19 Oct 2016

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Auto manufacturers to provide emission and noise pollution details for every vehicle

The Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has made it mandatory for all automobile manufacturers to provide emission and noise pollution details for every vehicle they produce by April 2017. In this regard, the ministry has amended Form 22 under the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989 through which manufactures provide the initial certification of compliance of vehicles. Basically, it

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Performance of Domestic Airlines for the Year 2016

Performance of Domestic Airlines for the Year 2016 .Traffic data submitted by various domestic airlines has been analyzed for the month of September, 2016. Following are the salient features:Passengers carried by domestic airlines during Jan-Sept 2016 were 726.98 lakhs as against

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President of India to Inaugurate 28th Accountants General Conference Tomorrow in National Capital

President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the 28th Accountants General Conference being organized by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India here on 20th October, 2016. Lok Sabha Speaker, Ms. Sumitra Mahajan, Public Accounts Committee Chairman, Prof. K V Thomas and CAG of India, Shri Shashi Kant Sharma will also address the Conference. On the second day of the

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PM launches National SC/ST hub and Zero Defect – Zero Effect scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National SC/ST hub and the Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) scheme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) at Ludhiana in Punjab. Besides, he also presented National Awards to MSMEs. He also distributed 500 traditional wooden charkhas (spinning wheels) among women. What is National SC/ST hub? The objective of the SC/ST

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Modi to inaugurate 1st National Tribal Carnival

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first National Tribal Carnival in Delhi on October 25, which intends to promote a sense of inclusiveness amongst the tribals. Making the announcement, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Jual Oram said the carnival will showcase and promote various facets of tribal culture on a large scale. The minister said, “The underlying idea is to preserve and

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SC to K'taka: Release 2000 Cusecs water

Supreme Court asks Karnataka to release 2000 cusecs of cauvery water per day to Tamilnadu till further orders, also appeals for peace in both states, Karnataka says it has no water to release. The Supreme Court has retained its direction to Karnataka to release 2000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu till further orders. Asking the two governments to ensure peace and harmony, the

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M/O SJ&E organizes Pre-Legislative Consultation meeting on 'Persons in Destitution Model Bill- 2016

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment chaired a Pre-legislative Consultation Meeting on 'The Persons in Destitution (Protection, Care and Rehabilitation) Model Bill, 2016' organized by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment here today.  Smt. Anita Agnihotri, Secretary of M/o SJ&E and senior officers of the ministry participated in the Presentation

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Supreme Court dismisses BCCI review petition

In another setback to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition moved by it seeking reconsideration of the July 18 judgment, which accepted the R M Lodha Committee recommendations for wholesale reforms in the cricket board. The petition was heard by Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice S A Bobde and it was

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Chinkara Poaching Cases: Rajasthan Moves Supreme Court Against Salman Khan

JAIPUR:  The Rajasthan government has filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against the acquittal of Bollywood actor Salman Khan by the High Court in two 18-year-old chinkara poaching cases, a senior law officer said on Tuesday. "Hearing on our SLP is expected to come up some time after Diwali vacations," Shiv Mangal Sharma, Additional Advocate General of the

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New sensor can detect vitamin B12 deficiency in minutes

Scientists have developed a new world-first optical sensor that may quickly detect vitamin B12 defficiency, a condition linked to an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The device would enable the tracking of vitamin B12 levels in high-risk patients and early intervention ? to top up vitamin B12 levels when low - and help overcome the limitations of current testing methods

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European-led Mars lander starts descent to red planet

A Mars lander left its mothership on Sunday after a seven-month journey from Earth and headed toward the red planet's surface to test technologies for Europe's planned first Mars rover, which will search for signs of past and present life. The disc-shaped 577-kilogramme (1,272 lb) Schiaparelli lander separated from the spacecraft Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) at 1442 GMT (10:42 a.m. EDT) as

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NPL Scientists produce electricity from water without using energy

Scientists have developed a novel way using of producing electricity from water hydroelectric cell at room temperature without using any power or chemicals. The major breakthrough was developed by team of scientists led by Dr. RK Kotnala from Delhi’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL). How does it works? In this new method, scientist had used zinc and silver as electrodes to make a cell that

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India-born banker Rajeev Misra to head SoftBank, Saudi $100-bn tech fund

