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  • Subramanian Swamy was awarded Tamil Ratna in US

    September 13, 2016
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has been honoured with the 'Tamil Ratna' award by a body of Tamil diaspora here for fighting corruption and working for more transparency in the functioning of the government. The America Tamil Sangam awarded the Tamil Ratna to the senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP, who is currently on a visit to the US. The Sangam's president Prakash Swamy highlighted theBJP leader's contribution to fighting corruption and working for... Read More

    Union Government approves MoU between India and South Africa in field of ICT Technologies

    September 13, 2016
    The Union Government has apprised of the MoU between India and South Africa for promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).  The MoU was signed between both countries in July 2016 during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 5 African nations in July 2016. The MoU will help to establish inter-institutional cooperation and relations between India and South Africa in order to promote cooperation in the field of ICT.  It... Read More
    Category: International

    Union Cabinet approves Bilateral Technical Arrangement between India and Switzerland

    September 13, 2016
    The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of the Bilateral Technical Arrangement (BTA) between India and Switzerland on the identification and return of Indian and Swiss Nationals and its implementation.
    The conclusion of the BTA has been linked to the Visa Free Agreement for holders of Diplomatic passports as a package deal. The BTA aims to formalise existing procedure for cooperation on return of irregular migrants between two countries without introducing any additional... Read More
    Category: International

    CCEA approves proposal for initiation of rd phase of TEQIP

    September 13, 2016
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal for initiation of the Third Phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP). The project will be implemented as a Central Sector Scheme with total project outlay of 3600 crore rupees. 3 Hill States : Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand.
    6 Low Income States : Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh  8 North-Eastern States : It includes... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae yong to be appointed as Director of the Board

    September 13, 2016
    South Korean electronics major Samsung Electronics announced on 12 September 2016 that Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong will be appointed as a registered executive director on the board. The decision was made keeping in mind the urgent need for strategic decision-making on aggressive investments and new growth engines from a long-term perspective. Lee Jae-yong : Lee Jae-yong is a South Korean business magnate.He is the eldest child and only son of Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung.He received a... Read More

    Union Cabinet approves establishment of Higher Education Financing Agency

    September 13, 2016
    The Union Cabinet has approved the creation of the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) on 12 September 2016 . The HEFA will be established to give a major push for creation of high quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions. Highlights of the HEFA : The HEFA will be jointly promoted by the identified Promoter and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) with an authorised capital of 2000 crore rupees. The Government equity will be 1000 crore rupees.The HEFA will... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Union Government issues model guidelines for states to curb Ponzi schemes

    September 13, 2016
    The Union Government has issued model guidelines for states to regulate direct selling and multi-level marketing businesses while prohibiting pyramid structures as well as money circulation schemes. The guidelines were issued to protect consumers from Ponzi frauds. The Direct Selling Guidelines 2016 framework was released by the Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. They have been sent to the states and Union Territories for adoption. Highlights  :  In the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Government approves extension of contract between India and ISA for exploration of Polymetallic Nodules

    September 13, 2016
    The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of contract between Ministry of Earth Sciences and the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for exploration of Polymetallic Nodules on 12 September 2016. The contract has been extended for a further period of 5 years (2017-2022). The earlier contract is expiring on 24 March 2017. By extending the contract, India's exclusive rights for exploration of Polymetallic Nodules in the allotted Area in the Central Indian Ocean Basin will continue. It... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    World s longest bullet train network established in China

    September 13, 2016
    China's high-speed railway which is making a big pitch to compete in India and global markets has completed over 20,000 kms of track network in the country, becoming world's longest bullet train network.
    A high-speed railway linking Zhengzhou in China's central Henan Province with Xuzhou in eastern Jiangsu Province opened . With the operation of the new line, China's high-speed railway lines have exceeded 20,000 kmS in total length, the world's longest.
    The 360-km... Read More
    Category: International

    Delhi Police launches five all women PCR vans

    September 13, 2016
    Delhi Police has launched five all-women Police Control Room (PCR) vans to handle all kinds of distress calls.
    Three women personnel will be deputed at every PCRs which will ply in five areas of central and Lutyen's Delhi, including Vigyan Bhawan, Jesus and Mary College, Khan Market Metro Station, the American Center at Kasturba Gandhi Marg, and Motilal Nehru Marg.
    Among the three women personnel, one will be the driver of the PCR van while another will carry an MP-5 gun. They... Read More

