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Government Takes Steps to Avoid Public Agitations against Nuclear Power Plants

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Central Government in consultation with the State Governments has taken following action for prior  disposal of grievances of local residents where new projects are being set up to avoid public agitation such as the one that took place at Kudankulam Nuclear Plant; Consultation during Land Acquisition process: After ‘in principle’ approval of a site by the Government, Nuclear Power Corporation of …

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Russia Accuses US for Violating Bank Secrecy, Vienna Convention for Harassing 49 Russian Diplomats

Moscow (ABC Live): Russian Foreign Ministry accused the U.S. of violating bank secrecy and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The accusations came in light of the incident with insurance fraud, of which US officials accused Russian diplomats. “The U.S. authorities have violated several provisions of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, as well as just ordinary rules of diplomatic …

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China Unveils Its Five Year Anti Corruption Plan

Beijing (ABC Live): The Communist Party of China (CPC) has expressed its commitment to firmly fight against corruption by its “high-handed posture” by 2017. “If the problems of work styles and corruption are not handled properly, they will critically harm the Party, and even lead the Party or nation to perish,” said a five-year (2013-2017) plan on building a system …

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Russian Soldier Drives BMP- 2 Tank to Nearby Town to Buy Cigarettes

Kaliningrad (ABC Live): In Kaliningrad, Russian military Solider Arthur Vilgert was accused of causing more than 1.8 million rubles of damage to the Defense Ministry of Russia by driving an infantry fighting vehicle (BMP- 2), to buy cigarettes in the nearby town of Pravdinsk. The Military man hijacked a military vehicle for no particular purpose. Vilgert, in a state of …

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National Commission for Women Gets 458 Complaints of Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Places

New Delhi (ABC Live): The numbers of complaints of sexual harassment of women at work places registered with National Commission for Women (NCW) during the last two years and current years shows the increasing trends. The State/UT wise data of complaints registered with NCW for sexual harassment of women at work places during the last three years and the current …

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Indian Government Allots Rs.1350 Crores to Increase 4058 PG Seats in Medical Colleges

New Delhi (ABC Live): To ensure availability of trained human resources in health sector, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has implemented a new centrally sponsored scheme with a funding pattern of 75% by the Centre and 25% by the State Government for strengthening and upgradation of State Government Medical Colleges for starting new PG disciplines and increasing PG seats …

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IGIA Owns Airport Collaborative Decision Making for Perfect Landing, Takeoff

New Delhi (ABC Live):Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri K. C. Venugopal informed the Lok Sabha today that Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), Delhi has recently introduced an advance system called Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) to curb delays in landing and take-offs and make them precise and predictable. Airport Collaborative Decision Making works on target timings rather than …

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India Not to Relax Compensation Provisions for US Nuclear Supply Company Westing House Corp

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Government is not going to relax the rules relating to compensation prescribed in Section 17(b) of Nuclear Civil Liability Act, for an American company, Westing House Corp. Hence the question of Government s’ acceding to the request of the company or providing relaxations so far or to grant any kind of relaxation to other companies …

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NHAI Converts 14,000 km Highway into Four Lanes by 2012

New Delhi (ABC Live):About 14,000 km length of National Highways has been converted to four lanes during the last ten years i.e. 2004 to 2012 by National Highways Authority of India. As compared to Item-rate contract, construction risk is passed on to the contractor/concessionaire in EPC/ Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) mode. As such no cost and time overrun is contemplated in these …

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CBI Registers FIR Against , Five Its Aides Companies

New Delhi (ABC Live): The investigation by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is in progress. The reply of Agusta Westland to the showcause notice is under process. This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri SukhenduSekhar Roy in Rajya Sabha today. Further, CBI has informed that: (i)     It has registered a case No.RC2172013A0003 …

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