India-born Rajeev Misra will head the SoftBank Vision Fund that the Japanese investment company has set up with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. Misra (54), a veteran banker, is the head of strategic finance at SoftBank Group. He joined SoftBank in October 2014, around the same time when Nikesh Arora joined the Japanese investor as a potential successor to its founder Masayoshi

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Saina Nehwal appointed member of IOC Athletes Commission

In a rare honour for an Indian sportsperson, star shuttler Saina Nehwal has been appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Athletes' Commission. Saina received a letter to the effect from IOC President Thomas Bach on Monday. "Following your candidature for the elections of the IOC Athletes' Commission during the Olympic Games Rio 2016, it is with great

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Centre banks on kisan melas to reach farmers directly

To expand its direct outreach among farmers, the Narendra Modi government is banking on krishi or kisan melas (farmer’s fair), to be held in small cities, towns and agriculturally important districts. These events would also showcase the government’s various pro-farmer policies and help in improving its negative perception among the farming class. The move comes at a time when the

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Government funds Ro Pax Ferry Service in Gulf of Cambay under Sagarmala Programme

The Union Ministry of Shipping has sanctioned the Capital Dredging Project of Ro Pax Ferry Services between Gogha & Dahej, in Gulf of Cambay in Gujarat under Sagarmala programme. The total project cost is estimated to be Rs 234 Crore of which 50% will be funded by the Union Government under the Sagarmala programme. Significance of Project This is first of its kind project

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Union Government proposes 4 GST slabs

The Union Government has proposed a four-slab rate structure for the new indirect tax regime i.e. Goods & Services Tax (GST) ranging from 0 to 26 per cent. It was proposed at the meeting of the GST Council headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and included representatives from all states in New Delhi. Outcomes of Meeting based on consensus Compensation of states due to loss of

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Irom names her party people’s Resurgence Justice Alliance’

Rights activist Irom Sharmila announced the name of her party as People’s Resurgence Justice Alliance. She launched the party in Imphal. She had expressed her desire to contest Manipur Assembly election next year when she broke her fast in August and had stated that she wanted to be the chief minister to further her demands. Earlier in September, she also met Delhi Chief Minister

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'Disappointed' By Congress, Goa Lawmaker To Quit Party, Join BJP

PANAJI:  Former Goa Minister and Congress legislator Mauvin Godinho on Tuesday said he would resign from the party to join BJP ahead of the upcoming Assembly election. "I have decided to resign from Congress and join the BJP on whose ticket I would be fighting the forthcoming Goa Legislative Assembly election," Mr Godinho told reporters. The lawmaker, who represents Dabolim

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Top Kenyan athletes nominated for IAAF award

Four out of the seven gold medalists from Kenya at the Rio Olympics have been nominated for the 2016 World Athletes of the Year award. Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge, Conselsus Kipruto (3,000m steeplechase), David Rudisha (800m) and Vivian Cheruiyot (5,000m) were named in the list of 10 men and 10 women nominees for the award, which will be handed out in Monaco on

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Moscow Light festival breaks two Guinness records

The annual international “Circle of Light” festival in the Russian capital has broken its own record for the Largest projected image once again – and measuring more than 2.5 times larger, this year the video animation was even more spectacular. A dazzling 50,458 m² (543,125.39 ft²) image was projected onto the front of the Moscow State University main building, in front of a huge audience of

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Britain's queen awards top us general honorary knighthood

Washington: Martin Dempsey, who was the top general in the US military until his retirement last year, has been awarded an honorary knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the embassy in Washington said Monday. "I accept this honor on behalf of those who have sacrificed so much for our two countries, and I thank Her Majesty the Queen for her steadfast support for those who continue to

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5 Bengaluru students clinch Cambridge awards

BENGALURU: Students from two schools have done the city proud by winning the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for the June 2016 session. The awards are conferred by Cambridge International Examinations, which recognizes exceptional learner achievement around the world. Ananya Sangwan, Aditi Raghavan and Ashwin Bhat from The International School, Bangalore

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RSS to introduce its own Nobel awards 'Naimishya Samman' after cultural ministry's nod

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's cultural unit – Sanskar Bharti – will now introduce its own 'Nobel awards' in the fields of Peace, Human Rights, Literature, Visual and Performing Arts, Science, Education, and others after the Union Culture Ministry gave its go-ahead on Tuesday. Sources in the ministry told IANS that the ministry has approved to institute 'Naimishya Samman'. The first edition

