Friday, 8 January 2016

Current events

# When the Government is planning of "Digital India", nearly 55000 villages in India has no mobile services at all
# INS Kadmatt, second ship of Project 28 (P28) class Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvettes, was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam [INS Kadmatt is named after one of the large islands amongst the Lakshadweep group of Islands off the west coast of India]
# Pune based Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and Vikram Sarabhai Space
Centre (VSSC) are to collaborate to develop a battery for passenger cars using technology which is used to make batteries for space vehicles
# In order to avoid duplication of work and to
improve efficiency, the government merged the
Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) with
the Ministry of External Affairs
# Union government is considering a proposal to
name all airports in the country after their
respective cities and not personalities
# Union government has decided to set up laboratories for studying marine biology in coastal states and islands of Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshdweep, with a major one in the southern Peninsular region of the country
[Department of Biotechnology under the aegis of Ministry of Science and Technology will start the work of setting up these laboratories]

# Bihar: NHRC issued notice to government over poor condition of prisons
# Jammu and Kashmir: Chief Minister Mr. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died; his daughter, Ms. Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed is likely to be the next Chief Minister
# Maharashtra: government has for the first time made it mandatory for a city infrastructure project (16000 crore Dharavi Redevelopment Project) to obtain a National Security Clearance (NSC) from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), New Delhi
# Odisha: Sam Pitroda appointed as Government’s Technical Advisor
# West Bengal: Bengal Global Business Meet begins today

# Appeals filed against the acquittal of Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case to be heard in SC today; Justice Amitava Roy has taken the place of Justice Aggarwal on the Bench for the hearing
# DMK will form strong alliance: Mr. M. K. Stalin
# A series of Madras High Court rulings has once again put the state government's solar power policy under the scanner
# DMDK general council and executive committee meeting will be held in Perambalur (tomorrow) amidst mounting pressure from partymen on chief Vijayakanth to align with DMK to take on AIADMK
# Ahead of the Tamil Nadu assembly election, the state unit of Congress levelled 25 charges against the AIADMK government
# Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalithaa launches distribution of Pongal Gifts
# Ahead of elections, Government reshuffles a major change in Police Department

# Saudi Arabia targeted embassy in Yemen: Iran
# Bomb blast in Libyan police training centre kills 65
# Sikh-American (Gurbir Grewal) attorney has been appointed as the top prosecutor in the most populous county in New Jersey , becoming the first South Asian to occupy the post in the state

# Ms. Mary Barra becomes the first woman to become chairman of General Motors
# NDA government had been slow to move on key reforms and even failed to deliver on the reforms it had promised, thus hampering the successful functioning of a market economy: Nobel laureate, Amartya Sen
# Open multi-brand retail, e-commerce, education to more FDI: India Inc.
# ICICI Bank to partner FINO PayTech for payments bank
# As the CSI 300 index in Shanghai tanked 7% and the Chinese authorities suspended trading for the day

# Incredible India Campaign: Amitabh first choice to replace Aamir Khan
# FreeCharge co-founder and CEO Kunal Shah was appointed as the Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
# Dr Achyuta Samanta was elected as the General President of the 105th Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) that is scheduled for 2017-18; with this he becomes the second person from Odisha to be elected as President of the ISC
# British writer Kate Atkinson has won the Costa novel award for the second time in three years for “A God in Ruins”
# Novo Nordisk, Danish pharmaceutical company announced Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar as brand ambassador for the disease awareness campaign ‘Changing Diabetes’ initiated by it in India
# Priyanka Chopra has bagged the favourite actor in new TV series honour at the 2016 People's Choice Awards for her performance of an FBI recruit on American show Quantico; She becomes the first Indian actor to register a win at the People's Choice Awards
# Gajendra Chauhan assumed charge as President of FTII; triggers protest