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You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has declared the end of Military rule in the country after he resigned as the head of the military junta. Prayut had led the coup in and served as junta leader and Prime Minister. He will continue to serve as the Prime Minister with the support of the Parliament. Around days after the Balakot strike, Pakistan for the first time opened its airspace "for all type of civilian traffic", including that from India. The country had earlier claimed it would not open its airspace for commercial flights until India removed its fighter jets from forward Indian airbases.

Joe Root has been elected England Cricketer of the Year for Ahluwalia was appointed chairman of a Joint Committee of Parliament. India has ranked 24th out of 70 countries in the first Environmental Democracy Index. Lithuania topped the Environmental Democracy Index.

Indians have become the second biggest job creators in London in India is on 6th position in terms of scientific publications. Indian-origin US filmmaker Prashant Bhargava passed away. Hwang Kyo-ahn has been named the new South Korean prime minister. Jayalalithaa sworn in for the fifth time as Tamil Nadu chief minister. Gujarat government and Chinese software firm ZTEsoft have signed an agreement for smart city projects in the state. Indian boxers won a total of seven medals including four gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the Doha International boxing tournament.

John Nash, a Nobel prize winner and Mathematician passed away. Andrzej Duda has won Poland's Presidential elections. Saurabh Kumar was appointed as the next Indian Ambassador to Iran. China has set up a gold sector fund involving countries along the ancient Silk Road. Western Union has renewed its year-old partnership with India Post.

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Lt general Retd Nirbhay Sharma was sworn-in as the governor of Mizoram. Ace cross-country bike racer C. Santosh won the coveted Motorsport Man of the Year award. Indias exports to China are expected to grow by around 14 per cent a year in the decade to Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark passed away.

Pakistani spinner Raza Hasan was banned by the Pakistan Cricket Board from playing any form of cricket. India has topped the world hunger list. Eminent scientist Dr. Singapore has appointed S. The Maharashtra Government launched 'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme. Nebraska has become the 19th US state to abolish the death penalty. Mauritius President Kailash Purryag has resigned from office.

Reddy has been appointed as the Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister. First World Started in the northern Brazilian city of Palmas. The first of its kind international multi-sport event Indigenous Games will involve around indigenous athletes belonging to different indigenous ethnic groups from 30 countries.

Doha As per the announcement, all the eligible athletes will be able to compete for the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The women s crown was claimed by Japan s Yuki Sato. Archery Abhishek Verma created history when he became the first compound archer from the country to win a medal at the archery World Cup final, held in Mexico City.

Other Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports constituted All India Council of Sports to advise the Ministry on matters relating to the promotion and development of sport and games in the country.

It will headed by Prof. VK Malhotra. Asian Athletics Jharkhand capital Ranchi chosen to host the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships in as the Championships continental flagship event is set to return to India after four years. Fifth Youth Deepak Lather won gold in the 62 kg category. Commonwealth Games Shot put Railways shot putter Manpreet Kaur became the latest Indian athlete to qualify for next year's Olympics when she shattered an year-old national record en route to a sixth title at the 55th National Open Athletics Championship.

Forces Command Sfc 3. Dhowan in Vishakhapatnam. Indian Army Test-fired the indigenously built nuclear-capable Agni-I missile, capable of hitting a target at a distance of km, from a test range off the Odisha coast as part of Strategic Forces Command SFC training exercise.

Defence Research And Established the world s highest terrestrial centre at , feet above sea level at Changla Development Organisation near Pengong lake in Ladakh. The estimated cost will be around crore rupees. Russian Military Russia to permanently station military unit in the Arctic by Union Ministry of Defence Divided the Maharashtra and Gujarat MnG Naval Area into two separate headquarters in order to enhance operational and administrative organizational structure.

Dhanush The nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile was successfully test fired from warship Subhadra, off the Puri coast of Odisha in the Bay of Bengal. Prithvi-II missile India test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of km, as part of a user trial by the army. NATO NATO launched its biggest military exercise in 13 years, mobilizing 36, soldiers, sailors and airmen from more than 30 countries.

The Sicilian city Trapani will be the operational centre for the exercise. Kalavari Kalavari, the first of Scorpene class submarines being manufactured at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd MDL , was set afloat in the Mumbai naval dockyard setting the stage for its sea trials, and eventual commissioning on schedule in September Air Force China and its strategic partner Pakistan have launched a joint air exercise called Shaheen Eagle -4 in China.

It is fourth edition of air exercise between the air forces of both countries Pentagon Established the first-ever country special cell to speed up its defence ties with India and accelerate the process of co-development and co-production of hi-tech military equipment.

Army China has successfully launched a newly-developed smaller version of carrier rocket Long March- as part of the country s space program. No News 1. An environment tax to the tune of Rs on light-duty vehicles and Rs 1, for three-axle vehicles and above, would be charged at all entry points to the national capital i. It is an annual post-harvest festival of the Garos tribes of North east India. Anuprayaas, a Non — Governmental Organisation assisted the railways in making Mysuru railway station blind-friendly.

