The Indian Air Force proudly celebrates its 84TH anniversary on 08 Oct 2016. A scintillating air display by various aircraft will be the hallmark of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindan (Ghaziabad). Rehearsals for the air display will commence from 01st October 2016 (Saturday). The general area over which aircraft will be flying at low levels
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30 September: International Translation Day. The International Translation Day was on 30 September 2016 observed across the world with the theme Translation and Interpreting: Connecting Worlds. This is the annual event for the translation community and event is marked with a series of dedicated events, seminars and symposiums across the world.
GOVERNMENT SCHEME-APPROVAL-DECISION -DAILY-NEWS-30-09-2016
After the very successful launch of the inaugural edition last year, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India is now organizing the second edition of ‘Advantage Health Care India 2016 (AHCI 2016)’, an International Summit on Medical Value Travel with the aim of ‘Promoting Healthcare Services Exports from India’, scheduled from 3 - 5 October, 2016 at India Expo Centre &
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that India's relations with Africa was not a transactional partnership. Emphasizing the long history of relations from the time of common struggles against colonialism, he said that India is not merely returning to Africa what was earlier robbed from it. He was addressing the Mali National Assembly in Bamako, Mali, today. The Speaker
The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex will host an Art Exhibition of eminent artist and sculptor Ms. Rouble Nagi from October 2 to 10, 2016 in its Art Gallery. The Exhibition titled “Flamenco” will include recently created sculptures and paintings. The Art Gallery will be open from 10.00 AM to 7.00 PM from October 3 to 10, 2016. On the opening day, it will be open from 4.00 to 8.30 PM.
Swachh Bharat movement the largest ever mass mobilization in the country, says Shri Venkaiah Naidu.After a slow start, Swachh Bharat Mission picked up momentum and on course-Minister. 405 cities, 20000 urban wards become Open Defecation Free.11 institutions felicitated with Best Swachh Awards.Top leadership of the country including the Prime Ministers, Chief Ministers and Ministers
Secretary, FPI Mr Avinash K Srivastava visited Jaipur and Ajmer on 29.9.16. He had meeting with the Chief Secretary, Govt. of Rajasthan wherein Commissioner Industries, Additional Director Industries, SPV/promoters of M/s Greentech Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. , representatives of Programme Management Agency (Grant Thornton India LLP) and PMC (IL&FS) were also present.
The Union Government on 30 September 2016 decided to raise the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) investment in Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) from existing 5 per cent to 10 per cent. The decision has been taken considering the good returns in ETF investment. An official release said, in the last one year, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has invested 6577 crore rupees. The
The Union Government on 29 September 2016 notified the constitution of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). The Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (RBI Act) has been amended by the Finance Act, 2016, to provide for a statutory and institutionalised framework for a Monetary Policy Committee, for maintaining price stability. As per the provisions of the RBI Act, out of the six
Supreme Court comes down heavily on Karnataka Government for flouting directions on release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu; says Karnataka bound to comply despite passing resolution in the assembly; SC again orders release of 6000 cusecs water per day from October 1st to 6th to Tamil Nadu. Supreme Court on Friday pulled up Karnataka for its defiant stand in the Cauvery water
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin back to jail as it set aside the Patna High Court order granting him bail in the Rajiv Roshan murder case. A bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy said that Shahabuddin would be taken into custody forthwith. "The State will take all consequential steps to take him into custody
NEW DELHI: Patna high court on Friday struck down Nitish+ government's Anti-liquor Act, deeming it 'illegal'. The Bihar Prohibition and Excise Bill-2016 had strict provisions like arrest of all adult members of a family in the event of liquor bottle being found in a house. State's Governor Ram Nath Kovind had earlier given his assent+ to the Bill after more than a month of its passage from both
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-HEALTH-DAILY-NEWS-30-09-2016
Infosys on 28 September 2016 launched Skava Commerce, a modern, mobile-first and modular e-commerce platform that delivers engaging omni-channel experiences. Skava is a Silicon Valley based e-commerce startup which was acquired by Infosys.
