Prakash Javadekar takes charge of HRD ministry
- Newly-elevated Cabinet minister Prakash Javadekar took charge of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, HRD.
- He replaces Smriti Irani, who after serving as the HRD minister for two years, took charge of the Ministry of Textiles yesterday.
- He is the only Minister of State to be elevated to cabinet rank in reshuffle.
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Deepak Singhal becomes new Chief Secretary of UP
- Principal Secretary of Irrigation Deepak Singhal has been appointed the new Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh.
- He has replaced Alok Ranjan, who has got retire on 30 June 2016 after a three-month extension of service.
Namami Gange projects for cleaning river Ganga launched
- Namami Gange programme for cleaning of river Ganga has been launched by Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti from Haridwar.
- She has inaugurated 231 projects under the Namami Gange Programme.
- These programmes were launched at many other places also for cleaning of Ganga and its tributaries from Gangotri to Howrah.
Odisha government doubles prize money of Unesco Kalinga prize
- The Odisha government has decided to double the Unesco Kalinga prize-2017 money from 20 thousand to 40 thousand US dollars.
- The increase in the prize money was approved by the Odisha government.
Non-urea fertiliser prices slashed by up to Rs 5,000/tonne
- The retail prices of non-urea fertilisers including DAP have been slashed by up to Rs 5,000 per tonne following drop in global prices of raw materials.
- According to Union Minister Ananth Kumar the state-run fertiliser firms Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers and National Fertilizers Ltd as well as private firm Indian Potash Ltd have agreed to reduce the price of non-urea fertilizers.
SBI Card launches premium credit card ‘ELITE’
- SBI Cards and Payment Services (SBI Card) has launched a premium credit card ‘Elite‘.
- Elite is a bundle of several privileges and benefits for high net worth individuals .
- This card is launched on the Master Card World platform which is enabled with Near Field Communication technology.
Govt forms panel to examine desirability and feasibility of new financial year
- The government has set up a four member committee to examine the desirability and feasibility of having a new financial year.
- Committee will be headed by former Chief Economic Advisor Shankar Acharya.
Dipa Karmakar becomes first Indian gymnast to bag ‘World Class Gymnast’ award
- India’s gymnast Dipa Karmakar created history as she clinched ‘World Class Gymnast‘ award by the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG).
- She is the first Indian gymnast to secure this award as ‘Gymnaste de Classe Mondaile’ given by FIG.
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