Page-3 of Current Affairs - December, 2011

Russia: Putin for expansion of SCO membership

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told the SCO s Council of Ministers summit in St Petersburg that Russia favoured the expansion of the membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Enlargement will add to the SCO s capabilities, authority and influence. Russia also supported the idea of creating an energy club within the framework of ..

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Validity of cheques, drafts cut to 3 months

From April 1, 2012, the cheques and bank drafts will have a life of just three months instead of the earlier six months. RBI has recently issues a notification that these instruments will have to be presented within three months from the date of issue as it has been brought to its notice by the ..

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Rs 373 crore to be spent till 2014 under National Saffron Mission

Saffron has been cultivated for thousands of years to be used in medicines, perfumes, dyes and as a wonderful flavoring agent for foods and beverages. Kashmir saffron is a high value, low volume crop and the quality of saffron is among the best in the world particularly because of its rich color and flavor. A ..

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Cabinet clears amendments to the Prasar Bharati Bill

Union Cabinet has cleared the proposal to make some official amendments to the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Amendment Bill, 2010 pending in Rajya Sabha in Parliament. One of the amendments is to Section 11(2) of the Act to make the status of the Prasar Bharati employees clear. Now words and until their retirement ..

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Railways reduces ‘Tatkal’ reservation period to 1 day to check misuse

Measures taken by the Railways to prevent the misuse of Tatkal travel scheme by agents/unscrupulous elements during opening hours of the reservation counters. The Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of Tatkal scheme is reduced from two days to one day excluding the day of journey from the train originating station. For example, if train is to ..

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