Cow slaughter in Haryana will invite rigorous imprisonment ranging from 3 to 10 years and a fine of up to 1 lakh rupees. Grand Alliance won the Assembly Elections of Bihar with two-thirds majority. Technology Hub or T- ub is the country s largest incubation centre for start- ups and entrepreneurship. Indian Railways signed MoU with Odisha for implementation of railway projects. Walmart India announced an entrepreneur development programme for women, a move to encourage women owned businesses WOBs in the supply chain.

Andhra Pradesh will be one of the first states in India where they will start an entrepreneurial programme for women in collaboration with Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty. Rajasthan Government signed MoUs attracting about 3.

It aims to provide around lakh jobs in the state. Rajasthan and South Australia signed the historic Sister-State Agreement to boost export and investment opportunities between the two states. It is based on a two-way exchange of research, policy and technical capabilities.

Delhi will host the first International Qawwali Festival titled Taali Ho that is scheduled to be held from 12 February to 14 February The project seeks to enhance agricultural incomes of small and marginal farmers and ensure increased access to services related to health, nutrition, sanitation and social entitlements.

Odisha implemented National Food Security Act, in 14 districts. The State Government launched 14 mobile applications and three web portals to deliver the benefits of information technology to the people of the state in order to bridge the gap between the government and public.

Under state government s green drive initiative lakh saplings were planted in one day within a span of eight hours on November 7, at 10 locations in the state. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the system. Narendra Modi inaugurated county's first solar powered district court in Khunti, Jharkhand.

Named as 'Project Saksham', the new initiative involves an advanced training-cum-garment manufacturing unit at Tikiri in Rayagada district to help unemployed rural women engage in a sustainable livelihood and become self-reliant, said Vijay Sapra, Unit Head and President, UAIL.

It is alternatively called as e-Pragati project. It aims for a transformational change in the way government services are conceived, designed, delivered and consumed. The Kerala government on launched the Operation Valsalya project to trace, rescue and reunite the missing children with their family.

Rajasthan government signed 27 MoUs under Housing for All scheme. Out of these 27 MoUs, 14 MoUs were for promoting housing projects with an investment of crore rupees. Tamil Nadu Government banned drug Ketoprofen to save vultures. Rajasthan Government unveiled Rajasthan Startup Policy The policy was launched with an aim to establish 50 incubator organizations in next five years.

In the first phase, the scheme will be implemented in 24 districts, while in the second phase; it will be implemented in 26 districts.

In the third phase it will be rolled out in 25 districts. Karnataka, Gujarat lifted ban on Maggi Noodles. The institute will enable training for the technology, which is still not available in India. The institute, which is first of its kind in the nation, will be established in the honour of former Railway Minister George Fernandes. UP Government announced rupees monthly pension to Yash Bharti awardees.

The Yash Bharti Samman, which was instituted in , is conferred by the Uttar Pradesh Government for excellence in literature, fine arts, folk and classical music and sports. Maharashtra Government declared villages as drought-hit. With this declaration, Maharashtra became the second state in the country as Karnataka declared 27 out of 30 districts as drought-hit in August Decision in this regard was taken by state cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

The theme of Congress would be Science and Technology for ndigenous Development in ndia. It has been established by Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Department at Chandigarh with an outlay of crore rupees. It is also first environment-friendly metro in India, as all the stations and depot have been equipped with solar power plants.

To promote organic farming in the state, the Himachal Pradesh Government organised a three-day organic fair and food festival in the state. The organic fair and food festival was organised in Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. With this Haryana became second state in India after Rajasthan to fix educational and other qualifications for the candidates contesting Panchayat elections.

Gujarat has been placed to top position in World Bank s first ever ranking of States on the ease of doing business in India. Organ donation is the need of the hour and the Kerala government has been on a drive to boost it in the state. Now people from Sastamnada village have come forward to pledge their organs for donation. The programme held at Ibrahimpatnam village near Vijayawada. Perumanna Grama Panchayat in Kozhikode district of Kerala has become the first Panchayat in the State, to declare its own water policy.

This is for the first time that Caravan was held outside New Delhi. Tribal Village called Baripatha became the first village in the state to be powered entirely by solar energy on October 23, This Rs. Global Competitiveness Index India at 55th position among economies. Topped by Switzerland 2. Global Terrorism Index Out of the countries surveyed, India was the Iraq the most affected by sixth most affected by terrorism in The least affected country in is Japan 3.

Financial Secrecy Index India ranked Switzerland is the most secretive jurisdiction in the world 4. Legatum Prosperity Index or India ranked 99 out of the countries surveyed.

Norway Global Prosperity Index 5. World Bank Ease of doing business India ranked out of the countries surveyed Doing Business is topped by Singapore 6. World Giving Index India ranked Mayanmar ranked highest in the world for generosity 7. Freedom on the Net report India ranked 30 out of 65 countries Iceland was chosen the most internet free country 8.

Global Competitiveness Index 71 Switzerland Global Peace Index. Corruption Index 85th Denmark Environmental Democracy Index 24 Lithuania World Happiness index Switzerland World Economic Forum's Iceland Gender gap index Global Hunger Index Report 55 Mauritius Human Development Index Norway Intellectual property IP 29 US environment World Press Freedom Index Finland World's best countries for doing Singapore business Global Peace Index Iceland Global Innovation Index 81 Switzerland Integrated Healthcare Systems.

