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Saturday, 10 December 2016

21st International Film Festival of Kerala begins


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.

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent to step down


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.

Human Rights Day: 10 December


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. 

Kerala launches mobile apps to fight corruption


Seeking to fight corruption with the active participation of people, Kerala government has launched two mobile applications which can be used to upload information regarding graft.

Vistaar appoints ex-Sebi chief C B Bhave as non-executive Chairman


Vistaar Financial Services, an MSME-focused financing firm has appointed former Sebi chief C B Bhave as non-executive Chairman and Independent Director. Prior to SEBI, he has worked as the Chairman and Managing Director of National Securities Depositories Ltd (NSDL).

India, Vietnam ink nuclear cooperation pact, three other agreements


In a significant development, India and Vietnam have signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that it will further strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

Friday, 9 December 2016

PR Sreejesh Appointed as Goalkeeping Mentor of Indian Junior Hockey Team


Captain of the senior National Men’s Hockey Team and one of the finest hockey goal-PR keeper in the world, PR Sreejesh has been roped in as the Goalkeeping Mentor of the India Under-21 Hockey Team from December 8, 2016.

Pakistan Lifts Undeclared Ban on Import of Ginned Cotton from India


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.

Two Banks of Abu Dhabi to Merge as the Biggest Bank in Gulf Nation


Stockholders of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank on December 8, 2016, approved to merge into the biggest bank of all Gulf Countries with an asset of $ 178 billion.

Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th State to join UDAY


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.