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  • Govt removes Sushil Muhnot as CMD of Bank of Maharashtra

    1167 days ago
    The government has removed Sushil Muhnot as chairman and managing director (MD) of Bank of Maharashtra,Muhnot was to retire on September 30. Ravindra Marathe, has been executive director of Bank of India, has taken charge as CEO and MD of the bank on Monday. He was earlier expected to join the bank on October 1. Prior to joining Bank of India, Marathe was general manager at Bank of Baroda.
    This is one of the rare instance where government has removed CMD of a bank. Sources say that... Read More

    Colombia FARC sign Historic Pact ending year Civil War

    1167 days ago
    The Colombian Government and left-wing FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels have signed a historic agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war. The agreement was signed by President Juan Manuel Santos and rebel leader Timoleon Jimenez, known as Timochenko at the ceremony in Cartagena.
    Under the deal, the FARC will be relaunched as a political party and will be able to contest elections scheduled to be held in October 2016. The agreement comes after four... Read More
    Category: International

    India China hold st high level dialogue to combat terror

    1167 days ago
    India and China have hold the first High Level Dialogue on Counter-terrorism and Security held in Beijing, capital city of China.
    The meeting was co-chaired by R N Ravi, Chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) and Wang Yongqing, Secretary General of Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of China. In the high level dialogue both countries discussed on ways to enhance security and cooperation to combat terror. They exchanged information on respective policies to deal with... Read More
    Category: International

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    India will not attend SAARC Summit in Islamabad MEA

    1167 days ago
    India will not take part in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Islamabad (Pakistan) to be held in November 2016.
    This decision was taken in view of the continuous cross border terrorism by Pakistan which has created environment which is not conducive to successful holding of Summit.
    In this regard, the Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has conveyed to current SAARC Chair Nepal. Besides, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan also have conveyed... Read More

    NASA spots possible Water Plumes Erupting on Jupiter s Moon Europa

    1167 days ago
    The latest finding has given scientists fresh hope that a robotic spacecraft could one day fly past these potential plumes and learn about their contents without having to drill miles deep into the moon's icy shell. Using ultraviolet images taken by Hubble, a space telescope that was launched in 1990, the potential plumes were seen around the southern edge of Europa and appear as dark fingers or patches of possible absorption. They were spotted over the course of 15 months in 2014 when... Read More

    Shimon Peres former Prime Minister of Israel dies

    1167 days ago
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres passed away on 28 September 2016 at Ramat Gan, Israel. He was 93. Peres served twice as Israel's Prime Minister and once as President. Shimon Peres : Shimon Peres was born on 2 August 1923 at Wiszniew, Poland. He served as the ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2014.He served twice as the Prime Minister of Israel and twice as Interim Prime Minister.His first high-level government position was as Deputy Director-General of Defence in 1952, and... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Uttam Singh to be honoured with Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement

    1167 days ago
    Veteran music director and violinist Uttam Singh was named for the 2016 Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement of the Maharashtra Government on 27 September 2016. The award carries a citation, a trophy and 500000 rupees in cash. Uttam Singh : Born on 25 May 1948, Uttam Singh has worked as a violinist, music arranger and music director for many Bollywood films.He worked as a music arranger for Ilaiyaraaja in numerous Tamil films before establishing himself as an independent... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    US appoints Jeffrey DeLaurentis as first Cuban Ambassador in years

    1167 days ago
    The United States has appointed its first Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis to Cuba in 55 on 27 September 2016. The two countries broke off relations in 1961 after the communist revolution. He was appointed to the post by President Barack Obama, who said that it was a step towards a more normal and productive relationship. He said that there was no better qualified public servant. But this appointment will need an approval from the Republican-led Senate, which has opposed to his dealings with... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Indira Gandhi International Airport becomes first in Asia Pacific region to achieve carbon neutral status

    1167 days ago
    The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has announced that the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has become the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve carbon neutral status  on 27 September 2016. DIAL is a GMR Group-led consortium which manages and operates IGI airport. The announcement on the carbon neutral status was made by Airports Council International (ACI) during the Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate presentation ceremony held in Montreal,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Gurgaon officially renamed Gurugram

    1167 days ago
    The Union Government has given its approval to change the name of Gurgaon to ‘Gurugram’. With this both the city as well as the district of Gurgaon would be known as Gurugram. It was announced by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar after presiding over the first meeting of the State-level ‘Swarna Jayanti Celebrations Committee’ at Panchkula. Gurugram is the mythological name derived from Guru Dronacharya, the master of archery in Mahabharata who groomed the Pandavas and... Read More

    Cuba Russia sign Agreement on Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation

    1167 days ago
    Russia and Cuba have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of peaceful atomic energy use. The agreement was signed between Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom and Cuba’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment in Vienna. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of International 60th Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference held in Vienna, capital city of Austria.  The deal lays down the basis for further cooperation in different fields from agriculture to... Read More
    Category: International

    Freedom Fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh s th birth anniversary observed across India

    1167 days ago
    India is observing the 109th birth anniversary of revolutionary socialist Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Born on 28 September 1907, Bhagat Singh was an influential figure in the Indian independence movement. Bhagat Singh : The revolutionary freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh, was born in Banga village of Faisalabad district (previously called Lyallpur) in the Punjab province (now in Pakistan) in 1907. He was born into a Jat Sikh family which had earlier been involved in revolutionary activities against the... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Official Emblem launched for FIFA U World Cup India