Tribal Affairs Jual Oram. International Indigenous Terra Shillong - Madre 7. Peru will host the 24th Philippines President Benigno S.

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A Vision for an Asia-Pacific Community 8. Advantage Healthcare India New Delhi The summit aims at promoting healthcare services exports from India and is organised by the Department of Commerce. ISB campus in Hyderabad Networking the Networks New Delhi. Global conference on gender equality Kerala - titled nternational Conference on Gender Equality The theme for is Science for a Sustainable Future.

The theme Every Breath Counts: Stop Pneumonia Now. World Milk Day that is observed on 1 June every year. The theme was The Power of Adolescent Girl: Vision for Bernanke Netaji? Crisis and Its Aftermath Rebooting India: Young Amarinder Singh and After the Bomb: Tracing the Growth of the K. The Filmmaker Everyone Loves Blood on my hands: China launched a 20th new generation satellite into orbit that will support its global navigation and positioning network.

Japan has successfully launched its first commercial satellite as part its national space programme. China s first lunar rover, Yutu, has set the new record for the longest stay by a rover on the lunar surface. With working on the Moon for almost two years it has surpassed previous record of Soviet Union s USSR s launched rover Lunokhod , which had spent 11 months on the Moon.

China successfully launched the Tianhui-1C mapping satellite into its designated orbit from Jiuquan satellite launch centre in the north-western province of Gansu. A Long March-2D carrier rocket carried the Tianhui-1C mapping satellite blasts off from the launch pad. Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Russian astronaut Gennady Padalka has returned to Earth with the record for having spent the most time in space. The year- old's latest mission lasted days, bringing his total to days in space over five trips.

A mission that could bring chunks of rock samples collected by NASA s Mars rover back to Earth for analysis could launch as early as. Doping in Sports Richard Proud - 3. Empowered Committee The Committee comprises officials from To approve schemes proposed under the Nirbhaya various ministries, including Women and Fund.

Panel 8. Committee to draft the Former Cabinet secretary T. Subramanian The committee has been mandated to submit the new education policy draft of the new policy no later than December 31, National Tribal Under chairmanship of the Prime Minister for real time monitoring of various tribal Advisory Council set up development programmes and schemes in the country.

No Companies News related to 1. Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd. SABMiller 3. Internet giant Google Internet giant Google is working with the government on a pilot project for providing nternet connectivity by using large balloons. Google, under its Project Loon , is using big balloons floating at a height of 20 kilometers above earth surface for transmission of Internet services.

BSNL to create Ltd. Tata Motors Made Football star Lionel Messi as the global brand ambassador for its passenger vehicles. Alphabet Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company that will house Google's search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its "moonshot" ventures such as driverless cars. Tata Housing Real estate developer Tata Housing tied-up with social networking firm Facebook to sell its affordable homes online. For this purpose, Tata Housing launched the new campaign titled Social sell on Facebook.

Dell Inc. The deal incorporates analytics of customer data and the development of technology that can forecast weather patterns to better manage the airline s flights at its Abu Dhabi centre. T to help people with autism. The scheme aims at encouraging the residents in Mumbai to adopt energy efficient lights, thus, saving power.

Telecom Regulatory Authority of Has made it mandatory for telecom operators to compensate consumers by Rs. As per new TRAI rules, the compensation will be limited to three dropped calls in a particular day.

Versace Snapdeal Acquired Silicon Valley-based startup Reduce Data, a programmatic display advertising platform FreeCharge Snapdeal-owned mobile transactions platform FreeCharge announced its foray into the wallets space.

Paytm Introduced cashless payments in educational institutions, which will enable users to pay school fees and dues, cafeteria bill, download uniforms, books and merchandise. Uninor Telenor Group announced that it had changed its brand identity along with legal company name from Uninor, its subsidiary in India, as Telenor India Communications Pvt.

Facebook Announced partnerships with Internet Service Providers in India to launch wi-fi enabled broadband services in rural areas. Called Wi-Fi Express, the initiative is part of Facebook s nternet. The MoU seeks to boost partnership between both countries for manufacturing, knowledge transfer, services and technology development from the United Arab Emirates UAE.

India Africa: India will be the second-biggest Asian Infrastructure Investment chaired by Prime Minister Narendra shareholder with 8. Soft loan of 15 billion dollars Rs Japan offered to ndia s ambitious first 90, crore bullet train project viz. Mumbai- Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor along with technology.

Strategic Investment Agreements Britain with China. Maritime Transport India and Egypt 5. Culture Exchange 19 Cooperation in the field of Animal India and Vietnam The MoU seeks the promotion of mutual Health cooperation between both the nations through joint activities in the areas of animal health. Eram Scientific Solutions, manufacturer of electronic toilets, has unveiled a new eToilet mobile app. China s Tianhe-2 Supercomputer has emerged as the world s most powerful supercomputer system for the sixth consecutive time.

The ordinance on amending the Arbitration and Conciliation Act seeks amendments based on the Law Commission s recommendations of th reports and suggestions received from stakeholders. According to the decision, the bonus ceiling under the legislation was increased from rupees to rupees per month. The Science Express—a joint initiative of the ministry of environment, forests and climate change MoEFCC , the ministry of railways and the ministry of science and technology.

