Daily Archive: Sunday, April 23, 2017

23 Apr 2017

Pakistan Leases Gwadar port to a State-run Chinese firm for 40 years

Pakistan has leased the operations of its strategic Gwadar port to a State-run Chinese firm, the China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC) for a period of 40 years. COPHC is slated to carry out all the developmental
23 Apr 2017

China announces names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh

China has unilaterally announced ‘standardised’ names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh. It is felt that Chinese move comes as a retaliation against Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh. Experts feel that China’s announcement is aimed at
23 Apr 2017

Uttar Pradesh to establish 40 Yoga wellness centres

Uttar Pradesh has decided to establish 40 Yoga wellness centres in 40 districts across the state in the present financial year. Out of 40 centres, 23 will be set up at Ayurvedic hospitals, 12 at homeopathic and
23 Apr 2017

One crore assets geotagged under GeoMGNREGA initiative

GeoMGNREGA has reached a major milestone by geotagging one crore assets created under it. The geotagged assets have been put in public domain. The scale of assets created under MGNREGA is massive and is estimated to be
23 Apr 2017

Cuba and Morocco re-establish diplomatic ties after 37 years

Guided by the mutual will to develop friendly relations, Cuba and Morocco has signed an agreement to re-establish diplomatic ties after a time period of 37 years. The two governments have also agreed to forge political, economic
23 Apr 2017

Government approves Guidelines on service charge

Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs has approved the ‘Guidelines on Fair Trade Practices Related to Charging of Service Charge from Consumers by Hotels and Restaurants’. As a part of the guidelines which has been issued in
23 Apr 2017

World Earth Day being observed on 22nd April across the globe

World Earth Day being observed on 22nd April across the globe. The Sun with its family of eight planets – now that the distant ice-covered Pluto is no more a ‘planet’–make our galaxy, the Milky Way; but
23 Apr 2017

GIC Re- first insurance company to sets up base in GIFT City, Gujarat

General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) has become the first re-insurer to open an office at India’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) here. Wholly-owned by the government, GIC
23 Apr 2017

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launches Probono Services, Legal Aid Schemes, Nyaya Mitra

Aiming at extension of legal aid to marginalised, poor and vulnerable communities, the law ministry on Thursday launched three initiatives—pro bono legal services, a tele law service and ‘Nyaya Mitra’ scheme. Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said
23 Apr 2017

NDMA conducted first mock exercise on forest fire in Uttarakhand

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted a first-of-its-kind State-level mock exercise on forest fire in Uttarakhand today. The mock exercise, aimed at assessing the efficacy of integrating the preparedness and response mechanisms of the forest department
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