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  • RBI approves Rs crore CCL for paddy procurement in Punjab

    September 27, 2016
    The Reserve Bank has given approval to Rs 26,000-crore cash credit limit (CCL) for purchasing paddy in poll-bound Punjab, which came as a relief for SAD-BJP combine that struggled hard in the past for release of funds to buy foodgrain. RBI has given its approval for the Rs 26,000 crore of CCL for procuring paddy from Punjab. Paddy procurement in Punjab will commence from October 1 and the state is expecting procurement of 150 lakh tonne of crop from the state. RBI's approval for CCL... Read More

    Japan to host Asian Games Olympic Council of Asia

    September 27, 2016
    Japan’s Aichi prefecture and its capital city Nagoya were confirmed as co-hosts of the 2026 Asian Games , adding yet another major event to the country’s bulging international sports calendar. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) formally endorsed the bid after Aichi Prefecture governor Hideaki Ohumra and Nagoya city mayor Takashi Kawamura presented their joint offering to the OCA General Assembly in Danang, which is currently hosting the fifth Asian Beach Games. The OCA had... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Union Government decides to suspend talks on Indus Waters Treaty

    September 27, 2016
    The Union Government has decided to suspend all talks on India-Pakistan Indus Waters Treaty in the wake of the Uri attack.
    Decision in this regard was taken by meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It was attended by National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, Water Resources Secretary and senior PMO officials. Highlights  : No review or abrogation of the Indus Waters Treaty. Decision to utilise water under India’s share to fullest.... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    New species of ground dwelling lizard discovered in Mumbai

    September 27, 2016
    A new species of a ground-dwelling lizard has been discovered in Goregaon's Aarey Colony and Thane's Badlapur forested belts. The species has been named after a Bengaluru-based scientist Varad Giri. The species is discovered 130 years after the last such gecko was discovered. The findings on the new species were published in the third week of September 2016 in the international scientific journal Zootaxa. New lizard species : The new species is named as Cyrtodactylus Varadgirii or... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Agriculture Minister lays foundation stone of Gokul Gram at Mathura

    September 27, 2016
    Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh laid the foundation stone of a Gokul Gram at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh for the conservation and development of native cattle breeds. On the occasion, he also announced setting up of 14 such Grams across the country as part of the Rashtriya Gokul Mission. Gokul Gram will work as a centre for development of native breed cattle and will also supplement resources of cattle farmers in breeding areas. Besides, the agriculture minister also inaugurated a waste... Read More

    World Tourism Day observed with theme Tourism for All promoting universal accessibility

    September 27, 2016
    World Tourism Day 2016 was observed across the world on 27 September 2016. The theme of the World Tourism Day 2016 is Tourism for All - promoting universal accessibility. The theme for the year promotes accessible tourism for all to create environments that can cater for the needs of all of us, whether we are travelling or staying at home. The official World Tourism Day 2016 celebrations will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. World Tourism Day is held annually on 27 September with purpose to... Read More
    Category: International

    Google launches instant messaging mobile app Allo

    September 27, 2016
    Google has launched its latest mobile chat application, Allo, along with Google Assistant that can be used in online conversations with friends . The messaging app, which is available for Android and the iPhone, has similar features to most other messaging applications. In Allo, messages are not encrypted end-to-end by default. However, the messages can be switched to an incognito mode to do so and set how long they exist before they are deleted. Highlights of Google Allo :  Allo's... Read More

    Puducherry Government decides to waive off all farm loans

    September 27, 2016
    Puducherry Government has decided to write off all farm loans taken from co-operative Banks in the Union Territory on 26 September 2016. As per the decision, the principal loan amount, interest and penal interest of all farmers will be waived off. The measure will cost the state Exchequer 20 crore rupees and benefit about 7000 farmers of the Union Territory.
    The decision was taken during the cabinet meet. It is based on the poll promises of the Congress-DMK government. The cabinet also... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Sathiyan Gnanasekaran wins Belgium Open title of Table Tennis

    September 27, 2016
    Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has won the Belgium Open title of the table tennis in the men’s singles category.
    This was his first his first pro title. In the final match played at De Haan in Belgium, he defeated defeating local player Nuytinck Cedric 4-0 score in the final with 15-13, 11-6, 11-2, 17-15. With this victory, he becomes only the second Indian table tennis player to win an ITTF event.
    Achanta Sharath Kamal was the first Indian table tennis player to win an... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh presented Antyodaya Krishi Puraskar

    September 27, 2016
    Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh gave away Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Antyodaya Krishi Puruskars to 12 farmers for their contribution in the agriculture sector on 25 September 2016. They were felicitated during a function at the birth place of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay in Mathura. Winners of the award National Award for the year 2016 : Krishna Yadav, an enterprising lady farmer from, Dinpur, Najafgarh, New Delhi for her outstanding achievements in the processing and value addition... Read More

