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551 NSG Personnel Protects 298 VVIPs

New Delhi (ABC Live): NSG Personnel :As per “Data on Police Organizations” published by Bureau of Police Research & Development, the police-public ratio (per lakh of population) in the country as on 01.01.2016 is 180.59. Security is provided on the basis of threat assessment done by Central Security Agency. It is subject to periodic review. Based on such review, the security ... Read More »

SIT Investigates Panama Papers Leaks

New Delhi (ABC Live): Panama Papers Leaks :SIT has been constituted in pursuance of the Order dated 4.7.2011 of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India passed in Writ Petition (Civil) No.176 of 2009. The Special Investigation Team has so far submitted five reports before the Hon’ble Supreme Court. The action taken with respect to HSBC, ICIJ and Panama Paper cases is ... Read More »

RBI Refutes Approval for Bitcoin or Virtual Currency

Mumbai (ABC Live):Reserve Bank of India, vide, its Press Release dated February 01, 2017 has advised that it has not given any license / authorization to any entity / company to operate schemes or to deal with Bitcoin or any virtual currency. As such, any user, holder, investor, trader, etc. dealing with Virtual Currencies will be doing so at their ... Read More »

DPP-2016 Rules Indo-Russian Deal Sukhoi Planes

New Delhi (ABC Live):Indo-Russian Deal Sukhoi Planes :An agreement was made last March between India and a Russian company manufacturing Sukhoi planes, for the supply of spare parts. During Indo-Russia Military-Industrial Conference (March 17-18), 2017 held in New Delhi, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed agreements with Russian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and United Engine Corporation (UEC) ... Read More »

NMPB Grants Subsidies on Medicinal Plants Cultivation

New Delhi (ABC Live): NMPB :As per information of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), an organization under Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India, estimated more than 8,000 species of herbs / medicinal plants are found in India. The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Ministry of AYUSH is presently implementing following schemes to encourage farming / ... Read More »

50 percent School Teachers in Engaged in Teaching

New Delhi (ABC Live):School Teachers :The recruitment and service conditions, including monitoring of teachers’ attendance are primarily in the domain of State Governments and UT Administrations. The World Bank took up a research project in 2004 on teacher absenteeism in 6 countries, including India and conducted a survey in 3700 schools in 20 States.  The report, inter alia, concluded that ... Read More »

INS Shardul to Surveillance EEZ in South India Ocean

New Delhi (ABC Live): INS Shardul  : In keeping with India’s national objective of ensuring a secure and stable regional environment to allow unhindered economic and social development, not just in India, but also in the Indian Ocean Region, Indian Naval Ship Shardul is on a two month long deployment in the South Indian Ocean with an aim to provide surveillance ... Read More »

NCSM Sets Up 4 Science Cities in India

New Delhi (ABC Live): NCSM : The following Science Cities have been set up by Ministry of Culture through National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an Autonomous Organisation under the Ministry of Culture. Sl. No. Names of the Science Cities functioning under NCSM State-wise location 01 Science City, Kolkata West Bengal 02 Regional Science City, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh In addition, ... Read More »

One Million Patents Trademarks Pending in India

New Delhi (ABC Live): Patents Trademarks Pending: As on 01.03.2017, 247824 patent applications are pending at various stages of disposal, out of which 206836 are pending at the examination stage. Also, 753471 trademark applications are pending at various stages of disposal, out of which 45043 are pending at the examination stage.  The Government has taken various measures to clear the ... Read More »

India Extends CCTNS Project Till 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): CCTNS : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for extension of the implementation phase of the Crime and Criminals Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) Project for another year beyond 31st March 2017. The extension would help in achieving ... Read More »