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  • UN Security Council adopts resolution on nuclear non proliferation and nuclear disarmament

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    The UN Security Council has approved a resolution urging quick global implementation of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban treaty that would ban tests of nuclear weapons on 23 September 2016. With 14 votes in favour and one abstention (Egypt), the resolution welcomed progress made towards universalization of the Treaty, noting that 183 States have signed the Treaty and 166 States have deposited their instruments of ratification. US Secretary of State John Kerry invoked North Korea's latest... Read More

    Andhra Bank ties up with Cigna TTK Reliance General Insurance

    1174 days ago
    Andhra Bank has entered into corporate agency agreements with Cigna TTK Company Ltd, and Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd for providing health and general insurance respectively, to its customers.
    The tie-up with both the insurance companies will immensely benefit the customers by providing alternatives in choosing products. These partnerships will provide mutual benefit to the bank and insurance companies in tapping the potential in the market and also help in increasing the... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Sanjiv Singh is new Chairman of IOC

    1174 days ago
    Sanjiv Singh will be the new Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, the nation’s largest company. Singh, 56, who is currently Director of Refineries at IOC, was selected for the top job after government head hunters Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) interviewed eight candidates. Besides Singh, PESB interviewed Oil India Director HR and Business Development Biswajit Roy and four executive directors of IOC. Singh, who has been Director of Refineries at IOC since July 1, 2014,... Read More
    Category: Persons

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    Union Government to launch Mission Parivar Vikas for improved family planning services

    1174 days ago
    The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is going to launch Mission Parivar Vikas for improved family planning services in 145 High Focus districts in seven states.  The objective of mission is to accelerate access to high quality family planning choices based on information, reliable services and supplies within a rights-based framework. hese districts are located in the seven high focus states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Assam.... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India and Russia joint military exercise Indra begins

    1174 days ago
    The eighth edition of joint military exercise ‘Indra-2016’ between India and Russia has begun in Russian city of Vladivostok.
    The main focus of this edition of bilateral military exercise is on Counter-Terrorism Operations in semi mountainous and jungle terrain under United Nations Mandate. The eleven days bilateral military exercise seeks to achieve interoperability in joint operations. Troops from both sides would acquaint themselves with the respective approach to such... Read More

    PM approves constitution of two committees for birth centenary of Pt Deendayal Upadhyay

    1174 days ago
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the constitution of two committees for the commemoration of the birth centenary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay on 23 September 2016. Modi will head the 149 member National Committee while Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 23 member Executive Committee. Former Prime Ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee and H.D. Deve Gowda, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Manohar Parrikar, former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani and BJP... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    L T bags million Vietnam ship order

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    Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has landed a $99.7-million contract from Vietnam Border Guard to design, construct and supply high-speed patrol vessels. The contract also provides for L&T to transfer design and technology along with supply of equipment and material kits for construction of follow-on vessels at a Vietnam shipyard. The high-speed patrol vessels are purpose-built for controlling and protecting sea security and sovereignty, detecting illegal activities such as smuggling, and... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Childhood cancer awareness exhibition at Taj Mahal

    1174 days ago
    A first-of-its-kind exhibition on childhood cancer awareness will be held at the iconic Taj Mahal here from September 25 to 27.
    The exhibition 'CanKids-Kidscan' is being organised by National Society for Change for Childhood Cancer in India, a non-profit organisation providing holistic care and healing touch to thousands of cancer-affected children. The exhibition will also include 'Chalo Chalein Taj programme' under which around 1,500 cancer-affected children and their... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India ranked among countries in health study

    1174 days ago
    A global study on a range of health indicators released today has ranked India 143rd among 188 countries, citing various challenges, including mortality rates, malaria hygiene and air pollution.
    India was ranked 143rd, below Comoros and Ghana," the first annual assessment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) health performance published in the Lancet and launched at a special event at the UN General Assembly in New York . India was placed just ahead of Pakistan and Bangladesh which... Read More
    Category: International

    Vijay Kelkar elected president of ISI

    1174 days ago
    Former petroleum secretary Vijay Kelkar has been elected president of the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).
    Kelkar succeeded former RBI governor C Rangarajan. He was elected at the general body meeting of the institute, which functions under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.  

