19 November 2016 Current Affairs

Haryana: Retired teachers to be re-engaged in schools

Under this policy, a panel comprising retired teachers will be prepared every year, to the extent of 25 per cent of the sanctioned posts, in each category. This will ensure teachers are available in schools all through the year, said Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma. Government has introduced a policy to re-engage retired government teachers against leave vacancies to makeup the “unavoidable” lack of teaching staff in schools, Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said Friday. Under this policy, a panel comprising retired teachers will be prepared every year, to the extent of 25 per cent of the sanctioned posts, in each category. This will ensure teachers are available in schools all through the year, he said here.


ABB India ties up with IIT Madras to build micro grids for electrification in rural areas

The government of India is looking at a generation capacity of 40 GW in the next five years through grid connected (GC) rooftop solar PV and small scale solar PV plants. Such clusters have the capability of generating and using renewable energy locally from one kilowatt to a few hundred kilowatts. In an aim to strengthen the UDAY scheme, ABB India ties up with IIT Madras to develop a power management system to optimize the operation of multiple micro grids, with and without grid connection, while managing electricity supply to villages.


Income Tax notices to those depositing huge cash

They said the notices were issued after banks reported to it certain cases of “unusual or suspicious volumes of cash deposits” in their accounts, primarily beyond Rs 2.5 Lakh. Acting swiftly, the Income Tax department has issued hundreds of notices seeking “source” of funds from individuals and firms who have deposited huge amounts of cash in banks using the scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes after November 8. Officials said the taxman has begun a country-wide enquiry in this regard and has issued notices under section 133 (6) of the Income Tax Act (power to call for information) in various cities and towns of the country.


India vs England, 2nd Test: R Ashwin talks a lot of sense about bowling, says Jayant Yadav

Jayant Yadav’s effort with the bat was commendable as he shared a crucial 64-run for the eighth wicket with R Ashwin to take India to 455 in the first innings. Ravichandran Ashwin has played a big role in grooming Jayant Yadav and the debutant profusely thanked India’s star spinner for his impressive debut in the second Cricket Test against England. Recalling his association with Ashwin since 2014, he said: “We met through (India bowling coach) Eric Simmons. He was preparing for his England tour and very sweet of him to help me as I was just playing Ranji Trophy that time.”


Reliance Jio 4G SIM will now be home delivered

Reliance Jio services are expected to come out of the beta stage in January 2017, but it is not done enrolling customers for its 4G services. Reliance Jio services are expected to come out of the beta stage in January 2017. As the date of full launch of paid services comes closer, the new kid on the block is experimenting with new ways to enroll customers. To start with the company has started a pilot program; to get Jio SIMs home delivered for individuals. Airtel tried a similar strategy when it launched its 4G services some time back.

Updated: November 21, 2016 — 5:09 am

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