Page-36 of Current Affairs - February, 2015

IRCTC launches cash on delivery system to book train tickets on pilot basis

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched cash on delivery (CoD) system for rail ticketing. With this initiative, passengers can now book a rail ticket online and get it delivered at home where the payment can be made. IRCTC has launched this CoD scheme on pilot basis. Initially, this service will be available ..

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RBI keeps key rates unchanged but changes statutory liquidity ratio

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced sixth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement. In its bi-monthly monetary policy statement, RBI has not changed its main lending rate i.e.Repo Rate and cash reserve ratio (CRR). But changed statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) of scheduled commercial banks. On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving ..

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RIC Forum calls for early conclusion of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism

Russia, India and China have called for an early conclusion of negotiations on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism in the RIC Forum held in Beijing. In this regard, a joint communiqué was issued by 3 nations in the 13th trilateral meeting of foreign ministers, under this forum. India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Chinese ..

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First major trials of Ebola vaccine begins in Liberia

The first large-scale human trials of two experimental vaccines against Ebola virus has begun in Liberia’s capital Monrovia. With help of these vaccines, scientists are aiming to immunise more than 30,000 volunteers, including front-line health workers in Liberia. These trials are taking place after smaller studies determined that the vaccines were safe for human use. However, ..

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World Wetlands Day is being observed on 2 February

Every year World wetland day (WWD) is observed on 2 February. The theme for the world wetland day 2015 is Wetlands for our future. Significance of Day This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands also called as Ramsar Convention on 2 February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar. ..

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