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  • India s first LNG powered bus rolls out in Kerala

    November 9, 2016
    India’s first eco-friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG)-driven bus was launched in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The first pilot run of the eco-friendly bus was jointly flagged off by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The LNG-driven bus was rolled out as part of the Centre’s plans to use LNG. Thus, it opens new chapter in the country’s transport sector which moves towards clean fuel. The project has been a... Read More

    Asian Development Bank million loan to help Assam improve power distribution

    November 9, 2016
    Asian Development Bank will provide the second tranche loan of USD 48 million to Assam to help the state expand and upgrade its power distribution system.
    This is the second tranche loan of the USD 300 million multi-tranche financing facility for the Assam Power Sector Investment Programme that was approved by the ADB Board in July 2014.
    The project will help Assam to enhance capacity and efficiency of its power distribution system to improve electricity service to end users. An... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    China to block India s bid for NSG membership

    November 9, 2016
    China has decided to once again block India’s bid for Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership ahead of plenary meet of NSG in Vienna, Austria. Earlier, China along with few other member countries of NSG had blocked India’s membership proposal in the plenary meet of NSG in Seoul, South Korea in June 2016. NSG is an elite group or cartel of countries concerned with reducing nuclear proliferation by controlling the export and re-transfer of materials that may be used for development... Read More
    Category: International

    th International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines Meeting begins in New Delhi

    November 9, 2016
    The 9th Annual Meeting of International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines (IRCH) was inaugurated in New Delhi. It has been organised by the Union Ministry of AYUSH and was inaugurated by Minister of State (MoS) for AYUSH Sripad Naik. In this meeting 19 member countries of IRCH with 36 delegates including experts from WHO are participating. The event would be utilized to show case AYUSH strength to these countries. International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines (IRCH) :... Read More

    RBI issues new series of Rs and Rs currency notes

    November 9, 2016
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued new series of notes for 500 rupees and 2,000 rupees denomination with improved features and newer sizes. These new series of notes was issued following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes now in use will no longer be legal tender. Both the designs of 500 rupees and 2,000 rupees notes is very friendly towards the visually-impaired by having features which make it accessible for all sections. 2,000... Read More

    Donald John Trump win the U S presidential election

    November 9, 2016
    Billionaire-turned-politician Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States.
    The Republican party candidate secured the support of 276 of the 538 members of the electoral college, beating Democratic party rival Hillary Clinton.
    President-elect Trump will formally take charge of the Oval Office on January 20, 2017, dubbed as the 'Inauguration Day'. Donald John Trump : Donald John Trump is an American businessman, television producer. Trump was born and... Read More
    Category: International

    RBI notifies withdrawal of Legal Tender Character of existing and rupees bank notes

    November 9, 2016
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified withdrawal of legal tender of 500 and 1000 rupees denominations of Bank Notes of the existing series issued by RBI with effect from 9 November 2016. The withdrawal came following the Gazette Notification No 2652 dated 8 November 2016 issued by Union Government. However, a new series of Bank Notes called Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series having different size and design, highlighting the cultural heritage and scientific achievements of the country, will... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India s first rural skate park formed in Bundelkhand

    November 9, 2016
    Janwaar is a sleepy little village in rural Bundelkhand, and is one of 57 hamlets located in the moderate zone of the Panna National Tiger. Started by Ulrike Reinhard, a German who has lived and worked in the US, Janwaar Castle is rural India’s first skate-park for children, where they are also taught languages, music, dance, painting, 3D modelling, and general life-skills. The park is a place for unrestricted fun, but has two strict ground rules. Rule number one: girls first. And rule... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Amitav Ghosh to be honored with Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award

    November 9, 2016
    Tata has announced that Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 will be conferred on acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh. The award will be presented to Ghosh at Tata Literature Live!’s annual awards ceremony to be held on 20 November 2016 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai. Amitav Ghosh : Amitav Ghosh is an Indian-American author best known for his work in English fiction.He was educated at the all-boys The Doon School where he... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    SC asks government to devise Common Minimum Programme to deal with pollution

