Raisina Dialogue 2016 kicks off at New Delhi.
Theme of Raisina-Dialogue 2016 is “Asia: Regional and Global Connectivity”.
First Raisina-Dialogue 2016, a flagship conference on Geopolitics and Geo-economics began in New Delhi.
The three day conference is joint initiative of Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Observer Research Foundation (ORF), an independent think tank based in India.
President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates National Conference on Women Legislation in New Delhi.
The conference intends to hone the skills of legislators to perform their legislative and non-legislative roles with greater effectiveness.
Two-day conference will provide women legislators a platform to interact with their counterparts from across the country.
UP assembly passes UP Revenue Code (Amendment) Bill, 2016
Uttar Pradesh Assembly passed the UP Revenue Code (Amendment) Bill 2016 replacing an ordinance issued by the Governor Ram Naik.
Gyan Sangam, 3rd Phase of Bank Reforms to focus on Bad Loan.
With mounting bad loans, the 2nd edition of the Finance Ministry’s brain storming session with public sector banks focused on management of NPAs and consolidation in the sector.
The two-day Gyan Sangam — an annual retreat of chiefs of public sector financial institutions, officials from the Finance Ministry and the RBI — recently held on March 4 and 5 in Gurgaon.
27 Govt Banks may be merged into Just 6.
Finance Minister of India Mr. Arun Jaitley has indicated that the Govt may merge 27 public sector banks into just six.
Apart from that an official from Ministry stated that an expert committee will be soon to setup to look into the issue and the committee will also work closely with the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) to identify the right matches for consolidation.
Amazon become India’s most Trusted Online Shopping brand
Amazon, world’s largest e-retailer is India’s most trusted online shopping brand followed homegrown Snapdeal and Flipkart.
Ebay, Myntra, Yepme, Jabong, Naaptol, Shopclues and Askmebazaar Other firms to figure in the top 10 trusted online shopping brands.
Oil Minister Lays Foundation Stone of Octomax Unit at Mathura (UP).
Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gases laid the foundation stone of Country’s 1st its of kind Octomax unit at Mathura refinery.
It will help in the production of high octane gasoline.
Myanmar grants operating licenses to four more Asian banks including SBI.
Myanmar has granted operating licenses to four Asian banks, bringing to 13 the number of foreign banks allowed to conduct business in the previously isolated country.
Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam, State Bank of India, Taiwan’s Sun Commercial Bank and South Korea’s Shinhan Bank, these are the four bank were granted preliminary licenses, Myanmar’s Foreign Bank Licensing Committee.
Amrita Patel gets Mahindra Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr Amrita Patel has been conferred with the Mahindra Samriddi India Agri Lifetime Achievement Aear-Krishi Shiromani Samman in New Delhi.
Dr Patel is a former Chairman of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
She served as its chief from 1998 to 2014. The award has been conferred by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.
Jalandhar-based Capital Local Area Bank has become the first entity to receive the RBI’s licence to start operations as a small finance bank.
In september 2015 RBI granted in-principle licences to 10 applicants to set up small finance banks, including Capital Local Area Bank.
The small finance bank will undertake basic banking activities of acceptance of deposits and lending to unserved and underserved sections including small business units, marginal farmers and unorganised sector entities.
Tata Housing ties up with SBI for Women’s Day Offer
Real estate developer Tata Housing partnered with the country’s largest lender, State Bank of India, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
Tata Housing will allow its women customers to pay only 20 per cent of the agreement value while the balance can be paid on taking possession of the property.
approval of the administration even if their remaining holding is less than 3.5 acres.
Ray Tomlinson, inventor of email passes away.
His invention included the ground-breaking use of the @ symbol in email addresses, which is now standard.
US computer programmer came up with the idea of electronic messages that could be sent from one network to another in 1971.
Before Ray Tomlinson invention direct electronic messages users could only write messages to others using the same computer.
Investor Summit starts in Gurgaon
First two-day ‘Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit 2016’ has kicked off in Gurgaon, which has see participation from 12 countries.
Besides several Union Ministers, a number of leading entrepreneurs and MNCs have taken part.
UP Revenue Code (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passes in UP Assembly
It replaced an ordinance issued by the Governor Ram Naik.
The Bill allows Dalits of the state to sell their land to non-Dalits in the state without
American Actress Nancy Reagan passes away at 94.
Nancy Davis Reagan was an American actress and the wife of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. She died At 94
Nancy Reagan, one of the most high-profile and influential first ladies of the 20th century, Nancy was born in New York City.
Patna Pirates defeated U Mumba to win Pro Kabaddi League 3rd Season
Season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, ended on a high note with power packed action between U Mumba and Patna Pirates.
The score closed at 31-28 in favour of Patna Pirates after a thrilling 40 minute play.
Asia Cup 2016 concluded in Bangladesh – India wins 6th Asia Cup title
India beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets in the final to win their Asia Cup title.
With this victory, India lifted their sixth Asia Cup title.
It was the first time the Asia Cup was held in T20 format and India proved that why they are No.1 side in T20 Internationals.
The Bill allows Dalits of the state to sell their land to non-Dalits in the state without approval of the administration even if their remaining holding is less than 3.5 acres.
India moves to WTO against US on temporary working visa issue.
India has filed a complaint against the US decision to impose high fees L-1 and H-1B categories of temporary working visas in the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
US had imposed fees on certain applicants for L-1 and H-1B categories of non-immigrant temporary working visas into the country.
Veteran Film Actor & Director Manoj Kumar to be conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2016.
He was unanimously selected by a five member jury consisted of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Salim Khan, Nitin Mukesh and Anup Jalota.
He is best known for acting in and directing films with patriotic themes. His first patriotic film was Shaheed (1965) based on the life of Bhagat Singh.
He is a recipient of National Film Award (1968) for the film Upkaar. He also was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1992 and Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.
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