18 Oct 2016

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New standards for fortifying foods released

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) released new standards on fortification on food. The guidelines are meant to regulate the fortification of food, especially packaged food, with essential micronutrients to counter risingmal nutrition in the country. Changing food patterns are seen as one of the leading causes of micronutrient deficiency in the country.Ashish Bahuguna, the

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Honoured that Abu Dhabi Crown Prince invited for Republic Day Parade: UAE ambassador

UAE ambassador to India Dr. Ahmed Al Banna has said his country is honoured that Abu Dhabi Crown Prince has been chosen as the chief guest at the Republic day parade. In an exclusive conversation with DD News, he said his government his closely working with Government of India on counter terror issues. This comes on the day when UAE launched its new state of the art consular

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates three mega hydro projects in Himachal Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three hydro-electric projects (HEPs) with a generating capacity of 1,732 MW in Himachal Pradesh. All the three power projects are equipped with generating equipment supplied and commissioned by state owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). These three hydro-electric projects are Koldam HEP: It is 4×200 MW capacity project

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Swacch Bharat Swacch Vidyalaya campaign launched

The City Corporation has launched the Swacch Bharat Swacch Vidyalaya campaign in 60 elementary and middle schools.The initiative Swacch Bharat Swacch Vidyalaya-Smart School-Healthy Child was the continuation of world hand washing day event being held every year and will focus on personal hygiene among children, segregaton of waste maintenance of toilets and also awareness on sanitation.

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Ro Pax Ferry Service in Gulf of Cambay

As part of promoting coastal shipping in the country under Sagarmala programme, the Ministry of Shipping has sanctioned the Capital Dredging Project for Ro Pax Ferry Services between Gogha & Dahej, in Gulf of Cambay in Gujarat. The Ministry released Rs 58.50 Crore as first installment of grant-in–aid to Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB). The total project cost is estimated to be Rs 234 Crore

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Supreme Court dismisses BCCI review petition in Lodha panel logjam

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed by BCCI to look into the verdict passed by the court in the Lodha panel logjam. The cricket board had asked the court to consider a review of the verdict passed on July 18 where the judiciary body had accepted the recommendations made by the Justice Lodha-led panel which made a wide range of suggestions for BCCI to implement

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Release 2,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu till further orders, Supreme Court tells Karnataka

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Karnataka government to keep releasing 2,000 cusecs of water per day to Tamil Nadu till further orders. The top court directed both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to maintain peace and harmony in their states. On Monday, a high-level panel suggested doing away with "outdated and unscientific water application techniques" to resolve the

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'Earth Science research will gain more importance'

Earth Science research will become more and more important in the days to come as the humanity confronts daunting challenges in finding natural resources to sustain the burgeoning population, NITI Ayog member V K Saraswat said. Delivering CSIR-NGRI Foundation Day Lecture at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) here, he said, "Earth Science will become increasingly

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IIT-Kharagpur students developing fully indigenous drones

A group of students from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur is developing drones using indigenous hardware and software. Drones .The drones being developed under the institute’s Aerial Robotics Kharagpur (ARK) initiative and funded by the Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy (SRIC) facility of the Institute. The ARK was the only team from India, which

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Home: Navdeep Singh Suri appointed as Ambassador to UAE

Mr. Navdeep Singh Suri, presently the High Commissioner of India to Australia, has been appointed as the country's next Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A press release from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Mr. Suri, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1983 batch, was expected to take up the assignment shortly. Before being posted as the High

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Sanjay Singh Appointed Member Secretary, Law Commission

President Pranab Mukherjee appointed former legislative secretary Sanjay Singh as Member Secretary, Law Commission of India for a period upto August 31, 2018.Sanjay Singh. He is a retired officer of Indian Legal Service, was in August 2014, appointed as legislative secretary. The Law Commission of India is mandated to identify laws which are no longer needed or relevant and can be

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Cabinet may consider Budget on February 1 this week