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LONDON (AP) Mexican tennis player Daniel Garza has been suspended six months and fined $5,000 after being found guilty of a match-fixing offense. The Tennis Integrity Unit says Garza ''attempted to influence the outcome of a match'' at a low-level Futures tournament in Calabasas, California, in March 2015. No further details were given. The 31-year-old Garza is currently ranked

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Indian Boxing Council Inducted in WBO

The Indian Boxing Council, a licensing body for the country's professional boxers, has been inducted into the World Boxing Organisation with voting rights in the WBO's annual convention at Puerto Rico. IBC President Brig. PKM Raja attended the meet in which the Indian body was welcomed into the fold by WBO founder Chairman Luis Batista Salas. "I am extremely delighted that Indian Boxing

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Ajay Malik's Story Wins Hearts as Support Pours in For Budding Tennis Star

Tennis fans and fraternity today acknowledged the success of young national champion Ajay Malik, who overcame several hardships to become the national champion, with a few coming forward to lend him support. 13-year-old Ajay was crowned Under-14 champion despite not having exposure to facilities as he practised on just mud courts in his village but still developed enough skills to be the

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Athlete becomes coach 10 yrs after failing gender test

Tamil Nadu-based athlete Santhi Soundarajan, who was stripped of her silver medal after failing a gender test at the Asian Games in 2006 has been appointed as a state-level coach in a permanent capacity. She was working on a contractual basis before this and had to take recourse to working as a daily wage labourer to earn her living. Santhi, who has won medals at several international track and

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Vodafone partners with HiWeb to enter Iranian market

Vodafone has agreed a partnership with Iranian internet firm HiWeb to help modernise its network, the companies said on Tuesday, making the British company the latest Western firm to enter Iran after sanctions were lifted. Vodafone, the world’s second-largest mobile phone company, said the agreement to help modernise HiWEB’s network and IT infrastructure would also benefit its

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Aamir Khan Visits Bhutan For UNICEF Campaign On Child Nutrition

THIMPHU, BHUTAN:  Bollywood star Aamir Khan today visited Bhutan in his role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to support the organisation's campaign for child nutrition that seeks to end stunting among children across South Asia. Mr Khan met with Rudolf Schwenk, UNICEF Bhutan Country Representative, on his visit to Thimpu and learnt about how UNICEF is working to address

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Haryana Cabinet Approves Creation Of New District

CHANDIGARH:  The Haryana government today approved creation of a new district - Charkhi Dadri - and ten sub-divisions, ten tehsils and three sub-tehsils. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting in Chandigarh of the state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The meeting approved creation of new district of Charkhi Dadri, the 23rd district of the state, on the

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Only 3 out of 500 hospitals in Odisha follow fire safety norms

The fire mishap on Monday at Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospitals in Bhubaneswar that killed at least 20 has brought the fire safety norms and their execution under the scanner across the country. This comes barely five years after the Kolkata AMRI Hospital blaze in 2011 that had claimed 89 lives. The police have arrested four employees of SUM Hospital including its

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Food Security Act to be implemented in Kerala in 2017

A pilot project to supply ration food articles at the doorstep as part of implementing the Food Security Act would be launched in Kerala on November 1.Initially, the scheme would be launched at Kollam in the next month, a release from the State Food Minister P Thilothaman’s office said.The government plans to implement the scheme to supply ration food articles at doorsteps across the state

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Jharkhand to introduce pension for sportspersons

Jharkhand government will introduce a pension scheme for those sports persons who brought laurels to the state or the country, but are still working as daily wager. Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma issued the direction today to prepare sportperson pension scheme for those players who had brought glory for the state or country but still working as a daily wager, an official release said here.  Reviewing the

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Niti Aayog To Host Three-Day Global Arbitration Conference

NEW DELHI:  In a bid to fast track dispute resolution process in the country, government's think-tank Niti Aayog will host a global arbitration meet which will see participation from leading international arbitral institutions. The three-day conference will be inaugurated on October 21 by President Pranab Mukherjee, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be delivering the valedictory

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Bahrain-Kerala friendship summit today

