Daily Archive: Thursday, February 9, 2017

9 Feb 2017

Cabinet approves PM Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan for digital education

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate. The outlay for this project is Rs.2,351.38 crore to
9 Feb 2017

India & US agree to sustain momentum on defence efforts

India and the US agreed to sustain the momentum in their defence collaboration while committing to build on the “tremendous progress” made in the sector as Defence Secretary James Mattis held his first telephonic conversation with Indian
9 Feb 2017

US Senate votes to confirm Jeff Sessions as next US Attorney General

A bitterly divided U.S. Senate confirmed Republican Senator Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as the next attorney general of the United States after strong pushback from Democrats concerned about his record on civil rights. Sessions, 70, who has
9 Feb 2017

ISRO will use native processor, TTCP for Earth to space signals

Indian Space Research Organisation has said that the indigenous development of Telemetry & Telecommand Processor (TTCP) has been realised and its production will be initiated with the help of Indian industry. The processor, whose development was taken
9 Feb 2017

HDFC Bank, KMB go live with Bharat Bill Payment System

Private sector lenders HDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank today said are live with the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) that is aimed at easing utility and other repetitive bill payments for consumers. The BBPS is a
9 Feb 2017

Enforcement Directorate Director Karnal Singh gets two-year fixed term

Karnal Singh, Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED), on 7 February 2017 was given a fixed two-year tenure to head the anti-money laundering investigation agency. The move came following a recent Supreme Court directive. The Appointments Committee of
9 Feb 2017

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Presents Rs 2,350 crore Deficit Budget 2017-18

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday presented a Rs. 2,349.79 crore deficit Budget for the state for 2017-18 financial year and merged the Plan and non-Plan heads. Considering the budgetary estimates of the next fiscal
9 Feb 2017

NASA’s Chandra satellite detects distinct X-ray signal

The US space agency NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory in February 2017 detected a very strange and distinctive X-ray signal from the Milky Way galaxy. This observation can help the scientists in proving the existence of dark matter
9 Feb 2017

India & Austria Signs Protocol to Amend Bilateral Taxation Treaty

India and Austria today agreed to amend their existing bilateral taxation treaty to prevent tax evasion as well as enable mutual assistance. The protocol will broaden the scope of the existing framework of exchange of tax related
9 Feb 2017

Somalia’s Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo chosen as new President

The Parliament of Somalia elected former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, as the country’s new president on 8 February 2017. Farmajo was chosen after two rounds of voting, after which he immediately took the oath of the
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