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These MoUs were signed in the presence of Vice President Hamid Ansari and his counterpart Jusuf Kala in Jakarta. The loan agreement was signed by S Selvakumar. Apart from India. Sweden. The Union Government on 9 November 2015 signed 273 million US dollar loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to continue improving rural roads in the States of Assam. In addition. Punjabi in the first week of November 2015 became the third most common language. India was re-elected by the General Assembly to a six year term on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Chhattisgarh. Kazakhstan. The culture week was inaugurated by Indian Ambassador Ashok K Kantha along with Zhong Yanqun. INTERNATIONAL NEWS An Indian culture week called ‘India in Shanghai’ was on 5 November 2015 inaugurated at China Shanghai International Arts Festival (SIAF) at the Shanghai Grand www. Agreed Minutes were signed with Serbia. The government approved an agreement with Belgium for cooperation in development of new and renewable energy technologies. Sierra Leone has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation. after English and French. it added is to establish the basis for a cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote technical bilateral cooperation on new and renewable energy issues on the basis of mutual benefit. President Xi Jinping of China met with Ma Ying-jeou. These countries are: Finland.000 victims to the disease.bankersadda. equality and reciprocity. Joint Secretary (Bilateral Cooperation). Vice Chair of The Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress. and Oman and Ethiopia. Country Director of ADB.com Page 2 . A rare tropical Cyclone Chapala has slammed into Yemen triggering heavy flooding and causing damage in coastal region of the war racked country. The deals cover retail. Madhya Pradesh.careerpower. UK announced commercial deals worth 9 billion pounds.sscadda. the president of Taiwan in the first ever encounter between the leaders of the neighbors and longtime rivals. The capital Freetown was transformed into a giant carnival on Friday night as ecstatic crowds took to the streets in an emotional outpouring. prompting nationwide celebrations tinged with sadness over the loss of 4. The ruling was pronounced on a case lodged in June 2015 by the Belgian Privacy Commission.INDIA IN NEWS The Government of India announced on 12 November 2015 that it signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with six countries. an act both sides described as a breakthrough gesture meant to promote peace and mutual prosperity. Greece. The objective of the Memorandum. A court of Belgium asked Facebook to stop tracking the country's Internet users who are not members of the US-based social networking website. health and education among others. The cyclone made landfall in the south eastern provinces of Hadramawt and Shabwa along the Gulf of Aden coast of Yemen in Arabian Sea bringing winds of speed more than 100 kms per hour. 22 other countries including the United States and Pakistan were also re-elected to the UNCITRAL.com | Theatre.in | www. Odisha and West Bengal. Department of Economic Affairs and Teresa Kho. India. which said Facebook indiscriminately tracks Internet users when they click like or share on the website. Kenya. Norway and Denmark. The SIAF annual festival began on 16 October 2015 and will continue till 16 November 2015. The Record of Discussions was signed with Brunei Darussalam and Qatar. Culture Exchange. in the House of Commons of Canada after 20 Punjabi- www. and European Commission. financial and professional services. Indonesia signed MoUs on Energy. It gave 48 hours to the social networking site to stop tracking people in Belgium. India.

