04 Nov 2016

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Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh to inaugurate 11th Annual Convention of CIC on 7th November

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh to inaugurate 11th Annual Convention of CIC on 7th November . Home Minister to launch e-Court software which will enable speedy disposal of Appeals/Complaints by using digital technology A book on RTI success stories to be released . The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the two-day 11th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission

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Union Government to set up $2 bn clean energy equity fund for additional renewable energy

Union Government to set up $2 bn clean energy equity fund for additional renewable energy.Union Government in November 2016 decided to launch a 2 billion US dollar clean energy equity fund. The fund is being created to support government's ambitious target of adding 175 GW renewable energy generation capacity by 2022. The government will launch the fund jointly with state-run power entities namely, National

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ECI launches online survey to assess level of awareness among Overseas Indian voters .

ECI launches online survey to assess level of awareness among Overseas Indian voters .In order to assess level of awareness about the registration and voting process, ECI has initiated an online survey for Overseas Indian Citizens.The objective of the survey is to study and determine the registration and participation rates among overseas electors. The unique survey, launched by ECI in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social

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Benami Transaction Amendment Act to curb black Money comes into effect

The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016, designed to curb black money and passed by parliament in August, came into effect. An amendment of the 1988 Benami Transactions Act, the new law provides for up to seven years’ imprisonment and fine for those indulging in such transactions, whereas the earlier law provided for up to three years of imprisonment or fine or both. The rules and all the provisions of

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UK High Court puts brakes on BREXIT; Britain government to fight ruling

High Court of United Kingdom on 3 November 2016 ruled that Government does not have the power to invoke Article 50 of the European Union treaty. It held that Prime Minister Theresa May can’t start the BREXIT process without approval from Parliament. Britain's plans to leave the European Union hit a large speed bump when the High Court ruled that the Government cannot start exit negotiations without a vote in

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Indian Scientists Detect Crack In Earth's Magnetic Shield

PUNE:  The world's largest and most sensitive cosmic ray monitor, located in India, has recorded a burst of galactic cosmic rays that indicates a crack in the Earth's magnetic shield, according to scientists. The burst occurred when a giant cloud of plasma ejected from the solar corona struck Earth at a very high speed causing massive compression of the Earth's magnetosphere and triggering a severe geomagnetic storm.The

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L-G Najeeb Jung cancels appointment of 15 Delhi govt lawyers

Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung Thursday cancelled the appointment of 15 counsels, who had been picked by the Delhi government to argue its cases in the Supreme court. Sources said the government had approached the L-G, asking him not to cancel the appointments of the three Advocates on Record (AOR) and 12 arguing counsels who represent the Delhi government in the top court. “The Ministry of Home Affairs

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Swiss Tourism makes Ranveer Singh its brand ambassador

Bollywood has a long legacy in Switzerland. From Raj Kapoor to Shah Rukh Khan, superstars of Hindi cinema have been featured in the high peaked mountains, green hilly pastures and the electric blue sky of Switzerland. In fact, Yash Chopra had shot most of his romantic moves in the Alpine nation, making it a visual treat for most of aspirational Indians. In an interesting move, Switzerland Tourism has roped in actor

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Five more banks join the Unified Payments Interface (UPI)

Five more banks join the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) .Five new banks have joined the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) bandwagon, thereby taking the total number of banks using UPI to 26 UPI2. It include public sector lenders, State Bank of India, Allahabad Bank and Bank of Baroda and two private banks HDFC Bank and IDFC Bank.The applications are currently live only for the banks’ own customers

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YES BANK launches YES MOBILE 2.0.

