Daily Archive: Friday, May 19, 2017

19 May 2017

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller named Special Counsel for Russia Probe

Robert Mueller, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was appointed a special prosecutor to oversee the Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. The appointment was announced by Deputy Attorney General Rod J.
19 May 2017

CCEA approves electrified doubling line between Phephana-Indara and Mau-Shahganj in UP

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 17 May 2017 approved the construction of double line with electrification between Phephana-Indara and Mau-Shahganj (excluding Indara-Mau) in Uttar Pradesh (UP). This electrified doubling line will spread across 150
19 May 2017

ICJ stays Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution till final order

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 18 May 2017 stayed the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav till its final decision. Ruling in favour of India, the Court asked Pakistan to keep it informed about the measures, including
19 May 2017

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Australia on Combating International Terrorism

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Australia on Cooperation in Combating International Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime. The proposed MoU is aimed to strengthen
19 May 2017

Tata Group is India’s most valuable brand: Brand Finance

Brand Finance report of 2017 has listed Tata Group as the most valuable brand in India with India at an estimated brand value of $13.1 billion. Brand Finance is a global brand valuation and strategy consultancy firm
19 May 2017

Annual conference held to discuss disaster preparedness of states and UTs

The annual Conference of Relief Commissioners and Secretaries of the Departments of Disaster Management of States and Union Territories was convened on 17 May 2017 in Delhi. Organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the conference was
19 May 2017

Union Cabinet approves amendment of the Public Premises Act, 1971

The Union Cabinet on 17 May 2017 approved the amendment in Section 2 and Section 3 of the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971. Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet gave its approval
19 May 2017

Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni wins Dan David Prize 2017

Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni on 18 May 2017 won the prestigious Dan David prize 2017 for his contribution in the field of astronomy. He was awarded in the ‘Future’ category which is dedicated to astronomy this year.
19 May 2017

Cabinet approves agreement between India and Tajikistan in Customs Matters

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing and ratifying, an Agreement between India and Tajikistan on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters. The Agreement will help
19 May 2017

Union environment minister Anil Madhav Dave dies

Union environment minister Anil Madhav Dave passed away this morning. He was 60. Dave had not been keeping well for the last few months. He complained of uneasiness at his home this morning and was rushed to
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