Daily Archive: Sunday, March 19, 2017

19 Mar 2017

India-Russia Military Industrial Conference held in New Delhi

The India-Russia Military Industrial Conference was on 17 March 2017 jointly inaugurated by the Union Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley and Russia’s Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturovon in New Delhi. On
19 Mar 2017

ICAR, ICRISAT signed collaborative agreement for crop improvement

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on 15 March 2017 signed a collaborative agreement for crop improvement. The agreement was signed by Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra,
19 Mar 2017

Solar Energy Scheme for Small Powerloom Units approved

The Union Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta on 16 March 2017 informed the Lok Sabha that the ministry approved the Solar Energy Scheme for Small Powerloom Units. The minister also announced that the scheme will
19 Mar 2017

Reserve Bank of India to print Rs 10 plastic notes in five cities across the country

Five cities across the country with diverse geographical and climatic conditions will be the first to start using plastic notes of ₹10 denomination, with the Centre approving a field trial. The notes are considered to be cleaner
19 Mar 2017

GST Council Approves SGST & UTGST Draft Bills

Following the crucial Goods and Service Tax (GST) council meeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has today announced that the State GST (SGST) and Union Territory GST (UTGST) laws had been cleared by the council. The Finance Minister
19 Mar 2017

Indian railways signs agreement with Australian research centre

Australian research centre has entered into an agreement with the Indian Railways to support future research and technology development related to critical infrastructure in India. Representatives from Monash University Institute of Railway Technology (IRT) and Indian Ministry
19 Mar 2017

Sanjauli police post becomes first in India to be linked with CCTNS

Sanjauli police station has become the first police post in the country to be linked with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), a nationwide online tracking system. Chief minister Virbhadra Singh inaugurated the system on
19 Mar 2017

Social Security Agreement between India and Brazil

India and Brazil on Thursday initialed the finalised text of the Social Security Agreement taking forward the spirit of the Goa Declaration at the 8th BRICS Summit, outcomes of the meetings of BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers
19 Mar 2017

World Bank approves funding for India’s ambitious National Hydrology Project

The World Bank has approved $175 million for India’s National Hydrology Project which will strengthen the capacity of existing institutions to assess the water situation and equip them with real-time flood forecast systems across the country. Apart
19 Mar 2017

Kerala gets first private bank: ESAF Small Finance Bank

The newly-launched ESAF Small Finance Bank will offer interest rates between 5.75 and 9 per cent for term deposits of varying maturities. For savings deposits, the rates will vary from 6 to 7 per cent, based on
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