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Daily Archives: August 24, 2017

Nuclear Scientists Explore Groundwater in Drought-prone Sahel

New York (ABC Live):Groundwater in Drought-prone Sahel :An IAEA project shows that significant reserves of good quality water are available in Africa’s drought-prone Sahel region. Pollution is still limited and has not yet become a serious threat to these vital resources. The findings, compiled in five reports published today, are the result of a four-year Agency effort to help 13 …

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UN CERD Criticizes US for Not Rejecting Racist Violent Events

New York (ABC Live); UN CERD : The United Nations body monitoring implementation of the global convention on prohibiting racial discrimination has called on high-level politicians and public officials of the United States to unequivocally and unconditionally reject and condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville and throughout the country. “We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly …

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UN Appoints Jane Connors As First Advocate for Sexual Exploitation Victims

New York (ABC Live): Jane Connors : UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jane Connors, Australian law professional and long-time human rights advocate, as the first United Nations advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. The appointment is in line with the Secretary-General’s pledge – made in his report on Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse: a new approach …

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NITI Aayog Invites Applications for Mentor India

New Delhi (ABC Live); Mentor India :NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Government of India’s flagship program to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, is inviting applications for ‘Mentor India’. Mentor India is as a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor schools students in 900+ Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) established by AIM in schools across India. …

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India Constitutes OBC Commission under Article 340 of Constitution

New Delhi (ABC Live); OBC Commission:The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today approved a proposal for setting up of a Commission under article 340 of the Constitution to examine the issue of sub-categorization of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs). The Commission shall submit its report within 12 weeks from the date of appointment of the Chairperson …

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India Approves Anti Drug trafficking ,MoUs with Nepal

New Delhi (ABC Live); Anti Drug trafficking :The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Nepal on Drug Demand Reduction and Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and precursor chemicals and related matters, Anti Drug trafficking. The …

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India Approves Alternative Public Sector Banks Amalgamation

New Delhi (ABC Live); Public Sector Banks Amalgamation :The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given in-principle approval Public Sector Banks Amalgamation through an Alternative Mechanism (AM).  The decision would facilitate consolidation among the Nationalised Banks to create strong and competitive banks. Salient features: The salient features of the approval Framework for Consolidation of Public …

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