RBI allows multilateral FIs to invest in masala bonds

Post Date : 18/02/2017

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has permitted multilateral and regional financial institutions (FIs) to invest in ‘masala bonds’, rupee denominated bonds issued by Indian entities. This decision will allow multilateral agencies like Asian Development Bank (ADB) and BRICS led New Development Bank.....Read More


SC introduces Middle Income Group Scheme.

Post Date : 18/02/2017

The Supreme Court has introduced Middle Income Group Scheme, (MIGS) a self-supporting scheme for providing legal services to the middle and relatively lower income groups. Under this scheme, middle class people who cannot afford the expensive litigation in the apex can avail the services of the soci.....Read More


Hindi Scholar and writer Surendra Verma selected for 2016 Vyas Samman award .

Post Date : 18/02/2017

Renowned Hindi Scholar, litterateur and playwright Surendra Verma (75) was selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman 2016. He was chosen for this award for his novel Kaatna Shami Ka Vriksha : Padma Pankhuri Ki Dhar Se, published in 2010.
About Surendra Verma :- Born on Septembe.....Read More


India ranks 143rd in 2017 Economic Freedom Index .

Post Date : 18/02/2017

India was ranked 143rd out of 186 economies in the annual Index of Economic Freedom 2017 that measures the degree of economic freedom in the countries of the world. The index was released by top US based Think Tank, The Heritage Foundation. In this edition, India’s overall score was 52.6 points, 3.....Read More


CCEA approves contract awards for 44 small oil and gas fields.

Post Date : 16/02/2017

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved to award contract in 31 contract areas of small oil and gas fields belonging to ONGC and Oil India Limited (OIL) The contract areas include 44 fields, 28 inland and 16 offshore. The will be awarded under Discovered Small Field Policy bid .....Read More


Government launches TAMRA Portal and Mobile App

Post Date : 16/02/2017

The Ministry of Mines has launched Transparency, Auction Monitoring and Resource Augmentation (TAMRA) Portal and Mobile Application to ensure transparent award of statutory Clearances for mining operations The TAMRA platform was simultaneously launched across 12 mineral rich states as a part of the .....Read More


Union Cabinet approves bill to amend Collection of Statistics Act, 2008

Post Date : 16/02/2017

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved introduction of Bill in Parliament to extend the jurisdiction of the Collection of Statistics Act, 2008 to Jammu & Kashmir. The Amendment will be pertained to statistics under Union (List-I) and Concurrent lists (List- III) i.....Read More


Union Cabinet approves merger of SBI, 5 associate banks

Post Date : 16/02/2017

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the merger of State Bank of India (SBI) with five of its associate/subsidiary banks. These five subsidiary banks are State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala and S.....Read More


Scientists ‘unmask’ superbug-shielding protein .

Post Date : 16/02/2017

Scientists from University of Western Australia have successfully mapped three-dimensional molecular structure of EptA protein that shields superbugs from antibiotics. The EptA protein causes multi-drug resistance by masking bacteria from both the human immune system and important antibiotics.The sh.....Read More


No need to stand if National Anthem is part of film: SC

Post Date : 15/02/2017

The Supreme Court has clarified that there is no need to stand inside a cinema hall when the national anthem is featured as a part of a film, documentary or a newsreel. This is second clarification issued by SC on its November 2016 order, directing all persons to stand up when the national anthem is.....Read More


Scientists discover 1970s banned chemicals in deep ocean fauna

Post Date : 15/02/2017

Scientists for the first time have found high levels of human-made pollutants, including chemicals that were banned in the 1970s, in the tissues of marine creatures dwelling in the deepest oceans of the Earth. These chemicals were discovered after sampling amphipods from the Pacific Ocean’s Marian.....Read More


IMF opens technical assistance and training centre SARTTAC in New Delhi.

Post Date : 15/02/2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has opened a first-of-its-kind South Asia Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTAC) in New Delhi for economic capacity building in South Asia. It will work to support local member countries of South Asia viz. India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal a.....Read More


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