Day: October 26, 2018

Saurabh Kumar appointed Ambassador to Myanmar

Saurabh Kumar appointed Ambassador to Myanmar Senior diplomat Saurabh Kumar has been appointed India’s ambassador to Myanmar. Saurabh Kumar, a 1989 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is currently serving as the Indian envoy in Iran. Kumar will succeed Vikram Misri who has been serving as Indian envoy in Myanmar since August 31, 2016. Misri was […]

Five high courts got new Chief Justices-I

Five high courts got new Chief Justices-I High courts of Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Calcutta, Gauhati and Bombay.got new Chief Justices on 24 October 2018. Justice Ramesh Rangnath, a judge of the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana High Court has been appointed Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court. Vijai Kumar Bist, a judge of the Uttarakhand High […]

Five high courts got new Chief Justices-II

Five high courts got new Chief Justices-II Debasis Kar Gupta, a judge of the Calcutta High Court, has been appointed Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna, a judge of the Karnataka High Court, has been appointed Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court. Justice Naresh Harishchandra Patil, a judge of the Bombay High […]

Ban on BS-IV vehicles from 2020

Ban on BS-IV vehicles from 2020 The Supreme Court banned the sale and registration of motor vehicles conforming to the emission standard Bharat Stage-IV in the entire country from April 1, 2020. Bharat stage (BS) emission norms are standards instituted by the government to regulate output of air pollutants from motor vehicles. The BS IV […]

NSE Indices launched Nifty 500 Value 50 index

NSE Indices launched Nifty 500 Value 50 index NSE Indices Limited launched a new index, ‘Nifty 500 Value 50’, on 24 October 2018. The index will track the performance of select ‘value’ companies based on price multiples and dividend yield. The index consists of 50 companies from its parent Nifty 500 index, selected based on their ‘value’ […]

Punjab government banned sale of herbicide

Punjab government banned sale of herbicide The Punjab government has banned the sale of glyphosate. Glyphosate is a herbicide which is extensively used in the State to control a wide variety of weeds in almost all the crops. The chemical has been observed to be a Group 2A cancer-causing material. This chemical is also known for […]

IAI signed missile defence deal with India

IAI signed missile defence deal with India Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a US$ 777 million defence contract with India. Under the contract, IAI will supply ‘Barak 8’ long-range surface-to-air defence missiles and missile defence systems for the Indian Navy. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) will be the main manufacturer for the project. The IAI is Israel’s […]

GoM constituted by government of India

GoM constituted by government of India A Group of Ministers (GoM) has been constituted by the government of India to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent sexual harassment at the workplace. The Group of Ministers will be chaired by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. It will recommend action required […]

Extradition treaty with Malawi approved

Extradition treaty with Malawi approved The Union Cabinet has approved the signing and ratification of the Extradition Treaty between India and Malawi on 24 October 2018. The treaty would provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals from and to Malawi. Malawi is a landlocked country in Africa. The capital […]

Cabinet nod to panel on SDGs

Cabinet nod to panel on SDGs The Union Cabinet has approved the constitution of a High-Level Steering Committee for periodically reviewing and refining the National Indicator Framework (NIF) for monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The committee will be chaired by Pravin Shrivastava, Chief Statistician of India. The committee would recommend measures to “mainstream” SDGs into […]