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  • Union Government approves crore rupees for drought affected Maharashtra

    September 29, 2016
    The Union Government has approved assistance of 1269 crore rupees for drought affected Maharashtra on 28 September 2016. Out of the total amount, around 589 crore rupees will be supplementary assistance for damage to Kharif crops and over 679 crore rupees for Rabi crops. The meeting for the Central Assistance to drought affected Maharashtra was chaired by the Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi. The Committee examined the proposal based on the report of the Central Team which visited the... Read More

    Union Cabinet approves India Singapore MoU in the field of Industrial Property Cooperation

    September 29, 2016
    The Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Singapore in the field of Industrial Property Cooperation on 28 September 2016. The MoU will be signed between India's Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) during the visit of Singapore’s Prime Minister to India from 4-7 October 2016.
    Highlights  :  It will enhance bilateral cooperation activities in the arena of... Read More
    Category: International

    Infosys launches e commerce platform Skava Commerce

    September 29, 2016
    Infosys has launched Skava Commerce, a modern, mobile-first and modular e-commerce platform that delivers engaging omni-channel experiences on 28 September 2016. Skava is a Silicon Valley based e-commerce startup which was acquired by Infosys.
    Skava Commerce Platform : The platform can help brick-and-mortar retailers to quickly launch new offerings, improve conversion rates of traffic coming from digital channels without making large investments upfront. It can integrate with existing... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

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    World s first baby born from new procedure using DNA of three people

    September 29, 2016
    The world’s first baby was born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people. The baby was born in Mexico. The baby was born on 6 April 2016 after his Jordanian parents travelled to Mexico where they were cared for by US fertility specialists. The baby was born using the new and controversial technology, called mitochondrial donation, which incorporates DNA from three persons. The five-month-old boy has the usual DNA from his parents, and a small amount of genetic code... Read More

    CCEA approves implementation of Project SAKSHAM

    September 29, 2016
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved ‘Project SAKSHAM’ n 28 September 2016. It is a New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). It will help in integrating system of Central Board of Excise and Customs with the GST network before the roll out in April 2017. The total project cost involved is 2256 crore rupees which will be incurred over a period of seven years. SAKSHAM  : Implementation of Goods... Read More

    Indian to address Organisation of Islamic Countries global youth meet

    September 29, 2016
    In a recognition of the country's Muslim community, the second-largest in the world, an Indian has been invited to attend a prestigious conference of the Organisation of Islamic Countries' Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC).
    Haji Syed Salman Chishty of Dargah Ajmer Sharif has been invited to address the ICYF-DC's Third Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers opening in Istanbul on October 4.
    This is a great honour for India and... Read More
    Category: International

    Sudhir Pratap Singh named new Director General of National Security Guard NSG

    September 29, 2016
    Senior IPS officers Sudhir Pratap Singh has appointed as Directors General of counter-terrorism force National Security Guard (NSG)  Sudhir Pratap Singh, a 1983 batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre, is ADG, Central Reserve Police Force.The CISF is entrusted with responsibility of providing security to national installations including airports.
    Category: Persons

    Union Cabinet approves ratification of the Paris Agreement

    September 29, 2016
    The Union Cabinet has given its approval to ratify the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on 2nd October 2016. The Paris Agreement was adopted by 185 nations in December 2015.  India had signed the agreement in New York in April 2016. So far, 191 countries have signed the agreement. The Paris treaty on Climate Change will come into force when 55 countries contributing to 55 % of total global emission ratify the agreement.
    So far, 61 countries have deposited their instruments of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    IPS officer OP Singh taking over as the new Director General of CISF

    September 29, 2016
    IPS officer O P Singh has appointed as the new Director General of CISF, a paramilitary force tasked to secure vital civil airports, and nuclear and aerospace installations in the country.
    Singh, a 1983-batch officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, who was serving as the Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), was appointed to head the 1.48 lakh-strong force after an order by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet, headed by the Prime Minister on September 23. His tenure is... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Microsoft signs Adobe for Azure cloud computing services

    September 29, 2016
    Tech giants Microsoft and Adobe has announced a major partnership to promote the use of each other's cloud-computing tools among their mutual customers.
    The deal follows a pact last year that linked some Adobe products to Microsoft's customer relationship management tools.
    Cloud-computing, a growing business in which companies increasingly turn to rented, web-based infrastructure to run their software instead of their own back room servers, has a been a showcase of... Read More

    UK Woman Kate McWilliams becomes world s youngest ever commercial airline captain

    September 29, 2016
    A British woman Kate McWilliams become the world's youngest ever commercial airline captain at just 26 years old. Kate McWilliams, with budget carrier easyJet, is based at London's Gatwick Airport. She began flying at the age of 13 in the air cadets before embarking on a training programme at CTC Aviation in Southampton on her 19th birthday. She first became interested in planes after attending an air show at age four. She flies Airbus A319 and A320 planes to around 100 destinations,... Read More
    Category: Persons

    Punjab govt includes few castes in Backward Classes list

    September 29, 2016
    The Punjab Government has approved the inclusion of Gosai/Goswami, Yadav/Aahir and Rabari Communities in the list of Backward Classes of the state. The Cabinet also approved the recommendations of Cabinet sub-committee regarding the settlement of legacy food credit account. The committee recommended that the terms as approved by State Bank of India in its meeting held on September 20 has agreed to reduce the rate of interest from 9.26 per cent to 8.25 per cent. The Cabinet also decided to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Special trees in Delhi to get natural heritage tag

    September 29, 2016
    Sixteen trees native to Aravali and NCR, will soon be notified as "protected" natural heritage, on the lines of recognising special monuments in Delhi.
    Monuments are recognised as 'historical heritage' of the city, but now Delhi government will, officially, recognise trees as 'natural heritage' in the city. Mishra, who is holding interim charge of the Environment Department, says the government has taken the step to highlight the issue of pollution.
    The... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    percent of world s population is breathing unhealthy air WHO

    September 29, 2016
    World Health Organization (WHO) has released its report on pollution, which is extremely worrying on 27 September 2016. The report claims that 92 percent of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. This mean, 9 out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air. Maria Neira, head of the WHO's department of public health and environment, termed the report as a 'public health emergency'. She also urged governments to take up... Read More
    Category: Environment

    ISRO signs MoU with Telangana to provide digital classes

    September 29, 2016
    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Telangana government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide digital classes across the state through its state channel Mana TV on 28 September 2016. As per the MoU, the ISRO’s Development & Educational Communication Unit (DECU) will work with the state government to disseminate educational content using satellite technology. IT Minister KT Rama Rao said that this arrangement would help the channel start coaching... Read More

    World Maritime Day observed with theme Shipping Indispensable to the World

    September 29, 2016
    World Maritime Day was observed across the world on 29 September 2016. Theme for the day is shipping: indispensable to the world. The theme was chosen to focus on the critical link between shipping and global society and to raise awareness of the relevance of the role of International Maritime Organization (IMO) as the global regulatory body for international shipping. The importance of shipping to support and sustain today's global society gives IMO's work a significance that reaches... Read More
    Category: International

    Former Australian cricketer Max Walker passes away

    September 29, 2016
    Former Australian cricketer Max Walker passed away on 28 September 2016 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was 68. Walker was famous for his unconventional bowling action that earned him the nickname Tangles. Max Walker  : Maxwell Henry Norman Walker was an Australian cricketer and Australian rules football player.He earned a place in the Australian cricket team in 1973 and represented his country in the sport until injury ended his career in 1981. Following his retirement, he worked... Read More
    Category: Obituary



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