14 July 2016 - Current Affairs

Nabam Tuki takes charge as Arunachal Pradesh CM
Nabam Tuki resumed his duties as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh at Arunachal Bhavan in New Delhi. As of December 15 last the Congress had 47 MLAs in a House of 60, with the BJP having 11 and two Independents. Of the 47 Congress MLAs, 14 were disqualified by the Speaker.
Earlier,Supreme Court restored the ousted Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh.

Theresa May becomes new British Prime Minister
Conservative party leader Theresa May (59-year) became Prime Minister of United Kingdom.
She succeeds David Cameron, who had resigned in the wake of Brexit referendum that ended his six-year-long stint as the Prime Minister of Britain. She became UK’s second-ever female Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990)

Ashok Patnaik appointed new National Intelligence Grid chief
Senior IPS officer Ashok Patnaik has been appointed as CEO of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID). Patnaik is currently serving as Additional Director in the Intelligence Bureau and he will continue to hold this post till his superannuation in 2018.
The NATGRID is a centralized agency which stores sensitive personal information on citizens from almost two dozen agencies to be made available for counter-terror investigations.

K V R Murthy new CMD of Jute Corporation
K V R Murthy has taken over as chairman-cum-managing director of the Jute Corporation of India Limited from July 2.
His appointment is for a period of five years or till the date of his superannuation.
Earlier,he was associated with Eastern Railways in the capacity of Chief Commercial Manager.
The Jute Corporation of India Ltd. (JCI) is based in Kolkata is an agency of thegovernment of India that assists jute cultivators in states where this crop is grown, providing minimum price support.

CCEA approves disinvestment of 15% paid-up equity in NBCL
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved disinvestment of 15%paid-up equity in the National Building Construction Corporation Limited (NBCL) through the Offer for Sale route. According to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the government hopes to earn over one thousand seven hundred crore rupees from the disinvestment.
The Cabinet Committee has also approved transfer of shares by ITI Limited to Special National Investment Fund to meet requirement of Securities and Exchange Board of India’s minimum public shareholding.

Pay less for flight ticket cancellations from August 1
Revised norms of ticket cancellation charges and bars airlines from levying additional amount for refund process are coming into force from August 1. According to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju the cancellation amount will not to exceed basic fare plus fuel surcharge.
Airlines cannot levy additional charge to process the refund.

Pokhara-New Delhi direct bus service launched
The first direct bus service between Pokhara (Nepal) and New Delhi (India) has been launched to connect South Asia’s two important cities.
This bus service was flagged off by Nepal Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet and India’s ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae from Pokhara (Nepal).
The bus service was launched as per the Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) signed between both countries.

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