December, 2017

Parrikar launches app ‘Jai Kisaan’

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar launched the Jai Kisaan App, a farmer engagement app containing features to fulfill the needs of the farmer community in India. It is a one-stop solution for agricultural information and cultivation.Its services include soil testing and customized information wherein farmers will have access to fertilizer recommendations on the basis of crop and target yields.

France claims its 10th Davis Cup

France won its 10th Davis Cup title when France’s Lucas Pouille beat Belgium’s Steve Darcis by 6-3 6-1 6-0 to give France a 3-2 victory in the final against Belgium.This is France’s first title since they beat Australia in 2001 before three defeats in the final in 2002, 2010 and 2014.Belgium has yet to win the title, having now lost three finals after defeats in 1904 and 2015.

Rs. 52.24 crore penalty on BCCI

The Competition Commission (CCI) imposed a fine of Rs 52.24 crore on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for anti-competitive practices with respect to the Indian Premier League.CCI had penalized the BCCI for the same amount in February 2013 as well.CCI had said this penalty comes to nearly 4.48% of the average of the BCCI’s relevant turnover during the last 3 financial years.

Egyptian actress Shadia passed away

Shadia, an Egyptian actress, and singer who captivated Arab audiences for decades died.Shadia’s death was announced on Egypt’s State Information Service website, which did not say where she died.A stroke had left her in a coma at a Cairo military hospital recently.Shadia played roles in more than 100 films in a career that began in the late 1940s. Her parents called her Fatimah Shaker.

Army, Rajasthan govt sign MoU

Indian Army has signed a memorandum of understanding with Rajasthan State Government to improve infrastructure for their posts near the Indo-Pak border.As per the terms of the MoU, Indian Army will be able to use an airstrip in Lalgarh-Jatan area in Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan for 10 years. Rajasthan State Government has sanctioned funds for this airstrip.

Ajay Kumar appointed secretary

1 : Ajay Kumar has been appointed as secretary in Department of Defence Production as part of a top-level minor bureaucratic reshuffle.He is a 1985-batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre. He is at present additional secretary in Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.He has been appointed secretary of Department of Defence Production with effect from December 1, 2017.