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Adidas India’s Pulin Kumar won prestigious INBA Award

Dec 3, 2015
Kumar has been conferred with the award for his contribution to the legal field in and outside India for more than 21 years.

Union Cabinet approved signing of MoU between India and Iran on visa facilitation

Dec 3, 2015
This Agreement will come into force upon signing and exchange of official notes confirming that legal formalities on either side have been fulfilled.

Justice Tirath Singh Thakur sworn in as 43rd Chief Justice of India

Dec 3, 2015
Thakur succeeded incumbent Justice H L Dattu who retired on 2 December 2015.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed with theme Inclusion Matters

Dec 3, 2015
The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

Industrialist MAM Ramaswamy died

Dec 3, 2015
He also served as a Member of the Parliament representing Karnataka in the Rajya Sabha.

Union Government approved setting up of 6 new IITs

Dec 3, 2015
The Cabinet also approved the operationalisation of these IITs by forming Societies under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

Union Cabinet approved rehabilitation package for Bangladesh enclaves

Dec 3, 2015
The total financial implication for implementation of various components is around 1005.99 crore rupees.

Indian-American Dr Vijay M Rao named as Chairperson of RSNA

Dec 3, 2015
Dr Rao brings her expertise in health services and policy matters to bear in a shifting healthcare landscape of increasing complexity and declining reimbursements.

Vijay Kumar Choudhary elected as Bihar Assembly Speaker

Dec 3, 2015
The pro-tem Speaker and Congress MLA Sadanand Singh announced the election of Chaudhary as the new Speaker.

Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Germany for Solar Energy

Dec 3, 2015
This approval will help in increasing use of solar energy in India through technical as well as financial cooperation.

Tata Sons Ltd tied-up with Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Limited

Dec 3, 2015
Under this long-term partnership, ICBC will become a strategic banking partner to the Tata group for its businesses in several countries across continents.

Union Cabinet approved MoU with Israel on water resources management and development cooperation

Dec 3, 2015
The Ministry of Water Resources decided to have an agreement with Israel to benefit from the country’s experience and expertise, keeping in view the success of Israel in water use efficiency.

Union Cabinet approved DTAC agreement with Japan

Dec 3, 2015
DTAC was signed between the two countries in 1989 for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion through a protocol.

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Observed globally

Dec 2, 2015
The day is observed to focus on the elimination of human trafficking, child labour and other forms of modern-day slavery.

Aricent tied-up with Nasscom Foundation to launch Aricent Employability Programme

Dec 2, 2015
The programme will be offered to under graduate students across Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Delhi NCR and Rajasthan.

Labour Laws (Gujarat Amendment) Bill 2015 received Presidential assent

Dec 2, 2015
The bill was passed by the Assembly in February 2015 with an aim to relax labour laws and give an impetus to industrialisation of the state.

Russia, WADA agreed on roadmap to reform Russian Anti-Doping Agency

Dec 2, 2015
The country's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that the roadmap has been agreed upon and it is clear what they need to do.

Delhi Development Authority awarded with E-India Award

Dec 2, 2015
It bagged the award under the category of Digital India IT initiatives for extraordinary IT initiatives in the field of land protection and engineering projects.

Delhi Assembly passed three major education bills

Dec 2, 2015
The three bills aim at reining in private schools, doing away with screening process in nursery admissions and scrapping of no detention policy till Class VIII.

German Cabinet approved military aid to fight ISIS in Syria

Dec 2, 2015
German mandate is for one year at a cost of 134 million euros (142 million dollars) and can be extended next year.

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