Ministry of Shipping launched a programme to develop 78 Lighthouses as tourism centers. Union Cabinet approved Productivity Linked Bonus for railway employees. It is estimated that the total payment of 78 days' PLB to railway employees will be around India and Seychelles signed the protocol for cooperation in the field of blue economy on 26 August during the visit of the President of Seychelles to India. Two mountaineers ArjunVajpai and Bhupesh Kumar created history by becoming first people to climb meter high unnamed peak in imachal s Spiti Valley.

The duo named the peak as Mount Kalam.. Newly named Mt. With this, CBDT so far has entered into 31 APAs 30 unilateral and one bilateral and is now aiming to finalise another 30 to 40 APAs in order to provide stability and confidence among the foreign enterprises operating in India. APA usually is signed between a taxpayer and the central tax authority in case of India it is CBDT for multiple years on an appropriating transfer pricing methodology.

National Highways Authorities of India NHAI has approved a pilot project for undertaking scientific studies on designing greenbelts along national highways. Key facts: The project will run for five years time span. During this period various experiments will be conducted in NEERI laboratory to record the impact of greenbelt development. The policy aims at providing a favourable environment and a level playing field to various aviation sub-sectors, such as Airlines, Airports, Cargo, Maintenance Repairs and Overhaul MRO services and so on.

Besides, the scheme also intends to create an eco-system to enable 30 crore domestic ticketing by and 50 crore by Railway is launching a new scheme under which waitlisted passengers can get confirmed accommodation in next alternative train if they opt for the option while booking their tickets online named as Viklap.

The Asia Pacific region is the most disaster prone part of the world as it had suffered around 1, disasters in the decade through The Policy on Capital Goods is focused on the most critical sector for achieving the vision of Make in India and also is envisages unlocking the potential for this promising sector and establish India as a global manufacturing hub.

After the enhancement, only cases for financial assistance beyond 5 lakh rupees would now be required to be referred to the Ministry from the earlier upper limit of 2 lakh rupees per patient. Public broadcaster Doordarshan claimed that it has emerged as the most watched Hindi channel in terms of time spent per viewer ahead of top General Entertainment Channels.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced that the Railways would soon start country's first-ever double decker Shatabdi Express that would ply between Mumbai and Goa. Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on 25 October flagged off Vigithon marathon in Mumbai to sensitise people for a fight against corruption at the grass-root level.

Vigithon was a run for corruption free India and was organised by public sector lender Union Bank of India. Chennai s K Prithika Yashini is all set to become ndia s first transgender Sub nspector of Police The UL P which is also called as New Endowment Plus offers investment-cum-insurance provision during the term policy providing dual benefit for the policy holder.

Taj Mahal becomes first monument in world to have Twitter account. Literate population who are presently attending any educational institution on the country, below Primary major share of Primary Mission Indradhanush to achieve In the second phase, the week-long Mission Indradhanush depicts 7 colours of full immunisation of children programme will be implemented in the rainbow which aims to cover all those below two years was launched by districts of the country. KISAN Crop Insurance using Space This project will favour use of satellites, Drones will help to take high resolution Technology and Geoinformatics drones unmanned aerial vehicles and imagery of crop assessment.

Project to benefit farmers was other geospatial technology to collect launched by Union Government crop yield data and to assess damage from natural calamities. Hailstorm App, an Android mobile a To assess large-scale damage to crops from hail.

Central Victim Compensation Fund The scheme aims at enabling support to Initial amount of crore rupees. CVCF victims of various attacks, such as rape, acid attacks, human trafficking and women killed or injured in the cross border firing.

Union Government modified a The first modification is permitting the b The second modification is fixing an National Blood Policy, transfer of blood from one blood bank exchange value of rupees per litre towards better blood utilization. Urban Development Minister The e-lala initiative is aimed at - Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated e-lala , promoting the interests of 5.

Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat scheme Under this scheme, two states would The year would be marked by cultural and announced undertake a unique partnership for a student exchanges, which would give an period of one year.

MGNREGA The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its ex-post facto approval to provide an additional 50 days of unskilled manual work in the financial year over and above the days assured to job card holders, in such rural areas where drought or natural calamities have been notified. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban In this regard, Union Government has earmarked over 5, crore rupees for the mission mission to develop clusters over next three years across the country.

Union Government has launched To promote greening of National It will also help in providing employment Green Highways Plantation, Highway corridors across the country. Rajasthan Chief Minister a Rajasthan Agro-Processing and The policy aims to promote agro-processing Vasundhara Raje announced Agri-Marketing Promotion Policy and to reduce post-harvest losses at the farm gate thus ensuring maximum prices of farmer s b The policy seeks to promote agro- agri produce.

The maximum prize to be given under the scheme is rupees. Uttar Pradesh government. Mobile app m-Sehat for health To record maternal and infant data in real- workers time. Kerala, Mizoram, improved stoves. These devices in turn will Manipur and Jharkhand.

The Maharashtra state Launched APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut The scheme aims at providing at least one full Government Yojna, for pregnant and lactating hot cooked nutritious food to every pregnant women in the tribal areas of the lady and lactating mother. The has been designed as a sling to carry patients programme was launched in naxal- smoothly and with less effort.

