Daily Archive: Thursday, November 10, 2016

10 Nov 2016

BRICS Communication Ministers 2nd meeting to begin in Bengaluru today

The two -day second BRICS Communication Ministers meeting chaired by Minister of State for Communication Manoj Sinha will begin in Bengaluru today. The high-level delegation from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will deliberate for greater
10 Nov 2016

Protocol amending India-Japan taxation pact released

India and Japan have inked a protocol for amending the existing convention for double taxation avoidance that provides for effective exchange of information in tax matters including bank accounts. “The protocol provides for internationally accepted standards for
10 Nov 2016

ATMs to dispense Rs 50 notes from Nov 11: Says RBI

ATMs in the country will also dispense banknotes of Rs. 50 denomination. Currently, the lowest denomination note a customer can get at an ATM is Rs. 100. The Reserve Bank of India said all ATMs and cash
10 Nov 2016

China launched on Thursday a pulsar navigation satellite

China launched on Thursday a navigation satellite which will conduct in-orbit experiments using pulsar detectors to demonstrate new technologies. The X-ray pulsar navigation satellite, weighing more than 200 kilogrammes, was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
10 Nov 2016

Professor Raj Bisaria to get MP govt’s Kalidas Samman for Theatre

Renowned theatre personality and Padma Shri, Prof Raj Bisaria is all set to weave another feather in his cap with the Madhya Pradesh government honouring him with its prestigious ‘Kalidas Samman’ national award for 2015-16 for achievement
10 Nov 2016

Deposits above Rs 2.5 lakh to face tax, penalty on mismatch

The Centre on Wednesday said that cash deposits above Rs 2.5 lakh threshold under the 50-day window could attract tax plus a 200 per cent penalty in case of income mismatch. “We would be getting reports of
10 Nov 2016

President of India Receives the Book Written by Shri Ram Naik

The President of India, received the Hindi, English, Urdu and Gujarati translations of the book originally written in Marathi by Shri Ram Naik, Governor of Uttar Pradesh  ‘CHARAIVETI, CHARAIVETI’, at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today
10 Nov 2016

Union Government extends AFSPA in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh

The Government has silently extended the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) to almost the entire state of Arunachal Pradesh, citing a serious law and order situation in all districts of the state which border Assam.
10 Nov 2016

Pramila Jayapal becomes 1st Indian-American woman to be U.S. House

Pramila Jayapal on Wednesday became the First Indian-American woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representative, winning the Washington State Senate seat. 51-year-old Ms. Jayapal got 57 per cent of the votes from Washington State,
10 Nov 2016

California’s Kamala Harris first Indian-American to win a US Senate seat

Kamala Harris scripted history in the US today by being the first Indian-American politician to win a Senate seat. Harris, a Democrat, won from California by defeating her Republican rival Loretta Sanchez. 52-year-old Harris has already won
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