The Union Government on 29 September 2016 appointed R Subramania Kumar as Executive Director (ED) of state-owned Indian Overseas Bank.Kumar is currently serving as the Executive Director of Indian Bank. About Indian Overseas Bank: Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) is a major public sector bank based in Chennai. It has about 3700 domestic branches, including 1150 branches in
Retired IAS officer Shakti Sinha was on 29 September 2016 appointed as the Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML). His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). Sinha, who served in the Prime Minister's Office during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure, was also Director in India Foundation, a think tank aligned to the RSS. The
Somesh Sharma of Rashtradoot Saptahik is elected President of The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) for 2016-17.Sharma succeeds P.V. Chandran of Grihalakshmi (Mathrubhumi Group). Akila Urankar (Business Standard) is the new Deputy President, K. Balaji (The Hindu Weekly) the Vice President and Sharad Saxena (Hindustan Times) the Honorary Treasurer. V. Shankaran is the Secretary General
Online fashion portal Myntra on 29 September 2016 announced the appointment of Dipanjan Basu as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Basu’s appointment will be effective from 17 October 2016. Who is Dipanjan Basu? Previously, Dipanjan Basu served as the Chief Finance & Operating Officer for Wipro’s Digital & Consulting Business where he was responsible in building and setting up new
NEW DELHI: Rate of interest on small savings schemes have been cut marginally by 0.1%. The popular National Savings Certificate and Public Provident Fund (PPF) will see their interest rates come down to 8.0% in October-December quarter from 8.1% in April-Jul quarter. Interest rates for small savings schemes are reset every quarter now. The Kisan Vikas Patra will now pay out 7.7%
NEW DELHI: A major economic summit will likely be held in India within the next two months to attract investment from across the globe for the strategic Chabahar port in Iran which would give India access to Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan, Afghan Ambassador to New Delhi said today.Referring to the meeting between Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin
NEW DELHI: India's biggest auction of telecom spectrum kicks off on Saturday with seven operators in fray for a total of 2,354.55 MHz across seven bands, towards which a reserve price of Rs 5.66 lakh crore ($85 billion) has been fixed by the government. The companies that have qualified for the auction are Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Reliance Communications, Idea
NEW DELHI: India's fiscal deficit during the five months to August was Rs 4.08 lakh crore ($61.3 billion) or 76.4 per cent of the budgeted target for the fiscal year ending in March 2017, government data showed on Friday.The deficit is usually higher in initial months as major revenues, including income tax and dividends from state companies, are mostly received towards the end of a financial
The 18th edition of World Congress of Criminology would be held in India this year in Sonipat of Haryana. O P Jindal Global University (JGU) would be holding the three-day Congress in collaboration with the International Society of Criminology (ISC) from December 15-19 in its campus in Sonipat. The theme of the summit, organised by Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences
NEW DELHI: Mohammad Shahabuddin, a controversial politician of Lalu Yadav's party in Bihar, surrendered after three weeks of freedom after the Supreme Court today cancelled his bail. "Take him into custody immediately," the court told the Bihar government. A man whose three sons were allegedly killed on Mr Shahabuddin's orders had petitioned against his release on bail. A former
AWARD AND HONOUR -DAILY-NEWS-30-09-2016
Noted Dalit voice, poet and Telugu writer Prof.Kalakaluri Enoch was conferred with the prestigious Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith for the year 2015. The prestigious literary award was bestowed upon him for his novel Anantajivanam by Veteren art historian Dr Kapila Vatsyayana function in New Delhi. His novel Ananta Jeevanam depicts the struggle of the downtrodden, weak
India lifts Under 18 hockey tournament trophy; beat host Bangladesh 5-4 in the summit clash. On Thursday, India beat Pakistan 3-1 to enter the final. The Indians had dominated their opponents, taking the lead, as early as in the seventh minute, with a goal from Shivam Anand. Goals from
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday unveiled the Roll On Trophy for BRICS U-17 Football Tournament, scheduled to be held in Goa from October 5 to October 15. In his address, the Prime Minister reiterated the Nation’s commitment to ‘Sports for All’ and ‘Khelo India’ and taking football to every corner of the country. He emphasised that the youth being the leaders of the future, their
Javelin thrower Annu Rani breaks her own national record and became the first Indian woman to cross the 60m mark in 56th Open National Athletics Championships at Lucknow. Annu threw the javelin to a distance of 60.01m to erase her own earlier national mark of 59.87m which she made in July during the National Inter-State Championships in Hyderabad. 24-year-old Annu was
Bangladesh’s Krida Siksha Protisthan won their first ever Subroto Cup title as they defeated Chandigarh’s Government Model School in the penalty shootout by a margin of 4-2 after the game finished goalless after extra time. This meant that the Bangladesh side lifted the Under-14 Boys title at the 57th Subroto Cup International Football Tournament trophy at the Dr. Ambedkar Stadium in
State-owned NTPC announced the listing of its Rs 2,000 crore Green Masala Bonds on the Singapore Stock Exchange. NTPC has become the flag bearer for Rupee denominated Indian paper bringing in a new set of investors to meet the financing needs of the Indian Infrastructure sector on listing of Rs 2000 Crore Green Masala Bonds at Singapore Stock Exchange. NTPC Director (Finance) K Biswal
Supreme Court raps Delhi government for not being able to contain the menace of Dengue and Chikungunya; says we can't leave Delhi's public like this; the Apex Court asks Government to file names of officers who are not following orders. Supreme Court on Friday rapped the Delhi government for not being able to contain the menace of Dengue and Chikungunya. The apex court
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today declared Hooghly as an open-defecation free (ODF) district. The North 24 parganas was also declared as an ODF district. Nadia was declared as the country's first ODF district on April 30, 2015. The state panchayat and rural development department has taken steps to make all the districts in Bengal open-defecation free by March 2019.