Haryana Government a Swadhar Greh scheme which will c The scheme will work upon providing basic assure economic and social security to amenities, such as shelter, food, clothing and women in distress. Rajasthan FC s Suryoday FC s Lighting ndia program that aims to provide safe, affordable, and quality solar lights to people with limited or no access to electricity, is increasing the availability of solar lighting products in rural parts of Rajasthan through a consumer awareness campaign, Suryoday.

Kerala Kissan Kendra, agri super markets in The Kochi based South Indian Fertilisers, an Kerala organic fertiliser manufacturing company, has plans to set up Kissan Kendra s and agri super markets across Kerala. The policy aims to promote agro- processing and to reduce post-harvest losses at the farm gate thus ensuring maximum prices of farmer s agri produce.

Kerala, Mizoram, stoves. These devices in turn will help to reduce Manipur and Jharkhand. The Maharashtra state Launched APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut The scheme aims at providing at least one full Government Yojna, for pregnant and lactating hot cooked nutritious food to every pregnant women in the tribal areas of the state. The been designed as a sling to carry patients 32 bankersadda. FC s Suryoday FC s Lighting ndia program that aims to provide safe, affordable, and quality solar lights to people with limited or no access to electricity, is increasing the availability of solar lighting products in rural parts of Rajasthan through a consumer awareness campaign, Suryoday.

Kissan Kendra, agri super The Kochi based South Indian markets in Kerala Fertilisers, an organic fertiliser manufacturing company, has plans to set up Kissan Kendra s and agri super markets across Kerala. Health Insurance Scheme 6. Marketing Assistance Scheme schemes for the disabled persons in New Delhi. These schemes 9. Aids and Assisted Devices Scheme were launched under the National Trust for the welfare of persons He also announced to increase the number of categories of The list of the schemes are disability from 7 to 19, so that more number of disabled could be 1.

Early Intervention and School Readiness Scheme brought into the ambit of Government s new initiatives. Day Care Scheme 3. G India to Chair G20 in Turkey will hand over the Chair for the next year i. The United Nations General United Nations General Assembly s UNGA The resolution Stresses the inhumanity of Assembly Disarmament Committee has adopted a draft nuclear weapons and urges nuclear resolution submitted by Japan calling for the powers to be more transparent in their abolition of nuclear arms.

Cyclone Chapala Yemen 2. Cyclone Megh struck Yemeni Island of Socotra 3. Literature Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarussian For her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and journalist and prose writer courage in our time.

Arthur B. McDonald 4. Peace National Dialogue Quartet Tunisia For its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of The commission recommended The Bill envisages the January The minimum pay for government employees is establishment of an independent authority to investigate recommended to be set at rupees per month. The offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, It also maximum pay is recommended to be rupees per month covers the Chief Minister s Office.

Increase in Military d It provides that punishment for any act of corruption cannot Service Pay and revised pension formula for civil employees be less than six months and a maximum of 10 years. In rarest or rare cases, the corrupt public servant can be sentenced to life www. These INDCs are for the period capacity from non-fossil fuel based energy resources by , between and David Cameron pounds in London.

The deals took place between the companies operating from both the countries and were agreed upon during the Prime Minister Narendra Modi s visit to the UK. The first copy of the book was received by the President.

The book Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath. The book is a personal and detailed account of the events that ensued as he witnessed it. Bernanke, headed the USs central bank from and was at the centre of the banks response to the financial crisis and the subsequent recession. Smita Patil: The book, which was launched on Smita Patils 60th birth anniversary, acquaints the readers with a remarkable journey of the short-lived actress.

It traces the journey of the actress from her childhood to stardom. Overall, the hike recommended has been percent. In July, a group of AAP legislatiors had demanded a significant hike in salary, arguing their earnings were not enough to run their family and offices.

PIB Visit http: The period of the committee is two years from the date of its first meeting. International Peace Day Oct 8: National Airforce Day Oct 9: International Post Office Day Oct National Post Office Day Oct International Poverty eradication Day Oct National Police Day Oct United Nations Day. This will be the fourth reduction of forces for China. Singh are participated in the celebrations along with deligates from nearly 30 different countries.

Boeing signed to sell jets to Chinese Firms Americas Boeing company has signed deals to sell aircrafts to three Chinese firms and set up an aircraft plant in China, becoming the first U.

The aircraft deals, potentially worth tens of billions of dollars in total, are collectively the largest order the aerospace firm has received from Chinese companies. Boeing signed a cooperation document with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China to build the aircraft completion centre for its passenger jet in China.

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It is the original native name. The summit elevation of Mount Denali is 6, m above sea level. In a significant development that is seen as the tangible sign of the growing defence cooperation between Australia and India, it is noted that the bilateral maritime excercise will be a regular event to be held every two years. Aim of the Joint Exercise is to acquaint forces of both countries with each others operating procedure and increase understanding and interoperability between Armies of both countries.

Government cleared multi billion dollar deal with Americas Boeing for military helicopters The Cabinet Committee on Security CCS on 22 September cleared a multi billion dollar deal for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing. The deal valued to be over USD 2. The 22 Apache AH, 64 D Longbow helicopters are one of the most advanced multi role combat helicopters, featuring all weather and night fighting features, ability to track up to targets in less than a minute and engage with The deal for Apache is a hybrid one.

