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Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

India Releases Antimicrobial Resistance National Action Plan

New Delhi (ABC Live);Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society and is driven by many interconnected factors. Single, isolated interventions have limited impact and coordinated action is required to minimize the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance.   This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister ... Read More »

Modi Counters EVMs Controversy By Rs 3174 Crore VVPAT

New Delhi ((ABC Live) VVPAT : After opposition parties have raised serious question mark over EVMs , the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for procurement of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) Units for use in the General Elections, 2019. a)    purchase of  16,15,000 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) Units  ... Read More »

Cabinet Nods for National Commission Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): National Commission Backward Classes : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given (I) Ex-post facto approval for introduction of (i) Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill 2017 and (ii) National Commission Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament; and (II) Approval for retention of posts/incumbents and office premises held ... Read More »

Central Order on Sugar Gets Extension till October 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for extending the validity of the existing Central Order dated 27.10.2016 in respect of sugar for a further period of six months from 29.04.2017 to 28.10.2017. The main objective of the decision is to enable the State Governments to issue control ... Read More »

WMO Releases Its Airborne Dust Report

New Delhi (ABC Live): Airborne Dust Report :The World Meteorological Organization has issued its first annual Airborne Dust Bulletin, giving an overview of atmospheric dust levels and geographical distribution in 2016. The report is part of efforts to improve observations and warnings of sand and dust storms, which pose serious risks to the environment, human health and economy in arid and ... Read More »

UNIDO-China Joins for Ethiopia Industrial Development

ADDIS ABABA (ABC Live): UNIDO :Ethiopia, China and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have agreed today to strengthen collaboration on investment promotion, industrial parks development – including the Adam Industrial Park – and the upgrade of technical and vocational education and training. In the framework of Ethiopia’s Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) signed with UNIDO, this agreement will contribute to ... Read More »

World Gets 138.5 Gigawatts Renewable Energy in 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live):– Renewable Energy : As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 per cent lower than the previous year, according to new research published today by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Global Trends in Renewable Energy ... Read More »

UNGA Confirms Achim Steiner as Chief of UNDP

New York (ABC Live) Achim Steiner :The United Nations General Assembly today confirmed the appointment of Germany’s Achim Steiner as the head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Mr. Steiner’s nomination for UNDP Administrator was forwarded to the General Assembly by Secretary-General António Guterres following consultations with UNDP’s Executive Board. In an announcement of the four-year appointment, which begins on 20 April, Mr. Guterres noted ... Read More »

World Loses HIV Researcher Mark Wainberg

GENEVA (ABC Live) Mark Wainberg : In the Month of April world fraternity is deeply saddened by the tragic death of pioneering HIV researcher Mark Wainberg. An internationally renowned scientist, Dr Wainberg was a leading HIV researcher from the start of the AIDS epidemic. “Mark Wainberg was a giant in HIV science. His work contributed to saving millions of lives,” ... Read More »

Know the Aircraft Accident and Its Investigation

New Delhi (ABC Live) Aircraft Accident  : What is the international an Aircraft Accident Definition ? The 1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation has been ratified by 191 countries and applies to flights undertaken between them. Annex 13 — Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation to the Convention defines an accident as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft ... Read More »