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Daily Archives: March 25, 2017

India Extends Its Training Opportunities to IAEA Members

New Delhi (ABC Live):  IAEA  : Nuclear professionals from across Asia will benefit from extended cooperation agreed on by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and Sekhar Basu, Chairman of India’s Atomic Energy Commission last week. IAEA-nominated experts in advanced nuclear energy, nuclear security, radiological safety, nuclear material characterisation and applications of radioisotopes and radiation technologies will be able to use ... Read More »

Food,Nutrition Security Insures Rural Transformation

New Delhi (ABC Live): Food and nutrition security – reliable access to food in sufficient quantity and quality to enjoy a healthy and active life, coupled with a sanitary environment, adequate health services, and knowledgeable care – is a central determinant of broad social and economic welfare (FAO 2013; Timmer et al. 1983).100 Typically, where food and nutrition insecurity is ... Read More »

Extreme Weather, Climate Conditions Also in 2017: WMO

New Delhi (ABC Live):The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017. WMO issued its annual statement on the State of the Global Climate ahead of World Meteorological Day on 23 March. It ... Read More »

Efficient Soil Management Mitigates Climate Change

New Delhi (ABC Live): Soil Management: Warning of “colossal” negative impacts for the environment and human societies if the massive stores of carbon trapped in the Earth’s soils are released, Fijian president Jioji Konousi Konrote called for stronger management of this critical natural resource at the start of an international symposium . There is currently more carbon locked up in ... Read More »

Climate Change Forces Rural Transport Transformation

New Delhi (ABC Live):Rural Transport Transformation :India is in the midst of implementing PMGSY, a $35-billion national level Rural Road Program designed to provide basic road access to rural communities. The World Bank is supporting PMGSY through a series of lending operations ($1.8 billion in Bank funding) and significant knowledge support. A key element of the Bank’s support has been to integrate ... Read More »

Supreme Court Asks Law Commission to Define Hate Speech

New Delhi (ABC Live): Law Commission : Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Pravasi Bhalai Sangathan v. Union of India (AIR 2014 SC 1591) had asked the Law Commission of India to examine if it ‘deems proper to define hate speech and make recommendations to the Parliament to strengthen the Election Commission to curb the menace of “hate speeches” irrespective ... Read More »

Law Commission Submits Report on Advocate Act

New Delhi (ABC Live): Advocate Act : The recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Mahipal Singh Rana v. State of UP, AIR 2016 SC 3302, directed the Law Commission of India to revisit the provisions relating to regulation of disciplinary control over lawyers under the Advocates Act and to recommend appropriate amendments so as to make ... Read More »

Actions Starts at the Benami Transactions Act 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live):Benami Transactions Act 2016 : Though the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 has been on the statute book since more than 28 years, the same could not be made operational because of certain inherent defects. With a view to providing effective regime for prohibition of benami transactions, the said Act was amended through the Benami Transactions Act ... Read More »

Defence Procurement Procedure 2016 Aims Make in India

New Delhi (ABC Live):Defence Procurement Procedure  2016, which has come into effect from April 2016, focuses on institutionalising, streamlining and simplifying defence procurement procedure to give a boost to “Make in India”  initiative of the Government of India, by promoting indigenous design, development and manufacturing of defence equipment, platforms, systems and sub-systems. The key features of revised DPP,  promoting ‘Make ... Read More »

IBBI Issues Draft Voluntary Liquidation Regulations

New Delhi (ABC Live): Voluntary Liquidation Regulations  : The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has invited public comments on the draft Voluntary Liquidation Regulations . Draft regulations were uploaded on the IBBI website ( inviting public comments by 08.03.2017. Ministry of Corporate Affairs vide order dated 22.07.2016 had set up four working groups to make recommendations on design ... Read More »