Daily Archive: Saturday, April 15, 2017

15 Apr 2017

Parliament passes HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) bill

In efforts to strengthen public health legislature for the HIV community, the Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017. The Bill had been
15 Apr 2017

The Teesta river dispute between India and Bangladesh

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his hopes for the earliest solution to Teesta Water Dispute to his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina. But, Mamata Banerjee is the sole hurdle to the Teesta river water treaty for the
15 Apr 2017

Advertising Standards Council of India, ASCI issues guidelines for celebrities endorsing products

The advertising industry watchdog Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has come up with a set of guidelines for celebrities endorsing products. As per the guidelines, celebrities are personalities from the field of entertainment and sports and
15 Apr 2017

US drops Mother Of All Bombs (MOAB) in Afghanistan

GBU-43, nicknamed as the ‘Mother of All Bombs’, (MOAB), has been dropped by the United States over an ISIS complex in Afghanistan, near the Pakistan border. The bomb was dropped using a Lockheed MC-130 transport plane. GBU-43
15 Apr 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches BHIM-Aadhaar platform

Prime Minister has launched BHIM-Aadhaar platform from Nagpur. BHIM-Aadhaar platform is the merchant interface of the BHIM App that has been launched for making digital payments using the Aadhaar platform. BHIM App was launched in December 2016
15 Apr 2017

Girish Chandra Saxena, former Jammu and Kashmir governor, dies

Former Jammu and Kashmir governor Girish Chandra Saxena, lovingly called Gary, died here on Friday after a brief illness, his family said. He was 90. Saxena’s brother Naresh Chandra, former cabinet secretary and ambassador to the US,
15 Apr 2017

RBI issues Revised Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework for NPAs

RBI has come up with a notification titled “Revised Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework for banks.” The revised framework would apply to all banks operating in India including small and foreign banks. The new set of provisions
15 Apr 2017

Cab Safety measures for Women recommended by WCD Ministry included in the New Taxi Policy Guidelines

The safety measures, recommended by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, concerning safety of women commuters availing of cab services have been included in the new Taxi Policy Guidelines. These measures have been recommended by the
15 Apr 2017

Nepal and China to conduct Sagarmatha Friendship-2017

Nepal and China is all set to hold their first ever joint military exercise named Sagarmatha Friendship-2017 from April 17 to April 26. The 10 day long joint exercise will focus on combating terror and disaster management.
15 Apr 2017

126th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar: 14 April 2017

Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti, the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, will be celebrated across the country on April 14. Several parliamentarians – Rajnath Singh, M Venkaiah Naidu and Thaawar Chand Gehlot, along with top political leaders including
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