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Daily Archives: August 20, 2017

Know How Fast are India Fast Track Courts

New Delhi (ABC Live): India Fast Track Courts  : The Eleventh Finance Commission recommended a scheme for creation of 1734 Fast Track Courts (FTCs) in the country for disposal of long pending Sessions and other cases. The Ministry of Finance sanctioned an amount of Rs.502.90 crores as“special problem and upgradation grant” for judicial administration.The scheme was for a period of …

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WTO Launches ICC-WTO Small Business Champions

New York (ABC Live):ICC-WTO Small Business Champions : A joint effort to facilitate participation by smaller companies in international trade was launched today by the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevêdo, and the Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), John Danilovich. The initiative, entitled ‘ICC-WTO Small Business Champions’, will provide a platform for companies and …

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UNSC Confirms Conflict as Famine Major Cause

Rome  (ABC Live):Famine Major Cause : The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes the UN Security Council’s recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine, and the call to enhance longer-term recovery and resilience of conflict-affected countries. FAO’s response comes after the UNSC adopted a presidential statement acknowledging the link between conflict and famine.  “We know through our work that …

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WMO Designates ECMWF as World Meteorological Centre

New Delhi (ABC Live): World Meteorological Centre :The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has designated ECMWF as a World Meteorological Centre (WMC). The WMO Executive Council endorsed the designation at its meeting in Geneva in May 2017. Being awarded WMC status by the WMO is a clear recognition of ECMWF’s global forecasting capabilities. The WMC designation confirms that all the associated …

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IPCC Selects Author for New Climate Science Reports

New Delhi (ABC Live): IPCC Climate Science Reports : The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has selected the author teams to begin work on two new IPCC  Climate Science Reports  – the first on the ocean and the cryosphere, and the second on sustainable land management, food security and greenhouse gases in terrestrial ecosystems. IPCC  Climate Science Reports are a key …

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GCF Signs Accreditation Master Agreement with ADB

New Delhi (ABC Live) :Accreditation Master Agreement :The Green Climate Fund expanded its impact in the Asian region today with an agreement strengthening its shared strategic approach to tackle climate change with the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The two organizations have signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA), a prerequisite for all GCF Accredited Entities in order to implement GCF-approved projects. …

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Nuclear Science Helps Against Childhood Obesity

New York (ABC Live):Childhood Obesity : About 80 million people in Latin America are covered, to one extent or another, by national nutrition programmes. In Chile, one of the reasons why these interventions are more effective today than ever before is nuclear-related technology. This technology enables better diagnosis of malnutrition and provides accurate information to guide and evaluate targeted interventions. …

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UN Honours Aid Workers on World Humanitarian Day

New York (ABC Live): World Humanitarian Day : Civilians in conflict are not a target, top United Nations officials today stressed at a special event marking World Humanitarian Day, which honours aid workers and pays homage to those killed in service, while also drawing attention to the millions of people today living in war zones. “For the millions of people …

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MCA Organises Meets on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

New Delhi (ABC Live): Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code : The Union Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley said that since the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code has been implemented a few months back, this has changed the debtor and creditor relationship. Shri Jaitley was delivering the Inaugural Address at the National Conference on Insolvency and Bankruptcy: Changing …

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