YES BANK launches YES MOBILE 2.0. YES BANK,Country’s 5th largest private sector lender has launched its “YES MOBILE 2.0” mobile Banking app with multiple industry first features, and extensive support for Banking transactions on Apple and Android based Smart Watches. Some of the industry first features of the app are: One touch comprehensive bill payment. Register Queries/Complaints in a hands-free

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RBI allows banks to issue masala bonds

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed banks to issue rupee denominated bonds, or masala bonds, in the overseas market to shore up their capital base as well as for financing infrastructure and affordable housing.To strengthen their capital base, banks can raise perpetual debt instruments, which can be considered for calculating a bank’s additional tier 1 capital, or debt capital instrument that can go into

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RBI directs banks to dispense more 100 rupees notes through ATMs

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 2 November 2016 directed all the banks to dispense more 100 rupees notes through ATMs within the next 15 days.The decision came after a review of steps taken by banks for installing ATMs dispensing lower denomination banknotes was conducted. After the review, it was found that very few banks had taken initiatives in setting up ATMs dispensing lower denomination notes including

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Centre to give 45.5 tonnes food grains to the states every month

Needy people in every state of the country will now get subsidized ration because the food security law is now in force in every state. Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan shared this important information at a press conference on Thursday. Over 80 crore people will stand to benefit as per this new food security law coming into force. Touted as the world's biggest food security law which gives subsidised ration to the poor people,

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India's Energy Efficiency Market At Rs. 1.6 Lakh Crore: World Bank

NEW DELHI:  The World Bank has pegged India's energy efficiency market at Rs. 1.6 lakh crore, four times the Rs. 44,000 crore in 2010 against the backdrop of the success of the government's UJALA scheme to distribute LED bulbs. "The success of UJALA has reinforced stakeholder confidence in the promise of DSM (demand side management) and re-established the utility DSM market potential from Rs. 44,000 crore

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Govt imposed anti-dumping duty on certain Chinese steel products

Centre has levied anti-dumping duty on imports of steel wire rods from China to protect domestic manufacturers from cheap in-bound shipments. The department of revenue in a notification on Wednesday announced that the anti-dumping duty is being imposed for six months on import of wire road of alloy or non-alloy steel from China. The measure follows suggestion by the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and

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GST Council approves 4-tier rate at 5%,12%, 18% and 28%

A four-tier GST tax structure of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%, with lower rates for essential items and the highest for luxury and de-merits goods that would also attract an additional cess, was decided by the all- powerful GST Council. With a view to keeping inflation under check, essential items including food, which presently constitute roughly half of the consumer inflation basket, will be taxed at zero rate. The lowest rate

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Kim Byong-Joon is the new Prime Minister of South Korea

Kim Byong-Joon was named as the new Prim Minister of South Korea by President Park Geun-Hye. He replaced Hwang Kyo-Ahn.Prime minister of South Korea Hwang Kyo-Ahn and two other top cabinet members as Kim Byong-Joon is the new Prime Minister of South Koreaapart of a planned reshuffle of senior civil servants and ministers. Park has been engulfed in a political storm over allegations that she allowed a

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Young Indian lawyer elected to UN's top body of legal experts

In a significant victory, a young Indian lawyer won a hotly-contested election in the UN General Assembly for membership to the world body's top body of legal experts, garnering the highest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific group.  Aniruddha Rajput, 33, is among the 34 individuals elected by the General Assembly as members of the International Law Commission, the UN organ tasked with the progressive development of

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Kathmandu University awards DLitt to President Mukherjee

The Kathmandu University in Nepal on Thursday awarded an honorary DLitt degree to visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at a special convocation ceremony. The honour was conferred to Mukherjee by Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is also the university’s chancellor. Mukherjee is the third person to be awarded the honour, said the university, the others being Congress leader Karan Singh and

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Tata Literature Festival Releases Longlists for Five Book Awards

The longlists for five of the ten literary awards for the seventh edition of the Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest were announced on Thursday, November 3. The literary event in Mumbai will bring together 130 authors and thinkers from over 30 countries and is set to be held from November 17-20 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Nariman Point and from November 19-20 at the Prithvi

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Two Indians among winners of London’s student innovation awards

Two Indian students are among top 10 selected for the inaugural Mayor of London’s International Student Innovation Awards 2016 launched to showcase London as a welcoming destination for international students. The two Indian students are Malav Sanghavi and Mustafa Khanwala, who were placed fifth and 10th in the contest to identify and recognise the most innovative international students in London.The top

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Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood win top honour at CMA Awards