The deals have direct commercial contracts with Boeing as well as a direct government to government component between the two governments. Modi invited US companies to set up manufacturing units in India. It is a 14 days excercise. The aim of the excercise is to share the best military practices, to develop joint strategies between the two armies and to build Military to Military Co-Operation and inter operability. The Ministry also decided to upgrade Fencing from Others to General category, based on the past performance in major international events.

The sports ministry reviewed the categorization of various disciplines and also revised the scale of financial assistance admissible to each category. Internet user base in India reached million in The Internet in India took more than a decade to move from 10 million to million and three years from to million.

However, it took only a year to move from to million users. Mobile Internet in India also grew significantly last year. The mobile Internet user base reached million by June The country had million mobile Internet users by October , out of which million users were from urban users and the rest 40 million were from rural India.

The scheme will be effective from July 1, New pensions will be fixed with as the base year. The scheme expected to benefit three million pensioners retiring in the same rank with the same length of the service, regardless of the date of retirement. The Government will engage a one member committee on this issue. Thirty-six army officials began a cycle rally from the northern Jammu town to New Delhi to commemorate the golden jubilee of Indias victory over Pakistan in the war.

The Victory Car Rally comprises a team of exservicemen and serving officers who traverse kms from Udhampur to New Delhi. This is a new programme meant to provide for the welfare of areas and people affected by mining related operations, using the funds generated by District Mineral Foundations DMFs. STATES Punjab Government wins award for achievement in rooftop solar power output Punjab Government has won first award in the category of highest capacity addition in grid connected solar rooftop power in the country during the financial year The declassified files contained total 12, pages.

The files were kept under secrecy for 70 years. The files are being kept at Kolkata police museum. It will be open for public from September There is already a pavilion in the name of Sachin at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Kochi. Sachin Tendulkar act as brand ambassador for the National Games of which were held in Kerala. Perumanna Grama Panchayat becomes first Panchayat in Kerala to declare a water policy In Kerala, Perumanna Grama Panchayat in Kozhikode district has become the first Panchayat in the State, to declare a water policy on the lines of the State governments water policy declared in The water policy of Perumanna was drafted with the help of the Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Kunnamangalam, after a detailed study of water resources and usage in the Panchayat over the last two years.

The purpose of the bills is to ensure advancement of backward communities and financially weaker sections fo unreserved categories in the State. The two day conference seeks to chalk out and undertake various joint efforts on various issues related to disaster mapping and mitigation in the member nations.

The meeting was attended by Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the G 20 members, invited countries and the heads and senior representatives of the international organisations. The Economist: First Conference on contemporary relevance of Bhagvad Gita The first conference on the contemporary relevance of Bhagvad Gita was held at London on 25 September, The aim of the Conference is deal with the innumerable questions that excercise and confound through Bhagvad Gita and help to tep unique transpormational energy.

The award recognises the remarkable conservation effort undertaken at the sacred site which employed age-old rituals and conservation techniques drawn from Vastu Sastra focusing on architecture and construction. In the year , Visit http: The movie has already won several prizes in India and abroad. It was directed by the first-time director Chaitanya Tamhanhe. Louis USA on 2 September, Indian Grand Master Viswanathan Anand is at 9th place in the tournament.

Sachin lost to American Rey Diaz and get the bronze medal. This is the only medal for India in the championship. The fifth place at the Hockey World League semifinals which were held at Belgium in July, is the reason for the team to select for Olympics. After 36 years Indian women hockey team is going to participate in the Olympics. In at Moscow Olympics Indian team got the fourth place. Indias ace shooter Gurpreet Singh won the medal, in the 10 metre Air Pistol event.

The gold medal in this event won by Iran. Indias Jitu Rai is at third position and won the bronze medal. The Indo -US bilateral trade will surge five times to billion dollors in the next few years.

Her rank was fourth in the last years list. With 11 names, Chinese women lead the list. India ranks 11th place in World Wealth Report India has become the 11th largest population of millionaires with , such high net worth individuals HNWI.

The US topped the list with 43,51, millionaires followed by Japan with 24,52, millionaires, Germany with 11,41, millionaires and China with 8,90, millionaires in the second, third and fourth places respectively. The loan will be used for development and conservation of the places of tourist attractions. India emerged most-favoured destination for FDI. London based business Visit http: India in the first half of surpassed China to emerge as the most favoured destination for FDI.

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In , India ranked fifth in terms of capital investment. India attracked 30 billion dollars by the end of June The first indigenous howitzer Dhanush developed by Ordanance Factory Board of Kolkata The Indian army is set to soon be handed over the indigenously developedhowitzer Dhanush also known asdesi bofors has been developedby Ordanance Factory Board, Kolkata. Dhanush is a indigenously developed mm gun with 45 calibre having advanced features, a towed howitzer with a strike range of 38 Km.

This will be handed over to the army in the month of November. NASA developing worlds first space shot gun to blast Asteroids NASA is developing the worlds first space shot gun that can blast asteroids into small pieces for collection as samples when a robotic space craft reaches near one such space rock in the near future.