Sarna is a 1980 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. Justice Thakur is the senior most judge of the Supreme Court. Gokarn will replace Rakesh Mohan at the IMF. Romania's Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigned. Former Cabinet secretary T. US armies launched Joint Military training Balance Nail 16-01.careerpower. He will preside as the sole decision maker on all conflict of interest issues plaguing Indian cricket. has been elected vice-chairman of the Bank of International Settlement (BIS). 2015. she will be sitting at Snaresbrook Crown Court with immediate effect. Since September 2015. Singhal replaced K K Vohra who will now look after the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC). Presently. Current CJI Justice Dattu will retire on December 2.bankersadda. Tanzania's first female Vice President Samia Hassan Suluhu was sworn into office. and Nepal. Subramanian has been appointed chairperson of a committee set up by the Human Resource Development Ministry to draft the new education policy. The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party stayed away from voting. Former Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India Subir Vithal Gokarn on 12 November 2015 was appointed as an Executive Director on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Sajjan succeeded Conservative Defence Minister Jason Kenney. Raghuram Rajan.com | Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. Mr. Bosnian and Serbian Governments held first joint session post-Bosnian War in Saravejo. Deepak Singhal appointed Executive Director of Reserve Bank of India.sscadda. Hindi has emerged as the largest Indian language spoken in the US with nearly 6. Now. Oxford University Press India (OUPI) has appointed V Sivaramakrishnan (Siva) as the managing director. Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) won majority in Parliamentary elections of Turkey. Air Marshal Virender Mohan Khanna took over as Maintenance Head of IAF www. Justice Ajit Prakash Shah. Hindi largest spoken Indian language in US: Census Bureau of US. a leading subsidiary of Coal India. Maldives declared State of Emergency for 30 days. tax evasion and money laundering. www. was on 9 November 2015 appointed as the ethics officer (ombudsman) at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Sri Lanka. Since 2003. She was sworn in along with the new President John Pombe Magufuli at the swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s economic capital Dar es Salaam.5 lakh people speaking it. Justice T S Thakur (63) will be next Chief Justice of India. The aim of the session was to improve their relations and contribute to the stabilization of the Western Balkans.in | www. Mohan’s three year tenure ends in November 2015. Indian-born Harjit Sajjan sworn-in as Defence Minister of Canada. Maldives president declared emergency. The Balance Nail is beneficial as the training is then passed on to the wider Nepalese army. the two countries have conducted about 30 Balance Nail training sessions. The committee has been mandated to submit the draft of the new policy no later than December 31. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor who has been a vocal votary for increased co-ordination among central banks. Canada. giving sweeping powers to security forces to arrest suspects ahead of a major anti-government protest rally.R. Indo-Canadian Sikh Harjit Sajjan was on 4 November 2015 sworn-in as Defence Minister of Canada. His name has been recommended by current CJI Justice Dattu. Maldives Parliament voted to Impeach Vice President Ahmed Adeeb. Anil Kumar Jha today took over the charge of Chairmancum-Managing Director of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL).com Page 3 . with regional responsibilities including Bangladesh. 2015. The party founded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan secured 376 seats which was 14 seats less needed to call a referendum on changing the constitution to increase the powers of the president. Navtej Singh Sarna appointed as Indian High Commissioner to United Kingdom (UK).speaking candidates were elected to the parliament in October 2015. Cyclone Megh struck Yemeni Island of Socotra. He would be the 43rd CJI. Rajan will have a three-year term as vice-chairman of the BIS.S. He is one of the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 30-member Cabinet that was sworn-in at a public ceremony held at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. All 61 parliamentarians present voted in favour of the impeachment and none opposed in the 85member house. Nepal. The joint session was the first since the end of the Bosnian War in 1995. APPOINTMENTS (INDIA & WORLD) Indian-origin barrister in UK. he has been facing weeks of intense pressure to quit after going on trial in facing charges of fraud. As per the American Community Survey data. Kalyani Kaul was swornin as a Circuit Judge in the UK on 9 November 2015.

