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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Daily News Highlights : 31th July, 2016


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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book launched


The book based on the script of the play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' launched today globally. This is JK Rowling’s eighth Harry Potter story written along with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. Thorne scripted the two-part play based on the original story, which begins 19 years after 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows', which was published in 2007.

Skydiver Luke Aikins Sets Record For Highest Jump Without Parachute


Skydiver Luke Aikins, became the first to jump from a height of 25,000 feet without a parachute, landing in a net in southern California. He has completed the jump in Simi Valley, west of Los Angeles. He had made his first tandem jump when he was 12.

Centre to organise ‘Make in India’ conference in Bhubaneswar


Centre has decided to organise a Make in India conference in Bhubaneswar in December this year. The conference would be organised by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to attract investment in the state as well as the country. The Odisha government has requested the ministry to hold the conference in the first week of December.

Rani Nair set to be new CBDT Chairperson


Senior IRS officer Rani Singh Nair is set to be appointed as the new Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairperson with incumbent Atulesh Jindal retiring. Nair, a 1979-batch Indian Revenue Service officer of the Income Tax cadre, is presently working as Member (Legislation and Computerisation) in the Central Board of Direct Taxes, the policy-making body of the I-T department.

Odisha CM directs DCs to extend Madhu Babu Pension Scheme


Odisha Chief minister Naveen Patnaik has directed all the district collectors to extend Madhu Babu Pension Scheme to three lakh more beneficiaries from August 15. While 47 lakh people have already been covered under the Madhu Babu Pension Scheme, the number of beneficiaries will increase to 50 lakh from August 15. 

Kerala Tourism bags six National Tourism awards


Kerala Tourism has bagged six National Tourism awards for 2014-15 in the marketing category for states. It received two more awards, including the one for its Responsible Tourism (RT) initiative in Wayanad. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan presented the awards to Principal Secretary Venu V and Director U V Jose in the presence of Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma at a function at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

AAAI confers Lifetime Achievement Award on adman Srinivasan Swamy


The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) announced the recipient of this year’s AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award as Srinivasan K Swamy popularly known as Sundar Swamy. This Award is the highest honour to be given to an individual in India for his/her outstanding contribution to the Advertising Industry. This award was instituted in 1988 by AAAI and so far 23 persons have been bestowed with it earlier.

SpaceX wins another contract from Nasa


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has ordered a second mission from SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation) to take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The Hawthorne space company received its first order from NASA in November. Both SpaceX and Boeing Co. now each have two orders from the space agency to ferry as many as four crew members and about 220 pounds of cargo at a time to the space station.

Oracle to Buy NetSuite for $9.3 Billion


Business software maker Oracle has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NetSuite, the very first cloud company. The transaction is valued at $9.3 billion . The deal would help Oracle gain market share in the fast-growing cloud computing business.

PM Modi flags off 'Run for Rio'


Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Run for Rio event in New Delhi today to celebrate the Olympic mood in the country. Around 20,000 school children participated in the event, which commenced from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Daily News Highlights : 30th July, 2016

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Daily Current Tablet: 29th July, 2016


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Centre sanctions nearly Rs. 620 crore to UP as drought assistance


Centre has sanctioned nearly Rs. 620 crore to Uttar Pradesh as assistance for the recent drought situation in the state. It also approved almost 80 crores for Rajasthan which was affected by hailstorm and 15 crores to Manipur affected by earthquake.

Bilaspur to get its first hydro engineering college


A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed today in New Delhi between Himachal Pradesh government, NTPC and NHPC for setting up Hydro Engineering College in the State. This is first of its kind joint venture in the Country. The MoU was signed in the presence of Union Health Minister Sh. J.P. Nadda, Union Minister of State (Power) Sh. Piyush Goyal and HP Transport and Technical Education Minister Sh. G.S. Bali.

LIC signs up Axis Bank as bancassurance partner


India's largest insurer Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has signed an agreement with private sector lender Axis Bank as its bancassurance partner wherein the bank will distribute LIC's products to its customers. In the preliminary phase, the bank will distribute LIC’s life insurance products across its branches in West Bengal, Bangalore and Haryana – Panchkula.

Aruna Sundarajan made new Secretary of ministry of IT


The newly formed ministry of electronics and IT (MEIT) has got a new Secretary. In a swap, Kerala cadre IAS officer Aruna Sundarajan has been appointed Secretary of the ministry while the current Secretary Aruna Sharma has been moved to the ministry of Steel. Sharma's deployment comes barely six months after she was given charge of the ministry.

