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Friday, 3 June 2016

Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) in June 2016 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Company Limited (GIFTCL) and GIFT SEZ Limited (GIFT SEZ) to establish a representative office in India.The representation office will be located in the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City). The center will be instrumental in resolving international

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 June 2016 approved for Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season.The prices will come into effect from effective from 1 October 2016.  The higher MSPs would increase investment and production through assured remunerative prices to farmers.The approved MSP is

Famous Tamil actor and director Balu Anand passed away on 3 June 2016 following a cardiac arrest in Coimbataore. He was 62.Anand acted in around 100 films and directed a few Tamil movies.The actor-director is known for movies Anbe SivamAnnanagar First streetUnakkaga Ellam Unakkaga, Rajadhi Raja, and Raja Kulothunga.Anand has also appeared in several films like PisthaAnna

The Indian Boxing Council (IBC) was granted affiliation by theCommonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) on 2 June 2016. The affiliation was unanimously endorsed by CBC.IBC is a licensing body for professional boxers in India which has Vijender Singh among others on its roster.The IBC so far conducted two fight cards and will hold its biggest event on 16 July 2016 in which Vijender Singh

MUMBAI: Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram were today elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra . The deadline for withdrawal of nominations ended this afternoon. As none of the six candidates for as many RS seats pulled out, all were elected to the Upper House, a senior Vidhan Bhawan official said. Others elected are former union minister Praful Patel (NCP), BJP's Vinay

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during a review meeting on Thursday order that the border with Bangladesh in Assam be sealed. The decision comes days after Assam Chief MinisterSarbananda Sonowal had said that the borders with the eastern neighbour will be sealed within two year's time to

Senior IPS officer Navin Agarwal was appointed Director General (DG)/ Chief Executive Officer (CEP) of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). His appointment was confirmed by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has been appointed to the post for five years. Navin Agarwal is a 1986 batch IPS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre. Prior to this appointment he was working in his cadre state

In a first, India will give tourist visa and e-tourist visa to foreigners willing to undergo short term course on Yoga in its bid to popularise the ancient spiritual and ascetic practice globally. 
Realising the spread and importance of yoga world over, the government has decided to include

India and Tunisia sign two MoUs on promotion of handicrafts and IT and and digital economy; In the final leg of his two-nation trip, Vice President Hamid Ansari held talks with Prime Minister Habib Essid; both leaders discussed issue of spreading terrorism. 
In an effort to increase mutual cooperation, India and Tunisia have signed two MoUs on promotion of

Facebook, Twitter, Google's YouTube and Microsoft pledged on Tuesday to review requests for the removal of hateful content posted on their platforms within 24 hours as part of a code of conduct agreed with EU regulators.Authorities across Europe have been trying in recent months to get social platforms to crack down on rising online racism

BEIJING - China launched a new civilian high-resolution mapping satellite on Monday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi province.The 2.7-tonne Ziyuan III 02 satellite took off on the back of a Long March 4B rocket at 11:17 am Beijing time, according to the center. It was the 228th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket.Also on board the rocket were two NewSat satellites from Uruguay. All three

 NEW DELHI: India has, for the first time in history, declared that it will not have a power deficit this year, a situation officials say is an outcome of the current government's initiatives to resolve burning issues like fuel scarcity. The country will have a surplus of 3.1% during peak hours and 1.1% during non-peak hours during 2016-17, latest data from the Central Electricity Authority

MUMBAI: Global ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) expects the government to continue supporting the bad debt-saddled public sector banks and has warned it will sharply cut their ratings if the state support weakens. "We continue to believe there is a very high likelihood that the government will support its banks, and that forms a pivotal point in our assessments of capital position and extraordinary support for them," S&P Analyst Deepali Seth Chhabria said in a note

ICAP Plc (IAP.L) said it had won a contract to provide technology for China's main fixed income and foreign exchange trading system, giving the British brokerage a major break in the world's second-largest economy.ICAP, which agreed to merge its global hybrid voice broking business with Tullett Prebon Plc (TLPR.L), said its electronic foreign exchange and fixed
Five countries including India, Pakistan and Afghanistan accounted for more than half of the terror attacks that took place across the globe in 2015, a US official has said."More than 55 percent of all attacks took place in five countries, India, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria," Acting US Coordinator for Counterterrorism Justin Siberell told media persons in a

India are now in the 29th position in Asia. Colombia rose to third place, Chile dropped down to fifth and Spain stayed at sixth..Argentina stayed atop the football world rankings ahead of Belgium while India dropped a place to 163rd on Thursday. India are now in the 29th position in Asia.Colombia rose to third place, Chile dropped down to fifth and Spain stayed at sixth.The most significant change in the top ten 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Afghanistan on Saturday where he will hold talks with President Ashraf Ghani and inaugurate the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, earlier known as Salma Dam, in Herat province. 
Announcing the visit, External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Vikas Swarup said the meeting between
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has been suffering from Parkinson's disease for more than three decades and has kept a low profile in recent years.Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has been hospitalised for a respiratory issue, family spokesman Bob Gunnell said on Thursday.Gunnell said in a statement