only trucks passing through the capital would have to pay it. SPORTS IN NEWS India’s Heena Sindhu on 6 November 2015 won the gold medal in the 10m air pistol women’s event at the 13th Asian Shooting Championship. The championship was started on 1 November 2015 and will be held for 12 days in Kuwait City. Cow slaughter in Haryana will invite rigorous imprisonment ranging from 3 to 10 years and a fine of up to 1 lakh rupees. N Srinivasan dethroned as the ICC Chairman after the BCCI decided to recall him and nominate its recentlyelected President Shashank Manohar as the chief of the world body. Technology Hub or T-Hub is the country’s largest incubation centre for start-ups and entrepreneurship. www. Grand Alliance of RJD.2 million Australian dollars Melbourne Cup. 1958 (AFSPA) in militancy-hit Garo Hills region in the state to help the administration restore the rule of law. won the gold medal of the event. Anuprayaas. The visually impaired – friendly facilities at Mysuru Railway Station has been inaugurated by Mysuru’s Member of Parliament Pratap Simha. JD(U) and INC with thumping two-third majority emerged as the winner of the election. the State government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up a bio-ethanol refinery.careerpower.300 for three-axle vehicles and above. The 33-year-old said that he www. Veteran Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.com Page 4 . who made a spectacular comeback into the Pakistani Test squad after five years. President approved Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill. 950 crore. 2015. Ltd. has announced retirement from the longest format of the game. In what a major step towards tackling the menace of wheat and paddy straw burning in Punjab. Significance of Wangala Festival Wangala Festival is an annual post-harvest festival of the Garos tribes of North east India. It was held in New Delhi in September 2015. former England fast bowler Sydney Barnes is the fastest to the landmark of 150 wickets. India) became the first blind-friendly Railway Station in India. The MoU was inked with a consortium of Beta Renewables. Heena was also the winner of the gold medal in the 10m air pistol event in 8th Asian Air Gun Championship.STATES (INDIA) IN NEWS After a six-day delay in the implementation of the Environment Compensation Charge or ‘environment cess’ on trucks entering Delhi.in | www. would be charged at all entry points to the national capital. The three day-long started with the arrival of ten Wangala Dance Troupes from various parts of Garo Hills. Michelle Payne became the first female jockey to win 6.com | Phase-I of T-Hub inaugurated in IIIT-Hyderabad. The Supreme Court of India (SC) upheld Kerala Government’s ban on online lotteries. Ace shooter Jitu Rai on 4 November 2015 won India's first senior medal at the 13th Asian Shooting Championship in Kuwait City. Ravichandran Ashwin's CV has another bullet point under the achievements column as he is now the fastest among Indian bowlers to reach the landmark of 150 Test wickets in 29 Tests. for an estimated project worth Rs.sscadda. The Meghalaya High Court has asked the Centre to consider enforcing Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. However. The decision to remove Srinivasan was taken at the BCCI’s 86th Annual General Meeting. during the Progressive Punjab Investor Summit. Overall. Annual Hundred Drums Wangala Festival has begun on a cultural fervor at Asanang near Tura town in Meghalaya. Apart from the toll tax. He bagged the silver in the finals of the men's 50 metre pistol event. Korea’s Park Daehun. Indian Railways signed MoU with Odisha for implementation of railway projects. Grand Alliance won the 2015 Assembly Elections of Bihar with two-thirds majority. The judgment was delivered by a bench headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) H L Dattu while hearing the All Kerala Online Lottery Dealers Association Vs State of Kerala & Ors. a Non – Governmental Organisation assisted the railways in making Mysuru railway station blind-friendly. Payne rode rank outsider Prince of Penzance to a famous victory in Australia's richest and most prestigious horse race. Incidentally.bankersadda. virtually signalling the end of his hold on Indian cricket. which he achieved in 24 Tests. an environment tax to the tune of Rs 700 on light-duty vehicles and Rs 1. case in which Sikkim Government is also one of the petitioners opposing the ban. Novozymes and CVC India Infrastructure Pvt. trucks “destined to Delhi” will not have to pay the environment cess. The MoU aims at forming a Joint Venture Company to develop railway infrastructure in Odisha. the concessionaire — SYMR Consortium LLP — has begun to collect the tax at its toll booths. Mysuru Railway Station (Karnataka.

www. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has cleared four FDI proposals worth ₹384 crore including that of pharma firm Lupin. It will be levied in addition to the 14 percent service tax that is in force now. Jakobshalle in Basel. Its proceeds will be exclusively used to support Swachh Bharat initiative. Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3 5-7 6-3 at the final match held at the St.wanted to vacate the place for youngsters who are ready to fill in his shoes. The move comes at a time when public sector banks are witnessing increasing pressure on asset quality. Emirates NBD has expanded its partner bank network in India to include State Bank of India (SBI) for the DirectRemit 60 seconds remittance platform. Switzerland. Inzamam ul Haq. Mumbai.5 percent Swachh Bharat Cess (SBC) on all taxable services. according to Fortune India. The championship was held across 8 cities in Chile. 2015. A leading UAE-based bank has announced a partnership deal with State Bank of India to help NRI customers in the gulf to carry out their remittances instantly and more conveniently. The top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair defeated eighth seed Spanish team of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0. Inzamam had agreed to be the batting consultant for the Asian side during the recent tour of Zimbabwe. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 5 November 2015 issued revised and uniform guidelines on Internet www. remains the most powerful woman in the Indian business sector. The SBC will come into force on 15 November 2015. Shiva Thapa ranked World No 2 in boxing.com | Banking for all licensed cooperative banks including Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs). Mana Patel and Virdhawal Khade emerged as the best swimmers of the 69th senior National Aquatic Championships 2015 that concluded in Rajkot on 2 November 2015. 6-3.” a Finance Ministry statement said. the Government has approved four proposals of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) amounting to Rs. Belgium rose from third to first after overtaking Argentina and world champions Germany. It had issued a Show Cause Notice to the bank for not complying with KYC and AML guidelines “in respect of a current account under investigation” of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW).sscadda. Minister of State for Finance.bankersadda.45 crore. All retired All India Panel Umpires who have officiated in One Day International as field Umpires will get 15000 rupees per month. The name of former footballer and Asian games gold medallist late Ram Bahadur Chetri and renowned athletics coach Renu Kohli have been officially approved by the state sports ministry for the prestigious Khel Ratna (posthumous) and Devbhoomi Uttarakhand Dronacharya respectively this year. Chairperson of country's largest bank SBI. The Reserve Bank has imposed Rs 1 crore penalty on Dhanlaxmi Bank for violation of Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) norms. is planning to meet Chief Executives of State-run banks every 45 days to take stock of various performance parameters and discuss evolving issues. ICICI Bank's Chanda Kochhar and Shikha Sharma of Axis Bank follow Bhattacharya at the second and third place. The cooperative banks have to report commencement of the service to the concerned Regional Office of RBI (and also NABARD in case of StCBs/DCCBs) within one month of operationalisation of this facility. Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won women's doubles title of Singapore Open. These guidelines relate to Internet Banking (View Only) facility and Internet Banking with Transaction facility. New Zealand cemented their status as the greatest team in rugby history when they overwhelmed Australia 3417 at Twickenham to become world champions for a record third time. “Based on the recommendations of FIPB in its meeting held on October 19. 2015 Paragliding World Cup concluded. Jayant Sinha. FIFA World Rankings 2015: Belgium topped for first time. and the first nation to retain the Webb Ellis Cup. 384. Arundhati Bhattacharya. BCCI announced monetary benefits for former players. Roger Federer won 2015 Swiss Indoors men’s singles title by defeating Rafael Nadal. respectively. BANKS & ECONOMY IN NEWS Union Ministry of Finance on 6 November 2015 decided to impose 0.com Page 5 . which is eroding their capital and profitability. Cooperative Banks (StCBs) and Districts Co-operative Banks (DCBs). the former Pakistan captain. It was held for eight days in Bir village of Himachal Pradesh. has been roped in as the Afghanistan coach for a two-year period. Nigeria won 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Nico Rosberg claimed victory at the Mexican Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes teammate and newly-crowned world champion Lewis Hamilton.in | www.careerpower.

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US-based social networking giant Facebook on 31 October 2015 partnered with state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.bankersadda. a Joint Venture Company between Union Ministry of Railways and GE Global Sourcing India Pvt Limited will be formed soon to construct and run the factory. Internet giant Google is working with the government on a pilot project for providing Internet connectivity by using large balloons. The investment has been identified and approved by the Strategic Investment Committee for Liability Franchise Develop. California (the US) and Brazil. an independent director on the board and ex-Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. The theme of the conference is Yoga in Integrated Healthcare Systems. 