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Daily Archives: July 28, 2017

World Bank Launches Financial Inclusion Global Initiative

Geneva (ABC Live): A new global program to advance research in digital finance and accelerate digital financial inclusion in developing countries, the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative, has been launched by the World Bank Group, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The three-year program focuses on …

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Rajya Sabha Passes IIT Privatization Bill 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): IIT Privatization Bill 2017 : Rajya Sabha today passed the Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT-PPP) Bill 2017. The bill has already been passed in Lok Sabha. Today in Rajya Sabha Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of State (HRD) told that this bill is required to grant degrees to the students IIITs set up in PPP …

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India’s Climate Science Minister Bats for Climate Justice

New Delhi (ABC Live): Climate Justice : Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that India is committed to the cause of Climate Change. Delivering the keynote address on the occasion of the signing of Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) between Green Climate Fund (GCF) and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) here …

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National Centre for Seismology Launches India Quake App

New Delhi (ABC Live): India Quake :Union Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Dr. Harshvardhan launched an app “India Quake” on the occasion of Foundation Day of Ministry of Earth Sciences in New Delhi today. National Centre for Seismology (NCS) operates national seismological network with 84 stations. These stations are connected to NCS …

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India Reviews UDAN Under National Civil Aviation Policy

New Delhi (ABC Live): UDAN :The Government has awarded 128 routes connecting 43 unserved and under-served airports to 5 selected airlines for commencing operations under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN in the 1st round of bidding. RCS flights from six RCS airports – Shimla, Nanded, Kandla, Porbandar Gwalior& Bhatinda-  have already commenced. The 2nd round of bidding under RCS-UDAN …

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GE Renewable Energy Aims World Second Largest Wind Farm

Chicago (ABC Live) : GE Renewable Energy: Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately-held renewable energy company, along with GE Renewable Energy, today announced a 2,000 megawatt wind farm that will be the largest in the U.S. and second-largest in the world, once operational. The Wind Catcher facility is currently under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will generate wind electricity …

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UNSC Extends UNFICYP Mission for Six Months

New York (ABC Live): UNFICYP : The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Cyprus for six months, until 31 January 2018, following the recent failure to reach a settlement to the longstanding conflict between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots on the Mediterranean island. In a resolution adopted unanimously, the 15-member body also requested …

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ILO Bats for Access to justice for Migrant Workers

New York (ABC Live): Migrant Workers : Access to justice is often out of reach for migrant workers in South-east Asia, the United Nations labour agency reported today in a study that shows non-governmental organizations assisting more often than Government officials or trade unions. “Barriers to accessing formal assistance are one of the key reasons why migrant workers are vulnerable …

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ECOSOSC Sets Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

New York (ABC Live): ECOSOSC :A week after the High-Level Political Forum (HPLF) assessed the progress on implementing the 2030 Agenda, the newly elected President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOSC) has stressed her priority to push forward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “I wish to announce that the key priority of my Presidency will be to develop …

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WHO Releases New Study on World Hepatitis Day

New York (ABC Live): World Hepatitis Day :On the eve of World Hepatitis Day, the United Nations health agency released a study that reveals efforts to eliminate disease are gaining momentum globally. “It is encouraging to see countries turning commitment into action to tackle hepatitis,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). “Identifying interventions that have a high …

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