TODAYS -SPECIAL-DAILY-National-International-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH -16-11-2016
The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is more important than ever in this era of rising and violent extremism and widening conflicts that are characterized by a fundamental disregard for human life. In 1996, the UN General
CHANDIGARH: With an aim to change mindsets, a group of youngsters from city are all set to organize the first ever national transgender fashion walk on Friday. This will be the first of its kind initiative for the promotion of transgender community in the north region. The idea came after the students, studying in different colleges and Panjab University got to interact with members of transgender community who are
National Press Day – The 16th of November – is symbolic of a free and responsible press in India. This was the day on which the Press Council of India started functioning as a moral watchdog to ensure that not only did the press maintain the high standards expected from this powerful medium but also that it was not fettered by the influence or threats of any extraneous factors. Though there are several Press or Media
Thiruvananthapuram becomes country’s ‘breast cancer capital’Thiruvananthapuram has been termed as the country’s breast cancer capital, with cases at a record high of 40 per lakh of population.Nine lakh women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and it is the second most common malignancy next to cervical cancer. The revelation was made during the Kerala Chapter of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association
Revamped Aadhaar Toll-Free Helpline No. 1947 Launched .1947 to bring convenience to Aadhaar holders, provide solutions anytime, anywhere .With the growing use of Aadhaar in transactions related to services like Banking, Government Welfare Schemes, etc., the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), launched a revamped version of its Toll-free helpline number: 1947, to help residents get quick
Steps Taken To Increase The Speed of Trains ,The following steps have been initiated for increasing the speed of the trains: Gatiman Express at 160 kmph (kilometre per hour) has been introduced on 05.04.2016 from Hazrat Nizamuddin to Agra Cantt. Feasibility study of Chennai – Bengaluru – Mysore Corridor for raising the speed of passenger trains to 160 kilometre per hour at their cost has been entrusted to China
Prabhu Lays Foundation Stone Of Rajpura-Bathinda Project.Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu laid foundation stone of a railway doubling project, 16 limited height subways and dedicated the newly doubled Mansa-Bathinda rail line to the nation on November 13, 2016 in Punjab. Outlay : Rs 1251.25 crore..He also dedicated to the nation the new station building at Beas, new running room at
Insurance Cover For Railway Passengers . An Optional Travel Insurance Scheme on a pilot basis for one year has been launched w.e.f 01/09/2016 for the railway passengers who book e-ticket through official website of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Under the scheme reserved passengers who expire or are disabled permanently or partially due to train accident and untoward incidents
Government decides to ban controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation. Organisation to be declared outlawed under the anti-terror law for five years for its alleged terror activities.Naik and his organisation IRF came under the scanner of the security agencies after Bangladeshi newspaper 'Daily Star' reported that one of the perpetrators of the July 1 terror attack in Dhaka, Rohan
GOVERNMENT SCHEME-APPROVAL-DECISION - DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-16-11-2016
Social Security Coverage Scheme for Workers in Unorganised Sector . In order to provide social security benefits to the workers in the unorganised sector, the Government has enacted the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008. The 2008 Act stipulates formulation of suitable welfare schemes for unorganised workers on matters relating to: (i) life and disability cover, (ii) health and maternity benefits, (iii) old age
LEGAL-COURT BILL-ACT- DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-16-11-2016
After delivering a judgment on guidelines for pre-natal sex determination last week, the Supreme Court today expressed its concern on the falling sex ratio in the country. The observations were made by a Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy in a PIL filed by Sabu Matthew George, against the usage of search engines to access results for sex selection. The Bench went so far as to tell the companies, “In a country like
An Egyptian appeals court today cancelled the death sentence handed out to ousted President Mohamed Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie and ordered a retrial in connection with a mass jail break during the country’s 2011 uprising. The Court of Cassation also cancelled life sentences for 21 others in the same case. Five co-defendants, including Badie, who also received death sentences in June
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-HEALTH- DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-20-11-2016
WASHINGTON: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA has renewed its search for Antarctic meteorites to help learn more about the primitive building blocks of the solar system and answer questions about Moon and Mars. NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) recently renewed their agreement to search for, collect and curate Antarctic meteorites in a
Facebook sets wireless data transfer world record at 20 Gbps , Facebook’s Connectivity Lab set a world record transmitting at nearly 20 Gbps for 13.2 kilometers with MMW (Milli Meter Wave) technology.This will be used as a terrestrial backhaul network to support access solutions such as Terragraph and Project
