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  • 30-Sep-2016
  • The Union Government on 29 September 2016 appointed R Subramania Kumar as Executive Director (ED) of state-owned Indian Overseas Bank.Kumar is currently serving as the Executive Director of Indian Bank.

  • Noted Telugu writer Prof. Kalakaluri Enoch was on 29 September 2016 conferred with Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith for the year 2015 at function in New Delhi. The award was given for his novel Ananta Jeevanam.

    The novel was thought-provoking and contemplative as it depicted the struggle of the weak, the downtrodden and the common man of Rayalaseema. This is the first time a Telugu writer was selected for the award.

  • Retired IAS officer Shakti Sinha was on 29 September 2016 appointed as the Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML). His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).

  • Airports Authority of India’s Tirupati Airport on 27 September 2016 was awarded the Best Tourist Friendly Airport under the category for State Annual Excellence Awards for the year 2015-16 by Andhra Pradesh Tourism.

  • West Bengal government has decided to install monorail from Budge Budge in South 24-Parganas to Ruby Connector in Kolkata. The 14-kilometre-long monorail route will connect Budge Budge to Ruby via Taratala, New Alipore and Prince Anwar Shah Road
  • The Union Government on 30 September 2016 decided to raise the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) investment in Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) from existing 5 per cent to 10 per cent.

  • The 2016 BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meet was held in New Delhi from September 27- 28, 2016 to deliberate on issues including job creation and social security for workers. The two day meeting saw the participation of the five major emerging BRICS economies viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

  • Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on 29 September 2016 launched various Railways Services and dedicated them to the nation. These Railways services are:

    • Liberalised station to station special freight rates policy.
    • Policy providing sub quota of 33% to women within reserved categories for the allotment in catering units.
    • Policy giving preference to local domicile holders for commercial licenses at stations.
    • New system of allocating vacant berths after final charting to wayside stations.
    • Launch of the new tag Train at a Glance 2016 and new Time Table effective from 1 October 2016.
  • 29-Sep-2016
  • Former Australian cricketer Max Walker passed away on 28 September 2016 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Walker was famous for his unconventional bowling action that earned him the nickname Tangles.

    He earned a place in the Australian cricket team in 1973 and represented his country in the sport until injury ended his career in 1981.He wrote 14 books over a period of thirty years and became a successful public speaker.

  • World Maritime Day was observed across the world on 29 September 2016. Theme for the day is shipping: indispensable to the world.The theme was chosen to focus on the critical link between shipping and global society and to raise awareness of the relevance of the role of International Maritime Organization (IMO) as the global regulatory body for international shipping. The importance of shipping to support and sustain today's global society gives IMO's work a significance that reaches far beyond the industry itself.

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