    November 9, 2016
    The Supreme Court has asked the Union Government to devise a common minimum programme to deal with rising pollution. It has given 48 hours to the government to respond. The court suggested that the common minimum graded response will come into action at different levels. The direction was passed, by a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice TS Thakur, while hearing a plea on the rising level of pollution in Delhi and adjoining areas. Justice AK Sikri and Justice SA Bobde... Read More

    Praveen Kumar Sharma appointed MD and CEO of CERSAI

    November 9, 2016
    Praveen Kumar Sharma was today appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Central Registry of Securitisation Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of India (Cersai).
    Sharma is General Manager, State Bank of India. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved his appointment for three years, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.
    Cersai is providing the platform for filing registrations of transactions of securitisation, asset... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Pulimurugan first Malayalam film to enter Rs cr club

    November 9, 2016
    Mohanlal starrer adventure film “Pulimurugan” has become the first Malayalam film to enter the Rs 100 crore club. This movie is made with a budget of Rs 25 crore, deals with man animal conflict with Mohanlal in the lead role of Murugan, a hunter. Kamalini Mukherjee,Jagapati Babu, Bala and Lal appear in key supporting roles. It is the first independent screenplay written by Udayakrishna of the Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas  The film is produced by Tomichan Mulakupadam through... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    LIC retained its most attractive BFSI brand status

    November 9, 2016
    Life Insurance Corp,has been the country’s most attractive brand in the banking and financial services segment for the third year in a row. Another public sector entity, the State Bank of India, saw an improvement of 17 ranks to 48th rank in its overall attractiveness ranking. HDFC grabbed the third position in the BFSI category, and made it to the top 50 Most Attractive Brands list at 49th rank.
    The findings are part of the most attractive brands 2016 report, the third in its... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    President Pranab Mukherjee presents Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards

    November 9, 2016
    President Pranab Mukherjee on 7 November 2016 presented the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards to the winning children of IGNITE competition at Rashtrapati Bhavan. IGNITE competition was organized by the National Innovation Foundation (NIF). This year, a total of 31 students have been awarded for their ideas/innovations. Overall, 55,089 submissions of students from 458 districts of all the states & Union Territories of India were received during the IGNITE 16 competition, which ran from 1... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    COP of WHO FCTC begins in Noida

    November 9, 2016
    The 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) started in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.  It is for the first time India is hosting COP meeting of FCTC. It is the world’s biggest convention on tobacco control policy in which 180 countries are participating.
    It was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J.P Nadda and was attended by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. HO Framework... Read More

    Union Government approves liberalised blacklisting norms for arms companies

    November 9, 2016
    The Defence Acquisitions Council (DAC), under the Union Government, on 7 November 2016 approved the guidelines for suspension or banning of business dealings with arms companies. With the passage of new guidelines, the Union Government will no longer impose blanket bans on armament companies suspected of corruption. Highlights of the blacklisting norms : The armament companies will be blacklisted only for a year at a time, instead of the existing norm of 10 years at a go, with fast-track... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Archaeologists to use airborne lasers to examine Rajgir s history

    November 9, 2016
    Indian archaeologists are planning to use high-end lasers to map Bihar’s ancient city of Rajgir. The plan is a part of their inter-disciplinary Rajgir Archaeological Survey Project (RASP), which includes surveying the archaeological evidence and the flora and fauna of the area. To achieve the same, archaeologists are planning to make use of a remote-sensing technique, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), which uses laser light to survey the earth’s surface.
    The LIDAR device... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Government Bans Tender of Rs Rs Currency November Midnight

    November 9, 2016
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 1000 and 500 rupees notes will cease to be legal tender from midnight 9-10 November 2016. The announcement was made via a special nationwide televised address on 8 November 2016.  PM Modi in his announcement appealed that those who are in possession of these notes can deposit the notes in their accounts in banks and post offices from 10 November to 30 December 2016. He also said that those who are unable to deposit the notes within the deadline... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance



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