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Daily Archives: August 22, 2017

India Announces National Sports Awards 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): National Sports Awards 2017 : National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four year, Arjuna Award is given for consistency outstanding performance for …

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Modi Interacts with Young Champions of Change

New Delhi (AB C Live): Champions of Change : The Prime Minister today interacted with Young CEOs at the “Champions of Change – Transforming India through G2B partnership” initiative organised by NITI Aayog at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra. Today was the Prime Minister’s second address in this series, following his interaction with young entrepreneurs last week. Six groups of young CEOs …

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Know Supreme Court Judgments on Triple Talaq

New Delhi (ABC Live): Supreme Court Judgments on Triple Talaq :Supreme Court Judgments on Triple Talaq on Tuesday has declared the practice of Triple Talaq as unconstitutional by 3:2 majority. Justices Kurian Joseph, UU Lalit and RF Nariman delivered the majority Judgment. Chief Justice Khehar and Justice Abdul Nazeer dissented . In view of the different opinions recorded, by a …

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World Bank Report Confirms Fragile Global Economic Growth

New York (ABC Live):Global Economic Growth :The Report prepared by World Bank says that Global growth is projected to strengthen to 2.7 percent in 2017 and 2.9 percent in 2018-19, broadly in line with previous forecasts. Global manufacturing and trade have firmed, financing conditions remain benign, and commodity prices have generally stabilized. Growth in emerging market and developing economies is …

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World Remembers 23 August As Slave Trade Abolition Day

New York (ABC Live):Slave Trade Abolition Day  : The date 23 August marks the anniversary of the 1791 insurrection of enslaved men and women in the western part of the island of Santo Domingo, which, on proclaiming its independence reverted to its original Amerindian name: Haiti. The uprising conveyed a universal demand for freedom that transcends all limits of time …

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ILO Establishes Global Commission on Future of Work

GENEVA (ABC Live):Global Commission on Future of Work :The International Labour Organization (ILO) has established a high-level Global Commission on the Future of Work . The global body is expected to undertake an in-depth examination of the future of work that can provide the analytical basis for the delivery of social justice in the 21st century.  The Commission will focus in particular …

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Arsenic Contamination Hampers Children Right for Clean Drinking Water

New Delhi (ABC Live): Arsenic Contamination : Clean drinking water is a fundamental of right children stipulated by Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. About 700,000 children under five die each year from diarrhoea, mainly caused by human waste in drinking water. Water safety must address both biological and environmental contaminants. Naturally occurring arsenic contamination …

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UN Warns Mass Migration During Iraqi Military Operation

New York (ABC Live):Iraqi Military Operation :The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq has warned against the consequences of displacement as thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Tal Afar and surrounding communities during the Iraqi military operation to retake these areas from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) terrorist group. “Thousands of people are …

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India Hosts World Renewable Energy Technology Congress

New Delhi (ABC Live):World Renewable Energy Technology Congress :Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, addressed a distinguished gathering of delegates attending the 3-day 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress here today. The Minister also gave away Energy and Environment Foundation Global Excellence awards 2017 during the inaugural session of the conference. …

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India Launches Digital Police Portal Under CCTNS Project

New Delhi (ABC Live): Digital Police Portal  : Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has said the Ministry of Home Affairs will undertake steps to integrate the various organs of the Criminal Justice System such as the Police, Courts, Prisons, Prosecution, Forensic Laboratories, Finger Prints and Juvenile Homes with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) database. Launching …

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