14 Oct 2016

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The availability of eggs is 63 per person per year, while as per National Nutrition Institute this should be about 180 eggs per person- Shri Radha Mohan Singh. India is among the top egg producer countries in the world and the production of eggs in the country is about 83 billion- Shri Singh. Government of India is promoting poultry through National Livestock Mission- Shri Singh. Union



PM to inaugurate 'Shaurya Smarak' in MP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Shaurya Samarak, the war memorial for martyred soldiers, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, today.  The first-of-its-kind memorial has been constructed by the state government in honour of those who laid down their lives in service to the nation. Spread in an area of 12.67 acre land, the 'Shaurya Smarak' is constructed at a cost of Rs 41 crore. According to

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UIDAI’S Challenge drive for Enrolment In 22 States/UTS

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched Challenge drive to enroll leftover population for Aadhaar, in 22 States/UTs where Aadhaar saturation of adult population has crossed 100 per cent (as per projected population figure of 2015). These 22 States/UTs are Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal

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GARV to keep track of rural electrification leap

The Union government has decided to launch the second phase of its rural electrification scheme to monitor power supply in about 600,000 villages in real time. Earlier, the government’s focus was limited to the un-electrified  villages. It has  now decided to keep tabs on power supply to each household.  Officials said the Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) was in the final phase of

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Cabinet Approvals: 13 October 2016

Union Textiles Minister to Inaugurate India International Silk Fair

The 5th INDIA INTERNATIONAL SILK FAIR 2016 will be attended by foreign buyers and buying agents from countries like France, Germany, Italy, UK. Spain. The promotional effort of “5th India International Silk Fair,2016” will get active support and cooperation from Ministry of Textiles and

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PM Modi to launch national SC/ST hub on October 18

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil key initiatives and a hub to provide support to entrepreneurs from the SC/ST community here on next Tuesday. The Prime Minister will also launch zero defect, zero effect (on environment) (ZED) scheme, distribute charkhas to women and present national awards to outstanding micro, small and medium enterprises. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash

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Justice J Chelameswar stays away, Supreme Court collegium stand-off on

NEW DELHI: The five members of the Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur are unlikely to meet together in the near future, as has been the practice for the last two decades, to recommend names to the President for their appointment as judges of the SC. Justice J Chelameswar has refused to sit with the four senior-most judges of the SC, including the CJI, to

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Two trillion galaxies in 'observable' Universe: NASA

There are a dizzying two trillion galaxies in the Universe, up to twenty times more than previously thought, astronomers reported today. The surprising find, based on 3D modelling of images collected over 20 years by the Hubble Space Telescope, was published in the Astronomical Journal. Scientists have puzzled over how many galaxies the cosmos harbours at least since US astronomer Edwin

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NASA develops eectroactive bandage to speed up wound healing

US space agency NASA has developed a high-tech electroactive bandage that creates an electric charge to help promote the healing process of wounds. Electroactive material is so sensitive that a push or even blow on it can create an electric charge. The fibres of the guaze are made of electroactive material Polyvinylidene Flouride (PVDF) which are stimulated by the heat of the body and the pressure of cell

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Jayant Sinha will continue to head IFC task force

MUMBAI: Jayant Sinha will continue to head the task force set up to make Mumbai an international financial centre despite moving to the aviation ministry as the junior minister, Maharashtra government officials have said. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis spoke with Mr Sinha after the cabinet reshuffle in July and he indicated his willingness to continue in the role. The central

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Valvoline Ropes In Virat Kohli As Brand Ambassador

New Delhi: In an aggressive move that signals its serious intent to be a major player in the highly competitive engine oil category in the country, Valvoline Cummins India has signed up India Test captain Virat Kohli as its ambassador. As part of the association, Kohli will be the face of Valvoline engine oils and lubricants range. Addressing the strategic importance of this initiative, Sandeep Kalia,

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Comic character Wonder Woman to be named UN girls’ ambassador

