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Daily Archives: August 11, 2017

SC Rules No Insurance without Valid Pollution Certificate

New Delhi (ABC Live): Valid Pollution Certificate :The Supreme Court of India today ruled that from now on vehicle owners not having a valid pollution certificate will not be able to renew the insurance of their vehicles On Thursday a bench led by Justice Madan B Lokur issued a direction to all insurance companies to ensure polluting vehicles stay off …

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China Protests Over US Warship in South China Sea

New Delhi (ABC Live): South China Sea :China on Thursday voiced strong protest against a U.S. Navy warship passing close to the Meiji Reef of the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea. The USS John S. McCain illegally entered the waters near the reef and conducted a so-called “freedom of navigation operation” on Thursday without permission of the Chinese government, …

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World Nuclear Power to Be Replaced Solar Power by 2050

New Delhi (ABC Live): World Nuclear Power :The US has stopped the construction of two nuclear power plants in South Carolina as both were considered unprofitable, as per information two other nuclear power projects are likely to be frozen in the State of Georgia. As per scientists note that the peaceful atom technology is gradually going down in history, giving …

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India Needs National Water Framework Bill 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live); National Water Framework Bill 2016 :A Committee constituted by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Revejunation on 28.12.2015 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Mihir Shah suggested a draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016 which inter-alia, contains provisions for an overarching national legal framework with principles for protection, conservation, regulation and management of water …

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Smugglers Throw 300 Migrants into Sea in Yemen

New York (ABC Live): Smugglers : A total of 300 migrants have reportedly been forced from boats over the past two days by smugglers off the coast of Yemen – many feared dead or missing, the United Nations migration agency has reported. “The survivors told our colleagues on the beach that the smuggler pushed them into the seawhen he saw some ‘authority …

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Know Inter-State River Water Disputes Act

New Delhi (ABC Live):Inter-State River Water Disputes Act : On the complaint made by the State Governments, the Central Government has, so far, set up 08 tribunals to settle water disputes among the States under the Inter-State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act, 1956. Government of Bihar sent a request on 27.11.2013 under provision of ISRWD Act, 1956 to this Ministry …

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India All Set to Revive Rivers Interlinking Project

New Delhi (ABC Live)Rivers Interlinking Project : The National Perspective Plan (NPP) was prepared by the then Ministry of Irrigation, now Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR for water resources development through inter basin transfer of water, for transferring water from water surplus basins to water-deficit basins. Under the NPP, the National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has identified 30 …

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India to Forecast Floods by Satellite Telemetry

New Delhi (ABC Live):Satellite Telemetry : The flood forecasting activities of CWC makes use of manual as well as telemetry data. Automatic data acquisition and satellite based data transmission system (telemetry) installation was taken up by CWC during IX Plan under modernization of its flood forecasting services. 510 telemetry stations have been commissioned so far in various plans. 82-83% of …

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India Adopts UN Official Statistics Fundamental Principles

New Delhi (ABC Live): UN Official Statistics Fundamental Principles :  The UN Official Statistics Fundamental Principles adopted by the Government of India are as below:- Principle 1. Official statistics provide an indispensable element in the information system of a democratic society, serving the Government, the economy and the public with data about the economic, demographic, social and environmental situation. To this …

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Central Road Fund Act Provides Funds for State Roads

New Delhi (ABC Live): Central Road Fund Act: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways allocates funds to the States/ Union Territories (UTs) for development of State Roads (non Rural Roads) and Roads of Economic Importance and Inter State Connectivity (EI&ISC) as per the provisions of the Central Road Fund Act, 2000 amended by the Finance Act from time to …

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