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  • CCEA approves winding up of Hindustan Diamond Company Private Limited

    1172 days ago
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for initiating the process of winding up of Hindustan Diamond Company Private Limited (HDCPL).
    The winding up of HDCPL will not affect supply of rough diamonds to Indian diamantaires as Indian diamond industry has grown in these years.  Besides, the HDCPL had become inconsistent with changing times to facilitate the constant supply of rough diamonds and to make India an International Diamond Trading... Read More

    Incredible India Tourism Investors Summit begins in New Delhi

    1172 days ago
    The Incredible India Tourism Investors Summit (IITIS) 2016 has begun in New Delhi after it was inaugurated by Union Finance Minster Arun Jaitley. The three day summit has been organized by the Union Ministry of Tourism in association with Tourism Finance Corporation of India (TFCI) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). IITIS will provide a common platform for domestic and international investors to meet project owners from across Indian states and the private sector.
    It will host... Read More

    MS Dhoni named captain of India s all time Test XI by Wisden

    1172 days ago
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni was named the captain of the all-time India Test XI chosen by cricket magazine Wisden in the third week of September 2016. Dhoni has received the honours ahead of Sourav Ganguly and Mohammad Azharuddin. The openers in the team are Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag, followed by Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, all-rounder Kapil Dev and Dhoni. Veteran Indian all-rounder Kapil Dev along with Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan have been named as pacers, while... Read More
    Category: Sports

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    CCEA approves crore rupees Capital Grant for GAIL pipeline project

    1172 days ago
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the partial capital grant of 5176 crore rupees to GAIL (India) Limited for development of 2539 km long Jagdishpur-Haidia and Bokaro-Dhamra Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project on 21 September 2016. This grant is 40 percent of the total estimated capital cost of 12940 crore rupees. JHBDPL project will connect Eastern part of the country with National Gas Grid.  It will ensure the availability of clean and eco-friendly fuel i.e.... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Girish Chandra Gupta sworn in as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court

    1172 days ago
    Justice Girish Chandra Gupta was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on 22 September 2016. West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi administered the oath of office to Justice Gupta at the Raj Bhavan. Justice Gupta replaced Manjula Chellur, who has taken over as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court. Justice Gupta was functioning as the acting Chief Justice of the high court since 22 August 2016 after Chellur's transfer. It is after 30 years that a sitting judge of the Calcutta... Read More

    BPCL lifts title of Obaidullah Khan Heritage Cup Hockey Tournament

    1172 days ago
    The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) has lifted the title of the Obaidullah Khan Heritage Cup Hockey Tournament on 21 September 2016. In the final clash at Aishbagh Stadium in Bhopal, BPCL defeated Railways by 3-0. The match was decided by penalty shoot-outs as both the teams scored one goal each till the end of prescribed time. Air India got the third place in the Tournament. It defeated ONGC in a match played to decide third place. Winning team received 51 lakh rupees. Man of the... Read More
    Category: Sports

    India Samoa tax information exchange agreement approved

    1172 days ago
    The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing and ratification of agreement between India and Samoa for the exchange of information with respect to Taxes on 21 September 2016. This agreement will stimulate the flow of exchange of information between the two nations for tax purposes which will help curb tax evasion and tax avoidance. As of now, there are no financial implications between the two nations. Only in the event of extraordinary costs exceeding 500 US dollars, the same will be... Read More
    Category: International

    Democrats and Dissenters authored by Ramachandra Guha released

    1172 days ago
    Book titled Democrats and Dissenters authored by Ramachandra Guha was released in September 2016. The book is a work of rigorous scholarship on topics of compelling contemporary interest, written with elegance and wit. Democrats and Dissenters covers a wide range of themes: from the varying national projects of India’s neighbours to political debates within India itself, from the responsibilities of writers to the complex relationship between democracy and violence. It has essays... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Kerala to oppose sanction for GM mustard

    1173 days ago
    The Kerala government has objected to Genetically-Modified (GM) mustard being considered for commercial cultivation in India. We are not for AGM mustard as it has been proved to be unhealthy. We will inform the Centre that this should not be given the nod for it to be cultivated in India.Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told. This is the first time that the Kerala government has openly expressed its concern about GM mustard.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Gautam Adani unveils world s largest solar power plant in Tamil Nadu

