Month: March 2018

Floating Lab Set Up To Monitor Manipur’s Loktak Lake

The Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Laboratory (IBSD), Imphal, set up a floating laboratory in northeast India’s largest freshwater lake, Loktak to constantly monitor its water quality and eventually improve it. The laboratory was inaugurated by Manipur’s Forest and Environment Minister, Thounaojam Shyamkumar Singh in Imphal.

GST Council Approves Rollout Of E-Way Bill From April

For intra-State movement, the e-way bill will be rolled out in a phased manner beginning April 15 and will cover all the States by June 1. Businesses will continue to file summary sales return GSTR-3B until June as the GST (Goods and Services Tax) Council has extended the present system of return-filing by three months. […]

Rajasthan Passes Bill To Award Death Penalty For Those Who Rape Girls Under 12 Years Of Age

Rajasthan assembly passed an amendment bill awarding death penalty for convicts involved in the rape of girls below 12 years of age. State Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria introduced ‘The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2018’ in the assembly, which was passed in the House by a voice vote following a debate. The new amendment […]

India, France Ink 14 Pacts; Major Boost To Defence, Nuclear Energy Cooperation

In a major expansion of strategic ties, India and France have inked 14 pacts in key areas of defense, security, nuclear energy and protection of classified information besides resolving to deepen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and step up joint efforts to contain terrorism.  The agreements were signed after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra […]

I- Metros -An Association Of All Indian Metro Rail Companies Launched By Cabinet Secretary

The Union Housing Ministry launched ‘I-Metros’, an association of all-India metro rail companies, which will act as a forum of exchange of ideas and innovations. The association was launched by Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha at an event “Indian Metros: Collaborating for Excellence” in the presence of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Managing Director Mangu Singh in […]

Passport mandatory for loans of Rs. 50 crore

Passport mandatory for loans of Rs. 50 crore The government has made providing passport details mandatory for taking loans of Rs.50 crore and above. This has been done to ensure a swift action in case of fraud and prevent fraudsters from fleeing the country. The proposed law will also apply to defaulters who have an […]

Australia lifted Sultan Azlan Shah cup

Australia lifted Sultan Azlan Shah cup World champions Australia has lifted the coveted Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey title by outplaying England 2-1 in the finals. Australia has now won the prestigious tournament for the 10th time. England had to settle with the silver medal while Argentina claimed the bronze medal. India finished a disappointed fifth […]

Pact to promote solar energy deployment

Pact to promote solar energy deployment Asian Development Bank & International Solar Alliance have signed a cooperation arrangement to promote solar energy deployment in Asia & Pacific. Cooperation envisages solar power generation, solar based mini-grids & transmission systems for integrating solar energy into grids. The two would also cooperate on knowledge sharing & developing technology roadmaps […]

Multilateral Air Force exercise ‘Samvedna’

Multilateral Air Force exercise ‘Samvedna’ A Multilateral Air Force exercise, ‘Samvedna’, will be held from March 12 to 17, 2018. The exercise is spearheaded by Indian Air Force and will be conducted by Southern Air Command. It is the first composite HADR Air exercise in the South Asian region. Air Forces of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UAE […]

Parag Agrawal appointed as Twitter’s CTO

Parag Agrawal appointed as Twitter’s CTO Twitter has appointed Parag Agrawal as its chief technology officer. Agrawal, an alumnus of IIT-Bombay and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University, succeeds Adam Messinger. His contributions at Twitter include leading efforts to increase the relevance of tweets in Twitter users’ timelines using Artificial Intelligence.