Current Affairs » September 2017 » Online Travel Firm MakeMyTrip Has Announced The Resignation Of President Ashish Kashyap
→ Airtel Business has launched GST Advantage – solution specifically designed to enable small businesses & start-ups to file their GST returns accurately, securely & seamlessly.
→ Amazon opened its largest fulfilment centre in India on the outskirts of Hyderabad, near the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad.
→ Energy Efficiency Services Limited has launched UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for All) Scheme in Melaka, Malaysia.
→ France has picked former ambassador Bertrand Besancenot to Saudi Arabia as a special envoy to try & help mediation efforts in Qatar crisis.
→ HCL Technologies has announced an acquisition of Datawave to accelerate data integration & migration for their clients.
→ Hotel aggregator Oyo has closed a $250 million round of funding, which was led by its existing backer SoftBank, with new investor Hero Enterprise also coming on board.
→ ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company has got SEBI’s go-ahead for its estimated ₹6,000 cr IPO, which could be the first by a general insurer in the country.
→ India and Japan have agreed to collaborate closely in defence production, including on dual-use technologies.
→ India’s first operational Smart City & IFSC, Gujarat International Finance-Tec City, has won the ASSOCHAM Services Excellence Award.
→ Johnson & Johnson India has announced that new and adoptive fathers would be entitled to eight weeks of paid leave during the first year of birth or adoption.
→ Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced the formation of the new MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, which will support joint research by IBM and MIT scientists.
→ Online travel firm MakeMyTrip has announced the resignation of president Ashish Kashyap with effect from Sept 30, 2017.
→ Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to grant gratis (no-cost) visa to all the citizens of Myanmar who want to visit India.
→ Reliance General Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Capital, has received in-principle approval from IRDA for the process of its proposed IPO.
→ SBI Life Insurance has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India for an IPO of up to Rs 8,400 crore.
→ Sri Lankan govt has decided to go ahead with the setting up of an LNG terminal near Colombo with Indian & Japanese companies.
→ The new FSSAI CEO Pawan Kumar Agarwal inaugurated the Nestle Food Safety Institute in Manesar, Gurugram. It will provide guidance and training on food safety.
→ The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced a fine of USD 225 million on Pakistan’s Habib Bank Limited (HBL) and its New York branch for failure to comply with New York laws and regulations designed illicit financial transactions.
→ The South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF) would be organising ‘Across Barriers-International Business Women’s Summit’ on 11th & 12th September 2017 at Kathmandu, Nepal.
→ US Department of Commerce has began an investigation into possible dumping & subsidization of stainless steel flanges from China & India.
→ Virat Kohli became the fastest to score 15,000 runs in international cricket, achieving the feat in 333 innings pushing Hashim Amla, who did so in 336 innings, to the second place.
→ Viveck Goenka, Chairman and Managing Director of the Express Group was elected Chairman of Press Trust of India, the country’s largest news agency.
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