, India defeated China 2-1 . India’s first goal was scored by Deep Grace Ekka in the 13th minute, which was equalized by Zhong Mengling in the 44th minute. In the dying minutes of the game, the second goal came from Deepika Thakur to give the Indian eves the formidable lead and the crown. This is for the first time that Indian eves won the Asian Champions Trophy competition. Top five... Read More
    Category: Sports

    International Day for Preventing Exploitation of Environment in War and Armed Conflict observed

    November 7, 2016
    The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict was observed globally on 6 November 2016.
    On 5 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 November of each year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict through  resolution A/RES/56/4. On 27 May 2016, the United Nations Environment Assembly adopted resolution UNEP/EA.2/Res.15 to recognize the role of healthy ecosystems... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Parminder Singh resigns as Managing Director of Twitter s MENA region

    November 7, 2016
    Parminder Singh has resigned as the Managing Director (MD) of Southeast Asia, India, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region of Twitter. Singh's resignation came barely two days after the resignation of Twitter’s India head Rishi Jaitly. Parminder Singh :  He had joined Twitter from Google in November 2013.
    At Google, Singh was leading the company's Display Advertising business for the Asia Pacific region. He has also worked as Google India's Business head for... Read More
    Category: Persons



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