    Tamil film Visaranai is India s official entry for Oscars

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    Tamil film director Vetrimaran's 'Visaranai' will be India's official entry in the Foreign Language film category at the Academy Awards 2017.
    The film, which highlights atrocities committed by the police, had earlier won three National Film awards - best feature film in Tamil, best supporting actor for Samuthirakani and best editing for Kishore Te - in India.
    Visaranai' was selected out of the 29 films that were in the race .The crime-thriller, produced by... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Flipkart becomes st e commerce in India to cross million customers

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    India's largest online marketplace Flipkart becomes 1st ecommerce in India to cross 100 million customers,coming close on the heels of crossing 75 million users in March 2016. These users are registered across desktop website, mobile application and mobile websites.
    Flipkart becomes the first company to reach this milestone in a single country outside the United States and China. This landmark was crossed just six months after hitting the 75 million registered users mark in March 2016... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Tamil Nadu Govt allots Rs crore for Thaaliku Thangam scheme

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    Tamil Nadu government has allotted Rs 204 crore towards the implementation of enhanced gold scheme under a marriage assistance programme.
    Rs 204 crore has been allotted for 'Thaaliku Thangam' (Gold for Mangalsutra) scheme for the year 2016-17 to benefit 12,500 women. The scheme involves providing marriage assistance and gold for daughters of poor parents and widows among others to make 'thaali.'  Assistance of Rs 25,000 for beneficiaries who have passed Class X and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Ritu Rani retires from international hockey

    1174 days ago
    Former Indian women’s hockey captain Ritu Rani has retired from international hockey after being deeply hurt following her axing from the Rio Olympics-bound squad. The 24-year-old midfielder, it seems, hasn’t been able to come to terms with her axing from the Olympics squad and hence decided to call time on her international career.
    under her captaincy the team qualified for the Olympics after 36 years after finishing fifth in the 2014–15 Women's FIH Hockey World... Read More
    Category: Sports

    HDFC Airtel SBI most valued brands

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    Banks and auto brands dominate the list of top 10 of the 50 most valuable brands in India. HDFC Bank held on to the top spot, three years in a row and improved its value by 15 per cent to become the most valued brand at around Rs 84,000 crore. It is also among the top 10 risers for 2016.
    Airtel and State Bank of India too kept their second and third spots although valuations dropped by 10 and 32 per cent respectively.
    The third annual BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Indian Brands report... Read More

    President Mukherjee PM Modi launch Vice President Ansari s book

    1174 days ago
    President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister NarendraModi has launched Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari's book titled "Citizen and Society" at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. The volume being released here is a collection of memorial or anniversary lectures, convocation addresses and speeches on specific themes and occasions. My endeavour in each was to ascertain and dilate upon a theme pertaining to the citizen body. These of necessity cover polity, identity, empowerment,... Read More
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    Delhi government raised Doctors retirement age to

    1174 days ago
    Delhi government has increased the retirement age of doctors working in its hospitals to 65 years. Earlier, the retirement age of doctors was 62 on 23 September 2016.
    Health Department had recently sent a proposal to the Lt Governor to seek his approval. The LG has given his approval to government's proposal to increase the retirement age of doctors. The decision will help the state government to retain experienced doctors for a longer period of time and provide better services in... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Hindi and Urdu writer Reoti Saran Sharma passes away

    1174 days ago
    Reoti Saran Sharma, the renowned Hindi and Urdu writer, playwright and television personality, died in New Delhi on 23 September 2016. He was 92 years. He was a Pioneer in radio plays in All India Radio and was conferred with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2007 for his contribution to theatre (dramatic literature and performance). Reoti Saran Sharma : He penned memorable television serials like Phir Wahi Talaash, Adhikaar, Aur Bhi Gam Hain Zamane Mein, Lena-Dena and The Great Maratha. He... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    IAF successfully fired long range air to air MICA missile from Mirage combat aircraft

    1174 days ago
    Indian Air Force has successfully fired the recently acquired long range air-to-air MICA missile on a manoeuvring target from Mirage-2000 Upgrade combat aircraft on 23 September 2016. A Defence Ministry release said in New Delhi that the missile achieved a direct hit on a target which was much smaller than an actual aircraft and flying at a low altitude. The release said, with the success of this mission by 'Tigers', the first squadron of the force, IAF has become one of the few air... Read More
    Category: Defence

    India US Afghanistan reaffirm shared interest in combating terrorism

    1174 days ago
    India, United States and Afghanistan have reaffirmed their shared interests in combating terrorism and advancing peace and security in the region. In this regard, a trilateral statement was issued after meeting of their delegates in New York on the sidelines of the 71st session of UN General Assembly. Features : Three countries reaffirm their shared interests in advancing peace and security in the region, as well as countering terrorism. They have exchanged views on the situation in... Read More
    Category: International



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