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet is likely to consider this week fixing February 1 as date of presentation of the Budget after the Election Commission gave its nod in light of upcoming Assembly elections in five states. Having decided to advance the budget presentation by a month, the government took the line that it should not be presented in the middle of Assembly poll in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab,

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EC announces dates for upcoming bypolls

The Election Commission on Monday announced schedule of bypolls to four Lok Sabha and eight Assembly seats to be held on November 19. The notification will be issued on October 26 and bypolls will take place on November 19. Counting will be on November 22.  The Commission said bypolls to Lakhimpur in Assam, Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh and Coochbehar and Tamluk in West

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Irom Sharmila launches political party, to contest 2017 Manipur polls

Imphal: Anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila launched her own political party in Imphal on Tuesday.According to reports, Sharmila launched ‘People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance’ which will take part in the Manipur assembly elections scheduled for 2017. “We hope to bring about a political change in Manipur where draconian laws like AFSPA will not trouble the common man,”

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Roopa Ganguly, Ganeshan take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Roopa Ganguly and Ganeshan two newly elected and nominated Members of Rajya Sabha have taken oath in the presence of Rajya Sabha Chairman Md. Hamid Ansari in the Parliament House. Senior BJP leader from Tamil Nadu, L. Ganesan, who will now represent the state of Madhya Pradesh and nominated member Roopa Ganguly of West Bengal, took oath and affirmation. iii. The

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PM Narendra Modi to present National MSME awards to industrialists today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present the national MSME awards to 225 industrialists at Ludhiana in Punjab this afternoon. He will also launch the national SC/ST hub and zero effect on environment scheme for MSME sector at Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana. This hub is being set up under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation scheme. He will also distribute 150 spinning

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India became first team to play 900 ODIs

India’s ODI against New Zealand at Dharamshala is the team’s 900th making it the world first side to achieve a milestone.India played its first ever ODI in 1974 against England at Leeds which ended in a victory for the hosts. The match was part of a series that would be famously known as the ‘Summer of  42. Based on the number of runs India managed to score in the second of a three match Test series

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Thailand defeat USA 69-22 in Kabaddi World Cup

Thailand defeated USA 69-22 in their Group B encounter of the Kabaddi World Cup in Ahmedabad . Thai skipper Khomsan Thongkham scored 14 points, while USA managed three points in the first half. Thailand are now second in Group B with 15 points from four matches, while USA remain winless after four games and are last in the group. US was abysmal in the first half and scored just

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Indian Wrestlers bagged four medals at 2016 TAFISA World Games

Indian grapplers in October 2016 clinched four medals, including a gold medal, at the  sixth edition of the TAFISA World Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.Wrestler Dalmiya bagged the yellow metal in 60kg category after outplaying Muhammad Sahan of Azerbaijan 4-1 in the summit clash. Luv Singh – He clinched silver medal in the 80 kg category. In the summit clash, Luv Singh faced a 1-5 defeat

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September 2016 hottest on record: NASA

Last month was the warmest September in 136 years of record-keeping, meaning 11 of the past 12 consecutive months dating back to October last year have set new monthly high-temperature records, NASA said. According to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in the US, September 2016's temperature was a razor-thin 0.004

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Brazil opens Latin America’s 1st elephant sanctuary

Brazil has opened the first sanctuary with Guida and Maia in in the central Brazilian state of Mato Grosso for elephants to provide a home for an estimated 50 circus animals from across the region.The first phase of the project will host up to six animals. Guida and Maia elephants are thought to have come from Thailand, where they were illegally taken to be used in circus.Elepahnt . The sanctuary

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Govt granted BP Plc licence to set up petrol pumps in India

Government has formally granted a licence to BP, Europe’s third-biggest oil company, to set up 3,500 petrol pumps in India.It is a UK-based firm.BP granted licence to market Motor Spirit (petrol) and High Speed Diesel (diesel) – another milestone for BP in India. BP PLCii. For a licence to retail auto fuels – petrol, diesel and ATF, a company should have invested a minimum of Rs.2,000 crore in

