Daily Archive: Sunday, January 8, 2017

8 Jan 2017

China to build world’s highest altitude telescopes in Tibet

China is setting up the world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in a Tibet prefecture close to Line of Actual Control with India with a budget of $18.8 million to detect faintest echoes resonating from the universe
8 Jan 2017

16th meeting of Financial Stability Development Council held in New Delhi

The 16th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held on 5 January 2017 in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The meeting, which was attended by heads
8 Jan 2017

China forex reserves fall by USD 320 billion in 2016

China’s Central Bank says, the country’s foreign currency, China forex reserves shrank last year, marking large annual losses for the 2nd year in a row. Officials at the People’s Bank of China said that foreign reserves stood at
8 Jan 2017

India, Kazakhstan signed Double Taxation Avoidance Convention Protocol

India and Kazakhstan on 6 January 2017 signed a Protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC). The protocol was signed in New Delhi.The existing protocol was signed on 9 December 1996 for the avoidance
8 Jan 2017

Donald Trump names Dan Coats as new national intelligence director

US President-elect Donald Trump has named Dan Coats as his National Intelligence Director. The Indiana ex-senator formerly served on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Mr Coats would provide unwavering leadership and spearhead his administration’s ceaseless vigilance against those
8 Jan 2017

H1-B Visa Programme reform bill introduced in US Congress

The Protect and Grow American Jobs Act was introduced in the US Congress in January 2017. The bill roposes key changes in the H1-B Programme in order to stop misuse of the H1-B and L1 visas by
8 Jan 2017

Sania Mirza wins Brisbane women’s doubles title but loses No.1 rank

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza picked up her first title of the season, combining with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands to lift the Brisbane International women’s doubles title. The top-seeded Indo-American duo triumphed 6-2 6-3 against the second-seeded Russian
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