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Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi to be conferred with 29th Saraswati Samman

Eminent Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi has been selected for the 29th Saraswati Samman for his short stories collection- Chequebook. Saraswati Samman carries a cash award of 15 lakh rupees & a literary recognition given annually by the KK Birla Foundation

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He has also received Sahitya Akademi Award

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India successfully launches communication satellite GSAT-30

GSAT-30 was successfully launched onboard Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana. The satellite will provide Indian mainland & islands coverage in Ku-band and extended coverage in C-band covering Gulf countries, a large number of Asian countries & Australia

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It has a mission life of 15 years

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Harish Salve appointed Queen's Counsel for courts of England & Wales

Senior Advocate Harish Salve has been appointed the Queen's Counsel for the courts of England, announced by the U.K’s Ministry of Justice Department. The appointment is done by the Queen, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor

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He served as a Solicitor General for India (1999-2002)

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World Bank Signs $88 million agreement for Assam Inland Water Transport Project

Centre & Assam government signed a loan agreement worth $88 million with World Bank for modernisation of Assam Inland Water Transport Project to help Assam improve the passenger ferry infrastructure including those on Brahmaputra & Barak rivers

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Assam Capital: Dispur; CM: Sarbananda Sonowal

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RBI tells urban cooperative banks to report credits of ₹5 crore & above

RBI has asked urban cooperative banks to report exposures of ₹5 crore or more to a central repository, within a month of end-of-quarter comprising 3 sections: exposure to large borrowers, reporting written-off accounts & reporting of balance in CA

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Cooperative banks are jointly regulated by RBI & state govt

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Bajaj Allianz General gets nod for health co-pay, pay-per-use motor insurance

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has received approval for two proposals for health & motor insurance proposals under the regulatory sandbox. These include 'co-pay' under health insurance and ‘pay as you consume’ for motor insurance

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IRDAI HQ: Hyderabad; Chairman: Subhash Chandra Khuntia

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ICICI Bank introduces OTP-based login service for net banking

ICICI Bank has introduced a facility to enable the bank’s customers to log-in to their internet banking account using their registered mobile number, OTP & their debit card PIN which involves the same two-factor authentication process

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ICICI Bank CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi; HQ: Mumbai

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South Africa to offer online visa facility for Indian tourists

South Africa has put in place online visa facility for Indian tourists on a pilot basis. It is seeing a 30.2% growth in tourists arrivals from India on a y-o-y basis & is expecting the number of Indian arrivals to grow to 1 lakh in 2020

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Currency: SA rand; Capitals: Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein

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34,000 Bru refugees to be settled in Tripura

Union MHA Amit Shah presided over signing of a quadripartite pact of MHA with State govts of Tripura, Mizoram & leaders of Bru community to permanently settle 34,000 internally displaced people in Tripura & sanctioned around ₹600 crore as a settlement pack

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Brus are the second largest ethnic group in Mizoram

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Delhi Open Chess: Abhijeet Gupta beats Aleksej Aleksandrov to clinch title

Indian GM Abhijeet Gupta beat Aleksej Aleksandrov of Belrus in the 10th & final round to win the 18th Delhi Open International Grandmasters Chess Championship in New Delhi. The 30-year old Gupta secured a win in 37 moves to seal the top prize

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He has an ELO rating of 2603

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World Bank, Centre Sign $88 Million loan Agreement for Assam Inland Water Transport Project

The Centre along with the Assam state govt and the World Bank signed a loan agreement of $88 million to help modernize Assam’s passenger ferry sector that runs on its rivers including the mighty Brahmaputra.Loan has a final maturity of 14.5 years.

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Sarbananda Sonowal ,Assam's chief minister