The ARM aims to chop off a massive chunk of an asteroid and shift it into the moons orbit. The rocket carried four micro-satellites into space, which will be used mainly for testing. The rocket will mainly be used for launching micro-satellites. She has assumed charge from distinguished scientist and Director General Dr. Nayak on 9 September, Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmuganathan gets additional charge of Manipur Governor of Meghalaya V. Shanmuganathan was given additional charge of Manipur after previous Governor Syed Ahmed passed away.

He was appointed as Governor of Meghalaya in May He will discharge additional functions of the Governor of Manipur along with his own duties. Egyptian Paliamentary elections are scheduled to begin in October and go through November. The results will be announced in December. Volkswagen could face penalities of up to 18 billion dollars for cheating emissions tests on some of its diesel cars. His hight is She wrote more than 30 books. Her first novel, The World is full of Married Men was published in , which was banned in some countries.

Her last novel, The Santangelos was published in June, Ahmed served as a Minister in the Maharashtra Government from to He was sworn in as 16th Governor of Manipur on May 16, The visit is an effort to shore up bilateral trade and investment which remains much below potential.

Modi on 23 September visit Ireland and sought Irelands support for Indias membership of UN Security Council and International export control regimes, including NSG, during wide ranging talks with Enda Kenny and also covered global challenges like terror and radicalisation.

Ramanujam is from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. In , he joined the company as senior vice-president, in he become the COO of the company and in December he become the president of GBCI.

Japanese centenarian Golden Bolt sets Guinness World Record in racing A fleet-footed Japanese centenarian raced into the Guinness World Records reference book on 23 September and declared him a medical marvel as he continues to stalk sprint king Usain Bolt.

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As per Hurun Reports there are dollar billionaires in the country. And there are high net-worth individuals those whose assets are valued above Rs. Hinduja is the third. This is the fourth year for Hurun Report, a Shanghai based luxury publishing group has come out with the list of Super rich in India. The Visit http: It underwent a restoration process in the last a few years and was inaguarated by Gyalwang Drukpa.

Chinas capital city Beijing will host the winter Olympic games in The Asian Games will be held in Indonesia. The Island, which is about 2 kilometres in length and acres, is considered as countrys most advanced missile testing site. Wheeler Island assumes great significance in view of its strategic location. It has been used as the launching pad for Indias missile defence system. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. A large number of retired army generals, diplomats, writers and academicians attended the book launching ceremony.

The book is the first comprehensive account by a Pakistan foreign minister who contributed in moving the peace process with India forward. This book describes different angles inside the cricketer. The book explains about the chronology of ancient Indian History. Based on the report of the committee, further changes in the civil services exam pattern would be considered.

Baswan and consists of leading academicians, technocrats and senior bureaucrats. The expert committee will be headed by former planning commission member Mihir Shah. The committee was mandated to suggest ways for optimal development of water resources in the country. Over the past five years, Caribbean countries have had increased access to antiretroviral drugs as part of a regional initiative to eliminate mother-to-child transmission. The agreement called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action JCPA or Vienna agreement was reached after 17 days of almost uninterrupted negotiations in Vienna Austria involving foreign ministers of seven countries.

The change paves the way for the Japanese military to potentially fight abroad for the first time since World War II. But presently it covers the whole of the 28 EU member nations and not just the 19 eurozone members. The agreements were signed in the field of tourism, culture and protocol. India that has had on the observer status of the group for past 10 years will become a full member of SCO by India Ranked 33rd Most Reputable Nation In The World Canada has been named as the most reputable nation in the world, in a recent survey on how countries are perceived across the world.

The north American country reclaimed the top spot in the Reputation Institutes annual report, which looks at the government, environment and economy of 55 nations. India is ranked 33rd among 55 countries as far as its reputation perceived by people from across the world is concerned.

Its reputation has increased by 7. The agreement will promote transparency on tax matters between the two countries. The newly created week is aimed at encouraging peoples involvement and creating awareness among them about various initiatives launched under the Digital India Programme launched in August The Yojana was approved with an outlay of crore rupees over a period of five years, that is, from to and the allocation for the financial year has been kept at crore rupees.

The programme aims to impart skill training to 24 lakh youth during with focus on first time entrants to the labour market and class 10 and class 12 drop outs. The policy was unveiled in a programme held on the occasion of first-ever World Youth Skills Day. It is the first such policy on entrepreneurship since independence and intended to replace the National Policy on Skill Development The main of the NUHM is to improve the health status of the countrys urban population.

The group will set up five solar power units at a cost of 4, crore rupees. In other hand Odisha With 25 girls being selected, the one-of-its-kind institute will equip students with skills required in army, navy and air force. He was selected for his pioneering research in the field of epigenetics and molecular cell biology.

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The name was on 1 July announced by the K K Birla Foundation and he is the 24th recipient of the award. He is one of the teachers named by President Barack Obama as recipients of the prestigious award.

Sunita Viswanath, the only Indian American to figure in the list, has been selected for her work to encourage Hindus to take care of the environ-ment. This was his fourth victory of the season and his second of Birtish Grand Prix. With this win, Hamilton became the second British driver since David Coulthard in to post successive wins in the race. Novak Djokovic of Serbia on 12 July won mens singles title of Wimbledon.

It is. Djokovics 3rd wimbledon title and overall 12th mens single Grand Slam title. Womens Singles: Serena Williams US won wimbledon womens singles title. In the final match played she defeated Garbine Muguruza of Spain. It was 4th edition of the championships.

