Daily Archive: Saturday, October 8, 2016

8 Oct 2016

UNSC extends measures to curb migrant smuggling off Libyan coast

Deploring continued loss of life due to migrant smuggling and human trafficking off the coast of Libya, the United Nations Security Council this morning extended its authorization for Member States to intercept vessels on the high seas
8 Oct 2016

LG Najeeb Jung Dissolves Delhi Waqf Board, Refers Matter to CBI

Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Najeeb Jung on 7 October 2016 dissolved the Delhi Waqf Board. Jung referred the Board’s constitution to a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe for alleged corruption and procedural irregularities in functioning. The L-G declared the
8 Oct 2016

Payment Banks need Reserve Bank of India’s Prior product approval

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified entities that have been granted a payment banks (PB) licence will need to take specific approval for products they would be offering to customers. In this regard, RBI has
8 Oct 2016

India slams hold on declaring Masood Azhar global terrorist

India has reacted sharply to the extension of the “technical hold” on banning Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar by the United Nations 1267 Sanctions Committee. It clearly mentioned that being a global body, UN will be sending
8 Oct 2016

EC bars political parties from using public space for propagating symbol

The Election Commission on Friday issued directions barring political parties from using or allowing the use of public funds, public space or government machinery for carrying out activities that amount to advertisement for the parties or propagating
8 Oct 2016

Maharashtra becomes 17th state to join UDAY Scheme

Maharashtra became 17th state to Central Government’s Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna, UDAY scheme. It will help Maharashtra to reap benefits worth Rs 9,725 crore by way of cheaper funds, transmission losses, energy efficiency and coal reforms during
8 Oct 2016

SC stays commercial release of Genetically Modified mustard

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the commercial release of Genetically Modified Mustard crop for 10 days and asked the Centre to take public opinion on such seeds before releasing them for cultivation, even as the government
8 Oct 2016

New termite species, chiraharitae spotted in Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary

Researchers have discovered a new termite species Glyptotermes chiraharitae from the Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary at Kakkayam near here. The discovery by researcher Amina Poovoli and Rajmohana K, Senior scientist at the Zoological Survey of India, Kozhikode was published
8 Oct 2016

Kabaddi World Cup kicks off in Ahmedabad, 12 nations participating

The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup kicked off on Thursday in the presence of captains of the 12 competing nations, including hosts India. Besides the hosts, the US, England, Australia, Iran, Poland, Thailand, Bangladesh, South Korea, Japan, Argentina and
8 Oct 2016

Freedom fighter and Congress leader Ramesh Kulkarni passes away

Freedom fighter and Congress leader Ramesh Kulkarni passed away here today following a brief illness, family sources said. Kulkarni (87) is survived by a son and two daughters. About Him: He started taking part in the country’s
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