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Monthly Archives: July 2017

India Approves Enhanced Budget for Caste Census 2011

New Delhi (ABC Live):Caste Census 2011 :The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of Department of Rural Development for revision of cost of Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 (SECC 2011). It provides for: (a) Revising the cost of SECC 2011 to Rs. 4893.60 crore from the approved estimated …

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Cabinet Approves Jammu Kashmir GST Order

New Delhi (ABC Live):Jammu Kashmir GST Order : The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for amendment of the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Order, 1954 by way of the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Amendment Order, 2017. The approval paves the way for applicability of Goods and …

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Balance Fiscal Responsibility Aims Employment

New Delhi (ABC Live): Balance Fiscal Responsibility : The combination of weak global commodity prices and recessions in several major emerging economies has resulted in renewed calls for fiscal consolidation. However, the austerity policies that dominated in many developed countries after the global financial and economic crisis of 2008 have, by and large, been proven to have been counterproductive: not …

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World to Observe World Hepatitis Day on 28 July

New York (ABC Live): World Hepatitis Day : World Fraternity is all set to observe  The World Hepatitis Day on 28 July 2017  and this is an opportunity to add momentum to all efforts to implement the WHO’s first global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis for 2016-2021 and help Member States achieve the final goal – to eliminate hepatitis. Activities …

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Cow to Save Human from HIV Virus

New Delhi (ABC Live):HIV Virus :The immune system of cows produce antibodies that can neutralise 96% varieties of the human immunodeficiency virus HIV Virus. This research findings have given the scientists a hope to create the vaccine against this HIV virus as per an article published in Nature magazine described a study conducted at the Scripps Research Institute in La …

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Adequate Food Right for All is Universal Agenda

New Delhi (ABC Live): Adequate Food Right  : With over 795 million people going to bed hungry every night, the right to adequate food is far from being fulfilled. However, the permanent eradication of hunger and the realization of the Adequate Food Right of all are achievable goals. Because of its legally binding nature, the realization of the right to adequate food is not …

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NITI Aayog Meets on Resource Efficiency Strategy

New Delhi (ABC Live):  Resource Efficiency Strategy is a key element of Sustainable Development. This is reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 12 which aims to Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns. Eight other SDG goals (2, 6, 7,8,9,11,14 and 15) also have a bearing on resource efficiency. resource There is a global commitment to achieving efficiency in order …

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Government Sets Up GST Monitoring Committee

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Government of India has setup a Central GST Monitoring Committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary. Three meetings of the Central GST Monitoring Committee have been held on 2nd July, 11th July and 18th July. The reports include the details of feedback received from various Ministries and Departments regarding the following issues: Steps taken by department to …

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National Trade Facilitation Action Plan to Ease Hurdles

New Delhi (ABC Live):National Trade Facilitation Action Plan :The Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley said that the National Trade Facilitation Action Plan (NTFAP) aims to align border procedures with international best practices and improve Ease of Doing Business. He said that it would not only ensure compliance with the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) but would also give impetus to trade …

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91 percent Complaints Consumer Protection Law Disposed

New Delhi (ABC Live): Consumer Protection : Indian Government has claimed that 91.23% consumer complaints disposed of against complaints filed since inception under Consumer Protection Law. The details of complaints filed/disposed of before/by the National, State and District Consumer Fora are given below in the table. The Government has made the following efforts for disposal of the pending backlog: (1)    State …

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