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Fourth North East Youth Festival concluded in Jorhat district of Assam

Jun 1, 2015
The three day long festival was organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) on behalf of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Gurpreet Singh became 5th Indian to get quota place in shooting for 2016 Rio Olympics

Jun 1, 2015
Singh became the fifth Indian shooter to win a quota place for the Rio Olympics after Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai, Apurvi Chandela and Abhinav Bindra.

Finance Minister inaugurated new Bank Note Paper Line unit in Hoshangabad, MP

May 30, 2015
Hoshangabad Mill is capable in making bank note paper for big denominations which will help India to be self reliant for printing all types of note on the paper made in India.

Increasing number of hamlets responsible for decline of Tigers in Buxa Tiger Reseve: West Bengal

May 30, 2015
It was stated by the West Bengal Minister for Forests Benoy Krishna Barman in the state legislature.

Andhra Pradesh brought 16 Sectors under Swiss Challenge method to develop Infrastructure

May 30, 2015
This order was issued by the Infrastructure and Investment Department and will facilitate the government to extend Swiss Challenge method to award infrastructure project under the above sectors.

Veena Jain appointed as Director General of Doordarshan News

May 30, 2015
Jain will also hold the charge as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) and will oversee the ministry's new media wing and social media cell.

Book titled Super Economies by Raghav Bahl released

May 30, 2015
The book explains the vastly changed nature of the world since the Cold War and predicts what will be the likely changes in the 21st centuary.

Anand Kumar, Founder of Super 30, honoured in Canada

May 30, 2015
The Speaker Linda Reid honoured Kumar with a memento and also appreciated his endeavour at a proposal initiated by Marc Dalton, an MLA.

Pradeep Kumar Sinha appointed as Cabinet Secretary to Union Government

May 30, 2015
Before this appointment, Sinha was serving as Secretary, in Union Ministry of Power since July 2013.

CSO released Provisional Estimates of National Income for FY 2014-15

May 30, 2015
As per it, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at constant prices in the FY 2014-15 will grow at 7.3 percent while at current prices it is expected to grow at 10.5 percent.

Book titled Ahmedabad: A City in the World by Amrita Shah released

May 30, 2015
The book describes the a six-hundred year old former textile town in Kaka-style development which sketches Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle against British rule and terms the city as a hotbed for communal violence.

Nigerian Army launched operations to flush out Boko Haram from Sambisa Forest

May 30, 2015
The forest is a hide out for the group since its capture in February 2013.

State Bank of India launched Online Customer Acquisition Solution

May 30, 2015
This online application will enable customers to apply for home, car, education and personal loans online and get an instant e-approval.

G Satheesh Reddy appointed as Scientific Advisor to Union Defence Minister

May 30, 2015
Reddy is Director at Research Centre Imarat (RCI) & Programme Director of MRSAM, DRDO.

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers observed across the world

May 30, 2015
The day was established to honour the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace and the theme for year 2015 is Together for Peace.

Sepp Blatter re-elected as FIFA President

May 30, 2015
79-year-old Blatter won another four-year term as FIFA President after he secured 133 votes in 209 (206 were valid votes) FIFA member federation.

The Pakistan Paradox written by Christrophe Jaffrelot

May 30, 2015
The 688-pages book is an overview of the contemporary Pakistan which was born as the creation of elite Urdu-speaking Muslims who sought to govern a state that would maintain their dominance.

VA Prasanth appointed as the CFO of Indian Bank

May 29, 2015
Indian Bank, established in 1907, is an Indian state-owned financial services company, headquartered in Chennai, India.

RBI released Draft Guidelines on Net Stable Funding Ratio for Banks

May 29, 2015
The Reserve Bank proposed to make NSFR applicable to all banks in India from 1 January 2018.

Five women suspended for anti-doping rule violations named for TOP Scheme

May 29, 2015
The five women who were suspended for anti-doping rule violations and named under TOP Scheme are Priyanka Panwar, Ashwini Akkunji, Jauna Murmu, Sini Jose and Mandeep Kaur.

Zoomcar co-founder David Back resigned

May 29, 2015
He will continue to hold his stake and board position in US-based Zoomcar Inc, the parent of Zoomcar India.

Indian-origin teacher Gurnimrat Nimmy Sidhu named for Oxford University award

May 29, 2015
She is among 12 teachers to win the University of Oxford Inspirational Teacher Award.

RBI proposed to introduce PPI for Mass Transit Systems

May 29, 2015
These PPI-MTS will be semi-closed instruments that will be used facilitate the migration to electronic payments in line with the country’s vision of moving to a less-cash society.

Mahindra World City entered Joint Venture with Sumitomo to set up industrial park in Chennai

May 29, 2015
The venture will have 60 per cent equity participation from Mahindra World City and the balance 40 per cent from Sumitomo.

Maharashtra CM sets up a high powered task force to develop IFSC

May 29, 2015
This Task Force will devise the roadmap for development of IFSC and would be co-chaired by Anshu Jain and Arundhati Bhattacharya.

Yaduveer of Wodeyar dynasty crowned as 27th Maharaja of Mysuru

May 29, 2015
The last coronation took place 41 years ago when Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar was crowned at the age of 21.

Sevilla FC won Europa League title

May 29, 2015
With this, Sevilla, the Spain’s oldest club solely devoted to football practice, became the first side to win the Europa League four times.

Abhinav Bindra became 4th Indian shooter to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

May 29, 2015
Bindra became the fourth Indian shooter to win a quota place for the Rio Olympics and the other three in the list are Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela.

NCDEX launched Gold Now platform for forward contracts in gold

May 29, 2015
The maximum duration of the contract is for 60 calendar days and delivery unit of the contract is 100 grams and 1 kilogram.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of USA granted work Permit for H-4 visa holders

May 29, 2015
The decision is expected to benefit over 179600 H-4 visa holders with particular salience to visa holders of Indian citizenship who are largely employed in the IT sector.

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