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RBI imposes Rs 1 crore fine on State Bank of Travancore 

Reserve Bank has imposed a penalty of Rs. 1 crore on an SBI associate bank, State Bank of Travancore, for violation of some of its instructions.
“This action is based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank and its customers,” - RBI

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 103rd Indian Science Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to scientists to harness the full potential of traditional knowledge so that India can craft "local and more sustainable solutions" for modern-day challenges. He also urged them to focus on five Es - Economy, Environment, Energy, Empathy, Equity, and keep them at the centre of "enquiry and engineering" to make lives of people across the globe better.

Former CJI SH Kapadia passes away 

Former Chief Justice of India Sarosh Homi Kapadia, who delivered some landmark judgements, passed away here on Monday night following a cardiac arrest, Bombay high court sources said on Tuesday. He was 68 and is survived by wife, son, who is a Chartered Accountant, and daughter.
On August 5, 2003, he became the chief justice of the Uttarakhand high court. On December 18, 2003, he was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court. In May 12, 2010, he was sworn in as the 38th Chief Justice of India and served at the top post till retirement on September 29, 2012.

India-Nepal friendship bus service resumes after gap of 27 years 

A friendship bus service between India and Nepal via Champawat in Uttarakhand resumed today after a gap of 27 years, much to the delight of people on either side of the border who have family and trade ties with each other.
The bus  runs between Kanchanpur in Nepal close to Banbasa border in Champavat district of Uttarakhand and Anand Vihar

Jharkhand first state to sign MoU with Centre for power scheme UDAY 

The Government of India, the State of Jharkhand and the JBVNL (Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Scheme UDAY Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana
 Jharkhand would derive an overall net benefit of approximately Rs. 5,300 Crores through UDAY. Signing of this MOU heralds the onset of major Distribution reforms in the country under UDAY.
The MoU will help in electrifying remaining 2200 villages in state and thereby making the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modis vision of providing 24x7 electricity to all, a reality.

Union Government reserves 33% posts of women constables in CAPFs 

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved 33% reservation for women in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) at constable-level positions.
There will be 33% reservation for women at constable-level posts in Central Reserve Police Force and Central Industrial Security Force, and 14-15% reservation at the constable level in border guarding forces i.e. Border Security Force, Sashastra Seema Bal and Indo Tibetan Border Police, starting immediately, according to an official statement released by the Ministry of Home Affairs

Paytm acquires Shifu for $8 million

Payments solutions provider Paytm, run by One97 Communications Pvt. Ltd, has acquired consumer behaviour prediction and recommendation platform Shifu for $8 million, the company said on Monday.
Delhi-based Shifu, run by Signal Inc., started operations in August 2012. It mines the smartphone usage patterns of users and makes personalised recommendations to them. Shifu has been quite popular as an intelligent task-managing application.

Goldman Sachs invests ₹441 crore in SAMHI Hotels

Global investment bank Goldman Sachs has invested ₹441 crore in SAMHI Hotels, the hotel investment and development company, said in a statement on Tuesday. SAMHI Hotels will utilise the funds to expand its footprint through acquisitions across India, it added.
Ashish Jakhanwala, Founder and CEO, SAMHI Hotels, said: “This investment from Goldman Sachs will accelerate our firm’s platform across the country and catalyse further acquisition-led growth.”

Sachin Tendulkar Named Brand Ambassador for Diabetes Awareness Campaign

Novo Nordisk, world's leading diabetes care company announced cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar as the brand ambassador for 'changing diabetes', its programme in India to fight against the lifestyle disease. The company officials announced Sachin as the ambassador at an event. The announcement supports Novo Nordisk's efforts focused on creating awareness about diabetes and its related complications

IAMAI appoints Freecharge founder Kunal Shah as chairman

Industry body Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), which counts companies such as Facebook, Microsoft and Google as members, named Kunal Shah, co-founder FreeCharge as its new chairman.
Shah succeeds Nishant Rao, the ex-managing director of LinkedIn, who recently moved to Freshdesk as the global Chief Operating Officer, the association said in a statement.
IAMAI also named Vishwas Patel, chief executive officer, CCAvenue as the new treasurer 
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