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  • Third BRICS Urbanisation Forum Meet begins in Visakhapatnam

    1184 days ago
    The third edition of BRICS Urbanisation Forum Meet has started in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The three days conference was be inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in the presence of Union Minister of Urban Development, M. Venkaiah Naidu. In this edition of conference the delegates from the BRICS nations, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are participating. During the three-day deliberations, they will discuss investments, urbanisation, formation of... Read More

    National Hindi Diwas observed across India

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    National Hindi Divas (Hindi Day) was observed across India on 14 September 2016. The day was observed to promote the Matra Bhasha – the mother tongue of India and show its importance as a language in the country and the world at large. As a part of Hindi Diwas Samaroh, a special function named ‘Hindi Hain Hum’ was also organised at the PHD Chamber of Commerce in Delhi. On the occasion of Hindi Divas, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented Rajbhasa awards in... Read More
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    Sushmita Rai wins Bronze at World Martial Arts Masterships

    1184 days ago
    Sikkim’s Sushmita Rai in the second week of September 2016 won a bronze medal at the recently concluded World Martial Arts Masterships 2016, which was held at Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do of South Korea. The competition is considered an Olympics for martial arts with 2073 participants from 87 countries. The World Martial Arts Masterships was the first comprehensive martial arts competition where national teams from across the globe took part. Sushmita Rai :  Sushmita Rai is an... Read More
    Category: Sports

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    Indian Railways Men Hockey Team wins MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament

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    Indian Railways Men Hockey Team won the MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2016 in Chennai on 11 September 2016. It is for the first time that Indian Railways clinched the title. In the finals, Indian Railways Hockey Team defeated Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Team by 2 - 1. As the winning team, Indian Railways takes home the prize money of 5 lakhs rupees, and the runner-up team Indian Oil Corporation receives 2.50 lakhs rupees. MCC and the Tournament : The Madras Cricket Club is one of... Read More
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    China Vietnam agreed to properly manage differences over South China Sea

    1184 days ago
    China and Vietnam agreed to properly manage their differences over territorial disputes in the South China Sea and safeguard stability on 13 September 2016. This followed as an international tribunal rejected the Chinese claims over the region on a petition brought before it by the Philippines. The agreement was reached after talks between Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Chinese premier Li Keqiang in Beijing. Phuc's visit to China is the first by a top Vietnamese leader... Read More

    Indian American scientist Ramesh Raskar wins US Lemelson MIT Prize

    1184 days ago
    Indian American Ramesh Raskar won the 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize  on 13 September 2016. Raskar is the co-inventor of radical imaging solutions including femtophotography, an ultra-fast imaging system that can see around corners, low-cost eye-care solutions for the developing world and a camera that allows users to read pages of a book without opening the cover. Ramesh Raskar : Ramesh Raskar is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Associate Professor.He is also the head of the MIT... Read More
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    Devendra Jhajharia wins second gold breaks world record at Rio Paralympics

    1184 days ago
    Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to clinch the top honours at the Rio Games. Devendra won gold in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metres, becoming only the second gold medallist at the Paralympics for his country, and improved upon it with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) 0n 14 September 2016. The 36-year-old is... Read More
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    HP to Acquire Samsung Printer Business for Billion

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    HP Inc said it would buy Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's printer business in a deal valued at $1.05 billion.
    The acquisition is expected to add to HP's earnings in its full year after closing, the company said on Monday, adding that Samsung will invest $100 million to $300 million in HP through open market purchases once the deal is through.
    HP : The Hewlett-Packard Company was an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. It... Read More
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    Anoop K Sharma new CMD of Shipping Corporation

    1184 days ago
    Anoop Kumar Sharma has taken charge as the chairman & managing director of Shipping Corporation of India for a period of three years. Anoop Kumar Sharma has taken charge of the post of CMD, Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) with effect from September 12, 2016 for a period of three years. As the country’s premier shipping line, the SCI owns and operates around one-third of the Indian tonnage, and has operating interests in practically all areas of the shipping business, servicing... Read More
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    Freecharge partners with Axis Bank launches UPI payment

    1184 days ago
    Digital payment platform FreeCharge in partnership with Axis Bank on Monday launched Unified Payments Interface (UPI) that allows instant transactions from a smartphone using a virtual payment address (VPA). Customers will be able to create a virtual address on the Freecharge Android app and link it to their bank account to register on the UPI platform. The partnership allows Freecharge users to pay for transactions from their bank accounts and they don't have to be existing customers of... Read More

    Agriculture museum inaugurated at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya

    1184 days ago
    An agriculture museum inaugurated at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) and it is touted as the first of its kind in any agriculture university in the country.
    Set up at a cost of Rs 4.92 crore, the museum aims to provide information about special agricultural techniques, agriculture-related problems and their solution, villagers' lifestyles. It also displays the agriculture and tribal culture of Chhattisgarh. Modern techniques of farming are displayed in an interactive... Read More
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    Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa removed as Arunachal Pradesh governor

    1184 days ago
    Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad  Rajkhowa was removed from the post of Arunachal Pradesh Governor.
    President Pranab Mukherjee has directed that Shri J.P. Rajkhowa to put his papers from the post of  Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. The V. Shanmuganathan, Governor of Meghalaya has been given the charge of Arunachal Pradesh by President Pranab Mukherjee.
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    CM inaugurates week long Onam celebrations in state

    1184 days ago
    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has inaugurated the Onam celebrations in Thiruvannanthapuram. The inaugural ceremony also witnessed the state government honouring noted playback singer P Jayachandran, who has completed 50 years in the field of music.
    Onam is the harves festival of Kerala, India. It is also the State festival of Kerala with State holidays on 4 days starting from Onam Eve (Uthradom) to the 3rd Onam Day. The festival falls during the Malayalam month of Chingam (Aug -... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

    Govt launches toll free number for postal complaints

    1184 days ago
    The government has launched toll free number 1924 to register postal complaints, over a month after introducing Twitter Sewa for redressal of telecom and postal grievances.
    Prime Minister has asked all departments to set up and strengthen public grievances redressal system. Moving on these lines, we started Twitter Sewa on August 2 and now we have issued a toll free number 1924 to address postal complaints . The service will be operational initially for 12 hours on working days between... Read More
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    Study Tenth of world s wild areas vanished since s

    1185 days ago
    The world's wilderness has reduced by a tenth in the past two decades, according to a study conducted by the scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia. Their findings are reported in the journal Current Biology in the second week of September 2016. The findings highlight an immediate need for international policies to recognize the value of wilderness areas and to address the unprecedented threats they face. Highlights of the research : The scientists mapped wilderness... Read More



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