Nov 05 2016

  • The Assam government has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN to boost State air connectivity.
  • Pandit Amaradeva (88), the legendary Sri Lankan singer and composer, has recently passed away in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka
  • The first-ever World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) has been observed on November 5, 2016.
  • The book “An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India” has been authored by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, the Lok Sabha MP.
  • The 12th edition of International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition “Petrotech-2016” will be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on December 5
  • The Government of India (GoI) will host the 2016 International Energy Forum – International Gas Union (IEF-IGU) Ministerial Forum in New Delhi on December 6, 2016, which is also supported by GAIL (India) Limited and the Natural Gas Society of India.
  • The first ever International Agro-biodiversity Congress (IAC) has started in New Delhi on November 6, 2016.
  • Indian women’s hockey team has won the 4th edition of the 2016 Asian Women’s Hockey Champions trophy- 2016 by defeating China in the final by 2-1 in Singapore.
  • The three day Indian Languages Festival (ILF) Samanvay, focusing on the themes of ‘Language as Public action’ commenced with the noted Gandhian Ela Bhat in New Delhi on November 5 2016.
  • India and Venezuela sign deals to increase oil production worth $1.45 billion
  • The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Mumbai-based RBL Bank announced a new loan portfolio guarantee that will facilitate up to $75 million for lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in off-grid, solar rooftops, and energy efficiency sectors.
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) launched ‘Startup Mentorship Circle‘ in Mumbai to mentor startups
  • Taylor Swift has topped Forbes magazine’s list of the highest-earning female
  • Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley awarded the Haryana government was conferred with the award for outstanding work in the field of e-governance at the ‘State of the States Conclave 2016’ in New Delhi.
  • Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, is on the cusp of becoming the first Indian- American Senator in the US Congress
  • Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS) has set the Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal at 70,000 kilometres above the surface of the Earth by NASA( National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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