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October 3, 2015
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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR OLDER PERSONS OBSERVED ON 01ST OCTOBER 2015

International Day for Older Persons (Senior Citizens Day) observed on 01st October 2015 under the theme ‘Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment’. Vayoshreshta Samman given to distinguished senior citizens.


 


 BLIND STUDENT CREATES HISTORY BY QUALIFYING JRF TEST

22-year-old Umesh Lubana has created history by becoming the first blind candidate of Himachal Pradesh to qualify Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Test conducted by the UGC.


 

THE THIRD EDITION OF NORTH-EAST FESTIVAL IS ALL SET TO KICK-START FROM OCTOBER 16

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The third edition of North-East Festival is all set to kick-start from October 16 with a focus on promoting and boosting tourism in the region. Besides tourism, the major attraction this year is the commencement of the North East Festival Football Competition, driven by Indian Collegiate Athletic Program (ICAP).


 

SENIOR CITIZENS EXPECTED TO DOUBLE IN INDIA BY 2050: WHO

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“With advances in medicine helping more people to live longer, the number of people over the age of 60 is expected to double by 2050,” said an information note released by the WHO on Thursday. It said that this enhanced life expectancy would require radical societal changes for a good quality life.


 

MS.RICHA ELECTED AS  THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF AUSU SINCE INDEPENDENCE

 

Ms. Richa, who did MA (Economics), became not only the second woman, but the first since Independence, to be elected as the AUSU president after Kumari S. K .Nehru who held the post in 1927. In a first since Independence, a woman has been elected president of the Allahabad University Students’ Union, while the ABVP registered a strong presence, bagging most of the other important posts.


 

JUSTICE B A KHAN, FORMER CJ OF J-K HC, SWORN IN AS SAC CHIEF

 

Former Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Justice Bashir Ahmad Khan was today sworn in as the new chairman of the State Accountability Commission (SAC)– the state’s three-member anti-graft body.


 

PENKAL OTRUMAI THE FORUM OF WOMEN PLANTATION WORKERS OF MUNNAR WILL GET A CASH PRIZE OF RS 1 LAKH

 

Recognising ‘Penkal Otrumai,’ the forum of women plantation workers of Munnar, as a unique social movement in Kerala, a group of well known writers and activists have decided to honour their movement with a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh.


 

BLACK MONEY TOTALING RS 3,770 CR. DECLARED

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The Modi government’s declaration window under the new Black Money Act, which ended on Wednesday, saw all of 638 declarations worth Rs.3,770 crore, according to an official release. This amount is Rs 2,800 crore less than what Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared he would recover, during his Red Fort speech on Independence Day, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.


 

SUVEN RECEIVES 3 PRODUCT PATENTS

 

Suven Life Sciences has received a product patent each from New Zealand, Singapore and the US for new chemical entities to treat disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. Tthese patents are valid through 2032. They are useful in treatment of cognitive impairment associated with neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficient hyperactivity disorder, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson and Schizophrenia.


 

INIYAN WINS NATIONAL SUB-JUNIOR TITLE

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Tamil Nadu’s P. Iniyan (Nine Points) Bagged The Open Category Title While Maharashtra’s Aakanksha Hagawane The Girls’ Crown In The National Sub-Junior (U-15) Chess Championship In Jammu Recently.


 

GOOGLE TO CROWDSOURCE FILM CLIPS FOR ‘INDIA IN A DAY

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Technology Giant Google Has Invited Amateur Filmmakers From India To Help Create A Full-Length User-Generated Movie About Daily Life In The Country.


 

TELECOM DEPARTMENT GIVES NOD TO SINGLE EMERGENCY NUMBER 112

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Single emergency number will soon be a reality in India as the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has approved the proposal of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in this regard.


 

91-YEAR-OLD LEELABEN CHHABILDAS GURJAR FROM GUJARAT TODAY GOT THE ICONIC MOTHER AWARD FROM PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE 

 

91-year-old Leelaben Chhabildas Gurjar from Gujarattoday got the iconic mother award from President Pranab Mukherjee for successfully bringing-up her children despite great odds. Besides her, ten other individuals, including a 104-year-old man from Haryana, were presented with ‘National Awards for Senior Citizens 2015’ by the President for their outstanding contribution for the welfare of the senior citizens.


 

SANMAY VED  WHO BECAME OWNER OF GOOGLE.COM JUST FOR A MINUTE

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A ex-Google employee managed to own Google.com for a full minute before the firm realised its mistake.Sanmay Ved was idly scrolling through domain names, when he realised that Google.com was available to purchase.Bemused, the former display specialist decided to attempt to buy the world’s most visited site, convinced his efforts would be stopped immediately.


 

 The 50th DGP annual event conference on internal security is likely to be held in the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat on 20-21 December

 

After the NDA government came to power, Mr. Modi had said that all major events needed to be shifted out of Delhi so that other States get equal opportunity to host big events. Following this advice, the Intelligence Bureau (IB), which conducts the DGP conference, moved the venue from Delhi to Guwahati last year. This time, on the Prime Minister’s suggestion, it has been decided to hold the conference in the Rann of Kutch.