Daily Archive: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

24 May 2017

UK: 19 killed in suspected terror attack following pop concert in Manchester

UK terror attack: 19 killed Nineteen people have been killed and about 50 injured in a blast at Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom. Witnesses said they heard two loud bangs, reported to be in the foyer,
24 May 2017

CBDT signs two Advance Pricing Agreements with Indian taxpayers

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on 22 May 2017 signed two Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APA) with Indian taxpayers. Among these two agreements, one also has a Rollback Provision. The two APAs signed pertain to
24 May 2017

Encourage states to teach Hindi voluntarily: Hindi Advisory Committee

The Hindi Advisory Committee on 22 May 2017 recommended that states should be encouraged to teach Hindi voluntarily instead of directing them to compulsorily teach the language in classes IX and X. The recommendations were made during
24 May 2017

US, six Gulf countries sign MoU to curb financing terror organisations

The United States and six Gulf countries on 23 May 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to curb financing terror organisations like Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Hizbollah, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Taliban and the Haqqani Network. The MoU was signed
24 May 2017

PM Narendra Modi calls for creation of Asia-Africa growth corridor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 23 May 2017 called for the creation of an Asia-Africa growth corridor for the development of Africa. Modi called for the creation of this corridor while inaugurating the 52nd Annual Meeting of
24 May 2017

ISRO and NASA collaborate to build Earth-imaging satellite NISAR

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have collaborated to make an Earth-imaging satellite called NISAR. The satellite will help scientists monitor the Earth like never before. The expanded form
24 May 2017

Seventieth World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva

The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) opened on 22 May 2017 at Geneva-based UN headquarters in Switzerland. The World Health Assembly is the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). The Member States of the
24 May 2017

Union Government launches SEVA app for quick tracking of coal dispatch

Union Minister of State for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on 23 May 2017 launched mobile app Saral Eindhan Vitaran App (SEVA) for quick tracking of coal dispatch. This unique monitoring app was
24 May 2017

NGT demands for data on trees in eco-sensitive zone near Taj Mahal

The National Green Tribunal has ordered the Divisional Commissioner of Agra to provide information regarding the trees planted in the eco-sensitive zone (Taj Trapezium Zone) near the historic monument, Taj Mahal. The directive was given by a
24 May 2017

US asks citizens to postpone non-essential travel to Pakistan

The United States of America in a travel advisory issued on 22 May 2017 has asked its citizens to postpone all their non-essential travel to Pakistan. The advisory, issued by the US Department of State, stated that
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