The United Nations will name the comic book character Wonder Woman as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls. The UN said that Wonder Woman will be formally designated for the position at a ceremony on Oct. 21 at its New York headquarters.DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson will accept the designation on behalf of the comic book, TV

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Gurumoorthy Mahalingam appointed as Whole-Time Member of SEBI

Reserve Bank's Executive Director Gurumoorthy Mahalingam was on 13 October 2016 appointed as a Whole-Time Member of market regulator SEBI. His appointment was approved by the Union Finance Ministry for a period of five years or till he attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. Mahalingam succeeds Prashant Saran as the Whole-Time Member as Saran retired from the post in

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Portugal’s Antonio Guterres appointed UN Secretary-General

Portugal’s former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres was on 13 October 2016 appointed as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations by the General Assembly. The 193 member states of the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution by acclamation, appointing Guterres as the ninth U.N. Secretary-General.  Guterres, who succeeds Ban Ki-moon, will assume his new role on 1 January

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RBI allows banks to classify borrowed securities as SLR

MUMBAI: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed banks to classify government securities borrowed from the central bank in the daily liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) under the statutory liquidity ratio (SLR), making liquidity management for banks easier. Banks have to currently invest 20.75% of their deposits into government securities which is called SLR. However, such securities

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Retail inflation slows to 4.31% as vegetable prices cool

Retail inflation in September dropped to 13-month low of 4.31 per cent mainly on account of easing vegetables prices. Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index (CPI), was 5.05 per cent in August. It was 4.41 per cent in September 2015. The previous low of 3.74 per cent was recorded in August last year. The Reserve Bank takes into account retail inflation while deciding on its key

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India may seek $7.5 billion in extra spending to spur growth: Sources

India may seek parliamentary approval to spend about $7.5 billion more on roads, railways and other public programmes over the next five months, two government sources said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to spur growth and create jobs. The new spending, details of which are still being worked out, would come at a time when private investment has plunged, leading to a

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WPI inflation down to 3-month low of 3.57% in September

The wholesale price index (WPI)-based inflation declined to a three-month low of 3.57 per cent in September, from 3.74 per cent in the previous month as food inflation fell sharply by 2.48 percentage points. The trend is in alignment with consumer price index-based inflation, which fell to a 13-month low of 4.31 per cent in September and gave a lead indication that the rate of retail price rise may come

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42nd Edition Of IHGF-Delhi Fair To Open On October 14, 2016

More than 5,000 buyers from over 110 countries including the US, UK, Japan and France are expected to attend the 42nd edition of the gifts and handicrafts fair IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn 2016, to be held in New Delhi from October 14-18. Products on display will include gifts and decoratives, furniture, home furnishing, houseware, fashion jewellery & accessories, lamps and lighting, carpets and rugs,

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Appointment row: Kerala Industry minister E P Jayarajan resigns

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a big blow to the five-month old CPI(M)-led LDF government Kerala, Industries minister E P Jayarajan today resigned from the Cabinet in the wake of the raging appointment row. His resignation from the Pinarayi Vijayan Cabinet came after a CPI(M) state secretariat meeting, which permitted him to take the decision. Coming out of the meeting, Jayarajan

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BJP set to have a minister in Arunachal govt, will be state No. 14 in party kitty

The BJP has decided to join the government of Pema Khandu in Arunachal Pradesh. The Indian Express has learnt that Tamiyo Taga, leader of the BJP in the state assembly, will soon be inducted in the Khandu cabinet. This will make Arunachal Pradesh the fourteenth state where the BJP is in power — and the sixth state where it will share power with regional parties. Last month, Khandu and his

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Rajputana Rifles gets best infantry battalion award

CHANDIGARH: The best infantry battalion trophy and sports banner for 2016 has been awarded to 105 infantry battalion (Territorial Army) Rajputana Rifles (Raj Rif) during an award-giving ceremony held at TA Group Headquarters, Western Command, Chandigarh. The first of its kind, these awards have been introduced from this year onwards. Major General AK Sanyal of HQ, Western Command,

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Malayala Manorama bags Asian, World Digital Media awards