    1173 days ago
    Adani Green Energy, part of the Adani Group, has dedicated to the nation the world's largest 648-mw solar power plant in Tamil Nadu entailing an investment of Rs 4,550 crore.
    The solar power plant, producing 648 mw at a single location, was formally dedicated to the nation . The plant is set up at Kamuthi, Ramanathapuram, in Tamil Nadu with an investment of Rs 4,550 crore. It is part of the state government's ambitious target of generating 3,000 mw as per the solar energy policy... Read More

    The two day North East Connectivity Summit held in Agartala

    1173 days ago
    The North East Connectivity Summit 2016 in Agartala also features a special Pre Summit Conclave on 21st September, 2016 which will mobilize industry and government and catalyze investment promotion in the state through policy debate, B2B and G2B meets and focused sessions on development and investments. Highlighting the opportunities in infrastructure and other potential areas like Tourism, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Food Processing, etc. Apart from focusing on improving... Read More

    V K Sharma takes additional charge as LIC Chairman

    1173 days ago
    State-run life insurance behemoth LIC said managing director V K Sharma has taken additional charge as chairman, replacing S K Roy who was relieved of his duties. Roy resigned in June, nearly two years ahead of his retirement. Sharma has been serving as the managing director of the company since November 2013. Having joined the body as a direct recruit officer in 1981, Sharma has served as the chief executive of its mortgage subsidiary LIC Housing Finance and zonal manager in charge of the... Read More
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    New ED for Syndicate Bank

    1173 days ago
    SS Mallikarjuna Rao has taken charge as executive director of Syndicate Bank. Prior to joining the bank, Rao was General Manager and CFO of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), looking after alternate delivery channels, marketing and publicity.
    He started his career as probationary officer in Bank of Maharashtra in 1985.
    He has been a professional banker for over 31 years.
    Syndicate Bank is one of the oldest and major commercial banks of India. It was founded by T M A Pai, Upendra... Read More
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    Government approves highway projects worth Rs crore

    1173 days ago
    The central government has approved nine highway projects at a cost of Rs 2,600.31 crore. The projects, cleared by the Standing Finance Committee (SFC), includes Rehabilitation and Up-gradation of Allahabad-Mirzapur section (Km 400.878 to Km 450) of NH-76 in Uttar Pradesh to two-lane at the total project cost of Rs 241.37 crores. Construction of two-lane with paved shoulder of Pilibhit-Puranpur section from Km 0.000 to Km 38.000 (excluding Tiger reserve area from Km 20.200 to Km 23.400) of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Facebook appoints Anand Chandrasekaran for its Messenger app

    1173 days ago
    Social networking giant Facebook has appointed former chief product officer at Snapdeal and Bharti Airtel, Anand Chandrasekaran for its Messenger platform. In a global role, Chandrasekaran will be working out of the Silicon Valley headquarters of the company and will help develop strategies and partnerships for the platform that already boasts of a billion users globally.
    Facebook is a for-profit corporation and online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park,... Read More

    ADB approves million loan for Vizag Chennai industrial corridor

    1173 days ago
    Multilateral funding agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $631 million loan for building India’s first coastal industrial corridor between Visakhapatnam (Vizag) and Chennai.
    The fund will help develop the first key 800-km section of the planned 2,500-km East Coast Economic Corridor. The coastal industrial corridor is expected to boost development on eastern coast of India and enable seamless trade links with other parts of Southeast and South Asia. The total cost of the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Union Cabinet approves submarine OFC connectivity between Chennai and Andaman Nicobar Islands

    1173 days ago
    The Union Cabinet has given its approval for provision of a direct communication link through a dedicated submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) between Chennai (mainland India) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
    The submarine OFC will connect mainland with Port Blair and five other islands viz. Little Andaman, Havelock, Car Nicobar, Kamorta and Great Nicobar. The estimated cost of the project is 1102.38 crore rupees including operational expenses for 5 years. The project will be be... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Union Cabinet approves merging of Rail budget with Union Budget

    1173 days ago
    The Union Cabinet has approved the proposals of Ministry of Finance to merge of Railway budget with the General budget.
    Merger of Railway Budget with the General Budget will be effective from the Budget 2017-18.  It will end 92-year-old tradition as the presentation of separate Railway budget started in year 1924.
    Since then it has continued after independence as a convention rather than under Constitutional provisions. The merger has been approved with the following... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs



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