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Even After Allegations of Illegal Exports India Not to Ban IREL to Export Monazite

New Delhi (ABC Live): Indian Government has not imposed a ban on the export of Monazite from the country. Reports have appeared in certain sections of the press suggesting illegal exports of monazite. Monazite is a prescribed substance under the Atomic Energy Act 1962. Since Monazite is a `prescribed substance`, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, as …

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Government Confirms Hike of Price of 1650MW EPR for Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant

Jaitapur (ABC Live):The techno-commercial offer given by M/s. Areva, France to devise appropriate business model for scope of work, cost, etc for the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant to arrive at viable tariff and project proposal will be subject to outcome of ongoing discussions with them. Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prim Minister’s Office Shri V.Narayansamy gave …

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India Owns US$ 388.5 Billion External Debt on June 1, 2013

Mumbai (ABC Live):With sharp widening of CAD during the first quarter of 2013-14 as compared to the preceding quarter and increased reliance on debt financing, external debt remained at an elevated level. However, the rise in external debt was more than fully offset by the valuation gains resulting from appreciation of the US dollar against other major currencies and against …

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India Not to Declare Cancer As Notifiable Disease

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Government of India does not propose to declare Cancer as a notifiable disease.   The National Cancer Registry Programme is already implemented by National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR), Bangaluru, under the aegis of Indian Council of Medical Research. The data made available is sufficient for the programme and policy related to cancer prevention and control in the …

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Indian Government Admits Encroachment of 12364 Acres Defence Land

New Delhi (ABC Live): About 12364 acres of Defence land (as on 3.9.2012) is under encroachment. State wise details are given in Annexure-I. Action for removal of encroachment is taken under the provisions of Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971 as well as under the Cantonments Act, 2006.  Detailed instructions emphasizing the need for ensuring vigilance, detection and prevention …

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At Present India-Russia are Working on 4 Joint Defence Ventures

New Delhi (ABC Live): The details & present status of Joint Venture proposals between Indian Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs)/Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)/Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and Russia are as below: Multi-role Transport Aircraft Ltd (MTAL): The Joint Venture company MTAL was incorporated on 1st December, 2010 with the participation of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), India and United …

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Read Latest Border Defence Cooperation Agreement Between India, China

New Delhi (ABC Live): There is no commonly delineated Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China. There are areas along the border where India and China have differing perceptions of the LAC. Due to both sides undertaking patrolling upto their respective perceptions of the LAC, transgressions do occur.  Government regularly takes up any transgression with the Chinese side through established mechanisms. …

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China Boots Intellectual Property Patent Filings: WIPO Report

New York (ABC Live):9 December 2013 – Intellectual property patent filings worldwide grew at their fastest pace in almost two decades in 2012, driven by China, according to the United Nations agency charged with protecting inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright. The UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said in its annual report released today the patent filings grew by …

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UNSC Removes Name of Serbian illicit Arms Dealer Slobodan Tesic Form Travel Ban List

New York (ABC Live):The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1521 (2003) concerning Liberia decided on 29 November 2013 to Remove  of Serbian illicit arms dealer Slobodan Tesic from the list of individuals subject to the travel restrictions imposed by paragraph 4 (a) of resolution 1521 (2003) (the travel ban list).  The measures no longer apply to Mr. Slobodan TEŠIĆ. Back …

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World Needs 70 per cent More Food by 2050 to 9.6 Billion Global Population

New York (ABC Live):3 December 2013  The world will need 70 per cent more food, as measured by calories, to feed a global population of 9.6 billion in 2050, and must achieve this through improvements in the way people produce and consume, according to a report released today by the United Nations and its partners. “Over the next several decades, …

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