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Indo US Yudh Abhyas 2016 Concludes

New Delhi (ABC Live) Yudh Abhyas 2016 :  Exercise has been conducted at Chaubattia, Uttarakhand today. The two week exercise included a Company Group from an Infantry Battalion of Indian Army and 5th Battalion 20th Infantry Regiment of the US Army. The exercise was the twelfth in the Yudh Abhyas series, which started in the year 2004 under US Army Pacific partnership program. ... Read More »

India Names Pakistan for Sponsoring Terrorism in UNGA

26 September 2016  New York (ABC Live): Terrorism in UNGA – Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, India’s External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, underscored her country’s commitment to the comprehensive implementation of the 2030 Agenda and said that the national parliament has dedicated one day in each session to discuss and monitor its progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “We ... Read More »

IRSO PSLV C35 Injects Eight Satellites in Space

Sriharikota (ABC Live): IRSO PSLV C35 : In its thirty seventh flight (PSLV-C35), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 Satellite along with seven co-passenger satellites today morning (September 26, 2016) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty sixth consecutively successful mission of PSLV.  The total weight of all the eight satellites ... Read More »

India Signs Joins ISA for Poly Metallic Sulphides Exploration

New Delhi (ABC Llive): Poly Metallic Sulphides Exploration: Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India, signed a 15-year contract with the International Seabed Authority (ISA), for exploration of Poly-Metallic Sulphides (PMS) in Indian Ocean, here today. The contract was signed by Dr. M Rajeevan, Secretary, MoES and Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton, Secretary General, ISA. The ISA is an institution ... Read More »

Indo Russian Joint Military Exercise Takes Off in Russia

 New Delhi (ABC Live): Indo Rus sian Joint Military Exercise: The eighth edition of India-Russia Joint Military Exercise ‘INDRA-2016’ has begun in the Ussiriysk District in Vladivostok, Russia. Main focus of this edition of the joint exercise is on ‘Counter-Terrorism Operations in semi mountainous and jungle terrain under United Nations Mandate’. To achieve interoperability in joint operations, troops from both ... Read More »

27 More Cities Join India Future Smart Cities List

New Delhi (ABC Live):India Future Smart Cities List : The Golden Temple city of Amritsar topped the list of 27 new smart cities announced by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu here today. Eight other cities of pilgrim and tourism importance that made  to the third list of smart cities are ; Ujjain, Tirupati, Agra, Nashik, Madurai, Thanjavur, Ajmer ... Read More »

NDMA Earthquake Hazard Zoning Maps for India

New Delhi (ABC Live): NDMA Earthquake Hazard Zoning Maps: To enable earthquake resistant construction, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Building Materials Technology Promotion Council (BMPTC) have come out with ‘easy to use’ Earthquake Hazard Zoning Maps at the Country, State and District level incorporating Tehsil level features. These maps were released here today by the Minister of Housing ... Read More »

UN Secretary-General Condemns Uri Terrorists Attack

New York (ABC Live); Uri Terrorists Attack  :United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s militant attack in Uri, India-administered Jammu and Kashmir, and expressed deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives and to the Government of India. “He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. The Secretary-General hopes that the perpetrators of this crime ... Read More »

BRICS Ministers to Discuss Smart Cities Development

New Delhi (ABC Live): Smart Cities Development : Ministers and experts from BRICS countries will discuss urban transition and the attendant challenges in the member countries over three days from Wednesday this week in the emerging smart city of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation will inaugurate the three day conference on ‘Urban ... Read More »

India Gets Higher Education Financing Agency

New Delhi (ABC Live): Higher Education Financing Agency :The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the creation of the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) to give a major push for creation of high quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions. The HEFA would be jointly promoted by the identified Promoter and the Ministry of Human ... Read More »