Current Affairs – October, 2016

Latest Current Affairs October, 2016 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of October, 2016 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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DoPT launches Employees Online Application

The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has launched Employees Online (EO) App.

The mobile application aims to update on Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointments and postings on real time basis and to bring transparency.

The EO App has been developed keeping in mind the spirit of maximum Governance, minimum Government and meet the need of the hour to bring high-tech systems in the governance.

Key Features of App

  • Enable its users, to stay updated on real time basis with appointments and postings approved by the ACC and vacancies at senior level in the Central Government.
  • Eliminate the information asymmetry in appointments and postings and will reduce speculations regarding transfers and postings in the Union Government.
  • Make the system completely transparent as all the relevant orders and notifications will now be instantly available in the public domain.
  • Provide personal records like Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR), Immovable Property Return (IPR), Executive Record (ER) sheet to IAS officers on Pan India basis and officers serving under Central Staffing Scheme.

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Sunil Bharti Mittal appointed as Chairman of GSMA

The Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises Sunil Bharti Mittal was appointed as Chairman of GSM Association (GSMA).

He succeeds Jon Fredrik Baksaas who will step down at the end of 2016. In his new role, Mittal will oversee the strategic direction of the organisation.

Besides, Mari-Noëlle Jego-Laveissiere, Executive Vice President, Innovation, Orange Group was re-elected as Deputy Chairman of GSM Association. It also elected the new members of the 26-member Board of the company.

About Sunil Bharti Mittal

  • Sunil Mittal is Indian telecom tycoon, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
  • He is the founder, chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises, which has interests in telecom, financial services, retail and agri business.
  • The Group’s flagship company Bharti Airtel is India’s largest telecom company and world’s third largest mobile operator. It has its presence in 20 countries across Asia and Africa and customer base of over 275 million.
  • Presently, he serves on many international bodies and think-tanks and currently is the Chair of the World Economic Forums (WEF) Telecommunications Steering Committee.
  • He is listed as the eight richest person in India by Forbes with a Net worth of 7 billion dollars. In 2007, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour.

About the GSM Association

  • The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. It unites nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.
  • The GSMA Board has 26 members, including 25 operator representatives from world’s largest operator groups as well as smaller, independent operators.
  • It produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.

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