India and Belgium sign Protocol amending Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement and Protocol

Post Date : 11/03/2017

India and Belgium have signed a Protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between the two countries. The Protocol was signed by Sushil Chandra, Chairman Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Jan Luykx, Ambassador of Belgium to India.
The amendment of DTAA will .....Read More


Government issues draft rules on e-wallet payments

Post Date : 10/03/2017

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has issued draft Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules 2017 for Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPI) company or e wallet firms. The draft rules seek to ensure integrity, security and confidentiality of elect.....Read More


Punjab Agricultural University develops genetically-modified cotton varieties

Post Date : 10/03/2017

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in Ludhiana has claimed developing country’s first genetically-modified (GM) varieties of cotton – PAU Bt 1 and F1861. Cotton is the only GM crop allowed to be cultivated in India. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) also has identified three B.....Read More


Commonwealth launches Peace in the Home programme to stamp out domestic violence

Post Date : 09/03/2017

The Commonwealth of Nations has launched “Peace in the home” programme to help member states tackle domestic violence which still remains a “stubborn stain” on communities, disproportionately impacting women. The programme was launched on Women’s Day (March 8) and will continue through til.....Read More


India-Oman joint military exercise Al-Nagah-II 2017 held in Himachal Pradesh

Post Date : 09/03/2017

The joint military exercise Al-Nagah-II 2017 between India and Oman began in the Dhauladhar Ranges in Bakloh belt of Himachal Pradesh to strengthen the military ties between the two countries. This is the second edition of the exercise in continuation of a series of joint exercises between the armie.....Read More


Union Cabinet approves oil storage pact with UAE’s ADNOC

Post Date : 08/03/2017

The Union Cabinet has approved signing of the Definitive Agreement on Oil Storage and Management between Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Ltd (ISPRL) and UAE’s Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Government’s this move aims at boosting India’s energy security by ensuring a strategic stor.....Read More


Trade Mark Rules 2017 come into effect

Post Date : 08/03/2017

The Trade Mark Rules, 2017 have come into effect, streamlining and simplifying the processing of Trade Mark applications. The new rules were released by Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry and will replace the erstwhile Trade Mark Rules, 2002.Number of Trade Mark (TM) Forms have been reduced to 8 .....Read More


CCEA approves development of 50 un-served and under-served air strips

Post Date : 08/03/2017

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved proposal for revival of 50 under-served/un-served airports or airstrips of the State Governments, Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Civil enclaves. The announcement for making adequate provisions for revival of under-served/un-served .....Read More


Government launches first ever across-the-river survey to figure out aquatic life

Post Date : 06/03/2017

The Union Government has launched the first ever across-the-river survey in River Ganga to determine the population of aquatic life, including that of the endangered Gangetic doplhin. The survey will create a baseline scientific data for the government to take suitable measures to improve quality of.....Read More


Highlights of Kerala State budget 2017-18

Post Date : 06/03/2017

The Kerala State budget 2017-18 was presented by the State Finance Minister Dr Thomas Isaac. It was is the first full-fledged budget of the present Left Democratic front (LDF) government. In the Budget speech the minister held that the Centre’s demonetization move has affected all sectors of life .....Read More


Haryana Government announces Tirtha Darshan Scheme for senior citizens

Post Date : 06/03/2017

Haryana Government has announced Tirtha Darshan Scheme under which senior citizens above 60 years of age in the state will be able to go on a pilgrimage within the country at government expense Announcement in this regard was made by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar while replying to the discussio.....Read More


NGT fixes norms for camping along Ganga in Uttarakhand

Post Date : 04/03/2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has prohibited all camping activity on beaches which fall within 100 meters along the River Ganga from Shivpuri to Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. The 50 km stretch of River Ganga between Shivpuri to Rishikesh is a hub of eco-tourism and river rafting. The judgment came o.....Read More


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