Page-7 of Current Affairs - August, 2014

Supreme Court advisory: No tainted ministers

In a subtle yet strong worded document, the highest court of appeal in India, has gone ahead to advise the PM and CMs of various states not to include any tainted ministers in the cabinet against whom serious charges have been framed in both civil and criminal cases. Resting its advice on the principle of ..

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Comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria India (STCI) launched

In a proposal to augment its sustainability offerings, the Union Ministry of Tourism launched the comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India (STCI) for accommodation, tour operators and beaches, backwaters, lakes and rivers sectors. STCI has been launched to develop tourism in India based on principles of sustainability and minimizing carbon footprints. While talking about sustainability, ..

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Dot Bharat (.भारत) domain lauched by Govt.

Union Government launched a new domain Dot Bharat (.भारत) in Devanagari script . Originally the domain will cover 8 languages like Hindi, Bodo, Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali and Sindhi. These 8 languages are from the list of 22 languages that has been contained in the Schedule-8 of the Constitution of India. Objective of “ .भारत ” domain: ..

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Asian Development Bank commits to $9billion loan to India

ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao who is in New Delhi for a 2-day visit has committed to a $ 9 billion loan to India over a period of 3 years for development of the nation on various fronts. Key areas under focus Nakao patted the government for a very positive and forward-looking budget. He expressed ..

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Union Cabinet revokes restriction of one LPG cylinder per month

Union Cabinet announced to withdraw the limitation of one LPG cylinder per month per household. However, the Union Cabinet did not alter the overall cap of 12 subsidized cylinders per year. Consumers will now get 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg at subsidized price in a year, even if they don’t consume one bottle/month. The government decided to ..

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