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18th India-Iran Joint Commission Meeting held in New Delhi

Dec 29, 2015
The meeting assumed significance as it is the first one since the conclusion of the Vienna Agreement between the P5+1 countries and Iran in July 2015.

Bharat Petroleum commissioned Crude Distillation unit in Mumbai

Dec 29, 2015
The new state of the art CDU that came at a cost of 1419 crore rupees is a replacement of old Crude and Vacuum units of the refinery.

Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler passed away

Dec 29, 2015
He was best known for his work in films like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and American Graffiti.

Report of Vijay Kelkar Committee on Revisiting & Revitalizing PPP Model released

Dec 29, 2015
The Committee strongly endorsed setting up of the “3PI” which can, in addition to functioning as a centre of excellence in PPPs, enable research, review and roll out activities to build capacity, etc.

Civil Aviation Ministry gave clearance for four greenfield airports

Dec 29, 2015
The international airport proposed at Dholera in Gujarat will cost around 1378 crore rupees. It is also expected that the airport will reduce air traffic load at the existing Ahmedabad airport.

RBI released report of Deepak Mohanty Committee on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion

Dec 29, 2015
Among other things, the committee advised the Government to launch a scheme of Gold Kisan Credit Card with higher flexibility for borrowers with prompt repayment records.

Karan Adani appointed as CEO of Adani Ports and SEZ

Dec 29, 2015
Karan will take over the post from outgoing CEO Sudipta Bhattacharya, who is moving to the US to take over a Group position as CEO, North America.

Amitabh Kant got additional charge of CEO of NITI Aayog

Dec 29, 2015
Kant will replace the incumbent NITI Aayog CEO Sindhushree Khullar whose extended tenure will end on 31 December 2015.

China adopted Anti-Terrorism Bill, 2015; First counter-terrorism law in history

Dec 28, 2015
Besides proposing a slew of institutional measures to contain terrorism, the Anti-Terrorism Bill, 2015 defined terrorism for the first time in the country.

Renowned science-fiction writer George Clayton Johnson died

Dec 28, 2015
Born on 10 July 1929 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Johnson debuted into the entertainment business in 1959 when he wrote the I’ll Take Care of You episode for Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Globe Soccer Awards 2015 conferred

Dec 28, 2015
Globe Soccer Awards are the first and only awards for the Best Club Director and the Best Agent of the Year.

Reliance Jio launched 4G telecom service

Dec 28, 2015
It has three-pronged focus on broadband networks, affordable smart phones and the availability of rich content and applications.

Shiva Keshavan clinched silver at Asian Luge Championship

Dec 28, 2015
The first place was claimed by defending champion Hidenari Kanayama of Japan.

AP Government signed MoU with Microsoft India on technology initiatives

Dec 28, 2015
The initiatives will help in checking school dropouts, improving agricultural productivity and providing better citizen services.

Indigenously developed Air-to-Air missile Astra successfully test fired

Dec 28, 2015
The test was aimed at validating the electronic counter-counter measure (anti-jamming) capabilities of the missile.

Tech Mahindra launched NFC-based wallet MoboMoney

Dec 28, 2015
MoboMoney is the country's first commercial rollout of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows radio communication between two NFC enabled devices.

China amended One Couple, One Child Policy

Dec 28, 2015
The amended policy is aimed at balancing the country's population structure by allowing all couples to have two children.

Veteran actor Sadhana Shivdasani passed away

Dec 28, 2015
Sadhana was the highest-paid actress in Hindi cinema during 1962–1965. Her fringe haircut became popular during the 1960s and came to be known as Sadhana cut.

Former CJ of Karnataka & Kerala High Courts Justice VS Malimath died

Dec 26, 2015
He also worked as the United Nations Representative to monitor human rights enforcement in Nigeria and Sri Lanka.

Union Government announced 4 new IT-based initiatives for citizen-centric health services

Dec 26, 2015
The initiatives include three applications, namely, Kilkari, Mobile Academy and M-Cessation and a dedicated toll free number.
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