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India, Qatar MoU on tourism approved by Union Cabinet

Jun 2, 2016
Union Cabinet also approved MoU between India and Qatar for cooperation in Skill Development and Recognition of qualifications.

Union Cabinet approves setting up of India Post Payments Bank

Jun 2, 2016
Its services will be available across the country through 650 payments bank branches, linked post offices and alternative channels riding on modern technology.

Rahul Johri assumes charge as first ever CEO of BCCI

Jun 1, 2016
He was appointed on the recommendation of the Justice Lodha Committee.

Prime Minister releases National Disaster Management Plan to make India disaster resilient

Jun 1, 2016
It is the first of its kind of national plan prepared in India. It emphasizes on a greater need for Information, Education and Communication activities to prepare communities to cope with disasters,

Asia’s largest technology trade show COMPUTEX started in Taipei

Jun 1, 2016
This became the biggest trade show with the highest number of nations participating in last five years.

Noted comedian Razak Khan passes away

Jun 1, 2016
He was popularly known for his roles in movies like Hello Brother, Hungama and Hera Pheri.

Index of Industrial Production of Eight Core Industries for April 2016 released

Jun 1, 2016
The total of Indices of Eight Core Industries stands at 176.4 in April 2016 which is 8.5 percent more than that of April 2015. Its cumulative growth during April to March 2015-16 was 2.7 percent.

Gotthard Base Tunnel, world's longest and deepest rail tunnel, inaugurated in Switzerland

Jun 1, 2016
The main purpose of the Gotthard Base Tunnel is to increase total transport capacity across the Alps, especially for freight.

UP Government approves Detailed Project Report of Varanasi Metro Rail

Jun 1, 2016
According to the DPR, the 29.23 km Metro will have two corridors that include from BHEL to Banaras Hindu University (19.35 km) and Benia Bagh to Sarnath (9.885 km).

World Milk Day observed globally

Jun 1, 2016
The day seeks to inform people about usefulness of milk and milk products, its nutritional value and economic importance.

Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme 2016 comes into force

Jun 1, 2016
The declarations under this Scheme may be made on or before the 31 December 2016 in respect of tax arrears & specified tax.

Global Day of Parents observed across the world

Jun 1, 2016
The day is observed to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.

Former Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi appointed UPSC member

Jun 1, 2016
An IPS officer of AGMUT cadre of 1977 batch, Bassi retired as Delhi Police Commissioner on 29 February 2016.

Fire breaks out at Central Ammunition Depot, Pulgaon

Jun 1, 2016
The Pulgaon depot is located at 110 km from Nagpur and is the largest ammunition hub in India.

India and Morocco launch Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Jun 1, 2016
The chamber was jointly launched by visiting Vice President Hamid Ansari and Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane.

India and World Bank sign agreement to improve efficiency and attractiveness of City Bus Services

Jun 1, 2016
Demonstration cities where the various initiatives for improving city bus services will be undertaken are Mira Bhayandar in Maharashtra, Chandigarh, Jaipur, and Bhopal.

National GDP Provisional Estimates for 2015-16 released

Jun 1, 2016
India continued to remain a bright spot in world economy with robust macro-economic and fiscal parameters.

Ashok Lavasa designated as Finance Secretary

Jun 1, 2016
He co-authored a book titled An Uncivil Servant with former IAS officer and Stellar Group’s Chairman Ravi Mohan Sethi.

NBCC to launch Ganga cleaning project in Bihar

Jun 1, 2016
In December 2015, the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation hired NBCC to carry out the feasibility study and conditional assessment of the river for entry-level activities in Bihar.

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