Daily Archive: Friday, October 28, 2016

28 Oct 2016

Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Estonia on the transfer of sentenced persons

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing and ratification of an Agreement between India and Estonia on the transfer of sentenced persons. Signing the Agreement shall
28 Oct 2016

Union Cabinet gives approval to IISER, Berhampur in Odisha

The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its ex-post facto approval to formation of the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) at Berhampur in Odisha, and the start of its 2016-17 academic session from August 1.
28 Oct 2016

Two-thirds of wild animals may go extinct by 2020, warns report

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58 per cent since 1970, a report says. The Living Planet assessment by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) suggests that if the trend continues
28 Oct 2016

Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Indian Posts & Telecommunications Accounts and Finance Service Group “A”

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the first Cadre Review of Indian Posts & Telecommunications Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS) with the following salient features: (a) Reduction of the total
28 Oct 2016

RBI allows startups to raise $3 million via ECBs annually

With a view to boosting innovation and promoting job creation, the Reserve Bank today said start-ups can raise external commercial borrowings (ECBs) of up to 3 million in a financial year. They will be permitted raise the
28 Oct 2016

Union Cabinet gives in-principle nod for strategic sale of PSUs

The Union Cabinet today gave in- principle approval to Niti Aayog’s proposal for strategic sale in over a dozen public sector undertakings (PSUs) including those that are making profits. Talking to reporters after the Cabinet meeting, chaired
28 Oct 2016

National Ayurveda Day being observed countrywide

The first National Ayurveda Day was observed on 28 October on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti. The theme for this year is ‘Ayurveda for Prevention and Control of Diabetes‘. Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine
28 Oct 2016

Sunil Gavaskar named ‘Stroke Ambassador for India’

Former Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has been named as the ‘Stroke Ambassador for India’. The announcement was made at the inaugural function of 10th World Stroke Congress (WSC) here last night by Indian Stroke Association which is hosting
28 Oct 2016

Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar wins 2016 Sakharov Prize

Two Yazidi women who survived sexual enslavement by Islamic State before escaping and becoming “inspirational” advocates for their community in Iraqhave won the EU’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize. Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar were abducted
28 Oct 2016

Cabinet approves establishment of National Academic Depository

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has accorded its approval for establishment and operationalisation of a National Academic Depository (NAD). The decision aims at bringing another dimension and enhancement of the
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