Page-3 of Current Affairs 2016 Current Affairs, GK & News

International Forum on adopting ICT Perspective to Education and Learning begins in New Delhi

The International Forum on adopting ICT Perspective to Education and Learning has begun in New Delhi. It will be held from 31th October to 4th November 2016. It has been organised by the International Bureau of Education (IBE), UNESCO in partnership with Google and the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. Key Facts The forum targets ..

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Meeting of BRICS Representatives in charge of security held in New Delhi

The meeting of BRICS Representatives in charge of security was held in New Delhi, India. It was hosted National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval. The meeting was attended by representatives in charge of security of BRICS nations viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Key Highlights BRICS nations underscored the demand for an international ..

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India, Sri Lanka sign MoU to support fishermen in Hambantota district

India and Sri Lanka have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support livelihood of the fishing and farming project to communities in Sri Lanka’s southern Hambantota district Under this project, India will provide fishing and farming communities equipment worth USD two million. Key Facts The project envisages gift of equipment and tools such as ..

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Reliance Communications and Aircel to be merged

Anil Ambani led Reliance Communications (RCom) has signed a deal with Maxis Communications Berhad (MCB) for merger of wireless businesses of Aircel Limited with itself. The merger is considered as the largest-ever consolidation in the Indian telecom sector. The merged entity will be country’s fourth-largest phone company in terms of customers and revenue. Key Facts ..

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Assam’s Majuli becomes first island district of India

Majuli became the first island district of India after it was inaugurated as the 35th district of Assam by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The inauguration the island district coincides with the 90th birth anniversary of Assamese music maestro and Dadasaheb Phakle awardee Bhupen Hazarika. Earlier in September 2016, Majuli had become the world’s largest river ..

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