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Daily Archives: August 3, 2017

ILO Expresses Concern on Labour Market Gender Gaps

New Delhi (ABC Live): Labour Market Gender Gaps : Labour Market Gender Gaps are one of the most pressing challenges facing the world of work today. Globally, women are substantially less likely than men to participate in the labour market, and once in the workforce, they are also less likely to find jobs than men. Indeed, their access to quality …

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IAEA Invites Applications for Research Data Sharing

New York (ABC Live):Research Data Sharing :The IAEA is now accepting applications for participation in coordinated research activities kicking off this year. Research institutions interested in gaining access to vast global databases of Research Data Sharing , contributing to papers submitted to scientific journals and expanding their professional networks can browse through 47 new research areas and submit a proposal to participate. …

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FAO Joins Hands with EU for Legal Timber Trading in Lao

Vientiane (ABC Live) : Legal Timber Trading : FAO together with the European Union (EU) is stepping up support for the legal timber trade in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic through  two new projects that will strengthen the roles of civil society and the private sector in improving forest law enforcement, governance and trade in the country. Implemented by local partners …

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UNSC Resolves Against Terrorists Acquiring Weapons

New York (ABC Live):Terrorists Acquiring Weapons :The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons, particularly small arms and light weapons, the “destabilizing accumulation and misuse” of which the 15-member body said “continue to pose threats to international peace and security and cause significant loss of life.” The Council “strongly condemned” the …

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Know India National Biopharma Mission

New Delhi (ABC Live):National Biopharma Mission : The National Biopharma Mission has been launched by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology on 30th June 2017 in New Delhi. This is an Industry-Academia mission to accelerate biopharmaceutical development in India that has been approved by the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs in its meeting held on 17th May, 2017. Further, as per …

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CSIR-GAIL Converts Plastic into Petrol, Diesel

New Delhi (ABC Live) : CSIR-GAIL: The IIP, a constituent lab of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, has for the first time in the country developed a technology to convert plastic waste into petroleum products. The green technology is so far available only in Germany, Japan and the US, while Australia and the UK are still working on …

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CCI Rules CTOCC Association Violates Competition Act

New Delhi (ABC Live): Competition Act :The Competition Commission of India(‘Commission’) has found Container Trailer Owners Coordination Committee (CTOCC) and its four participating associations, namely Cochin Container Carrier Owners Welfare Association (CCCOWA), Vallarpadam Trailer Owners Association (VTOA), Kerala Container Carrier Owners Association (KCCOA) and Island Container Carrier Owners Association (ICCOA), to be in contravention of the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002 (‘the Act’). In …

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India Owns 42 ISRO Operational Satellites in Space

New Delhi (ABC Live):ISRO Operational Satellites : The currently operational 42 satellites are being utilised to meet the requirements of resources monitoring, infrastructure planning, enabling weather forecasting, disaster management support, location based services, host of societal applications, including the demands of satellite communication. To ensure continuity of services and to meet further requirements in these areas, a plan is in …

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PHWR Cuts Electricity Prices Generated By Nuclear Power

New Delhi (ABC Live):PHWR : Electricity generated by central sector generating stations is allocated to the beneficiary States and Union Territories in the electricity region by the Ministry of Power (MoP). As per the extant guidelines of MoP, 50% of power is allocated to ‘Home’ State, 15% unallocated power kept at the disposal of Government of India and 35% is …

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India Approves BRICS Agriculture Research Centre

New Delhi (ABC Live):BRICS Agriculture Research Centre : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed among India and various BRICs countries for establishment of the BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP). Background: During the 7th BRICS Summit held on 9thJuly 2015 at Ufa in …

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