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  • His Bloody Project authored by Graeme Macrae Burnet shortlisted for Man Booker prize

    September 16, 2016
    Novel titled His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet was in news in September 2016. It came in news after being shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker prize. His Bloody Project, a crime thriller, narrates a story in which a triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to arrest of a young man, Roderick Macrae. It talks about a memoir by the accused that makes it clear that he is guilty; however, the country’s finest legal and psychiatric minds fails to uncover what... Read More

    International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer observed across the world

    September 16, 2016
    The 2016 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was observed across the world on 16 September 2016.
    The theme for the year 2016 is Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united. The theme for the 2016 International Ozone Day recognizes the collective efforts of the parties to the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol towards the restoration of the ozone layer over the past three decades and the global commitment to combat climate change. The UN General Assembly... Read More
    Category: International

    Barack Obama designates first US Marine National Monument in Atlantic Ocean

    September 16, 2016
    The United States President Barack Obama has designated the country’s first marine national monument on 15 September 2016, Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, in the Atlantic Ocean.The monument aims at protecting fragile deep-sea ecosystems off the coast of New England. The announcement was made by the American president at the third annual Our Ocean Conference in Washington DC. The Conference is hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry. The Conference focuses on... Read More
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    UIDAI bans sharing of Aadhaar details

    September 16, 2016
    In a step to ensure that the details of Aadhaar is not misused, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) asked agencies in possession of Aadhaar number of an individual to not publish or post the information publicly. It said that the agencies will have to ensure security and confidentiality of the 12-digit resident identification number under the Aadhaar Act. The core biometric information, collected by the Authority, cannot be shared with anyone for any reason.Any violation of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    BHVS Narayana Murthy appointed Director of Research Centre Imarat

    September 16, 2016
    BHVS Narayana Murthy, an expert in Avionics, in the second week of September 2016 was appointed as Director of Research Centre Imarat (RCI). The RCI is a premiere Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratory located in Hyderabad. BHVS Narayana Murthy : BHVS Narayana Murthy has made contributions towards design, development and delivery of onboard computers, Missile launch processors, real-time mission software etc. in the last 30 years.He is an alumnus of NIT, Warangal. For... Read More

    India signs MoU with Sri Lanka to support fishermen and farmers

    September 16, 2016
    India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support livelihood of the fishing and farming communities in Hambantota district of Sri Lanka on 15 September 2016. The project envisages gift of equipment and tools such as grub hoes, bicycles, life jackets and sewing machines, worth 300 million SLR, to the fishing and farming communities in Hambantota district. Part of the grant is expected to be used for developing fisheries villages under a national programme. More than... Read More
    Category: International

    Vice President Ansari to represent India at NAM Summit

    September 16, 2016
    Vice-President Hamid Ansari will be representing India at the upcoming 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to be held at Margarita Island in Venezuela from September 17-18. This will be the second time that the Prime Minister of India will not be representing the country at the Summit. India is one of the founding members of the Non Aligned Movement and India hosted the 7th NAM Summit in 1983 in New Delhi. The last NAM Summit was hosted by Iran in 2012. The Summit is expected to... Read More

    Axis Bank BHU team up for banking courses

    September 16, 2016
    Private sector Axis Bank has tied up with Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to offer specialised banking courses.
    The bank along with the Faculty of Commerce at BHU will develop the design and curriculum of courses, besides deciding on e-learning modules, structure and courseware. The courses will be designed to introduce the students to functioning of banking industry in India and to academically and vocationally prepare them for corporate world.
    The bank will conduct lectures through... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Aleksander Ceferin named new UEFA president

    September 16, 2016
    Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) elected Aleksander Ceferin to succeed Michel Platini as president. The 48-year-old succeeds former France international Michel Platini, who resigned after being banned from all football activity last year. Ceferin will take on the remainder of Platini's term of office, until 2019. The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely... Read More
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    Nawazuddin appointed brand ambassador of UP farmers scheme

    September 16, 2016
    The Uttar Pradesh government has appointed Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the brand ambassador of its flagship programme 'Samajwadi Kisan Beema Yojana', a scheme aimed at insuring farmers. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced this at a function at his official residence. In the scheme, many facilities like cashless treatment upto Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 1 lakh for organ transplant have been included.  

    Priyanka Chopra among world s highest paid TV actresses

    September 16, 2016
    Priyanka Chopra has become the first Indian star to enter the Forbes list of highest paid television actresses in the world, after starring on American series "Quantico". Priyanka ranks eighth in the coveted list, which has retained American actress Sofia Vergara at the first position fifth year in a row. The 44-year-old Colombian-American actress brought home a whooping $43 million before management fees and taxes, but not all came from her hit TV show "Modern... Read More
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    India declares itself free from bird flu

    September 16, 2016
    India declared itself free from the highly contagious avian influenza (H5N1) or bird flu from 5 September 2016. The declaration was made by the Department of Animal Husbandry under the Agriculture Ministry. The Department in a statement said that it had notified the same to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). However, it also stressed that there is a need for continued surveillance. To make sure that this H5N1 free status is maintained, the union government has asked the chief... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    East Bengal wins Calcutta Football League

    September 16, 2016
    Indian football giants East Bengal won the Calcutta Football League (CFL) for the seventh consecutive time on 16 September 2016. The team defeated Mohammedan Sporting 1-0 at the Kalyani Stadium. East Bengal bettered its own record of winning it six times straight from 1970 to 1975. East Bengal Football Club : East Bengal Football Club is a professional football club, based in Kolkata, West Bengal. East Bengal FC was founded in 1920. It currently competes in the I-League, the top-tier of... Read More
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    Indian American Abraham Verghese selected for National Humanities Medal

    September 16, 2016
    Indian-American physician-author, Abraham Verghese (61) has been selected for the prestigious 2015 National Humanities Medal. President Barack Obama will bestow the honour upon Verghese along with 11 others recipient’s at a ceremony to be held in Washington on 21st September 2016. He has been selected for the prestigious award for reminding us that the patient is the centre of the medical enterprise. Abraham Verghese  : He was born in Ethiopia to parents from Kerala who had worked... Read More
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