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India Launches National Nutrition Mission

New Delhi (ABC Live): National Nutrition Mission :The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi yesterday has approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) with a three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18. Features: The NNM, as an apex body, will monitor, supervise, fix targets and guide the nutrition related interventions across the Ministries. The proposal …

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India Amends the Mineral Auction Rules

New Delhi (ABC Live): Mineral Auction Rules :The Mines and Mineral Development and Regulation Act, 1957 was amended in 2015. Subsequent to the amendment, the Ministry of Mines notified the Mineral Auction Rules, 2015 on 20/05/2015 to prescribe the procedure of the auction process. Auction of concessions for major minerals (other than coal, petroleum and natural gas) was done for …

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36 PSUs Violate Corporate Social Responsibility Norms

New Delhi (ABC Live): Corporate Social Responsibility : As per the provisions of section 135 of the Companies Act 2013, every company having net worth of ` 500 crore or more, or turnover of ` 1,000 crore or more or a net profit of ` 5 crore or more during a financial year shall constitute a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) …

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India Hosts FIGI Digital Banking Access Symposium

Bangalore (ABC Live):FIGI Digital Banking Access Symposium : Innovation to expand digital financial inclusion in developing countries will be in focus at the first Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium in Bangalore, India, 29 November to 1 December 2017. Thought leaders in financial inclusion will convene in Bangalore to share insight into the latest developments in ‘mobile money’ market dynamics and …

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UNGA, UNSC Jointly Elect Dalveer Bhandari as ICJ Judge

New York (ABC Live): Dalveer Bhandari:  International Court of Justice : The General Assembly and the Security Council today elected the fifth judge to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concluding the 2017 elections to the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Dalveer Bhandari, of India, received the absolute majority of votes in elections – conducted independently, but concurrently – at …

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Climate Change Serious Threat to SDG2 : FAO

Bonn (ABC Live): SDG2 : Global food security can only be achieved through a coordinated policy approach to hunger, poverty and climate change, world leaders and experts said today during the latest round of climate talks in Bonn. “Climate change is a fundamental threat to the Sustainable Development Goal 2 that aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improve …

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Environment Leaders Organize Energy Day at the COP23

Bonn, Germany (ABC Live): Energy Day  : Leaders from a wide range of sectors came together on Friday at Energy Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn to announce a new set of initiatives to transition to renewable energy and to show that more ambitious clean energy development can quickly become a bigger part of national climate plans …

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ISIL Responsible for Chemical Attack: OPCW-UN JIM

New York (ABC Live): OPCW-UN JIM : The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) was responsible for using sulfur mustard in a September 2016 attack in Umm Hawsh and the Syrian Government was accountable for the release of sarin in an April 2017 attack in Khan Shaykhun, the head of a Security Council-mandated investigation said Tuesday. “There has …

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Judicial Proceedings Records Comes under RTI Act :CIC

New Delhi (ABC Live): Judicial Proceedings Records : The Central Information Commission today once gain opined that  judicial proceedings and records  come under the definition of  public records thus open for public access under Right to Information act , even if information seeker  is not party to the said proceedings, has a right to secure desired information. As per information …

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Nuclear Energy to Mitigate Climate Change Affects : IAEA

New Delhi (ABC Live): IAEA: Nuclear power remains an important option for many countries to strengthen energy security and mitigate the effects of global warming and air pollution, but substantial growth in its use is needed for the world to meet its climate goals, according to an IAEA international conference that concluded in the United Arab Emirates today. The some 700 …

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