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NS Vishwanathan appointed Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India

Jun 29, 2016
Vishwanathan, who served as the Principal Chief General Manager in the Department of non-banking supervision at RBI, has been working as the Executive Director at RBI since April 2014.

CSIR-CIMFR inked MoU for coal quality analysis with coal supplying companies

Jun 29, 2016
The CSIR-CIMFR would make use of its knowledge base support in maintaining the quality of coal at national level for the entire power sector.

Union Cabinet approves recommendations of 7th Pay Commission

Jun 29, 2016
Now, the central government employees and pensioners will get a hike of at least 23.55 percent in their salaries. The rate of annual increment for employees will be 3 percent.

Exercise Jalrahat for flood Relief in Assam started

Jun 29, 2016
Exercise Jalrahat, a joint initiative led by GAJRAJ Corps with full support from HQ Eastern Command, is based on Flood Relief in an urban setting.

World Economic Forum released the Human Capital Report 2016

Jun 29, 2016
India occupied the 105th position among the 130 countries surveyed in the Index, and is placed behind Sri Lanka (50), China (71), Indonesia (72), Iran (85), Bhutan (91) and Bangladesh (104).

Naga rebel leader Isak Chishi Swu dies

Jun 29, 2016
Isak Chishi Swu's death has brought the focus back on the status of the Naga peace accord negotiations that are going on since the signing of a framework agreement in August 2015.

Sanjeev Rajput wins silver in ISSF World Cup

Jun 29, 2016
Petar Gorsa of Croatia won the gold medal with 457.5, while Hyeonjun Kim of Korea bagged the bronze after he shot 445.5. This was the last World Cup before the Rio Olympic Games.

Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden, Kazakhstan elected non-permanent UNSC members

Jun 29, 2016
In the election, the members of General Assembly voted by secret ballot for five seats divided by geographical grouping – three from Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, one from Eastern Europe, and one from Latin America and the Caribbean.

World Bank approves $63 million for Tejaswini Project in Jharkhand

Jun 29, 2016
Tejaswini: Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women Project is the first World Bank project in India that is solely focused on the welfare of adolescent girls and young women.

Majuli in Assam declared as island district

Jun 28, 2016
Majuli is a unique geographical occurrence and a result of the dynamics of the Brahmaputra river system. It is also the largest mid river delta system in the world.

Nestle named Ukf Mark Schneider as CEO

Jun 28, 2016
50-year old Schneider will be the first outsider to run 150-year old Nestlé since 1922, when banker Louis Dapples was appointed to head the company after its only financial loss.

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan: A scheme to boost healthcare facilities for pregnant women

Jun 28, 2016
The scheme aims at boosting the health care facilities for the pregnant women, especially the poor, and seeks to protect pregnant ladies from infectious diseases. The scheme is applicable only to the women in their pregnancy period of 3 to 6 months.

Xerxes Sapur Desai, founder of Titan, dies

Jun 28, 2016
Desai played a key role in introducing India to its first quartz watch in the late 80s when he set up Titan Co. Ltd (part of Tata Sons), after enduring years of resistance from state-owned HMT Watches.

Social entrepreneur Zubaida Bai wins UN honour for corporate sustainability initiative

Jun 28, 2016
The 2016 Local SDG Pioneers, an initiative of the UN Global Compact, seeks out individuals who are demonstrating how the SDGs can enable business to unlock economic, social and environmental gains for the world.

RBI publishes Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision-2018

Jun 28, 2016
Vision-2018 revolve around 5 Cs – coverage, convenience, confidence, convergence and cost, which can be achieved with focus on four strategic initiatives, viz., responsive regulation, robust infrastructure, effective supervision and customer centricity.

PM Narendra Modi launches Projects for 20 Smart Cities in Pune

Jun 28, 2016
Projects launched in Pune include slum rehabilitation, street and pedestrian walkway, modern buses with alternative fuels, traffic demand modelling project and city common mobility card.

Excessive blue light emitted by LED can adversely impact human health: AMA

Jun 28, 2016
It says that a large amount of blue light emitted by the high-intensity LED lighting appears white to the naked eye but it can create worse nighttime glare than conventional lighting.

Sweden inaugurates world’s first electric road

Jun 28, 2016
The test was conducted on parts of road E16 and is based on the government’s goal of energy efficiency and a fossil fuel-free vehicle fleet by 2030.

Gudni Johannesson wins Iceland’s presidential election

Jun 28, 2016
Gudni Johannesson, who won the election that was held in the backdrop of Panama Papers leak in April 2016, will replace Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, who served 20 years as head of state.

Odisha Government launches Kalinga Siksha Sathi Yojana

Jun 28, 2016
Kalinga Siksha Sathi Yojana aims to provide education loan up to 10 lakh rupees at one percent interest rate to students aspiring to pursue professional and technical education at higher level.

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