2015 Valletta Summit on Migration concluded in Valletta (Malta). He was 92. The hotspots will be set up by BSNL selected vendor Quad Zen and Trimax. Bengaluru. As part of the deal.com Page 7 .8 billion euros to deal with ongoing Mediterranean Migration Crisis.in | www. Hero MotoCorp patriarch and doyen of Indian twowheeler industry. Facebook will invest 5 crore rupees per annum for buying bandwidth from BSNL. The 21st INCOFYRA will bring together the traditional and modern medical systems. 11th National Tribal Crafts Mela Aadishilp has begun in New Delhi. Anheuser-Busch InBev says it has finalized the terms of a $107 billion takeover of SABMiller that will combine the planet’s two biggest brewers and create a company that makes almost a third of the beer consumed worldwide. NRI industrialist Swraj Paul’s son Angad Paul dead. International Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 started in Shillong. the EU Emergency Trust Fund was established with 1.BUSINESS NEWS Sameer Gehlaut led Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd. This edition of Crafts Mela has been organised by Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) and will be open till November 11. Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Ltd (R-Com) is merging the telecom business of Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd (SSTL) that operates MTS brand with itself in an all-stock deal worth Rs. headed by K. first international film festival for the persons with disabilities (IFFPD) will be held in Delhi from 1 December to 3 December 2015. C. To start with.com | SUMMITS/CONFERENCE The 21st International Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications (INCOFYRA) will be held from 3 to 7 January 2016 at Prashanti Kutiram. Among the key initiatives. Navon was Israel’s first Sephardic president. Brijmohan Lall Munjal. 21st INCOFYRA to be organised in Bengaluru in 2016. 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers' meet held in Luxemburg. Chakrabarty. OBITUARIES Rhythm and Blues legend Allen Toussaint died at the age of 77 after suffering two heart attacks. Ministry of Railways issued a Letter of Award (LoA) to USA-based GE Global Sourcing India Pvt Limited for setting up of Diesel Locomotive Factory (DLF) at Marhowra. marking the start of the much-anticipated consolidation in India’s telecom sector. SABMiller will sell its stake in a venture with Molson Coors.4.500 crore. #madeofgreat.K. Google. www. Tata Motors will roll out the association campaign. With this. starring Lionel Messi. Tata Motors has roped in Football star Lionel Messi as the global brand ambassador for its passenger vehicles. Bihar and for procurement and maintenance of mainline Diesel Electric Locomotives. The theme of the conference is Yoga in Integrated Healthcare Systems.careerpower. French intellectual Rene Girard passed away. To recognise the spirit of the persons with disabilities. The summit will be organized by the Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Sansthana. The ASEM FMM 12 was held under the theme Working Together for a Sustainable and Secure Future. (BSNL) to create 100 WiFi hotspots in rural areas of western and southern India. passed away this evening after a brief illness. Saran district. is using big balloons floating at a height of 20 kilometers above earth surface for transmission of Internet services. India's former Ambassador to Nepal Bimal Prasad dead www. 2015. making it the largest shareholder of a full service universal bank. (IHFL) has acquired a 40 per cent stake in OakNorth Bank of the U. During the partnership. Former Israeli President Yitzhak Navon died. The factory will manufacture modern diesel electric locomotives of 4500 HP and 6000 HP to Indian railways. under its ‘Project Loon’. It was inaugurated by Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram. It has already tested this technology in New Zealand. for $100 million.sscadda.ment.

International. This edition of exercise is focusing on ‘Counter Terrorism Operations in Desert Terrain under a United Nations Mandate’. died at 81 Former England Cricketer Tom Graveney died. They won the award in the Create the Future Design Contest. Colin Welland. It has a maximum speed of 23 knots and has an endurance of 6000 nautical miles at economical speed. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on 10 November 2015 commissioned the India Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV). An Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Arinjay was on 1 November 2015 commissioned by Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba PVSM. is commanded by Commandant AK Mudgal and has complement of four officers and 31 enrolled personnel. The 105m OPV is fitted with most advance technology. Interlinking of Indian Rivers authored by Radha Kant Bharati released. the writer of Oscar winning Chariots of Fire. Eminent archaeologist V. navigation and communication equipment.N. www. DEFENCE IN NEWS Indian Army on 7 November 2015 successfully testfired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile at the Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan. ‘Samarth’ at Vasco in Goa. AVSM Flag Officer Commanding-in-chief. Former West Bengal assembly speaker Hashim Abdul Halim died. The seventh edition India-Russia Joint Military Exercise ‘Indra-2015’ has begun in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. A team of Indian scientist led by Sameer Panda from Odisha on 6 November 2015 won the NASA award for an innovative technology named Burst Prevention & Puncture Curative (BPPC) technology.Tollywood comedian Kondavalasa Lakshman Rao died.in | www. AWARDS AND RECOGNITION Santoor maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma on 7 November 2015 was honoured with the Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Award for lifetime achievement. Liberian teenager Abraham M Keita was on 10 November 2015 awarded with the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize 2015. The book titled Rebooting India: Realizing a Billion Aspirations authored by Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah was released on 4 November 2015. For BrahMos. was test-fired from the navy's newest stealth destroyer INS Kochi successfully hitting a decommissioned target ship in the Arabian Sea.bankersadda. Udit Bondia.2015 conducted by NASA Tech Brief in New York. dubbed World Science Day. Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos.com | BOOKS & AUTHORS Book titled What Happened to Netaji? authored by former journalist Anuj Dhar was released. Indian Army’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) on 9 November 2015 successfully test-fired surface-tosurface Agni-IV missile.com Page 8 . INS Vikramaditya is Indian Navy's new and formidable aircraft carrier which was commissioned at Severodvinsk in Russia on 16 November 2013. DAYS The World Science Day for Peace and Development. and for successfully campaigning for the Liberian parliament to adopt the Children’s Law. Southern Naval Command at a ceremony held at Naval Base in Kochi. The previous test-firing was from INS Kochi off the west coast on 1 November 2015. American actor Al Molinaro passed away.careerpower. The theme for 2015 is Science for a Sustainable Future. Misra passed away. was observed on 10 November 2015 across the world. sensors and machinery. It was launched from an Autonomous Mobile Launcher (AML). Captain Krishna Swaminathan took over command of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya. He was awarded for his extraordinary and peaceful fight for justice for child victims of physical or sexual violence. The governor of Maharashtra C Vidyasagar Rao presented the award to the 77-year old Santoor player in Mumbai.sscadda. The ship will be based at Okha under the administrative and operational control of the commander. The ship www. The bilateral exercise would be held between Indian Army’s Infantry Battalion and Independent Russian Motorised Brigade from 7 to 20 November 2015. It is Coast Guard’s largest OPV. The nuclear capable missile was test-fired from the Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast. The Ship built by Goa Shipyard limited is the first in the series of six off Shore Patrol vessels. KN Panda and Smitiparna Satpathy are the other members of the team. Tech Brief is a contest jointly organized by NASA and Society of Automobile Engineers. World Pneumonia Day observed on 12th November with the theme Every Breath Counts: Stop Pneumonia Now. coast guard region (north west). with a strike-range of over 290 kms. it was the 50th test-flight.

During the Conference. The Ariane-5 rocket was hired at a cost of approximately 581 crores rupees. An Arabsat communications satellite also accompanied the GSAT-15 on the same launch.  Personnel who voluntarily retire will not be covered under the scheme. and will increase further in future. will be competing with big names like Jamie Lee Curtis.  The benefit will be given with effect from 1 July 2014 to the ex-service men of all the three forces. India’s www. Features of OROP scheme - www. The Maharashtra state Government has approved a revised scheme. The news of her being one of 15 actresses vying for a final nomination in the category came last month. for pregnant and lactating women in the tribal areas of the state. The primary purpose of the schemes is to reduce dependence on imported gold. The anganwadis workers. The 33-year-old “Mary Kom” actress. The scheme will be rolled out on 15 November 2015. The Women and Child Welfare Department will spend 10 crore rupees in stipend to anganwadi workers. who has made it to the top five. The Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on 7 November 2015 launched the ePathshala. The notification is in tune with the modalities for implementation announced on 5 September 2015. the tribal women and the local meal committees will implement the scheme.Renowned film. b) The 3164 kilogram GSAT-15 carries communication transponders in Ku-band as well as a GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) payload operating in L1 and L5 bands. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 November 2015 launched Imprint India. Rajasthan were also show-cased.com |  Pension will be re-fixed for all pensioners retiring in the same rank and with the same length of service as the average of minimum and maximum pension in 2013.  Those drawing pensions above the average will be protected.com Page 9 . SCHEMES/POLICIES LAUNCHED BY CENTRAL & STATE GOVERNMENT Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on 5 November 2015 launched the Rajasthan AgroProcessing and Agri-Marketing Promotion Policy 2015. making it the first year a sitting US President has not made it into the top 2 spots. Marcia Gay Harden and Lia Michele. Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme and Indian Gold Coins. including war widows. the pension would be re-fixed every 5 years. The scheme aims at providing at least one full hot cooked nutritious food to every pregnant lady and lactating mother. The state government also signed 112 MoUs with private companies in different sectors during the launch of policy. will be paid arrears in one installment. Saaransh and National Programme on School Standards and Evaluation Framework (Shala Siddhi) web portals/ mobile apps. The project encourages the Indian technical institutions to develop a blueprint for research to crack major engineering and technology challenges relevant to the nation. which aspires to identify areas of immediate relevance to society requiring innovation and Direct scientific research into identified areas. the National Conference on ICT in School Education that was held at New Delhi.sscadda.  