Category Archives: 2016-03-March

Falkland Islands in Argentinian waters: United Nations committee

The UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf has expanded Argentina’s maritime territory to include the waters surrounding the Falkland Islands.

This decision was welcomed by Argentina, and gives the country fresh impetus in its continued claims to …

Government permits selective 100 per cent FDI in e-commerce

The government permitted 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment in the market place format of e-commerce retailing in order to attract more foreign investments.

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has permitted guarded permission for FDI in e-commerce:

  • The

Chinese demand for ivory alternative, threatens rare Hornbill bird

Increased demand for alternative ivory in China has now threatened Hornbill, due to curb on illegal ivory trade of African elephant. So, Chinese effort provided safety to African elephant but on the other hand it ringed alarm bell for the …

Nuclear Security Summit and India: opportunity & constraints

The fourth Nuclear Security Summit to be held in Washington, D.C. from March 31-April 1, 2016, gains importance from the fact that

  1. It will be the fourth and last for its proposer, President Barack Obama, who launched it in Washington

MoEFCC notifies revised rules to manage e-waste

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change notified the revised e-waste management rules 2016 under which improper management of such refuse leading to environment damage will invite financial penalty.

E-Waste Management Rules 2016 will replace the norms, those were …

Resolution introduced in US House to bring India on par with NATO allies

A Congressional resolution has been introduced by Congressman George Holding, ahead of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s visit to India to bring India on par with NATO allies.

 It aims

  • To bring India on a par with America’s NATO allies in

Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana

PMGY is planned on the pattern of Indira Awas Yojana and will be implemented in the entire country, except Delhi and Chandigarh.

PMGY encompasses three basic need of human being

  1. Housing
  2. Drinking water
  3. Sanitation

Aims and

Arab League divided over Hezbollah: branded as a terrorist group

The Arab League finally branded Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group a terrorist organization. The decision came during a foreign ministers’ meeting of the Arab League at the organization’s seat in Cairo. Though the decision was not unanimous as Lebanon and Iraq …

China will oppose India’s NSG bid

China made it clear that it will not back India’s bid alone to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group.  Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei asserted that any decision on the inclusion of new members will be based on “consensus” and …

Cabinet approves HELP & new pricing policy for gas discoveries

The Union Cabinet approved a new pricing formula for gas discoveries made in difficult-to-access areas such as deep-sea, ultra-deep sea and high-temperature, high-pressure areas. It was done to incentivize hydrocarbon exploration in India. The formula will be based on a …

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