Sanjay Manjrekar is all set to release his autobiography ‘’Imperfect’’ on December 25, 2017. The publishers for the book is Harper Collins. It captures his journey from Mumbai dusty maidans to conquering combative bowling. It also delves deep into his relationship with his father Vijay, also a former Indian cricketer,. . . . .
Dangal wins ‘Best Asian Film’ at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards! The seventh annual event took place on 6th December 2017.The ceremony’s Grand Jury President Russell Crowe announced the win on the stage.
Lion found remarkable success by winning a jaw-dropping 12 awards! These include
Best. . . . .
Armed Forces Flag Day or Flag Day of India has been celebrated on December 7 since 1949. Armed Forces Flag Day or Flag Day of India has been celebrated since 1949 and is dedicated to commemorating the courage of servicemen as well as collecting welfare funds from the citizens of India to assist the rehabilitation of ex-servicemen. . . . .
President Donald Trump has recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, overturning
decades of US and international policy on the disputed holy city, a hugely controversial decision.Trump said he had 'judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the United States of America, and the pursuit of peace between. . . . .
India and South Korea signed agreements on increasing cultural exchange and flow of people between the two countries during the 16th India-Korea Strategic Dialogue held in New Delhi last week.
The two countries have decided to give high priority to cultural and tourism exchange. On agenda is increasing in the next one. . . . .
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will open three new consular centres and invest $75 billion of its sovereign wealth fund in India in the next 10 years, the country’s envoy said on Dec. 5 in New Delhi. The decision comes ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Gulf nation in February 2018 for a summit.. . . . .
India's first Military Literature Festival began in Chandigarh. A large number of military veterans, experts, scholars, writers, journalists, war correspondents, historians, artists, researchers and industrialists have come together to share their experiences.The two-day Military Literature Festival is being organised jointly. . . . .
India's first mobile food testing laboratory, which will enable on-the-spot food safety tests to be conducted in Goa, would be launched by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on 10/12/2017 The vehicle is equipped to conduct on-the-spot tests to check the food quality. It will also check the hygiene level of water, he said adding. . . . .
The Consulate General of India in Jeddah will celebrate ‘Telangana Day’ at Saudi Arabia between December 15 and 16. To mark the occasion, a series of cultural programmes have been lined-up during for the two-days. The Indian Embassy is collaborating with Saudi Indian Business Network and Jeddah Telangana Community to organise. . . . .
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will promote the governments flagship agriculture schemes like soil health card and crop insurance, a senior Agriculture Ministry official said today. The Union Agriculture Ministry has roped in the actor for television advertisements to intensify the publicity of the agri-schemes. 'The flagship. . . . .
Following are the highlights of fifth bi-monthly monetary policy statement, 2017-18
released by the Reserve Bank of India:
* Key interest rate (repo) kept unchanged at 6 percent.
* Reverse repo rate remains at 5.75 percent.
* Marginal standing facility rate and Bank Rate 6.25 percent.
* Rate was. . . . .
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday revised merchant discount rate (MDR) charges, or the commission paid by a merchant to a bank for facilitating digital transactions, to encourage small businesses to start accepting card payments.
1. The fee for merchants with turnover up to Rs 20 lakh in the. . . . .
An Indonesian monkey who shot to fame after it snapped a grinning selfie — and sparked a landmark U.S. copyright case — was named “Person of the Year” on 06/12/2017 by the animal rights group that took on the monkey’s cause. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said it was honouring Naruto, a crested. . . . .
“The Silence Breakers” — those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment have been collectively named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.Numerous women have spoken out since October about sexual misconduct by dozens of high-profile men in entertainment, media, business and sports.
##MeToo. . . . .
The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh has become the first State government to endorse the Modi government’s draft bill that makes instant triple talaq a cognisable and non-bailable offence.The draft law, which provides for three years in prison and a fine for a Muslim man trying to divorce his wife by uttering “talaq”. . . . .
The Maharashtra government has asked Central government offices and services like banks and insurance companies in the state to also use the Marathi language in routine work.A circular issued by the Marathi language department of the state government said Marathi should also be used at railway stations, airport and also during. . . . .
Removing the income ceiling of Rs 5 lakh per annum, the Centre has opened its scheme meant to encourage inter-caste marriages to all couples where either the bride or the bridegroom is a Dalit.
The ‘Dr. Ambedkar scheme for social Integration through inter-caste marriage’ was started in 2013, with a target to provide. . . . .
The board of directors of Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved debt financing and Partial risk guarantees totalling $583 million to help develop the Reliance Bangladesh Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Power Project in Dhaka.
1. Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines
2. President- Takahiko Nakao
Amnesty International released its global report ‘Deadly but Preventable Attacks: Killings and Enforced Disappearances of Those who Defend Human Rights’. The report said that: “In India, journalists, land rights activists, and those advocating the rights of ethnic and religious minorities, Dalits and Adivasis (tribal). . . . .
Russia has been banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang (South Korea) in an historic decision by the International Olympic Committee – although some Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under a neutral flag.The head of the IOC, Thomas Bach, revealed the decision in a press conference in Lausanne,. . . . .