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NATIONAL NEWS

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY REPORTS APJ ABDUL KALAM FELLOWSHIP FOR INDIAN UNDERSTUDIES
                                  
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The University of South Florida (USF) has reported a postgraduate cooperation for the sake of previous president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam to backing expert and capable Indian understudies hoping to concentrate abroad.  Dispatching the partnership at the Global Higher Education summit of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), USF executive Ralph Wilcox said "Dr. Kalam left a permanent imprint on the scholastic group, one that will now proceed after some time through this most prestigious Kalam Fellowship". The cooperation is interested in Indian understudies who wish to seek after PhD in determined fields in science and designing at USF. Cooperation holders will get an educational cost waiver adding up to $84,500 in four years, in addition to a stipend of $18,000 every year. With this cooperation set up, the college is additionally hoping to have a bigger enrolment of Indian understudies, making US their favored nation for advanced education. (USF as of now has 800 Indian students.)The partnership will be viable from the following academi.


INDIAN-ROOT OFFICIAL SANJAY PRADHAN TO LEAD OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP
                  
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The Open Government Partnership (OGP) on 16 December 2015 chose Indian-root World Bank official Sanjay Pradhan to lead the association. Pradhan will guarantee that OGP keeps on succeeding in its central goal to advance government straightforwardness, responsibility and responsiveness to residents. As of now VP for Change, Leadership and Innovation at the World Bank Group, Pradhan will accept the new charge by mid-2016.

AP SHAH COMMITTEE DESIGNATED TO INVESTIGATE ONGC, RIL DEBATE ON KG GAS FIELDS
                  
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 Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on 15 December 2015 designated a solitary part board of trustees to investigate the question in the middle of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Krishna Godavari (KG) gas fields. The board of trustees will be going by the Chairman of the twentieth Law Commission of India Justice (retd) Ajit Prakash Shah. The board of trustees will investigate demonstrations of exclusion and commission and prescribe pay to ONGC from the RIL because of undue point of preference the recent has gotten because of advancement of its gas fields from the adjoining squares having a place with ONGC. The suggestions of the board of trustees will be founded on D&M's report on the debate and will be submitted inside of three months from the date of its constitution.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

WTO AFFIRMED AFGHANISTAN'S PARTICIPATION TERMS TO JOIN AS 163RD PART
                        
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 World Trade Organization (WTO) on 17 December 2015 collectively endorsed Afghanistan's WTO participation at the WTO's Tenth Ministerial Conference (MC10) in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. With this, Afghanistan will turn into the 163rd WTO part and the ninth minimum created nation to wind up a WTO part subsequent to the association was built up in 1995. The Protocol of Accession (PoA) was formally marked by Director General Roberto Azevedo and Afghanistan's First Deputy Chief Executive Mohammad Khan Rahmani.

'MOTHER TERESA TO BE MADE HOLY PERSON IN SEPTEMBER'
                     
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Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the Nobel laureate who committed her life to offering the poorest of poor people, some assistance with willing be made a holy person of the Roman Catholic Church in September 2016, an Italian Catholic daily paper wrote about Thursday. Avvenire, the official daily paper of the Italian Catholic religious administrators gathering, said on its site that Pope Francis had before on Thursday affirmed an announcement perceiving a marvel ascribed to her mediation with God. Mother Teresa, who passed on in 1997 at 87 years old, was exalted in 2003 by the late Pope John Paul. Beatification, which requires one supernatural occurrence, is the last stride before sainthood.

BUSINESS

RBI DISCHARGED LAST RULES OF MARGINAL COST OF FUNDS METHODOLOGY TO FIGURE INTEREST RATES
                 
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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 17 December 2015 discharged the last rules on registering loan fees on advances in view of the Marginal Cost of Funds Methodology. The rules will become effective from 1 April 2016. The new system is gone for bringing consistency among BRs of banks with the goal that they will be more touchy to any adjustments in arrangement rates of the RBI like Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR), Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR), and so on. All rupee advances endorsed and acknowledge cutoff points restored for impact from 1 April 2016 will be estimated with reference to the Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rate (MCLR) which will be the inner benchmark for such purposes. The MCLR will be a tenor connected interior benchmark. Real adding so as to loan rates will be dictated the parts of spread to the MCLR.

CII-ITC SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS 2015 FOR EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRESENTED
                         
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The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)- ITC Awards 2015 for Excellence in Sustainable Business were presented on 15 December 2015 in New Delhi. They were given on 26 awardees in 4 fundamental classifications and 9 sub classifications. The recompenses are a piece of the CII-ITC Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development's endeavors to make mindfulness, advance approach and practices, and make ability to standard supportability rehearses.

APPOINTED

R.K. MATHUR DELEGATED AS CIC
                 
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Previous Defense Secretary R.K. Mathur has been delegated as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), splitting far from the tradition of selecting the head from among the serving Information Commissioners. The post had fallen empty after Vijai Sharma finished his residency on December 1. "R.K. Mathur has been chosen as Chief Information Commissioner," Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh told PTI. He will have residency of around three years, till he accomplishes the age of 65 years.

AWARDS

PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE ACQUIRES GARWOOD AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING GLOBAL LEADER IN OPEN INNOVATION
           
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The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee got Garwood Award for 'Remarkable Global Leader in Open Innovation' from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business today (December 17, 2015) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prof. Solomon Darwin, Executive Director Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation exhibited the grant to the President. The University of California, Berkeley, a standout amongst the most prestigious instructive foundations on the planet, has built up the Garwood Award to recognize people who have grasped, upheld and supported open development in a huge and impactful way.

SPORTS

SUSHIL-NARSINGH TUSSLE, PWL SWINE SPOTLIGHT IN INDIAN WRESTLING
                 
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In the event that a sharp tussle for a ticket to Rio Games between twofold Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and rising star Narsingh Yadav snatched features off the mat, the adolescents demonstrated the game's seat quality in a nation that gave the world the greatly touted Pro Wrestling League this year.



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