Chris Stapleton bagged two top trophies — male vocalist and music video of the year for “Fire Away” — while Carrie Underwood won the female vocalist honour at the 2016 Country Music Association Awards.The video of “Fire Away” has been directed by Tim Mattia. Humble and Kind” bagged the song of the year award, while album of the year trophy was given to Eric Church for his work Mr

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Rajkot to witness DRS system for first time in Ind-Eng series

The umpire Decision Review System (DRS), which BCCI was opposing for long, would be implemented here for the first time on a trial basis when India play their opening Test against England in the coming week.The first Test of the five-match series between India and England is starting from November 9 and Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) is hosting it at SCA stadium Khandheri. "Decision Review System

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Sports Ministry tells NSFs to identify 2020 Olympics Medal Prospects

The Union Sports Ministry on 2 November 2016 directed the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to shortlist names of potential medalists along with their support staff for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. They have been asked to submit the list by 30 November 2016. The direction was approved by the Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel. Japan unveiled Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics emblems. Benefits of the

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Deeper carbon cuts needed to avoid climate tragedy: UN

The world's nations must urgently ramp up commitments to cut planet-warming carbon emissions to avoid "human tragedy", the United Nations warned. As they stand, these commitments - which do not kick in until 2020 - would still allow average global temperatures to climb as high as 3.4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, a recipe for massive climate damage, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said in its annual

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Environment Ministry constitutes team for Conservation of Loktak Lake

Environment Ministry constitutes team for Conservation of Loktak Lake. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has constituted a five-member team for conservation and management of Loktak Lake in Manipur. The team will visit Loktak Lake soon and hold discussions with the State government, its concerned agencies and other stakeholders. The consultations will also include people living in the vicinity of

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Set To Bust Global Climate Pact In 2030: UN Report

LONDON:  Greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 will exceed by 12 billion to 14 billion tonnes what is needed to keep global warming to an internationally agreed target, the United Nations said on Thursday. A day before the global Paris Agreement climate pact formally comes into force, the annual UN Environment report analysed countries' current pledges for emission cuts and whether they are enough. It found they are not.

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Zensar to acquire UK based design agency foolproof

Zensar Technologies, an RPG Company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Foolproof Ltd. along with its two wholly-owned subsidiary companies in UK and one wholly-owned subsidiary Company in Singapore for an undisclosed sum. Under the terms of the agreement, Foolproof will now be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zensar Technologies (UK) Ltd. The deal will be financed by internal

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Shri Piyush Goyal visits Sweden

Shri Piyush Goyal visits Sweden .Shri Goyal & Mr. Ibrahim Baylan reviewed next Phase of Indo- Swedish Collaboration . Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, is on an official visit to Sweden from November 1-3, 2016 at the invitation of the Swedish Minister for Policy Coordination & Energy, Mr. Ibrahim Baylan. During his 3 day visit , Shri Goyal had a

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Paris climate change agreement enters into force

The Paris agreement on climate change enters into force on Friday, marking the first time that governments have agreed legally binding limits to global temperature rises. The passage of the accord – the fruit of more than two decades of often tortuous international negotiations on combating climate change – was hailed by nations and observers around the world.  Under the agreement, all governments that have ratified the accord,

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Kenya accuses UN of bowing to pressure in South Sudan probe

NEW YORK - Kenya on Thursday accused the United Nations of bowing to pressure from certain countries by setting up an investigation that pinned the blame for peacekeeping failures in South Sudan on the Kenyan force commander. Ambassador Macharia Kamau charged that "certain current and future members of the Security Council" had pushed for a probe with a "pre-ordained outcome" that targeted the Kenyan

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TDP launched ‘Jana Chaitanya Yatra’ in Andhra Pradesh

TDP launched ‘Jana Chaitanya Yatra’ in Andhra Pradesh.The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu launched ‘Jana Chaitanya Yatra’ in Andhra Pradesh to highlight the welfare and developmental initiatives of the government. He also launched the membership drive of the party in Koppolu

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Maharashtra become First sate to launch Cyber Police Stations in each Districts.

