Daily Archive: Friday, December 9, 2016

9 Dec 2016

India removes import duty on wheat to boost domestic supplies

The Centre is mulling scrapping import duty on wheat to boost domestic supplies amid rising prices and concerns about the 2016-17 wheat crop in view of IMD’s forecast of warmer winter. The government had in September lowered
9 Dec 2016

FSSAI bans use of newspapers for packing food items

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Wednesday issued an advisory saying it has decided to ban the use of newspapers for wrapping and packing of food items, a common practice by small corner
9 Dec 2016

Bluetooth 5 with double speed, 4 times longer range launched

Bluetooth 5 Launch The technology was announced early this year and is being touted as one of the enabling mechanisms that will support the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) era. On Dec. 7, Bluetooth Special
9 Dec 2016

Paris made public transport free to tackle air pollution

To tackle air pollution for the third consecutive day, Paris has made all public transport, residential parking and the Velib’ bicycle and Autolib’ electric car schemes free to combat high levels of smog. With its famous Eiffel
9 Dec 2016

Trump appoints former WWE CEO as Small Business Admin head

Donald Trump has picked Linda McMahon, co-founder of pro wrestling company WWE, to lead his Small Business Administration, his transition team said Wednesday. The 68-year-old McMahon was a major Trump backer during his campaign, giving $6 million
9 Dec 2016

The World Bank cancels Rs.674 crore loan to Pakistan

The World Bank cancels a $100 million loan to Pakistan for a natural gas efficiency project due to no progress in achieving the development objectives and a lack of interest on the part of the gas distribution
9 Dec 2016

Uttarakhand High Court orders liquor ban in three districts

The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday ordered a liquor ban effective from April 2017 in Rudraprayag, Chamoli, and Uttarkashi districts. The court ordered a prohibition on tobacco products within 5 kilometers around Sikh religious places. It also ordered a
9 Dec 2016

Union Government announces package for digital & cashless economy

The Union Government has announced package of incentives and measures for promotion of digital and cashless economy in the country. It was announced to supplement the surge in the digital transactions aftermath demonetisation of old Rs.500 and
9 Dec 2016

Justice Saqib Nisar to be next Chief Justice of Pakistan

Senior judge of the Supreme Court Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of Pakistan. A notification issued by the Law Ministry on Wednesday said that Justice Nisar will take charge as
9 Dec 2016

NABARD to tie up with banks to install two PoS terminals per village

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is going to support banks for deployment of two PoS (Point of Sales) devices per village in one lakh villages of Tier 5 and 6 areas having a population
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