NEW DELHI: Malayala Manorama has won top awards for best news website both in the south Asian and the World Digital Media awards. Organised by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) with Google, the South Asian awards were presented in Kolkata recently, and the World Digital Media Awards in Vienna earlier this week. In the World Digital Media awards, there was only one

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Mashelkar presented Krishnamurthy Award

Hyderabad: The prestigious V Krishnamurthy Award for Excellence, instituted by the Centre for Organisation Development (COD), was conferred on eminent scientist Dr RA Mashelkar, FRS National Research Professor and former director-general of the CSIR. The award was presented to Dr Mashelkar by former Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah here on Thursday, in the presence of Habil F

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FULL list of Nobel prize 2016

The Nobel Prizes, established by Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel in 1895, have recognized achievements in a suite of sciences and the people behind those scientific pinnacles. Here's a list of the 2016 Nobel Prize winners, which will be updated each day as new awards are announced. Live Science also explains, in plain English, how the Nobel Laureates contributed to science and humankind.

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Bob Dylan wins Literature Nobel 2016

"For having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. Dylan, 75, was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. Dylan had been mentioned in the Nobel speculation for years, but few experts expected the

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Government orders companies to “urgently and immediately” destroy HFC-23

NEW DELHI: In a move signalling India’s commitment to taking steps to reduce the presence of heat-trapping refrigerant gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the atmosphere that are contributing to global warming, the government has ordered companies to “urgently and immediately” destroy HFC-23, which has a heat trapping capacity that is 14800 times that of carbon dioxide and has an

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Author Arundahti Roy announces second novel titled The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Author Arundhati Roy in the first week of October 2016 announced her latest novel titled The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. The novel will be published by Hamish Hamilton UK and Penguin India. The novel will hit the stands in June 2017. It is after 19 years that Roy has announced the release of her next novel after her Booker prize-winning novel The God of Small Things was

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Shivshankar Menon : book titled “Choices: Inside the making of India’s Foreign Policy.”

The ‘real threat’ to Pakistan’s nuclear weapons is from rogue elements inside its military rather than from the terrorist outfits, India’s former national security advisor Shivshankar Menon has said. Noting that terrorists have easier and cheaper ways of wreaking havoc, Menon said the nuclear weapons are complex devises that are difficult to manage, use and deliver and require very high level

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Maldives quits Commonwealth over 'unjust' decision

MALE: The Maldives today pulled out of the Commonwealth calling as "unjust" the grouping's decision to penalise the island nation over the circumstances that led to then President Mohamed Nasheed's ouster in 2012 and the lack of subsequent progress in resolving the political unrest. The Maldives Foreign Ministry termed as "difficult" but "inevitable" the decision to leave the

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Russia backs permanent deployment of air force in syria

Russia’s upper house of the parliament has approved an agreement with the Damascus government that allows the Russian Air Force to stay indefinitely in Syria.  A total of 158 of 170 senators at the Federation Council voted in favor of the deal, which was unanimously passed last week by the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian legislature, with all 446 deputies present at the session

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Punjab govt announces Rs 50 lakh grant-in-aid for war widows

CHANDIGARH: Punjab government today announced a special grant-in-aid of Rs 50 lakh for the widows or the legal heirs of soldiers martyred in the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971 and 1962 India-China war. A spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office said that a policy had been announced way back in 1975 and over 1,500 war widows had been allotted up to 10 acres of rural agricultural land or

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Maharashtra extends educational subsidies for poor across castes

In the wake of the Maratha community's agitation for reservations in education and jobs, the government of Maharashtra announced some decisions on Thursday regarding educational benefits. The state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, raised to Rs 6 lakh the upper income limit for defining an Economically Backward Class and announced extension of monetary benefits

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Gao Toursim launches amphibious bus

Goa tourism is set to launch its amphibious bus service as it has now got all the required permissions, including the crucial permission from the transport department.Amphibian Tours is planning to introduce six buses for tourists over a year. It will get two more buses from the manufacturer in the next six months and the remaining two in a year’s time. Automobile Corporation of Goa Ltd (ACGL),

