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     Scheme, which targets putting all households on the Grid by Dec. 2018 - Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana-Saubhagya.

     As per latest S&P Global Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings, the Company which has got 3rd Global Ranking- Reliance

Industries.

     Chanda Kochar and Shikha Sharma, Heads of ICICI Bank and AXIX Bank have been ranked at 5th and 21st position respectively in – Fortune

Most Powerful Business Women List.

     President Ram Nath Kovind launched “Incredible India 2.0 Campaign” on September 27 which is also celebrated as- World Tourism Day.

     Political Party which got 90% of Corporate Donations in FY 2016-

BJP.

     Rajiv Maharishi, who has just retired as Union Home Secretary, has taken over as- new Comptroller and   

Auditor General of India.

     Anita Karwal, Additional Secretary in HRD of the Govt., has been appointed as- Chairperson of  Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

     Ajay Vipin Nanavati, who mentors Start-Ups/SMEs, has been appointed as- new Chairman of Syndicate  Bank.



     Agreement which has been signed by India with Japan allowing designated airlines of both signatory countries to operate freely- Open Skies Agreement.



     Bank which has bagged the “Best Bank IDRBT Award 2016-17” among Small Banks for the use of technology for financial inclusion-Karnataka Bank.




     Country which has banned individuals and organisations from raising funds through “Initial Coin Offerings” Cyrpto currencies- China.

     Bank which has got RBI approval to operate a “Wholly-owned Subsidiary” in India-
DBS Bank.

     At the Event of ET Awards Ceremony, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance industries has got- Business Leader of the Year Award.



     Insurer which has become the 4th Insurer to list on Stock Exchanges after ICICI Prudential, SBI Life and HDFC Life- PNB MetLife.

     RA Sankara Narayanan, who had joined Bank of India as Direct Recruit Officer, has assumed charge as- MD & CEO of Vijaya Bank.

     While the University of Oxford retains First place, no Indian University could come even in the 201-250 Band in the- Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018





     NITI Aayog has set up a Task Force on Employment and Exports, which is to be headed by- Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog



     India’s Largest Urban Co-operative Bank, which has declared a special dividend of 15% for 2016-17 on its Centenary Year on September 14, 2017- Saraswat Co-operative Bank.

While Paytm Payments Bank has offered interest on Savings Fund Accounts @4%, the Payment
Bank which is offering the interest @4.5% to 5.5%- India Post.


     Scheme under which 21, 000 people have disclosed black money worth Rs.4900 Crore- Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.

     Online Service which has been launched by the Govt. for importers and exporters to resolve all foreign-related issues-Contact @ DGFT.

     Pakistan Biggest Lender who has agreed to pay $225 Fine for breach of Anti-Money Laundering Rules in US- Habib Bank.

     AB Pandey, CEO of Unique Identification Authority of India has been appointed as –Interim Chairman of GST Network.

     Insurance Company which has topped amongst its peers in Claims Settlement Ratio with 71% - New India Assurance Company.

     Court which has ruled that after amalgamation of a company, the merged entity is non-existent and it can not be assessed for income tax- Delhi High Court.

     Regulatory Authority which has allowed all General Insurers to sell motor cover policies through Auto Dealers by offering differential pricing- IRDAI.

     UK’s Prestigious University which is to scrap 800 year old practice of handwritten exams due to bad handwriting-

Cambridge University.

     Microfinance Bank with which IndusInd Bank has signed Pact to explore Merger- Bharat Financial Inclusion Co.

     Global Body which slams India for Rohingyas’ Deportation Issue-UN Human Rights Council.

     Ceiling which has been approved by the Cabinet to double to Rs.20 Lakh from existing Rs.10 Lakh for employees in private and public sector- Gratuity Ceiling.

     The Finance Ministry has notified the new Rs.100 Coins along with Special Rs.5 Coin to mark the- Centenary of AIADMK

Founder MG Ramachandran.

     Index in which India moved up to two spots and ranked at 103 of 130 countries on- World Economic Forums’ Human Capital

Index 2017.

     Enterprises from whom all Government Departments and Public Sector Units are to ensure to meet 4% Procurement Target-

Enterprises owned by SC/STs.

     Scheme under which the customers receive incentives for purchase of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles- FAME India Scheme.

     Train Project, which has been flagged off by Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and Indian PM Narendra Modi on 14th current for Mumbai-Ahemdabad Journey @320KMPH- Bullet Train Project.

     Bank which has bagged the First Prize under the Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar Scheme 2016-17 for implementation of Hindi in daily activities- Vijaya bank.

     Chinese Exchange which would stop all trading from September 30 – Chinese Bitcoin Exchange.
 





     City Place which is the 10th Most Expansive Office Location in the World- Delhi

Connaught Place.

     India’s Biggest Road Transport Tender which has got Supreme Court’s Green Signal-Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Tender.

     MN Sharma who was serving as General Manager has been appointed as- CMD of

United India Insurance Co. Ltd.

     Stock Exchange which will conduct Forensic Audits on Shell Companies identified by SEBI- Bombay Stock Exchange.

     Bank with which Amazon ties up to offer Micro-Loans to Sellers- Bank of Baroda.

     Commercial Arm of ISRO’s Satellite which will attract Zero GST- International

Satellite Launch Services of Antrix Corporation.

     Indigenous Passenger Aircraft which is to be launched at a 3000-sq-feet Terrace in Mumbai’s Borivilli Suburb- India’s First 19-

Seater Aircraft.

     Dam which has been dedicated by PM Narendra Modi on his 67th Birthday on 17th September, 2017- Sardar Sarovar Dam on
Narmda River, Gujarat.

     Mission for which Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Uttrakhand State- Swachh

Bharat Mission.

     British Pakistan Actor Riz Ahmad has become the First Muslim Actor as well as Man of Asian Descent to win- Emmy Award.

     Statements of Companies and Taxpayers getting their accounts audited, are required to be submitted by November 15 for six months of the financial year- Income

Estimates and Tax Liabilities.

     The Iconic 50 year old Magazine of Music and Counterculture founded by Jann Wenner of California, which is putting itself up for sale amid uncertain outlook- Rolling Stone.

     The Country’s Largest Tractor Company, which unveils “Driverless Concept” for Tractors- Mahindra & Mahindra.

     Violet Mosse-Brown of UK who was given a letter by Queen Elizabeth-II in honour of her 115th Birthday, passed away at the age of 117- World’s Oldest Person.


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