In future. Putin is followed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (rank 2) who moved up 3 spots from 2014. The actor was felicitated with the award for his outstanding contribution to Marathi theatre. television and stage actor Vikram Gokhale was conferred with the prestigious Vishnudas Bhave Award. a Pan-IIT and IISc joint initiative. The schemes are – Gold Monetization Scheme. The launch took place from Kourou in French Guyana in South America. Union Government issued the notification regarding implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) in respect of Defence Forces personnel.  Arrears will be paid in four half-yearly installments. Imprint India is a 1000 crore rupees project.in | www. NASA/ISRO IN NEWS a) Indigenously made communications satellite GSAT15 was launched successfully by the European Ariane 5 VA-227 launch vehicle at 3:04 am. The policy seeks to promote agro-processing and to reduce post-harvest losses at the farm gate. The policy aims to promote agro-processing and to reduce postharvest losses at the farm gate thus ensuring maximum prices of farmer’s agri produce. In her debut American TV thriller “Quantico” the “Gunday’ star plays the lead role of a young FBI recruit Alex Parish. The list was topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin for the third year in a row. recycle the unutilized gold in the country and most importantly. Shala Darpan. MISCELLANEOUS The Forbes list of the World's Most Powerful People 2015 was released on 4 November 2015. These portals were launched during the edNEXT.careerpower. Emma Roberts. named APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna.  All widows. MDM-IVRS and Ekta project from Alwar.  The estimated cost to the exchequer would be 8000 to 10000 crore at present. India is the largest consumer of gold in the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three gold related schemes.bankersadda. streamline the gold business in the country. At present. and President Barack Obama (rank 3) dropped 1 spot.

while 17 abstaining and 3 voting against it including China and Russia. India is moderately secretive among the 92 countries/jurisdictions surveyed.in | www. Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).careerpower. The resolution Stresses the inhumanity of nuclear weapons and urges nuclear powers to be more transparent in their disarmament efforts. The report was submitted on 9 November 2015 in Vienna.bankersadda. In 2014. Dr T K Viswanathan Committee on Bankruptacy Law Reforms submitted its report. COMMITTEES IN NEWS The Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP) on 5 November 2015 submitted its report. The report dealt with shell companies and beneficial ownership. Switzerland. Japan has been spearheading efforts UNGA Disarmament Committee to introduce resolutions on nuclear arms every year. including Women and Child Development. Justice MB Shah-headed SIT on Black Money submitted its third report. c) Army Cloud includes a Central Data Centre. Road Transport and Railways. The resolution was adopted by 156 member countries. both in Delhi and a Disaster Recovery site for replication of its critical data along with virtualised servers and storage in an environmentally controlled complex. Army Cloud.com | www. While Switzerland is the most secretive jurisdiction in the world. Software Defined Data Centre and Digi-Locker in New Delhi a) Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on 9 November 2015 launched Army Cloud. The Man Who Knew Infinity. France and other key powers as they abstained from voting despite supporting it. The report is in two parts-Recommendations and a comprehensive draft Insolvency and Bankruptcy bill. Home Affairs. The Union Government on 4 November 2015 constituted an Empowered Committee to approve schemes proposed under the Nirbhaya Fund. The United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) Disarmament Committee has adopted a draft resolution submitted by Japan calling for the abolition of nuclear arms. The Nirbhaya Fund has a total of 3000 crore rupees fund as 1000 crore each was allocated to it in 2014-15 and 2015-16 on top of 1000 crore rupees initial corpus. d) Digi Locker will provide a secure and exclusive data storage space to all the units and formation headquarters of the Army over its dedicated data network. But it failed to secure endorsement US. Financial Secrecy Index 2015 released. Since 1994. It is similar to e-Locker of Digital India program and has all the advanced features like digital signatures and watermarking. India ranked 99 in terms of prosperity out of the 142 countries surveyed. India moderately secretive. Richard Proud-chaired Independent Commission (IC) on Doping in Sports submitted its report to the World www. a Near Line Data Centre. a British film on Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan’s life. Britain. b) The three initiatives are aimed at catalysing automation and digitization of the Indian Army and help in transforming it from a Platform Centric to a Network Centric Force. The resolution asks world leaders to visit the two Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which were devastated by the nuclear attacks.com Page 10 .sscadda. will open the 46th edition and Spain will be the focus country of the IFFI 2015. Modi was placed at 14th position.Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ranked as the world’s ninth most powerful person. The Committee comprises officials from various ministries. It was constituted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Council under the Chairmanship of Prof Ashok Misra to suggest reforms to the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). The Legatum Prosperity Index 2015 released. Software Defined Data Centre and Digi-Locker facilities for the Indian Army at the Army Headquarters in New Delhi. Shekhar Kapur to head jury and Anil Kapoor to be chief guest at IFFI 2015.

