April 2012

May 1, 2012

China launches 2 more satellites

China successfully launched 2 more satellites for its proposed Beidou Global Navigation and Positioning Network being built to counter the US Global Position System (GPS). With these two satellites,

May 1, 2012

Northern Railway launches ticket vending machines

The Northern Railway has introduced Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVM) for buying platform and second class journey tickets with smart card. The ATVMs will be unmanned and operated by

May 1, 2012

Need to curb paid news syndrome: CEC

Addressing the 3rd Conference of Heads of Election Management Bodies of the SAARC nations in New Delhi, the Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi held that practices like ‘paid news’

May 1, 2012

Govt allows fresh cotton exports

The Group of Ministers (GoM), meeting chaired by the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, which reviewed the cotton exports situation has settled to allow fresh exports of cotton. It has

April 29, 2012

Govt to sell more grains through open market, PDS

In order to clear space for stashing away fresh grains, several options are being considered by the Govt, including providing more food-grain into the PDS (Public Distribution System) and

April 29, 2012

‘Escaped China activist in US protection’

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is under US protection in Beijing after a dauntless escape from 19 months under house arrest, in a drama that endangers to erupt new