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  • Sakshi Malik appointed Wrestling Director of Rohtak University

    September 5, 2016
    The Haryana Government has announced the appointment of Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik as Wrestling Director at Maharshi Dayanand University in her native town Rohtak.
    Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij, said that she will be given Rs 21 lakh out of his discretionary fund and a plot measuring 500 square yards. Sakshi Malik is an Indian freestyle wrestler. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category, becoming the first Indian... Read More

    Microsoft Google sign up for EU US Privacy Shield

    September 5, 2016
    American tech giants Microsoft, Google and Salesforce have officially adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield framework.It will enable them to receive personal data from the European Union (EU) in compliance with the new standards.
    They are now among the 103 companies that have the framework. The European Commission adopted the Privacy Shield in July to facilitate the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Kerala appoints Sachin as brand ambassador for anti liquor campaign

    September 5, 2016
    Legendary Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been appointed as brand ambassador for anti- liquor and drug campaign by the Kerala government. According to the Excise and Labour Minister T P Ramakrishnan this was part of the government's move to create awareness among people against alcoholism and drug in the state.
    Reiterating that the government was for restriction of alcohol use gradually, he said more de-addiction centres would be opened in district level.
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    September National Teachers Day

    September 5, 2016
    Every year 5th September is being observed as National Teachers Day in India. Significance of Day : Observance of this day commemorates the birthday of India’s first Vice President and second President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan since 1962.
    This year’s celebration: Various programmmes in schools and colleges throughout the country are being organised in the honour of teachers who shape the lives of students and show them the path of success. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan :... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India A wins Quadrangular one day cricket series

    September 5, 2016
    India A  clinched the Quadrangular one-day cricket series. In the final clash in Mackay, Australia on 4 September 2016 , India defeated Australia-A by 57 runs. Electing to bat after winning the toss, India A put up 266 for 4 in their 50 over before bowling out the hosts for 209 in 44.5 over. Mandeep Singh was the star of India's batting performance with a 108-ball 95. He was named Player of the Match. Mandeep combined with captain Manish Pandey who scored 61 steered India to... Read More

    Nico Rosberg wins Italian Grand Prix

    September 5, 2016
    Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza on 4 September 2016, Italy. It is Rosberg’s seventh victory of the 2016 Formula One season. In this season, he has won the 2016 Australian Grand Prix, the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix, the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix, the 2016 Russian Grand Prix, the 2016 European Grand Prix and the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix. Italian Grand Prix : The Italian Grand Prix is one of the longest running events on the Formula One... Read More
    Category: Sports

    International Day of Charity observed globally

    September 5, 2016
    The International Day of Charity was on 5 September 2016 observed globally with an aim to recognise the role of charity in alleviating human ‎suffering within and among nations, as well as of the efforts of charitable organizations ‎and individuals including the work of Mother Teresa.   The  day was first celebrated in 2013. On 17 December 2012,the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/67/105PDF designated the 5 September, the ‎anniversary of the death... Read More
    Category: International

    Odisha Government inks lease agreement on Jagatjore Shrimp Culture Project

    September 5, 2016
    Odisha government has signed a long-term lease agreement with Falcon Marine Exports for the operation of Jagatjore Shrimp Culture Project in coastal Kendrapara district on 3 September 2016. Falcon Marine Exports was the highest bidder of the project. The lease period will be for 15 years which, will fetch revenue of 13 crore rupees to the government. Jagatjore-Banapada Shrimp Culture Project : The project was first implemented in 1992-93 in Mahakalpada Tahasil of Kendrapara District... Read More
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    Abhinav Bindra announces retirement from Shooting

    September 5, 2016
    Abhinav Bindra, India's lone individual Olympic gold medallist, on 4 September 2016 officially announced his retirement from shooting. He announced his retirement after playing for almost two decades. In Rio Olympics 2016, Bindra nearly missed a second Olympic medal by a whisker and came fourth.
    Presently, he is the Chairman of a review committee formulated by the NRAI to examine and identify in a cold and ruthless manner the reason as to why shooting failed to secure any medal at Rio... Read More
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    India Post launches commemorative stamp on Mother Teresa

    September 5, 2016
    The Department of Posts released a commemorative stamp in the city to mark Mother Teresa's canonisation in the Vatican on September 4.
    Minister of State for Communications (Independent charge) Manoj Sinha has released the stamp at a function organised at Divine Child High School auditorium. A commemorative stamp is a postage stamp, often issued on a significant date, such as an anniversary, to honour or commemorate a place, event, person or object.
    The Vatican had earlier chosen... Read More

    Rajasthan high court becomes the fourth state to launch e stamp facility

    September 5, 2016
    The Rajasthan High Court launched the e-stamp facility in its Jodhpur and Jaipur benches simultaneously. Rajasthan has become the fourth state in the country to provide the facility. Chief Justice ofRajasthan highCourt Navin Sinha inaugurated the e-CourtFees Centre in Jaipur while in Jodhpur the facility was launched by high Court judge Govind Mathur. From the barcode of e-stamp it can be found if it is correct, genuine and not pre-used. Thus, the facility is completely secure and reliable... Read More
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    Maharashtra announces new housing policy

