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  • Union Cabinet approves formation of GST Council

    1185 days ago
    The Union Cabinet  approved the process, formation and functioning of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on 12 September 2016. The council will consist of the Finance Minister and State Finance Ministers. It will make recommendations on important issues related to GST, including items and rates. The GST Council and its Secretariat will be set up as per the following details: Creation of the GST Council as per Article 279A of the amended Constitution Creation of the GST Council... Read More

    Stan Wawrinka defeats Novak Djokovic to win US Open Men s Singles title

    1185 days ago
    Third seed Stan Wawrinka has defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to lift the 2016 US Open Men’s Singles title on 11 September 2016. In the final, Swiss Wawrinka defeated Serbian Djokovic 6-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 to clinch the title. This is Wawrinka’s maiden US Open title and his third major title. Stan Wawrinka : Stan Wawrinka is a Swiss professional tennis player.He has reached three Grand Slam singles finals in his career, winning all three: the 2014 Australian Open, the 2015... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Himachel government issues guidelines for scientific mining and transparent auction

    1185 days ago
    Himachal Pradesh government has notified the guidelines for transparent auction and scientific mining and hiked the penalty for offences under the mining act. The government has also decided that the mining lease would be granted through open auction. In order to curb illegal mining, the state government has notified the Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015 providing for stringent punishment for illegal... Read More
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    Government issues fresh guidelines for flexi fund for CSS

    1185 days ago
    Union Government has issued fresh flexi-fund guidelines for Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) on 9 September 2016 . The guidelines would give more freedom to states in spending money under the CSS to meet local developmental requirements.Under the new norms, flexi-funds in each CSS have been increased from the current 10 percent to 25 percent for states and 30 percent for Union Territories. Now, the states can use the fund to undertake mitigation or restoration activities in case of natural... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares win US Open Men s Doubles title

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    Britain’s Jamie Murray and Brazil’s Bruno Soares won the 2016 US Open Men’s Doubles title. Murray and Soares defeated Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2 6-3. With this, Murray became the first British man for 44 years to win the US Open doubles title. Soares also became the first Brazilian to win more than one Grand Slam doubles title. 2016 US Open : The 2016 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts.The 2016 US Open was the... Read More

    Angelique Kerber wins US Open Women s Singles title

    1185 days ago
    Germany’s Angelique Kerber on has defeated Karolina Pliskova by 6–3, 4–6, 6–4 to win 2016 US Open Women's Singles title 10 September 2016. It was Kerber's second Grand Slam singles title. With this, she became the first German to win the US Open since Steffi Graf in 1996. On the other hand, Pliskova became the first Czech woman to make the US Open final since 1993. Also, she is the only fourth player to defeat both of the Williams sisters in the same Grand Slam... Read More
    Category: Sports

    HP government signs MoU with Singapore Government for a Smart Township Project

    1185 days ago
    Himachal Pradesh government has signed a preliminary Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore government for developing a smart integrated township in Jathiadevi near Shimla airport.
    The MoU was signed between Himachal Pradesh Housing and Urban Development Authority (HIMUDA) and Asian Pacific Singapore Enterprise in the presence of Urban Development and Town and Country Planning and Housing minister Sudhir Sharma during a meeting. The preliminary MoU has been signed for this... Read More
    Category: International

    Five Day Youth Voters Festival held in Nagaland

    1185 days ago
    Nagaland The 2016 Youth Voters’ Festival held in Nagaland from September 5 to 9, 2016. The 5-day festival held under the directives of the Election Commission of India (ECI). The purpose of the festival is to increase the electoral participation through voter registration and turnout to increase the qualitative participation in terms of ethical and informed voting and to provide a continuous electoral and democracy education to the people. The Election Commission of India is an... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Mandi Sindhudurg emerge cleanest Districts in India Gramin Swachh Survekshan

    1185 days ago
    Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra have emerged the cleanest districts in India according Gramin Swachh Survekshan. Sindhudurg was judged as the cleanest in the ‘Plains’ category and Mandi in the cleanest district in ‘Hills’ category.
    The Gramin Swachh Survekshan report was released by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) with 98.4 score.
    West Sikkim... Read More
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    US swimmer Ryan Lochte banned for months by USOC

    1185 days ago
    Swimmer Ryan Lochte from USA has been banned for 10-month following his bogus gunpoint robbery story during a drunken night out at the Rio Olympics. It was officially announced by United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Three other swimmers also involved in the escapade were suspended for varying periods up to four months. 12-time Olympic medallist Lochte  won gold in the 4×200 metres freestyle relay in Rio. He can’t attend next year’s World Championships in Budapest.