but can break it for a fee  Interest nominal. your deposit. are: (i) Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS) (ii) Gold Sovereign Bond Scheme (iii) Gold Coin and Bullion Scheme a) Prime Minister Modi also unveiled the first ever national gold coin minted in India with the national emblem of Ashok Chakra engraved on it. the centre will give a purity certificate endorsing the weight and purity of gold. c) UDAY scheme allows power DISCOMs in selected states to convert their debt into state bonds as well as roll out number of measures to improve efficiency at power plants. resulting in a debt burden upward of 4 lakh crore rupees.UDAY Scheme a) Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its nod Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna (UDAY) for financial restructuring of debt of power distribution companies. Describing the schemes as “sone pe suhaga” (icing on the cake).000 crore in family lockers and temples into the banking system. d) Selected states would be able to sell the balance 25 per cent as state-backed power bonds or loans which will carry interest rates of g-sec plus 50 basis points. c) Gold monetisation scheme (GMS) is a deposit scheme of banks where you will be paid interest on the weight of gold you give. To make a deposit under this scheme. the terms and conditions and rate of interest will be fixed by the Central Government. but income is tax-free  Will be melted. 5. d) This deposit scheme will be available for the short term of one to three years. either in cash/gold (medium and long-term deposits will be redeemed only in cash) will be returned to you by the bank. Union Government seeks to accelerate the process of reform across the entire power sector in order to ensure affordable and accessible 24×7 Power for All. After doing an XRF (xray fluorescence) and a fire assay test. Modi said gold has often been a source of women’s empowerment in the Indian society. The Gold Monetisation Scheme is aimed at tapping part of an estimated 20. and these schemes will underscore that sense of empowerment. but returned as gold  Fixed deposit. While deposits of all tenures will be run only by banks. the banker will also get intimation from the centre of your gold deposit and he will credit your ‘gold deposit account’ with the equivalent amount of gold. GOLD SCHEMES by Union Government The three schemes launched by Govt. The minimum deposit is 30 grams (of 995 fineness).000 tonnes of idle gold worth Rs.bankersadda. In the meantime. You have to then take the certificate to one of the designated banks. e) Thus with nod to UDAY Scheme. the rupee value of the gold deposit at the prevailing market price will be paid.40.a must.com Page 11 . f) The scheme has been framed by Union Power Ministry as power DISCOMs in several states have been severely mismanaged.com | will be in a tripartite agreement. The bonds will be sold through banks and designated post offices. If you still wish to deposit the gold. gold refiners and banks www. b) The Gold Sovereign Bond will be issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on behalf of the government with an interest rate of 2. The test centre will send the gold to a refiner who will keep the gold in his warehouse (unless the banks choose to hold it themselves). This has taken a toll on the power as well as bank sectors.75%.sscadda. These centres. you will be told the result. e) Some Key Features: Gold Monetization Scheme  KYC . At the end of the deposit period.in | www.careerpower. If redeemed in cash. medium term of five to seven years and long term of 12-15 years. but it is on gold weight Gold Sovereign Bond  Earns you interest  Minimal charges  Better liquidity www. you need to first get your gold tested from one of the centres certified by BIS. for the medium and long-term deposits. b) The Scheme aims for financial turnaround and revival of Power Distribution companies (DISCOMs) and also ensures a sustainable permanent solution to the problem.

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