Page-6 of Current Affairs - September, 2015

Volkswagen AG appoints Matthias Mueller as new CEO

German auto maker Volkswagen AG has appointed Matthias Mueller as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Prior to this appointment, he was serving as CEO of Volkswagen’s subsidiary Porsche AG. He will succeed Martin Winterkorn who had resigned from office following an emissions cheating scandal (dubbed as Diesel Dope) described as a moral and political ..

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EU imposes anti-dumping duty on Indian steel pipes

European Union (EU) has imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty of up to 31.2 per cent on imports of sewage and water steel pipes from India for six months to protect its domestic industry. This decision was taken after European Commission in its anti-dumping probe concluded that the material injury was caused by the dumped imports ..

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EPFO gets Skoch Awards for Smart Governance Initiatives

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has been awarded SKOCH Award for Smart Governance. It has been bestowed with this award for its initiatives on UAN Programme and Transformation of Social Security Agenda in India. It is the 5th Award won by EPFO in the last two years for its initiatives for the welfare of ..

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Union Government announces Special Assistance of Rs 1000 crore to Andhra Pradesh

Union Government has announced Special Assistance of 1000 crore rupees to the Andhra Pradesh Government for development projects during the financial year 2015-16. The funds from Special Assistance will be utilised for the development of backward districts of Andhra Pradesh and creation of its new capital. The creation of new capital will include construction of ..

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6.6 magnitude earthquake hits off east Indonesia

A powerful earthquake magnitude 6.6 on Richter scale has hit Indonesia’s eastern region of Papua. As per US Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre of earthquake was centred 28 kilometers north of Sorong and it had occurred at a depth of 24 kilometers. This underwater quake had no potential of generating tsunami waves along nearby coasts. ..

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