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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Punit Misra named CEO of Zee Entertainment domestic broadcast biz

Zee Entertainment Enterprises has appointed Punit Misra as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its domestic broadcast business. Misra’s appointment will come to effect from October 1 will report to Zee Entertainment Enterprises Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Punit Goenka.

Sharmila Tagore appointed as a new member of the BCCC

Film actress Sharmila Tagore, theatre activist Arundhati Nag and film studies academician Ira Bhaskar have been appointed new members of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), the self-regulatory body which hears complaints against TV content.

Himachal Health Minister launches ambulance mobile app

Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur has launched a mobile application called '108 HP' to facilitate efficient access to ambulances for medical emergencies.

India's first textile university to come up at Surat

Gujarat government is planning to set up India's first textile university at Surat with an investment of about Rs 800 crore - Rs 900 crore. The textile industry will support the government in the endeavour.The state government will fund about Rs 800-900 crore for the university, which is expected to get operational in the next one and a half years.

Lalita Babar, chessplayer Shardul Gagare to get SJAM awards

Maharashtra’s sixth Chess GM Shardul Gagare, and steeplechase specialist Lalita Babar, who finished a creditable 10th in the Rio Olympics, have been chosen for the Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai’s (SJAM) Golden Jubilee Annual Awards 2016.

ISRO tests Scramjet Rocket engine

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today successfully test-fired its Scramjet Rocket Engine, which will use oxygen from the atmosphere thereby reducing launch cost, from the spaceport of Sriharikota.

Tunisian parliament passes confidence vote for its new government

The parliament in Tunisia passed a confidence vote in the Government of National Unity. The government of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed was supported by 167 of the 217 members of parliament 22 were against and five abstained. The move came after the majority of lawmakers in the Tunisian parliament passed a vote of no confidence in Premier Habib Essid, which followed his unwillingness to form a new unity government. 

Source - The hindu

World Bank sanctions Rs 980 cr for Brahmaputra dredging: Min

The World Bank has announced a funding of Rs 980 crore to dredge the Brahmaputra as an initiative to develop waterways to Bangladesh and to other South East Asian countries which is give fillip to trade and industry in the Area.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Daily News Highlights : 26th August, 2016

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As most of you have continuously asked for something more in GA so here is the good news guys. As now we are going to provide you a full day current affairs in One post and in more easily accessible format. So whatever going around in the world we will provide you in one Daily News Highlights post. With the help of this post, you will able to  revise day wise current affairs in an easy manner.

Finance Ministry sets up panel to suggest steps to promote card payments

Union Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley has set up a committee to consider incentives such as cash back schemes and tax rebates for promoting card and digital payments in a step towards discouraging cash transactions. With an aim to discourage cash transactions, the Finance Ministry has set up this high-level committee to suggest steps to promote card payments through incentives like tax rebates and cash back schemes.