Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 22 September 2016

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 22 September 2016

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22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: International

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

22 September 2016

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,... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Business & Economy

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

22 September 2016

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,... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Persons

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Business & Economy

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Sports

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Business & Economy

22 September 2016

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... Read More

category: Bills & Acts

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