ADB extends $200 million loan to Assam for urban improvement Asian Development Bank (ADB) extends $200 million loan in order to develop water supply and other urban services in two key cities of Assam: Guwahati and Dibrugarh Projects are to be finished by December 2017 “Poverty benchmark not final”- Clarifies Planning Commission Tendulkar Committee’s criterion ..
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Supreme Court: Compensation for land acquisitions to be based on market value The Supreme Court held that compensation given by the Govt to farmers when acquiring their land should be decided on the basis of its market value The court passed the order while hearing a bunch of petitions filed by the land owners seeking ..
ADB to render grant of $ 25.1 million to Nepal ADB: The Asian Development Bank ADB to provide a render assistance of $25.1 million to Nepal Govt for the execution of HIMALI (High Mountain Agri-business and Livelihood Improvement) project and for Capital and infrastructure Capacity Support project HIMALI project comprises 3 components- Mountain agri-business development ..
New Framework guidelines for Eco-tourism The Ministry of Environment and Forests has come up with a detailed set of framework guidelines for eco-tourism, in which it asks the state Governments to check unplanned tourism in and around natural eco-systems in the country. The states have been asked to prepare site-specific eco-tourism plan for each of ..
The Arab Republic of Egypt is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. So, Egypt is a transcontinental country. This country is a major power in Africa, Mediterranean as well as in the Middle East. In the last week of January, protests began in Egypt ..
Places in News:Where is Goddess Shri Maduraialaiamman Temple?Goddess Shri Maduraialaiamman Temple is in Tiruchirapalli. On 18 February 2010, hundreds of devotees from different parts of Tamil Nadu participated in the ‘Mahakumbhabhishekam’ (consecration) of Goddess Shri Maduraialaiamman Temple. Persons in News:What is Mahesh Rangarajan committee related to?Mahesh Rangarajan led 11-member Committee will submit its report about ..
October 27, 2009: 2009 India-Nepal Treaty of Trade and Agreement of Cooperation to Control Unauthorized Trade2009 India-Nepal Treaty of Trade and Agreement of Cooperation to Control Unauthorized Trade was signed in Kathmandu by Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma and his Nepalese counterpart Rajendra Mahto.Salient Features: Raising the number of trade points from existing 22 ..
Supplement To Foreign Trade Policy 2004-09 for the year 2009-10 was announced by Commerce Minister Kamal Nath on February 26, 2009.1. Rupees 325 Crores would be provided under Promotional Schemes for Leather, Textile etc. for exports made with effect from 1.4.09.2. Benefit of 5% under FPS has been notified for export of Handmade carpets, in ..