Friday, May 29, 2015

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Yaduveer Raj Urs crowned as Mysuru’s new Maharaja
Yaduveer Raj Urs, was crowned as the new Maharaja of Mysuru, a titular and nominal head of the 600-year-old Wadiyar dynasty in southern India. The coronation ceremony was held at the Wadiyar dynasty’s Amba Vilas Palace in Mysuru. He is 23-year-old and economics graduate from the University of Massachusetts, US. After his coronation, he was rechristened with full title name of Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar. He also became the custodian of more than 1,500 acres of land and palaces of Wadiyar dynasty in Karnataka. Yaduveer Raj Urs succeeds his grand uncle Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar who had died in December 2013. Srikantadatta was the last hereditary heir of Wadiyar dynasty and was childless. After his death, his widow Pramodadevi Wadiyar had adopted Yaduveer Raj Urs as heir of Wadiyar dynasty.

TaxiForSure ties up with Paytime, launches faster app
Taxi aggregator TaxiForSure announced a tie-up with mobile commerce platform Paytm to enable Paytm users to pay for the cab service through their prepaid wallet. According to the company, the new app will enable booking of cabs in a single touch. With the new partnership, the balance amount in company's existing wallet will be converted to TFS credit. Commenting on the move, Arvind Singhal, CEO of TaxiForSure, said that currently 80 per cent of our booking comes from mobile applications and 35 per cent of the total payment is done through our wallet. With the partnership with Paytm, over 70 million Paytm use can pay TaxiForSure fare through mobile.

Mega Food Park Inaugurated at Nalbari, Assam
Ministry of Food Processing Industries had sanctioned a Mega Food Park to M/s North East Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. at Nalbari, Assam. The Central Processing Centre of the Park at Tihu in Nalbari District of Assam has been completed and was inaugurated by Honble Chief Minister, Assam, Shri Tarun Gogoi and Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Minister of State for Home Mr. Kiren Rijiju was also present to grace the occasion. To give a major boost to the food processing sector by adding value and reducing food wastage and loss at each stage of the supply chain with particular focus on perishables, Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing a Mega Food Park Scheme in the country since 2008. Financial assistance upto Rs. 50.00 Crore is provided for setting up Mega Food Parks for creation of modern infrastructure facilities for food processing along the value chain from farm to consumer.

PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate Kamalasagar border ‘haat’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina will jointly inaugurate a border 'haat' (market) at Kamalasagar in Tripura's Sipahijala district, which borders Brahmanbaria district of Bangladesh. The 'haat' would be jointly inaugurated through video conferencing from Dhaka during Modi's two-day visit to Bangladesh beginning from June 6. The construction of a market shed and other infrastructure facilities at a cost of Rs. 2.5 crores is almost complete. Sepahijala Additional District Magistrate Dilip Kumar Chakma and his Brahmanbaria counterpart Nazma Begum informed that Indian traders from India and Bangladesh can transact selected commodities respectively at the ‘haat’. They met five times since Kamalasagar border point was selected.

Singapore appoints Indian-origin diplomat S Chandra Das as envoy to Sri Lanka
Indian- origin businessman and diplomat S Chandra Das was appointed as Resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka by Singapore Government. Earlier, Das had served as served as Singapore’s Trade Representative in the USSR erstwhile Soviet Union from 1970 to 1972. He also had served as Singapore’s Ambassador to Turkey from 2006 to 2015. He also was Member of Parliament (MP) of Singapore from 1980 to 1996. Presently he is the Managing Director (MD) of NUR Investment & Trading private limited of Singapore and also is a Director of a number of other companies. He has over 40 years of rich experience primarily in companies involved in the trading and manufacturing industries. He also had served as the First Chairman of the Singapore Trade Development Board.

Abhinav Bindra becomes 4th Indian shooter to qualify for 2016 Rio                 Olympics

Abhinav Bindra has become the fourth Indian shooter to win a quota place for the 2016 Rio Olympics. He got qualified to 2016 Olympics after finishing sixth in the Men’s 10 metre Air Rifle final at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shooting World Cup held in Munich, Germany. Bindra in the final round of this event had shot a score of 122.4 and overall had shot 627.5 to qualify for the final. It will be his fifth consecutive Olympic Games. It should be noted that, Abhinav Bindra is India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist and had achieved this feat by winning in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Earlier, Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela were the Indian shooters who had qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in various shooting disciplines. For Olympics, each country can win a maximum of 30 quota places from a total of 15 shooting disciplines (including shotgun events), two each from each discipline.