Law & Justice Ministry has informed the State Governments that the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Third Ordinance, 2016 (6 of 2016) has been promulgated by the President on 31st May, 2016 and published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 1, dated 31st May, 2016, which is available on the official website @ The Ministry has also requested that the same may

This is need of the hour that all the States and UTs should tackle the incidents of atrocities against Scheduled Castes but also ensure the perpetrators are brought to book expeditiously and the   victims are appropriately compensated, this was stated by Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot in the meeting of Principal Secretaries of States/UTs of Social Justice Department

Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan led the Indian delegation at the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial(CEM7) and the Inaugural Mission Innovation Meet at San Francisco, held on 1st and 2nd of June, 2016. India has been a member of CEM since its inception and has joined 8 out of 13 CEM initiatives.India is a Founding Member of the Steering Committee of the Mission Innovation and

A new book The Unseen Indira Gandhi authored by Dr KP Mathur was released in May 2016. Dr KP Mathur was personal physician of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for nearly 20 years till her assassination in 1984.  The Book was published by Konark Publishers.The book provides some interesting peeps into the responses of Mrs Gandhi’s to challenges both personal and political.The

India and the United States have signed an MoU to enhance cooperation in energy security, clean energy and climate change. The MoU was signed by India's Power Secretary P.K. Pujari and US Ambassador Richard Verma.Under the MoU, the priority initiatives are US-India Energy smart Cities Partnership; Greening the Grid; Promoting Energy Access through Clean Energy (PEACE) expansion.It

To check misuse of matrimonial websites, the government has issued a advisory notification making it mandatory for users of matrimonial websites to provide an identity proof before creating an account on match-making portals.The advisory, approved by the IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, also requires such websites to keep a record of the IP addresses of its members for one year even after they close

India has been named among the top five global locations for innovation centres on a list that was topped by Silicon Valley, London, Paris and Singapore.Innovation centres in the country has doubled to 16 in the six-month period ending February, 2016 says a report released by consulting major Capgemini. Bengaluru has emerged as the most favourite destination within the country having four

India has joined The Hague Code of Conduct (HCoC) against Ballistic Missile Proliferation.(HCoC) is a global ballistic missile proliferation regime to strengthen worldwide attempt to contain the spread of ballistic missiles.The Hague Code of Conduct (HCoC) is a voluntary legally non-binding multilateral body aimed at preventing the spread of ballistic missiles that can deliver weapons of mass destruction.Since

In one of the biggest compensation packages to be awarded in motor accident cases in recent times, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal here on Thursday awarded over Rs. 1.2 crore to the family of a businessman who died in a road accident on August 30, 2012.The tribunal presided over by Additional District Judge R. Shanmuga Sundaram directed the owner of a truck involved in the accident and the

V.O. Chidambaranar Port has bagged National Award for Excellence in Cost Management for the year 2015 from The Institute of Cost Accountants of India under the category of Public Service Sector- Small. The port participated in the 13th National Awards for Excellence in Cost Management-2015, organised by The Institute of Cost Accountants of

NEW DELHI: Water level in India's 91 major reservoirs fell to less than 19% of their combined capacity on Thursday, compared to 21% a fortnight ago and well short of the 10-year average, the Central Water Commission said. Seven reservoirs, most of them in Maharashtra, did not have any water. However, with the onset of the pre-monsoon rains across south and northeast India, the scenario could improve, according to the commission. The 91major reservoirs

New Delhi: In a move that is as much political as it is humanitarian, the home ministry is ready with draft amendments to citizenship law that will exempt minority citizens of Pakistan and Bangladesh who have come to India out of fear of religious prosecution from being tagged as "illegal migrants".The changes to the

NEW DELHI: Competition Commission today said it has cleared five merger and acquisition transactions, including the Edelweiss' purchase of mutual fund business of JP Morgan in India .The watchdog keeps a tab on unfair business practices across sectors and deals beyond a certain threshold requiring its approval. Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved five deals, according to five separate tweets by the regulator. Edelweiss' purchase of JP Morgan's

NEW YORK: Two Indian-origin women have featured on the Forbes' annual list of America's 60 wealthiest and most successful self-made women entrepreneurs who have "crashed ceilings through invention and innovation". India-born Neerja Sethi , who co-founded IT consulting and outsourcing firm Syntel with her husband Bharat Desai , is ranked 16th on 'America's Richest Self -made Women' list while president and CEO of Arista Networks Jayshree Ullal (55) is ranked

NEW DELHI: Fifty-year-old Dayawati was brought to AIIMS last month with severe cervical spine injury. Surgery saved her and she can go home. But she remains in hospital because the family doesn't have money for a portable ventilator.Now, there's hope for Dayawati and hundreds of patients like her who wait endlessly at AIIMS for surgery or discharge because they don't have money to buy equipment needed for rehabilitation at home. 