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Market capitalization : Infosys loses fifth spot to ONGC

TCS is India’s most valuable company with a market capitalization of Rs.4.66 trillion, followed by Reliance Industries Ltd, HDFC Bank Ltd and ITC Ltd at Rs.3.49 trillion, Rs.3.21 trillion and Rs.2.90 trillion.Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd (ONGC) beat India’s second largest software exporter, Infosys Ltd to become the fifth most valuable company in India by market capitalization. ONGC had a

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Ashok Leyland unveils India's first indigenous electric bus

Ashok Leyland Ltd on 17 October 2016 unveiled its Circuit Series electric bus. They are India’s first such indigenously made vehicle. The buses are designed and engineered in India. They are specifically developed for Indian road conditions. The zero-emission vehicle will be offered on multiple platforms and enjoys a subsidy under the government’s Faster Adoption and Manufacturing

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Brazil President’s Visit to India

Mr. Michel Temer, President of Brazil, paid official visit to India on 17 October 2016. He was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jose Serra, Minister of Agriculture Mr. Blairo Maggi, Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services Mr. Marcos Pereira and large official and business delegations. Talks between India and Brazil were held in Goa in a warm, cordial and

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India USA Dispute Over Solar Cells in WTO

The United States, which had initiated the dispute in 2013, said at the special meeting of the DSB that it was pleased with all of the findings of the panel and Appellate Body. The US said that while it supported India’s efforts to promote solar energy in line with the global fight against climate change, it was of the view that India’s domestic content requirements undermined these efforts by requiring

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Yemen's warring parties 'agree' to 72-hour ceasefire

Yemen's President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has agreed to a 72-hour truce with the possibility of it being extended. Yemen foreign minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi announced the ceasefire on social media. The government's announcement follows international alarm over the deaths of 140 people in a Saudi airstrike. Later on Monday, UN special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed,

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12,000 people flee as typhoon this Plilippines

Typhoon Sarika smashed into the main Philippine island of Luzon, ripping off roofs, toppling power lines and forcing more than 12,000 people to flee to safer ground. Minor landslides and flooding were also reported a day after the cyclone brushed past a remote island and left one person drowned and three others missing. Minor landslides were also reported as well as floods. The typhoon to blow over

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Kigali Agreement to phase out HFCs reached

Envoys of more than 170 countries in Kigali, Rwanda on 15 October 2016 agreed to phase down use and production of potent greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 2045. The agreement amends the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that depletes the Ozone Layer. The Kigali Amendment is a timetable to phase-out production and consumption of the potent greenhouse gases

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PM Modi distributes 500 charkhas to women spinners in Ludhiana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday distributed 500 traditional wooden charkhas to women spinners belonging to the five local Khadi institutions. The charkhas have been given by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).The women spinners have been selected from different areas of Punjab. The Prime Minister also went around an exhibition and tried his hand at a charkha.

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Number Of Deaths Due To Encephalitis Rises To 54 In Odisha

The Japanese Encephalitis has killed over 150 children and taken epidemic proportions in Malkangiri district due to negligence.ii. A two-year-old girl from Padia block died while undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of the district headquarters hospital in Odisha , taking the toll to 54. At present, 29 children, afflicted with the disease are undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital

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10th India and United States Trade Policy Forum

A high level delegation led by Ambassador, Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative is attending the 10thIndia-United States Trade Policy Forum (TPF) meetings scheduled from 19th October, 2016 to 20th October, 2016 at New Delhi. Under the able leadership of Prime Minister Modi and President Obama, the Trade Policy Forum meeting has focussed on increased bilateral interaction

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“Hunar Haat” at India International Trade Fair:

Minority Affairs Ministry to hold “Hunar Haat” at India International Trade Fair: Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi .Artisans may apply to National Minority Development & Finance Corporation by 25th October,2016 .The Ministry of Minority Affairs is going to organise an exhibition of handicrafts, embroidery etc made by the artisans from the Minority Communities at the India International Trade

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Prime Minister to inaugurate First National Tribal Carnival on October 25, 2016

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate First National Tribal Carnival in Delhi on October 25, 2016. This was announced by Union Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Jual Oram in New Delhi today while addressing a press conference. He said the main purpose of this carnival is to promote a sense of inclusiveness amongst the tribals. Shri Oram said the carnival will showcase and

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National Summit on Fortification of Food inaugurated in New Delhi

The National Summit on Fortification of Food was recently inaugurated in New Delhi to address interventions in combating micronutrient malnutrition in the country. The two day summit was co-hosted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in partnership with related central ministries/departments and development partners. The Summit had brought together experts

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5th India International Silk Fair held in New Delhi

i. The Indian Silk Export Promotion Council  organized 5th India International Silk Fair at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Fair showcased the world renowned Indian silk products like scarves, shawls, carpets, home furnishings, etc. in different patterns of designs and colours. ii. India is the only country which produces all commercial varieties of silk like Tassar, Muga, Eri and Mulberry.A

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US navy commissions “Batman” stealth warship

The US Navy has commissioned its largest, most expensive and technologically advanced destroyer, The USS Zumwalt. The Zumwalt, costing nearly USD 4.4 billion, is striking in appearance, with sharp angles and weaponry concealed behind flat surfaces, a design that makes it many times more difficult to spot on radar than conventional destroyers.The 610-foot-long ship, commissioned in

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India completes nuclear triad with INS Arihant

India on 18 October 2016 completed its nuclear triad by inducting country's first indigenously-constructed nuclear submarine INS Arihant into service. INS Arihant was formally commissioned by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba in August 2016. INS Arihant is the lead ship of India's Arihant class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines.  The 6000 tonne vessel was built under the

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Rwanda’s Last King, Kigeli V, Died At Age 80

T he last king of Rwanda, Kigeli V, who ruled the east African nation for less than a year before being forced into exile, finally settling in the United States, died  at the age of 80. Born Jean-Baptiste Ndahindurwa, King Kigeli V came to power in 1959 but was only king of Rwanda until 1961, when the monarchy was abolished and he was forced into exile. Rwanda's Last King, Kigeli V, Died At

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Home: National Commission for Scheduled Castes submits reports to President

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) headed by its Chairman P.L. Punia submitted three reports to President Pranab Mukherjee here today. The reports are Annual Report of NCSC 2016-17 (April to September, 2016), NCSC Report: Problems faced by Scheduled Caste Students in obtaining Scholarships-2016 and Report on the Plight of Safai Karamcharis and the

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Cauvery tech committee reports ground realities, makes no recommendation on water release

BENGALURU: After a brief lull, the Cauvery battle between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu has reared its head again on Monday with Tamil Nadu going for a rail roko even as the technical committee set up the Supreme Court to assess ground realities in the river basin submitted its report. The committee, headed by Central Water Commission chairperson G S Jha, has said that as against a

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BRICS: India, Brazil sign pacts to deepen cooperation in agri, cattle genomics

India and Brazil on Monday finalised the text of a bilateral investment agreement, and inked pacts to deepen cooperation in fields of cattle genomics and agriculture.At their standalone summit meeting on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Brazilian President Michel Temer called for greater cooperation in areas of ship building, pharmaceuticals, defence production, ethanol production and

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Samsung Signs MoU With UP Govt

Mobile phones company Samsung has signed MoU with UP state government for setting up a manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh. Under the agreement, Samsung would be investing Rs 1,970 crore in the state. A manufacturing plant would be set up in Noida and the company would also be making smartphones for the ambitious free Samajwadi Smartphone Scheme, announced by the Chief

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