Daily Archive: Thursday, November 17, 2016

17 Nov 2016

UP State allows use of old currency for Land Registry

The Uttar Pradesh government has allowed payment of land registry fee with the demonetised 500 and 1000 currency notes until November 24. Speaking Principal secretary, information, Navneet Sehgal said, “The UP government has interpreted the Centre’s decision
17 Nov 2016

SBI writes off debts owed by 63 willful defaulters : Daily News & Analysis

The State Bank of India got non-performing assets worth Rs 7,016 crore off its books by writing off loans owed to it by 63 willful defaulters, Daily News & Analysis reported Wednesday. The clean-up saw the bank
17 Nov 2016

“Hunar Haat” being Organized at India International Trade Fair 2016

The Ministry of Minority Affairs is organizing the “Hunar Haat” Exhibition to promote the traditional crafts/arts being practiced by minority communities under the brand USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Crafts/Arts for Development) throughits Central
17 Nov 2016

Hockley 1st woman to head a Test nation’s cricket board

In a historic moment, Debbie Hockley, the former national Women’s team captain and an International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Famer, has been elected as the first female president of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) in its 122-year
17 Nov 2016

20 nations sign Framework Agreement of International Solar Alliance

Over 20 countries, including Brazil and France, became signatories to the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance — an initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the COP21, Paris climate summit last year. The framework
17 Nov 2016

Twinkle Khanna launches ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’

Twinkle Khanna, actress-turned-interior designer and author, launches ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’, feels the idea of adapting novels into a film is good. “I think it is a good thing to make films from novels as that will
17 Nov 2016

Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved an order to withdraw the nation from the process of joining the International Criminal Court (ICC). Russia signed the Rome statute, which governs the ICC, in 2000 but never ratified the
17 Nov 2016

Chhattisgarh: First state to adopt resolution on demonetisation

Chhattisgarh has become the first state to adopt a resolution welcoming the demonetisation of high-value currency notes, the state Assembly adopted a resolution moved by Chief Minister Raman Singh yesterday welcoming the Centre’s decision. Replying to the
17 Nov 2016

Indo-China joint military exercise Hand in Hand 2016 begins

Opening ceremony of the sixth India China Joint Military Exercise, Exercise Hand in Hand 2016 was held, on Wednesday, at the parade ground in Aundh Military Camp, in Pune.The joint exercise was held in the presence of
17 Nov 2016

Revamped Aadhaar toll-free helpline number launched

With the growing use of Aadhaar in transactions related to services like Banking, Government Welfare Schemes, etc., the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), launched a revamped version of its toll-free helpline number 1947. The free of cost
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