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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Tejas Fires Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range Missile

New Delhi (ABC Live):Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range Missile : Tejas, the Light Combat Aircraft today successfully demonstrated an Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile firing capability by releasing Derby Air-to-Air Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range Missile in RADAR guided mode. The missile launch was performed in Lock ON after Launch mode for a BVR target in the look down mode and …

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Election Commission Holds Political Meet on EVMs

New Delhi (ABC Live):Election Commission  : The Election Commission held a meeting with all recognised National and State Political parties today at Constitution Club, New Delhi to discuss the following issues: (i)                 EVMs and VVPATs. (ii)               Making Bribery in Elections a Cognizable Offence. (iii)              Disqualification on Framing of Charges for the Offence of Bribery in Elections (iv)              Suggestions on VVPAT Recount Rules. 07 National …

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UNFCCC All set to Organize Conference SB 46 in Bonn

New Delhi (ABC Live): Conference SB 46 :Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are seeking opportunities to enhance observer engagement in the UN climate change process, thereby boosting the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The Paris Agreement, which entered into force in November of last year, is designed to accelerate the transition to a …

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Eight State Assemblies Pass SGST Act

New Delhi (ABC Live); SGST Act : Eight States have passed the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) Act in their respective State Assembly in less than a month’s time. The Legislative Assembly of Telangana State passed the State GST Act on 9th April, 2017, that of Bihar State passed it on 24th April, 2017, Rajasthan Assembly on 26th April, …

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IBBI Constitutes Technical Committee under IBBI Regulations

New Delhi (ABC Live); IBBI Regulations : The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has constituted a Technical Committee in accordance with Regulation 14 of the IBBI (Information Utilities) Regulations, 2017. The Technical Committee (Committee) shall consist of the following: Sl. No. Name and Position Position in Committee 1 Dr. R. B. Barman (Chairman, National Statistical Commission) Chairperson 2 …

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India Releases Its National Steel Policy 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): National Steel Policy 2017 :The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for National Steel Policy (NSP) 2017. The new Steel Policy enshrines the long term vision of the Government to give impetus to the steel sector.  It seeks to enhance domestic steel consumption and ensure high quality steel …

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IMF Reports on Reforming Energy Policy in India

New Delhi (ABC Live); Reforming Energy Policy :The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its working paper on “Reforming Energy Policy in India: Assessing the Options” The IMF Working Papers“Reforming Energy Policy in India: Assessing the Options”describes India’s Energy Policy and all available options for it best suited for it. The rereasesh paper is written by Ian W.H. Parry ; Nate …

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UN Organizes First World Tuna Day on 2nd May

New York (ABC Live):World Tuna Day : As migratory tuna species account for 20 per cent of the value of all marine capture fisheries and over eight per cent of all globally traded seafood, the inaugural celebration by the United Nations of World Tuna Day is an important step in recognizing the critical role of tuna to sustainable development, food …

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UN Journalists Safety Plan Bats for Right to Truth

New York (ABC Live):UN Journalists Safety Plan : In a “post-truth” world with “fake news” on the rise, and media accountability and credibility falling under question, free, independent and professional journalism has never been more important, the United Nations today said. “We need leaders to defend a free media. This is crucial to counter prevailing misinformation. And we need everyone to stand …

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WHO Issues Alerts on Dementia Syndrome

New Delhi (ABC Live): Dementia Syndrome :Dementia is a syndrome, usually of a chronic or progressive nature, caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday activities. The number of people living with dementia worldwide is currently estimated at 47 million and is projected to increase to 75 million by 2030. The …

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