Daily Archive: Friday, April 7, 2017

7 Apr 2017

Union Cabinet approves setting up Rail Development Authority

The Union Cabinet has cleared approved setting up an independent rail regulator, named Rail Development Authority (RDA). It will be based in Delhi and will be set up through an executive order. It will be responsible for
7 Apr 2017

German cyber command becomes official military branch

The German military has officially inaugurated a 260-strong cyber command which will become a fifth branch of the Bundeswehr. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has officially inaugurated the newly-created Cyber and Information Space Command (CIR), making it
7 Apr 2017

Fake house rent receipts may not work anymore to lower tax burden

Income Tax (IT) Department is going to be harsh against people (taxpayers) who claim benefits/tax deductions under the House Rent Allowance (HRA). Reports suggests that following a recent judgement of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, the IT department
7 Apr 2017

National Maritime Day observed in India on 5 April 2017

India on 5 April 2017 observed the 54th edition of the National Maritime Day. At the inaugural function at the Tuticorin Port, Port Trust chairman S Anantha Chandra Bose placed a wreath on the memorial for sailors
7 Apr 2017

South Korea test-fires ballistic missile that can hit any part of N Korea

South Korea successfully test-fired a home-developed ballistic missile on 6 April 2017. The missile, with a range of 800 km is long enough to hit any part of North Korea. The development comes just a day after
7 Apr 2017

Shunglu panel points out gross abuse of power by AAP government

The three-member Shunglu committee in its report has pointed out gross abuse of power by Delhi government. The committee was formed by the former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung to look into the decisions taken by
7 Apr 2017

First Air services agreement between India and Georgia approved by Union Cabinet

The Union Cabinet on 5 April 2017 approved the signing of air services agreement (ASA) between India and Georgia. According to an official press release, the agreement will not only help in establishing air connectivity between the
7 Apr 2017

Indian Navy deploys INS Shardul for surveillance in the Indian Ocean

The Indian navy has deployed its warship Indian Naval Ship (INS) Shardul for two months in the South Indian Ocean to provide surveillance support in the region. This move has been made keeping in mind India’s national
7 Apr 2017

Misbah-ul-Haq announces international retirement post West Indies series

The Pakistan Test captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, on 6 April 2017 announced that he would be retiring from international cricket after the end of the Test series in West Indies. However, the cricketer will continue to play cricket at
7 Apr 2017

Sports Minister Vijay Goel approved appointment of Foreign Coaches in Athletics

Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on 6 April 2017 approved the appointment of two foreign coaches and two support staff in the discipline of athletics. The appointed people include Dave
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