One Liners – 5th September

• International Day of Charity – 5 September

• Qatar today amended its residency laws to allow foreign workers to leave the country without exit permits from their employers.

• India is going to purchase 18 bullet trains from Japan at a cost of Rs 7,000 crore in a deal where the seller will also have to transfer technology for local production. Each train will have 10 coaches and have cruising speeds of 350 kmph.

• The Internet Society (ISOC) has signed a MoU with Internet Service Providers Association of India to undertake activities to promote the security of network infrastructure in India to make the web safe for business and consumer alike.

• The Asia Index Pvt Ltd has launched S&P BSE Private Banks Index to measure the performance of private banks. Asia Index Pvt Ltd is a joint venture between S&P Dow Jones Indices and BSE Ltd.

• HDFC ERGO, India’s third-largest non-life insurance provider in the private sector, announced the launch of ‘E@Secure’, a cyber Insurance Policy for individuals. The policy aims at providing protection to individuals and their families against any cyber-attacks, cyber frauds or digital threats that could lead to a financial loss or reputational loss.

• The Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) approved a proposal by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission to increase the wages of artisans by over 36%.

• India will host one of the most prestigious 3×3 basketball tournaments in the world, the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters in Hyderabad.

• India and Cyprus signed two MoUs on combating money laundering and cooperation in the field of environment. The MoU was signed between Financial Intelligence Unit, India and Unit for Combating Money Laundering of Cyprus.

• NASA has announced a public competition seeking novel solutions to turn Carbon dioxide into useful compounds.

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