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DRDO, MBDA France Sign MoU to Develop Short Range-Surface to Air Missile

New Delhi (ABC Live): A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed on 18th December 2007 between Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Department of Defence Production (DDP) and M/s MBDA, France to undertake development of Short Range-Surface to Air Missile (SR-SAM) jointly by DRDO & M/s MBDA and production by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). DRDO has completed development of …

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India Army Faces Shortage of 12372 Officers, 39839 Subordinates

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Indian Army, Navy and Air Force are facing acute shortage of 12372 officers and 39839 subordinates as on 31.12.2013. Details of the shortage of the manpower in the Armed Forces service-wise are as under:- Army Navy (as on 30.6.2013) Air Force (as on 1.7.2013) Officers (as on 1.1.2013) PBORs (as on 1.4.2013) Officers Sailors Officers …

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After Initial Operational Clearance in 2013 LCA Tejas All Set to Join Indian Air Force

New Delhi (ABC Live): There have been delays in the indigenous development of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA-Tejas) and the Project to co-develop Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). The LCA has attained Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) on 20th December, 2013 paving its way to induction into IAF. In the FGFA project the PD phase has been completed in June, 2013. The …

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CIL to Supply 75 percent of Coal Demand of India Thermal Power Plants by 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Government has decided for supply of domestic coal to Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) for upto a capacity of 78,000 MW commissioned / to be commissioned during upto 31.03.2015. Keeping in view the availability, supply of domestic coal from Coal India Limited (CIL) sources has been fixed at 65%, 65%, 67% and 75% during the remaining …

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Coal Ministry Decides Cancel 29 Coal Blocks in 2012-13 for Non Performance

New Delhi (ABC Live): The progress of development of coal blocks and associated end use plants is reviewed by an Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) under the chairpersonship of Additional Secretary, Ministry of Coal having members from Ministry/Department of Power, Steel, Industrial Policy & Promotion, Legal Affairs and Economic Affairs. Based on the recommendations of IMG following blocks have been de-allocated during …

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China Launches Fourth Research Base Taishan in Antarctic

New Delhi (ABC Live): China has officially start a fourth Antarctic research base, the State Oceanic Administration said here on Saturday. The new Taishan station is located between Zhongshan and Kunlun stations at an altitude of 2,600 meters. It can accommodate up to 20 people during the Antarctic summer, and is equipped with a runway for fixed-wing aircraft, specially designed …

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UN Bats for Rule of Law for Sustainable Development

New York (ABC Live): United Nations argues its members states to implement Rule of Law for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at a side event to the eighth session of the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals:  Measuring the Rule of Law and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, in New York today: I …

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CCI Imposes Rs.55.42 Lakhs Penalty on Ferozepur Chemists and Druggists Association

New Delhi (ABC Live):Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs.55.42 lakhs on Chemists and Druggists Association, Ferozepur(CDAF) and its office bearers. Penalty has been imposed on the basis of information filed by M/s Arora Medical Hall, Ferozepur alleging contravention of the provisions of Competition Act. The informant had alleged that the CDAF had imposed conditions to …

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India Proposes to Secure USD 500 Million World Bank Loan for Ultra Mega Solar Power Project

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has submitted a proposal to the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) for posing to World Bank for loan assistance of USD 500 million for implementation of first phase of 750 MW of an Ultra Mega Solar Power Project of 4000 MW cumulative capacity to be set up on vacant land …

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India Provides Rs. 40,000 for e-Gram Panchayat

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Government of India is providing funds to States/UTs under e-enablement component of Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikarn Abhiyan (RGPSA)and Rs. 40,000 is given to each Gram Panchayat for computer, Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), printer etc. subject to eligibility conditions. Ministry of Panchayati Raj has also provided 10 software applications under e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (MMP) that seek …

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