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Union Home Minister addresses the National Christian Leaders Conference

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has said terrorism has no religion still some people try to link the two. Terming India as “the University of Tolerance” for the world, Shri Rajnath Singh said there can be differences of opinion and these can be resolved across the table, but this does not mean disgruntled elements pick up the gun instead. Addressing the National Christian Leaders Conference

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India to host 8th edition of BRICS summit, to strengthen bilateral ties with partners

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IBNS): As India is gearing up to host the eighth edition of BRICS summit in Goa from Oct 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the nation will look to strengthen its bilateral ties with the partners. "Over the next few days, India will host world leaders for the 8th BRICS & 1st ever BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit," PM Modi tweeted on Friday. "I look

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WHO releases Global Tuberculosis Report 2016

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on 13 October 2016 released the Global Tuberculosis Report 2016 highlighting that countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect and treat Tuberculosis (TB) in order to meet global targets. The report highlights the considerable inequalities among countries in enabling people with TB to access existing cost-effective diagnosis and treatment

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First Indian-born general in the US military passes away

My father was a kind man who set a high standard for us," says Dr Philip Bhaskar, son of Major General Dr Surindar 'Sindi' Bhaskar, who served as the 17th chief of the US Army Dental Corps. General Bhaskar died of a heart attack at his home in Monterey, California. He was 93. Born in Punjab, General Bhaskar was the first Indian-born general in the United States military. He was an

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Thomas Ford of 'Martin' fame passes away aged 52

ATLANTA: Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," died Wednesday in Atlanta. He was 52. The actor played the level-headed pal of Lawrence on "Martin" for the show's entire five-year run. One running joke was about his apparent lack of employment, prompting the catch phrase: "You don't got no job, Tommy!" "It is with

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Pakistani footballer Shahlyla Baloch passes away Pakistani footballer Shahlyla Baloch passes away

Pakistan women’s football striker Shahlyla Ahmadzai Baloch passed away in a car accident in Karachi. Born on 12 March 1996, Shahlyla was FIFA’s yongest player at the early age of 7.Baloch, 20, was one of the finest strikers for Pakistan women’s football team. She represented the country at the South Asian Football Federation Women Football Championship 2014 in Islamabad, which was

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Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej dead at 88

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has died after 70 years as head of state, the palace says. The 88-year-old king was widely revered but had been in poor health in recent years, making few public appearances. He was seen as a stabilising figure in a country hit by cycles of political turmoil and multiple coups. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will be the new

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Highlights of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2016’ Being Organized by M/O Culture from Tomorrow

‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) -2016’ is being organized by M/o Culture in IGNCA premises, Janpath, New Delhi  from 15th to 24th October, 2016. RSM was conceived by the Ministry of Culture in the year 2015 with an intent to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Country in all its rich and varied dimensions, viz. Handicrafts, Cuisine, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Documentation and

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Citizenship Act: Joint Parliamentary Committee discusses amendments

A JOINT Parliamentary Committee (JPC) discussed various issues related to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, and heard representations from a number of civil society groups Thursday. eaded by BJP MP Satyapal Singh, the committee took stock of the problems being faced by minorities from Pakistan and Bangladesh, who have been living in India, and their views on the proposed

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India, Russia sign agreement to set up agro irradiation centres

India and Russia on 13 October 2016 signed a bilateral agreement for cooperation in the development of a network of integrated infrastructure irradiation centres. The agreement was signed between the Indian Agricultural Association, Hindustan Agro Co-Op Ltd (HACL) and United Innovation Corporation (UIC), a subsidiary of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia. It was

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India, Russia finalise agreement on units 5,6 at Kudankulam

NEW DELHI: Scaling up cooperation in the atomic energy sector, India and Russia have finalised a general framework agreement and credit protocol for setting up units five and six at the Kudankulam nuclear plant. The formal announcement of the pact and the credit protocol is likely to be made after bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin

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