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Daily Archives: August 30, 2017

UN Supports Two-State Solution for Middle East Conflict

New York (ABC Live):  Two-State Solution :United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his call for a political solution to the Middle East conflict that would end Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land and would create an independent Palestinian state, living side by side with Israel in peace and security. “It is my deep belief that it is essential to restart a serious and credible …

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UN Condemns North Korea Ballistic Missile Launch

New York (ABC Live):   North Korea Ballistic Missile : United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the latest North Korea Ballistic Missile Launch and termed it  as violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions. “The launch undermines regional security and stability and efforts to create space for dialogue,” said a statement issued by UN spokesperson Eri Kaneko. According to press reports, early Tuesday morning, …

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UN Bats for 2030 Agenda with Sustaining Peace

New York (ABC Live):  Sustaining Peace : Addressing how best United Nations peacekeeping operations can augment global efforts to sustain peace, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said that the nature of today’s challenges requires seamless work across peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. “Peacekeeping operations need clear, realistic and up-to-date mandates, with well-identified priorities, adequate sequencing and flexibility to …

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IAEA Inaugurates Low-enriched Uranium Bank in Kazakhstan

Vienna (ABC Live): Low-enriched Uranium Bank :An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) project aimed at providing confidence to countries about the availability of nuclear power fuel reached a key milestone on Tuesday towards its establishment, with the inauguration in Kazakhstan of a facility where low-enriched uranium (LEU) will be stored. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev …

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FAO Confirms Abundant Global Cereal Supplies in 2017-18

New York (ABC Live): Global Cereal Supplies : Global cereal supplies are likely to remain abundant in the 2017/18 season. Markets of the major coarse grains are expected to be particularly well supplied following record maize harvests in South America. While wheat availabilities are also seen ample, supplies of high protein wheat could become tighter in view of a deteriorating …

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World Bank Points MENA Countries Water Scarcity

New York (ABC Live): MENA Countries : New World Bank report maps out actions needed to prevent water scarcity from impacting future growth and stability in the Middle East and North Africa, MENA Countries. The inadequate supply of water and sanitation is costing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA Countries )around US$21 billion per year in economic losses, according to …

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Agriculture Minister Lauds India Sugarcane Research

New Delhi (ABC Live): Sugarcane Research : Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed a gathering at “100 years of Excellence In Sugarcane Research: variety 205 to variety 0238” (sugarcane variety) and “New India Manthan – Sankal Se Siddhi” events, organised by ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Regional Centre, Karnal here. Shri Singh informed the gathering that …

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India Invites Comments on New Industrial Policy

New Delhi (ABC Live); New Industrial Policy The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry initiated the process of formulation of a new Industrial Policy in May 2017. Since the last Industrial Policy announced in 1991, India has transformed into one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With strong macro-economic fundamentals and several path …

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CPCB Directs to Rajasthan on Industrial Effluents

New Delhi (ABC Live): CPCB : The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to issue directions under Section 18 (1) (b) of the Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, 1974 to Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board, following the drowning of two children in a pond with industrial effluents and domestic …

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India Collects is Rs 92,283 Crore GST in One Month

New Delhi (ABC Live): GST :The Goods and Services Tax (GST) tax was introduced on 1st of July, 2017.  The last date for payment of GST for the month of July 2017 was 25th August, 2017.  The last date for filing returns in cases, where the taxpayer wanted to avail transitional credit was 28th August, 2017 and, in all other cases, it was …

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