The card is based on the RuPay platform and facilitates the withdrawal and use of the working capital finance by micro entrepreneurs. As per this agreement, Central Bank of Sri Lanka can draw up to 1. Seven Indian Companies Among Worlds Largest Companies Seven Indian companies were listed among the worlds largest companies in the Fortune Global list for that was released on 22 July. The list has been topped by Wal-Mart, which retained its top spot.

India has secured the second highest position in the Forbes Asia Fabulous 50 list with 10 Indian companies featuring in the list. China secured No 1 position in the list with 25 companies. The vessel, built by HSL, has a maximum speed of 34 knots and at an economical 14 knots has an endurance of nautical miles.

India is the fourth country to offer space-based satellite navigation services to the aviation sector. India also holds 6th position in terms of the number of reactors in operation in the country. China Successfully Tests 5th Generation Long March Carrier Rocket Chinese scientists have successfully tested the power system of a Long March-5 carrier rocket scheduled for flight in The fifth-generation launch vehicle of the Long March family, has entered a run off phase.

The rocket will have a payload capacity of 25 tonnes to low Earth orbits, or 14 tonnes to geostationary transfer orbit, about twice the current capacity. His tenure will be of three years and he succeeded K Chandramouli whose tenure ended in January He was also known as the Missile Man of India. During his tenure as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister from July to December , he led the weaponisation of strategic missile systems and the Pokhran-II nuclear tests, which made India a nuclear weapon state.

He was the 11th President on India from to He has been awar-ded with the coveted civilian awards including Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan and the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna During the visit, Visit http: The two leaders reaffirmed their strong commitment towards timely implementation of the strategic Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India TAPI project. In the visit, India and Turkmenistan signed eight agreements to deepen bilateral cooperation between the two nations.

During the visit Narendra Modi had unveiled a bust of Gandhi at a traditional medicine and yoga centre in Turkmenistan capital Ashgabat. With this he broke the previous record of days, nine hours and 41 minutes set by Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev now retired across six missions from to The mega hand washing event was held on 15 October to create awareness about hygiene by washing hands with soap.

The Office will be approximately 2, square feet in size and will be printed layer-bylayer using a foot tall 3-D printer, then assembled on site in Dubai. The Port is supposed to be existed between to AD which makes it Indias oldest ports. Books in News Kashmir: The book focuses on initiatives launched by the Vajpa-yee government between and to restore normalcy in Indias most beautiful but troubled state.

This committee comprises total 14 members and will be headed by RBI executive director Deepak Mohanty. The main aim of this committee will be to review the existing policy of financial inclusion, including customer protection framework and supportive payment system. The committee will be headed by former athlete Ashwini Nachappa and includes Pullela Gopi Chand as a member among others.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is an internationally-renowned scientist and biologist. She replaced Kailash Purryag who stepped down as countrys President on 29 May This free-trade zone will cover 26 countries in an area from southernmost tip of African continent i. The agreement was signed on 10 June in Egypt. The National Assembly approved the appointment of Hwang Kyo-ahn by a vote of Both sides also signed a MoU for cooperation in the field of micro, small and medium enterprises.

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India US signed Defence Framework Agreement India and the US on 3 June signed a new strategically important year defence framework agreement envisaging joint development and manufacture of defence equipment and technology including jet engines, aircraft carrier design and construction.

According to the agreement enclaves with a total area of 17, India Netherlands Signed Agreements India and the Netherlands on 5 June signed a number of agreements, including to collaborate in building dredgers in India as part of the Make in India initiative and manufacture vaccines against measles and rubella in India. The agreements were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Netherland Mark Rutte in New Delhi after the two leaders held discussions on various issues related to the region and the world.

The tax treaty provides for the framework of avoiding double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes so as to promote bilateral economic cooperation. This pool will be the 27th such market pool globally. This insurance pool was launched to address the concerns of the clauses in the CLND Act, which give the operator the Right to Recourse and allow it to sue the suppliers in case of any accident.

It will be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme and the States and Union Territories UTs are given greater autonomy in execution of the mission. The bill is intended to improve the quality of goods, services and systems in the country. The approval decision of new policy worth 4, The policy aims at achieving installed capacity of renewable energy of 21, MW by from current installed capacity of 6, MW.

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With this the total number of districts included in NCR has risen to This was the 41st G7 summit and the theme for the summit was Think Ahead. Act Together. The Summit focused on the global economy as well as on key issues regarding foreign, security, environment and development policy. After the talks, the leaders of the G7 committed to raising a billion US dollars fund through public and private sources to combat the rising global temperatures and agreed to implement international mechanisms to bolster global healthcare security by creating a financial instrument at the World Bank to react better to pandemics.

The Summit was attended by all the seven members viz. EC is a permanently welcome participant in all meetings and decision-making since Fukuoka Prize honours those who have made outstanding contributions to academia, arts and culture across Asia. The Sangita Kalanidhi is the highest honour given to Carnatic musicians in India. The award has been given in recognition to the spiritual leaders contribution in spreading the message of peace in society, inter-mediation in war, reducing stress and combating violence through yoga and breathing exercises.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards A large number of nominations were received for these awards this year, which were considered by the Selection Committee headed by Mr.