NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

MoU to Promote Energy Efficiency

Ministry of Urban Development has embarked on a major programme to improve energy use efficiency in bulk water supply, public lighting, transportation and domestic...

Cabinet Approves Ratification of Paris Agreement

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to ratify the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on 2nd October 2016, the day of Gandhi Jayanti. Paris...

CORPORATE AFFAIRS

Microsoft Partners with WorkDay

Tech giants Microsoft and Workday have joined hands to expand the business solutions. By blending the power of Workday's cloud-based finance and HR applications with...

SEBI Relaxes Norms for Employees

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) decided to relax its regulations to enable employees to apply for shares over the Rs 200,000...

LATEST APPOINTMENTS

Abbott India Gets New MD

Pharma company Abbott India appointed Ambati Venu its new managing director for a term of 5 years effective September 29, 2016. In February this year,...

World Bank Reappoints President Jim Yong

The World Bank reappointed Jim Yong Kim to a five-year term as President of the multilateral development lender after the nomination period closed without...

GOVERNMENT SCHEMES AND PROGRAMMES

Gujarat APMCs Linked With ‘e-NAM’

40 Agriculture Produce Market Committee's (APMC's) of Gujarat were linked to e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM). This is one initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which...

Varistha Pension Bima Yojana Approved

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana...

ECONOMY CURRENT AFFAIRS

DFCCIL Signs MoU with Railways

The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation and the railways have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to fix the target for various projects during 2016-2017. Dedicated...

Strategic Sale in Bharat Pumps Approved

The union cabinet committee on economic affairs cleared the ‘strategic sale’ of Public-Sector undertaking, Bharat Pumps and Compressors Ltd. The Cabinet has approved Rs 111.59...

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CURRENT AFFAIRS

First Baby with Mitochondrial Donation Born

Baby was born using a new "three person" fertility technique in Mexico. Using the new technology, called mitochondrial donation, which incorporates DNA from three persons,...

NASA Spots Water Plumes on Europa

Astronomers have spotted evidence of water vapour plumes rising from Jupiter's moon Europa. The apparent plumes detected by the Hubble Space Telescope shoot about 125...

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

Jordan King Forms New Government

Jordan's King Abdullah has formed a new government headed by Hani Mulki as prime minister for a second term. Mulki was first appointed last May...

$364 Million US Aid for Syria

The US has announced an additional $364 million in humanitarian assistance to help Syrians thereby bringing total U.S. humanitarian spending for Syria to about...

LATEST COMMITTEES

Parliamentary Panel on Budgets Merger

With the Cabinet’s approving the merger of Railway Budget with General Budget, the parliamentary panel on finance has decided to ‘examine’ the move along...

H R Khan Committee in News

H R Khan committee on development of corporate bond in August 2016 recommended that foreign portfolio investors be allowed to trade directly in corporate bonds. In...

ENVIRONMENT CURRENT AFFAIRS

Typhoon Megi Reaches China

Typhoon Megi has reached China's Quanzhou City with winds packing over 118 km per hour speed after causing havoc in Taiwan. Megi, the 17th typhoon...

IGI Airport Gets Carbon Neutral Status

Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has become the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve carbon neutral status. DIAL is a GMR Group-led...

LATEST AWARDS

Vayoshreshtha Samman

The President of India Pranab Mukharjee will present the National Awards for Senior Citizens “Vayoshreshtha Samman-2016” to eminent senior citizens and institutions in recognition...

GQ Men of the Year Awards

GQ Men of the Year Awards 2016 were announced in Mumbai. GQ India celebrated its eighth anniversary with the annual Men of the Year...

INDIA AND WORLD CURRENT AFFAIRS

India-China Talks on Terrorism Held

India and China held their first anti-terrorism dialogue in Beijing (China) and reached "important consensus" on strengthening cooperation in combating the menace and on...

Maldives Inks MoU with ASCI

Civil Service Commission (CSC) of Maldives signed a MOU with Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) to get short term capacity development training programmes...

SPORTS CURRENT AFFAIRS

IOC Reprimanded Three Boxers

Three boxers have been reprimanded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for betting on boxing bouts during the 2016 Rio Olympics. The three boxers involved...

Cash Awards to Rio Paralympics Winners

Cash awards of a total of Rs 90 lakhs for the Rio Paralympics 2016 Medal Winners have been announced by Thawaarchand Gehlot, Minister of...

DEFENCE CURRENT AFFAIRS

Surgical Strikes by India Across LoC

India has carried out surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the LoC inflicting heavy casualties. Eleven days after terrorists killed 18 Indian soldiers in...

IAF Conducts Exercise Talon

IAF command along the western front has gone on a high alert with a major exercise across all its 18 airbases and other installations...

LATEST GK

International Day of Older Persons

International Day of Older Persons is observed on 1st of October every year pursuant to the adoption of a resolution by the UN General...

World Rabies Day Observed

World Rabies Day is observed on 28th September. The day is celebrated to aware about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this...

LAWS AND ACTS

National Council for River Ganga Constituted

The Union Cabinet has approval the River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016. The Order lays down a new institutional structure for policy...

Admiralty (Maritime Claims) Bill 2016

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal of Ministry of Shipping to enact Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill...

IMPORTANT REPORTS IN NEWS

American Continents Declared Measles Free

The International Expert Committee of WHO has declared the North and South America Continents measles free. The declaration was made by the International Expert Committee...

WHO Report on Air Pollution in India

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) report, air pollution is killing nearly eight lakh people annually in the South East Asian Region (SEAR) with...

MEETS AND CONFERENCES

Islamabad SAARC Summit Postponed

SAARC Summit which was going to be held in Islamabad in Pakistan, has been postponed as four countries out of eight member grouping deciding...

86 MoUs Signed in Tourism Summit

The ‘Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit (IITIS)- 2016’ is organized by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry and the...

STATES CURRENT AFFAIRS

PM Ujjwala Yojana Launched in J&K

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched in Srinagar for the state of Jammu & Kashmir by Chief Minister of J&K, Ms Mehbooba Mufti...

Tripura Assembly Ratifies GST Bill

Tripura Assembly unanimously ratified the Constitutional Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST). State Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha moved a resolution to ratify the...

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