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Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

India Launches GAMA Against Misleading Advertisements

New Delhi (ABC Live):GAMA :The Department of Consumer Affairs has launched an online portal called Grievance Against Misleading Advertisements ,GAMA  since March, 2015 for the consumers to file complaint online against misleading advertisements appearing in newspapers, hoardings, handbills, wall writing as well as advertisements in the electronic media such as TV channels, radio channels, internet sites etc. The number of …

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ISRO to Use CSIR-NPL Frequency Traceability Services

New Delhi (ABC Live): CSIR-NPL Frequency Traceability Services :A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Space and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Ministry of Science and Technology, in New Delhi today. The MoU was signed by Shri V. V. Srinivasan, Director, ISTRAC on …

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Aadhaar Becomes Mandatory for Death Registration

New Delhi (ABC Live): Aadhaar : The Aadhaar number will be required for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased for the purpose of Death registration w.e.f 1st October, 2017. In a notification issued today the Registrar General India (RGI), Ministry of Home Affairs has said the use of Aadhaar for the applicants of Death Certificate will result in …

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Indo Bhutanese Friendship Treaty Validates India Stand on Doklam

New Delhi (ABC Live) : Indo Bhutanese Friendship Treaty : India and the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan have been traditionally close relations a ‘special relationship making Bhutan a protected state, but not a protectorate, of India. Doklam is a disputed territory claimed by both Bhutan and China. Doklam is situated roughly 15 kilometers southeast of the Nathu La pass that connects India and Tibet and about 30 kilometers …

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Your Subsidized Fridge is Full of Dead Trees : UNFCCC

New Delhi (ABC Live): UNFCCC : Something is destroying our forests. In tropical regions alone, we lose an area of forest the size of Austria every year. It is not demand from the forestry sector that is doing this. It is demand for commodities like beef, soy and palm oil. Most of our forests are being felled because of what’s …

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Global Food Prices Remain Touches New Height

New Delhi (ABC Live): Global Food Prices: Driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations, global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, according to the United Nations agriculture agency. “The FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] Food Price Index […] averaged 179.1 points in July, its highest value since January 2015, marking a 2.3 per cent increase from …

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OHCHR Alerts Mauritania Constitutional Referendum

New York (ABC Live):Mauritania Constitutional Referendum :The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern about the ongoing unrest in Mauritania, ahead of the Mauritania Constitutional Referendum scheduled for Saturday, particularly the apparent suppression of dissenting voices and the reported use of excessive force by the authorities against protest leaders. “Protests have been taking place daily since 21 July, led …

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Know Estimate Gross State Domestic Product of India

New Delhi (ABC Live):Gross State Domestic Product : Annual estimates of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) and Per Capita Income (measured as per capita net state domestic product) at constant and current prices are prepared by all the States/UTs except UTs of Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep. As per latest reports, data for the 33 States/UTs …

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Know MPLADS Funds Utilization of India

New Delhi (ABC Live): MPLADS Funds :The position of funds released and utilized during 2016-17 and 2017-18 (up to 30.06.2017) under  the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) is as under:- Rs. in crore Year                              Released             Utilized           Unspent Balance 2016-17                        3499.50                 3903.13               5029.28 (as on 31.03.2017) 2017-18                        716.00                     691.55               5097.15 (up to 30.06.2017)                                                                  …

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ICAR-NAARM for Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0

New Delhi (ABC Live): Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0 : ICAR-NAARM Technology Business Incubator (TBI), a-IDEA and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad’s (IIM-A) incubator Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) announces “AGRI UDAAN”- Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0. This programme will help to selected innovative startups who will be mentored in to scale up their operations in agri value chain for effective …

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