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Daily Archives: April 14, 2017

IAEA Launches Web Based Safeguards Declarations

New York (ABC Live): Web Based Safeguards Declarations :Next month, the IAEA will launch a new web-based system streamlining the submission of safeguards declarations by States. These form the basis for the IAEA’s nuclear verification work, which provides assurances to the international community that nuclear material remains in peaceful use. The new State Declaration Portal, which will run on a ... Read More »

UN Report Asks to Invest in water and Sanitation to Achieve SDGs

13 April 2017  New Delhi (ABC Live): UN Report :Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are able ... Read More »

New Delhi Holds India-UK Strategic Defence Dialogue

New Delhi (ABC Live):The UK Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon is on a four-day visit to India from April 11, 2017. The India-UK delegation level talks were held here today where the UK side was led by Sir Michael Fallon while the Indian delegation was headed by the Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley. Following is the text ... Read More »

India-World Bank Issues BRAP 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live):BRAP 2017 :The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with the World Bank Group, released the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) 2017 for implementation by States/UTs on 13.04.2017.  The BRAP includes 405 recommendations for reforms on regulatory processes, policies, practices and  procedures spread across 12 reform areas, that is, ... Read More »

NITI Aayog to Reform Agri-marketing Sector

New Delhi (ABC Live):Reform Agri-marketing :A national consultation to review the progress of adoption of reforms and other initiatives in the agri-marketing sector aimed at enhancing farmers’ income was held yesterday, under the Chairmanship of Dr. Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog. The meeting was also attended by Shri S.K. Pattanayak, Secretary DAC&FW, Dr. Ashok Dalwai, Additional Secretary, DAC&FW, senior officers ... Read More »