Thursday, November 5, 2015

Starred Articles

Communist leader Bidhya Bhandari elected Nepal’s first woman President
Politics & Government > Nepal’s first woman President > Oct 28
Vice-chairperson of ruling Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, Bidhya Bhandari, was elected on Wednesday as Nepal’s first woman President.

Sanitation Pioneer Activist Bindeshwar Pathak to Get Top US Humanitarian Award
Awards > US Humanitarian Award > Oct 29
Social activist and founder of 'Sulabh International' Bindeshwar Pathak was selected today for a top US humanitarian award for his contribution to sanitation and enhancing the quality of life for millions of manual scavengers.

20 commercial banks want to tie up with India Post Payments Bank
Banking & Insurance > India Post Payments Bank > Oct 29
About 20 commercial banks have initiated talks with the department of posts for a strategic tie-up with its proposed payments bank India Post Payments Bank.

National Unity Day observed across India
Days > National Unity Day > Oct 31
The National Unity Day was observed across India on 31 October 2015 to commemorate the birthday of Sardar Vallabhai Patel. On this occasion of 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, PM Narendra Modi flagged off Run for Unity at Rajpath in New Delhi.


Najib Shah appointed CBEC chairman
India > Najib Shah > Oct 28
Senior IRS officer Najib Shah was today appointed as Chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), apex body on Indirect Taxes.

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi awarded Sakharov human rights prize
Awards > Sakharov Human Rights Prize > Oct 29
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, whose flogging sentence caused an outcry, has been awarded the European Parliament's Sakharov human rights prize.

Ministry of defence clears military projects worth over Rs 12,000 crore
Politics & Government > Military Projects > Oct 29
The defence ministry on Thursday cleared new military modernisation proposals worth over Rs 12,000 crore, ranging from the acquisition of two additional regiments of the indigenous Pinaka multiple-launch rocket systems to the upgrade of 26 Ilyushin transport aircraft by Russia.

India announces $10 bn concessional credit to Africa
India > Concessional Credit > Oct 29
India today announced a concessional credit of $10 billion to Africa in the next five years and a grant assistance of $600 million as Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly asked the continent to speak in "one voice" with it in pushing for UN Security Council reform and combating climate change and threat of terrorism.

Government to announce new civil aviation policy today; aims to facilitate flying for middle-class
Politics & Government > Civil Aviation Policy > Oct 30
The civil aviation ministry on Friday will announce India's new civil aviation policy, which has been under discussion for over a year and aims to provide wings to the country's 300 million-strong middle-class, officials said.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to open WEF India summit on November 4
Politics & Government > WEF India Summit > Nov 02
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will open the World Economic Forum's India summit on November 4, an event that will see participation of more than 250 stakeholders and leaders, including Union Ministers.


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