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→ 40th edition of Soorya Festival has started in Thiruvananthpuram (Kerala).
→ Anandi Ramalingam assumed charge as Bharat Electronics Limited’s first woman director.
→ Bangladesh‘s Junaid Ahmad new World Bank head in India.
→ Biotechnology company Biocon has appointed Suresh Subramanian as the Head of the company’s branded formulations (India) business.
→ Canara Bank appointed P V Bharathi as Executive Director with effect from September 15.
→ Glaxo Smith Kline has appointed Emma Walmsley as its new chief executive.
→ Govt appointed panel recommends for MSP of gram to Rs 4,000 a quintal.
→ Govt to announce next set of 27 smart cities.
→ Govt to build one crore houses by 2019 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.
→ Himachal Pradesh has won the ‘2015 Better Performing Project Award’ for development of infrastructure in the state.
→ India successfully test fires long range surface-to-air Barak-8 missile off Odisha coast.
→ India‘s GDP to grow by 8% over next few yrs - S & P.
→ Infrastructure Development Finance Company(IDFC) Limited has issued commercial Papers of Rs.700 crore.
→ Lt Gen Surinder Singh today took over as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command.
→ Monika Kapil Mohta has been appointed as the next envoy of India to Sweden.
→ North Korea hails successful test of new rocket engine.
→ Noted Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has paid his tribute to the slain soldiers of Jammu and Kashmir‘s Uri terror attack by creating a sand art at Puri Beach in Odisha.
→ Odisha‘s first ever football referee, centenarian Narottam Mohanty passed away in his hometown of Baripada, Odisha.
→ Railways launches Yatri Mitra Sewa for elderly, differently-abled.
→ Sale of government stocks worth INR 14k crore announced.
→ Shuttlers Srikanth, Kashyap to begin campaign in Japan Open.
→ The Consul General of Malaysia in India Eldeen Husaini Muhammad Hashim has released the translated version of ‘Sai Charitra Granth‘, a book on the life of Sai Baba.
→ Thousands evacuated as typhoon Malakas makes landfall in Japan.
→ Three-day international seafood show in Vizag.
→ Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated the super computer PARAM ISHAN at IIT Guwahati campus.
→ Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh released the NEC Coffee Table Book, 2016 “North Eastern Council - A Story of Sagacity and Success”.
→ Vijaya Bank has launched three innovative information technology (IT) products.
→ World leaders adopt breakthrough declaration on refugees at UN.
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