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Modi Rolls His Geopolitics Agenda At Second Raisina Dialogue

New Delhi (ABC Liv): Second Raisina Dialogue : Today seems to be a day of speeches. Just a while ago we heard President Xi and Prime Minister May. Here I am with my words. Perhaps an overdose for some. Or a problem of plenty for 24/7 News Channels. It is a great privilege to speak to you at the inauguration ... Read More »

Draft Fuel Efficiency Norms for Heavy Duty Vehicles

New Delhi (ABC Live): Draft Fuel Efficiency Norms :The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said that the draft norms on fuel efficiency for heavy duty vehicles will be released on 1st April, 2017. The Minister made the announcement during his address at the Saksham 2017, month long awareness drive on fuel conservation, at ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu Signs Power For All Document

New Delhi (ABC Live):Power For All : The Ministry of Power, Government of India signed the MoU for Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) with Tamil Nadu in New Delhi, on 9th January, 2017. Also, with the signing of the ‘24×7 Power For All (PFA)’ roadmap document with the State, the roadmap for all the 28 States, except one, and all the 7 Union Territories in the country have now been finalized and ... Read More »

Public Comments on Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules

New Delhi (ABC Live): Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules :The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has invited comments on the draft notification of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules), 2016. The Ministry will be notifying the proposed draft Rules in the Gazette of India for public information.  Any interested person can make any suggestion ... Read More »

India, Kazakhstan Sign Protocol to Amend DTAC

New Delhi (ABC Live): India and Kazakhstan signed here today in the national capital a Protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) between the two countries which was earlier signed on 9th December, 1996 for the avoidance of double taxation and for the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. Salient features of the Protocol ... Read More »

Corporate Banks Defaulters List to Be Public

New Delhi (ABC Live): Corporate Banks Defaulters List :The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday has directed Government of India to make public the names of entities, who are defaulters in paying their banks loans of Rs 500 crore or above in four weeks. A bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud ... Read More »

Supreme Court Rules No Vote Seeking on Religion, Caste

New Delhi (ABC Live) :The Supreme Court on Monday reiterated that the secular character of the India is an essential part of Indian democracy. The Apex Court ruled that candidates contesting elections cannot seek votes on the grounds of the religion, caste, creed, community or language of voters. “The Constitution forbids state from mixing religion with politics,” ruled a seven-judge ... Read More »

ISRO Develops Indigenous Vertical Planetary Mixer

Mumbai (ABC Live):Vertical Planetary Mixer : Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) uses solid motors of 139 ton capacity for PSLV/GSLV flights and 200 ton capacity for the GSLV Mk III flights as part of their first stage. These motors are produced in the indigenously developed Solid Propellant Plants of ISRO at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Srihairkota. Propellant mixing is ... Read More »

CSIR Synchronizes Indian Standard Time with UTC

New Delhi (ABC Live):  Indian Standard Time : Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) -National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) is the custodian of Indian Standard Time (IST) and has the responsibility for realization, establishment, maintenance and dissemination of IST through an act of Parliament. A “Leap Second” is added every now and then to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to synchronize clocks worldwide with the Earth’s ... Read More »

India Signs DTAA Treaty with Singapore

New Delhi (ABC Live):DTAA Treaty : India and Singapore have amended the DTAA Treaty for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, by signing a Third Protocol today. This is in line with India’s treaty policy to prevent double non-taxation, curb revenue loss and check the menace of black money through ... Read More »