Daily Archive: Friday, March 17, 2017

17 Mar 2017

Finance Minister of Tamil Nadu, D Jayakumar presented Tamil Nadu budget

D Jayakumar, the Finance Minister of Tamil Nadu, on 16 March 2017 presented the 2017-18 state budget of Tamil Nadu in the assembly. This was his maiden budget presentation. This was also the first budget to be
17 Mar 2017

Union Cabinet approves MoU between LBSNAA and NIPAM for capacity building of public officials

The Union Cabinet on 15 March 2017 approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie and Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM), Namibia. The MoU will be
17 Mar 2017

Union Cabinet approves Policy for Early Monetization of Coal Bed Methane Gas Marketing

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 15 March 2017 gave green signal to marketing and pricing freedom to the Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Contractors to sell the CBM at Arm’s
17 Mar 2017

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah presented Karnataka State Budget 2017-18 presented

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on 15 March 2017 presented the Karnataka State annual budget for the period between April 2017 and March 2018. The overall size of the budget was pegged at Rs 1,78,385 crore. Compared to the
17 Mar 2017

Federal Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii blocks Trump’s new executive order on travel ban

The US Judge, Derrick Watson of Federal District Court in Honolulu, Hawaii issued a nationwide order on 14 March 2017 blocking US President Donald Trump’s new travel ban order on six Muslim-majority nations. The block came hours
17 Mar 2017

Union Cabinet apprised of MoUs for cooperation in youth and sports matters with Indonesia & Kyrgyzstan

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narenra Modi on 15 March 2017 was apprised of Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) that were signed with Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan. The MoUs envisage organizing youth exchange programmes with Indonesia
17 Mar 2017

UN launches Women in Politics Map 2017; India placed at 148th number

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women on 15 March 2017 launched the Women in Politics Map 2017. The rankings showed that the number of women Heads of State or Heads of Government fell from 19 to
17 Mar 2017

New Chairperson of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis Manhar Valji assumed office

Manhar Valji on 16 March 2017 became the chairperson of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis. Along with Valji, two members – Manju Diler and Dalip Kallu Hathibed – assumed office. The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis
17 Mar 2017

Indian-American teen Indrani Das wins 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search

Indrani Das, an Indian-American high school student, in second week of March 2017 won the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search bagging the top award of USD 250000. Das won the prestigious high school science and mathematics competition
17 Mar 2017

Parliamentary panel suggests BSNL-MTNL merger for long-term survival

A Parliamentary panel in its report has suggested a merger of state-run telecom firms Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) for their long-term survival. The Committee on Petitions, chaired by Bharatiya Janata
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