Maharashtra become First sate to launch Cyber Police Stations in each Districts.Devendra Fadnavis led Maharashtra is the first state in the country which will have a cyber police station in each districts of the state announced by Home Department on November 3 , 2016.Maharashtra become First sate to launch Cyber Police Stations in each Districts. It is converting 42 state-of-the-art cyber crime labs into cyber police

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India UK Joint Tech Summit .

India UK Joint Tech Summit .The India-UK Tech Summit will be jointly inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Theresa May, on 7th November, 2016, at Hotel Taj Palace in New Delhi. It will highlight the visions of both the Prime Ministers to create a new era of bilateral economic relationship between the two countries.The summit was announced during

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International Conference on Decarbonisation of Indian Railways in New Delhi

Minister of Railways inaugurates International Conference on Decarbonisation of Indian Railways in New Delhi.  Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has inaugurated the International Conference on Decarbonisation of Indian Railways – Mission Electrification in New Delhi on November 3, 2016. It was organised by Institution of Railways Electrical Engineer (IREE) in partnership with ASSOCHAM India.

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China successfully launches heavy-lift carrier rocket

BEIJING: China today successfully launched its newly-developed heavy-lift carrier rocket Long March-5 from Hainan Province. The rocket blasted off from the coastal Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan Province at around 8:43 PM local time. An official of the mission declared the launch a success about 40

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India’s most attractive brands index 2016 topped by LG

India’s most attractive brands index 2016 topped by LG . The Tata group decreased in ranking on India’s most attractive brands index, which has been topped by South Korean consumer electronics maker LG.LG.  Tata, which was at number 4 in 2015 and number 5 in 2014, is ranked at number 7 in India’s Most Attractive Brands 2016 study, carried out by Trust Research Advisory (TRA) and based on primary

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India’s gross-value added growth to hit 7.6% this yr: DBS

India’s gross-value increased growth is expected to quicken to 7.6% this year from 7.2% in 2015-16, driven by sustained support from public capex spending was reported by DBS. According to the global financial services major, while private sector activity remains depressed, high frequency fiscal numbers point to sustained support from public capex spending. The upcoming seasonal festive boost should provide some

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Freedom of the Press 2016 report : Freedom House

Freedom of the Press 2016 report : Freedom House. Freedom of the Press Report 2016 is release by the US based NGO. This report  is a yearly report by US-based non-governmental organization Freedom House, measuring the level of freedom and editorial independence enjoyed by the press in nations and significant disputed territories around the world.  Theme : The Battle for the Dominant Message.The report

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Sri Lankan music legend Pandit Amaradeva dies

Sri Lankan music legend Pandit Amaradeva dies. sri-lank-legendi. Legendary Sri Lankan singer and composer Pandit Amaradeva who is a recipient of global honours, including India’s Padma Shri passed away. He was 88. His music blended Indian classical ragas with Lankan folk tunes. The musician has been the recipient of several awards, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award (2001), Padma Shri (2002) and Sri

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Lt Gen Satish Dua takes over as Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC)

Lt Gen Satish Dua took over as Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC). He was also accorded a Tri-Services Guard of Honour at the lawns of South Block.He was commissioned in December 1979 into 8 JAK LI (Siachen), a Unit of the Indian Army which is presently the Ceremonial Battalion in Rashtrapati Bhavan. He raised a new counter terrorism formation of Assam

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TCS signs MoU with University of New South Wales

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s largest IT Services provider said that University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia and TCS have signed a memorandum of understanding to pursue technology research collaboration. The agreement will enable the University and TCS to work together in areas of common interest such as machine learning, virtual reality, robotics, data analytics and cloud computing.The

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Google tied up with ASI for virtual tour of monuments

Google tied up with ASI for virtual tour of monuments.Google has associated with Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) for 360 degree virtual tour of 280-odd monuments across the country. We have a tie-up with ASI for 360 degrees virtual tour of 280 monuments across the country of which 30 are in West Bengal was stated bySanket Gupta, programme manager of Google Maps. ASI had given the permission to Google for

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