Current Affairs - February, 2013
Owing to increased popularity of Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains, there is also a demand for higher travel comfort. Thus, was felt the need for the special AC luxury class by Railway Minister and named ‘Anubhuti’ coaches. These with more facilities would be introduced in Shatabdi trains at the earliest. Some facts about of Anubhuti coaches: ..
Expressing concern at the rise in offences against women, the Rajya Sabha approved the amended the Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, that seeks to provide protection to women in unorganized and organized sectors including the private sector. The Bill covers harassment of domestic help and agriculture workers. The Bill, which ..
Rajat Gupta has been ordered to pay $6.2 million for legal expenses incurred by his former employer Goldman Sachs during his trial. Rajat Gupta (64) is India-born former Goldman Sachs director who was sentenced to two year last year for insider trading. In US, the banks by laws are required to pay the legal fees ..
The Directorate-General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) has held back approvals for work programme (WP) and budget for KG-DWN-98/3 (KG-D6) block for 2012-13 and 2013-14. DGH has sought an explanation on various issues including the decision of the operator to cancel the plan of drilling two approved development wells and inability to adhere to the management committee ..
India held that Sri Lanka would have to fix accountability for the alleged violation of human rights and torture of Tamils and assure a sustainable settlement of issues pertaining to them. The UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Commission) has took up for discussion a U.S.-sponsored resolution on issues related to Sri Lanka. The External Affairs ..