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Low quality plastic items banned in Ahmedabad

May 1, 2015
The ban was issued after it was found that low grade plastic waste is resulting in chocking of man-hall and drainage system.

Marathi actress Bimba Modak passed away

Apr 30, 2015
Eminent Marathi film and stage actress Bimba Modak passed away on 29 April 2015 due to her old age.

Union Government approved continuation of 1000 rupees Monthly Pension Scheme under EPS

Apr 30, 2015
The move would benefit over 20 lakh pensioners under social security scheme run by Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).

Logo of the International Day of Yoga launched

Apr 30, 2015
The logo was selected by a committee of yoga experts constituted by Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).

Ananda Kumar, Pramod Patil won Whitley Awards for wildlife conservation

Apr 30, 2015
Kumar & Patil were awarded for their work of enabling human-elephant co-existence in Southern India and protection of the iconic great Indian bustard in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, respectively.

Microsoft Corp announced to allow Android and Apple phone apps to Windows 10

Apr 30, 2015
The decision is aimed to attract the users, as Microsoft has failed to get any real traction on tablets and phones, partly because of a lack of apps.

NRSC, DoLR signed MoU for development of Web Geo Portal Shrishti and Mobile App Drishti

Apr 30, 2015
The MoU was signed by Sandeep Dave, Joint Secretary of DoLR and VK Dadhwal, Director of NRSC.

Flipkart acquired mobile marketing firm Appiterate

Apr 30, 2015
Appiterate helps ecommerce companies target consumers better and increase sales by using push notifications and in-app messages.

Seychelles became 161st Member of WTO

Apr 30, 2015
This approval by WTO ended the 20-year long wait of the country of being a member of WTO, as the country was negotiating its accession terms since 31 May 1995.

RBI imposed a fine of 1.5 crore rupees each on three Public Sector Banks for violating KYC norms

Apr 30, 2015
These three PSBs are Bank of Maharashtra, Dena Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce.

Gopinath Pillai resigned as Chairman of Gateway Distriparks Limited

Apr 30, 2015
The company has named co-founder Prem Kishan Gupta as the new Chairman. He is working as the Managing Director since the start of the company.

CCEA gave approval for engaging Maharashtra Cotton Growers Federation to undertake MSP operations

Apr 30, 2015
The CCEA also approved additional fiscal allocation under Non-Plan Grant to meet the anticipated losses in disposal of cotton.

India, Japan signed Action Agenda for Investment and Trade Promotion

Apr 30, 2015
The action agenda contains five items, which can help in furthering the trade relations between India and Japan.

Union Cabinet approved Smart Cities Mission with an outlay of 48000 crore rupees

Apr 30, 2015
The mission is intended to develop 100 smart  cities across the country by promoting smart solutions for efficient use of available assets, resources and infrastructure with the objective of enhancing the quality of urban life.

Rajya Sabha passed Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2014

Apr 30, 2015
The Amendment Bill 2014 seeks to amend the Regional Rural Banks Act, 1976, which provided process for the incorporation, regulation and winding up of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).

Union Cabinet approved Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) of 500 cities

Apr 30, 2015
The mission is intended to make urban areas more livable and inclusive besides driving the economic growth with an investment of 50000 crore rupees over next five years.

Japan proposed new JWG on Nuclear deal

Apr 30, 2015
Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yoichi Miyazawa proposed a new Joint Working Group to discuss civil nuclear co-operation with India during his meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

Sri Lankan Parliament adopted the 19th Amendment to the Constitution

Apr 30, 2015
This amendment has reduced the power of Executive President and also put into place a Constitutional Council for making key government appoints.

PropTiger acquired Makaan.com

Apr 30, 2015
PropTiger is the online realty services firm backed by media magnate Rupert Murdoch.

Singer Jack Ely famous for song Louie Louie passed away

Apr 30, 2015
Jack Ely was an American guitarist and singer.

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