    Complete ban on use of polythene in all national monuments and tourist destinations from nd October

    September 13, 2016
    Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma declared that  there would  be a complete banon use of polythene in all national monuments and tourist destinations from 2nd October. In an initiative to carry forward the Swachh Bharat Mission(SBM), the government chose the birth anniversary ofMahatma Gandhi to impose the ban. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on October 2, 2014. n March, the Centre had also banned the manufacturing of plastic bags of below 50... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Pakistan appoints Wasim Bari as manager of national cricket team

    September 13, 2016
    Former Pakistan Test captain Wasim Bari has been appointed as the new manager of the national team for the coming‘home’ series against the West Indies in the UAE. 68-year-old Bari, who played 81 Tests and 51 ODIs, has also served as chief selector and chief operating officer in the board.   Bari was a wicket-keeper and right-handed batsman. At the end of his 17-year career he was the most capped player in Pakistani Test history.
    Category: Sports

    Joint Indian US army exercise Yudh Abhyas to begin in Uttarakhand

    September 13, 2016
    As part of the ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation, a joint military training exercise, ‘Yudh Abhyas 2016’ is set to be conducted in Uttarakhand from September 14 to 27.
    The exercise in Chaubattia was being conducted by the headquarter Central Command. The exercise is aimed at simulating a scenario where both nations were working together to counter insurgency and terrorism in mountainous terrain under UN charter.
    The two week exercise will witness participation of about... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Government approves agreement with Kenya for cooperation in National Housing Policy

    September 13, 2016
    Union Cabinet has approved for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Kenya on cooperation in the field of National Housing Policy Development and Management (NHPDM). The MoU was signed on July 11, 2016 in Nairobi during Prime Minister Modi's visit to that country. nder the MoU, both the sides will collaborate on all matters relating to housing and human settlements through various strategies including training of personnel, exchange visits, expos/exhibitions, conferences... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Philippine revenge drama Ang Babaeng Humayo wins Golden Lion Award at Venice Film Festival

    September 13, 2016
    A revenge drama Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left) won the Golden Lion for Best Film Award at the 73 Venice Film Festival on 10 September 2016 . Ang Babaeng Humayo is nearly four-hour black and white revenge drama film about a woman’s thirst for revenge and her feelings of forgiveness after 30 years in jail for a crime she did not commit.
    On the other hand, Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky and Mexican film director Amat Escalante shared Silver Lion for Best Direction for... Read More

    New imaging system to read closed books MIT Research

    September 13, 2016
    In the latest issue of Nature Communications, a group of researchers described a prototype of the system, which they tested on a stack of papers, each with one letter printed on it. The system was able to correctly identify the letters on the top nine sheets. It is done with the help of terahertz radiation, the band of electromagnetic radiation between microwaves and infrared light, and the tiny gaps of air between the pages of any closed book. This new system developed by researchers from... Read More

    Deepa Malik becomes first Indian woman to win medal at Paralympics

    September 13, 2016
    Indian athlete Deepa Malik became the first Indian woman to bag a medal at the Paralympics on 12 September 2016. Malik clinched a silver medal in the shotput F-53 event. Her throw of 4.61m was the best in her six attempts. With the win, she confirmed India’s third medal from the Rio Paralympics. Fatema Nedham of Bahrain won the gold medal with the best throw of 4.76m. Greece’s Dimitra Korokida bagged the bronze medal with a throw of 4.28m. Deepa Malik : Deepa Malik is an Indian... Read More
    Category: Sports

    BRICS Wellness Workshop begin in Bengaluru

    September 13, 2016
    The first BRICS Wellness Workshop  2016 has begun in Bengaluru, Karnataka from September 10, 2016. Besides, National Fair on comprehensive Indian Medicine system (AROGYA) was also inaugurated. The four day event has been organized by Union Ministry of AYUSH, in collaboration with Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). The Workshop is designed to have sessions related to Traditional Systems of Medicine, Trade and Economy. It includes a session on WHO strategy for... Read More



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