The 21st International Film Festival of Kerala began in Thiruvananthapuram on 09 December 2016. It opened with Navid Mahmoudi's directorial debut 'Raftan,' which narrates the story of a couple attempting to migrate from Iran to Europe. The eight-day festival, hosted by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy on behalf of the Kerala Cultural Affairs Department, is set to showcase 184 films from 62 countries.
Saturday, 10 December 2016
Muhtar Kent has announced that he will step down as the CEO of Coca-Cola in May 2017 and will be succeeded by company President and COO James Robert B. Quincey. Muhtar Kent, who has been CEO since 2008, will continue as Chairman. James Robert B. Quincey is a British business executive. Currently the president and chief operating officer of The Coca-Cola Company.
The Human Rights Day is observed across the world on 10 December every year. The day aims at promoting and raising awareness of the two Covenants of Human Rights Day. Human Rights Day was established in 1948, and ever since that auspicious day it has stood as the first major stride forward in ensuring that the rights of every human across the globe are protected.
Friday, 9 December 2016
Pakistan has removed an “undeclared” ban on import of ginned cotton from India. Earlier from November 23, The Department of Plant Protection (DPP) of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research had banned the cotton imports from India through Wagah and Karachi port as the shipments did not fulfil phyto- sanitary conditions.
Himachal Pradesh has become the 18th State to join UDAY, a central scheme for revival of debt stressed power distribution companies, availing a net benefit of about ₹823 crore. Government of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Himachal Pradesh and state Discom under the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), for operational and financial turnaround of the Discom.