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  • Rajasthan government signs MoU to develop education infrastructure in the state

    September 10, 2016
    Rajasthan government has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with an education under which the firm will adopt 50 Adarsh and Utkarsh Vidyalayas in the state and try to fill the infrastructure gap. The organisation, Gems education, will contribute towards curriculum enhancement and capacity building. It will also adopt five District Institution of Education and Training (DIET) and State Institute of Education Research and Training (SIERT) Udaipur. The MoU was signed in the presence of... Read More

    IDBI AMC appoints Dilip Mandal as MD CEO

    September 10, 2016
    Dilip Kumar Mandal has been appointed managing director & chief executive officer of IDBI Asset Management Company (AMC).
    Prior to joining IDBI AMC, Mandal was chief general manager & zonal head of retail banking group, IDBI Bank, covering the states of Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, and based at Bhubaneswar. IDBI Bank is an Indian government-owned financial service company, formerly known as Industrial Development Bank of India, headquartered in Mumbai, India. It was... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Odisha government launches pension scheme for construction workers

    September 10, 2016
    The state Odisha government has launched pension scheme for construction workers which will benefit 25 lakh beneficiaries in phases. It ensures financial assistance of 300 rupees per month to all registered construction workers after attaining the age of 60 years and 500 rupeesfor construction workers of more than 80 years. According to chief minister Naveen Patnaik, the state government has launched housing schemes for construction workers residing in rural areas. Financial assistance for... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Indian Coast Guard commissions offshore patrolling vessel Sarathi

    September 10, 2016
    The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned well-equipped offshore patrolling (OPV) vessel named ‘Sarathi’. It was commissioned by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) shipyard at Vasco in south Goa.’ ICGS Sarathi is the third in the series of six OPVs built by GSL for Indian Coast Guard (ICG). It is designed and built indigenously by GSL. It is the largest i.e. 105-meter long and is most advanced new... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Haryana bagged Best Horticulture State award

    September 10, 2016
    Haryana has bagged ‘Best Horticulture State’ award for the concerted efforts made by the state government to increase the income of the farmers in horticulture. The award was received by Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar on 9 September 2016 at two-day 9th Agricultural Leadership Summit 2016. The summit was organized by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) in New Delhi.
    Horticulture in Haryana : At present, about 2.5 lakh hectares of land of the state is under... Read More

    RBI cancelled certificate of registration of five NBFCs

    September 10, 2016
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the certificate of registration of five non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) on 8 September 2016. Now, these companies will not be able to transact the business of a non-banking financial institution as laid down under clause (a) of Section 45-I of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.The cancelled non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) are Simco Consultants Private Limited Lunkad Securities Ltd Rajvir Marketing and Investment Private... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Gujarat CM dedicated mbps connectivity to villages

    September 10, 2016
    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on 8 September 2016 dedicated 2 mbps download and 512 kbps upload digital connectivity to 6000 villages. Under the E-gram program launched in 2006-07, total 14000 villages had been connected to internet through V-SAT technology which offers hardly 19-20 kbps speed. Many E-gram villages did not get enough speed when some centers login at the same time. Now, 6000 villages out of 14000 are given 2 mbps connectivity through BSNL network. As these villages are... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Mariyappan Thangavelu wins India s first Gold medal at Rio Paralympic Games

    September 10, 2016
    Mariyappan Thangavelu won India’s first gold medal at the Rio Paralympics. He won the gold in the Men’s High Jump T-42 event with a leap of 1.89 metres. With this, Thangavelu also became the first Indian high-jumper to win gold at the Paralympics. This was India’s overall third gold at the Games and the first after 12 years. In addition, Bronze in the event also went to India through Varun Singh Bhati, who jumped his personal best of 1.86 metres to finish third. USA's... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Anjum Chopra becomes first Indian woman cricketer to receive MCC life membership

    September 10, 2016
    Former Indian women’s cricket team captain Anjum Chopra in the first week of September 2016 was awarded an honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Chopra is presented with the honour along with former men’s team stalwarts Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag. With this, Chopra became the first Indian woman cricketer to get the prestigious life membership of MCC. Anjum Chopra : Anjum Chopra is a left-handed batswoman who bowls right-arm medium-fast. She has... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Satyanarayana appointed part time chairman of UIDAI

    September 10, 2016
    Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has administered the oath of office to former IT Secretary J Satyanarayana as part-time Chairman of UIDAI but said the post will not have Cabinet rank. The part-time Chairman, who will have tenure of three years, will hold power limited to provisions defined under the Aadhaar Act 2016. In the UPA regime, the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was equivalent to a Cabinet minister. Apart from Satyanarayana, the... Read More

    Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang receives Pangkor Dialogue Award in Malaysia

    September 10, 2016
    Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang has received 'Pangkor Dialogue Award 2016' in Malaysia for the efforts made by the people of the state for environmental preservation and promotion.
    Zeliang was awarded by the organisers- Institute Darul Rudzuan and Malaysian government. He also appealed to the people of Nagaland to continue environmental preservation and development and said the people should cooperate with the government to undertake mass tree plantation every year and... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Arun Jaitley announces special package for Andhra Pradesh

    September 10, 2016
    The Centre tonight announced a financial package for Andhra Pradesh that includes full funding of Pollavaram irrigation project, tax concessions and a special assistance, but stopped short of giving the state a special category status. Andhra Pradesh, which financially suffered because of creation of separate state of Telengana in June 2014, will get a railway zone as also all cost incurred on the irrigation part of Pollavaram project from the date it was declared a National Project on April... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    PepsiCo s Indra Nooyi only Indian origin woman in Fortune list

    September 10, 2016
    PepsiCo CEO and Chairman Indra Nooyi was ranked 2nd on the list of Fortune's 51 Most Powerful Women list. The list is topped by Mary Barra, CEO and Chairman of General Motors. Nooyi was ranked 2nd on the list, same as 2015. In 2014. The list comprises 22 CEOs of major companies and many more corner office contenders across industries.
    The 2016 list has 9 new comers. The top 5 most powerful women in the list include, Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin at the third place,  Ginni... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Sikkim cleanest state in India Survey

    September 10, 2016
    Sikkim has been adjudged the cleanest state while Jharkhand comes last in the list on the condition of sanitation in rural areas of 26 states in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat is ranked 14th. The results of survey carried out last year by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) was released today by Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar . It has listed Kerala, Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Meghalaya... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Syndicate Bank appoints Director

    September 10, 2016
    Jayant Purushottam Gokhale has been appointed director of Syndicate Bank. The Centre has nominated Gokhale as part-time non-official director under the chartered accountants category for a period of three years. His appointment is subject to his resignation from the board of LIC Nomura Mutual Fund Asset Management Company, before joining the bank’s board.

    O P Kohli sworn in as MP Governor

    September 10, 2016
    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Om Prakash Kohli has been sworn in as the new governor of Madhya Pradesh (MP).
    Acting Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Rajendra Menon administered the oath. Kohli, who is also the Gujarat Governor, has been given the additional charge of Madhya Pradesh after Ram Naresh Yadav's tenure in office got over on 7th sepetmber. Kohli is the 26th Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
    Category: Persons

    China tests stealth defeating quantum radar

    September 10, 2016
    China has claimed that it has successfully developed and tested a radar system that uses quantum entanglement to beat the stealth technology of modern military aircrafts.
    This first Chinese quantum radar was developed by the Intelligent Perception Technology Laboratory. Prior to it, US was only the country stealth-defeating quantum radar. Quantum radar is a device that uses quantum entanglement photons to provide better detection capabilities than conventional radar systems. The radar... Read More
    Category: Defence

    India s first LIGO laboratory to come up in Hingoli Maharashtra

    September 10, 2016
    India’s first LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) laboratory will be set up in Aundh in Hingoli district of Maharashtra. It will be third such laboratory in the world and first outside the United States. The existing two laboratories are located in Hanford, Washington and in Livingston, Louisiana. The site at Aundh in Hingoli district has been chosen for carrying out experiments on the ambitious LIGO project that proved existence of gravitational waves. It was... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India South east Asian countries to set up fund for health emergencies in region

    September 10, 2016
    India along with 10 other member countries of World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) South-East Asian Regional Committee has decided to set up a dedicated fund aimed at building preparedness for health emergencies in the region.
    Decision in this regard was taken at the 69th session of WHO Regional Committee Meeting held at Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka. The joint funding stream will be established under the South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (SEARHEF).
    The new... Read More
    Category: International

    ASEAN Summit held in Vientiane Laos

    September 10, 2016
    The 28th and 29th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit was held in Vientiane, Laos from 6th to 8th September 2016. Prime Minister of the Lao PDR H.E.
    Thongloun Sisoulith was Chairperson of the summit. The theme of the summit was “Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community”. The summit was attended by the leaders of all 10-member nations of ASEAN viz. Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Lao PDR (host), ,... Read More



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