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Know India Fast Breeder Reactor Technology

New Delhi (ABC Live): Fast Breeder Reactor Technology :Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) has been carrying out a comprehensive R&D on sodium cooled fast breeder reactor technology for the past 30 years. A test reactor, called Fast Breeder Test Reactors (FBTR), is in operation from 1985 onwards which has provided valuable feedback. Based on this experience and also …

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India Approves Enhanced Budget for Caste Census 2011

New Delhi (ABC Live):Caste Census 2011 :The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of Department of Rural Development for revision of cost of Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 (SECC 2011). It provides for: (a) Revising the cost of SECC 2011 to Rs. 4893.60 crore from the approved estimated …

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Cabinet Approves Jammu Kashmir GST Order

New Delhi (ABC Live):Jammu Kashmir GST Order : The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for amendment of the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Order, 1954 by way of the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Amendment Order, 2017. The approval paves the way for applicability of Goods and …

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NITI Aayog Meets on Resource Efficiency Strategy

New Delhi (ABC Live):  Resource Efficiency Strategy is a key element of Sustainable Development. This is reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 12 which aims to Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns. Eight other SDG goals (2, 6, 7,8,9,11,14 and 15) also have a bearing on resource efficiency. resource There is a global commitment to achieving efficiency in order …

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91 percent Complaints Consumer Protection Law Disposed

New Delhi (ABC Live): Consumer Protection : Indian Government has claimed that 91.23% consumer complaints disposed of against complaints filed since inception under Consumer Protection Law. The details of complaints filed/disposed of before/by the National, State and District Consumer Fora are given below in the table. The Government has made the following efforts for disposal of the pending backlog: (1)    State …

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India Identifies Earthquake Prone Cities

New Delhi (ABC Live): Earthquake Prone Cities : Earthquake – prone areas of the country have been identified on the basis of scientific inputs relating to seismicity, earthquakes occurred in the past and tectonic setup of the region. Based on these inputs, Bureau of Indian Standards [IS 1893 (Part I):2002], has grouped the country into four seismic zones, viz. Zone II, …

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India Gets 10 Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors

New Delhi (ABC Live):Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors :The Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for construction of 10 indigenous 700 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) in fleet mode. The reactors are planned at Kaiga, Karnataka (Kaiga-5&6), Gorakhpur, Haryana (GHAVP-3&4), Chutka, Madhya Pradesh (Chutka-1&2) and Mahi Banswara, Rajasthan (Units-1 to 4). The total cost of setting up the …

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Know 1890 Britain China Treaty Signed in Calcutta

New Delhi (ABC Live): 1890 Britain China Treaty: The treaty which has became the contentious issue between India and China for last two weeks was signed between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the ruling Chinese Qing dynasty relating to Tibet and the north Indian Kingdom of Sikkim. 1890 Britain-China Treaty was signed by Governor-General of India …

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India Sanctions Rs 180528 Crores for MUDRA Loan

New Delhi (ABC Live):MUDRA Loan : Loans under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) Scheme have been extended by banks, Non Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) to small/micro business enterprises since April 08th 2015 with the objective of ‘Funding the unfunded’ through institutional finance by providing loans upto 10 lakh for manufacturing, processing, trading, services and activities allied …

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RBI Enforcement Department for Regulatory Compliance

Mumbai (ABC Live): RBI Enforcement Department : Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that they have set up an Enforcement Department (EFD). EFD would serve as a centralised department to speed up regulatory compliance. EFD has been set up to separate those who oversee the possible rule breaches and those who decide on punitive actions so that enforcement process …

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