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Daily Archives: April 12, 2017

Frank Bainimarama Launches COP 23 Logo

New Delhi (ABC Live):COP 23 Logo : Fijian Prime Minister and incoming President of COP 23, Mr. Frank Bainimarama, yesterday launched the logo for this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held in Bonn in November. Also present at the launch was German State Secretary for the Environment, Mr. Jochen Flasbarth. The logo that was unveiled yesterday captures the vulnerability ... Read More »

UN to Organize World Ocean Festival

New York (ABC Live):With global leaders heading to the United Nations for a major conference in June on the protection and sustainable use of the planet’s oceans, the UN today announced that the inaugural World Ocean Festival will kick off the week-long event, with activists and enthusiasts taking to the streets – and waterways – of New York City to ... Read More »

551 NSG Personnel Protects 298 VVIPs

New Delhi (ABC Live): NSG Personnel :As per “Data on Police Organizations” published by Bureau of Police Research & Development, the police-public ratio (per lakh of population) in the country as on 01.01.2016 is 180.59. Security is provided on the basis of threat assessment done by Central Security Agency. It is subject to periodic review. Based on such review, the security ... Read More »

SIT Investigates Panama Papers Leaks

New Delhi (ABC Live): Panama Papers Leaks :SIT has been constituted in pursuance of the Order dated 4.7.2011 of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India passed in Writ Petition (Civil) No.176 of 2009. The Special Investigation Team has so far submitted five reports before the Hon’ble Supreme Court. The action taken with respect to HSBC, ICIJ and Panama Paper cases is ... Read More »

RBI Refutes Approval for Bitcoin or Virtual Currency

Mumbai (ABC Live):Reserve Bank of India, vide, its Press Release dated February 01, 2017 has advised that it has not given any license / authorization to any entity / company to operate schemes or to deal with Bitcoin or any virtual currency. As such, any user, holder, investor, trader, etc. dealing with Virtual Currencies will be doing so at their ... Read More »

USEPA to Join National Air Quality Monitoring Programme

New Delhi (ABC Live): USEPA :Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) / Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) monitors air quality across the country under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP). The NAMP network comprises of 680 monitoring stations located in 300 cities/towns covering 29 states and 6 union territories. State-wise details of funds released ... Read More »

DPP-2016 Rules Indo-Russian Deal Sukhoi Planes

New Delhi (ABC Live):Indo-Russian Deal Sukhoi Planes :An agreement was made last March between India and a Russian company manufacturing Sukhoi planes, for the supply of spare parts. During Indo-Russia Military-Industrial Conference (March 17-18), 2017 held in New Delhi, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed agreements with Russian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and United Engine Corporation (UEC) ... Read More »

Indian Corporate World Spends Rs 9822 Crores under CSR

New Delhi (ABC Live):The CSR expenditure of companies is compiled development sector-wise as listed in Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013. The development sector-wise CSR spend of the companies on education and health for the years 2014-15 and 2015-16 is given in Table below.  The Companies Act, 2013 already provides an institutional framework for the use of CSR funds ... Read More »

NMPB Grants Subsidies on Medicinal Plants Cultivation

New Delhi (ABC Live): NMPB :As per information of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), an organization under Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India, estimated more than 8,000 species of herbs / medicinal plants are found in India. The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Ministry of AYUSH is presently implementing following schemes to encourage farming / ... Read More »