    Qatar National Bank soon to open branch in India

    1185 days ago
    Qatar National Bank (QNB) has been given approval to open a branch in India offering banking services, the Gulf region's largest lender . The bank, which in June completed the EUR 2.7 billion purchase of Turkey's Finansbank, has a presence in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
    QNB said it obtained the approval of India's regulatory authorities to conduct operations in the country, adding the move would help towards achieving its goal of... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    World s st robotic eye operation performed in Britain

    1185 days ago
    British surgeons have successfully performed the world’s first robotic operation inside the eye, potentially revolutionising the way such conditions are treated.
    The procedure was carried out at John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford. The surgeons used a joystick and touchscreen outside the eye to control the robot while monitoring its progress through the operating microscope.
    This gave medics a notable advantage as significant movements of the joystick resulted in tiny movements... Read More

    Yoga guru Ramdev sets up mega food park in Nagpur

    1185 days ago
    Yoga guru Ramdev-promoted Patanjali Ayurveda launched its mega food park on a 230-acre land at an industrial hub in Nagpur ,promising to employ 10,000 people and engage 50,000 farmers of the region in trade. The company plans to develop a Rs 1,000-crore food park at Multi-model International Cargo Hub and Airport, Nagpur (MIHAN), where juices would be made from famous Nagpuri oranges and for the first time packaged as a brand. The plant would be Patanjali’s first expansion from its... Read More
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    Odisha bags th Global Agriculture Leadership Award

    1185 days ago
    Odisha has bagged 9th Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2016 at the National Level gathering of important stake-holders in agriculture development at the Agriculture Leadership Summit at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi. This award Instituted by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) in 2008 the award is given annually to the individuals and organizations in recognizing excellence and leadership roles played by individuals and organizations towards development of agriculture affecting the... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Union Government launches Urja Mitra Helpline for power outages

    1185 days ago
    The Union Government has launched Urja Mitra Helpline through which customers can get information on power outages from distribution companies by dialing 14401. The helpline was launched by the Department of Telecom (DoT) of the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Urja Mitra Helpline is for pan-India usage to send information through voice calls and SMSes. The information will apprise customers about power situation in their area so that they can plan accordingly. It is... Read More

    World s first daily driverless bus service launched in Lyon France

    1185 days ago
    The world’s first daily driverless bus service has started in Lyon, France which will run in the city’s Confluence area. The driverless bus service includes two electric shuttles that will transport passengers on a ten-minute route hosting five stops. The driverless buses can hold up to 15 passengers and are electric buses. It has features like LIDAR radar technology and motion sensors will help to avoid accidents. The LIDAR radar technology allows these buses to know exactly where... Read More
    Category: International

    Civil Aviation Ministry prohibits use of Samsung s Galaxy Note phone on board aircraft

    1185 days ago
    Civil Aviation Ministry has prohibited the use and carriage of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smart phone on board aircraft on 9 September 2016. The decision was taken in light of several incidents globally, involving the battery of Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The Ministry has issued a public notice advising airlines and travellers not to turn on or charge the smart phones during flights. Passengers have also been advised not to stow them in their checked in baggage. As per notification, passengers... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    CBDT launches e nivaran to resolve Income Tax grievances

    1185 days ago
    Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has launched e-nivaran (electronic resolution) facility for online redressal of taxpayers’ grievances on 8 September 2016. The grievances can be related to refunds, Income Tax Returns (ITRs), Tax Deducted at Source (TDS), and Permanent Account Number (PAN) among others. It was started with an aim to reduce instances of harassment of the public when it comes to complaints related to the Income Tax (IT) department. It will be available on the e-filing... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Army Green beat Neroca FC to lift Durand Cup

    1185 days ago
    Army Green won the Durand Cup football title. In the final of Asia's oldest football tournament in New Delhi on 11 September 2016 , Army Green defeated Neroca FC 6-5 via penalty shoot outs. In the semi-final, Army Green had prevailed over Aizawal FC by a 4-2 margin, to become the first Army team since 2005 to reach the title clash. In their semi-final, Manipur side, Neroca FC, defeated DSK Shivajians 3-nil to become the first team from the North East to reach the summit-clash of the... Read More
    Category: Sports



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