    International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons observed

    September 27, 2016
    International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons was observed on 26 September 2016. The Day provides an occasion for the world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as a high priority. It also provides an opportunity to educate the public and their leaders about the real benefits of eliminating such weapons, and the social and economic costs of perpetuating them. As per a report of United Nations, some 15000 nuclear weapons are available in the... Read More
    Category: International

    India wins historic th Test by runs against New Zealand

    September 27, 2016
    India has defeated New Zealand by 197-run to win its historic 500th cricket test match in Kanpur on 26 September 2016. On the fifth and final day of the match at Green Park, India bowled out the visitors for 236 in their second innings, shortly after Lunch, after setting them an improbable target of 434. The victory, which is India's 88th on home turf, gave them a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series. With this win, India has taken their unbeaten tally on home soil to 11 matches. On the other... Read More
    Category: Sports

    September World Pharmacists Day

    September 27, 2016
    World Pharmacists Day was  Celebrated on 25 Sept 2016. World Pharmacists Day was the brainchild of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), with the council of this organization voting to establish the event in the late 2000s during a conference they staged in Istanbul, Turkey.
    The 2016 World Pharmacists Day theme is for 2016 it is ‘Pharmacists: Caring for you’. The aim of the day is to bring attention to pharmacies and the positive benefits they offer when it... Read More
    Category: International

    September World Rivers Day

    September 27, 2016
    World Rivers Day takes place on September 25, 2016. World Rivers Day is a global celebration of the world's waterways, observed every last Sunday in September.  Rivers may make up only about 0.2 percent of all the fresh water worldwide but their importance is priceless.
    This day encourages citizens to get actively involved to ensure the future health of our rivers. World Rivers Day : Rivers everywhere are being impacted by a multitude of threats.
    It is up to all of us to... Read More
    Category: International

    Samruddhi Cooperative Bank RuPay Card Launched

    September 27, 2016
    Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and Chairperson of Samruddhi Cooperative Bank Kanchan Gadkari has launched the lender's first-ever RuPay Card in central India.
    The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) in a short span facilitated the launch of RuPay Card and it has reached to small co-operative bank like Samruddhi. Kanchan, wife of Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, said the bank has fixed deposits worth Rs 43 crore and has disbursed loan to the tune of Rs... Read More

    International airport to come up at Purandar Pune

    September 27, 2016
    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that a team of Airports Authority of India has given final approval to a proposed site for the Pune International Airport in Purandar tehsil of the district. The team of AAI, which had conducted feasibility survey of proposed land in Purandar tehsil, has given its approval and AAI has agreed that the land is suitable. Since the approval has come, we will now start the further process and we are happy that the local people too are positive... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India International Tea Convention to be held at Ooty

    September 27, 2016
    The seventh edition of India International Tea Convention (IITC 2016) will be held at Ooty from September 22 to 24.
    Hosted by United Planters Association of Southern India (UPASI), Tea Board and the Consultative Committee of Plantation Associations in association with the Indian Tea Exporters' Association (ITEA), the South India Tea Exporters Association (SITEA) and Federation of All India Tea Traders Association (FAITTA).
    UPASI President N.Dharmaraj said the convention, which is... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    World War II bombs found in Nagaland

    September 27, 2016
    Kohima police has  recovered two bombs of the World War II era from PR Hill Colony, Nagaland. The bombs were found from an ongoing construction site by the labourers after which the police were informed. The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad reached the spot and the bombs were safely removed 
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Anurag Srivastava appoints Ambassador of India to the Republic of Djibouti

    September 27, 2016
    Shri Anurag Srivastava IFS (1999) presently Ambassador of India to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Djibouti, with residence in Addis Ababa.
    He is expected to take up the assignment shortly. Ethiopia officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa. It shares a border with Eritrea to the north and northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to... Read More
    Category: Persons

    IRDAI slaps Rs lakh penalty on SBI Life Insurance Co

    September 27, 2016
    Regulator Irdai has imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh onSBI Life Insurance Company for violations of various norms, including guidelines on accepting business from a corporate agent after the expiry of licence.
    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority ofIndia (Irdai) said that the inspection report of the corporate agent Bonanza Assurance Advisors indicated that it had done 621 policies after expiry of licence. Authority renewed the expired licence of the corporate agent from a... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Ajay Singh elected BFI president

    September 27, 2016
    Uttarakhand’s Ajay Singh was elected president of the Boxing Federation of India, and the Mumbai-based Jay Kowli won the post of secretary-general as the election process for the office-bearers of the new National federation was completed. Ajay Singh, who polled 49 out of the 64 votes cast, defeated Rohit Jain (15 votes) in the contest for the president’s post. Kowli polled 48 votes, ahead of Lenny D’Gama (12) and Rakesh Thakran (4). Hemanta Kumar Kalita was elected... Read More
    Category: Sports



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