    September 5, 2016
    The state government has issued a new housing policy for Maharashtra in the run-up to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election. It proposes redevelopment of buildings on 7,000 lots in 104 layouts of the state-run Maharashtra Housing & Area Development Authority (MHADA) in Greater Mumbai. A Floor Space Index (FSI) of four will be given for MHADA layouts.
    A developer will get an FSI of three for redevelopment of a plot up to 2,000 sq mt; for an extra one-FSI, premium will... Read More
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    Odisha government launches Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana

    September 5, 2016
    The Odisha government on Saturday launched the Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana (BKRY) for the development of girls in three districts of the state. The objective of the scheme is to improve Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) and Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in the three districts. The scheme will be implemented for three years in Ganjam, Dhenkanal and Angul districts on a pilot basis. The CSR has declined from 967 in the 1991 census to 941 in the 2011 census in Nayagarh, Dhenkanal, Angul and Ganjam districts.... Read More
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    Bangladesh hire former Sri Lankan cricketer Thilan Samaraweera as batting guru

    September 5, 2016
    Bangladesh has named former Sri Lankan cricketer Thilan Samaraweera as their batting consultant for next month’s home series against England.  Samaraweera’s appointment came a day after former West Indies great Courtney Walsh agreed a three-year term to become the specialist pace bowling coach of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Thilan Thusara Samaraweera is a Sri Lankan cricketer. Samaraweera plays international cricket for Sri Lanka and is in the side primarily for his... Read More
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    Mother Teresa canonised as Saint by Pope Francis at Vatican

    September 5, 2016
    Mother Teresa was proclaimed a Saint by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican on 4 September 2016. Thousands of pilgrims attended the canonisation of Mother Teresa in St Peter's Square. During the ceremony, Pope Francis announced “We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint and we enrol her among the saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church." With this, Mother Teresa became the fourth Indian to be made saint. Those who... Read More

    Canada s British Columbia becomes first foreign government to issue masala bonds

    September 5, 2016
    Canada’s British Columbia province has become the first foreign government to issue of masala bonds, a rupee-denominated bond. It had issued Rs 500 crore rupee denominated overseas bonds (masala bond) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and successfully raised $75 million (about Rs 500 crore).
    British Columbia’s issued masala bond was priced to yield 6.62 % to semi-annually with a three-year tenor in the LSE. By issuing masala bond, it has secured high-quality investor support... Read More
    Category: International

    Election Commission grants National Party status to All India Trinamool Congress

    September 5, 2016
    The Election Commission of India (ECI) has granted national party status to All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Party led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The party has fulfilled the required conditions to become a national party after getting status of state party in four states.
    The TMC is ruling the West Bengal Government and has its presence in north eastern states Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura. With this recognition, TMC became seventh national party in the... Read More
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    Gumthala Garhu becomes first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana

    September 5, 2016
    Gumthala Garhu Village near Pehowa in Kurukshetra district in Haryana became the first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana circle. The service was inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal from Chandigarh under the bulk plan of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to provide internet services to rural areas. The Wifi hotspot facility at the village uses bandwidth of 10 mbps through BSNL’s state-of-the-art network. In this hotspot, data can be accessed by multiple users simultaneously. Ten... Read More

    Union Government approves use of chilli based PAVA shells as alternative to pellet guns

    September 5, 2016
    The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved the use of Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide (PAVA) shells as an alternative to pellet guns for crowd controlling in Jammu and Kashmir.
    PAVA sheels also called Nonivamide are chilli-filled grenades. They are less lethal compared to pellet guns and immobilises the target temporarily rather than causing physical injury. The PAVA shells contain Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide, an organic compound (also known as Nonivamide) found in chilli... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India and Vietnam ink agreements in different areas of cooperation

    September 5, 2016
    India and Vietnam have singed 12 agreements in different areas of cooperation to boost bilateral relations. These agreements were signed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi. This was the first bilateral Prime Ministerial visit from India to Vietnam in 15 years since the visit of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2001. Exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes, double taxation avoidance,... Read More
    Category: International

    Mukund Choudhari assumes charge as CMD of MOIL

    September 5, 2016
    Mukund Chaudhari took over as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of MOIL Ltd on 1 September 2016, a miniratna company. Prior to taking over as CMD, Chaudhari served as the Director (Finance) of MOIL. Mukund Chaudhari :  Mukund Chaudhari is a chartered accountant by profession.He holds a long experience of over two and half decades in private and public sectors undertakings. He had also worked in the private sector. After joining MOIL in 1997, he held various positions in the... Read More
    Category: Persons



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