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Bahrain-Kerala Friendship Summit 2016, to mark the sliver jubilee celebrations of Bahrain Returnees and Residents’ Association, will be held in the capital on Thursday.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the programme at Taj Vivanta, Thycaud, at 5 pm. Shaikh Khalifa bin Daij Al Khalifa, President, Court of The Crown Prince of Bahrain will be the

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Indian Navy commissions INS Tihayu

Indian Navy has commissioned INS Tihayu, a Car Nicobar Class water jet fast attack craft (WJFAC). It was commissioned by the Flag-Officer-Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command Vice-Admiral H.C.S. Bisht in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. About INS Tahiyu INS Tahiyu is the sixth WJFAC Car Nicobar Class vessel to be commissioned and allotted to the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy. It has been built by Kolkata-

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Delhi’s air quality very poor: SAFAR

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) national capital New Delhi’s air quality was recorded in the ‘very poor’ category. The average (24-hour rolling) of PM2.5 and PM10, suspended respirable pollutants, were recorded as 120.8 and 248 micrograms per cubic metre as against safe limits of 60 and 100. The poor air quality may lead to respiratory 

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Americans work 25% more than Europeans

Americans are addicted to their jobs. US workers put in more hours than workers do almost anywhere else. A new study conducted by economists Alexander Bick of Arizona State University, Bettina Bruggemann of McMaster University in Ontario, and Nicola Fuchs-Schundeln of Goethe University Frankfurt tries to measure precisely how much more Americans work than Europeans do overall.

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South Africa: Struggle icon and husband of Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter passes away at 83

South African struggle icon and husband of Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter Mewa Ramgobin has died at the age of 83 after a prolonged illness. Ramgobin, the former president of the Natal Indian Congress which fought discrimination against Indians in South Africa, breathed his last at a Cape Town hospital on Monday. A family member said he was admitted to hospital on October 8 and was

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National Level Woman Footballer Poonam Chauhan Dies of Dengue

National woman footballer Poonam Chauhan has died of dengue during her treatment at a private.hospital here. She was 29. Poonam, who played for the Indian football team in 2010, passed away here last night. She was admitted in the hospital about a week ago. She was a part of the team that had won a gold medal at the South Asian games. She also played for the UP state football team

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Haryana forms committee for employment based on sports quota

Haryana Government on Tuesday constituted a four-member sub-committee for sports quota appointments in the state. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh on Tuesday, an official spokesman said. The cabinet decided “to constitute a sub-committee to look into all aspects of giving

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First Monetary Policy Committee meet: All members favoured rate cut to spur growth

Mumbai: All the six members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted in favour of 0.25 percent cut in interest rate to spur economic growth as RBI Governor Urjit Patel said the 5 percent inflation target for the fourth quarter is achievable despite upside risk. In Independent India's first collective interest rate setting decision, MPC, which has three members nominated by the

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Maharashtra govt spends 3 crore on MG Gaikwad Committee probing tribal affairs dept scam

Mumbai: Maharashtra government has spent Rs 3 crore in the last two-and-half years on the administrative expenses of the Justice M G Gaikwad committee, probing an alleged scam in the Tribal Affairs Department during the previous Congress-NCP regime. According to a Government Resolution (GR) issued recently, the committee has been given a last extension of six months and is

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India-Myanmar sign three pacts

India and Myanmar have agreed for close security coordination in border areas keeping in view the sensitivity of each other's strategic interests. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi held bilateral talks in Delhi on Wednesday after which the two sides inked 3 pacts on power, banking and insurance. In a press statement after holding delegation level talks with visiting State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi in New

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ITPO signs MoU with DoC

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) 2016-17 between India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Department of Commerce (DoC), Government of India was signed by Shri L.C. Goyal, CMD, India Trade Promotion Organisation and Smt. Rita Teaotia, Secretary, Commerce, Govt. of India on 18.10.2016 in  New Delhi.  On this occasion, Shri L.C. Goyal, CMD, ITPO  mentioned that

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India Signs Up For Second Russian Akula-Class Nuclear Attack Submarine

The contract for this, which has been unannounced so far, was finalised and signed in Goa along with a slew of other defence deals worth more than $5 billion which have been made public. According to Alexei Nikolski, a columnist with the reputed Russian daily Vedomosti, "According to a source in the Russian defence industry, the long discussed lease to transfer a multipurpose Project 971 nuclear

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