Page-40 of Current Affairs - August, 2017

SC bans use of five heavy metals in firecrackers

The Supreme Court has imposed ban on use of five harmful heavy metals like lithium, antimony, mercury, arsenic and lead in the manufacturing of firecrackers as they cause air pollution. The SC order came on a 2015 petition filed by three Delhi children who had requested the apex court to intervene to regulate the use ..

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19th RCEP Trade Negotiating Committee Meeting held in Hyderabad

The 19th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC) meetings and other related meetings were held in Hyderabad, Telangana. Besides, the 19th round of TNC, parallel meetings were also held by the three main Working Groups on Trade in goods, services and investment. Working Groups in other areas like electronic ..

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India-Bhutan New Trade and Transit agreement come into force

The new bilateral Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan came into force from July 2017. The new agreement aims to further strengthen the bilateral trade relations between both countries. The new agreement signed in November 2016 provides for a free trade regime between the territories of India and Bhutan. It also ..

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BSF and NSDC sign MoU on Skill Development

The Border Security Force (BSF) signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The MoU will enable NSDC to provide skill training to retired and retiring BSF personnel, as well as to the population residing in the border areas. Key Facts The collaboration between BSF and NSDC aims to train and ..

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