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    October 2017

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    MOU/Agreement Countries

    Countries Purpose

    India Switzerland On technical cooperation in the rail sector, including development of tilting trains that

    tilt on approaching a bend.

    India Myanmar On upgradation of the Women s Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar.

    India Djibouti To establish regular Foreign Office-level bilateral consultations between both countries.

    India Sweden A Sweden-India Startup Sambandh initiative has been launched by Invest India and

    Founders Alliance in Sweden for higher cooperation among start-ups.

    India Mozambique To expedite development of the giant Rovuma gas discovery, which is planned to be

    converted into LNG for exports.

    MOU Industry/States/Others

    Organizations Purpose

    Amazon Web Services

    (AWS)

    Microsoft To launch an open-source and deep learning

    interface Gluon that will help developers to

    deploy machine learning models across several

    platforms.

    Indian Railways German Railways To make country s existing rail corridors semi

    high speed. The semi high speed trains will run

    at 200 km per hour.

    Punjab National Bank Engineering Export Promotion

    Council (EEPC) of India

    To provide access to finance for the small and

    medium enterprises and merchant exporters of

    the council

    Andhra Pradesh Govt Visa For Digital Dhan Sankalp project. It is an initiative

    to develop Visakhapatnam into India s first less

    cash city.

    Odisha Govt. State Bank of India MoU is a landmark initiative by the state

    government to facilitate revenue collection from

    citizens through digital banking platform

    State Bank of India (SBI) Escorts Ltd To finance farmers for purchase of Escorts

    tractors.

    SBI Shriram Automall India Limited

    (SAMIL)

    To extend the benefits of company s holistic

    solutions for the disposal of all types of pre-

    owned vehicles and equipment.

    Vijaya Bank Hindustan Petroleum

    Corporation Ltd (HPCL)

    For enabling all HPCL retail outlets with

    BHIM/UPI merchant solutions.

    IndusInd Bank MobiKwik To launch a co-branded wallet IndusInd

    Mobikwik

    Kotak Mahindra Bank Fintech firm Zeta Launch of Paymint , a multi-wallet digital

    prepaid solution for salaried employees.

    AU Small Finance Bank Aditya Birla Health Insurance To act as a corporate agent for company s health

    insurance business.

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    AU Small Finance Bank Small Industries Development

    Bank of India (SIDBI)

    To launch a Rs. 200-crore fund for providing

    loans to MSMEs.

    Yes Bank Abu Dhabi Global Market

    (ADGM), the International

    Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi,

    To further foster cross-border exchange

    between the fintech ecosystems of the United

    Arab Emirates and India.

    Appointments and Resignations

    Name Post Institution/Other Info

    Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar Vice Chief Naval Staff, India

    Preeti Sudan Union Health Secretary

    Gautam H. Bambawale Indian ambassador to

    China

    He will replace Vijay Gokhale

    Dineshwar Sharma Interlocutor in Jammu

    and Kashmir

    The Centre has decided to start a sustained

    dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir and added that

    former Intelligence Bureau (IB) director

    Dineshwar Sharma will be the representative

    from the Government of India.

    Rajnish Kumar Chairman State Bank of India

    Suresh Sethi MD and CEO India Post Payments Bank

    Ashish Srivastava MD and CEO PNB MetLife

    Jayant Rikhye CEO Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

    (HSBC) India

    Anupam Kher Chairman Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in

    Pune

    Sambit Patra Non-official director Board of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

    (ONGC) Ltd.

    Nisha Desai Biswal President US-India Business Council

    NS Venkatesh Chief Executive Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI)

    Rukaiya Rangwala Business Head MobiKwik Payment Gateway

    Rakesh Asthana Special Director Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

    Gurbachan Singh Special Director Intelligence Bureau (IB)

    Deepak Kumar Mishra and

    Sudeep Lakhtakia

    Special Director General Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

    Rajesh Ranjan and A.P.

    Maheshwari

    Special Director General Border Security Force (BSF)

    Alok Kumar Pateria Additional Director

    General (ADG)

    Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

    Birendra Prasad Baishya President Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF)

    Suresh Raina Ambassador Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC)

    Soumya Swaminathan WHO Deputy Director

    General for Programmes

    Jane Ellison WHO Deputy Director

    General for Corporate

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    Operations

    Brenda Hale first female president of

    UK s supreme court

    Jagmeet Singh first Sikh politician to

    lead major Canadian

    party

    French Audrey Azoulay Director-General UNESCO

    Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister New Zealand

    Ukhnaa Khurelsukh Prime Minister Mongolia

    RESIGNATIONS & TERMINATIONS:

    Kwon Oh-hyun, Samsung Electronics CEO, vice chairman, and the head resigned from his post

    Facebook India MD Umang Bedi quits, Bhushan interim MD

    The Nepal government has accepted the resignation of its Ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay, to

    contest the upcoming parliamentary elections.

    Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, the country s second-most senior legal officer, has resigned citing personal

    reasons.

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe s appointment

    as its Goodwill Ambassador has been cancelled. He was just recently appointed as the WHO s Goodwill

    Ambassador.

    Awards and Recognitions

    Award Name Person/Institution Extra Knowledge

    Miss India Australia 2017 Aarzu Singh

    National Awards for senior citizens Gurbax Singh Sandhu He is Indian boxing coach

    Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award

    for Excellence in Public

    Administration, Academics and

    Management for the year 2017

    Bindeshwar Pathak

    Centenary National Award for

    Literature

    Namita Gokhale She is an eminent writer in

    English language

    Mathrubhumi Literary Award for 2016 M K Sanu He is eminent critic, biographer

    and orator

    Shivarama Karanth Huttura Prashasti Prakash Raj

    Anna Politkovskaya Award Gauri Lankesh (Posthumously)

    She is first Indian Journalist to

    win Anna Politkovskaya Award

    Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award Javed Akhtar He is veteran writer-lyricist.

    Padma Prabha Puraskaram Prabha Varma He is eminent poet, lyricist and

    journalist.

    Indira Gandhi Award for National

    Integration for 2015-16

    TM Krishna He is Carnatic vocalist

    Lifetime Achievement Award by the

    PHD Chamber of Commerce and

    Actress Sharmila Tagore

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    Industry

    Cross of the Order of Merit Rajesh Nath The highest civilian honour

    awarded to individuals for their

    services to German

    Swachh Iconic Place in India Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple Temple located in Madurai,

    Tamil Nadu

    Parmod Mahajan Smriti Award Anupam Kher and

    Saira Banu

    Golden Peacock Award in category --

    Global Leadership in Public Service

    and Economic Transformation

    N Chandrababu Naidu He is current Andhra Pradesh

    Chief Minister

    American Bazaar Philanthropy award Ajay Raju Indian-American attorney

    2017 World Food Prize Award Akinwunmi Adesina He is from Nigeria.

    Also Adesina is the current

    President of the African

    Development Bank.

    2017 Man Booker Prize George Saunders He is US Author. Awarded for

    his novel Lincoln in the Bardo

    Blue Planet Prize Hans Joachim Schellnhuber He is German theoretical

    physicist

    Noted music composers Usha Khanna, Bappi Lahiri, Anu Malik and playback singers Alka Yagnik and Udit

    Narayan have been selected for the Madhya Pradesh government s prestigious National Lata Mangeshkar

    Award.

    A globally-acclaimed South African Indian-origin researcher couple named Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha

    Abdool Karim was honoured with a prestigious US award for their exceptional contributions in the field of

    HIV/AIDS.

    RECOGNITIONS:

    The Meghalaya Election Department has entered Limca Book of Records for the formation o