Tata Global removes Mistry as chairman, Harish Bhat named new boss, Amidst escalating stand-off between Ratan Tata and his estranged successor, group firm Tata Global Beverages on Tuesdayreplaced Cyrus Mistry with group veteran Harish Bhat as its chairman. This is the second Tata group firm where Mistry has been removed from the post of chairman since he was ousted as the chairman of group holding
Yes Bank Appoints Amresh Acharya As Head Global Indian Banking , Mumbai based YES Bank ,appointed Amresh Acharya as Group President and head of Global Indian Banking. Acharya will report to Senior Group President, Retail and Business Banking Pralay MondalYes Bank. He will play a vital role in capturing market share on a global scale and build stable CASA (Current and Savings account) deposits,
Pune: Former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar will be the brand ambassador for projects launched by a city-based builder under brand name 'Athashri', including an integrated township project exclusively for senior citizens.Paranjape Schemes (Construction) Ltd (PSCL) announced that they have signed up the "Little Master" for their 'Athashri' projects. The announcement was made by PSCL Managing Director Shashank
Israel appointed an ambassador to Turkey on Tuesday, its first since both countries recalled their envoys five years ago amid a spat over a deadly Israeli raid on a Turkish vessel trying to reach the Gaza Strip.The Foreign Ministry named Eitan Naeh as the new envoy to Ankara. Local media reported that Naeh is a diplomat currently serving in London but that he has served in Turkey in the past.The return of ambassadors
Washington: India’s new ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna, who arrived in the city a few days before the general elections, has kicked off his engagements with a meeting with powerful Democratic senator Jack Reed. “Enjoyed meeting with Ambassador Navtej Sarna to discuss the strong relationship between US and India,” Reed, Ranking Member of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a tweet after
Donald Trump names Reince Priebus chief of staff, Stephen Bannon chief strategist
Donald Trump names Reince Priebus chief of staff, Stephen Bannon chief strategist , Donald Trump has named Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as chief of staff to his new administration and former Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor to the president. Presidents-elect typically name a chief of staff as one of their first and most crucial appointments because the
In a step to address corporate stress, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday made sweeping changes to existing loan recast schemes like S4A, 5/25 and SDR. It has given lenders additional time up to 180 days for hammering out a restructuring package under the scheme for sustainable structuring of stressed asset (S4A). Previously, the time limit was 90 days. There was a need to provide reasonable time to the overseeing
Federal Bank to open its first overseas branch in Dubai , Federal Bank has received Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s permission to open its first international branch at the Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai.The proposed branch at Dubai will help the Bank serve its Non-Resident clientele better. Federal Bank Launches Campus Wallet in Keralaiii. Federal Bank has an IFSC Banking Unit (IBU) in Gujarat
Contribution of Steel Sector to India's GDP . Indian Steel Sector’s contribution to overall Gross Domestic Product of the country is nearly 2% during 2015-16. The total exposure of steel industry is about Rs. 3.13 lakh crore out of which Gross Non Performing Assets is about Rs. 1.15 lakh crore. This works out to 36.94% of total loan outstanding as on March, 2016. At the instance of Government, RBI has also recently
Softening food prices eases retail as well as wholesale inflation in October; raises hopes for another rate cut in RBI's monetary policy review next month. Exports see a sharp rise by 9.59 per cent; petrol and diesel prices reduced. In a good news for economy, Exports continued to grow for the second month in a row, expanding by 9.59 % to USD 23.51 billion in October on healthy growth in shipments of jewellery and
MSP for Rabi Crops and Pulses hiked, In a bid to increase farmer's income and boost cultivation of pulses and oilseeds, Union Cabinet approves increase in the Minimum Support Prices for all Rabi Crops of current Season; MSP for wheat and barley and pulses hiked substantially. The government today increased the minimum support price of wheat by Rs 100 to Rs 1,625 a quintal and pulses by up to Rs 550 per quintal to
IMF approves largest-ever loan for a Middle East nation, The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a 3 year loan program of $12 billion for Egypt, which is the largest such package in the record of Middle East nation.The loan will help Egypt to restore investor’s confidence and help revive the African nation’s economy by boosting Egypt’s foreign currency inflows, which declined since the 2011 Arab Spring
Punjab Assembly To Hold Special Session On Sutlej-Yamuna Link Row, A special session of the Punjab assembly has been called on wednesday to deliberate over the Supreme Court's 10th of November verdict over the Sutlej-Yamuna Link or SYL canal. Participation of the Congress seems unlikely as its 42 Punjab MLAs have already submitted their resignations over the issue after the Supreme Court's decision.
On the first day of Winter session of parliament, Lok sabha adjourned for the day after paying tribute its passed away members. However, Rajya Sabha is discussing the demonetization issue. During the month long session, nine new bills including on GST and surrogacy regulation are expected to be introduced in Parliament. Besides, Indian Institutes of Managements bill to confer statutory status to the institutes and
Guy Ryder re-elected as Director-General of International Labour Organization , Guy Ryder was re-elected as Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for another five-year term from October 2016.He has received 54 votes of the 56 votes by the titular members. He is the 10th ILO Director-General and has about 35 years of experience in the world of work.
