Daily Archive: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

4 Apr 2017

Government launches Bharat Stage-IV (BS-IV) grade fuels

Government has formally launched Bharat Stage-IV (BS-IV) grade transportation fuel across the country to keep carbon emission in check. The launch came days after the Supreme Court banned sale and registration of BS-III vehicles from 1 April,
4 Apr 2017

Government withdraws subsidy to mild hybrid vehicles under FAME scheme

The Union Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has withdrawn subsidy given to mild hybrid vehicles under FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India) scheme.  Earlier, mild hybrid, strong hybrid,
4 Apr 2017

Scientists of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) identify fungus that eats plastic

Scientists from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have identified a soil fungus Aspergillus tubingensis that uses enzymes to rapidly break down plastic materials. The plastic-eating fungus was found Islamabad, Pakistan. The new discovery in an advance can help to
4 Apr 2017

Dawit Isaak awarded 2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

Dawit Isaak, an imprisoned Eritrean-Swedish journalist, on 30 March 2017 was chosen to receive the 2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Isaak was chosen for the prestigious award in recognition of his courage, resistance and commitment
4 Apr 2017

Ratification of Minimum Age Convention & Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention approved

The Union Cabinet on 31 March 2017 approved the ratification of the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) and the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182). The approval for the ratification of the two
4 Apr 2017

B P Kanungo takes over as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India

B P Kanungo on 3 April 2017 took over as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Kanungo was appointed to the position of the Deputy Governor for a period of three years by
4 Apr 2017

Government clears proposal to procure Barak surface-to-air missiles for Naval Warships

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on 3 April 2017 approved the procurement of a fresh batch of Barak surface-to-surface missiles for naval warships. This procurement will help to enhance India’s maritime
4 Apr 2017

J&K bans polyethene manufactured below 50 microns

Jammu and Kashmir government on 3 April 2017 imposed a blanket ban on the use of polyethene bags manufactured below fifty (50) microns. Choudhary Lal Singh, the Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology of Jammu and Kashmir,
4 Apr 2017

11 dead and over 43 injured in terror attack at Russia’s metro system

At least 11 people were confirmed to be dead and over 43 injured after a bomb blast ripped through a metro system on 3 April 2017, as it was travelling between two metro stations in Saint Petersburg,
4 Apr 2017

Mizoram signs Memorandum of Understanding to join in UDAY

Mizoram signs Memorandum of Understanding to join in Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY). According to a official release, “Mizoram signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under the scheme on March 31 for operational improvement of the State’s
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