    1167 days ago
    The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 unveiled the Official Emblem for the event on 27 September 2016. The FIFA U-17 World Cup will be India’s first international football event. The FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 will be held in six venues across the country during October 2017. The emblem of the first-ever FIFA tournament in India was designed as a celebration of the country’s richness and diversity of cultures. The logo includes elements of... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Global Competitiveness Report released by World Economic Forum India moves to th spot

    1167 days ago
    World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2016-2017. The report assesses the competitiveness landscape of 138 economies. The 2016-17 report comes out in the context of persistent slow growth and a near-term outlook that is fraught with renewed uncertainty fueled by continued geopolitical turmoil, financial market fragility, and sustained high debt levels in emerging markets. Despite unorthodox monetary policy, global GDP growth has fallen from levels of... Read More
    Category: International

    Vijay Goel to unveil BRICS football tournament logo at Goa

    1167 days ago
    The first BRICS Under-17 football tournament, a Government of India initiative, is being held in Goa in October 2016 and its logo will be unveiled by the Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Vijay Goel, at the Bambolim Stadium on September 26. This tournament will be played among the five BRICS member nations- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The dates of the tournament have been fixed in coordination with the major event, the Eighth Annual BRICS Summit, which is... Read More

    Vinod Sivappa elected new president of UPASI

    1167 days ago
    The United Planters' Association of Southern India's (UPASI's) members have elected D Vinod Sivappa as the new president of the association for 2016-17. Sivappa’s family has been in the coffee growing business for more than 160 years. He was on the Committees of Codagu Planters’ Association and was also the chairman of the Karnataka Planters’ Association. Further, T Jayaram was elected as vice-president of UPASI for the year 2016-17. Jayaram, an agricultural... Read More
    Category: Persons

    DCB Bank launches its own UPI app

    1167 days ago
    Private sector lender DCB Bank on has announced the launch of Unified Payment Interface (UPI) application. DCB UPI app provides a convenient payment method for customers to send and receive funds anytime, anywhere, from their smart phones. A DCB UPI user only needs the beneficiary's phone number registered with the bank and the beneficiary bank's name to get or send funds.
    UPI is likely to create a significant change in the way transactions are done, especially peer-to-peer... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    China deploys robot for security at Shenzhen airport

    1167 days ago
    China for the first time has deployed a robot to maintain security at one of its busiest airports in Guangdong Province.
    The Anbot, a security robot has been hired for its first job at the Shenzhen airport where it can be seen making round-the-clock patrols through the departure hall in Terminal 3, state-run People's Daily reported. The robot's face has a digital display and a high-definition camera to take pictures of travellers at one of the country's busiest airports for... Read More

    Uttar Pradesh Bihar have India s youngest population

    1167 days ago
    Uttar Pradesh and Bihar's populations have the lowest median ages-or youngest populations-in India while Kerala and Tamil Nadu have the highest median ages, according to Census 2011 data, compiled by Bengaluru-based think tank Takshashila Institution. The median age in India rose from 22.51 years in 2001 to 24 years in 2011, according to Census data. The median age of India's population will be 37 years in 2050 - lower than that of China, which will have a median age of 46 years, but... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Kerala Tourism organised Spice Route Culinary Festival

    1167 days ago
    Kerala tourism and UNESCO's cooking competition, a contest of chefs as unique as that at the Spice Route Culinary Festival required judging parameters just as creative, the competition's jury said.
    With such a novel festival and a very specific theme, the standard rules had to be tweaked to help create a relatively level playing field for the cuisines of the 15 different countries that took part,said Chef Vijay Nagpal, who chaired the jury. Kerala tourism and UNESCO must be... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Tripura Legislative Assembly ratifies GST Bill

    1167 days ago
    The Tripura Legislative Assembly has unanimously ratified the Constitutional Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST). With this, Tripura becomes the 22nd state after Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to pass the crucial legislation.  Tripura Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha moved a resolution to ratify the Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill. The 122nd Constitutional Amendment Bill was passed by the Parliament on August 8, marking a historic step towards tax reforms in India. As many as... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurates six major Railway projects

    1167 days ago
    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has inaugurated six major Railway projects in Kerala including the dedication of the newly-built 9.6-km long Tiruvalla-Chengannur double line which would ease the heavy rail traffic congestion in the Ernakulam-Kottayam-Kayamkulam section. Prabhu said that the Ministry of Railways has chalked out comprehensive plan for the development of Railway through PPP and joint venture with state governments. Prabhu also inaugurated infrastructure facilities at Kozhikode,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    World Bank reappoints Jim Yong Kim for second term as President

    1167 days ago
    Executive Directors of the World Bank has agreed unanimously to reappoint Jim Yong Kim to a second five-year term as President of the World Bank Group on 27 September 2016, beginning 1 July 2017.   The Board noted that in the first year of Kim’s leadership, which began in July 2012, shareholders endorsed two ambitious new goals for the institution. They were: Elimination of extreme poverty by 2030, and Promotion of shared prosperity. These new initiatives boosted the income growth... Read More
    Category: International

    World Rabies Day observed with theme Rabies Educate Vaccinate Eliminate

    1167 days ago
    World Rabies Day was observed on 28 September 2016. The theme for World Rabies Day is Rabies: Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate. The day is annually celebrated to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating the disease. The theme of the day emphasises on the two crucial actions that communities can do to prevent rabies. It also reflects the global target to eliminate all human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by 2030. In addition, 28 September also marks the... Read More
    Category: International



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