West Bengal government has decided to install monorail from Budge Budge in South 24-Parganas to Ruby Connector in Kolkata. This was informed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 29 September 2016. The 14-kilometre-long monorail route will connect Budge Budge to Ruby via Taratala, New Alipore and Prince Anwar Shah Road and will come up at a cost of 4216 crore rupees. This new
The third India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue was held on 29-09-2016 between the Commerce and Industry Minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman and the Trade Minister of Canada Ms Chrystia Freeland at Toronto. The discussion covered outstanding trade and investment related issues and among other things, focussed on expanding bilateral trade, having more B 2 B interface with
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today delivered the inaugural address at INDOSAN – the India Sanitation Conference – in New Delhi today. He said that while no one likes dirt or dirty surroundings, the habit of cleanliness takes some effort to develop. He said children are increasingly conscious about issues regarding cleanliness. This shows that the Swachhta Abhiyan is touching
COLOMBO/NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka on Friday expressed its unwillingness to attend the upcoming Saarc Summit in Islamabad, saying the prevailing environment in the region is not conducive for holding the summit. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo, in a statement, said that the Saarc Charter requires that decisions at all levels are taken on the basis of unanimity, and this applies to the
India’s efforts to isolate Pakistan on the issue of terrorism got a boost on Wednesday with Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan also deciding to skip the Saarc Summit in Islamabad in November, setting the stage for the postponement of the meet. In a synchronised effort, India and the three other countries informed the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation’s (SAARC)
On Thursday, the Indian army carried out what it termed as a "surgical strike" on terror camps located across the Line-of Control in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (POK). According to a report in the Times of India, ground images for this operation were provided by the recently launched Cartosat 2C satellite. Cartosat 2C was made in Ahmedabad and launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared proposals worth 1,900 crore rupees (close to $3 billion). All these approved proposals will be executed under ‘Buy India’ by Indian contractors. Decision in this regard was taken by DAC meeting chaired by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi. Proposals cleared by DAC are Weapons repair facility at Port Blair at a cost of
SURVEY AND REPORT-NEWS-30-09-2016
BEIJING: China apprehends that India will deploy the 36 nuclear-capable Rafale fighter jets to be acquired from France in the border regions of China and Pakistan to enhance its deterrence capability, a media report here said. India will deploy the new French-made fighters in the disputed areas bordering Pakistan and China, state-run Global Times reported quoting Shenzhen Television. A
India is the second deadliest country for outdoor air pollution in the world, with 6,21,138 deaths happening due to air pollution in the country in 2012, according to the World Health Organisation. Also, India averages at 49 deaths per 1,00,000 capita due to air pollution. Notably, China tops the WHO list with 10,32,833 deaths recorded due to air pollution. it reveals that of the worst three
Syed Shamsul Haq, one of Bangladesh’s best known writers passed away 27 September 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was 81 and was suffering from lung cancer. Mr. Haq’s literary life and career spread across genres and was known for equal mastery over novels, poetry, essays and plays. He was also vocal against religious fundamentalism. About Syed Shamsul Haq He was Born on 27 December
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