Way Found To Trick Immune System Into Attacking Tumours As If They Are Virus: Experts 
Scientists have inched closer towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that makes the body's immune system attack tumours as if they were a virus, experts have said. Writing in Nature , an international team of researchers described how they had taken pieces of cancer's genetic rna code, put them into tiny nanoparticles of fat and then

Skill training in the country will be scaled up to cover 1.5 crore people during 2016-2017, the capacity of IITs will be enhanced by over six lakh and more than 5000 new ITIs will be created, according to decisions taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.

While arguments, the Honourable Judge said that professionals & stakeholders are not guinea pigs upon whom things should be tried and tested. The system should have been tested before bringing to public domain.Further, he asked learned ROC Delhi & RD (NR) who were personally summoned, that have you ever yourself tried to register a Company or become or cease to become a Director.The Court has now

It may be noted that government is planning to switch over to“Aadhar” based KYC and identification for directors and hence enabling provision is proposed to recognize any other number equivalent to DIN.Meanwhile the professionals can start inclusion of Aadhar numbers of directors in the forms and

While arguments, the Honourable Judge said that professionals & stakeholders are not guinea pigs upon whom things should be tried and tested. The system should have been tested before bringing to public omain.Further, he asked learned ROC Delhi & RD (NR) who were personally summoned, that have you ever yourself tried to register a Company or become or cease to become a Director.The Court has now

Thiruvananthapuram: The new Left government in Kerala will appoint an expert committee to review present policies and suggest remedial measures to take the industries to a new level, said state industries minister E. P. Jayarajan.Addressing reporters here on Thursday, he said there is an urgent need for an in-depth study to find out what are the issues plaguing the various industries in the state."Today just 10 out of the 45 state

HYDERABAD: That the Tree Protection Committee (TPC) is nothing but a paper tiger, is no secret. But a quick scan through the Telangana government's recent submissions before the National Green Tribunal - after it stayed the felling of trees around KBR Park for the proposed Strategic Road Development Plan - shows how the body is actually working against the cause it was meant to defend.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for additional monthly allocation of 41,800 tonnes of foodgrains for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families at BPL rates and 20,507 tonnes of foodgrains for Above Poverty Line (APL) families at 2/3rd of Minimum Support Price (MSP) rates to three non-National Food Security Act (NFSA) States,

  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for a new broad gauge line between Mau Station of North Eastern Railway and Tarighat Terminal station of East Central Railway. The total length of this new broad gauge line will be 51 kilometers. The estimated cost of the project is Rs.1765.92 crore and expected completion cost is Rs.2109.07 crore

 FIFA's ethics committee has said there are no formal proceedings against Gianni Infantino, the recently-elected president of football's global body, after a German newspaper reported that he was facing a provisional ban for unethical conduct.However, the committee would not confirm or deny whether preliminary investigations, which would precede a formal investigation, had

The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity has announced jury presidents for all 14 categories for this year's awards. The event will be hosted from 21 to 23 September 2016.    Representing India is Prasoon Joshi, chairman Asia Pacific, CEO and chief creative officer of McCann India as head of the jury for the 'Music'

The BPCL Kochi Refinery, Ambalamukal, has bagged this year’s excellence award for very large industries instituted by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board.
A press note here said the first prize in this category went to MRF Limited at Vadavathoor, Kottayam. In the large industries category, the excellence award went to Kochin Minerals and Rutile Limited, Edayar,

NEW DELHI, June 2: The grievance disposal rate during the week ending May 29 was 99% wherein 22633 out of 22880 complaints were satisfactorily redressed during the five working days of the week.This was disclosed here today by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy

NTPC was honored with the Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards 2016 for excellence in the power sector.  The Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards 2016 seeks to recognize and felicitate corporate India’s leading companies honoring them for their consistent performance in their respective sectors.

The 63rd edition of Filmfare Awards (South) is here. The announcement of the latest edition of the star-studded event was held recently in Chennai, and was attended by Tamil actor Arvind Swami Jitesh Pillai , Editor, Filmfare Magazine, and Vinay Subramanyam from Britannia Industries Limited.

Our Trivandrum Sports Hub has won the award for the “New venue of the year” in the World Stadium Business Awards 2016.Called as the ‘David Vickers Award’, the award is given to the best new stadium in the world and this year, Trivandrum Sports Hub bagged it.Called as the ‘David Vickers Award’, the award is given to the best new stadium in the world

In journalists won two of the four Shriram Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism for 2015. Mridula Chari was named the winner in the category of reporting on economic policy for her story on the new capital being built by Andhra Pradesh. M Rajshekhar won the prize for his report tracing the factors that are driving away industry

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