Insurance scheme for cattle launched in Haryana


The Haryana Government has launched ‘Pashudhan Bima Yojana’ in the State. The State Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister, OP Dhankar launched the scheme at a function in Jhajjar. He also presented documents of the Pashudhan Bima Yojana  to cattle breeders and urged them to take maximum benefit of this scheme.

A10 Networks acquires cloud firm Appcito


US-based A10 Networks, an application networking and security company has announced the acquisition of Appcito -- a provider of Software-As-A-Service (SaaS)-based, multi-cloud Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) solutions.The acquisition positions A10 Networks as a comprehensive secure application services leader and will help customers become more secure as they bridge traditional and cloud application environments.

CM Chandrababu Naidu launches 'Mission Harita Andhra Pradesh'


Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has launched 'Mission Harita Andhra Pradesh', with the theme 'green cover for a happy living', by planting saplings at Sunkollu village under Nuzividu mandal in Krishna district.

Cochin Chamber launching Aadhaar-based e-certificate of origin



The Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCCI) is launching an Aadhaar based e-Certificate of Origin service.  A certificate of origin, a critical document in the course of export, is issued to exporters by the Chamber of Commerce to avail duty benefits under Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) or prove from where the goods originated.

Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari sworn in as the Chief Justice of Patna High Court


Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Patna High Court by Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind at a function herein Raj Bhawan. Justice Ansari, the 39th Chief Justice of the Patna HC, would retire on October 29, 2016.

James Alan McPherson Passed Away


Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Alan McPherson has passed away at 72. His anthology Elbow Room won the Pulitzer for fiction in 1978. He was one of the first individuals to receive a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation.

L&T Infotech and GE Digital join hands to develop digital industrial solutions


Larsen & Toubro Infotech, a global information technology services & solutions company, announced a strategic partnership with GE Digital combining LTI's diverse industrial capabilities with GE's Predix cloud-based operating system for the Industrial Internet.

Rajjat Barjatya, MD & CEO of Rajshri Productions, passed away


MD and CEO of Rajshri Media, Rajjat Barjatya has passed away in Mumbai after losing a battle to cancer. He was the cousin of film maker of  Sooraj Barjatya. Barjatya had been fighting with cancer since the last three months and as per sources.

BCCI chief Anurag Thakur joins Territorial Army as Lieutenant


Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Himachal Pradesh and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur was commissioned into the Territorial Army as a Lieutenant by the Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir S Suhag.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Daily News Highlights : 29th July, 2016

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Intex Ropes in Madhuri Dixit as Its Brand Ambassador


Intex Technologies has announced cinestar Madhuri Dixit as Brand Ambassador for its new range of consumer durable products. Dixit will endorse the new range of Washing Machines and Refrigerators, which are the latest additions to the already diverse portfolio of Intex's consumer durable products.

India approves $318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways


India has approved a $318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways to upgrade its communications system and rolling stock in the Tamil-dominated north.

Shambhu Singh Yadav appointed as Deputy Lokayukta of UP


Shambhu Singh Yadav, a retired IAS officer and secretary to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was appointed as the Deputy Lokayukta of the state.

WB tourism department launches app


West Bengal Tourism Department has launched a mobile app based on the theme of "Experience Bengal" aiming to attract the travelers across the world. Alongside information on places of tourist interest, the app would be loaded with other facilities like maps and directions.

Brazilian scientists discover another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito


Brazilian scientists have identified another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito, responsible for over 1,700 cases of microcephaly in newborns in the South American country since October 2015.

Railway Board Chairman, AK Mital, gets 2-year extension


The current Chairman of the Railway Board, AK Mital, has got an extension to continue for  2 more years. Mital was supposed to superannuate on July 31, and today would have been his last working day. Also, the Railway Board's Advisor, Finance, P.V. Vaidialingam, has been given additional charge as Managing Director, Indian Railway Finanace Corporation Ltd. (IRFC).

China, Russia to hold joint naval exercises in SCS


China and Russia will hold routine joint naval exercises in the South China Sea in September this year. This is being done after when recently court in the Hague ruled stated that China does not have historic rights to the SCS. But China rejected the ruling and refused to participate in the case. 

Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger retires from international football


Bastian Schweinsteiger has retired from the German national team, marking the end of a glittering international football career. The 31-year-old midfielder was an instrumental player for Germany when they won the World Cup in 2014, and earned 120 caps for his nation - scoring 24 goals.

OKI installs more than 600 recycling ATMs for State Bank of India


Japanese payments company OKI has installed 600 automatic teller machines with cash recycling abilities for country's largest lender State Bank of India across the country. The payments company OKI has manufacturing of ATM business in India which works with recyclable cash and has both cash acceptance mechanism along with cash dispensing in their teller machines.

First woman head of aviation regulator moves out


The first woman chief of aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) M Sathiyavathy was named as new Union Labour Secretary. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved her appointment as Officer on Special Duty in the Ministry of Labour and Employment with immediate effect, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

India and Bangladesh agree on anti-terror cooperation


India and Bangladesh have agreed to enhance cooperation on anti-terror efforts with Dhaka saying that New Delhi will be "side-by-side" with it in fighting terrorists. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrish and Director Generals of Border Security Force and Narcotics Control Bureau participated in the talks. Leaders from both the country concurred on the need to immediately operationalise the Agreement on Combating Terrorism and Organised Crime and Illicit Drug Trafficking between the two countries.

Parliament passes bill for afforestation fund


Rajya Sabha has passed the ‘Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill’ which seeks to unlock more than Rs. 41,000 crore earmarked for afforestation works but is lying unspent since the last four years.  The passing of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) Bill will lead to setting the process to unlock Rs. 42,000 crore to be utilised by the States for afforestation.

Four new writers get Jananpith 'Navlekhan' award


Four new writers have got the Bharatiya Jnanpith's 11th Navlekhan award for the year 2015 in a ceremony held in New Delhi. Out of these four, three are from Rajasthan. The awardees were chosen by a selection panel headed by senior writer and journalist Madhusudan Anand, comprising eminent literary figures Vishnu Nagar, Govind Prasad and Om Nischal

Union Cabinet approves key changes to GST Bill


The Union Cabinet has approved changes to the Goods and Services Tax Constitutional Amendment Bill, dropping the extra 1% levy on sales made between states. It provides the guarantee to compensate states for any revenue loss in first 5 years of rollout of the proposed indirect tax regime. The Bill could come up in Rajya Sabha next week.

International Tiger Day being observed today


Every year 29th July is celebrated as the International Tiger Day. The day is celebrated to raise awareness for tiger conservation and to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers. It was founded in 2010 at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit, with the aim to double the big cat population by 2022.

Subhash Ghai,Kamal Haasan to inaugurate cine expo in Chennai


Noted film director-producer Subash Ghai and Actor Kamal Haasan will inaugurate the Big Cine Expo 2016 to be held in Chennai on August 23 and 24. The expo will showcase the latest in film industry technologies.

Government forms 'Disha' for timely implementation of Central Schemes


The Centre has announced the formation of District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DDCMC) in place of the District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee (DVMC) and to be named Disha for effective implementation of Central government schemesInstruction has been issued to hold the first meeting of DISHA on 13th of next month. The meeting of the committee once in every Quarter has been made mandatory.

CK Mishra Appointed New Health Secretary


CK Mishra, a 1983 batch IAS officer of the Bihar cadre, has been appointed the new Health Secretary. Mr Mishra will replace BP Sharma, a 1981 batch IAS officer of the Bihar cadre, who has been appointed secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

T Nanda Kumar resigns as NDDB chairman


T Nanda Kumar has resigned as chairman of Gujarat-based National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) from August 1, about 30 months ahead of the end of his tenure.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Daily News Highlights : 28th July, 2016

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Daily Current Tablet: 27th July, 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.

World Hepatitis Day being observed today


World Hepatitis Day is being observed today to raise global awareness of hepatitis and encourage prevention, diagnosis, and treatmentThe theme for this year's global campaign is ‘Elimination’. 2016 is a pivotal year for viral hepatitisThe goal is to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030

India signs $1 billion deal with US for procuring four Poseidon-8I aircraft


India has signed a 1 billion dollar deal with US defence and aerospace major Boeing for procuring four long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, Poseidon-8I. The acquisition will be an enhancement of the Indian Navy as the country has been building up its naval surveillance capabilities. The contract is a follow-on order to eight P-81 planes worth 2.1 billion dollars, already bought by India in a direct deal with the firm.