Union govt launches online library “Sugamya Pustakalaya”
- Government has launched accessible E-Library “Sugamya Pustakalaya” for Divyang under Prime Minister’s Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan in New Delhi.
- Sugamya Pustakalaya is an online library for Divyang and houses publications across diverse subjects and languages in multiple accessible formats.
- Over 2 lakhs books are available in Accessible formats for people with visual impairment and other print disabilities.
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Pink colour envelop launches in Jharkhand to expedite judicial process
- A special pink colour envelop under speed post has been launched by the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court Justice Virender Singh with a purpose to expedite judicial process.
- All the notice and summons of the High Court will be served through this envelop, which would be a special category of Speed Post.
- Now, the entire process of the service could be tracked online.
Haryana: Sakshi malik as brand ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign
- Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar has announced Sakshi malik as brand ambassador for “Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign” in the state.
- Chief Minister awarded 2.5 crore rupees and Commendation Certificate to Rio bronze medal winner Sakshi Malik.
- He also presented a cheque of Rs. 10 lakh each to her coaches Mandeep and Kuldeep.
Andhra Pradesh CM felicitates PV Sindhu, Coach Pullela Gopichand
- Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has felicitated Olympic Silver medallist P V Sindhu and her Coach Pullela Gopichand at IGM stadium in Vijayawada.
- According to Chief Minister Naidu Rs.3 crore cash reward, 1,000 square yard house site (in Amaravathi) and Group one cadre job will be given to P V Sindhu and Rs.50 lakh to Gopichand.
- He also announced Rs.25 lakh cash reward and Group II cadre job to Olympian.
Singapore’s longest serving president Sellapan Ramanathan passes away
- Indian-origin Former President of Singapore Sellapan Ramanathan (92-year) passed away.
- He was the sixth and longest-serving (1999 to 2011) President of Singapore.
- Ramanathan was closely associated with the founding leader of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew.
- He was born in 1924 in the family of Indian Tamil descent in Straits Settlements of Singapore.
Former editor of ‘Mathrubhumi’ K K Sreedharan Nair passes away
- Former editor of ‘Mathrubhumi’ K K Sreedharan Nair (86-year) passed away in Kochi.
- Sreedharan Nair had retired from service on June 8, 2015.
- He was selected for the first Kelappaji memorial award instituted by Kerala Mahatmaji Samskarika Vedi in 2010.
Ashok Chawla to take over as YES Bank non-executive chairman
- Former Competition Commission of India (CCI) head Ashok Chawla will take charge as Non-Executive Part-time Chairman of the YES Bank with effect from October 30, 2016.
- He has been appointed for a period of three years (from the date of joining).
- Currently, Chawla is the Chairman of NSE and chairs the governing council of The Energy and Research Institute (TERI).
JNPT signs agreement with SBI, Bank of Singapore for ECB of $400mn
- India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port has signed 400 Million US Dollar agreement with State Bank of India and Development Bank of Singapore for External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) in Navi Mumbai.
- The agreement has been signed by JNPT Chairman Anil Diggikar.
- The ECB of 400 Million Dollar will be primarily utilised for expansion of JNPT’s existing road network connecting to its port project.
- It will help JNPT to double its existing capacity.
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