Daily Archive: Sunday, October 2, 2016

2 Oct 2016

BRICS Nations adopt New Delhi Declaration of Education

The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa) on 30 September 2016 adopted the New Delhi Declaration of Education. The nations pledged to develop an enabling framework to promote research cooperation and knowledge transfer among
2 Oct 2016

HCL-IBM Strike 15 Year Automation, DevOps Deal

HCL and IBM said that the companies have entered a 15-year partnership for automation and development and operations. “This partnership will enable us to focus our technical teams on native cloud and cognitive solutions, as well as
2 Oct 2016

International Day of Non-Violence observed across the world

The International Day of Non-Violence was observed across the world on 2 October 2016, the date that marks the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. This day is referred in India as Gandhi Jayanti. Gandhi was the leader of the
2 Oct 2016

Sawhny steps down as RCom CEO; Barney, Singh acting Co-CEOs

Reliance Communications, RCom today said its CEO Vinod Sawhny has stepped down, and William Barney and Gurdeep Singh will take over as acting Co-CEOs with immediate effect. “…The company has accepted request of Vinod Sawhny to step down as
2 Oct 2016

Rajeev Sharma takes over as Power Finance CMD

Rajeev Sharma has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director of state-run Power Finance Corporation (PFC) with effect from today. Sharma succeeds M K Goel who retired on September 30, 2016 on attaining the age of superannuation. Prior
2 Oct 2016

Black money worth Rs 65,250 crore disclosed under IDS

In the biggest-ever black money disclosure, at least Rs 65,250 crore of undisclosed assets were declared in the one-time compliance window, yielding the government Rs 29,362 crore in taxes. While the black money declarations will go up once all
2 Oct 2016

Gangtok conferred Cleanest Tourist Destination honour

At a time when the Swachh Bharat Mission is in full swing, the Union Ministry of Tourism has conferred the Cleanest Tourist Destination on the Sikkim capital, Gangtok. Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the award in Delhi on September 30,
2 Oct 2016

Fiscal deficit at 76.4% of Budget estimate in April-August

Fiscal deficit in the first five months of the current fiscal stood at Rs 4.08 lakh crore, which was 76.4 per cent of Budget estimates for 2016-17. The fiscal situation in April-August showed deterioration over the corresponding period
2 Oct 2016

Kieren Dsouza becomes the first Indian to complete World’s toughest race

Kieren Dsouza becomes the first Indian to complete World’s toughest race. The Spartathlon, an annual run between Athens in Sparta in Greece has a circuit which lasts for 246.6 km and is widely considered, ‘The world’s toughest
2 Oct 2016

SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya gets 1-year extension

Government has given one-year extension to SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya amid the lender’s consolidation with its associate banks. According to top government sources, the incumbent SBI chairman has been given one-year extension. This will provide continuity at a
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