Amit Mitra is new chairman of GST committee.

Amit Mitra, WB finance minister has been appointed as Chairman of the empowered committee of State Finance minister on GST.

He will succeed Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani who had to resign in November over corruption charges.

GoI approves highway contacts worth Rs. 6000 crore

GOI has approved eight highway projects worth Rs 6,000 crore for six states – Punjab, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha.

With this approval, the number of projects cleared by Road Transport and Highways Ministry this month so far has swelled to 37, entailing a total investment of about Rs 34,000 crore.

Cipla acquired 2 US based Generic Drug companies

India Pharmaceutical Giant Cipla Ltd has acquired 2 Us based genric drig companies named InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc and Exelan Pharmceuticals Inc.

The step has been taken to increase its revenue and introduce new products for oncology and diabetes in the world’s largest pharmaceutical market.

The acquisitions will give scale to Cipla’s US business currently 8% of total revenue.

MoU signed by Prasar Bharti with Empressa de Brazil Communicacao (EBC).

MoU was signed in connection with several broadcast related activities including exchange of news, programmes and co production.

MoU includes long list of Indian programmes to be broadcast on EBC network including documentaries, science programs, serials and Portuguese programs from Goa.

Prasar Bharati has already signed similar MoUs with Russia and China in that realizing of the importance of BRICS.

Skype launched Group Video call on iOS & Android Phones and Tablets.

Microsoft announced to begin rolling out an update to Skype for iOS and Android that will support group video calling.

The feature is not new though, as many smartphone users are familiar with such apps and websites that offer group video chat.

Jal Manthan 2016 to be inaugurated by Uma Bharti .

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Sushri Uma Bharti will inaugurate Jal Manthan -2″ on February 22, 2016 New Delhi.

The main theme of two day event is Integrated Approach for Sustainable Water Management.

Kalikho Pul : Arunachal CM

Kalikho Pul sworned in as CM of Arunachal Pradesh

He sworned in as the ninth CM of Arunachal Pradesh with the support of 18 rebel Congress MLAs, and two Independents and 11 BJP MLAs who gave outside support.

Aditya Birla and Idea tied up for payment bank

Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank Ltd, is a 51:49 joint venture (JV) between it and Idea Cellular, its telecom subsidiary in which it owns 23.26%.

According to norms issued by RBI, a payments bank can accept deposits up to Rs 1 lakh from individual customers, issue ATM and debit cards, offer payments and remittance services, and act as a distributor of simple financial products such as mutual funds units and insurance products.

Novelist Harper Lee passes away.

Harper Lee, the author of the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, has died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, US.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer was 89.

World Bank to lend Rajasthan on energy sector reforms.

World Bank has decided to support Rajasthan government on energy reforms.

The decision was taken at a meeting between World Banks country director in India, Onno Ruhl and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Playing It my way makes into Limca Book of records.

Cricket legend and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin tendulkar’s autobiography Playing it my way entered into Limca Book of records .

Book entered the record in category of best selling books across both ficition and non ficition categories.

 The book has been published by Hachette India in the year 2014 with Boria Majumdar as the co-author of the book.

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