Daily Archive: Thursday, March 23, 2017

23 Mar 2017

NASA to send its next-gen atomic clock to Space to guide space crafts and astronauts

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has made a key advance in future human space exploration by developing the world’s first next-generation atomic clock for deep space missions. The clock has been developed by engineers at
23 Mar 2017

Union Government sanctions more affordable houses for urban poor in Puducherry, Telangana and HP

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation on 22 March 2017 sanctioned 3128 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor in Puducherry, 924 for Telangana and 2655 for Himachal Pradesh under the Pradhan
23 Mar 2017

Union Cabinet approves MoU between CERT-In USA on partnership for Cyber Security

The Union Cabinet, presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 22 March 2017 was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and the US Homeland Security Department on
23 Mar 2017

India slips to rank 131 in Human Development Report (HDR), Norway tops again

India has slipped to rank 131in the 2016 Human Development Report (HDR) that was released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 21 March 2017. Among the 188 countries ranked in terms of human development, India
23 Mar 2017

Ninth Gorkhas celebrates 200-years of raising in Secunderabad

The Ninth Gorkhas celebrated 200-years of its raising in Secunderabad, Telangana on 16 March 2017. The first battalion of the Ninth Gorkhas was raised by the British government in 1817 as the ‘Fatehgarh Levy’. Ninth Gorkha Rifles
23 Mar 2017

Peshawar High Court orders separate counting of Sikhs in census

The Peshawar High Court on 22 March 2017 ordered authorities to ensure separate counting of Sikhs in the nation-wide census. The order came after the community members filed a plea for not being counted among the religions.
23 Mar 2017

UK Parliament on lockdown after suspected terrorist attack leaves 5 dead

Five people were killed, including a police officer, in a suspected terrorist attack outside the British Houses of Parliament on 22 March 2017. While a vehicle slammed into unsuspecting pedestrians on the nearby Westminster Bridge, an unidentified
23 Mar 2017

CCEA approves Policy for extension to the Production Sharing Contracts (PSC)

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 22 March 2017 approved a policy for grant of extension to the Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) that were awarded by Union Government  for Pre-NELP Exploration Blocks before 1999. This
23 Mar 2017

Russian bank VTB to shut its only office in New Delhi, India

Russian bank VTB has decided to close its only office in India to cut costs but will continue to work in India, the bank said on Tuesday.“The decision to shut the branch in India was taken as
23 Mar 2017

RBI proposes to fix upper limit in PPIs at Rs 1 Lakh

The RBI today proposed to fix the upper limit for Pre-paid Payment Instruments at Rs 1 lakh in view of growing usage of PPIs for purchase of goods and services. The RBI had received requests from stakeholders
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