AWARD AND HONOUR - -DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-16-11-2016
Naidu gives away Akashvani annual awards,India], Nov.16 (ANI): The Akashvani annual awards for years 2012 and 2013 were given away by Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu at a gala cultural event organised by All India Radio at the Zoravar Hall in the Manekshaw Centre on Tuesday evening. The event was attended by an august gathering and appreciated by all. Minister of State Col.
National Shooting Championship: Shreyasi wins double trap, Rashmee crowned skeet champion, JAIPUR: Bihar's Shreyasi Singh reclaimed the women's double trap title with a facile victory over ONGC's Shagun Chowdhary, while Rashmee Rathore of Andhra bagged the gold medal in skeet event on day two of the 60th National Shooting Championship Competition for Shotgun. Army's Seema Tomar settled for the bronze in
National Green Tribunal restricts Poush Mela to three days, imposes curbs on fire crackers and loud music,This year’s Poush Mela, which starts on December 23, has to be wound up within three days, the National Green Tribunal directed. The bench has also imposed certain restrictions on bursting of fire crackers, playing loud music on microphones, food stalls among others to ensure that the festival is held in
Samsung Electronics Buys Auto-Systems Maker Harman For USD 8 Billion, South Korean company Samsung Electronics to acquire auto-systems maker Harman International Industries for USD 8 billion. It would be the Samsung’s biggest ever acquisition.. Samsung will pay USD 112.00 per share in cash for the Stamford, Connecticut-based company.
FOREIGN TOUR-FOREIGN RELATION- INTERNATIONAL -DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-16-11-2016
UK army chief Gen Nick Carter today visited Indian Army's South Western Command here and discussed various issues of mutual interest and avenues of professional cooperation between the two countries."Gen Carter was received with traditional military honours upon his arrival at Jaipur. He had an interaction with South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Sarath Chand and other senior officers of the Command,"
Australia to introduce Hindi language in Pre-Schools from 2018, Australia announced an online program for its pre-schools to learn foreign languages, including Hindi from 2017. In order to teach foreign languages in Australia a program named Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA), was launched in the 2015-16, with five languages namely Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Indonesian, French and Arabic. These were taught to
London Ranked first in 2017 World’s Best City Brands, A report was released by Resonance on 2017 World’s Best City Brands at World Travel Market in London on November 8, 2016.According to the report London ranked first in the Resonance Consultancy 2017 World’s Best City Brands Report,
DEFENCE -DAILY- -NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-16-11-2016
The Indian Navy will get four P-8I advanced maritime reconnaissance aircraft with upgrades starting July 2020, a senior Boeing official said on Tuesday. "We are looking forward to delivering the options by July 2020. We also have a long list of upgrades that the Indian Navy is interested in and we are working on that," Mark Jordan, Chief Engineer of the P-8I programme, said. He said the first aircraft will be delivered by July
SURVEY AND REPORT-DAILY-NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-16-11-2016
BEIJING: India has slipped two spots compared to last year in English proficiency rankings while China has improved its ranking, according to a new report. India is placed at the 22nd spot in the new report released by Swedish education company EF Education First in China's capital Beijing yesterday. In 2015, India was placed at 20th spot by the same study. Meanwhile, General English proficiency in China has improved year-
PASSES AWAY-DAILY- -NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL-NEWS-IN-ENGLISH-16-11-2016
Former Himachal Pradesh minister and six-time BJP MLA I D Dhiman passed away today at his native village Dialri, 25 km from from Hamirpur, due to age-related ailments. He was 82. Dhiman was not keeping well for the past few days, family sources said. A former headmaster and popularly known as "guruji", Dhiman was elected to Himachal Pradesh Assembly for the first time from Mewa constituency in 1990 and
UK’s First Indian-Origin Sikh Judge Dies, Mota Singh, an Indian-origin Sikh, who became UK’s first-ever ethnic minority judge to sit on the English Bench wearing a turban instead of a horse-hair wig, died.He was 86. Mota Singh, a Ramgarhia Sikh, was born in 1930 in Nairobi, Kenya. UK’s First Indian-Origin Sikh
New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): India and Israel on Tuesday exchanged several memoranda of understandings in the presence of PrimeMinister Narendra Modi and the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin in the national capital. A total of 10 MoUs were exchanged by the two countries, which included MoU between Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Agreement of Cooperation
MoU with Ministry of Urban Development For Development of Railway Stations . An MOU has been entered into between Ministry of Railways (MOR) and Ministry of Urban Development (MOUD) for integrated planning of railway stations in the cities included in the ‘SMART Cities’ and AMRUT scheme. This would lead to an integrated public transit hub around the railway stations and encourage Transit
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