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2016 Green Economy Visionary Award - Dr. R Seetharaman,

Dr. R Seetharaman, Group CEO of Doha Bank, has been honoured with the 2016 Green Economy Visionary Award. He has been awarded with this award for his contribution in environment-friendly activities and thereby promoting green economy for nearly two decades. The award was bestowed upon him by Mohammed Jarrah Al-Sabah, Chairman of Union of Arab Banks at the 2016 Union of Arab Banks (UAB) International Banking Summit
  

India, World Bank sign agreement for efficient bus service

The Union Government and World Bank have signed a US 9.2 million dollar grant agreement for the Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Service Project. The grant agreement was signed under World Bank-Global Environment Facility (GEF) Programme. Key Facts The Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Service Project aims at improving the efficiency and attractiveness of city bus transport and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in select
  

India joins the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation

India has joined the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC), a global ballistic missile proliferation regime. India has joined the Code highlighting its readiness to further strengthen global non-proliferation objectives. However, India has made it clear that it will not have any impact on the national security as well as country’s missile programmes. What is Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation

Proposal to hire private sector talent in PSUs wins approval

The Cabinet gave an ‘ex-post facto’ approval for amending public sector recruitment rules to allow the selection of candidates from the private sector and state public sector enterprises.
The nod is for the selection of candidates from state public sector enterprises and the private sector as “non-internal candidates for a period of five years for appointment in Central Public Sector Enterprises 

German Parliament labels 1915 killings of Armenians as ‘genocide’

The German Parliament overwhelmingly approved a motion labelling the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as genocide, a decision that Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said would “test” relations between the two countries at a sensitive time.

In Preeti Mahapatra’s Rajya Sabha candidature, litmus test for other party MLAs eyeing 2017 BJP ticket
Preeti Mahapatra, who para-dropped from Gujarat and filed Rajya Sabha nomination as an Independent candidate forcing elections to 11 Upper House seats from Uttar Pradesh, is believed to have been assured by the BJP leadership in state that they will “arrange the votes” of several MLAs from other parties for her. Mahapatra, who heads an NGO, Krishnaleela

Wing Commander Kamal Singh Oberh sets national record

Wing Commander Kamal Singh Oberh created a national record by skydiving with the largest flag at NDA. According to a release, the jump was taken from a height of 7,000 feet in a Mi-17 V-5 helicopter. The flag measured 51 feet and 10 inches in breadth, and 81 feet and 3 inches in length. Oberh’s record surpassed the previous national record created 19 years ago. The flag


Indira Jaising’s NGO barred by MHA from receiving foreign funds for 6 months

The Home Ministry on Tuesday suspended for six months the FCRA registration of Lawyers Collective (LC), an association in which senior advocate and former Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Indira Jaising is secretary and special prosecutor in the 2G spectrum case Anand Grover is president, for alleged violations of foreign funding norms. While barring the

Apple sends out invites for WWDC 2016: Here’s what to expect

Apple has officially started sending out invites for its annual developer conference called WWDC. The event will take place on 13 June at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco and is expected to start at 10:30PM for viewers in India. The event as always, will also be streamed live around the globe.

Just 0-1 km buffer for Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary?

JAIPUR: On April 19 this year, a draft notification was uploaded on the website of the Union ministry for environment, forests and climate change. This draft proposes a buffer zone around Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary in Sirohi district of just 0-1 km!There are already at least two building projects coming up close to the boundary of this 


15-day Swachh Parks campaign gets underway

All parks in the country will be rated on cleanliness as urban local bodies across India have been asked to take up this exercise as part of Swachh Parks campaign that gets underway on Wednesday.


India-US MoU on enhancing cooperation in Wildlife Conservation approved

The Union Cabinet on 1 June 2016 gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the United States (US) and India to enhance cooperation in the field of wildlife conservation and combating wildlife trafficking.


Govt assures less wastage of fruits and vegetables

Government has assured that wastage of food, fruits and vegetables is reduced along with strengthening the infrastructure. Listing out her ministry's achievements in the past two years, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur said that in future, industry will partner with the farmers so that they are benefited with the new

Court convicts 24 persons in 2002 Gulberg Society riots case

A Special Court today convicted 24 persons and acquitted 36 people in the 2002 Gulberg Society riots case, in which 69 people were killed. The court posted sentencing in the case for June 6. The court has also ruled that the riots were not a pre-planned conspiracy.

India-US MoU on enhancing cooperation in Wildlife Conservation approved

The Union Cabinet on 1 June 2016 gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the United States (US) and India to enhance cooperation in the field of wildlife conservation and combating wildlife trafficking.
The MoU seeks cooperation in the following areas:

Index of Industrial Production of Eight Core Industries for April 2016 released

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) of eight Core Industries for April 2016 was released on 31 May 2016. These eight industries comprise nearly 38 percent of the weight of items included in the Index.
The total of Indices of Eight Core Industries stands at 176.4 in April 2016 which is 8.5 percent more than that of April 2015. Its cumulative growth during April to March 2015-16 was 2.7 percent.

Union Cabinet approves setting up of India Post Payments Bank

The Union Cabinet on 1 June 2016 approved setting up of the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) as a Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts, with 100% Government of India (GOI) equity.
These banks will be established at an expense of 800 crore rupees and rolled out in the entire country in a phased manner.

India, Qatar MoU on tourism approved by Union Cabinet

The Union Cabinet on 1 June 2016 gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Qatar for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. The main objectives of the MoU are:
• It will create favourable conditions for long-term co-operation in the field of tourism for the mutual


Prime Minister releases National Disaster Management Plan to make India disaster resilient

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 June 2016 released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). The plan aims to make India disaster resilient and reduce loss of lives. It is the first of its kind of national plan prepared in India. It emphasizes on a greater need for Information, Education and Communication activities to prepare communities to cope with disasters.

Union Cabinet approves MoU between DGCA and French Civil Aviation Authority

The Union Cabinet on 1 June 2016 gave its ex-post facto approval to the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India (DGCA) and the French Civil Aviation Authority. The MoU was signed to implement Technical Cooperation Programme for promotion and implementation
  

Union Cabinet approves Proposal for Extension of Corridor-1 of Chennai Metro Rail Project Phase-I

The Union Cabinet on 1 June 2016 approved the proposal for Extension of Corridor-1 of Chennai Metro Rail Phase-I Project from Washermanpet to Wimconagar. It covers a length of 9.051 km at a total cost of 3770 crore rupees.

India gifts 2,000 bicycles to girls in Nepal

India has gifted 2,000 bicycles to poor dalit girls studying in different government schools in Nepal to encourage them to enrol in schools and enhance the literacy rate among them. India has tackled the acute problem of girls dropping out of schools in rural areas through various innovative method.
The bicycles gifting programme received a total financial assistance of NRs 13.65 million by the


TRAI launches mobile app for subscribers to register complaints against pesky calls, SMSes

To tighten the noose on telemarketers, regulator the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a mobile application for telecom subscribers to register their complaints against pesky calls and SMSes in an easy way. The new mobile app will help people in easily filing complaints and help TRAI to monitor such activities

Rahul Johri takes charge as first ever CEO of BCCI

Rahul Johri took charge as first ever chief executive officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The appointment and creation of post of BCCI CEO was based on the lines of key recommendations of the three-member Justice RM Lodha Committee. As a CEO, Mr. Johri will directly report to the BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke and shall have freedom to work independently in

  

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